Milwaukee’s Indian Summer Festival is something of a last hurrah for summertime’s warmth and freewheeling spirit. In addition to its Native American theme, the Festival features customary fare, such as a roster of musicians to perform on multiple stages, Native American and traditional festival food, arts and crafts, andm most importantly, an emphasis on Native American history. The festival will take place on Milwaukee’s Lakefront from September 11th-12th, 2009.
The first day at the Indian Summer Festival will be closed to the public, but open especially for children and teachers in grades K-8. The day is presented as an educational opportunity for kids to participate in craft demonstrations, cultural performances, Indian villages, arts and crafts and more.
Over the weekend, this year’s Festival entertainers will include Brule, Solomon Trimble, Darryl Tonemah, Wade Fernandez, Eagle and Hawk, The Flying Feather Band, Jan Michael Looking Worlf, Fiddle and Jig Contest, Asham Stompers and Buffy Handel.
The festival is also an opportunity for Native Americans from many different backgrounds to join together and share their stories, art and culture with patrons. Attendees will have the chance to check out live demonstrations of traditional skills such as beadwork, finger weaving, bow and arrow making, pottery, carving, basket weaving, and see traditional healing methods and herbal medicines in the "Natural Path Area". Through their vibrant presentations, displays and artwork, the Indian Summer Festival is the perfect way to end the summer.
Tickets prices to attend the Indian Summer Festival are as follows:
Elders (60+): $10 at the gate
Children 12 and under: Free
Advance Sale: Adults: $10 at Ticket Outlets
Henry Maier Festival Park
200 N. Harbor Drive
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