Colbert County Tourism & Convention Bureau

Events Calendar

Events Calendar

Oka Kapassa
From Friday, September 07, 2018 -  08:30am
To Saturday, September 08, 2018 - 06:00pm
Contact www.okakapassa.org Terry McGee (256) 757-4438 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

*September 7-8, 2018 “Oka Kapassa” – Return to Cold Water American Indian Festival will take place in Spring Park (South end of Main St.), Tuscumbia, on Friday and Saturday, September 7-8.  The rich traditions of Native American culture will be celebrated through authentic demonstrations of arts, crafts and life skills, including dancing, drumming, Indian flute music, basket weaving, jewelry, story-telling, foods, more.  Friday is “school day” and teachers must pre-register their student groups (grades 4-5).   Saturday’s events, 10 am until 6 pm, are geared to the public. Free. Additional community events are scheduled. Alabama 200 Bicentennial Event, STS Top Twenty in Southeast. For complete schedule and more information: www.okakapassa.org  or 256-757-4438 or Colbert Tourism at 256-383-0783.

On Thursday, September 6, at 4:00 p.m., the Children’s Museum of the Shoals and the Oka Kapassa Festival will host a community outreach program for children at the Museum, 2810 Darby Dr., Florence.  The program will feature Chickasaw story-teller Amy Bleumel and Lyndon Alec (Alabama) demonstrating hoop dance.  Free.  Co-sponsored by the Alabama State Council on the Arts.  More info: www.okakapassa.org or 256-757-4438 or Colbert Tourism, 256-383-0783.

On Thursday, September 6, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., a community outreach event, in conjunction with the Oka Kapassa Festival, will be presented at the Sheffield Library, 316 Montgomery Ave.  Injunity, a contemporary Choctaw and Chickasaw ensemble highlighting the Native American flute will be featured.  Micah Swimmer (Cherokee) will perform traditional dance and songs. The Trail of Tears Association will make a special presentation regarding the history of the Tuscumbia Landing site.  This is a free event sponsored by the Oka Kapassa Festival, Alabama State Council on the Arts, the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area and the City of Sheffield. More info: www.okakapassa.org or 256-757-4438 or Colbert Tourism, 256-383-0783.

On Thursday, September 6, at 6:00 p.m., the Muscle Shoals Library and the Oka Kapassa Festival will present a special community outreach program at the Library, 1918 Avalon Ave., Muscle Shoals.  Demonstrations by the Chickasaw Dance Troope from Oklahoma and Cherokee story-teller Freeman Owle will be featured. This free event is co-sponsored by the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area and the Alabama State Council on the Arts and Humanity. More info: www.okakapassa.org or 256-757-4438 or Colbert Tourism, 256-383-0783.

Submitted by:  Ninon Parker, Oka Kapassa Festival Committee Media Representative                                            256-383-0783 or cell: 256-710-9081, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                                                                                   

For more information:  Terry McGee, Oka Kapassa Festival Chairman                                                                         256-757-4438, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Location Spring Park 1 Spring Park Rd., Tuscumbia, AL