June 24, 2017
Ha:san Bak Saguaro Harvest Celebration
Phone: Please contact Lauren @ (520) 647-7275 for WORKSHOP reservations and more information.
Event By: Colossal Cave Mountain Park
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Admission: Public portion of event is free and open to the public.
This annual celebration at Colossal Cave Mountain Park focuses on the saguaro cactus, both it's physiology and it's cultural significance primarily with the Tohono O'odham Tribal Nation. As one of the greatest iconic symbols of the desert southwest, the saguaro cactus is a native to the Sonoran Desert. There are 2 ways to enjoy the festivities: (1) PUBLIC PORTION includes presentations, archaeological hikes, demonstrations of flintknapping, hands-on cultural activities, and native fry bread. No reservations required for the public portion. ** 10AM-3PM Public Portion, free and open to the general public. (2) WORKSHOP includes the public portion above and manufactuing traditional tools, harvesting the fruits, and learning about the cultural significance of this ancient tradition. Depending on the harvest, all participants get syrup to take home, and invaluable experiences in this rich tradition. ** 5AM, Sunrise Workshop, includes Public Portion if desired. Workshop $65/person, or 2/$100, by reservation only.