Red Earth readies for 24th annual festival in Oklahoma City
The 24th annual Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival takes place June 18-20 in Oklahoma City.

The event features a powwow, parade, art market and run. About 25,000 people are expected at the Cox Convention Center. over three days.

"We know that almost half of the visitors to Red Earth are from out of state, so it gives us a chance to show off Oklahoma, to show off our hospitality, to show off the wonderful different kinds of arts that are featured at this Red Earth Festival,” said Lt. Gov. Jari Askins, The Oklahoman reported.

The festival provides an $8.5 million economic boost to the city, deputy director Eric Oesch. said.

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The 24th annual Red Earth festival announced for June 18-20 at the Cox Convention Center (The Oklahoman 5/18)