InWord Journeys



Native American Events
Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah

(Call ahead to check for changes before you go.)

Navajo Dancer

YEAR ROUND
Weekends
Native dances and art demonstrations
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM


DECEMBER 2015

2
Christmas Bazaar
Hopi arts and crafts, food; Moenkopi Legacy Inns and Suites, Tuba City, AZ; http://www.experiencehopi.com/

4
Pueblo Shop and Stroll
Holiday bazaar, White Mountain Apache Crown Dancers, Pueblo gingerbread house contest; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM 505-843-7270; http://www.indianpueblo.org

4-5
Holiday Celebration
1840's living history event, starts Friday evening, reservations needed for evening candlelight tours; Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, CO; http://www.nps.gov/beol/planyourvisit/calendar.htm

5
Christmas Bazaar
Arts and crafts, food, sponsored by Denver Christian Indian Center; Hillcrest Christian Church, Denver, CO; http://www.denvercic.org/

5-6
Winter Arts and Crafts Show
Walatowa Visitor Center, Jemez, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19pueblos/jemez.html

6
Lights of Kuaua
Luminarias light the ruins and grounds, children's activities, music, traditional Pueblo dancing, bonfire; Coronado Historic Site, Bernalillo, NM; http://kuaua.com/events/


Christmas Arts and Crafts Sale
Farmington Civic Center, Farmington, NM; http://www.fmtn.org/indiancenter

10
Mesa Verde Holiday Open House
Spruce Tree House trail lined with luminarias, entertainment, refreshments; Mesa Verde National Park, CO; http://www.nps.gov/meve

11
Crownpoint Rug Auction
Viewing at 4 pm, auction at 7 pm; Crownpoint, NM; http://www.crownpointrugauction.com

22-24
Colorado Indian Market
Arts and crafts vendors, demonstrations, entertainment; Denver Merchandise Mart, Denver, CO; http://www.indianmarket.net/colorado-festival-dates-and-details/

12
Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day
Feast Day dances; Pojoaque Pueblo, NM; http://pojoaque.org/visit


Light Among the Ruins
Farolitos, Native American flute music and dancers perform between the bonfires at Gisewa Pueblo; Jemez Historic Site, Jemez Springs, NM 505-829-3530; http://www.jemezsprings.org/22-visitorinformation/welcome/262-light-among-the-ruins-2015.html


Young Native Artists Holiday Show and Sale
Children and grandchildren of the artists of the Palace portal; Meem Community Room, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM; http://www.museumofnewmexico.org/calendar.php?month=12

12-13
Pueblo Grande Indian Market
Music and dance performances, artist demonstrations, shopping, traditional food; Phoenix, AZ; http://www.puebloegrande.org/indian-market/

13
Winter Traditions
Native American dancing, hands-on activities, storytelling; Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe, NM; http://www.indianartsandculture.org/calendar

19
Poeh Museum Holiday Market
Poeh Cultural Center and Museum, Pojoaque Pueblo, NM; http://poehcenter.org/event/holiday-market/

21
Winter Solstice
Sunrise alignment at Kin Kletso ruin, by reservation; Chaco Culture National Historical Park, NM; http://www.nps.gov/chcu/index.htm


Winter Solstice
Sunrise walk to solstice marker; Bandelier National Monument, NM; http://www.nps.gov/band/index.htm

23
Navajo Children's Live Nativity
Drive-thru experience; Four Corners Home for Children, Farmington, NM; http://www.navajoministries.org/

24
Christmas Bazaar
Hopi arts and crafts, food; Moenkopi Legacy Inns and Suites, Tuba City, AZ; http://www.experiencehopi.com/

24-25
Christmas
Many New Mexico pueblos celebrate with midnight mass and traditional dance, in particular Acoma, Tesuque, Nambe, Taos, Picuris, San Felipe and Zia. Contact the Indian Pueblo Culture Center for information on these and other pueblos, 505-843-7270; http://www.indianpueblo.org

26-31
Holidays at the Heard
Indian music and performances including hoop and fancy dancing, artists demonstrations, fry bread, hands-on activities; Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ; http://heard.org/events/holidays/

28
Holy Innocents Day
Children's dances; Santa Clara Pueblo, NM 505-753-7330; Picuris Pueblo, NM 575-587-2519; http://picurispueblo.org/9322.html


JANUARY 2016

9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30
Native Trails
Presented by Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation to celebrate Native American culture with traditional music, arts and crafts sales, guest performaces; Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale, AZ; http://www.experiencescottsdale.com/event/native-trails/

1
Transfer of the Canes
Various dances at many New Mexico pueblos. Check the Indian Pueblo Culture Center website for information; http://www.indianpueblo.org/


Turtle Dance
Taos Pueblo, NM; http://www.taospueblo.com/events


Flintknapping Demonstration
History Colorado Center, Denver, CO; http://www.historycolorado.org/events

6
King's Day Celebration
Various dances at many New Mexico pueblos. Check the Indian Pueblo Culture Center website for information; http://www.indianpueblo.org/


