Oklahoma Indian Summer festival began 26 years ago as a way for the Chamber of Commerce to incorporate the Indian culture into a fall festival for Bartlesville. Today, Oklahoma Indian Summer continues to be a success due to the volunteer Executive Board as well as dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly behind the scenes throughout the year to host this premiere and unique festival. The festival is free and open to the public who is welcome and invited to experience this legacy. Oklahoma Indian Summer is a 501c3 organization and is dependent on community support through commerscial and corporate sponsors, fundraising and private donations.
Located at the Bartlesville Community Center, the annual festival is a cultural exchange which combines award-winning American Indian and Western art throughout the festival, a competition pow wow, entertainment and cultural demonstrations as well as many other special events in a family-oriented atmosphere. In celebration of 26 successful years of festival, the Committee is focused on tradition and innovation. Plans are currently in the works for Thursday night events. Friday and Saturday the festival opens at 10am and closes late night after the pow wow, both days full of activities and presentations. This year also brings the return on Sunday festivities! Youth activities include Friday's demonstration day for area school children and a youth art contest and show with a $1000 scholarship for Best of Show. Food concessions as well as arts and crafts vendors will be open throughout the festival. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend this premiere event of area cultures. For more information, contact Lori Pannell 918-397-2125, email@example.com