Red Earth Festival. Provided photo
American Indian artists and dancers from through North America will celebrate the richness and diversity oftheir heritage with the world during the 28th Annual Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival. This June Oklahoma City will be the center of Native American art and culture in America.

The festival is held at Remington Park at 1 Remington Pl in Oklahoma City.

Through the years 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.

The new Red Earth Fancy Dance Competition will feature the elite of Native American dance in Men’s Fancy War Dance and Ladies Fancy Shawl. The masters, each exhibit their originality and skills in one of the most prestigious of all native dance competitions.

A grand parade, unlike any other parade in the world, opens the Red Earth Festival on Friday June 6 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.

Schedule of Events

Thursday June 5
6:30 pm Festival Opens for Art Preview
7:30 pm Lane Jensen, Champion Hoop Dancer

Friday June 6
9 am Red Earth Parade (Downtown OKC)
10 to 7 pm Festival Opens at Remington Park

Art Market, Native Food Booths, Children’s Activities, Youth Art Exhibition, Music and Dance!

PLAZA STAGE
10:30 am Spirit Cry
12 noon Lane Jensen, Champion Hoop Dancer
1 pm Choctaw Dance Traditions
2:30/4 pm Terry Tsotigh Blues Harmonica / Flute
5:30 pm The Oh Johnny! Girls
6:30 pm Lane Jensen, Champion Hoop Dancer

PADDOCK STAGE
12 noon Grand Entry
12:30 pm Award Presentations
1 to 7 pm Dance Competitions
Tots Contest
Jr Boys & Girls Contest (Combined Categories)
Teen Girls Fancy Shawl Contest
Teen Boys Fancy War Dance Contest
Adult Ladies Fancy Shawl Contest
Adult Men’s Fancy War Dance Contest
7 pm Festival Concludes

Saturday June 7
10 am to 7 pm Festival Opens at Remington Park

Art Market, Native Food Booths, Children’s Activities, Youth Art Exhibition, Music and Dance!

PLAZA STAGE
10:30 am Spirit Cry
12 noon Beat Smacks
1 pm The Redman Blues Band
3 pm James H. & Madalynne Norick Youth Art Awards
4 pm Lane Jensen, Champion Hoop Dancer
5 pm Cecil Gray Blues Band
6 pm Lane Jensen, Champion Hoop Dancer

PADDOCK STAGE
12 noon Grand Entry

1 pm to 4 pm Dance Competition
Tots Contest
Jr Boys & Girls Contest (Combined Categories)
Teen Girls Fancy Shawl Contest
Teen Boys Fancy War Dance Contesy
Adult Ladies Fancy Shawl Contest
Adult Men’s Fancy War Dance Contest
4 pm Fancy Dance Championship Final
6 pm Dance Competition Award Ceremony
7 pm Festival Concludes

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