AZ INDIAN FESTIVAL

About Arizona
Indian Festival

Held in conjunction with Scottsdale’s Western Week and Parada del Sol events, the Arizona Indian Festival provides a new platform to tribal tourism and awareness of Arizona’s indigenous communities by creating an inclusive inter-tribal event celebrating culture, traditional arts, crafts and foods, as well as innovations and trends in cultural tourism experiences in Arizona.

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THE CULTURAL EXPERIENCE

INDIAN VILLAGES

Arizona is made up of 22 tribes, and most will be at the Arizona Indian Festival during the event. From traditional food, to storytelling, to traditional dancing, singing and traditional dwellings represented within the village area, you will walk away fascinated by the native beauty that Arizona has to offer.

TRIBAL ROYALTY

Dozens of tribal royalty will be talking to guests throughout the weekend, making special appearances at the main stage and children’s craft area. These young women practice and demonstrate their cultural traditions through songs, dance, stories, humor and the way they dress.

ARTS & CRAFTS

AIF offers visitors the opportunity to buy directly from Native American artisans. Feel free to ask questions about the process of jewelry making, the creation of a Navajo rug or the patience it requires to make pottery. They are anxious to share their story with you.

FOOD VENDORS

Enjoy good food from around the state… frybread, kettle corn and burgers, oh my!

MAIN STAGE ENTERTAINMENT

The main stage showcases a variety of traditional dancing and singing from Arizona tribes.

TRAVEL & TOURISM VENDORS

Learn about traveling to Native Arizona from Tribal ambassadors!

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

ARIZONA NATIVE EDIBLE EXPERIENCE

The Arizona American Indian Festival delivers a unique Arizona Native Experience in a cocktail format setting, with contemporary Native Arts/Artists including exquisite Native Chef tasting stations featuring traditional and fusion foods and cocktails.
This curated evening will reflect the rich tapestry of Native Arizona with its history, foods, music, people and cultures. The event aims to bring together many Native communities with traditional and contemporary elements that highlight and celebrate the beauty and important contributions of Arizona’s Native Peoples to Arizona culture.
Traditional and Contemporary Native Arts, curated films and live performances Native Chefs-5 curated tasting stations with chef demos and conversations Arizona Desert plants and foraged flower infused cocktails by Native Chefs.
Foodies, culture enthusiasts, and Arizona lovers won’t want to miss this chance to explore the tastes, sights and highlights from our Native Arizona communities presented in a format that engages and elevates the rich living tapestry of our first peoples’ heritage. Pair this with cooking demos from local, indigenous and contemporary chefs and a vibrant, rich elevated arts program and you have a sensational multi-sensory and “Only in Arizona” experience!

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