Festival

OKC's Red Earth Festival

 

The 30th Annual Red Earth Festival is  June 10-12, 2016 at the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City.  The award winning festival features American Indian artists and dancers from through North America who celebrate the richness and diversity of their heritage with the world. During the Red Earth Festival Oklahoma City is the center of Native American art and culture in America.

 Red Earth has matured into one of the most respected visual and performing arts event of its type – setting the standard for many of today’s Indian art shows held throughout the nation.  At Red Earth, guests can sample the work of some of the nation’s most celebrated artists, with opportunities to purchase contemporary and traditional examples of beadwork, basketry, jewelry, pottery, sculpture, paintings, graphics and cultural attire during the juried art show and market.

Red Earth features some of the best Native dancers in the country in exciting scripted dance shows presented throughout the event.

A grand parade, unlike any other parade in the world, opens the Red Earth Festival in downtown Oklahoma City.  The streets of downtown Oklahoma City will vibrate in Native American tribal spirit as tribal representatives, in full regalia, make the Red Earth Parade one of America’s most unique.

Friday, June 10

9 am           Red Earth Art Award Ceremony – Blue Bistro, SE corner Cox

10 am          Red Earth Parade 

10–7 pm       Festival Hours 

Noon-3 pm    Golden Eagle presentations by the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Eagle Aviary

1–6 pm          Market Stage:

                           Grand Entry
                           Drums: O-Ho-Mah and Blackbird Singers
                           Presentation of Veterans
                           Southern Style Dance Presentation
                           Social Dances
                           Men’s Fancy Dance Exhibition
                           Northern Style Dance Presentation
                           Hoop Dance Performance

Saturday, June 11

8:30 am                Sunrise Breakfast Symposium – Blue Bistro, SE Corner Cox
                          Continental Breakfast “Collecting Southwest Jewelry” $20 person, Advance tickets required

10–7 pm        Festival Hours 

1–6 pm          Market Stage:

                            Grand Entry      
                            Drums: O-Ho-Mah and Blackbird Singers
                            Southern Style Dance Presentation
                            Social and Specialty Dances
                            Men’s Fancy Dance Exhibition
                            Hoop Dance Performance

Sunday, June 12

10–5 pm         Festival Hours 

10–1 pm         Market Stage: “Ask the Expert” 

1–3 pm           Market Stage:
                                     Grand Entry     
                            Drums: O-Ho-Mah and Blackbird Singers
                            Southern Style Dance Presentation
                            Social and Specialty Dances
                            Men’s Fancy Dance Exhibition
                            Northern Style Dance Presentation
                            Hoop Dance Performance

3 pm                     Youth Art Award Ceremony                                                                       

3:45-5 pm             Social and Specialty Dance Presentation
                          Men’s Fancy Dance Exhibition                                   

There is no contesting during the 2016 Red Earth Festival.

For additional information contact Red Earth, Inc at (405) 427-5228 or become a friend of Red Earth on Facebook.  Red Earth is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.