St. Landry

Jul 26, 2014 1:42 PM by Press Release

Inaugural Southwest Louisiana Attakapas Opelousas Prairie Tribe Native American Festival

On Saturday, July 26, experience Opelousas' colorful Native American heritage with traditional dancing, drumming, arts & crafts, storytelling, food, and special guest speakers, Harvey and Carol Woodford. Learn something new with great lessons demonstrating traditional dance, jewelry making, and basket weaving. There will be lots of fun and educational kids activities including face painting, story telling, and a talking stick contest. This is a family friendly event, and therefore alcohol free.

This event takes place at the Tourist and Information Center Pavilion of the Opelousas, located at 828 East Landry Street in Opelousas.

Opening ceremony - 10 a.m.
Face Painting - 10:30 - 11:30
Silent Auction - 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch - noon - served all day or until it's all gone
Attakapas Dancing and Performance - 1 p.m.
Basket Making Demonstration - 1:30 - 2 p.m.
Opelousas Blacklegged Drummers - 2 - 2:30 p.m.
Jewelry Making Demonstrations - 2:30 - 3 p.m.
Storytelling (children hands-on) talking stick contest - 3 - 4 p.m.
Attakapas tribal dancing lessons - 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Agriculture Native Style - 3:30 - 4 P.M.
Tribal Cookbook/Honoring Book Signing - 4 - 4:30 p.m.
Closing Ceremony - 5 p.m.

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