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First Peoples Festival

  • 1125 Rooftop Way, P.O. Box 1200, Estes Park, CO 80517
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Friday, January 12 - VIP Dinner
Saturday, January 13 & Sunday, January 14 - Free Vendor Market
This event celebrates Indigenous culture, art, music, language, oral traditions, and much more. Shop from cultural vendors from various tribal affiliations across the country, listen to live music performances, and enjoy traditional dances, singers, and drumming. Learn about the Indigenous Connection to the Estes Valley and Rocky Mountain National Park, and take part in cultural demonstrations and workshops.
Estes Park's First Peoples Festival will take place on Saturday, January 13 through Sunday, January 14, 2024, indoors at the Estes Park Events Complex. The event is free to attend.

Vendors from tribes all over the country will be here. You can shop Traditional Acoma Pottery, Iroquois Beadwork and Quillwork, Navajo Jewelry, Birchbark Work, Caribou Antler Art, Ledger Art, Sand Drawings, Handmade Flutes, Handmade Drums, Wood Carvings, Sweet Grass, Sculptures, Ribbon Skirts and more.

Estes Park has partnered with Nico Strange Owl to bring the First Peoples Festival to Estes Park. Nico Strange Owl is a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana and has worked with Indigenous art and artists over the past forty years.  She is the current owner of Eagle Plume’s, a historic trading post at the base of Long’s Peak near Allenspark, Colorado.  She has also worked as a beadworker, an appraiser, and a consultant of Native art, worked with museums, operated galleries, and has been in the art business all her life.  She is also the descendant of Sand Creek Massacre survivors and is truly home in Colorado.