Pow Wow Weekend Planner

ICTMN Staff
8/3/12

Looking for a little powwow action this weekend?

We've put together a great list of powwows happening all across the nation this weekend just for you!

If one of these incredible events is located near you, we recommend heading over to enjoy some lively dancing and drumming, thrilling musical performances, and delicious, authentic foods!

50th Annual Lac La Biche Pow Wow, Alberta

When & Where: August 3rd – 5th at the Lac La Biche Region in Lac La Biche, Alberta.

Now in its 50th year, the Lac La Biche know how to through an excellent powwow. Weekend festivities begin on Friday with a grand parade through the streets of Lac La Biche, complete with live music, floats, and free candy! Saturday will hold the Fish Derby on Beaver Lake where contestants will compete for over $15,000 in prizes. Special performance by Charlie Major. For more information about this event, click here.

Contact: Lac La Biche Community Futures 780.623.2662 or 877.623.9696; cfllb@telus.net

Kamloopa Pow Wow, British Columbia

When & Where: August 3rd – 5th at the Kamloopa Powwow Society in Kamloops, British Columbia.

According to their website this powwow is one of the largest celebrations of First Nations’ culture and heritage on the Canadian West coast and is “a spectacular expression of the Secwepemc people's heritage and is a vibrant display of storytelling, song, and dance in traditional regalia.” Admission is $10; weekend passes are available. For more information about this event, click here.

Contact: 250.828.9782; powwow@kib.ca

28th Annual Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Powwow, Michigan

When & Where: August 3rd – 5th at the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Campground in Mount Pleasant, Michigan.

This weekend event will be filled with dance competitions and specials. Competitions will include Drum Disco, Luck of the Draw Two Step, Frybread, and more! Your Masters of Ceremonies will be Marrin Denning and Chris “Pleasant Pheasant.” Grand entry will be at 7PM on Friday and 1PM on Saturday and Sunday. For more information about this event, click here.

Contact: Angel Loonsgoot 800.746.2157 ext. 55701; sagchippowwow@sagchip.org or Melissa Montoya 989.775.4110

Bear Mountain Pow Wow, New York

When & Where: August 4th – 5th at the Anthony Wayne Recreation Area in Harriman State Park in Stony Point, New York.

This weekend event will begin each day at 11AM and Grand Entry will be at 1PM and 4PM. The host, Redhawk Native American Arts Council, will offer a bus shuttle from two locations in Manhattan to the Harriman State Park each day at $28.67 per ticket, which includes admission to the powwow. For more information about this event, click here.

Contact: Cliff Matias 718.686.9297; native@redhawkcouncil.org

For a look at our full list of powwows happening this year, check our powwow listings page.

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