Special Events 2013
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February 18, Monday
Celebrate the “Full Moon of the Eagle” on Family Day at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. Our program will feature an array
of family-oriented activities including: the Alberta Birds of Prey display; Napi’s Puppet Theatre; a simulated archaeological
dig; children’s face painting; guided tours; and a chance to find out how Blackfoot people lived off the land.
HIKE TO THE DRIVE LANES
May to October, First Saturday of the month, 11 am to 3 pm
Hike to the ancient drive lanes with our Blackfoot guides on the first Saturday of each month from May through October.
Hear stories of how the Plains People hunted the mighty buffalo. Bring a lunch. Please be prepared for inclement weather
and dress appropriately as space is limited.
Please register in advance.
- May 4, Moon of the Flower/Crocus
- June 1, Moon of the Longest Day
- July 6, Moon of the Berry
- August 3, Moon of the Buffalo Rut
- September 7, Moon of the Leaves Falling
- October 5, Moon of People Going to Winter Camp
NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY
June 21, Friday
During the "Moon of the Longest Day", hear Blackfoot elders tell stories of the Buffalo hunting culture as we celebrate
First Nations’ contributions to Canadian Society. Experience First Nation drumming and dancing, guided facility tours, the
Alberta Birds of Prey display, traditional hand game demon¬strations and traditional food sampling.
DRUMMING AND DANCING ON THE PLAZA
July 3 to August 28, every Wednesday
Experience authentic First Nations culture every Wednesday in July and August on the plaza at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
as some of Western Canada’s best First Nations dancers perform to the beat of Blackfoot drumming and singing.
Hear stories of how drumming and dancing connect with the ancient buffalo hunting culture.
Two performances daily: 11am and 1:30pm
BUFFALO HARVEST DAYS
September 27-29, Friday to Sunday
The ancient buffalo harvest is a principal story that is told at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. First Nations
people demonstrate their artistic skills and display their products. Feel the beat of the drum as you watch spectacular First
Nations dance demonstrations. A free children's crafting workshop and themed buffalo harvest activities are available.
SPECIAL EVENTS BOOKINGS
Call toll free in Alberta at 310-0000, then dial 403-553-2731
Hours of operation
- Open daily, year-round
- For hours of operation visit www.headsmashedin.org
- Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Easter Sunday
Last reviewed/revised: February 20, 2013