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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


NOVEMBER 2018

3
Navajo Rug And American Indian Art Auction
Tips about collecting and live auction, traditional food, portion of proceeds to benefit the museum auxililary; Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix, AZ; http://www.pueblogrande.org/rug-auctions/


Archaeology for Kids
Kids ages 7-12 participate in a simulated excavation of a pit house to learn about the Hohokam and their artifacts, register by Nov 1; Peublo Grande Museum, Phoenix, AZ; https://www.phoenix.gov/parks/arts-culture-history/pueblo-grande/


Star Party
Visit the observatory and learn about the role of the night sky in the lives of the ancestors of the Hopi people; Homolovi State Park, Winslow, AZ; https://azstateparks.com/homolovi/events/

9
Crownpoint Rug Auction
Viewing at 4 pm, auction at 7 pm; Crownpoint, NM; http://www.crownpointrugauction.com

9-11
Adopt A Native Elder Rug Show and Sale
Elders sell rugs, jewelery and baskets, proceeds go directly to the artist, pageants, dances, demonstrations, entertainment; Snow Park Lodge, Park City, UT; http://anelder.org/

11
National Park Free Day
Entrance fee waived to all national parks and monuments; https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/fee-free-parks.htm


Veteran's Day Gourd Dance
American Indian veterans hold this annual dance to honor all veterans; Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix, AZ; http://www.pueblogrande.org/events/museum-events/

12
San Diego Feast Day
Various harvest dances; Tesuque and Jemez Pueblos, NM; https://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

14
Indigenous Film and Arts Festival
In partnership with the Denver American Indian Commission; Ricketson Auditorium, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver, CO; http://www.dmns.org/learn/adults/indigenous-film/

16-18
Pueblo Film Fest
Empowering Women Through Film, screenings, discussions, presentations; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; https://www.indianpueblo.org/centerevent/5th-annual-pueblo-film-fest/

17-19
Orme Dam Victory Days
All-Indian rodeo, powwow, parade, cultural performances, carnival; Fort McDowell fairgrounds, Fort McDowell, AZ; https://www.fmyn.org/event/orme-dam-victory-days-2018/

22
Christmas Light Parade
Call to confirm; Zuni Pueblo, NM 505-782-7238; http://www.zunitourism.com/events_calendar.htm


DECEMBER 2018

2, 9, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19
Native Artist Demonstrations, Holiday Ornament Workshops
Indian Museum of Arts and Culture (MIAC), Santa Fe, NM; http://www.indianartsandculture.org/calendar

1
Young Native Artists Winter Show
Demonstrations and sale of arts and crafts made by children and grandchildren of artists of the Governor's Portal Program; Meem Community Room, New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe, NM; http://www.nmhistorymuseum.org/calendar.php


Holiday Festival
Arts and crafts show; Ute Indian Museum, Montrose, CO; https://www.historycolorado.org/events


Native American Art Market
Meet and buy art from artists of various tribes; Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ; https://musnaz.org/calendar/calendar-of-events/


Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair
Arts and crafts vendors, $1 admission helps fund educational endeavors at Salmon Ruins; McGee Park, Farmington, NM; https://www.salmonruins.com/

2
Kachinas and Kivas: Their Cosmic Connection
Photographs and stories about Hopi spirituality, call to reserve space 928-282-6907; Red Rock State Park, Sedona, AZ; https://azstateparks.com/red-rock/events/kachinas-and-kivas


Christmas Bazaar
Arts and crafts sale, food, entertainment; Moenkopi Legacy Inn and Suites, Tuba City, AZ; https://www.experiencehopi.com/events

7
Evening of Lights
Luminarias light the Aztec West Great House, kids outdoor activity table; Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec, NM; https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?id=957485E1-98BA-190A-06D355874E4EE62B

7-8
Keshmish Festival
Art market; Navajo Nation Museum, Window Rock, AZ; http://www.discovernavajo.com/calendar.aspx

8
Light Among the Ruins
Farolitos among the ruins, Native American flute music and dancers perform between the bonfires, arts and crafts fair, traditional food; Jemez Historic Site, Jemez Springs, NM; http://www.nmhistoricsites.org/jemez


Family Ornament Class
Create a Ute inspired ornament, register at 970-249-3098; Ute Indian Museum, Montrose, CO; https://www.historycolorado.org/event/family-time-ute-ornament-painting-class/2018/12-08

8-9
Pueblo Grande Indian Market
Native American art sale, music and dance performances, artist demonstrations, traditional food; Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix, AZ; http://www.puebloegrande.org/indian-market/

11-12
Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day
Vespers the night before, procession and dances; Pojoaque Pueblo, NM; https://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

12
Guadalupe Feast Day
Matachines dances, art vendors; Jemez Pueblo plaza, NM; https://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

