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Sat, Mar 26


Dauphin Island Heritage & Arts Council

2022 Dauphin Island Native American Festival

Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council is excited to announce the 2022 Dauphin Island Native American Festival, planned for 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, 2022, at Dauphin Island’s historic Indian Shell Mound Park.

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2022 Dauphin Island Native American Festival
2022 Dauphin Island Native American Festival

Time & Location

Mar 26, 2022, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Dauphin Island Heritage & Arts Council, 918 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island, AL 36528, USA

About the Event

Meet Pedro Zepeda, Seminole canoe carver, one of the living historians and traditional crafters to be featured at the Dauphin Island Native American Festival on March 26!

Pedro specializes in a variety of traditional Seminole arts, including woodworking, leatherwork, beading, patchwork, and basket weaving. He learned many of these traditions from his grandmother, Tahama Osceola, and other family members. As an adult, he focuses on the art of dugout canoe carving, an art he learned from experienced Tribal members. Pedro is also a contemporary visual artist who strives to preserve his cultural traditions while incorporating them into modern times. He has exhibited his work at the Collier County (Florida) Museum and participated in the Tribal Arts Project at the Upper Room Art Gallery in Ft. Lauderdale. Currently a demonstrator and educator at the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, Pedro presents at events across the country, sharing his passion for Seminole culture.

Festival tickets are $10 for ages 5 - 12, and $15 for ages 13 and up.  Children ages 4 and younger will be admitted free of charge.  Avoid the line at the event by purchasing tickets on line now at by visiting our website at

This event is sponsored in part by the Alabama State Council on the Arts, Mobile County Commission, and by the Alabama Department of Conservation / Marine Resources Division.

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