Indian Summer Festival thrills at Milwaukee’s lakefront Sept. 11-13
This colorful festival highlights traditional and contemporary American Indian music and dance, lifestyle and customs, food and knowledge.
Indian Summer Festival, the largest American Indian event of its kind, brings excitement Sept. 11-13 to Milwaukee, Wis., at the lakefront Summerfest grounds.
This colorful festival highlights traditional and contemporary American Indian music and dance, lifestyle and customs, food and knowledge. It provides an entertaining, fun and educational experience.
The 2015 theme “Gathering of Clans,“ includes a special area with storytelling, artisan demos, games, dance performances and an exhibit.
On Sunday, a “Gathering of the Fans” Game Day Party celebrates the Green Bay Packers/Chicago Bears season opener. Party plans include TV screens and fest- goers wearing their favorite team’s apparel can register for prize drawings.
Festival favorites are the contest Pow Wow, lacrosse demos and games, traditional villages, Olympic-style amateur boxing, music awards, Circle of Art, marketplace, traditional foods and “Go Native Now” presentations.
New this year, Mad Dog & Merrill bring fun tips on being creative at the grill.
Festival hours are: Friday: Education Day (school groups), 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; General Public, 4 p.m. – midnight; Saturday: Noon – midnight; Sunday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tickets are $15/adults, $12/elders 60+. Children 12 and under/FREE. Special admission deals are at www.indiansummer.org.
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There are lots of family-friendly attractions at the festival.
Both traditional and contemporary Native culture will be shared throughout the weekend.