Moopetam American Indian Festival

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September 17, 2022 @ 9:00 am - September 18, 2022 @ 5:00 pm PDT

Returning in its 18th year at the Aquarium of the Pacific, Moopetam American Indian Festival celebrates indigenous cultures with storytelling, music, and craft demonstrations.

This annual event honors the contributions and rich traditions of California maritime heritage, such as Acjachemen, Tongva, Costanoan, Chumash, Kumeyaay, and Luiseno. Prepare to be carried away by their sounds, watch their expressive dances, and taste their unique delicacies. Plus, you’ll learn about basket weaving, wood carving, and more.


Moopetam American Indian Festival runs from September 17 to 18, 2022, from 9 AM to 5 PM.

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Located at Aquarium of the Pacific 100 Pacific Way, Long Beach.


Moopetam American Indian Festival is included with your Aquarium of the Pacific admission pass. It's free to Aquarium members and 20% off for their guests.

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Guests are required to wear face masks in all spaces.

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Experience Moopetam American Indian Festival

Show your support and honor the rich traditions of California maritime people at the Moopetam American Indian Festival. This annual event is a joyous display of the cultural legacy and pride of Acjachemen, Chumash, Tongva, Costanoan, Kumeyaay, and Luiseno.

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The fair shines with remarkable energy and excitement in the performers, workshop presenters, speakers, indigenous groups, and visitors. Plus, tasty food and drinks will keep you full and delighted throughout the festival.

Get your tickets and enjoy artisanal crafts, folkloric dances, and storytelling. Also, you can make a vacation out of this visit with an Aquarium of the Pacific package.


September 17, 2022 @ 9:00 am PDT
September 18, 2022 @ 5:00 pm PDT
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Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Pacific Way, Long Beach
Los Angeles, SC United States
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