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The Denver American Indian Festival

See you next year
September 2023

The Denver American Indian Festival is a 100% volunteer-run 501(c)3 founded and created by two Adams County, Colorado residents. The DAIF Mission is to preserve and protect the traditional performing arts of the American Indian people. We accomplish this by hosting educational and cultural events throughout the year including the annual  Denver American Indian Festival.


Since 2014 the Denver American Indian Festival has brought a celebration of American Indian culture, arts, and history to the Adams County and Denver Metro communities. It has welcomed over 20,000 residents and over 81 tribal representatives. 

Each year this free and family-friendly event is held the last week in September. We have grown so much that this year we will be hosting the festival at the Riverdale Regional Park Fairgrounds in Adams County.  We hope you can join us on September 24th and 25th 2022. 




2023 Performers


Shelley & Fabian

2019 Native American Music Awards "Artist of the Year" Singer, Songwriter, Native American flute player, Grammy Member, ASCAP Member, Photographer, Painter, Shelley Morning song (Northern Cheyenne & Scandinavian) is a Multiple Music Award Winner! Shelley also writes theme songs for organizations that she believes and songs that bring awareness to the commonalities we all have as human beings. She is joined by her husband, Fabian Fontenelle (Zuni/Omaha), who presents Northern Traditional dancing, Storytelling and Traditional Plains & Southwestern style Drumming at it’s finest to accompany her presentation. Fabian brings great honor to his Zuni and Omaha families through what he shares on stage and in his own personal life.

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