MARYSVILLE February 15, 2014 Marysville Winter Pow Wow. Marysville. Allyn Scott Youth & Community Center. 1830 B Street. All drums welcome, all dancers welcome, public welcome, no admission fee. MC Val Shadow Hawk, Arena Director Eugene Newman, host Northern drum Wild Bear, host Southern Drum Southern Brothers, Head Youth male Roland Cruz, Head female Youth Maya Horse. Open Goud at noon, Grand Entry at 1 PM, Raffle, Team Dance Contest, Food Vendors, Craft Vendors. Pat. 530-749-6196.
RIVERSIDE February 22, 2014, 12 p.m. 10 p.m. Southern California Gourd Society Powwow
Sherman Indian High School; Bennett Memorial Hall: 9010 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA
Social gathering and feed.
Sherman Indian high school club food booth
Sherman Indian High School; Bennett Memorial Hall
9010 Magnolia Avenue - Riverside
WINTERHAVEN February 28, 2014, 10 a.m. 7 p.m. 34th Annual Early Spring Celebration Pow Wow
Location San Pasqual Valley Unified School: Rt. 1, 676 Baseline Road, Winterhaven, CA
Call: 760-572-0222 ext. 2109
Head Man: Waylon Gaddie, Oglala Lakota, Interior, SD
Head Lady: Miss Indian World - Kansas Begaye Waterflow, NM
San Pasqual Valley Unified School, CA
March 1 & 2, 2014
Native Hope Int Powwow
17th Annual Pasadena 2014 Pow-Wow
William Carey International University
1539 E. Howard St. - Pasadena
Phone: (818) 383-8619
Sherman Indian High School Round Dance
Bennett Hall 6pm to 11pm
Head Man: Sam Bearpaw
Head Lady: TBA
MC: Bryan Brightcloud
Host Drums: Wildhorse
March 8 & 9, 2014 44th Annual Pow Wow
California State University, Long Beach
Location California State University, Long Beach: 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA
Phone: (562) 985-8528
Head Man: Nathan Chasing Horse
Head Lady: Shandiin Yellowhorse
MC: John Dawson/ Bobby Whitebird
Host Drums: Northern Drum: Bear Springs
Public is Welcome. Admission and Parking are free. Dancers and drums welcome!
ANAHEIM March 15, 201
SCIC Benefit Powwow4
800 South Lemon Ave Anaheim
Gourd dance 1pm / War dance 2pm / Dinner 5pm
REDLANDS March 29 - 30, 2014
University of Redlands PowWow
University of Redlands
1200 E Colton Ave. - Redlands, CA
Call: 909-864-1097 ext 3328
Head Man: Skye Mcmichael, La Jolla, CA
Head Lady: Star Whiteye, ON, Canada
MC: Ruben Littlehead, Happy Flats, MT
Host Drums: Northern Drum: War Scout, West Valley City, UT
Other Drums: Southern Drum: Buc Wild, Chinle, AZ
Additional Information: Arena Director: Rusty Gillette, Falls Church, VA. Head Dance Judge: Juaquin Hamilton, Shawnee, OK. Invited
Northern Drum: Bear Spring Singers, Beaumont, CA Invited Southern Drum: Hale & Company, Los Angeles, CA
Pow Wow Info
University of Redlands, CA
CLAREMONT April 5, 2014
2nd Annual Honoring The Elements Powwow
Pomona College, Hammer Throw Field
295 E First St
(South Campus Parking Structure, located on First Street between Columbia Avenue and Amherst Avenue).
Info: Scott Scoggins @(909) 706-5948
All drums invited. Drum contest. Single Day Powwow. MC: Bobbie Whitebird AD: Vic Chavez Host Northern Drum: Wildhorse Singers Host Southern Drum: Northridge Boys Head Man: George Lone Elk Head Woman: Sarita McGowan Head Young Man: Jake Jacome Head Young Woman:
Christa McGowan Free admission. Free parking in parking structure. Absolutely no drugs & no alcohol. Invited Vendors Only. . .
(909) 706-5948. facebook.com/events/226650374183216/
MALIBU April 12 -13, 2014
Chumash Day Powwow
Malibu Bluffs Park
24250 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, Ca 90264 City of Malibu
Chumash powwow with traditional arena dancing and traditional Native American food and arts and crafts.
16th Annual Chumash Day Powwow and Inter Tribal Gathering
All drums and dancers welcome!
Head Gourd- Saginaw Grant
MC- Bobby Whitebird
Grand Entry on Saturday at 1pm and on Sunday at 12noon
Event parking on Civic Center Way with free shuttle all day.
RIVERSIDE April 19, 2014
29th Annual Intertribal Powwow
Sherman Indian High School
9010 Magnolia Ave
Info: (951) 276-6325, x 120
April 19, 2014 10am-10pm.
42nd Annual UC Davis Powwow
UC Davis Outdoor East and West Quad, One Shields Ave., Davis, CA
The 42nd Annual UC Davis Pow Wow will take place
UC Davis Outdoor East and West Quad
1 Shields Ave
Info: Crystal Marich (530) 752-7032
Dance Registration begins at 10am
Gourd Dance begins at 11am
Grand Entry is at Noon
All dancers, drums, and spectators welcome!
This Powwow is an Alcohol and Drug Free Event
This is a ONE DAY Powwow.
Phone: 530-752-6656 or 530-752-4287
MODESTO April 20, 2014
16th Annual Modesto Junior College Intertribal Pow wow
MC- Tom Phillips
AD- Earl Neconie (Lead Gourd)
Northern Drum- All Nation Singers
ROSEVILLE Yomen: A Spring Celebration
Sunday April 27, 10am-3pm
The Maidu Yomen spring event is one of many traditional acknowledgements and celebrations of the natural cycles of the earth by the local Native Peoples. If you knew what to look for, each season brought a new opportunity for bounty from the ever changing living landscape. Throughout the morning and afternoon of this event, various California Indian traditionalists provide dancing, storytelling and singing to celebrate the coming of spring, a welcome time of new growth and the guarantee of fresh foods and warmer weather. Explore the Historic Site with guided tours, every hour. Petroglyphs, hundreds of bedrock mortars and a large midden area accentuate the story of the Nisenan Maidu People who thrived on this land for thousands of years. Other activities make it a great event for the whole family. Children's activities include flute and bracelet making, petroglyph rubbings, soapstone carving and acorn grinding. Live animals on display. The Museum itself provides a glimpse into the cultural and material life of the Maidu Peoples with dozens of exhibits and interactive displays. Throughout the museum, demonstrators show how traditional skills are still being practiced, creating tools and crafts that would provide all life's needs in a Maidu village. In the shade of an ancient oak, traditional Native artists exhibit their unique items for sale. When you get hungry, you will have many choices of foods, beverages and treats including Indian tacos. This is a free community event.
