ABOUT THE SHOW

The kick-off event to Magic Bird Festival season, the Carefree AZ Southwest Art & Indian Market is a Thanksgiving weekend festival inspired by America's first Thanksgiving.  It joins together Native & European American artisans renowned for their traditional and contemporary Southwest-inspired art and handcrafted designs.

The entire show is woven throughout the tranquil beauty of Carefree’s exotic desert botanical gardens and the largest Sundial in the US.  It  provides a welcome escape from the Black Friday shopping milieu. This free, family-friendly event takes place every Thanksgiving weekend from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Browse one-of-a-kind sculptures, exquisite Native American jewelry, and exceptional mixed-media pieces while taking in the vibrant desert flora and fauna artfully landscaped throughout the four-acre gardens. 

Along with collections from more than 100 recognized artisans plus a Southwestern Food Court and packaged edibles cuisine selections, the Carefree AZ Southwest Art and Indian Market Festival also hosts live music and entertainment. Daily performances by Country & Western Singers and Native American Dancers & Storytellers take center stage at the shaded, open-air Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion. Attendees will appreciate the state-of-the-art acoustics and generous stage views.

ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE - SANDERSON LINCOLN PAVILION

FRIDAY, NOV.  25  &  SATURDAY NOV. 26
 
11 am – 12  pm – Event Master of Ceremonies: Dakota Kid performs his humorous special blend of Traditional Cowboy, Country, Pop & Rock Favorites

1 – 2 pm -  Moontee Sinquah, World Champion Hoop Dancer with his son's Scott & Sampson, share their traditional Native American culture through song, stories and dance including their award winning Hoop Dances.   And on Saturday their second half performance is their modern Native dance interpretations to music by Moontee's Monster Blues Band. 

3 – 4:30 pm – Dakota Kid performs his humorous special blend of Traditional Cowboy, Country, Pop & Rock Favorites

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27
10 – 10:45 am
–  Event Master of Ceremonies:  Dakota Kid performs his humorous special blend of Traditional Cowboy, Country, Pop & Rock Favorites

11 am - 12 pm -  Moontee Sinquah, World Champion Hoop Dancer with his son's Scott & Sampson,  share stories and dance including their award winning Hoop Dances. Their second half performance is their modern Native dance interpretations to music by Moontee's Monster Blues Band. 

1 - 2 pm -  The Desert Cactus Kickers aka Dancing Grannies perform in full costume to their latest tap dance routines including a Christmas Holiday number.  

3 - 4:30 pm - Dakota Kid performs his humorous special blend of Traditional Cowboy, Country, Pop & Rock Favorites.

Carefree Southwest Art &

Indian Market

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A Thanksgiving Celebration of Many Nations
November 25-27, 2016  - Friday thru Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

101 Easy Street • Downtown Carefree, Arizona