Celebrate Native American Culture at Wild West Fest

The City of Carlsbad is holding a festival with Native American demonstrations and a salsa contest.

Ever wondered what it was like to live in the “wild west?” You can find out this weekend.

The City of Carlsbad is holding a at the on Saturday. Guests can visit the park for a celebration of Native American culture. The day will start with pony rides, face painting and a special performance by Native American dancers and drummers.

More cultural celebrations will follow throughout the day, with things like a native talk story, a war dance, eagle dance, hoop dance, North American courting flute, woman's traditional dance and more.

A trading post will be set up and food and beverages will be for sale. A special salsa contest will also be held in the morning at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $3 to get a wristband for the salsa and winners will be announced at 1:45 p.m., so get your tastebuds ready! Those interested in entering the salsa competition can fill out the attached form.

Admission to this family-fun event is free, but some activities for the Native American crafts, like the dream catcher and head dress craft, will cost just $5. Join the Wild West Fest at Leo Carrillo Ranch on May 19 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

For an entry form for the salsa contest go to: carlsbadca.gov/services/departments/parksandrec/Documents/WWF-flyerSalsa-12web.pdf it is due May 16. 



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