SAN JUAN BAUTISTA May 3 & 4, 2014
30th Annual California Indian Market & Peace Pow Wow AND Indian Market
Celebrating Cinco de Mayo & World Cultures. The Alameda - Third Street 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. . Admission is a $1. donation benefiting Peace Vision, a 501(c)3, promoting Peace Through The Arts. This event features Native American artists, dancers, drummers and singers from North and South America and multi-cultural vendors. One Earth, One People, Peace Vision and the San Juan Intertribal Council is billed as a "living prayer for world peace" along with a show and sale of arts and crafts including; basketry, dance regalia, dolls, dream catchers, drums, jewelry, paintings, pottery, sculpture, weavings and more! A special "Thank You" to this year's sponsor, Earthbound Farm! If you are interested in participating in this event, applications are available at Peace Vision. Contact Laynee Reyna at (831) 623-4771.
STANFORD Pow Wow May 9-11, 2014
Social Dances public participation encouraged
Stanford Native American Alumni Gathering
Invocation and Introduction of Head Staff
Hand Drum Contest
43rd Annual Stanford University Powwow
Eucalyptus Grove, Stanford, Anyone and Everyone is welcome!
Indian Art Market, Information Booths,
Free admission, Donation for Parking Fee
Directions: From 101 (North and South)
Take the Embarcadero Road exit west toward Stanford.
Embarcadero turns into Galvez Street at El Camino Real as
you enter campus near Stanford Stadium. The Powwow will be
to your right--follow the signs to parking.
MARIPOSA May 10 & 11, 2014
Mariposa Co. Fairgrounds
Open to public, held rain or shine, tickets sold at gate
$1 Kids under 5
Picture - Traditional DesignOnce a year the American Indian Council of Mariposa County (AICMC) - aka the Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation - organizes a traditional Native American celebration. To most people this celebration is known as a Pow Wow but, to us it is known as Chi-Tock-Non Kote-U-Pu - Spring Celebration. 21st annual Pow Wow and is important not only as a celebration of Native American culture, song and dance but, more importantly, helps to fund the Nellie Tucker Scholarship. At present, the Southern Sierra Miwuk are not Federally recognized and, therefore, do not qualify for the larger Scholarships and Grants that are available to recognized tribes. The Nellie Tucker scholarship, administered through the AICMC, provides funds for local Native students who are trying to further their education.
10 a.m. Gates Open
12 p.m. Grand Entry
Tiny Tot Dancing
10 p.m. Closing Ceremonies
SUNDAY, MAY 13th
4 p.m. Closing Ceremonies
SAN DIEGO May 10-11, 2014
American Indian Heritage Pow-Wow 2-Day Event A Native Indian Pow-Wow in Balboa Park includes Native Indians sharing their rich heritage to the people of San Diego through drumming, dancing, singing, and storytelling. Tasty food and hand-made items such as beadwork, jewelry, and pottery are for sale. Date May 10, 2014 Time 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Location Balboa Park (Park Blvd. & President's Way) Admission None. Hosted By San Diego American Indian Health Center Public Contact Vickie Gambala @ (619) 266-2887
SUSANVILLE May 16-18, 2014
Susanville Indian Rancheria Powwow May 16-17-18, 2014 Host Drum - WILD ROSE 2014 White Swan, WA
Susanville Indian Rancheria Powwow Held every MAY, Honors our Veterans and Ancestors for all they gave so that we may live! Lassen County Fairgrounds, Free Admission!
BAKERSFIELD May 23-25, 2014 18th Annual Standing Bear Powwow. Bakersfield. Kern County Fairgrounds. 1142 South P Street, Bakersfield, CA 93307. Intertribal dancing Native Arts & Crafts Cultural Awareness Native Foods Family Fun All Drums & Dancers Welcome Open Gourd.
Gene Albitre. 661-589-3181.
May 23 & 24, 2014
UC Riverside Annual Tribal Powwow
Campus of UC Riverside
900 University Ave
Info: Joshua gonzales @ (951) 827-4143
LIVINGSTON May 31 & June 1, 2014
2nd Annual Merced River Benefit Powwow
12330 Livingston Cressey Rd
Info: Cindy Lashbrook @ (209) 761-0081
June 28, 2014
4th Annual Celebrating All Life & Creation Pow Wow
Saturday, June 28th, 2014, 10AM-6PM
Location: Plummer Park
(7377 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA).
All dancers, drums, and spectators welcome!
This Powwow is an Alcohol and Drug Free Event!
This is a ONE DAY Powwow.
For more information regarding Head Staff,
Vendor Applications, etc,
contact the Red Circle Project
at APLA Health & Wellness Center.
Contact: Kenneth Ramos
OCEANSIDE June 14-15, 2014
San Luis Rey Inter Tribal Pow Wow. Location: Mission San Luis Rey This event will include Native American contest dancing, games, food vendors, arts & crafts and more. Our main goal is to share our culture and traditions with the public as well as bring awareness that Native Americans still exist in and around our communities. Saturday's event will end at 11:30pm and Sunday's event will end at 7:30pm. Sponsored by the San Luis Rey Band of Mission Indians. Contact: (760) 724-8505. ci.oceanside.ca.us
FAIRFIELD July 11-13, 2014 Solano County
We have graciously accepted the invitation to hold our annual Pow Wow at the Solano Community College on July 11-13, 2014, with the college co-hosting the event. The college is a beautiful place to have the event, and we can guarantee you will enjoy the Pow Wow as much, or even better than in the past.
