Winter Solstice Celebration: Native American Festival

Dec 15 2018
Dec 16 2018
Mission San Luis
2100 West Tennessee Street
Tallahassee, FL 32303
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Admission Fee:

$2 - $5


10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Winter Solstice Celebration: Native American Festival

Join us 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!

Craft Vendors:

  • Support our Native American and other artisans and get your holiday shopping done!

Dance (Both Performance & Participatory):

  • Warriors of AniKituhwa - Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
  • Mississippi Band of Choctaw Social Dancers
  • Lyndon Alec, hoop dancer from the Alabama-Couchette Tribe


  • Rita Youngman – Seminole Indian folk musician
  • Painted Raven - Contemporary Native American flute and world music

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
  • Children’s Crafts
  • Drum Circles (Saturday 12/15)

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.

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!

Saturday, December 15 (10 am - 6 pm)

Sunday December 16 (10 am - 4 pm)

For more information, call 850-245-6406 or go to

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Phone: 850-245-6406