North Carolina pow wow schedule by month

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North Carolina Pow Wow Calendar and Native American events open to the public. Learn powwow etiquette, dances, terminology used at Native American celebrations, vendor information, and more.

133260-050-2BF67376Most established pow wows occur on the same weekend of the same month each year. However, for various reasons, this is not a hard and fast rule. Before traveling long distances, please call the event promoter to be sure the dates haven’t changed and that this pow wow is still in existence. Dates given were current in the year in parenthesis.

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Native American Powwow, Durham, NC

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April:

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Annual AICA Spring Pow Wow, Tryon, NC (14 miles North of Spartanburg, SC)

Haliwa-Saponi Pow Wow, Hollister, NC

Fourth weekend:
Frisco Native American Museum Intertribal Pow Wow &Ancestral Village Days, Frisco, NC

May:

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Tuscarora Nation of North Carolina Powwow, Maxton, NC

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June:

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Occaneechi Saponi Spring Cultural Festival & Pow Wow, Hillsborough, NC

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Cherokee of Hoke County Powwow, Davis Bridge, NC

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Lumbee Homecoming Pow Wow, Pembroke, NC

July:

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4th of July Pow Wow, Cherokee, NC

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September:

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Guilford Native American Association Powwow, Greensboro, NC

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October:

First full weekend:
Cherokee Indian Fair, Cherokee, NC

Second weekend:
Lumbee Fall Powwow, Pembroke, NC

Third weekend:
Meherrin Indian Tribe Pow Wow, Hwy 11, North between Ahoskie and Murfreesboro, NC
Occoneechee Saponi Fall Festival Powwow, Pleasant Grove, NC
Wacamaw-Siouan Tribal Pow Wow, near Bolton, NC

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November:

First full weekend:
Cultural Festival, Greensboro, NC

Second weekend:
Cherokee Youth Center Pow Wow, Cherokee, NC

Third weekend:
Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration, Burlington, NC

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