PARADISE July 12-13,
2014 Paradise Pow Wow
traditional inter-tribal non-competition Pow Wow. Held on the grounds of the Gold Nugget Museum, Paradise Pow Wow committee works hard to educate the community on Native culture and tradition through Drum, Song and Dance. The Pow Wow consists of Native American vendors, food booths, and activities. During this two day gathering Native American artifacts and various handmade items and collections are on special display at the museum and open to the public to view and enjoy. The Paradise Pow Wow is held every July following the 4th of July weekend, Gold Nugget Museum 502 Pearson Rd Paradise, CA 95969. paradisepowwow.org
MOORPARK July 18-20, 2014 Children of Many Colors Powwow. Moorpark. Moorpark College.
7075 Campus Road, Moorpark, CA 93021. Native
American singing, dancing, drumming, flute, Gourd Dancing, Bird Singing,
Princess contest, Veterans Honoring, arts, crafts, food and
non profit booths, traditional dwellings, a family style intertribal gathering.. Corina Roberts. 805 217 0364. RedbirdsVision.org
NORTHFORK August 2, 2014 Mono Museum Indian Day Fair & Pow Wow
Recreation Center North Fork Phone: 559-877-2115 sierramonomuseum.org
Sierra Mono Museum Indian Fair Days & Pow Wow. Held the first week of August at the recreation center in North Fork. 559-877-2115
YOUNTVILLE August 2-3, 2014 21st Annual Pow-wow S
uscol Intertribal Council
Honoring Native American Elders
Yountville Veterans Home Picnic Grounds, 100 California Dr,
Yountville, California (North of Napa on Hwy 29)
Times: 11 am – 6 pm. Grand Entry noon on Saturday.
FREE- OPEN to PUBLIC…Families welcome!
Bring a blanket or chair. Food and Craft vendors available.
Call: (707) 256-3561
BISHOP September 27- 28, 2014
Bishop Paiute Pabanamanina Gathering and Pow Wow
For over three decades, the Bishop Paiute Tribe hosts an inter-tribal gathering to celebrate different tribal cultures with dance and spiritual events during its annual Pabanamanina Gathering and Pow Wow on the Bishop Paiute Indian Reservation the fourth weekend in September. The family-friendly drug- and alcohol-free festivities are open to everyone and start with a parade on Friday, California Indian Day, and continues through Sunday. Hundreds of Native American dancers, drummers and others from around the nation will descend upon Bishop to show off their regalia and their traditional regional dances. There will also be games for the kids, music, a free barbecue Saturday of a steer cut from the Tribal herd, Native American artists selling wares, an honoring of all local veterans and the crowning of Miss Pabanamanina and a junior counterpart. Handgames, one of the oldest Owens Valley Paiute and Shoshone Indian traditions that can be traced back to some Creation stories, will also be performed. Many contest take place to honor the Paiute way of life such as hand game tournaments, hand drum and clapper contests. The Paiute Palace Casino, which is hosting the events on its new pow wow grounds.
Bishop Paiute Tribe
Bishop, CA 93514
VALLEY SPRINGS October 2-5, 2014
Pow Wow and Camping
Thursday, Oct 2
All Day Dealer's Day Buy & Sell
11 - 2 pm Lunch by Quilts of Honor
6 p.m. 2013 Chili Cook-off
Friday, Oct 3
7am - 3 pm Breakfast & Lunch by
BoyScout Troop 353
9 a.m. - Powwow opens, public welcome
Mountain Men demonstrations
Native American Dancing
Early Day gas engines
Saturday, Oct 4
7 am - 3pm Breakfast & lunch by
Boy Scout Troop 353
Native American Dancing
Mountain Men demonstrations
Early day gas engines
Sunday, Oct 5
7 am - 3 pm breakfast & lunch by Scout Troop 353
8 a.m. Church (non-denominational)
10 a.m. Vendor Sign ups for next year
Native American Dancing
Mountain Men demonstrations
Early day gas engines
6 p.m. - Dinner - at the Meadow
(get dinner tickets at the Registration tent)
Directions: from CA Hwy 99, head east on either
Hwy 12 or 26 approximately 30 miles-- go to the
4-way stop in Valley Springs & follow the signs!
SANTA YNEZ Oct. 5-6, 2014
r inter-tribal Pow-Wow has featured drummers from the U.S. and Canada, a variety of foods and beautiful hand-made native crafts.
Although Pow-Wows weren’t traditionally part of the Chumash culture we wanted to provide the community with both an educational and
cultural experience that focuses on Native American music, arts and customs.
In addition to providing an exciting and rewarding experience for those attending the Pow-Wow, our goal in producing this inspiring
event is to promote self-reliance and pride in Native Americans by honoring our traditions and culture.
The 2014 19th Annual Inter-Tribal Pow-Wow will be held October 4 and 5 at the Live Oak Campground in Santa Ynez.
SAN BERNARDINO October 10-12, 2014
Pow Wow sanmanuel-nsn.gov/culture_powow.php.html
the spirit of togetherness and affirmation of Native American culture, the San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians will hold their annual at California State University San Bernardino. The event is always free to the
public. This is an opportunity for everyone to enjoy the finest Native American singers, dancers, and drummers in North America and Canada. It’s also a time to reaffirm our cultural and spiritual roots, both for individual tribes and for Native Americans as a whole. Bird dancer The San Manuel Pow Wow Committee is proud to announce that the 2014 San Manuel Pow Wow will be held on October 10, 11 and 12 at Cal State San Bernardino. We look forward to renewing our relationships with our Native and non-Native brothers and sisters
from throughout North America and the world just as we have for each of the past 18 years. This year, 2014, will be the 19th year of the San Manuel Pow Wow!
BERKELEY October 11, 2014
Indigenous Peoples Day, Pow Wow & Indian Market
22nd Annual Celebration
Saturday, October 11, 2014
10am - 6pm
Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center Park, 2180 Milvia St.
Exhibition Dancing 10 a.m.
Gourd Dancing 11 a.m.
Grand Entry 12 noon
Closing Ceremony 6 p.m.
Contest Dancing: All Categories
Featuring Native California dancers.
Native American Foods and Arts & Crafts
all day at the Indian Market
All Traditional Drums are Invited
Raffles all day till 6 pm.
