• Jasper Forest is magical in twilight, particularly the logs on stone pedestals

    Petrified Forest

    National Park Arizona

Programs, Activities, and Events

02-24-13_0952 Eric's Puerco River Petroglyph Hike

Puerco River Petroglyph Hike with Volunteer Eric

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Programs, Activities, and Events

Ongoing: Keep an eye out for roving rangers! As staffing allows, rangers rove park areas to include Puerco Pueblo, Crystal Forest, and Giant Logs.

 

Jun 20 - Dec 20, 2014: United Catalysts presents Postcards from the Iron Camera, an exhibit at the Painted Desert Inn National Historic Landmark. Viewing Hours: 10am to 5pm Daily. Opening Reception: 3pm-5pm, light refreshments, meet the artists, on June 20. For more information click here.

Wednesday through Sunday Sepember 10-14, 2014
: Navajo County Fair in Holbrook. The park's booth will feature the theme "More Spectacular than Ever," highlighting new areas and activities in the park. http://www.navajocountyfair.com/

Saturday September 27, 2014
: National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest single-day volunteer effort for America's public lands. This year marks the 21st annual celebration! An event will be determined in the park and posted on the website. http://www.publiclandsday.org/

 
several pots are manipulated by tongs in a firepit

Firing pottery at Painted Desert Inn.

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The Cultural Demonstrator Program at Petrified Forest National Park provides the opportunity for regional people to share their history and traditional crafts in the dynamic setting of Petrified Forest National Park.

The park is pleased to promote awareness and appreciation for the diverse history and cultures of the region in March and during the summer. Through cultural demonstrators, we can recognize the ancient peoples, intertribal relationships, European-descent cultures and even Route 66 history.

September 2014

September 1:Teddy &Rebecca Goodluck—Navajo Silversmiths
September 2: Dee Ann Husken—Navajo Beading and More
September 3: Alice Hawthorne/Angeline Murphy—Navajo Loom Weaving/Beading
September 4: Alfonzo John—Navajo Silversmith
September 5: Justin Morris—Navajo Gold/Silver Smith
September 6:Teddy &Rebecca Goodluck—Navajo Silversmiths
September 7:Teddy &Rebecca Goodluck—Navajo Silversmiths
September 8: Alice Hawthorne/Angeline Murphy—Navajo Loom Weaving/Beading
September 9: Jane Benally—Navajo Loom Weaving/Beading
September 10: Dee Ann Husken—Navajo Beading and More
September 11: Alfonzo John—Navajo Silversmith
September 12: Justin Morris—Navajo Gold/Silver Smith
September 13: Justin Morris—Navajo Gold/Silver Smith
September 14: Alice Hawthorne/Angeline Murphy—Navajo Loom Weaving/Beading
September 15: Alice Hawthorne/Angeline Murphy—Navajo Loom Weaving/Beading
September 16: Jane Benally—Navajo Loom Weaving/Beading
September 18: Alfonzo John—Navajo Silversmith
September 19: Alice Hawthorne/Angeline Murphy—Navajo Loom Weaving/Beading
September 20:Teddy &Rebecca Goodluck—Navajo Silversmiths
September 21:Teddy &Rebecca Goodluck—Navajo Silversmiths
September 22: Alice Hawthorne/Angeline Murphy—Navajo Loom Weaving/Beading |
September 23: Dee Ann Husken—Navajo Beading and More
September 24: Jane Benally—Navajo Loom Weaving/Beading
September 25: Alfonzo John—Navajo Silversmith
September 26: Jane Benally—Navajo Loom Weaving/Beading
September 27: Alice Hawthorne/Angeline Murphy—Navajo Loom Weaving/Beading
September 28: Justin Morris—Navajo Gold/Silver Smith
September 29: Justin Morris—Navajo Gold/Silver Smith
September 30: Jane Benally—Navajo Loom Weaving/Beading

Did You Know?

yellow buckwheat flowers

The ecosystem at Petrified Forest National Park is not desert. It's one of the largest areas of intact grassland in the Southwest. More...