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Red Earth Festival accepting registrations for June 6 parade

by Brandy McDonnell Published: April 15, 2014
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Gerry Bonds and Terry Tsotigh (Kiowa) wave to onlookers at the Red Earth Festival Parade in downtown Oklahoma City. (Photo provided)
Gerry Bonds and Terry Tsotigh (Kiowa) wave to onlookers at the Red Earth Festival Parade in downtown Oklahoma City. (Photo provided)

Registrations are now being accepted for the Red Earth Parade, the June 6 event that will celebrate the opening of the 28th Annual Red Earth Festival. The streets of downtown Oklahoma City will vibrate in Native American tribal spirit as hundreds of participants in authentic tribal regalia participate in what has been referred to as America’s most unique parade.

Spectators are encouraged to arrive early for the 9 a.m. start as the parade route circles the Myriad Botanical Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City. The parade is expected to last approximately one hour signaling the opening of the 28th Annual Red Earth Festival Art Market, followed by the noon Grand Entry of Dancers at Remington Park located in northeast Oklahoma City’s Adventure District.

In previous years the Red Earth Parade has featured more than 100 colorful entries while thousands lined the streets of downtown Oklahoma City to experience the colorful event, according to a news release. The parade is free to the public and free for participants.

Participants may include but are not limited to tribal leaders and princesses, color guards, dancers, musical groups, marching bands, school groups, drum groups, mounted entries and community organizations.

Individual day tickets to attend the Red Earth Festival, scheduled June 5-7, are $10 for adults, $7.50 for seniors and youth, and free for children under five. Three-day passes and group rates are available. Tickets can be purchased upon arrival at Remington Park.

As previously reported, with the exception of the parade, the 2014 Red Earth festivities will move from downtown OKC’s Cox Convention Center to Remington Park.

For Red Earth Festival parade applications or additional information, go to www.redearth.org or call 427-5228.

-BAM

by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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