M.C., Head Man Dancer, Head Lady Dancer, Arena Director, Head Gourd Dancer, Head Northern Drum, Head Southern Drum, Contest Coordinator, Color Guard
Sponsored by the City of Berkeley Wheelchair Accessible
Indigenous Peoples Day Committee:
Box 97, 1700 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709
Auburn Big Time – Pow Wow October 17-18, 2014
Gold Country Fairgrounds 1273 High Street, Auburn CA. Native Artists/Food/Contest Dancing Indian Market Friday and Saturday Friday, October 17th - Friday Night California Native Dancing, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, October 18th Intertribal contest Dancing and Hawaiian Dancers, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Information - Sierra Native Alliance (530)888-8767 Vendors - Dancers and Drums (530)888-8767 80 frwy to Reno. Exit Maple Street and bear to the left. Maple changes to Auburn Folsom Road to Fairgate Drive and make a left into the parking lot. Admission and Parking are free.
COSTA MESA Nov. 22-23, 2014
Southern California Indian Center 46th Annual Pow Wow
Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Dr.
Call: (714) 962-6673
The celebration will last for three days, with competitions for dancing, drumming and singing.
SANTA FE SPRINGS Pow Wow November 1 & 2,
Join others in your community at Heritage Park as we celebrate Native American life. The Pow Wow will be held on Saturday, November 1 and Sunday, November 2 beginning at 10 a.m. each day, and will celebrate Native American Life through dances, songs, and food. Exhibitors will also be on hand to offer Native American-made products such as jewelry, clothing, blankets, and pottery. This event is hosted but not funded by the City of Santa Fe Springs. Please call Heritage Park at 946-6476 for more information.
INDIO November 28-30, 2014
November 28 - 30, 2014
Hosted by the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, the Powwows feature Native American drums, dancing and signing, plus arts and crafts and traditional Native American foods. Location: Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino 84-245 Indio Springs Dr., Indio, CA. Call (760) 238-5770, fantasyspringsresort.com/prod/cbmi/index.html
MALIBU April 13 & 14, 2013
15th Annual Chumash Day
Native American Powwow & Intertribal Gathering
Malibu Bluffs Park
24250 Pacific Coast Hwy
Info: Amy Crittenden @ (310) 456-2489
FRESNO April 13, 2013
First Nations 22nd Annual Fresno State Powwow
Gourd dance: 11:00am, Grand entry: 12:00pm All drums welcome.
Daniel Mejia (209) 495-5824 or Julian Garza (559) 903-2882. Vendors contact Adam Moreno (949) 933-6066.
RIVERSIDE April 20, 2013
Sherman Indian High School 27th Annual Inter Tribal Powwow
28th Annual Sherman Indian High School Inter-tribal Pageant and Powwow:
Sherman Indian High School Ira Hayes Football Stadium
9010 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92503
Native American color guard groups participating along with Sherman Eagle Staff Carrier TBA in our grand entries at 12:00pm and 7:00pm. From 1:00pm to 3:00pm our school’s historic museum will be open for self guided visits. Arts and Crafts vendors and Indian food Booths will be ongoing all day from 11:00am to closing. Many of our school clubs will be fundraising as well as community artisans and groups. There will be gourd dancing by invited our Gourd Society from 10:00am to 12:00pm and again from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. From 11:00am to 4:00pm in our Culture Awareness Area we will have basket weaving and other traditional arts demonstrations. There will also be several non profit Native American service and cultural booths available to bring resources and culture awareness to the public. We are expecting many inter-tribal dancers from the Southern California area to participate in the grand entries; inter-tribal’s and contests. During dinner break from 4:00pm to 6:00pm we will have entertainment from the Champion Hoop Dancer Terry Goedel, Native American flute music by SIHS Student Linton Ethelbah, Bird Singing and Dancing, and singing by the Sherman Indian High School all girls hand drum group - White Rose Singers. After sundown there will be on going fireside Bird singing and dancing from the local tribal community on the east end of the football field. The gates open for the public at 10:00am and the Powwow will be ending at 11:00pm. Parking is a $3 donation to the Senior Class Club. All proceeds from Powwow after cost will go to SIHS Senior Scholarships. For more information you can download a flier at shermanindianmuseum.org or call Trina Pickett @ (951) 276-6325 ext 319, Galene Townsend @ ext 120 or for Culture Awareness Area info Lorene Sisquoc @ ext 309
April 20 & April 21, 2013
Indian Arts & Crafts Market
State Indian Museum
2618 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
Connie (916) 324-0971
Indian Arts &
Crafts Market, Saturday, April 20 &
Sunday, April 21, 2013 from 10am to
Native artisans come from all over
California to participate in this
annual event. Enjoy shopping for
hand crafted dolls, soapstone &
elkhorn carvings, decorated gourds,
and much more.
Sutter Fort will also be having
their annual event at the same time,
so come and enjoy both events.
CARSON April 20 - 21, 2013
California State University Dominguez Hills 3rd Annual Pow Wow Saturday, 11:00am - 7:00pm; Sunday, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Location: California State University Dominguez Hills Sculpture Garden
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747
For More Information Call: 310-243-2438
Vendors: Steve Rosales (Yaqui/Cora-Huichol) 310-872-7515
Programming: Ben Wolf (Kiowa) 405-532-2625
MODESTO April 21, 2013
Annual Modesto Junior College Pow Wow
This annual inter-tribal one day pow wow is sponsored by Associated Students Of Modesto Junior College.
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
POMONA April 26-28, 2013
21st Annual Ohlone Big Time Gathering and Powwow
Tony Cerda Park
400 W Grand Ave
Info: (909) 623-7889
ROSEVILLE April 28, 2013
Yomen: A Spring Celebration
Maidu Museum & Historic Site invite your to join them in celebrating their annual
Yomen from 10am to 3pm at 1960 Johnson Ranch Drive, Roseville CA. Celebrate and
experience California Indian Culture. Blessing starts at 10am sharp. Many dance groups,
traditional art and craft demonstrations, guided tours, children's activities and craft fair.
Indian tacos and other foods for sale.
