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Native American Connections Annual Parade

Taking place each second week of October from 9am to 11am in Phoenix, Arizona, NAC hosts this parade to celebrate Native American heritage and culture, highlighting a new theme each year that embodies resiliency and community. Our parade route travels from 3rd Street and Oak Street, heading north and ending at Steele Indian School Park. This free community event features floats, performers, music, and fun. In addition, the Phoenix Indian School Visitor Center hosts continues the celebration with presentations, music, and more at their open house event.

Save the Date for Our Next Parade!

We are excited to announce our 40th Annual Parade set for Saturday, October 12th, 2024 starting at 9am along our iconic route! This year our theme is 'Birth of a New Day: Celebrating New Light and New Beginnings' - highlighting the power of change brought by each new day.

Mark your calendars for this free community event and check back here for more details.

Interested in registering your group or float to participate in this year's parade? Reach out to parade@nativeconnections.org, complete the parade registration form, and provide the indicated registration fee to reserve your spot!

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Native American Recognition Days

The Annual Native American Connections Parade is a Native American Recognition Days event. Check out other NARD events honoring and celebrating Native American heritage happening all fall, including the Phoenix Indian School Visitor Center's Open House and Phoenix Indian Center's Social Powwow at Steele Indian School Park, both occurring after the parade on Oct. 14th, 2023. Visit phxindcenter.org to learn more.

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