13th Annual American Indian Festival: Performances Only

Saturday, October 16, 2021
New Time (2021 only): 12 – 2 pm; Gates Open at 11 am

Patuxent River Park, group campground & picnic area
16000 Croom Airport Road
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Discover the rich and diverse culture of Native American Indians at this year's in-person festival. Join us for an abbreviated celebration (due to Covid-19) featuring Native American Indian Culture and Heritage.

Temporary Change in Format

Due to COVID-19, we will be temporarily changing the festival format for 2021. We expect to return to regular programming in 2022!

  • Limited to First 500 Attendees.
  • Experience 2 hours of Native American Indian Culture and Heritage Education from the Native Perspective!
  • Optional: Bring Your Own Picnic Basket & Lawn Chair. (Bring a Cushion or Blanket For Additional Seated Comfort.


  • Emcee: Keith Colston
  • Host Drum: Medicine Horse Singers
  • Guest Drum: Yapatoko Singers
  • The Zotigh Singers – performing Tribal songs from across Indian Nation!
  • Drummers, Singers, Dancers, & Story Tellers!
  • Learn about the significance of the Drum, Singing & Dance Styles, Regalia!
  • Q & A Opportunities For the Audience!
  • RAFFLE: Professional Quality Native American Indian Flute,
    • Value $170, donated by Red Bird Flutes.
    • Raffle Tickets: $1/1 or $5/10.
    • Drawing at 1:45 pm (Must be present to win).
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

COVID-19 Protocols

  • Masks required.
  • Social Distancing is strongly recommended.
  • The festival will be adhering to local, state, and CDC Large Event COVID Safety Protocols.
  • NOTE: Due to Covid 19, this year we must limit attendance. We cannot offer food vending, sales vendors, additional field activities, or exhibits.

What to Expect:

  • FREE Attendance & Parking
  • Excellent Cultural Education in a Beautiful Outdoor Setting
  • Social Distancing
  • Seating & Limited Picnic Tables
  • Additional Information: 301- 627-6074 or 301- 627-7555

2022 American Indian Festival

We plan to return to our full festival format next year at the 14th Annual American Indian Festival on: 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2022, 10 AM - 4 PM!

Watch the 2020 Virtual American Indian Festival!