Judi (916) 774-5934
SAN BERNARDINO May 3 - 5, 2013
San Manuel Stadium
280 South E St
San Bernardino, Ca
Info: (800) 732-8805, ex 1116
BRENTWOOD May 4 & 5, 2013
28th Annual UCLA Powwow
UCLA North Athletic Field
Info: (310) 206-7513
VICTORVILLE May 4, & 5, 2013
4th Annual Mother Earth's People Inter-tribal TRADITIONAL Pow Wow
10:00 a.m. to dusk each day, rain or shine. Location: Mojave Narrows Regional Park
18000 Yates Rd. Victorville CA 92392 (760) 245-2226,
Pow Wow Co-ordinator: Moreena Rocha Chavez email@example.com (760) 245-2398
"All Drums and Dancers Welcome"
840 acres of Nature, located alongside an old river in the High Desert, a traditional Pow Wow in a pristine oasis that offers group and RV camping, picnic sites, year round fishing, nature trails, water sports for children, and hiking and equestrian trails. Vendors will offer authentic handmade Native American Goods. Food Court with sitting your entire family, Free hands on Activities for the children, storytelling, Playground and
Water Park Saloon will be available for the children. On-going Educational Demonstrations: flint-napping, Weaving,
Plant life Awareness, Wild Life Awareness. Pow Wow Day Park Fee: $10 up to 6 per car per day, $2 walk-in fee.
Call for special Room rates $55 double or single beds Moreena(760)245-2398,
Dry Camping $25 per night, up to 4 people, RV hook-ups $35 up to 4 people 1 vehicle per fee, $10 day fee included.
Camping Reservations 1-877-387-2757 sbcountyparks.com Reservations must be made 24 hrs in advance rates
subject to change Park information (760) 245-2226 motherearthpowwow.com
LA JOLLA May 4 - 5, 2013
3rd Annual UCSD Powwow
9450 Gilman Dr
La Jolla, Ca
STANFORD May 10 - 12, 2013
42nd Annual Stanford Powwow
Info: Katie Cromack or Leah Belgarde @ (650) 723-4078
MARIPOSA May 11 & 12, 2013, 20th annual Chi-Tock-Non Kote-U-Pu 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday
Mariposa Co. Fairgrounds
$3, $1 Senior or child under 5
(Sold at the Gate)
5007 Fairgrounds Road
Mariposa, California 95338
Once a year the American Indian Council of Mariposa County (AICMC) - aka the Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation - organizes a traditional Native American celebration. To most people this celebration is known as a Pow Wow but, to us it is known as Chi-Tock-Non Kote-U-Pu - a drug-free, alcohol-free, smoke-free Spring Celebration. Southern Sierra Miwuk are not Federally recognized. Call: (209) 742-2244
SUSANVILLE May 17 - 19, 2013
Susanville Indian Rancheria's 4th Annual Memorial Powwow
Lassen County Fairgrounds
195 Russell Ave
Info: (530) 257-5449, (530)260-0038
IRVINE May 18 - 19, 2013, 10:00 am
AISA’s 11th Annual Pow Wow at UC Irvine
Location Mesa Field at UC Irvine California
Bluebird Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org
ONTARIO May 18 - 19, 2013
2nd Annual Eagle and Condor Intertribal Powwow
AUBERRY May 18 - 19, 2013
Big Sandy Rancheria's 12th Annual Powwow and Gathering
37802 Jose Basin Rd
Info: Rebecca Sewell @ (559) 855-4003, ex 219
BAKERSFIELD May 24-26, 2013
17th Annual Standing Bear Powwow
Kern County Fair Grounds, 1142 South P street, Bakersfield CA 93307.
$6 admission fee, kids 10 and under -free Fri 24th 5pm- 10pm, Sat 25 10am -10pm, Sun 26th 10am -6pm
Camping: Camping for vendors and participants but not for the general public.
RIVERSIDE May 24 - 25, 2013
32nd UCR Powwow
UCR Sports Complex
1000 W Blaine St
Info: (951) 827-3850
The 32nd annual UCR Pow-Wow begins Friday, May 24th, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., and continues Saturday, May 26th from 11a.m. to 10p.m.
The event is an inter-tribal social gathering celebrating Native American culture and traditions through singing, drumming, and dancing. Traditional Native American dancers, drum groups, bird singers, and other artists will be present, and vendors will sell food, handmade Native American jewelry, arts and crafts, and other merchandise. Admission is free, and parking will be $5
OROVILLE May 25 and 26, 2013
17th Annual Oroville Pow Wow
Contest dancing, Princess Coronations, Tiny Tots, Vendors
Free Admission and Parking
Camping Info: Some RV and tent camping is available, please contact committee for reservations and information
Directions: Highway 70 (70 miles north of Sacramento) Grand Ave exit, follow signs.
Phone: (530) 532-1611
Pit River Big-Time Powwow June 1-2, 2013
The Eleven Bands of the Pit River Tribe Welcome you. "Honoring Our Elders" June 1st & 2nd, 2013 At the Pit River Casino - 20265 Tamarack Ave, Burney CA 96013 Host Drum: Black Lodge Local Host Drum: Northern Eagle Head Man: Justus Cree Head Woman: Lacy Bacon MC: Fred Hill Sr. AD: Tyson Eaglevoice Shay Contest Dancing - All Categories, Northern & Southern Combined Contact Info: Angela Alvarez; 530-276-4709 Vendor Info: Gwen Wolfin; 530-339-8748 Showers & Camping Available, RV Park Host Motel: Burney Falls Lodging; 530-335-3300 Hand Game Tournament Horse Shoe Tournament A Beautiful Native American Cultural Event for everyone to enjoy - no drugs and alcohol allowed
Pit River Powwow on facebook
All are welcome - free admission Pit River Casino Info: 530-335-2334
OCEANSIDE June 8 - 9, 2013
17th Annual Intertribal Powwow
San Luis Rey Mission Grounds
4050 Mission Ave
Info: Carmen Mojado or Charlotte Herrera @ (760) 724-8505 or (760) 727-0595
INDIAN WELLS June 6-9, 2013 desertpowwow.com, renaissanceesmeralda.com
A.A. Desert Pow Wow 2013
With AL-ANON participation
Renaissance Esmeralda Resort - June 6, 7, 8 and 9th 2013 Desert Pow Wow - Indian Wells, CA
Friday and Saturday night dances are $5 admission, 15 and under must be accompanied by adults. Start at 10:30 p.m.
