14th Annual American Indian Festival

Saturday, October 15, 2022, 10 am - 4 pm

Patuxent River Park, Group Campground & Picnic Area
16000 Croom Airport Road
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Contact Information: 301-627-6074, patuxentriverpark@pgparks.com

FREE admission and parking!

Discover the rich and diverse culture of Native American Indians at this year's in-person festival!


  • Master of Ceremonies: Keith Colston
  • Arena Director: Michael Nephew
  • Host Drum: Medicine Horse
  • Guest Drum: Yapatoko Singers
  • Head Dancers: Steve & Rie Miller
  • Color Guard: Vevita
  • Musical Guests: Aio Sifu, The Zotigh Singers

Festival Activities

  • Traditional and Contemporary Musical Performances Drumming 
  • Singing
  • Dancing 
  • Oral Tradition Storytelling

Interactive Exhibits and Demonstrations

  • Pre-Contact Native Technologies 
  • Native Horsemanship Genealogy 
  • Regalia 
  • Arts & Crafts 
  • Archery 
  • Live Birds of Prey 
  • Archaeology

Nominal Fees

  • Traditional Foods & Other Favorites
  • Vendor Sales
  • Pony Rides $3 
  • Basket Craft $3
  • Raffle Tickets: $1/2, $5/10
  • Raffles Include 4 Items:
    • Collectible "PENDLETON" Blankets
      • Pendleton Robe blanket
      • Pendleton Crib blanket
      • Pendleton Crib blanket
    • A professional quality Native flute donated by Redbird Flutes
A man wearing a patterned shirt and a camouflage patterned hat holding a microphone
A woman in a black, red, purple, and gold outfit dancing in front of a crowd
A woman in a beige leather outfit  with colorful beaded details performing a dance

2022 Festival Flyer (PDF)


Watch the 2020 Virtual American Indian Festival!