InWord Journeys

Native American Events
Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah

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

Navajo Dancer

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


Persingula Feast Day
Jemez Pueblo, NM;

St. Dominic Feast Day
Corn dances; Santo Domingo Pueblo, NM;

Pecos Conference
Archaeologists, Native Americans, students, and the general public discuss new Southwestern archaeological research; Alpine, AZ;

Suvoyuki Day
Corn roast, morning run, artist demonstrations, archaeological info, tours, and tribal dances; Homolovi State Park, Winslow, AZ;

Navajo Festival of Arts and Culture
Artists, traditional music and dances, cultural talks; Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ;

San Lorenzo Feast Day
Catholic mass, procession and sunset dance, morning foot races, afternoon dances and pole climbing, food, and artists; Picuris Pueblo, NM;

San Lorenzo Feast Day
Traditional dances, arts and crafts vendors, food; Village of Acomita, Acoma Pueblo, NM;

Gallup Intertribal Indian Ceremonial
All-Indian rodeo, parades, Indian Village, art and food sales, tribal dances; Red Rock State Park, Gallup, NM;

Santa Clara Feast Day
Santa Clara Pueblo, NM;

Assumption of Our Blessed Mother's Feast Day
Corn Dances; Zia Pueblo, NM 505-867-3304;

Mesita Village Feast
Harvest and other dances; Laguna Pueblo, NM 505-552-6654;

Crownpoint Rug Auction
Viewing at 4 pm, auction at 7 pm; Crownpoint, NM;

Whitehawk Antique Art Show
Native American art from around the country; Santa Fe Convention Center, Santa Fe, NM;

Zuni Cultural Arts Expo
Zuni Pueblo, NM;

Saint Augustine Feast Day
Morning mass, procession and various dances; Isleta Puelbo, NM;

Full Moon Viewing and Archaeoastronomy Program
Chimney Rock National Monument, near Pagosa Springs, CO;

Wheelwright Museum Auctions
Silent and live auctions of historic and contemporary Native American art to benefit the museum; Wheelwright Museum, Santa Fe, NM;

Santa Fe Indian Market
Juried competition, dances, food, Native American artists exhibit and sell their work; Santa Fe, NM;

National Parks Free Day
To celebrate National Park Services birthday;

Full Moon Walk at Pueblo Bonito
Must register, space limited; Chaco Culture National Historical Park, NM;


Zuni Fair
Zuni Pueblo, NM;

San Estevan Feast Day
Harvest Dance; Old Acoma Pueblo, NM;

Night Sky Archaeology
Learn about the astronomy of the Ancestral Puebloans and view the night sky; Chimney Rock National Monument, near Pagosa Springs, CO;

Totah Festival Indian Market and Contest Powwow
Juried art, arts and crafts vendors, powwow, Navajo rug auction; Farmington Civic Center, Farmington, NM;

San Augustine Feast Day
Harvest Dance; Isleta Pueblo, NM 505-869-3111;

Navajo Nation Fair
Rodeo, concerts, Miss Navajo Nation Pageant; Window Rock, AZ;

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary's Feast Day
Dances; San Ildefonso Pueblo, NM and Encinal Village on Laguna Pueblo, NM;

Full Moon Viewing and Archaeoastronomy Program
Chimney Rock National Monument, near Pagosa Springs, CO;

Crownpoint Rug Auction
Viewing at 4 pm, auction at 7 pm; Crownpoint, NM;

Denver Art Museum Friendship Powwow
Dance competitions, hands-on activities, food, art vendors; Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO 720-913-0130

Pojoaque River Art Studio Tours
Reception and silent auction, tour traditional communities and artists' studios; Pojoaque Pueblo, NM and Nambe Puelbo, NM;

Tour de Acoma
100-, 50-, and 15-mile bike rides on pueblo land normally closed to the public; Acoma Pueblo, NM and Laguna Pueblo, NM;

Autumnal Equinox Sunrise Program
Sunrise program begins at dawn at Sun Tower and ends at Stone Basin. Reservations required; Chimney Rock National Monument, CO;

Autumn Equinox Sunrise
Gates open at 6 am, reservations required; Chaco Culture National Historical Park, NM;

National Parks Free Day
To celebrate National Park Services birthday;

St. Elizabeth's Feast Day
Dances; Village of Paguate, Laguna Pueblo, NM;

Museum Hill Day
Various activities, face painting, storytelling, collage workshop, treasure hunts in the museums; Santa Fe, NM;

Prescott Intertribal Powwow
Native song and dance, social powwow, vendors, food; Watson Lake Park, Prescott, AZ;

Full Moon Walk at Pueblo Bonito
Must register, space limited; Chaco Culture National Historical Park, NM;

San Geronimo Feast Day
Vespers on the eve, feast day dances, pole climb, foot race, art fair; Taos Pueblo, NM;


