Aug. 4 – 5

34th Annual Honoring Sobriety Powwow

Mash Ka Wisen Treament Center, Sawyer, MN. Traditional Powwow. FMI: 218-879-6731

Aug. 17 – 19

SMSC Wacip

SMSC Powwow Grounds, Dakotah Parkway, Shakopee, MN. The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Wacipi is a competit­ion powwow drawing the best dancers from all over the country. Held outdoors in a traditional dance arena, the Powwow will feature Native American vendors with arts, crafts, beadwork, jewelry, quillwork, and Native American foods for sale, including frybread, wojapi (berry pudding), wild rice, hominy soup, buffalo burgers, Indian tacos, and much more. Grand Entries will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. Competition powwow with thousands in price money. Moccasin games, Feast. Fireworks. FMI: or

Aug. 18-19

94th Annual Crow Fair

Crow Agency, MT. The Crow Fair is one of the biggest powwows in the U.S., Competition Powwow. Categories: Men’s – Crow Style, Northern Traditional, Chicken Dance, Fancy, Grass, Southern Traditional. Women’s – Crow Style, Northern Traditional, Southern Traditional, Fancy, Jingle. Boy’s Teen’s – Chicken/Fancy combined, Crow Style, Northern Traditional, Southern Traditional. Girl’s Teen’s – Crow Style, Northern Traditional, Southern Traditional, Fancy, Jingle. Jr Boy’s – Chicken/Fancy combined, Crow Style, Northern Traditional, Southern Traditional. Jr. Girls – Crow Style, Northern Traditional, Southern Traditional, Fancy, Jingle. FMI:?Crow Tribal Council at 406-638-3700, or: and

Aug. 18 – 19

Chaske Cikala Wacipi Powwow

Traditional Powwow.  McKnight Park (Pioneer Tr. and Village Rd), Chaska, MN. Traditional Powwow. Invited drums will get an honorarium. No charge for vendors, donations welcome. Food and crafts. Free. FMI: Wally at 952-448-6860

Aug. 9-12

Grand Portage Powwow

and Rendezvous Days

The Grand Portage Band holds a

traditional Powwow the same weekend as the Rendezvous. Friday:?Powwow Warm Ups at 7:00 pm. Saturday: 1:00 pm, Grand Entry: Honoring Grand Portage Veterans; 3:30 pm, Junior and Senior Princess/Brave Contests; 5:00 pm, Men’s Horseshoe Tournament; 7:00 pm, Evening Grand Entry; 9:00 pm, Dance with music by Chris Knienke and Straw Dog. Sunday: 8:00 am, Mixed Softball Tournament; 1:00 pm, Grand Entry and Bingo; 4:00 pm, FMI:

Aug. 24 – 26

32nd Annual Cha Cha Bah Ning Powwow

Powwow Grounds, Inger, MN. 21 mi N of Deer River on Hwy 46R. Co.  Rd. 35 (Inger Rd.). Traditional Powwow. FMI: 218-659-2708 or:  Vendors contact Donna Cloud at 218-659-2995 or Sarah or Selma Jackson at 218-659-2196

Aug. 31 – Sept. 2

Leech Lake Labor

Day Powwow

Cass Lake, MN. Located by Palace Casino. FMI: LaVonne.Thompson@ or 218-308-3680 or 218-335-7500.

Sept. 7- 9

13th Annual Welcome Home Traditional Wacipi

St. Peter’s Church Grounds, 1405 Sibley Memorial Hwy. Mendota, MN. Emcee: Mitch Walking Elk. Arena Director: Windy Downwind. Host Drum: Scotty Brown Eyes/Oyate Teca. Co Host Drum: Little Thunder Birds. Men’s Head Dancer: Lenny Butcher. Women’s Head Dancer: Mary So Happy. First 10 Drums Paid. $5 Entry Button Donation. No one t­urned away. Bring your own lawn chairs. Donations needed. For info call 651-452-4141. Sponsored by the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Community. FMI:?,   

Sept. 6 – 9

United Tribes

International Powwow

Lone Star Arena, United Tribes Technical College, Bismarck, N.D. The 43rd Annual contest powwow has become one of the premier cultural events of North Dakota. Representing over 70 tribes, featuring over 1500 dancers and drummers, and drawing over 20,000 spectators. GRAND ENTRIES: Thursday, 7 pm; Friday, 1 pm and 7 pm; Saturday, 2 pm and 7 pm; Sunday, 11 am. ADULT CATEGORIES: Senior Mens and Womens Traditonal (Ages 50 & Over); Mens and Womens Traditional, Fancy, Grass/Jingle (Ages 18 to 49); Mens Chicken Dance; Team Dancing (Ages 18 +). Teen  Categories (Ages 13 to 17): Mens and Women’s Traditional, Fancy, Grass/Jingle. JUNIOR CATEGORIES (Ages 6 to 12): Junior Boys and Girls Traditional, Fancy, Grass/Jingle. TINY TOTS: Ages 5 and under get day money. SINGING CONTEST: Day Money – Central PA System Provided.  Weekend Pass: $20.00 per person (Ages 6 to 64 – good Thursday through Sunday). One Day Pass: $12.00 per person per day. Seniors (65 and over): Free. Children under 5: Free. Free camping. FMI: Cindy Hurkes at 701-255-3285, ext. 1251, or:

Sept. 7 – 9

Indian Summer Festival Powwow

The Henry Maier Festival Grounds in Milwaukee, WI. American Indian entertainers and performers, spectacular fireworks displays Friday and Saturday nights, Cont­est Powwow, Native American Arts & Crafts: demonstrations and items for purchase; Traditional Villages from Wisconsin Tribes such as Menominee, Oneida and Ojibwe; the ISMA Music Awards featuring top musical talent from all over the country; a Tribal Farmers Market; Native Storytelling and Performances, and so much more!   FMI: 414-604-1000 or see:

Sept. 7 – 9

Mendota Dakota

Traditional Powwow

1405 Sibley Memorial Hwy, Mendota, MN. Not a competition wacipi, we do a small payout for gas, food. FMI: Sharon Lennartson at 651-452-4141, or email: or website:?

Sept. 21 – 23

40th Annual Mahkato Wacipi

Dakota Wokiksuye Makoce (Land of Memories Park), Mankato, MN. Traditional Powwow. Free camping available in park, dumping station for RV’s. FMI: 651-592-0987; email:; Website: