Culture and history will the name of the game at this year’s Heritage Festival. Held on the grounds of the Coachella Valley History Museum, this event promises to have things both young and old alike. Come join the City of Indio as we explore how the Coachella Valley early settlers created this place we call home. The Festival showcases the personal histories of Cahuilla, Mexican-American, Anglo, Black, Japanese and Armenian families by means of “story boards” that detail their timelines and presence in the Valley. In addition, foods and entertainment representing these cultures are featured throughout the day- folkloric dancers, a Gospel Choir, fiddlers, storytellers, Barnaby Finch’s Jazzgrass band from Idyllwild and Japanese Taiko drummers, will highlight the event for 2017.
Early American craft demonstrators will be on hand to share with our audience. Enjoy watching weavers and spinners, wood carvers, potters, paper crafters, leather working and much, much more. Visitors can also take a jeep tour of the mural in old downtown Indio. Vintage Cars from the 20’s and 30’s will show in all of their splendor. Children can participate in old fashioned games and activities such as sack and egg races, jump rope, clothespin doll making, origami folding, Cahuilla crafts, dress-a-dolly, and Aunt Polly’s wash room. This FREE event promises to be fun for the whole family. Visit cvhm.org for more information.