Friday, June 5 through Sunday, June 7 –
The Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival turns 29 and celebrates the American Indian June 5 through 7 at the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City. A festival that was just named in the Top 10 for America’s Best Arts Festival by USA Today’s readers brings American Indian artists and dancers from across North America to Oklahoma City for a weekend of culture and heritage. During the juried art show and market, visitors can see and purchase artwork from top artists that include beadwork, basketry, jewelry, pottery, sculptures, paintings, graphics and attire. The Red Earth Fancy Dance Competition will feature some of the best in American Indian dance, and the grand parade, as it does every year, will open the festival’s doors to the community, bringing American Indian spirit to the streets of downtown Oklahoma City: Bands, floats, honor guards, dignitaries and more make for a colorful and vibrant celebration. The parade will start at 10 a.m. on June 5 on a route that circles the Myriad Botanical Gardens. For more information, visit www.redearth.org.