Festival 2024 FAQs

When and where does the festival take place?

The Heritage Festival takes place June 22 and 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, on the grounds of the Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N Fort Valley Rd in Flagstaff, Arizona. Most festival activities – the art market, dances, and performances – are held outside the museum under the shade of tents and tall Ponderosa pines. Cultural talks and presentations take place inside the museum. Entrance to the museum is included with a festival ticket.

Members of the Museum of Northern Arizona enjoy  early entry at 9 a.m. Saturday. Learn more about the benefits of being a member.

How much does it cost to attend the festival?

$20 / general adult, one-day access 

$25 / general adult, full-weekend access 

$10 / general youth (10-17), one-day access 

$15 / general youth (10-17), full-weekend access 

$10 /Members of tribal nations, full-weekend access

$10 /Museum of Northern Arizona members, full-weekend access

Learn more about the benefits of being a member.

Free – Ages 9 and under


How can I support the Heritage Festival and the artists?

Every purchase at the Heritage Festival benefits the artists, who take home 100% of their earnings. In addition, individuals and businesses can help support the festival with a sponsorship and by volunteering. See all the ways you can lend support. 

Where can we park for the festival?

Festivalgoers can use available museum-side parking area and research-side parking, located on the east side of Fort Valley Road across the road from the museum. Overflow parking will be at the Coconino Center for the Arts just south of the museum. Shuttles will run both days from these parking areas to the festival. Artists can park near the Easton Collection Center or at Flagstaff Arts & Leadership Academy. Shuttles will take artists and vendors to and from their vehicles. Parking is free.

You can also get to the festival by:

Bike – The Museum of Northern Arizona is on the Flagstaff Urban Trail System, so it’s convenient to bike to the festival. There are two locations for free, secure bike parking on the museum’s campus.

Bus – The Mountain Line Route 5 stops directly in front of the museum.

Rideshare A drop-off and pickup area makes it easy for people to take an Uber, Lyft, or taxi.

Will there be food at the festival?

Yes! Food vendors include Sacred Hogan Fry Bread, Timberline Ice Cream, Tamales USA, and Route 66 Tacos.

Why does the museum host the annual Heritage Festival?

The Museum of Northern Arizona hosts the annual Heritage Festival to celebrate the diverse and vibrant Indigenous cultures of the Colorado Plateau. The festival provides a venue for as many as 100 Native American artists to engage with and sell their work to northern Arizona residents and visitors. Artists and demonstrators come from Hopi, Diné (Navajo), Zuni, Acoma, Paiute, Ute, Havasupai, Hualapai, and Yavapai-Apache communities. Our flagship celebration is rich in its nearly 100-year history and reflects the museum’s vision to shine light on the connections between people, place, and time across the Colorado Plateau.

Will there be a member preview?

Museum of Northern Arizona members are invited to an exclusive meet-and-greet with winners of the juried art competition on Friday, June 21, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. They can see the winning artwork while listening to music by Northern Ute/Diné musician Aaron White. Members also enjoy 9 a.m. early entry to the festival on Saturday, June 22. Learn more about the benefits of being a member.

Will there be a juried art competition?

Yes, the juried competition will present awards in 24 categories. 

Festival artists can drop off and enter up to three of their works between 9 a.m. and noon on Friday, June 21. A panel of six judges will make their choices, and artists and museum members are invited to view the awarded pieces at a 4:30-6 p.m. reception in museum’s Branigar Hall.