Pow Wows held 2nd weekend in August


While the actual dates change from year to year, most pow wows are held on the same weekend in the same month each year. This is a list of pow wows usually held the second weekend in August. However, before traveling long distances, always check first to make sure these dates are accurate for the year you plan to attend, because some changes, while rare, do occur. Also, occasionally a pow wow is discontinued in subsequent years for various reasons.

National Pow Wow
National Museum of the American Indian
(NMAI) Biennial Event
4th St. and Independence Ave., S.W. Washington, D.C. 20560

San Lorenzo Sunset Dances
Picuris Pueblo, NM

San Lorenzo Feast Day
Acomita, NM

Wichita Dance
(33rd Annual in 2008)
Wichita Tribal Park
Anadarko, OK 73005

Little Shell Powwow
Four Bears Peninsula
New Town, ND

Hays Powwow
Mission Canyon
Hays, MT

Mt. Shasta Gathering of Tribes & World Music Festival (5th Annual in 2008)
(focus on alternative healing)
On the River – On the Rez
Dana, CA

Honor the Mounds Gathering
Second Saturday in August
Beattie Park
Rockford, IL

Leonard J. Pamp Memorial Pow Wow (29th Annual in 2008)
Union City, MI

Mihsihkinaahkwa Traditional Powwow
Morsches Park
Columbia City, IN

Saugeen First Nation Competition Powwow
(37th annual in 2008)
James Mason Memorial & Cultural Center
Southampton, Ontarior, Canada N0H2L0

American Indian Exposition
Anadarko, OK

Ceremonial Foot Race & Dances
Picuris Peublo, NM

Shoshone-Bannock Festival
Fort Hall, ID

Omak Stampede Rodeo and Pow Wow
Omak Stampede Grounds, Omak, WA

Ermineskin Annual Powwow
Hobbema, Alberta, Canada

Mohican Veterans Powwow
Many Trails Park
Bowler, WI 54416

Grand Portage Annual Prendezvous Days Traditional Powwow
Powwow Grounds
Grand Portage, MN

Songhees Pow Wow
Maple Dank Park
Victoria, BC, Canada

American Indian Heritage Day
2nd Saturday in August
Jefferson Patterson Park
St. Leonard, Calvert County, MD

Sacramento Pow Wow
O'Neil Park, 6th & Broadway
Sacramento, CA 95824

Natches Trace Pow Wow
(5th annual in 2008)

Pueblo Indian Dances
(Every weekend in Summer)
11:00am and 2:00pm
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
2401 12th St NW
Alburquerque, NM

Mother Earth's Creations Pow Wow
2145 Route 16
West Ossipee, NH

Drumming and Dancing on the Plaza
Every Wed in July and Aug.
Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump
18km NW of Fort MacLeod
Alberta, Canada

Pueblo Revolt Anniversary
Taos Pueblo, NM

Heart Butte Society Celebration
Powwow Campground
Heart Butte, MT

Meskwaki Indian Powwow (93rd Annual in 2008)
Powwow Grounds
Tama, IA

Oregon-Nesika Illahee Powwow
Pauline Ricks Memorial Powwow Grounds
Siletz, OR

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe Powwow
Iron Elk Memorial Arena
Lower Brule, South Dakota

Santa Clara Feast Day
Buffalo, Harvest, or Corn Dance
Santa Clara Pueblo, NM

Odawa Homecoming Powwow (17th Annual in 2008)
7500 Odawa Circle
off Pleasant View Road
Harbor Springs, MI

Welcome Home Memorial Powwow
(9th Annual in 2008)
St Peter's Church grounds
Mendota, MN

Stillaguamish Festival of the River
River Meadows Park
Arlington, WA

Paumanauke Powwow
(28th Annual in 2008)
Tanner Park
Copiague, Long Island, NY