This weekend, June 7-9, celebrate with more than 100 Native American tribes as we kick off the 27th Annual Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival! You'll see more than 1,200 American Indian artists and dancers from throughout North America as they gather to celebrate the richness and diversity of their heritage.
It all begins Friday with a grand parade through the streets of Downtown at 10 a.m. From there, the festival heads to the Cox Convention Center for a juried art show, dance competitions and demonstrations, and children's activities. Be sure to check out the Red Earth Art Market, which opens at 11 a.m. following the parade, where you can purchase contemporary and traditional pieces of art including beadwork, basketry, jewelry, pottery, sculpture, paintings, graphics and cultural attire.
Dance demonstrations and competitions will be held throughout the weekend inside the Cox Convention Center Arena. And this isn't your typical dance competition either! You'll see dancing unlike any other when dancers from America's Northern and Southern tribes compete in categories such as Jingle Dress, Cloth, Fancy Shawl and more. If the dance categories don't make you want to see what all the buzz is about, I don't know what will!
So, if you're going to be in Oklahoma City this weekend, then you'll definitely want to be Downtown. To find out more information on the Red Earth Festival, go to www.redearth.org.