TEMECULA June 28 - 30, 2013
18th Annual Pechanga Powwow
45000 Pechanga Pkwy
MANTECA July 5 - 7, 2013
36th Annual Three Rivers Lodge Powwow
13505 Union Rd, Three Rivers Indian Lodge
PARADISE Pow Wow July 6-7, 2013
502 Pearson Road,
Paradise, CA 95967
a traditional inter-tribal non-competition Pow Wow. Held on the grounds of the Gold Nugget Museum, in Paradise California, the Pow Wow is fun and exciting for the whole community, as event planners strive to keep Native American Traditions alive. This is a free event, open to the public. All Drums and Dancers are welcome. The event is held the weekend after 4th of July each year.
MOORPARK July 19 - 21, 2013
Redbird's Children of Many Color's Intertribal Powwow
7075 Campus Rd, Moorpark College Athletic Field
Info: (805) 217-0364
PALA August 23 - 25, 2013 palatribe.com
6th Annual Pala Honoring Traditions Powwow
Pala Rey Youth Campground
10779 Hwy 79
Info: Skye McMichael @ (760) 891-3551
BISHOP September 27-29, 2013 Bishop Paiute Pabanamanina Gathering, Parade and Pow Wow
Paiute Palace Casino
Bishop Paiute Tribe
Bishop, CA 93514
For over three decades, the Bishop Paiute Tribe hosts an inter-tribal gathering to celebrate different tribal cultures with dance and spiritual events during its annual Pabanamanina Gathering and Pow Wow on the Bishop Paiute Indian Reservation the fourth weekend in September. The family-friendly drug- and alcohol-free festivities are open to everyone and start with a parade on Friday, California Indian Day, and continues through Sunday. Hundreds of Native American dancers, drummers and others from around the nation will descend upon Bishop to show off their regalia and their traditional regional dances.
There will also be games for the kids, music, a free barbecue Saturday of a steer cut from the Tribal herd, Native American artists selling wares, an honoring of all local veterans and the crowning of Miss Pabanamanina and a junior counterpart. Handgames, one of the oldest Owens Valley Paiute and Shoshone Indian traditions that can be traced back to some Creation stories, will also be performed. Many contest take place to honor the Paiute way of life such as hand game tournaments, hand drum and clapper contests. The Paiute Palace Casino, which is hosting the events on its new pow wow grounds.
REDDING October 4-6, 2013 Tentative Stillwater Pow Wow
Redding Rancheria Stillwater Pow Wow
Shasta District Fairgrounds
Tribal Administration Office: (530) 225-8979
SAN BERNARDINO October 11-13, 2013 San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians Pow Wow
In the spirit of togetherness and affirmation of Native American culture, the San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians will hold their annual Round Dance, plus the anticipated Pow Wow which takes place at California State University San Bernardino. The event is always free to the public. This is an opportunity for everyone to enjoy the finest Native American singers, dancers, and drummers in North America and Canada. It’s also a time to reaffirm our cultural and spiritual roots, both for individual tribes and for Native Americans as a whole. The celebration will last for three days, with competitions for dancing, drumming and singing.
Event Dates: August 23, 2014 - August 24, 2014
Description of Event
Indian Fair Days and Pow Wow at the Sierra Mono Museum in North Fork is the longest running festival of traditional arts in the western Sierra Nevada. Starting in 1970, this two-day event takes place the first weekend in August every year. The residents of North Fork invite everyone to celebrate together to renew spirit among the California Indian people.
The Sierra Mono Museum is the only Native American Cultural Museum in the area, and it is the Archaeological Repository for the Sierra National Forest. The museum was established as a non-profit organization in 1966 as a result of tribal community members concerned about preserving the traditional Western Mono Culture. The museum houses one of the largest California Indian Basket collections in the state, as well as Native American tools, wildlife dioramas, and archaeological displays. More than 200 species are featured at the museum including a few free-standing taxidermy animals including Sierra grizzly bears, bob cats, a golden eagle, and mountain lions. The museum gift shop is stocked with authentic Indian bead work and hand made gifts.
Indian Fair Days and Pow Wow is a must for locals and guests world wide who are interested in the native history of the southern Sierra Nevada. The event began as a fundraiser for the museum and has evolved into a local tradition. Over the two-day period, attendees will get a glimpse at traditional California Indian lifestyle. Over fifty Native American vendors from all over California will offer traditional hand crafted Native American arts, food, games, and dance demonstrations. Aztec, Maidu, and Inuit dance demonstrations will be featured and dancers will compete in Grass, Jingle, Fancy Shawl, and traditional styles in the sacred circle. An Indian Princess will be crowned who will represent the area at other Pow Wows she attends for her one year term. Hand Games and volleyball tournaments to win prizes will take place both days.
The event is held at the North Fork Recreation Center. Native American dance competition, traditional arts and crafts, and food begins at 12 pm each day and runs until 10 pm on Saturday and 4 pm on Sunday.
Directions: From Fresno or Madera, take Highway 41 to Road 200, which is well marked. Follow Road 200 through the town of North Fork to reach the North Fork Recreation Center.
