January 22 ,21 22, 2017: The Sarasota Native American Indian Festival takes place at the Sarasota Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd, on Friday 9-5, Saturday 10-6, and Sunday 10-5

Come join us and experience the culture and artistry of the of the Native American people at the Sarasota Native American Indian Festival. Enjoy finding authentic, handmade, one-of-a-kind fine arts and crafts, paintings, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, bead work and leather work, along with Native American food.
Our drum this year is Thunder Bear from the Cherokee nation who will share traditional Native American drumming, singing and various styles of dance throughout the weekend.

We will also have the Nahui Ollin Aztec Dancers with us this year to share their beautiful culture.

Painted Raven will be joining us  as our guest musical artists.  Painted Raven is the contemporary Native American and World Music duo led by Annette Abbondanza, in collaboration with Holly Harris.


Rex Begaye

This festival will continue to be a tribute to the extraordinary life of Dine'h (navajo) artist Rex A. Begaye, its founder.  Rex's remarkable gifts as a painter and educator were the inspiration for this event  focused on bringing authentic Native American culture to Sarasota.


dance circle