Visitor Center Rennovations
Park is having major heating/cooling system work done. The Visitor Center is closed (we don't know how long-mid July?) but restrooms, movie auditorium, historic ruins area, and picnic area remain open (no fees or pass sales during rennovation)
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.
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.
Highlights of the 2011 Fest
2009 was our first American Indian Music Fest.
Did You Know?
The Casa Grande Ruins were extensively excavated and studied by Dr. Jesse Fewkes in 1906. Previously, visitors removed artifacts and took pieces of the walls and roofs as souvenirs.