Point Reyes National Seashore Big Time Festival Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free
Highway 1, via Sir Francis Drake Boulevard or Point Reyes/Petaluma Road
Point Reyes, CA
nps.gov/pore or mapom.org
Free parking is available at the Bear Valley Visitor Center where you may access the 0.4-mile long trail leading to Kule Loklo.
Annual Big Time Festival invites the public to a traditional Native American trade festival at Kule Loklo, a Coast Miwok Cultural Exhibit. Throughout the day demonstrators will exhibit their skills in basketry, flint knapping, clamshell bead making and traditional dancers from the Intertribal Pomo group and Dry Creek Pomo who perform. Vendor craft fair included. Bring a picnic lunch and spend the day.
Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria and Native California. Walk
through Kule Loklo with an appetite for listening, talking, learning, and
storytelling with demonstrators, allies, park staff, volunteers, and tribal
members. Traditional dancers are scheduled to share dances. Learn more about the
Coast Miwok and other local American Indians now and going forward at a variety
of informational booths. Join park staff, partners, and volunteers in programs
throughout the day to discuss questions of place, land, and belonging.
Lectures at the Fire Circle at 11 am
Alicia Retes "How Music Was Brought to California Indians"
Henry Frank "My Journey To and From San Quentin"
The trailhead for the 0.4-mile long trail leading to Kule Loklo is at the north end of the paved parking lot at the Bear Valley Visitor Center. For directions and a map to help you get to the Bear Valley Visitor Center, visit our Directions page. To help reduce traffic congestion in the paved parking lot adjacent to the Bear Valley Visitor Center, please park your vehicle(s) in the gravel, trailhead parking lot on the left (east) side of the access road close to the Bear Valley Trailhead. Parking is free. Download the Bear Valley Area Map (427 KB PDF), which shows the location of the trailhead parking lot relative to Kule Loklo and the Bear Valley Visitor Center.
Sponsored by The National Park Service & The Miwok Archeological Preserve of Marin (MAPOM).
Californian trade festival at Kule Loklo, Point Reyes National Seashore is an annual festival at Kule Loklo, a Coast Miwok Cultural Exhibit. Throughout the day, demonstrators from Californian tribal communities will demonstrate their skills in basketry, flint knapping, clamshell bead making, and more. Vendors will be selling a wide variety of crafts. There will also be informational booths. Traditional dancers from the Intertribal Pomo group and Dry Creek Pomo will share dances. Please be aware that dogs and alcoholic beverages are not allowed at Kule Loklo. Bring a picnic lunch and spend the day. This event is great for the whole family and is free of charge; cosponsored by the Miwok Archaeological Preserve of Marin.
Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.