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Spring Awakening Festival to Feature Native American Cultural and Educational Activities

Exhibitor at a previous festival shows off his hand-made traditional Chumash fishing spear. – Courtesy photo

The annual Spring Awakening Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21, at Eaton Canyon Nature Center and Natural Area Equestrian Park, 1750 N. Altadena Dr., Pasadena, where Native American culture will be on display.

The festival will take place from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on May 20, and from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on May 21.

In keeping with Native American traditions, those attending will be treated to tribal drummers, musicians, singers, dancers and storytellers. There will also be nature presentations, exhibitions by wood carvers, potters, basket-weavers and special activities for children.

The festival is open to the public, free of charge, and promises to bring a wonderful cultural and educational experience for the entire family to enjoy.

For more information, please call (626) 398-5420. You may also contact Spring Awakening Festival Director Diane Alarcon via email at or Program Coordinator Kenia Loyola at

The scenic 198-acre Eaton Canyon Nature Center and Natural Area Park is a natural preserve located at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains. Visitors can explore Eaton Canyon’s expansive hiking and equestrian trails, along with a staging area, seasonal streams, abundant native plants and wildlife and a nature center with displays, live animals, classrooms, an auditorium and a gift shop while attending the Spring Awakening Festival.

May 17, 2017

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