13
Luminaria Holiday Open House
Spruce Tree House Visitor Center, Mesa Verde National Park, CO; https://www.nps.gov/meve/indez.htm

14
Crownpoint Rug Auction
Buy direct from the weavers. Viewing at 4 pm, auction at 7 pm; Crownpoint, NM; http://www.crownpointrugauction.com/

14-16
Santa Fe Winter Indian Market
Music, food, shopping, live auction, toy donations for Santa Fe Indian Center; La Fonda on the Plaza, Santa Fe, NM; http://www.swaia.org/

16
Archaeology Hike
Easy to moderate walk to various features left by the Sinagua and other cultures which have used the area; Red Rock State Park, Sedona, AZ; https://azstateparks.com/red-rock/events/

21
Museum Hill Holiday Stroll
Open house, performances, refreshments, ornament workshop, shopping; Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe, NM; http://www.indianartsandculture.org/calendar


Navajo Children's Live Nativity
Using traditional Navajo clothing and live animals, drive-thru experience, canned food collection; Four Corners Home for Children, Farmington, NM; https://farmingtonnm.org/events/live-navajo-nativity/


Winter Solstice Event
Ranger program about the solstice alignment of sunset along the West Great House wall, cookies and hot cocoa provided, arrive by 4:30 at visitor center; Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec, NM; https://farmingtonnm.org/events/winter-solstice-alignment-obervation/

24-25
Christmas Eve, Christmas Day
Many New Mexico pueblos celebrate with torchlight procession, midnight mass and traditional dances; https://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

26
Turtle Dance
Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

28
Holy Innocents Day
Children's dances; Picuris Pueblo, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/


JANUARY 2019


Crownpoint Rug Auction
Purchase directly from the weavers. Viewing at 4 pm, auction at 7 pm. Check Crownpoint website for January date; Crownpoint, NM; http://www.crownpointrugauction.com/

1
Transfer of the Canes
Various dances at most pueblos in New Mexico to transfer canes of power to the new Pueblo Tribal Officials. Check Indian Pueblo Culture Center website for information; https://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

6
King's Day Celebration
Various dances at many pueblos in New Mexico to honor new Pueblo Tribal officials. Check Indian Pueblo Culture Center website for information; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

12-13
Native American Fine Arts Festival
Traditional and contemporary art, entertainment, demonstrations, learning opportunities; Litchfield Town Center, Litchfield, AZ; http://www.litchfieldparkgathering.com/

18-20
Cave Creek Indian Market
Southwestern arts and crafts, food, wine tasting, Native American dancers, musicians and storytellers; Stagecoach Village, Cave Creek, AZ; https://www.vermillionpromotions.com/event/cave-creek-indian-market/


Colorado Indian Market
Arts and crafts vendors, educational exhibits, demonstrations, entertainment, craft area for kids; Denver Merchandise Mart, Denver, CO; http://www.indianmarket.net/

19
Mudsling at the Museum
Participate in shoring up and repairing an ancient Hohokam platform mound. RSVP 602-495-0901; Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix, AZ; https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2389

Navajo Shoe Game
Winter night of playful teasing and song to teach this oral history game; Farmington Indian Center, Farmington, NM; http://www.fmtn.org/calendar.aspx?eid=13498

20
Archaeology Hike
Easy to moderate walk to various features left by the Sinagua and other cultures which have used the area; Red Rock State Park, Sedona, AZ; https://azstateparks.com/red-rock/events/

23
San Ildefonso Pueblo Feast Day
Buffalo, Comanche and Deer Dances; San Ildefonso Pueblo, NM; https://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

25
St. Paul's Feast Day
Various dances; Picuris Pueblo and Ohkay Owingeh Pueblos, NM; https://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/


FEBRUARY 2019


The months of February and March were updated during the government shutdown when National Park, Monument and Historic Park activites were not being updated. We recommend checking the individual websites for changes before you go.

1st or 2nd weekend (TBA)
Governor's Feast
Various dances; Old Acoma Pueblo, NM 800-747-0181; Deer Dances, Ohkay Owingeh, NM 505-852-4400

Jan 27-Feb 10
American Indian Arts Exposition
Native American artists, dancers and musicians, demonstrations, food from 80 tribal nations, part of gem and mineral show; Flamingo Quality Inn, Tucson, AZ; http://www.usaindianinfo.com/events/expo/arts-expo

1-3
O'odham Wapkial Ha-Tas
Tohono O'odham Nation powwow, rodeo and fair, beauty pageant, carnival, parade, music, food vendors, livestock complex; Sells, AZ; http://www.tonation-nsn.gov/81st-annual-rodeo-fair/

2
Mata Ortiz Pottery Show and Sale
Pottery and Zapotec weaving sale, demonstrations; Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix, AZ; http://www.pueblogrande.org/events/mata-ortiz-pottery-presentation-sale/

