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Festivals and programs provide a great opportunity to meet artists and learn about their artistic inspirations. From small group lectures and intimate marketplaces to the acclaimed Guild Indian Fair & Market, which draws more than 640 artists and nearly 10,000 visitors, there’s something for everyone!

July 2020

Jul 26

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Summer Sundays – CANCELLED

Escape the heat of summer and bring the family for this annual series to enjoy FREE performances, activities, and admission to the museum every 4th Sunday of the month through August. Join us for this special day celebrating music. Stop by and listen to live music and so much ... Details →

Multcolor sun design on blue background next to words next to summer in yellow and Sundays at the Heard in white.

August 2020

Aug 23

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Summer Sundays – CANCELLED

Escape the heat of summer and bring the family for this annual series to enjoy FREE performances, activities, and admission to the museum every 4th Sunday of the month through August. Join us for this special day celebrating dance. Stop by and listen to live music and so much ... Details →

Multcolor sun design on blue background next to words next to summer in yellow and Sundays at the Heard in white.

November 2020

Nov 13

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

An Evening With: LAURA ORTMAN + NANOBAH BECKER

Gates open at 5pm, performance begins promptly at 5:30pm Tickets: Members – $10 General Public – $25 (includes museum admission) Students – $18 (includes museum admission) Seniors – $18 (includes museum admission) American Indian (w/Tribal ID) – $10 Attendance is limited to 50 people Purchase Tickets Here Join us ... Details →

Nov 14

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

An Evening With: LAURA ORTMAN + NANOBAH BECKER

Gates open at 5pm, performance begins promptly at 5:30pm Tickets: Members – $10 General Public – $25 (includes museum admission) Students – $18 (includes museum admission) Seniors – $18 (includes museum admission) American Indian (w/Tribal ID) – $10 Attendance is limited to 50 people Purchase Tickets Here Join us ... Details →

December 2020

Dec 11–13

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Holidays at the Heard | Dec. 11 – 13

A Southwestern tradition, Holidays at the Heard is a great way to spend time with family and friends. Exciting performances and artist demonstrations introduce visitors to traditional and contemporary American Indian music, dance and art throughout the week. Details →

Holidays at the Heard banner showing entrance to museum with fountain in front

April 2021

Apr 25

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Celebrate Día del Niño

Commemorate Día del Niño, at the Heard Museum with special outdoor performances with local artists, and free admission for children 12 and under with up to two accompanying adults. Scheduled to appear: Tony Duncan, a five-time World Champion Hoop Dancer, with family members performing music, dance and storytelling. Ron ... Details →

Native American hoop dancer Tony Duncan in traditional regalia and with his hoops striking a dramatic pose against the backdrop of the mountains of the desert southwest

October 2021

Oct 9

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Indigenous Peoples’ Celebration

Celebrate Indigenous art and culture at the Heard Museum. A visit to the museum is a perfect way to support American Indian artists, musicians, filmmakers, writers and chefs. Join us for this special day during which we honor the vitality, beauty and diversity of American Indian people. Schedule of ... Details →

Tlingit artist James Johnson, seen from above with his back to the camera as he works on a half sawn log decorated with Nortwest Coast fish designs in red and black

November 2021

Nov 26–Dec 31

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Holidays at the Heard

A Southwestern tradition, Holidays at the Heard is a great way to spend time with family and friends. Exciting performances and artist demonstrations introduce visitors to traditional and contemporary American Indian music, dance and art throughout the month. Details →

Holidays at the Heard event banner showing American Indian dancer Kailayne Jensen (Diné) in action performing a shawl dance

March 2022

Mar 26–27

World Championship Hoop Dance Contest

On Saturday and Sunday, top American Indian and Canadian First Nations hoop dancers will compete at the Heard Museum for the prestigious World Champion title and cash prizes. At the two-day competition, men and women compete on an equal field. Details →

April 2022

Apr 2

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Katsina Doll Marketplace

The Nation’s largest gathering of Hopi katsina doll carvers will show and sell their unique creations at the Katsina Doll Marketplace: A Gathering of Carvers, in the Steele Auditorium. Enjoy musical performances, carving demonstrations and a drawing for the featured katsina doll. Hopi carvers will show and sell their ... Details →

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