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Red Earth Festival 2014

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In Short:

A popular annual event in Oklahoma City for over 20 years, the Red Earth Festival is held in June, a Native American Cultural Festival that features American Indian dance, fine art, a parade and much more. Presented by OKC's Red Earth Museum, an institution that has been promoting "the rich traditions of American Indian arts and cultures" since 1978, the annual Red Earth Festival represents over 100 Indian nations, tribes and bands from across the country.

2014 Red Earth Festival:

The 28th Annual Red Earth Festival will be held from June 5-7. The parade gets things started on Friday morning at 9 a.m. in downtown Oklahoma City, and the market opens at 10 a.m. Over 1,200 American Indian artists and dancers will be featured.

Location & Directions:

The parade is downtown, but the rest of the Red Earth Festival will be held at a new location in 2014, Remington Park.  Remington Park is located just off Martin Luther King Avenue, south of I-44 and west of I-35, in an area known as Oklahoma City's Adventure District.  See this map of the area.

Tickets:

Tickets for the Red Earth Festival are available for each single day and are $10 per adult, $7.50 for kids 6-17, seniors and those with military ID. Kids under 6 are admitted free with a paid adult. There are group specials as well. Tickets can be purchased at the Remington gate or by calling (405) 427-5228.

Grand Parade:

The Red Earth Festival opens each year with a Grand Parade on the streets of downtown Oklahoma City on Friday morning, with a 9 a.m. start. See the vibrant Native American spirit displayed as participants appear in full tribal regalia. The parade starts on Reno between Hudson and Robinson.

Art Exhibits:

There is a tremendous diversity in American Indian cultures across the United States, and that richness is displayed at the Red Earth Festival. Visitors can experience and purchase the work of hundreds of the nation's most talented and respected artists. Both contemporary and traditional pieces are represented in a number of artistic genres, including beadwork, basketry, jewelry, pottery, sculpture, paintings and more.

Dance Competition:

Largely considered one of more prestigious native dance exhibitions and certainly one of the more popular aspects of the event each year, the Red Earth Festival dance competition features performers from all over the United States gathered in their tribal dress and displaying their tremendous skill. Dance competitions take place each day, with grand entrances at noon Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The awards presentation follows Sunday's action.

Nearby Hotels & Lodging:

Traveling to Oklahoma City for the Red Earth Festival. Here are some hotel options nearby:

 

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