Discover Native American OKC Events

American Indian traditions and creative contributions are embedded in OKC’s past, present and future. Oklahoma City offers a unique opportunity to experience rich Native American events and culture throughout the year, as well as in November for Native American Heritage Month. We invite you to immerse yourself in the drum circles, witness the beauty of intricate beadwork and learn about fascinating stories passed down through generations in OKC.

Red Earth Events for All Ages

Red Earth, a renowned organization dedicated to preserving and promoting Native American art and culture, hosts a variety of events year-round.

Its signature event, the Red Earth Festival, occurs in March and brings together hundreds of acclaimed Native American artists showcasing their exceptional work in various mediums, from paintings and sculptures to jewelry and textiles. Witness captivating dance performances and musical presentations that bring cultural traditions to life.

Plan your visit for October to experience Red Earth FallFest. Held at the Myriad Botanical Gardens in downtown OKC, this free, family friendly event features a lively parade, a bustling arts and crafts market teeming with unique treasure and a Youth Powwow to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day.

As the holiday season approaches, join Red Earth for its annual TreeFest held at its downtown gallery. Participating tribes from across Oklahoma each decorate a tree with handcrafted ornaments and art objects that represent their distinctive and diverse cultures that are on display. This festive event provides an opportunity to find one-of-a-kind Native American art pieces perfect for adorning your home or gifting to loved ones.

Must-Attend First Americans Museum Happenings

Delve deeper into the awe-inspiring stories of Oklahoma's Native American tribes at the First Americans Museum (FAM). This renowned institution goes beyond static exhibits, boasting a vibrant calendar of events and programs throughout the year honoring the histories of the 39 distinctive First American Nations in Oklahoma.  

In April, attend Indigenous Pop Culture Expo (IndigiPopX), a unique event showcasing the creativity of contemporary Native American artists and dispelling stereotypes. Witness the cultural significance of celestial phenomena through special celebrations for the Summer and Winter Solstices. Don't miss the Indigenous Peoples Day celebration in October, a lively festival bursting with cultural demonstrations, educational talks and the chance to experience the rich heritage of Oklahoma's tribes firsthand.

Experience the vibrant tapestry of Native American history and culture found throughout Oklahoma City! From stunning artistry showcased at Red Earth events to fun and educational events at FAM, there's something for everyone. To delve deeper, check out our 2-day Native American OKC itinerary and explore the community’s history and cultural attractions.