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Pow Wow Weekend Planner

The weather may be cold and frigid but the pow wow season is just heating up!

We've put together a great list of a few pow wows happening all over the nation this weekend just for you!

If one of these events are in your area, we highly recommend heading over to enjoy some lively dancing and drumming, thrilling musical performances, and delicious, authentic foods!

Sarasota Native American Indian Festival, Florida

When & Where: January 25 – 27 at the Sarasota Fairgrounds in Sarasota, Florida.

Gates open at 9AM Friday and 10AM Saturday and Sunday. Throughout the weekend there will be special performances from host drum group Matthew Horse and Southern Horse, Chippa Wolf who will present the “Warriors on Horseback” reenactment, and award-winning flutist Mark Barefoot. Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children between 6-12. For more information about this event, click here.

Contact: Rex Begaye 941.924.2784; rexbegaye@gmail.com

Fifth Annual Gathering of First Nations Powwow, Oregon

When & Where: January 26 at the Salem Pavilion in Salem, Oregon.

This year’s theme is “Healthy Traditions.” Doors open at 10AM, grand entry is 1PM, and festivities will continue until 9PM Saturday night. Admission is free but parking is $3. For more information about this event, click here.

Contact: 503.879.1418

Native American Fine Arts Festival, Arizona

When & Where: January 26 – 27 at the Litchfield Elementary School in Litchfield Park, Arizona.

Themed “Living the Legacy,” the year’s Fine Arts Festival is expecting around 60 vendors to attend with authentic Native American merchandise including jewelry, pottery, beadwork, and more! According to their site this year’s theme was an easy choice, “Native American tradition and family legacy are often carried on and celebrated through the arts. It was an easy decision to focus on actively teaching, demonstrating and sharing the living practice of Native American culture at the 2013 Gathering.” For more information about this event, click here.

Contact: 623.935.9040; sculbreth@litchfield-park.org

ASUW AISC Winter Powwow, Washington

When & Where: January 26 at the University of Washington in the Husky Union Building Ballroom in Seattle, Washington.

Making its return to the University of Washington, the American Indian Student Commission is thrilled to host this year’s Winter Powwow. Grand entries will be at 1PM and 6PM.  Host drum will be Young Society with Adrian Klein and Elese Washines as head man and woman. Your Master of Ceremonies will be Carlos Calica. For more information about this event, click here.

Contact: 206.685.4147; asuwaisc@u.washington.edu

For a look at all the pow wows happening in 2013, be sure to check out our Pow Wows Listings!

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