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Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival opens in Oklahoma City

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OKLAHOMA CITY – As we get a break from the rain, many Oklahomans will be heading to a popular festival this weekend.

The 29th Annual Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival opens Friday at the Cox Convention Center.

The event continues through Sunday.

The award-winning festival features American Indian artists and dancers from across the country.

The event kicks off with a parade that circles the Myriad Botanical Gardens at 10 a.m. on Friday.

The streets will be filled with Native American bands, floats, honor guards, dignitaries and tribal princesses.

While adults enjoy the beautiful artwork, children will also be able to participate in hands-on activities at the event.

In addition to the artwork, visitors will be treated to some of the elite Native American dancers. The Red Earth dance competition allows dancers to compete in 15 categories.

Grand entry is Friday and Saturday at 12 p.m. and 6 p.m.

The final grand entry is set for Sunday at 12 p.m.

Tickets are $11 for adults and children under 18-years-old are free.

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