Long-running crafts festival comes back to Miami

December 10, 2013 by  

The 39th annual Miccsukee Indian Arts and Crafts Festival is returning to Miami for a week at the end of December.

In addition to a variety of Native American arts and crafts for sale, there will be native dance performances from groups such as the Mai Kai Dancers and world champion Fancy Dancer Larry Yazzle, storytelling with Diamond Go-Sti, and a fashion show. Guests will also be offered traditional Native American foods to purchase, and can enjoy cultural exhibits and an alligator wrestling show. For an extra charge, visitors can even take a ride aboard a Miccosukee airboat to experience of the Florida Everglades – their admission ticket for the event will entitle them to a $2 discount on this experience.

The festival is expected to attract tribe members from all over North America. Those who are interested in attending will likely come from closer to home as well, including nearby Hialeah, to enjoy this annual event and get into a Christmassy mood. In the run-up to events like this, local printing companies are often asked to help spread the word by providing services such as flyer and poster printing, so that appropriate products can then be distributed throughout the area.

The Miccosukee Indian Arts and Crafts Festival is taking place at the Miccosukee Indian Village in Miami from December 26 to January 1. Admission is $13 for adults and $9 for children between the ages of 7 to 12. For more information, call 305-552-8365.