Indigenous Peoples Day

Indigenous Peoples Day
Monday, Oct. 9, 2023 | 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
FREE | No Tickets Required for Event ($5 Discounted Gallery Admission)

Oklahoma City’s annual Indigenous Peoples Day celebration returns to First Americans Museum for a third year. Join us for a celebration of the 39 tribal nations and Indigenous communities in Oklahoma.

Support the event by purchasing the official Indigenous Peoples Day t-shirtWear your shirt to the Oct. 9 event and receive free gallery admission and receive 10% off purchases at FAMstore. Exclusive design by Adrian RedBird (Kiowa Tribe/Cheyenne/Muscogee).

Download the official IPD 2023 flyer here, and register your youth stickball player (ages 7–17) here.
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10 a.m.        Opening Round Dance

10:30           Moore Public Schools Dance Troupe

11 a.m.         Comedian Zeb Nofire

11:30            Lunch Break (Try Thirty Nine Restaurant, Arbor Café or Food Trucks in Festival Plaza)

1 p.m.          Mayor’s Remarks

1:30 p.m.     Non-Contest Dance Specials

All Day         Archery, Art Activities, Food Trucks, Mound Walk

11a.m.           Adult Stickball Exhibitions
                     (water provided by National Native American Hall of Fame)

Noon           Caddo Cultural Club Dances

1:30 p.m.      Folklor Guatamalteco Q’anil OKC

2 p.m.          Chickasaw Nation Stomp Dancers

2 p.m.          Youth Stickball Games | Registration Required, sticks provided

3 p.m.          Grupo Folklorico Maya Balam Quitze 

All Day             Chef Loretta’s Garden Soft Opening, OKC ZOObaru

10 a.m             Indigenous short films presented by deadCenter and Reel Indigenous
2:30 p.m.        Matriarch Panel Discussion on Food Sovereignty

Dine and Shop

  • Arbor Café and Thirty Nine Restaurant (limited menu offered)
  • Food trucks in Festival Plaza include Big O’s BBQ, Plato’s Provisions and RedBird Concessions.
  • Shop FAMstore or the FAMstore tent in Festival Plaza. The official IPD 2023 t-shirt is available only for pre-order online.
  • Outside food and drink or vending without permission is not allowed.

Before You Go

  • No smoking or vaping is permitted.
  • Outside food and drink, other than water medically necessary items, are not permitted.
  • Drones, pets, weapons or firearms are prohibited. Please leave your chairs and canopies at home.
  • Please note that due to the size of the event, school field trips are not permitted on Indigenous Peoples Day. 


  • Onsite parking at FAM is limited. Please prioritize the FAM lot for elders, people with disabilities and pregnant visitors or those with young children.
  • Overflow parking with shuttles are available at Crooked Oak Public Schools at SE 15th and Eastern. All proceeds from $10 parking fee support Crooked Oak athletic programs!