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First Peoples Festival

January 12-14, 2024 with Summer 2023 Kick-Off Events

A celebration of Indigenous culture, art, music, language, oral traditions and much more.

Shop 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.

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Indigenous Inspired Dinner

January 12, 2024

Hémėseestse! means, "Let's Eat" in the Cheyenne language. Enjoy a special Indigenous-inspired meal at Twin Owls Steakhouse, along with amazing performances, a participatory sweet grass offering and a blessing by a Northern Cheyenne Elder. Mingle with Indigenous demonstrators, educators and workshop teachers.

Indigenous Vendor Market & Workshops

January 13-14, 2024

The Indigenous Vendor Market & Workshops will take place on Saturday, January 13 and Sunday, January 14, indoors at the Estes Park Events Complex. This 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.