Oklahoma Tribal Celebration
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Oklahoma Tribal Celebration


November 9, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM


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Oklahoma is home to more than 39 Native American Tribes and Tulsa has long been proud of its native heritage. Together we seek to foster the strength of all the nations in creating one of the region’s largest and most comprehensive Native American festivals. Oklahoma Tribal Celebration will be a proud expression of music, dance, art, food, and fashion; where each nation will have the opportunity to share its story and speak of their cultural legacy in a realm within the park. Don’t miss a special performance by The Levi Platero Band! This regional festival will make history honoring the Native American Nations in an Oklahoma Tribal Celebration unlike anything before!

Take a free shuttle to Oklahoma Tribal Celebration! Shuttles run from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, November 9 from the 23rd Street parking lot. Click HERE for a shuttle map.

The following tribes will be showcasing:  

  • Cherokee Nation
  • Chickasaw Nation  
  • Choctaw Nation
  • Muscogee Creek
  • Osage Nation
  • Quapaw Tribe
  • Seminole Nation

Activities include:

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

-              Featured Menu at Vista by Chef Nico Albert

-              Live Cooking Demonstrations 

-              Native Food Vendors

-              Tribe Realms

1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

-              Arts & Crafts Market

-              Native Short Films & Documentaries Showings in ONEOK Boathouse

-              Live Music & Dance Performances



  • 4:00 p.m. – Fashion Show showcasing traditional regalia from various Oklahoma Tribes with music by DJ Feenix
  • 4:30 p.m. – Performance by local Hip Hop Act: WOTKO
  • 4:45 p.m. – Cary Morin
  • 5:25 p.m. – Special Dance/Drum Performance
  • 5:35 p.m. – Performance by Cherokee Flutist, Tommy Wildcat
  • 5:45 p.m. – The Levi Platero Band


Arts & Crafts Market vendors