Children's Festival

  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • 💲Free & open to the public

The Chickasaw Cultural Center hosts the annual Children’s Festival with fun events for the whole family! 

Booths will be located throughout campus providing make-&-take crafts, games, nutrition services, horticulture education and cultural demonstrations. Outdoor activities are dependent on weather and subject to change as necessary. 

Activities in the Chikasha Inchokka' Traditional Village include Giant Jenga, Giant Connect 4, bean bag toss, moon sand and more! Join the Chickasaw Nation Dance Troupe in stomp dance demonstrations at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., followed by performances of the Chikasha Hilha' Himita' (Chickasaw Young Dancers, an extension of the Chickasaw Nation Dance Troupe). The Chickasaw Language Committee and Youth Language Club will sing Choctaw Hymns at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. 

Listen to storytellers Tim Tingle, Lori Carmichael and Stephanie Scott in the Kochcha' Aabiniili' Amphitheater at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Enjoy 10% off toys in the Aachompa' Gift Shops. 

Anoli' Theater - Chipota Film Festival
10:30 a.m. Toy Story
12 p.m. Charlotte's Web
1:30 p.m. Pinocchio
3 p.m. Stuart Little

Aaimpa' Cafe
Children's Festival Special: Mini corndogs served with chips & a drink
Drinks & cookies served daily until 4 p.m.

Make plans to cool off and wind down with The Greatest Showman in the Anoli' Theater at 6:30 p.m.

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