August Pow Wows in the United States

August Pow Wows in the United States

List of pow wows and native American events that occur in August.





First full weekend:

Second weekend:

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 – (43rd Annual in 2018) – 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)
On the River – On the Rez,Dana, CA
Focus on alternative healing.

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

Leonard J. Pamp Memorial Pow Wow (39th Annual in 2018) – Union City, MI

Mihsihkinaahkwa Traditional Powwow – Morsches Park, Columbia City, IN

Saugeen First Nation Competition Powwow (47th annual in 2018)
James Mason Memorial & Cultural Center, Southampton, Ontario, 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) – Jefferson Patterson Park, St. Leonard, Calvert County, MD

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

Natches Trace Pow Wow (15th annual in 2018)

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 August)
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 (103rd Annual in 2018) – 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 (27th Annual in 2018) -7500 Odawa Circle, off Pleasant View Road, Harbor Springs, MI

Welcome Home Memorial Powwow (19th Annual in 2018) – St Peter’s Church grounds, Mendota, MN

Stillaguamish Festival of the River – River Meadows Park, Arlington, WA

Paumanauke Powwow (38th Annual in 2018) – Tanner Park, Copiague, Long Island, NY

Third weekend:

Crow Fair and Rodeo – Crow Agency, Montana
The Crow Fair and Rodeo is known as the Tipi Capital of the World, with over 1,000 tipis in the encampment. The Battle of the Little Bighorn National Monument and Cemetary is nearby.

Fourth weekend:

Ashland Labor Day Powwow – Ashland, Montana (Runs last weekend of August through Labor Day)
The Ashland Labor Day Powwow is held on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Ashland, Montana.


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Crow Fair, Pow Wow and All Indian Rodeo

The Crow Fair Pow Wow and All Indian Rodeo is held the 3rd weekend in August at Crow Agency, Montana. Roughly 50,000 people attend this event, which is open to the public. More than 1,000 tipis are set up on the grounds, plus hundreds more modern tents, campers, and RVs.

National Pow Wow in Washington, DC

Men, women and children from more than 250 American Indian tribes gathered in a large arena to celebrate their culture and honor their military veterans at the 3rd Annual National Powwow (August 10-12) in Washington, D.C. The National Powwow is a biennial event where more than 500 native american dancers come to share their culture.