Announcing Our 50th Festival of Native Arts!


Our 50th Festival of Native Arts, Troth Yeddha’ Forever: Our Ways of Life, will be held once again at the UAF Troth Yeddha’ Campus, February 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, 2024 at the Fine Arts Complex and Wood Center! Our event is free admission and always has been!

Performances are in the C.W. Davis Concert Hall and artisan vendors are in the adjacent Great Hall.

Doors open at 530pm Thursday and Opening Ceremony begins at 6pm, followed by performances from 630-10pm. Doors open 530pm Friday with performances from 6-10pm. Doors open 430pm Saturday, with performances from 5-10pm. See the link to our Live Updated Festival Performance Schedule for details on our event lineup!

Workshops are held in the Wood Center ballrooms and multi-level lounge from 10am-12pm, Friday and Saturday.

We are thrilled that our theme for our 50th Festival will honor the ancestral lands of the Lower Tanana Dene’–the sacred ridge that is the home to the University of Alaska Fairbanks, IS Troth Yeddha’, and will always *be* Troth Yeddha’, just as this land has always been and will always be Festival’s home. By honoring the name of this place, we pay our respects to the people who stewarded this land long before we gathered here. Wild Potato Ridge truly is a place of great learning, sharing, and bringing our best.

We are also thrilled that our theme will recognize both the unique and collective spirit of all the many cultures that converge here to celebrate each year. Our students in Festival Club truly came forth with an epic theme, and we are excited to be planning for next year’s monumental event, in which we hope to see the greatest representation from every group in the State (and beyond!)

So mark your calendars and spread the word! Troth Yeddha’ Forever: Our Ways of Life will be one for the history books!

Image credit of Troth Yeddha’ Dance Group Invitational: Bax Bond, 2023