Still trying to make plans for New Year's Eve? Why not ring in the new year at a great powwow with incredible singing, dancing, and delicious foods?
We've put together a great list of a few powwows happening all over the nation this weekend just for you!
If one of these events is in your area, we highly recommend bundling up and heading on over to get your powwow on one final time this year!
2nd Annual Sobriety New Year's Eve Gourd/Round Dance, New Mexico
When & Where: December 31st at the "A" gym in Shiprock, New Mexico.
Lickity Split Singers invites everyone to join them this NYE at the "A" gym in Shiprock, New Mexico. This event will begin early Monday morning with Gourda dancing from 11AM – 7PM into the wee hours of Tuesday morning with Round dancing form 7PM – 3AM. Other activites will include, cake walks, raffles, singing, and more! Admission is free!
Contact: 505.406.9123; firstname.lastname@example.org
12th Annual New Year's Eve Sobriety Powwow, Oklahoma
When & Where: December 31st at the Tulsa Convention Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Now in it's 12th year, the NYE Sobriety Powwow of Oklahoma is chock full of wonderful events including Dana Tiger Legacy Kid's Art Contest and Winner Take All dance competitions. Dancers will compete in categories like Men's Fancy, Straight, Women's Jingle, and the always adorable Tiny Tots! Admission is free. Grand entry will be at 7pm. The powwow will conclude with a Cedar Ceremony in the evening.
Contact: Lorraine Bosin 918.639.7999 or Karl Beaston 918.832.1981
Central Valley Annual New Year's Eve Red Road Pow-Wow, California
When & Where: December 31st – January 1st at the Convention Center Exhibit Hall 1 in Fresno, California.
Themed "Uniting Native Families," the NYE Red Road Pow Wow will bring families closer together through dancing and sobriety. Festivites for this years event will include dance competitions, a sobriety countdown, 50/50 raffles, AA and NA meetings, and much more. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information about this event, click here.
Contact: Sharyn Miller-Jones 559.240.4394
9th Annual New Year's Eve Pow Wow, Utah
When & Where: December 31st at the Hillcrest Highschool in Midvale, Utah.
Hosted by the Native American Events, INC., this year's powwow has moved to a larger venue at the Hillcrest Highschool to avoid having to turn away attendees due to space restrictions. Festivities will include singing, dancing, and delicious Native foods like Indian tacos and frybred. There will even be a balloon drop at midnight to ring in the new year. Grand entry is at 5pm. Admission is a suggested donation of $2 and canned foods. For more information about this event, click here.
For a look at all the powwows happening next year in 2013, be sure to check out our Pow Wows Listing.