Mul-Chu-Tha memories will be made March 6 - 8 at Sacaton Fairgrounds

Emma Hughes
Gila River Indian News



The 58th Annual Mul-Chu-Tha will take place March 6-8, bringing thousands of visitors to participate and enjoy a variety of fun and entertainment for the whole family. Events will include the rodeo, carnival, traditional dances, cultural games, food, entertainment and much more. 


Mul-Chu-Tha sporting events will be held during the weeks prior to MCT weekend. Elder chair volleyball was held Feb. 12 at the District 4 Service Center and the Tee Ball tournament was held Feb. 14-15 at the District 4 ballpark. Youth co-ed basketball tournament will be held Feb. 21-22, at the District 7 gymnasium. Footraces will be held Feb. 29, at the Sacaton Fairgrounds. 


Community Day will be held Friday, March 6, beginning at 3 p.m. Community members can enjoy free admission. Free rides will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Community Day will also include entertainment and barbecue. Bring out the whole family to enjoy the evening’s festivities.


The parade is set for Saturday, March 7, starting at 9 a.m. This year’s theme is “Celebrating the Legacy of Sports & Honoring Our O’otham & Pee Posh Champions.” 


Other events set to begin on Saturday include the Sac City Throw Down skateboard competition, a powwow, chicken scratch battle of the bands with a dance contest on Sunday. Registration for Battle of the Bands is still open until Feb. 28. For more information, you can contact (520) 562-9859.


Entertainment for Saturday night will be Grupo Metál, featuring Chris Perez & Joe Ojeda -formerly of Selena y Los Dinos. The group will pay homage to the Selena Quintanilla, Queen of Tejano. Metál will share personal stories, songs and perform her hits with on-screen visuals. Metál will also pay homage to Prince, George Michael, David Bowie and Michael Jackson. 


The thoka and songivu’l tournaments will be held on Sunday morning at the fairgrounds, as well as a gospel jam. The annual car show will be held at the Ira H. Hayes/Mathew B. Juan Memorial Park on Sunday as well. 

Don’t forget to tag your memories on social media platforms with #gricmct and #mct2020. For more information on the Mul-Chu-Tha you can visit or call (520) 562-9713.