Every year in October, Apache Jii Festival is a celebration of the culture, history, and traditions of the Apache people. The festival offers an opportunity to learn about Apache customs, participate in traditional dances, listen to live music, and enjoy delicious food.
Events and Activities
Visitors can watch traditional Apache dances and listen to live music performances, which showcase the vibrant culture of the Apache people. There are also craft demonstrations, where visitors can learn about traditional Apache crafts such as beadwork, basket weaving, and pottery. For those who want to learn more about Apache culture and history, there are workshops and classes that cover a range of topics, from traditional medicine to storytelling. There are also food vendors offering delicious Apache cuisine, such as fry bread, Apache tacos, and Indian tacos.
One of the most popular tourist sites in the area is the Besh Ba Gowah Archaeological Park. This park features the ruins of an ancient Salado village that dates back to the 13th century. Another nearby attraction is Tonto National Monument, which features cliff dwellings that were built by the ancient Salado people. Visitors can hike to the dwellings and learn about the Salado people’s history and culture.