• The Great House at Casa Grande Ruins stands out for miles

    Casa Grande Ruins

    National Monument Arizona

American Indian Arts & Music Fest

There is no 2014 American Indian Arts and Music Fest scheduled. We hope to bring back this event once funding is available.

There was an American Indian Arts and Music Fest at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument on Saturday and Sunday, February 9 and 10, 2013. This festive event celebrated the connection and continuity of prehistoric and current American Indian cultures through music and other arts. Visitors experienced a blend of prehistoric and modern Native American instrumentation, music and dance; they also observed American Indian crafters and artisans engaged in the production of traditional and contemporary cultural items (available for purchase). Authentic American Indian foods provided a tasty accompaniment to the rhythms of the past and the present.

Pets are NOT invited to the Festival. Please leave your beloved animal at home. The amount of people attending as well as the already stressed park resources has led to this request. Thank you.

See the Photo Album below for past Music Fest event images.

 
2011 AIMF Webpage Info labelled

NPS Photos

2013 information-----

Over 35 different booths with anything from Sand Paintings to Bead Decorated arrows and lots of jewelry and flutes in between! Kids activities from puppet shows to flute painting and hands-on demonstrations.

Foods both traditional and comforting. From fry bread to tepary beans with a side of menudo thanks to 3 skilled vendors ready to fill you up.

General Event Information
2013 Music Performers
2013 Dance Performers
2013 Exhibitors/Vendors

 

 

Highlights of the 2013 Arts Fest
2013 Poster (PDF)
2013 Arts Fest Program (PDF)

 

Highlights of the 2012 Arts and Music Fest
Performance Schedule for Saturday, February 11, 2012
Performance Schedule for Sunday, February 12, 2012

 

Highlights of the 2011 Fest
Performers' Biographies

 

Highlights of the 2010 Music Fest
Performer Information
Copy of the Flyer promoting the Fest

 

2009 was our first American Indian Music Fest.
It was a great program and such fun we decided to repeat the Festival each year.

Did You Know?

The 'Big House' at Casa Grande Ruins circa 1900.

An estimated six million pounds of caliche were used in the construction of the Casa Grande. Caliche is a naturally occurring soil consisting of clay, sand and calcium carbonate found in the deserts of the southwest.