Red Earth is offering a 20% discount off the regular price of admission to the 29th Annual Red Earth Festival, scheduled June 5-7 at the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City. Day Tickets to the award-winning event may be purchased online at www.RedEarth.org for $9 through May 23. Children under age 18 are free of charge.
The annual Oklahoma City festival features three days of events celebrating the diverse Native heritage that makes Oklahoma unique. Through the years Red Earth has become one of the most respected visual and performing events of its type – setting the standard for many of today’s Indian art shows held throughout America.
A grand parade through the streets of Oklahoma’s capitol city will open the 2015 Red Earth Festival at 10 am Friday, June 5 with hundreds of tribal members in colorful regalia, tribal dignitaries, princesses, floats, and other entries. The Red Earth Art Market, featuring artists from throughout the nation, also opens at 10 am inside the Cox Convention Center, followed by the Grand Entry of Dancers into the dance competition arena at noon.
Participants in the Red Earth Dance Competition represent the elite of Native American dance, some of the most gifted and accomplished in the world. The dancers, from Tiny Tot to Golden Age categories, each in their own distinctive tribal regalia, exhibit their originality and skills in one of the most prestigious of all Native dance competitions.
While at Red Earth, guests can experience the artistic creations of some of America’s most celebrated artists. Exquisite examples of contemporary and traditional paintings, beadwork, basketry, jewelry, pottery, sculpture, graphics and culture attire are exhibited for sale during the event, while musical performances, authentic food and children’s activities are featured throughout the Festival.
Previous Red Earth Festivals have been awarded the Redbud Award for Outstanding Event by the Oklahoma Travel Industry Association, and USA TODAY has named the Red Earth Festival one of 10 Great Places to Celebrate American Indian Culture. The American Bus Association has listed the Red Earth Festival a Top 100 Event in North America placing it alongside the Indianapolis 500, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Calgary Stampede as one of the very best.
Red Earth, Inc. is an Allied Arts member agency and is funded in part by the Oklahoma Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department and the Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau. Red Earth, Inc. is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to promote the rich traditions of American Indian arts and cultures through education, a premier festival, a museum and fine art markets.
Visit www.RedEarth.org or call (405) 427-5228 for additional information including ticket and lodging discounts.