Indian Fair Keeps Festival Season Hopping
Great outdoor festivals—and the wonderful food they bring—just keep coming to Balboa Park this time of year. And this weekend is no exception, as the venerable Indian Fair returns for its 26th year to the San Diego Museum of Man.
If you don’t know where the Museum of Man is, just look for the landmark California Tower on the west end of the Park’s central mesa and follow your snout to its base. There on May 16 and 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., you’ll find the picturesque California Plaza transformed into a lively marketplace. Dozens of Native American tribes from all over the Southwest and Alaska will be presenting music, singing, dancing, and, of course, tasty traditional foods. Be sure to browse the artists’ market where you can see live demonstrations of how jewelry, pottery, baskets, textiles, and masks are made.
A small admission fee of $5 for adults and seniors and $1 for children ages 3 to 17 grants entry to the Indian Fair, as well as to the museum’s exhibitions and indoor performances by storytellers, dancers, and musicians. And to top it all off, a special “Family Day” on Saturday, May 16, will feature kid-friendly museum tours and interactive craft activities for pups of all ages.