Sept 29-Oct 1
Colorado River Indian Tribes Indian Days Celebration
Fair, powwow, food, arts and crafts; Manataba Park fairgrounds, Parker, AZ;

Sept 29-Oct 2
Northern Navajo Nation Fair
Dancing, song and dance competition, rodeo, parade, carnival, Indian market and more at the oldest annual Navajo Fair; fairgrounds, Shiprock, NM;

Archaeo-Astronomy Program
5:30 lecture linking pictographs and astronomical events in Arizona, telescopes set up for sky viewing; Kartchner Caverns State Park, Benson, AZ;

Native American Children's Pageant
Children perform in traditional dress, 10 a.m.; MetroCenter Mall, Phoenix, AZ;

American Indian Arts Festival
Traditional and contemporary art sales, music, food and dances; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM;

Balloon Fiesta
Various activities at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center during the annual Balloon Fiesta; Albuquerque, NM;

St. Francis of Assisi Feast Day
Vespers, procession and bonfire the evening prior. Buffalo and Deer dances and vendors after morning mass; Nambe Pueblo, NM;

Ancient Way Fall Festival
Festival and arts market; Zuni Pueblo, NM;

Fall Navajo Song and Dance
Closes out the Navajo Nation Fair season; Farmington Indian Center, Farmington, NM;

Native American Connections
Parade from 3rd and Oak to to Steele Indian School Park, art, music, and dance; Native Health Center, Phoenix, AZ;

Hopi Arts and Crafts Market
Cultural events, artists, food; Hopi Veterans Memorial Center, Kykotsmovi, AZ;

Chandler Indian Art Market
Cultural festival with Miss Indian Arizona Scholarship program, artists, food and entertainment; Chandler, AZ;

Jemez Open Air Market
Traditional dances, art vendors, food market, demonstrations; Walatowa Visitor Center, Jemez Pueblo, NM;

Indigenous Peoples' Day Celebration
Story, song and dance presented by Native youth; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM;

Western Navajo Fair
5K fun run/walk, powwow, rodeo; Fairgrounds, Tuba City, AZ;

Crownpoint Rug Auction
Viewing at 4 pm, auction at 7 pm; Crownpoint, NM;

Apache Jii Day
Singing, dancing including crown and hoop dancers, food, storytelling, street fair, arts and crafts by various tribes; Globe, AZ 928-425-4495;

National Archaeology Day
Learn to flint-knap, throw an atlatl, grind corn, view collections and demonstrations; Center for New Mexico Archaeology, Santa Fe, NM;

International Archaeology Day
Archaeology demonstrations, hands-on activities, tours; Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix, AZ;

Tuuvi Gathering
Hopi social dances, artists, food; Moenkopi Legacy Inn Conference Center, Tuba City, AZ;

St. Margaret Mary's Feast Day
Harvest and Social dances; Village of Paraje, Laguna Pueblo, NM;

Petroglyph Tour
Tour to sites not usually open to the public. Your vehicle required. Call 928-289-4106 to reserve place; Homolovi State Park, AZ;

AISES Powwow
Dancing, food, arts and crafts vendors; Lory Student Center, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO;


Homolovi IV Pueblo Tour
Guided tour of the oldest pueblo in park, which is usually closed to visitors. Reservations at 928-289-4106; Homolovi State Park, Winslow, AZ;

Navajo Rug And American Indian Art Auction
Tips about collecting and live auction, traditional food; Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix, AZ;

Crownpoint Rug Auction
Viewing at 4 pm, auction at 7 pm; Crownpoint, NM;

National Park Free Day
Entrance fee waived to all national parks and monuments in honor of Veteran's Day;

Giving Thanks For Our Veterans
Annual dinner honoring veterans; Farmington Indian Center, Farmington, NM;

Veteran's Day Gourd Dance and Community Potluck
Bring a dish to share, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix, AZ;

Adopt A Native Elder Rug Show and Sale
Arts and crafts sales, ceremonial blankets, Princess Pageant, Navajo Grandma Idol contest, dances, demonstrations, entertainment, proceeds go directly to the weavers; Snow Park Lodge, Park City, UT;

Veteran's Day Weekend Powwow
Powwow, arts and crafts, food; library lawn, ASU West Campus, Glendale, AZ;

San Diego Feast Day
Various harvest dances; Tesuque, Pojoaque, and Jemez Pueblos, NM 505-983-2667

American Indian Art and Artifact Appraisall Day
Experts appraise art and offer information about artists and materials; Heard Museum Phoenix, AZ;;

American Indian Arts Fest
Music and dance, carving, demonstrations, traditional food; Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Coolidge, AZ;

Christmas Light Parade
Zuni Pueblo, NM 505-782-7238;

Holiday Toy Drive
Concert, performances, arts and crafts, free admission to Arizona Science Center with unwrapped toy or clothing for newborn to age 17; Arizona Science Center, Phoenix, AZ;

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