If you’re looking for something to do this weekend look no further because the Festiva; of The Americas is back at Kayenta Arts Village.  

The annual event is a local favorite, especially out in Ivins. It’s a unique chance to experience Indigenous culture, history, and art up close and personal. Indigenous cultures from the Southwest and all over the country visit to share their jewelry, art pieces, and more.  

I actually have a beautiful piece in my home from the time I went to this event about two years ago. When it was purchased, it came with a story derived from the artist's culture. I still think it’s the best piece of art I own.  

This year there are a ton of performances and vendors to visit. Not to mention, the food is always awesome, and the Navajo Tacos are to die for.  

“Festival of the Americas will promote collaboration between diverse cultural groups in the region, with more than 40 artisans presenting their work and engaging with visitors about the connection of their work to their cultural heritage. In addition, the festival will create a celebratory community hub for the understanding and appreciation of the history and cultural fabric of our shared ancient American story and the land we now live on.” Festival of The Americas Website 

Here are the ticketed performances for the event: 

  • Paiute Tribal Chairwoman – Corrina Bow 
  • Shivwits Band Chairwoman – Hope Silvas 
  • History of local tribes and the upcoming Restoration Pow Wow 
  • Background information about termination and restoration of the Tribe 
  • Drum performance by Ferg Grayman   
  • Traditional youth flute and Hand Drum performances  
  • Introduction of Paiute Royalty 
  • Traditional men's and women's dance performance  
  • Circle Dance with audience participation 
  • Information on Tribal education scholarships 

To see a full list of events click here.  

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