Celebrate Native American culture with Oka Kapassa | Arts & Culture
Spring Park in downtown Tuscumbia will be home to a special Native American gathering to celebrate the culture and traditions of the American Indians who once lived in the region. Oka Kapssa: Return to Coldwater introduces North Alabama's Indian heritage in an entertaining way by offering hands-on activities and demonstrations.
Celebrating its tenth year, this year's event is set for September 13 and 14, 2013. On Friday, September 13th Oka Kapassa is open only to school groups. The event will be open to the public on Saturday, September 14th with festivities getting underway at 9 a.m. Throughout the day, Native Americans will gather to share their heritage through crafts, fancy and traditional dance, demonstrations, storytelling, and music.
Demonstrations include how to use a blowgun, flintknapping, shell carving, basket making, archery, hair braiding, and much more. Festival goers have the opportunity to purchase authentic native artwork to treasure for years to come. The day-long event concludes with a closing ceremony at 8:15 p.m.
Festival goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. In case of rain, the event will be held at the Railroad Roundhouse located at 204 West 5th Street in Tuscumbia. For more information and a full list of events, visit the website or call Colbert County Tourism at 800.344.0783 or 256.383.0783.
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