"Suvoyuki Day" August 5 - Celebrates the Continued Partnership with the Hopi Tribe at Homolovi State Park - Dancers, Hopi Artists and More Is Featured

August 1, 2017

PHOENIX - At the "Suvoyuki Day" Festival, gain insight into the lifestyle, language, celebrations, history of the Hopi Tribe and learn about etiquette on Hopi lands. "Suvoyuki" translated in the Hopi language means to accomplish work through a "joint effort" and the day celebrates the partners who have helped to protect and save the Homolovi area archaeological and cultural sites from destruction.

The one-day festival is celebrated on Saturday, August 5, 2017 with activities throughout the day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Homolovi State Park. Activities include special archaeological site tours of ancestral pueblo villages, Hopi dancers will perform the Palhik Mana Dance at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and artists will demonstrate and sell jewelry, pottery, Katsina dolls and much more from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.! The corn roasting pit will be opened at 8 a.m. and will start the day's activities. 

Admission to the festival is the $7 per vehicle park entrance fee. Make it a weekend adventure and reserve a camping or RV spot. Locations with full hookups are still available. Camping fees are additional. For more information, call Homolovi State Park at (928) 289-4106 or visit azstateparks.com/homolovi.

Enjoy other nearby attractions including the City of Winslow, Petrified Forest National Park, Walnut Canyon and Wupatki National Monuments, Sunset Crater and Meteor Crater, La Posada Historic Railroad and Grand Canyon National Park.

WHAT: Suvoyuki Day – One-Day Festival Celebrating the Partnership with the Hopi Tribe

WHERE:  Homolovi State Park - located five miles northeast of the city of Winslow in northeastern Arizona.

WHEN: Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

"Managing and conserving Arizona's natural, cultural and recreational resources for the benefit of the people, both in our parks and through our partners."

For information about all 35 Arizona State Parks and Natural Areas, the Trails and Off-Highway Vehicle Programs and State Historic Preservation Office call 1-877-MY-PARKS or visit azstateparks.com.

PRESS CONTACT: Michelle Thompson at (602) 542-7151 - Email: pio@azstateparks.gov