Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation

Special Events

Join Us in Celebrating Native American Indian Culture and Heritage at the


6th Annual American Indian Festival - at Patuxent River Park!


Sponsored By:  The Natural and Historical Resources Division of M-NCPPC

                         Hosted By:  Patuxent River Park


Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014  


Time: 10 am to 4 pm


Festival Location: Beautiful and scenic Patuxent River Park located at 16000 Croom Airport Road, Upper Marlboro 20772, picnic and campground area.


FREE Admission and Parking! Two fields of free activities for children and adults! 


Arena-side Field Free Activities: Live traditional and contemporary music, drummers, singers, dancers, special hoop dance performance followed by audience hoop dance participation, Indian crafts, early native technologies re-enactments, interactive educational exhibits and demonstrations, and live birds of prey.


Upper Field Free Activities: Native horsemanship and bareback riding demonstrations, storytelling, archery (age & height restrictions apply), Indian games of skill, and special activities at the tipi.


Nominal Fees

·        Basket Making ($2)

·        Horse & Pony Rides ($2)

·        Create Your Own Native Design Tee Shirt at the Art Van ($4)

·        RaffleTicket Sales ($1 or 7/$5)

Prizes Include: a Collectable “Pendleton” Blanket, a Quality Native-Style Flute and more.

(must be present to win)

·        Traditional Foods and Standard Favorites

·        Vendor Sales (jewelry, flutes, CDs, art and more).


Attention Scouting Organizations: Participation in some festival activities may qualify towards earning requirements or advancements.


Volunteer Opportunity: Students ages 15 & up….Volunteer hours at this festival qualify towards school requirements. For volunteer information, visit, volunteer opportunities.