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On Saturday, April 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Arizona American Indian Tourism Association (AAITA), in partnership with Arizona’s Native American tribes along with the City of Scottsdale, hosts its annual Arizona Indian Festival at the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall open to the public with limited attendance, and COVID safety measures in place.
The AAITA will take all reasonable measures to ensure the safety of festival participants, volunteers, and attendees, complying with local, state, and federal guidelines to slow the spread of the Covid-19. The safety of our communities and attendees is foremost in all the planning and production of this event.
The festival is held in conjunction with Scottsdale’s Western Week. The Arizona Indian Festival is unique in its format and ability to present Arizona tribes in its program and event footprint that includes traditional Indian Villages recreated on the Civic Center lawn, traditional arts and craft demonstrations, native food vendors, and native mainstage entertainment representative of many tribes and Tribal Travel and Tourism offices showcasing their native destinations.
Attendees at the Arizona Indian Festival will experience traditional food, storytelling, traditional dancing, singing, and traditional dwellings represented within the village area. Attendees will walk away fascinated by the native beauty that Arizona has to offer.
While Old Town has become significantly more sophisticated with an array of local boutiques, art galleries, fine dining establishments, wineries and craft breweries, the city maintains its Old West charm and heritage, which is celebrated during Western Week. For more about the Festival visit; www.arizonaindiantourism.org; for more about Western Week, visit www.scottsdalewesternweek.com.