Outdoor festivals are an opportunity to watch live performances, learn new skills, and tell the future by reading the fried-dough patterns of funnel cakes. Prognosticate pleasant pastimes with today's Groupon: for $5, you get a single vehicle entry to the 29th annual Native American Days, which take place September 23–25 at Angel Mounds State Historic Site (a $10 value).
Each year, Native American Days draws crowds of 10,000–15,000 visitors to celebrate North America’s ancient cultures on the site of a former Mississippian settlement. After parking a car or roller-skating horse on-site, attendees can head to a performance area at the center of the grounds to take in traditional dancing, storytelling, and music, including performances by Estun-Bah, a musical group led by world-champion hoop dancer Tony Duncan. For an additional fee, a variety of workshops teach patrons time-tested skills such as archery, beadwork, and how to construct a drum out of a laptop case. Native American Days kicks off at 9 a.m. each day and lasts until 2 p.m. on September 23 and until 5 p.m. on September 24 and 25.