Admission Fee (if any): $5
Sierra Mono Museum
33103 Road 228, North Fork, CA 93643
(559) 877-2115 · fax (559) 877-6515
August 22 - August 24, 2014
7th Annual Honoring Traditions Powwow
Pala, CA, United States
August 29,30 &31, 2014
33rd Annual Labor Day Traditional Pow wow
University of the Pacific
Free to the Public
All Drums & Dancers Welcome
Master of Ceremonies: Randy Pico
Arena Director: Val Shadow Hawk
Host Northern Drum:Iron Mountain Singers
Host Southern Drum: Bear and Company
Head Man: David Wilson Jr
Head Woman: Ruby Vigil Carino
Head Teen Boy:Angel Garcia Daniels
Head Teen Girl: Viviana Diaz
Head Jr. Boy: Brent Yazzie
Head Jr. Girl: Madison Diaz
Head Tiny Tot Boy: Mateo Carino
Head Tiny Tot Girl: Nora Carino
Color Guard: Rick Buckskin
LAKESIDE: August 29 - August 31, 2014
Lakeside, CA, United States
August 29 to 31, 2014, All Day
Barona Sports Park, Barona Indian Reservation: 1000 Wildcat Canyon Rd, Lakeside, CA
CONTACT: Barona Tribal Office
LEMOORE: August 30 - August 31, 2014
Santa Rosa Day's Pow Wow & Gathering
Lemoore, CA, United States
August 30 to 31, 2014, All Day
Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino: 17225 Jersey Ave, Lemoore, CA
PHONE: (559) 924-1559/(559) 707-0190
Committee Special: $1,000 Winner Take All, Grass Dance Contest
Dance Contests: Ages Jr’s, Teen’s, Jr. & Sr., Adult & Golden Age. Categories: No.So. Women’s & Men’s Traditional, Jingle, Grass, Fancy Shawl & Men’s Fancy
Everyone is Welcome!
EL CAJON: September 5 - September 7, 2014
25th Annual Sycuan Pow-Wow 2014
El Cajon, CA, United States
TUOLUMNE September 13 - September 14, 2014
48th Annual Acorn Festival
Tuolumne, CA, United States
SAN JOSE: September 13
7th American Indian Heritage Celebration
San Jose , CA, United States
September 26 - September 28, 2014
Morongo Thunder & Lightning Pow Wow
Cabazon, CA, United States
Morongo Thunder and Lightning Pow Wow
This event (Sept. 26-28) kicks off California's fall powwow season, attracting dancers from around the country. Based at the AAA four-diamond Morongo Casino Resort & Spa near Palm Springs, it offers a luxury setting. "You're right there in a plush resort area. It's well-run, and spectators love it," Gowder says. It's also one of the few places to see California bird singing and dancing, a distinctive regional style. 888-667-6646; morongocasinoresort.com/wp-content/powwow/pow2.php
September 26 - September 28, 2014
2014 BISHOP PABANAMANINA POWWOW
BISHOP , CA, United States
September 13, 2014
American Indian Heritage Celebration
The American Indian Heritage Celebration will be held
at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds,
Pavillion Hall, 344 Tully Road,
San Jose California 95111,
on September 14, 2014 from 12pm to 10pm.
Traditional "Big Time" is from 12pm - 4pm
with California dance groups,
Amah Mutsun,Maidu and Pomo.
Aztec Dancing is from 4pm - 5pm
with Calpulli Tonalequeh Aztec Dance Group.
Powwow is from 5pm - 10pm ,
Powwow MC: Randi Pico,
Arena Director :Earl Neconie,
Head Northern Drum: Swiftcloud,
head Southern Drum:Southern Express.
*All drums and dancers welcome.
Tribal Sponsors: Muwekma Ohlone Tribe
of the san Francisco bay Area,
Amah Mutsun Tribal band
of Mission San Juan Bautista & Santa Cruz,
Ohlone Costanoan Esselen Nation
of the Greater Monterey Bay Area.
September 26-28 2014
2014 Bishop Pabanamanina Powwow
Host Southern Drum: COZAD
Host Northern Drum: YOUNG SPIRIT
MC: Ruben Little Head
AD: Ben Wolf
Head Lady: Taunie Cullooyah
Head Man: TBA
Powwow will be held at the
Paiute Palace Powwow Grounds in Bishop California.
Camping available, free BBQ on Saturday during supper break,
open tiny tot contest for girls up to age 6.
hand drum contest, Paiute womens regalia dance contest,
Parade at 10 am starting at the Paiute Palace Casino parking lot.
To be held in conjunction with
the Bishop Indian Handgame Tounaments at PPC.
Vendor space is available for vendor info contact:
for powwow, princess, and contest info contact:
REDDING Stillwater Pow Wow
COARSEGOLD Oct. 3-5, 2014
hukchansi Picayune Rancheria Pow Wow Comments
Celebrate the rich culture of the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians at the annual Pow Wow taking place October 3-5.
The celebration begins at 6 pm Friday, October 3 at the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino, located at 711 Lucky Lane.
Festivities continue at 12 noon on Saturday and Sunday, October 4 and 5.
For more information, call Raymond Venegas 559-642-6545
October 4-5, 2014
Big Time Gathering Pow-wow 6th Annual
Lucerne Valley,CA Pioneer Park.
33187 Old Woman Springs Road.
Big Time Gathering Pow-wow 6th annual October 4-5
(Vendors can sell when s
*All drummers welcome
*Indian Craft Vendors(needed)
*Drug and Alcohol free event
*Camping is available
A great family event!
For more info please contact
Ophelia Porter: 1(760)885-5924
October 17-18, 2014
Auburn Big Time - Pow Wow
Gold Country Fairgrounds
1273 High Street, Auburn CA
Native Artists/Food/Contest Dancing
Indian Market Friday and Saturday
October 17th -
California Native Dancing, 6:00pm-9:00pm
October 18th Intertribal contest
Dancing and Hawaiian Dancers, 10:00am - 9:00pm
Information - Sierra Native Alliance
Vendors - (530)363-8526
Dancers and Drums (530)888-8767
7th Annual Auburn Big Time-Pow Wow
On October 17 and 18, 2014, Native American dancers, drummers, singers, artist and food vendors will be gathering from across the region to participate in the Auburn Big Time—Pow Wow at the Gold Country Fairgrounds, 1273 High Street, Auburn, CA.
This year’s event begins Friday night at 6pm with California Traditional Big Time Dancing. Our MC is Rick Adams, Nisenan Cultural Specialist and President of Hutu Anape Cultural Foundation, who brings his knowledge, wisdom and humor. The Big Time brings together local Miwok/Maidu families and neighboring tribes for ceremonial dancing and singing. Spectators are welcome, but during this event please ask for permission before taking photographs.
The pow wow will be held on Saturday from 9am till 9pm.
