This weekend, Friends of Ganondagan will celebrate Native America's rich culture with the 22nd Annual Native American Dance & Music Festival, which features Native performers, artists, and family activities at Ganondagan State Historic Site (1488 State Rte. 444, Victor).
The festival takes place Saturday and Sunday, July 27-28, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Celtic Fusion musician, "the Lord of the Strings," Arvel Bird (Paiute/Me'tis) and singer-songwriter Jennifer Kreisberg (Tuscarora) will headline both days of the festival. The festival will also feature a new, multi-style violin Family String Jam with Arvel Bird (bring your violins if you want to participate), demonstrations in traditional lacrosse stick-making, basketry, and cornhusk dolls, a family drum jam, traditionation Iroquois Social Dancing, storytelling, a Native American Arts Market, educational displays, bark longhouse tours, guided trail walks, and more.
Festival tickets, which are available at the event, are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (62+), $7 for students with ID (18+), $5 for children (ages 3-18), and free for Friends of Ganondagan members and children ages 2 and under. Free festival parking is available at the Fireman's Field off Maple Avenue in Victor with a free shuttle service from 9:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. For more information and a full schedule of events, visit ganondagan.org/NADMF.html or call 742-1690.