About The Ridgecrest Petroglyph Festival
Ancient Native American rock art is the central theme for the eighth annual Ridgecrest Petroglyph Festival in Ridgecrest, California. The celebration during the weekend of November 5-6, 2022 includes a street fair, Native American live music, crafts from Native American artists, tours to the Coso Petroglyphs, and a full slate of Native American dancers and drummers.
Ridgecrest serves as the perfect location for the events, as the home of artifacts and petroglyphs dating more than 10,000 years old. Little Petroglyph Canyon alone contains over 20,000 documented images, one of the largest concentrations in the Western Hemisphere. The unique location of the petroglyphs are protected, which have kept them in remarkably preserved condition, and are only accessible through tours with the Maturango Museum. In an effort to increase accessibility for visitors hoping to see the petroglyphs, special bus tours have been designed for the weekend of the festival. Tickets for the Petroglyph tours must be purchased in advance at here.