American Indian culture gets high visibility in downtown Oklahoma City during the Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival and Parade. Dancers in their feathered- and beaded-best can be seen walking all around Cox Convention Center as they come for fellowship and to win. From Friday, June 7-Sunday, June 9, the festival brings members of hundreds of tribes from around the country to celebrate through art, music and dance. A grand parade on Friday morning opens the main event with dance participants in full regalia. The powwow arena opens soon after for dance demonstrations, gourd dancing and contest dancing. Throughout, guests will find a number of vendors selling merchandise and traditional goods such as hand-woven baskets and tapestries, jewelry, sculpture, pottery and fine art painting. Before it’s all over, everyone will know their northern drum from their southern. Tickets are $7.50-$10, available at For more about the festival and the Red Earth Museum, visit Hundreds of competitive powwow dancers and Native American artists visit downtown Oklahoma City for a week of celebration of culture through dance, art and music at the Cox Convention Center.

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