Kule Loklo’s annual Big Time festival will be celebrated on Saturday, July 21. This is the 32nd year that this popular Bay Area event has been held. It features dancing by two California Indian dance groups, the Intertribal Pomo group and Dry Creek Pomo dancers, and there will be vendors skills demonstrations. The event is free and is suitable for the whole family. It does however require a .4 mile walk from the parking area to Kule Loklo.
Kule Loklo is a replica Coast Miwok Indian village in Point Reyes National Seashore. Originally constructed in the 1970s, it includes redwood bark village structures and two semi-subterranean structures, a sweat house and a roundhouse. The roundhouse is used by Native people for traditional ceremonial purposes, so entrance is restricted, but you are allowed to look inside this unique building and get a sense of what life was like in this area before Europeans changed it forever.
You can learn more about Kule Loklo at the website of the Kule Loklo volunteers, www.kuleloklo.com, and you can learn more about the Big Time and get directions on the National Park website http://www.nps.gov/pore/planyourvisit/events_bigtime.htm.