GRANTS PASS, Ore. – People from as far as Portland and California came to Grants Pass this Mothers Day weekend for the 26th Annual Native Arts Festival. The free event lasted all weekend long in celebration of Native American Culture.
The event featured live music, a dance competition, and storytelling. There was also a mother’s day ceremony to honor mothers everywhere. This is the first native arts festival since the pandemic began, and organizers say they are glad to be back.
“Everybody is really excited to see each other and reunite, a lot of the people come every year, and so it’s like meeting old friends and family, ” said Carla Charraga, Masters of Ceremonies at the event.
Organizers say they have been invested in their culture all their lives and are proud to share it with their community.