Special Events

2014 Dinner in the Canyons

Dinner in the Canyons is the Museum’s annual fundraising gala held on the second Saturday each October in the spectacular outdoor setting of Andreas Canyon, a venue made available to the Museum by special arrangement with the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. The event is a celebration of the culture, cuisine, and artistry of Native peoples.

The 2014 Dinner in the Canyons will be held on Saturday, October 11. This year, we honor James R. Houston and Harold Matzner – two distinguished community leaders who have long and generously supported the work of the Museum and many other non-profit organizations serving Coachella Valley residents and visitors.

The evening begins with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. overlooking the Coachella Valley at sunset, followed by an elegant dinner, Native entertainment, and a live auction of handcrafted Native American jewelry and other items. Enjoy this special evening of Native hospitality and culture, while supporting the mission of Agua Caliente Cultural Museum. Attire is desert casual.

Entertainment features GRAMMY nominee Radmilla Cody, Navajo vocal artist and former Miss Navajo Nation. Her folk songs, performed in English and in the language of her Native American ancestors, embrace the traditional and the contemporary.

Sponsorships are available on a first-come, first-served basis – with table location determined according to level of sponsorship and the date your reservation form is received. Tickets are $300 each ($235 is tax-deductible).

Directions to the event site and other pertinent information will be provided. For questions and additional information, please contact Steve Sharp, Director of Development, at 760-833-8167 or ssharp@accmuseum.org. 

Complimentary parking and shuttle service to the event site will be provided from the parking area.



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