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Dec
15
Sat
Solstice Native American Festival @ Mission San Luis
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – Dec 16 @ 4:00 pm
Solstice Native American Festival @ Mission San Luis | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

Join us again for two days of Southeastern Native American dancing, music, craft vendors, cultural demonstrations, and storytelling. Like last year we’ll have nationally known acts coming to town! Also enjoy living history, solar viewing with scopes, drum circles, archery, crafts for kids, and more! Fun for all ages!

Saturday, December 15 (10 am – 6 pm)
Sunday December 16 (10 am – 4 pm)

Admission fee per day:
Adults – $5; Seniors (65+) – $3; Children (6 -17) – $2; Members, Children under 6 and Active Duty Military – FREE!

Craft Vendors:
Support our Native American and other artisans and get your holiday shopping done! Find jewelry, pottery, baskets, gourd art, dance regalia, traditional instruments, shell art, fabrics and clothing with Southeastern Native American designs, native plant and herbal products, wood carvings, and much more!

Dance (Both Performance & Participatory):
• Warriors of AniKituhwa – The official cultural ambassadors of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will bring historic Cherokee dances – such as the Cherokee War Dance and Eagle Tail Dance – to life.
• Mississippi Band of Choctaw Social Dancers – Social dances mark important aspects of community and family life within the tribe.
• Lyndon Alec – An engaging hoop dancer from the Alabama-Couchette Tribe who will demonstrate this popular type of dance

Music:
• Rita Youngman – A Seminole Indian tribal member whose music is inspired by her Native heritage
• Painted Raven – Contemporary Native American flute and World music performed by the talented duo of Annette Abbondanza and Holly Harris

Cultural Demonstrations and Activities:
• Apalachee Indian Craft & Cultural Demos
• Canoe Carving Demo – by Pedro Zepeda, Traditional Arts and Outreach Coordinator of the Seminole Indian Tribe
• Cherokee Blow Dart Demo – by the Warriors of AniKituhwa
• Mississippi Choctaw Crafts, Cooking, & Stickball Demos
• Sunscope Viewing – with the Tallahassee Astronomical Society (Saturday, 12/15)
• San Luis Living History Cooking & Blacksmithing Demos
• Archery & Atlatl (spearthrowing) Activities – for all ages
• Children’s Crafts & Activities

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BRING CHAIRS / BLANKETS for seating and dress appropriately for the weather (most activities are outdoors). NO COOLERS, NO ALCOHOL, and NO SMOKING on the historic site! Food vendors to be announced.
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Many thanks to Visit Tallahassee for providing grant assistance and to sponsors First Commerce Credit Union, Friends of Florida History, and Florida Council on Arts and Culture!
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See photos from last year at https://www.flickr.com/photos/37224609@N05/albums/72157697875425392