35th Annual Big Time Festival

35th Annual Big Time Festival

Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Join the National Park Service and Point Reyes National Seashore Association for the annual Big Time Festival at Kule Loklo, a Coast Miwok Cultural Exhibit located just a .4 miles from the Bear Valley Visitor Center. This is a free, family event that celebrates traditional Native American festivals that would bring together local tribes during the summer months in celebration of trade, marriages and more.  Attendees can learn more about the culture and traditions of the Coast Miwok and other local American Indians at a variety of informational booths. Throughout the day demonstrators will exhibit their skills in basketry, flint knapping, clamshell bead making, and more. Traditional dancers from the Intertribal Pomo group and Dry Creek Pomo will also perform a variety of traditional dances. Vendors will also be selling a wide variety of crafts. We encourage you to bring a picnic and relax in this village-like setting. 

Free parking is available at the Bear Valley Visitor Center where you may access the 0.4-mile long trail leading to Kule Loklo.

There are a number of volunteer workdays scheduled to care for the Kule Loklo exhibit and prepare for the festival, learn more about how you can get involved. 

NOTEWORTHY: Start the day off with a special class featuring three speakers discussing Native Americans: Past, Present and Future, a collaboration ceremony and class brought to you by the Miwok Archrlogical Preserve of Marin and College of Marin Native Studies Program.  

Want to learn more? Visit our bookstores located in park visitor centers to find a great selection of books focused on native peoples, including the local Coast Miwok. Members receive 15% off all merchandise and discounts on our Field Institute classes.

Not a member? Join our circle of supporters, today! 

To volunteer, or for more information, please contact Interpretive Park Ranger Loretta Farley at (415) 464-5140 or by email.