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GO NATIVE! CULTURAL EVENT - MAY 21, 2022

Celebrate the arts, culture and food of the Native American Yokuts tribes at Kaweah Oaks Preserve. This event, with support from Sequoia Riverlands Trust and Visit Visalia, will provide a rare opportunity for the public to engage with this region's indigenous people and celebrate their living culture.

Visalia is a vibrant city surrounded by premier outdoor recreation including two national parks: Sequoia & Kings Canyon and the many preserves held in trust by Sequoia Riverlands. We encourage you to explore this charming and friendly community. 

Come a little early or stay a few days after your event to enjoy all our area has to offer. Below are suggestions for visiting the local National Parks and other things to do and places to explore during your visit as well as event information. Of course, we are happy to answer questions or help you plan. Enjoy your stay.

Sequoia Riverlands Trust and Visit Visalia present: 

Go Native! A Native American Cultural Celebration

Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Kaweah Oaks Preserve

Learn about the local indigenous people, the Yokuts Tribe, and explore their art and culture including pine needle baskets, gathering trays, cradleboards, walnut dice, tule ducks, drumming, and fish traps.  


Schedule of Events:

10:00 am - Opening Ceremony and Cultural Blessing, Drumming, History of the Yokuts Tribe

10:30-NOON: Weaving demonstrations, classes, LUNCH featuring Indian Tacos

1:00 - 3:00: Children's Activities, demonstrations, more classes


Hike around Kaweah Oaks Preserve, a 344-acre nature preserve, that protects one of the last remaining valley oak riparian forests in the San Joaquin Valley. 

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Event Contact: Jennifer Malone at (559) 280-0712

Updated Go Native 2022 Event Flyer



DINING
EXPLORE SEQUOIA RIVERLANDS TRUST PRESERVES

Just outside Sequoia National Parks are several nature preserves ready for exploring. Take a hike or participate in a stewardship opportunity to learn more about these lands.

TAKE A HISTORIC WALKING TOUR OF DOWNTOWN
DISCOVER NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE
TAKE A PRIVATE TOUR OF SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK
VISIT A FARM AND PICK FRESH PEACHES, APRICOTS AND MORE
GO FISHING AND BOATING AT LAKE KAWEAH
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