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Free American Indian day festival

There is no 2020 date yet for this event. We will update this post should a date be confirmed.

The Miccosukee Indian tribe is hosting an American Indian Day Festival on Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Miccosukee Indian Gaming & Resort. Admission is free. Featured performer is country star Martina McBride.

Come and observe, learn about, and share the heritage, way of life and customs of the Miccosukees and Native American Tribes throughout the country. Watch a Miccosukee Fashion Show, watch jaw-dropping alligator wrestling, explore genuine Indian arts and crafts, and enjoy Native American music and dancers. Discover the craftsmanship in multi-colored Miccosukee patchwork, beadwork and jewelry can be admired at the festival as well as purchased. Cap off the visit with a tour through the Everglades on an Airboat ride which is fun for the entire family. (There may be a charge for the airboat and amusement rides and Native American food.) Also enjoy carnival rides and water slides for the kids (Bring a change of clothes for the kids).

Schedule of Events

10-10:30- Posting of the colors, Miccosukee Pledge, Welcome Remarks by Councilmen

10:30- Sky Dancers

11:15- Eva Bighorse – Hoop Dancer

11:45- Redhawk Indian Arts Council

1:30- Sky Dancers

2:15- Eva Bighorse – Hoop Dancer

2:45- Redhawk Indian Arts Council

3:30- Silent Auction

Grand Exit

4:00- Fashion Show

Concert Schedule

6:00- Derek Miller Band

7:30- Martina McBride

9:00- Fireworks Show

The resort is located at 500 SW 177 Ave., Miami, FL 33194. Call 305-894-2375 for more info.

Josie Gulliksen

About Josie Gulliksen

Josie Gulliksen is a freelance writer and major arts advocate and enthusiast who loves everything cultural and is excited to live in such a thriving community as Miami. A Miami native, aside from Miami on the Cheap, she currently writes for Artburst Miami, Edible South FL, Legacy Miami and Legacy South Florida and Miami New Times. She worked for nearly a decade at Miami Today covering the arts community and restaurant scene and served as Calendar Editor. She has also worked in public relations for the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, in travel and tourism for Newman PR and at the Miami Science Museum. She has written for Florida Travel + Life Magazine, Florida Monthly Magazine,, Indulge Miami and MiamiCurated.

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