American Indian Festival

2017 Festival

 
  • Saturday, October 21, 2017
  • 10 am - 4 pm
  • Patuxent River Park
    16000 Croom Airport Road
    Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Performers


  • Master of Ceremonies: Keith Colston
  • Arena Director: Michael Nephew
  • Head Dancers: Steve and Rie Miller
  • Color Guard: Vevita
  • Host Drum: Medicine Horse  Singers
  • Guest Drum: Yapatoko
  • Musical Guests: Ron Warren, Dawn Avery
American Indian Festival

Free Activities 
Celebrate the rich and diverse cultures of Native Americans at the annual "American Indian Festival," featuring:
  • Live performances of traditional and contemporary music
  • Dancing
  • Drumming
  • Singing
  • Storytelling
Interactive Exhibits


Interactive exhibits and demonstrations include:
  • Archery
  • Artifacts
  • Beading
  • Finger weaving
  • Flint knapping
  • Genealogy
  • Hand-made tools
  • Languages
  • Live Birds of Prey display
  • Multiple Native crafts and games
  • Native horsemanship
  • Pre-contact life skills
  • Regalia

Activities With Nominal Fees


  • Basket Craft $3
  • Design your own t-shirt $8
  • Horse and Pony Rides $3
  • Multiple raffles (tickets are $1) include:
    • Collectible "Pendleton" blanket
    • Collectible "Pendleton" crib blanket
    • Quality Native American flute
  • Traditional Native food and other festival favorites
  • Vendors
    • Arts
    • Books
    • Flutes
    • Jewelry
    • Music
    • Native made items

Festival Coordinators