Annual Navajo Festival of Arts & Culture

Museum of Northern Arizona

66th Annual Navajo Festival of Arts & Culture

August 1st – 2nd, 2015

NAVAJO festivalSpend your weekend in the cool pines and immerse yourself in the artistry and cultural traditions of more than 80 award-winning Navajo artists at the 66th Annual Navajo Festival of Arts and Culture taking place at the Museum of Northern Arizona.

The museum is located in Flagstaff only 48 minutes from Sedona, AZ! Buy traditional and contemporary art and enjoy artist demonstrations, authentic food, musical performances, insightful heritage programs, and the pageantry of hoop and social dances.

Schedule for Performance Tent

  • Dineh Tah Navajo Dancers (Traditional Navajo Dance)
    The Dineh Tah Navajo Dancers share songs and dances that celebrate the Navajo way of life, or, Hózhó, living in a manner that strives to create and maintain balance, harmony, beauty and order. (10:00 am – 10: 45 am & 2:00 – 2:45 pm)
  • Sihasin
    Enjoy Native Rock and world music by siblings Jeneda & Clayson Benally. (See-ha-szin) is a Dine’ word – meaning to think with hope and assurance. For the Benallys, their unique brand of folk, world, and punk music reflects hope and action for social and environmental justice for indigenous peoples. (11:00 am – 11: 45 & 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm)
  • Nolan Karras James
    Nolan Karras James is an artist and musician from Pinon, Arizona. His band, SkoolBoyKook performs blues with a Navajo flair. (12:30 pm – 1:15 pm)

Special Viewing at the Festival
Hubbell Rug Viewing
1:00 pm -3:00 pm
The World’s Largest Navajo Rug – Easton Collection Center
Festival wristband is required for entry
In 1932, Lorenzo Hubbell Jr., of the famous Hubbell Trading Post network commissioned a monumental textile for promotional purposes. Completed in 1937 by weaver Julia Joe, and measuring 26 x 36 feet, the rug held the title of the “World’s Largest Navajo Rug” for more than four decades. Don’t miss a once in a lifetime opportunity to view this incredible weaving and learn more about the Museum’s other noted Navajo textile holdings.

This Heritage Festival takes place August 1st and 2nd, 2015 (9:00 am – 5:00 pm). Admission for this event: $12 adult, $8 student (w/ ID), American Indian (10+), youth (10-17), children under 10 free. For more information on the Navajo Festival of Arts & Culture please visit the Museum of Northern Arizona.

Directions from the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona to the Museum of Northern Arizona

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Inn of SedonaA visit to Sedona can be anything you want to make it. Whether you’re interested in ancient cultures or hiking, wild animals or off road adventure, Sedona has something to offer. To save our guests time and money we’ve put together several great packages that make it easy to plan that Sedona getaway. To learn more about our Sedona hotel please visit the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona

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