Museum of Northern Arizona
63rd Annual Navajo Festival of Arts and Culture
August 4th – 5th, 2012
If you are going to be visiting us in Sedona, Arizona this coming weekend, August 4th & 5th, 2012, we highly recommend taking a day trip up to the Museum of Northern Arizona for the 63rd Annual Navajo Festival of Arts and Culture.
Artists, musicians, dancers, and cultural interpreters from the Navajo Nation will gather at the Museum of Northern Arizona’s 63rd Annual Navajo Festival on Saturday and Sunday, August 4th and 5th to share the Navajo way of being with over 4,000 Museum visitors.
“With a population that has surpassed 250,000, the Navajo Nation is the largest tribe in the U.S., covering nearly 27,000 square miles in Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. It borders Flagstaff, making it vitally important to the future of this region that we work to bring about cultural exchange among neighbors, Navajo and non-Navajos. And bringing about cultural exchange is what most excites all of us who work at the Museum.” - MNA Director Dr. Robert Breunig
Visitors will hear the Navajo language, see pots of clay being formed, and watch weavers create detailed designs on traditional looms. There are also opportunities to meet silversmiths, folk carvers, and painters. They will enjoy the pageantry of Navajo social dances and delight in centuries-old musical traditions. And they will be able to sample traditional foods—red and green chili stew, roasted sweet corn, and the ever-favorite Navajo tacos with frybread…Read More
To see the full Navajo Festival Schedule of Activities please visit the Museum of Northern Arizona on Facebook.
The Museum of Northern Arizona is about a 50 minute drive from the Inn of Sedona, making it perfect for a day trip (see below for directions). Festival and regular Museum admission is $10 adults, $9 seniors (65+), $7 students with student ID, $6 American Indians (10+), and $6 youths (10–17). For more information on the 63rd Annual Navajo Festival of Arts and Culture please visit the Museum of Northern Arizona.