AZ Indian Festival 2018


The Arizona American Indian Tourism Association (AAITA) is excited to partner with the City of Scottsdale in the coordination of Scottsdale’s Western Week it begins Feb. 5-11, 2018. Events include: Western Spirit Gold Palette ArtWalk on Feb. 8, Hashknife Pony Express gallops into town on Feb. 9, the Parada del Sol Parade and Trail’s End Festival on Feb. 10 and Arizona Indian Festival on Feb. 10 &11

#ArizonaIndianFestival will be 2/10 Saturday from 10am-6pm and 2/11 Sunday from 10am-4pm.
Location: Scottsdale Civic Center, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Admission: FREE

Held in conjunction with Scottsdale’s Western Week and Parada del Sol events, the AIF will provide a new platform to tribal tourism and awareness of Arizona’s indigenous communities by creating an inclusive inter-tribal event celebrating culture, traditional arts, crafts and foods, as well as innovations and trends in cultural tourism experiences in Arizona. Come join us for this FREE and family-friendly event!

Arizona is made up of twenty-two tribes, most will be at the Arizona Indian Festival during the weekend. From traditional food, to story telling, to traditional style dancing & singing and traditional dwellings represented within the village area, you will walk away being fascinated by the native beauty that Arizona has to offer.

The main stage will be a combination of contemporary bands, from classic rock, country-western, reggae, alternative rock and chicken scratch music. This year, we have the very talented James Bilagody, also a musician himself, emceeing the event for the weekend. Come by and enjoy the great line up ! Great musicians and native to Arizona: Levi Platero, Sage Bond, Casper Lomayesva, Tha Yoties, Living on the Ledge Band and much more.

If you enjoy good food, stop by the food vendors for some cultural food and snacks!

Buy directly from Native American artisans, ask questions about the process of jewelry making, the creation of a Navajo rug or patience it requires to make pottery.

A dozen of tribal royalty will be talking to guests during the weekend, they will also be making special appearances at the main stage throughout the event. If you have questions for them, feel free to ask, as they are true ambassadors of the tribe they represent. These young women practice and demonstrate their cultural traditions through songs, dance, stories, humor and the way they dress.

For additional information about traveling to Native Arizona, come by the Travel & Tourism area and get more information about your travel plans or next adventure. We will have tourism information directly from each tribe.



The Indian Village will be located at the Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza – Scottsdale Civic Center, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Support Tribal Tourism of AZ AIF Planning Committee Meeting Dates:Dec.14, 2017 from 9am-11am
Dec.28, 2017 from 9am-11am
Jan.11, 2018 from 9am-11am
Jan.25, 2018 from 9am-11am
Feb.08, 2018 from 9am-11am
Location: Community Design Studio
7506 E. Indian School, Scottsdale, AZ

Arizona Indian Festival Event Coordinators:
Event & Volunteer Coordinator: Isaac Curley –
Artisan Vendors: Dorothy Gishie – (928) 606-1941 –
Entertainment (main stage) –
Food Vendors: Marilyn Beck – (602) 448-1809  email:
Tourism, Business & Sponsor Booths: Raphael Bear –  (480) 789-5316 –
Sponsorship & In-Kind Donations:
Marketing & Media Relations: Amanda June (408) 458-5863 –

Festival Application Links:

AZ Indian Festival Sponsorship Packet_2018

2018 AIF AAITA Artist Application 1-26-2018