Tucson hotel to host Native American festival

November 19, 2013 by  

A large-scale celebration of indigenous culture is returning to Tucson. In less than two weeks’ time, the annual Native American Month Social and Indian Craft Market will be arriving at the city’s Sheraton Hotel and Suites. Postcard printing may be in greater demand as the venue prepares to host thousands of visitors.

The festivities will take place over the course of three days. Representatives from a number of tribal nations will be on hand to share their traditions with the public. These Native American groups will include the Pima, Yaqui, Apache, and Navajo peoples, all of whom have deep roots in Arizona.

Attendees will be able to watch a series of performances from dancers in authentic costume. They will also have a chance to purchase jewelry and artwork from a variety of booths. In addition, vendors will be selling customary Native American dishes.

Children will have the opportunity to learn about the participating tribes in a designated area of their own. Kids can expect to play educational games, learn dance routines, and hear traditional stories.

Guests will have access to a centrally-located information booth, where volunteers will be standing by to offer directions to activities and individual craft stations. Attendees will also find background literature about the groups involved in the festival.

The event will run from Friday, November 29 through Sunday, December 1. It will be open from noon until dusk each day and take place entirely outdoors. Admission will be free.

The Sheraton Hotel is located at 5151 East Grant Road.