MC – Paul Flores (Yacqui, Apache)
Arena Director – Myron Horse (Oglala Lakota)
Head Man – Percy Edwards (Colville Confederated Tribes)
Head Woman – Rose Abrahamson (Colville Confederated Tribes)
Head Youth Boy – TaTanka Horse (Lakota/Pit River, Paiute)
Head Youth Girl – Wiconi Horse (Lakota/Pit River, Paiute)
Head Gourd – Ben Wolf (Kiowa)
Eagle Staff & Color Guard
American Indian Veteran Association
Northern: Creekside Singers (Pine Ridge, SD)
Southern: Big Medicine Singers (Bakersville, CA)
This family-friendly event is free with free parking at the fairgrounds. Spectators are encouraged to bring chairs.
This is a drug, alcohol and tobacco free event. No pets allowed.
For more information or to join the committee, please contact SNA at email@example.com or call SNA main office (530) 888-8767.
22nd Annual Indigenous Peoples Day, Powwow & Indian Market
October 11, 2014
Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park
2180 Milvia St, Berkeley, CA
Info: 510/ 595-5520
Auburn Big time Powwow
October 17-18, 2014
Gold Country Fairgrounds
1273 High Street, Auburn, CA 95603
Info: Loren Nakai Phone 530/ 888-8767
Roy Track Memorial Mesa Powwow
October 24-26, 2014
525 East Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85201
Info: Hawk Track Phone 602/ 799-0260
Native Hope International Powwow
Santa Fe Springs, CA
46th Annual SCIC Powwow
November 22 & 23, 2014
Orange County Fairgrounds
OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa, Ca
Info: 714/ 962-6673
November 28-30, 2014
Cabazon Indian Reservation Special Event Center
84-245 Indio Springs Parkway, Indio, California 92203
Info: Judy Stapp @ 760/ 238-5770
September 26-28, 2014 – Bishop Paiute Pabanamanina Gathering and Pow Wow
Bishop Paiute Tribe, The Paiute Palace Casino, which is hosting the events on its new pow wow grounds, 2742 N. Sierra Hwy, Bishop, CA 93514. (760) 873-4150. The family friendly, drug and alcohol free festivities are open to everyone and start with a parade on Friday, California Indian Day, and continues through Sunday. There will be games for the kids, music, a free barbecue Saturday of a steer cut from the Tribal herd, Native American artists selling wares, an honoring of all local Veterans and the crowning of Miss Pabanamanina and a junior counterpart. Handgames, one of the oldest Owens Valley Paiute and Shoshone Indian traditions that can be traced back to some Creation stories, will also be performed. Many contest take place to honor the Paiute way of life such as hand game tournaments, hand drum and clapper contests. Free Admission! Web: www.paiutepalace.com; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 5-6, 2014 - Santa Ynez 19th Annual Inter-Tribal Pow-Wow
Live Oak Campground in Santa Ynez, 4600 Highway 154, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Inter-tribal Pow-Wow has featured drummers from the U.S. and Canada, a variety of foods and beautiful hand-made native crafts. Although Pow-Wows weren’t traditionally part of the Chumash culture we wanted to provide the community with both an educational and cultural experience that focuses on Native American music, arts and customs. In addition to providing an exciting and rewarding experience for those attending the Pow-Wow, our goal in producing this inspiring event is to promote self-reliance and pride in Native Americans by honoring our traditions and culture. www.santaynezchumash.org/culture.html.
October 10-12, 2014 - 2014 San Manuel Pow Wow
San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians will hold their annual at California State University San Bernardino, 5500 University Pkwy, San Bernardino, CA 92407. The event is always free to the public. This is an opportunity for everyone to enjoy the finest Native American singers, dancers, and drummers in North America and Canada. It’s also a time to reaffirm our cultural and spiritual roots, both for individual tribes and for Native Americans as a whole. We look forward to renewing our relationships with our Native and non-Native brothers and sisters from throughout North America and the world just as we have for each of the past 18 years. This year, 2014, will be the 19th year of the San Manuel Pow Wow! Web: www.sanmanuel-nsn.gov/culture_powow.php.html.
October 11, 2014 - Indigenous Peoples Day, Pow Wow & Indian Market
1992-2014 – 22nd Annual Celebration, Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center Park, 2180 Milvia St., Berkeley CA. FREE! Intertribal Dancing Featuring Native California dancers. Native American Foods and Arts & Crafts all day at the Indian Market. All Traditional Drums are Invited. Wheelchair Accessible. Sponsored by the City of Berkeley. Call: (510) 595-5520, Indigenous Peoples Day Committee: Box 97, 1700 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709. www.ipdpowwow.org.
October 17 – 18, 2014 – 7th Annual Auburn Big Time-Pow Wow
Gold Country Fairgrounds, 1273 High Street, Auburn, CA. Native American dancers, drummers, singers, artist and food vendors will be gathering from across the region to participate in the Auburn Big Time-Pow Wow. This year’s event begins Friday night at 6 p.m. with California Traditional Big Time Dancing. Our MC is Rick Adams, Nisenan Cultural Specialist and President of Hutu Anape Cultural Foundation, who brings his knowledge, wisdom and humor. The Big Time brings together local Miwok/Maidu families and neighboring tribes for ceremonial dancing and singing. Spectators are welcome, but during this event please ask for permission before taking photographs. The pow wow will be held on Saturday from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. This family-friendly event is free with free parking at the fairgrounds. Spectators are encouraged to bring chairs. This is a drug alcohol and tobacco free event. No pets allowed. For more Information please contact Sierra Native Alliance: (530) 888-8767, Vendors: (530) 363-8526, Dancers and Drums: (530) 888-8767, Website: www.sierranativealliance.org/events.
November 22-23, 2014 - Southern California Indian Center, Inc’s 46th Annual Pow Wow
Orange County Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Dr. The celebration will last for three days, with competitions for dancing, drumming and singing. Call: (714) 962-6673, or visit: https://www.facebook.com/SCICinc.
November 28-30, 2014 - 33rd Indio Powwow
Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino, 84-245 Indio Springs Dr., Indio, CA. Hosted by the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, the Powwows feature Native American drums, dancing and singing, plus arts and crafts and traditional Native American foods. For more Information Call (760) 238-5770. Websites: www.fantasyspringsresort.com/prod/cbmi/index.html; www.indio.org/index.aspx?page=465.