Deer or Buffalo Dance
Taos Pueblo, NM; http://taospueblo.com/events/

8-10
Native American Fine Arts Festival
Traditional and contemporary art, entertainment, learning opportunities; Litchfield Elementary School, Litchfield Park, AZ; http://www.litchfield-park.org/calendar.aspx

22
Keshjee Shoe Game
Winter night of playful teasing and song to teach this oral history game; Farmington Indian Center, Farmington, NM; http://www.fmtn.org/indiancenter

22-24
Colorado Indian Market
Arts and crafts vendors, demonstrations, entertainment; Denver Merchandise Mart, Denver, CO; http://www.indianmarket.net/colorado-festival-dates-and-details/

23
San Ildefonso Pueblo Feast Day
San Ildefonso Pueblo, NM 505-455-2273

25
St. Paul's Feast Day
Dances; Picuris Pueblo, NM; http://picurispueblo.org/9322.html

31-Feb 15
American Indian Arts Exposition
Gem and mineral show, American Indian artists, demonstrations, sales; Flamingo Inn, Tucson, AZ; http://www.usaindianinfo.com/expo.html


FEBRUARY 2016

11, 18, 20, 25, 27
Native Trails
Presented by Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation to celebrate Native American culture with traditional music, arts and crafts sales, guest performaces, bring blankets and lawn chairs; Civic Center Park, Scottsdale, AZ; http://www.experiencescottsdale.com/event/native-trails/

12
Crownpoint Rug Auction
Viewing at 4 pm, auction at 7 pm; Crownpoint, NM; http://www.crownpointrugauction.com

13-14
World Championship Hoop Dance Contest
Contest with over 70 top dancers from the U.S. and Canada, American Indian food; Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ; http://www.heard.org/hoop/

11-21
Casa Grande Cowboy and Indian Days and All Indian O'Odham Tash Rodeo
Rodeo, parade, arts and crafts, carnival; Casa Grande, AZ; http://casagrandecowboydays.com/

20
Art Auction
Sponsored by Friends of Hubbell Trading Post; Sheraton Hotel, Tucson, AZ; http://FriendsofHubbell.org

21
Archaeology Hike
View ancient features and hear stories of pre-Columbian people in Red Rock State Park; Sedona, AZ; http://azstateparks.com/Parks/RERO/

31-February 14
American Indian Arts Exposition
Native American artists, dancers and musicians, demonstrations, food; Quality Inn, Tucson, AZ; http://www.visittucson.org/includes/calendar-of-events/American-Indian-Arts-Exposition/585/?fromMenu=0


MARCH 2016

January 31-February 14
American Indian Arts Exposition
Native American artists, dancers and musicians, demonstrations, food; Quality Inn, Tucson, AZ; http://www.visittucson.org/includes/calendar-of-events/American-Indian-Arts-Exposition/585/?fromMenu=0

3, 24, 26, 31
Native Trails
Presented by Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation to celebrate Native American culture with traditional music, arts and crafts sales, guest performaces, bring blankets and lawn chairs; Civic Center Park, Scottsdale, AZ; http://www.experiencescottsdale.com/event/native-trails/

5
Arizona Archaeology Expo
Hands-on archaeology booths, arts and jewelry programs and sales; Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Casa Grande, AZ; http://www.nps.gov/findapark/event-listing.htm?eventID=29923


Native Arts Walk
Galleries throughout the Scottsdale Arts District celebrate Native American artists;; Scottsdale, AZ; http://scottsdalegalleries.com/native-arts-artwalk/

5-6
Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market
Juried competition, live mural painting, fashion walkabout, tips for collectors, music and dance performances, food, sale of weavings, jewelry, sculpture, paintings, pottery, carvings, and baskets; Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ; http://www.heard.org/fair/

10-13
Mul-Chu-Tha Fair and Rodeo
Rodeo, carnival, fair, parade, powwow, vendors; Gila River Indian Community, Sacaton, AZ; http://mul-chu-tha.com/

11
Crownpoint Rug Auction
Viewing at 4 pm, auction at 7 pm; Crownpoint, NM; http://www.crownpointrugauction.com

12
Ancient Technology Day
Hands-on activities, food, tours of Park of the Four Waters, cooking and tool-making demonstrations; Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix, AZ; http://www.pueblogrande.org/

19
St. Joseph Feast Day
Harvest and other dances; Laguna Pueblo, NM; http://www.lagunapueblo.org/


Spring Art and Navajo Rug Auction
Smoki Museum, Prescott, AZ; http://www.smokimuseum.org

23
Southwestern Native American Art Sale
Jewelry, pottery and baskets for sale to benefit Arizona State Museum; University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; http://www.statemuseum.arizona.edu/public/

25-27
Denver March Powwow
Intertribal contest dancers and singers, storytellers, vendors and food; Denver Coliseum, Denver, CO; http://denvermarchpowwow.org/

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