8-10
Mata Ortiz Pottery Show and Sale
Pottery and Zapotec weaving sale, demonstrations, meet the artists; Amerind Museum, Dragoon, AZ; http://www.amerind.org/events/html

8
Crownpoint Rug Auction
Viewing at 4 pm, auction at 7 pm; Crownpoint, NM; http://www.crownpointrugauction.com

9
O Shi Heart Valentine Craft Fair
Valentine arts and crafts sale; Farmington Indian Center, Farmington, NM; https://fmtn.org/345/Indian-Center

9-10
World Championship Hoop Dance Contest
Contest with over 70 top dancers from the U.S. and Canada, American Indian food; Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ; https://www.heard.org/hoop/

10
Yoeme (Yaqui) Ways of Today
Explore Yoeme culture; Tumacacori National Historical Park, Tumacacori, AZ; http://www.nps.gov/tuma/planyourvisit/calendar.htm

13
Set In Stone But Not In Meaning
Explore possible meanings of ancient petroglyphs and pictographs from Native American, archaeological and popular views; Homolovi State Park, Winslow, AZ; https://azstateparks.com/homolovi/events/homolovi-set-in-stone-but-not-in-meaning


Pueblo Pottery Demonstration
San Felipe Pueblo potter Ray Garcia demonstrates his art; Indian Arts and Culture Museum, Santa Fe, NM; http://indianartsandculture.org/calendar

14
Valentine's Day Arts and Crafts Market
Zuni Pueblo, NM, call to confirm this year's date 505-782-7233; http://www.zunitourism.com/events_calendar.htm

16
Artist Demonstration
Everett Fragua from Jemez Pueblo demonstrates how to make a cottonwood drum; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; https://www.indianpueblo.org/centerevent/artist-demonstration-w-everett-fragua/

16-24
Casa Grande Cowboy Days and O'Odham Tash Rodeo
Rodeo, parade, arts and crafts, carnival; Casa Grande, AZ; https://casagrandecowboydays.com/

17
Arcaheology Hike
Easy to moderate hike to see various archaeological features in the park; Red Rock State Park, Sedona, AZ; https://azstateparks.com/red-rock/events/red-rock-archaeology-hike

23
Star Party
Telescope viewing at sunset; Homolovi State Park, Winslow, AZ; https://azstateparks.com/homolovi/events/


Vintage Basketry and Navajo Weaving Trunk Show
10 am - 4 pm, presentation at 11 am; Dragoon, AZ; http://www.amerind.org/events.html


MARCH 2019

1-2
Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market
Juried competition, cultural performances, artist demonstrations, art sale, Native food; Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ; https://www.heardguild.org/calendar/

1-3
Celebrate Cedar Mesa
Service projects, morning hikes, presentations, live music to celebrate Bears Ears and public lands in San Juan County; Bluff, UT; https://www.friendsofcedarmesa.org/celebrate/

2
Native American Art Sale
Donated items on sale to benefit Arizona State Museum's collections; Arizona State Museum, Tucson, AZ; https://statemuseum.arizona.edu/events/benefit-sale-native-american-art

3
O'odham Tash Cultural Celebration
Art, music, food, crafts; Tumacacori National Historical Park, Tumacacori, AZ; https://www.nps.gov/tuma/planyourvisit/special-events.htm

8
Crownpoint Rug Auction
Viewing at 4 pm, auction at 7 pm; Crownpoint, NM; http://www.crownpointrugauction.com

9
Ancient Technology Day
Hands-on activities; artist, cooking, and tool-making demonstrations; food; tours of Park of the Four Waters; Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix, AZ; http://www.pueblogrande.org/

15-16
Navajo Rug and Indian Art Auction
Smoki Museum, Prescott, AZ; https://www.smokimuseum.org/events

16
New Mexico Art Auction
To benefit Kuaua Pueblo at Coronado Historic Site; at the Prairie Star, Santa Ana, NM 505-867-5351; http://www.nmhistoricsites.org/coronado

17
Arcaheology Hike
Easy to moderate hike to see various archaeological features in the park; Red Rock State Park, Sedona, AZ; https://azstateparks.com/red-rock/events/red-rock-archaeology-hike

16-17
Wa:k Pow Wow
Traditional dancers, arts and crafts vendors, food; San Xavier Mission del Bac Church, south of Tucson, AZ; https://www.facebook.com/wakpowwow

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

23
Star Party
Telescope viewing at sunset; Homolovi State Park, Winslow, AZ; https://azstateparks.com/homolovi/events/

22-24
Denver March Powwow
Intertribal contest dancers and singers, storytellers, vendors and food; Denver Coliseum, Denver, CO; http://denvermarchpowwow.org/

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