Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival   - Jun 09, 2017 to Jun 11, 2017

Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival Cox Convention Center
1 Myriad Gardens
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Phone: 405-427-5228
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Head to Oklahoma City's Red Earth Festival this June and witness as more than 1,000 American Indian artists and dancers from throughout North America gather to celebrate the richness and diversity of their heritage with the world. For three exciting days, Oklahoma City will be at the center of Native American art and culture as more than 30,000 people gather to celebrate.

The Red Earth Festival is an exciting event featuring representatives from over 100 tribes. Over the years, Red Earth has matured into one of the most respected visual and performing arts events of its type, setting ...

Head to Oklahoma City's Red Earth Festival this June and witness as more than 1,000 American Indian artists and dancers from throughout North America gather to celebrate the richness and diversity of their heritage with the world. For three exciting days, Oklahoma City will be at the center of Native American art and culture as more than 30,000 people gather to celebrate.

The Red Earth Festival is an exciting event featuring representatives from over 100 tribes. Over the years, Red Earth has matured into one of the most respected visual and performing arts events of its type, setting the standard for many of today's Indian art shows.  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 festival's juried art show and market.

The dance competition at Red Earth is one of the rare occasions when dancers from America's Northern and Southern tribes can be seen together in one venue. Red Earth dancers represent the elite of Native American dance, some of the most gifted and accomplished in the world. The masters, each in their own distinctive tribal dress, exhibit their originality and skills in one of the most prestigious of all native dance competitions.

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  • Facility Amenities: ADA Compliant

  • Group Amenities: Accommodates Tour Groups, Bus/Motorcoach Parking, Group Rates Available

  • Highway Corridors (within 5 mi.): I-35, I-40, I-44, Route 66, US-270

  • Projected Attendance: 30,000

Located in downtown Oklahoma City.

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From Cynthia on 06/13/16

I have been to this event for many years and have enjoyed it so much. It saddens me to see how it has become smaller and smaller every year. After the presentation I heard many people talk of how disappointing it was compared to what a great event that it once was. I will have to give it great thought before I come again. I wish you all could get it better organized like it once was. It was as if the Native American Heritage was only cared about by a handful of families. It broke my heart to see this!!!


From Dawn on 06/12/16

I understand this was once a huge event and cam down from Nebraska to see it. I was disappointed. It's very commercialized and the arena was small. The dancers and emcee was very entertaining. The positive side was the emcee shared so much about the dances and culture I was intrigued. I wish Red Earth well.


From Pam on 06/10/16

I need handicap parking. Where are those areas located ? I have a wheelchair. No stairs please. Paid parking cost ? Thank you


From Sherry on 04/23/16

Went to this event many years ago. It was incredible!! A must see if you are interested in Native American history and culture.


From TravelOK.com Staff on 06/04/15

Lori, we are not sure what may or may not be accessible during the parade, so your best bet is to call the event coordinator at 405-427-5228 and ask. Thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From TravelOK.com Staff on 06/04/15

Angela, the parade is most likely pet friendly as it is around the Myriad Botanical Gardens, which has a dog park. However, the rest of the festival is located indoors and is not pet friendly. For more information, please call the event coordinator at 405-427-5228. Thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Lori on 06/04/15

Is there a place, possibly on Reno, where we can park a vehicle and sit in the back, to watch the parade? Like in pick up truck.


From Angela on 06/04/15

Is this dog friendly?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 06/04/15

Sheena, the parade will go around the Myriad Botanical Gardens, so you can sit or stand anywhere on the sidewalks nearby to see it. Thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From TravelOK.com Staff on 06/04/15

Lynn, the event has not been affected by any of the rain. Thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Sheena B. on 06/03/15

Hello, I was wondering what where the parade starts and ends.


From Lynn Kimbell on 06/03/15

I was just wondering if the recent flooding in Oklahoma has affected the Red Earth Native American parade & festival. I will be coming from Arkansas.


From TravelOK.com Staff on 06/01/15

Luann, the parade will be held from 10am-12pm on Friday. The dance competitions start at 12pm and 6pm Friday and Saturday, and 12pm on Sunday. For more information, please click the orange website button at the top of this page. Thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From luann Elmore on 05/30/15

I can't find anywhere what time the parade starts and what time the dance competition starts. Coming from Texas.


From TravelOK.com Staff on 05/13/15

Kathy, the festival is held each year in June, and the 2015 dates are June 5-7. For more information, please click the orange website button at the top of this page. Thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From kathy cook on 05/13/15

Need dates of this festival. Article says june, but friend has literature that says september??


From TravelOK.com Staff on 04/28/15

Sandra, for any information not found on this page, please feel free to check the official website by clicking the orange button above. You can also reach the event coordinator by using the phone number or email address listed at the top of this page, and they will be more than happy to answer any questions you have. Thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Sandra Copeland on 04/28/15

Love the dancing and wish I knew the schedule so I am sure to see my favorites.


From TravelOK.com Staff on 03/23/15

Linda, yes it will be back at the Cox Convention Center this year. To our knowledge, there are no outside dances except what you might see during the parade, but to double check you are more than welcome to call the event coordinator at 405-427-5228. Have a great day and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Linda Al-Qattan on 03/21/15

I attended Red Earth sixteen years ago when it took place in a large arena. Is it still in the same location? Or are any dances held outside? I hope to go this year.


From TravelOK.com Staff on 03/02/15

Elonda, the 2015 dates are June 5-7. Have a great trip and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From elonda carter on 02/28/15

What days are the festival in June? I will be traveling from out of town.


From TravelOK.com Staff on 12/30/14

Christine, to ensure that the event director receives your question, please email info@redearth.org or call 405-427-5228. Have a great day and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Christine Walsh on 12/28/14

Found a signed poster by Marion Faye Robb. Title is Red Earth Dancer. Could you tell me something about her? Thanks


From owner on 12/09/14

Hello LaRonda. We're so pleased to learn about your daughter being Little Miss Cherokee, and happy to know you'll be attending Red Earth June 5-7, 2014 at the Cox Convention Center in downtown OKC. You can learn more about Red Earth and our Headquarter and Host Hotels by visiting http://www.redearth.org/red-earth-festival/directions-tickets-and-lodging/. Thanks, Eric Oeschrn - Red Earth Deputy Director


From LaRonda & Ashlin Sutton on 12/09/14

my daughter is the Little Miss Cherokee Ambassador for the 7-9 age group we will be coming to your event in june it will be our 1st time. may you can e-mail before on good hotel info. wado


From TravelOK.com Staff on 05/27/14

Joyce, at this time there is no schedule of competitions and dances posted online. However, you can call the event organizers at 405-427-5228, and they may be able to give you more information about the event times. In the past, a good place to watch the parade has been on the Myriad Botanical Gardens sidewalk on Sheridan between Hudson and Robinson. We hope you'll have the chance to visit this year! Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Joyce Smith on 05/24/14

Is there a schedule of competitions and dances? What route does the parade take, if a person wanted to watch? This year will be our first opportunity to go.


From TravelOK.com Staff on 05/09/14

Joyce, great question! There are both outdoor and indoor activities at the Red Earth Festival. Since the event is moving to Remington Park this year, we aren't 100 percent sure of the layout, but we've heard that there will be art booths on the ground and clubhouse levels, dance competitions outside in the saddling paddock and children's activities, music, food and the famous teepee display at the trackside plaza. For more information, please call the event organizers at 405-427-5228. Have a great day and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From JOYCE HOUK on 05/09/14

Is the festival an indoor or outdoor activity?


From Mary Martin on 04/13/13

I attended the first festival and was so impressed. Wish I could go every year.


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