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Pow-wow Schedule

Below is a list of major powwows that occur annually throughout the state. Please call ahead to verify time and location. For information on other powwows throughout South Dakota, please visit DrumHop.

 

January/February

 

48th Annual Founder's Celebration & Wacipi

Sinte Gleska University

Date: January 29-February 4, 2018

Location: Mission, SD

Contact: Sinte Gleska University: 605-856-8100

 

 

March

 

44th Annual Denver March Powwow

Date: March 23-25, 2018
Location: Denver Coliseum

4600 Huumboldt St., Denver, CO

Additional Information:

Contact: Denver March Powwow, P.O. Box 19178, Denver, CO  80219

Phone:  303-934-8045     Fax:  303-934-8046

Email: denvermarchpowwow@comcast.net

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p style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); margin-bottom: 0px;">South Dakota State University's 27th Annual Wacipi

Date: March 24, 2018

Grand Entry: 1pm

Contact: Morgan Catlett-Ausborn 605-688-5263

Location: SDSU Campus University Student Union, Brookings, SD

Contact: SDSU American Indian Education & Cultural Center 605-688-6416

 

 


 

April

 

35th Annual Lakota Omniciye Wacipi

Black Hills State University Powwow* - Contest

Date: April 13 & 14, 2018

Grand Entry: Friday 7pm, Saturday 1pm

Cost: $6 per session/$10 weekend Free to persons 55 years + and under 5, bring your own chairs
Location: Spearfish, SD. Donald E. Young Center Field House

Contact: 605-642-6578

Website

 

 

45th Annual USD Wacipi - Contest

Date: April 7th & 8th, 2018
Grand Entry: Saturday 1pm & 7pm, Sunday 1pm

Location: Vermillion, SD. USD Sanford Coyote Sports Center

Additional Information:  Prize money for Adults & Teens, day money for tiny tot & juniors

Saturday evening meal provided.

Contact: 605-677-6389 Email: Tiospaye@usd.edu

 

 

47th Annual UND Indian Association Time-Out Wacipi

Date: April 20-22, 2018
Location: University of ND Hyslop Sports Arena

2751 2nd Ave. North, Grand Forks, ND

Grand Entries:  Friday - 7:00pm, Saturday - 1:00pm

Contact: American Indian Student Services 701-777-4291

Website

 

 

 

 

 

 

May

 

30th Annual Kangi Okute Wacipi - Crow Creek Tribal Schools
Location: Stephan, SD
May 25th, 2018
Grand Entry: 1pm & 7pm

 

June

 

3rd Annual All Veterans Contest Wacipi

Date: June 8-10, 2018
Location: Pine Ridge, SD. Powwow Grounds

Grand Entries:  Friday 7:00pm, Saturday & Sunday 1:00pm & 7:00pm daily
Red Feather Honoring, Daily Flag Raising, Medal Presentations, Guest Speaker.

Admission Charged, Veterans get in Free
Contact: Ramon Bear Runner Sr. 605-441-7094 Sharon Two Bulls 605-899-1216, Veteran's Service Office (605) 867-5577

 

Cannonball Flag Day Celebration Wacipi
Date: June 8 -10, 2018
Location: Cannon Ball District
Cannonball, North Dakota
Phone #: 701-854-7170
Fax: 701-854-7189

 

 

Paha Yamini Wacipi
Date: June 15-17, 2018
Location: Porcupine District
Shields, North Dakota
Phone #: 701-422-2003
Fax: 701-422-2007

51st Annual Wakinyan Cangleska Wacipi

Date: June 16-17, 2018

Location: Ring Thunder, SD

Contact: 605-828-3919

 

 


Oglala Lakota College Graduation Wacipi* - Traditional

Date: June 15 - 17, 2018
Location: Kyle, SD. Piya Wiconi Pow Wow Grounds
Contact: 605-455-6000


25th Annual Fort Randall Casino Indian Day Celebration Contest Pow-wow
Date: June 22 - 24, 2018

Location: Two miles east of Pickstown on Hwy. 46,. Fort Randall Casino
Admission: Free 

Grand Entry: 7pm-Friday, 1pm & 7pm-Saturday, and 1pm-Sunday
Contact: Rose Whirlwind Soldier 605-487-7871 ext. 485

www.fortrandallcasino.com

St. Francis Indian Day Powwow
Date: June 23-24, 2018
Location: St. Francis Powwow Grounds
Admission: Free 
Contact: 605-747-2987

 

All Chiefs Pow wow

TBD

Cherry Creek, SD

Contact:


Bear Soldier Wacipi
Date: June 29 - July 1, 2018
Location: McLaughlin, South Dakota 57642
P.O. Box 639
Phone#: 605-823-4519
Fax: 605-823-4516


 

July

19th Annual Rosebud Casino Powwow and Fireworks Display
Date: July 3 - 4, 2018
Location: Rosebud Casino Pow Wow  Grounds
Admission: Free
Free Campground and RV Rental Space Available
Fireworks at Sundown 
4th of July Dance 10pm -2am Must be 21 or older 
Contact: Rosebud Casino 1-800-786-7673

151st Annual Sisseton-Wahpeton Lake Traverse Wacipi - Contest

Date: July 6-8 2018

Location: Winfield Thompson Wacipi Arbor - Agency Village, SD

Registration:  Opens Friday - Closes at 12:00pm Saturday

Grand Entry:  Friday 7:00pm

                  Saturday 1:00pm & 7:00pm

                    Sunday: 1:00pm

ADMISSION $5 - Weekend, 5yrs. and under free, 55 & over free
Singing Contest, Moccasin Tournament, Softball Tournament
Adult and Youth Rodeo - Saturday and Sunday

Contact: Ella Robertson (605) 467-0054, , Angel Wanna (605) 268-1508

Darwin James (605) 268-3743, Darell Decouteau (605) 924-0131, Bonnie Brant (605) 419-1191, Skyler Genia (605) 942-0723

RV Spaces Available Contact: Charlene Miller (605) 698-8353

 

Wakpamini Lake Area Communities Traditional Wacipi & Horse Races
Date: July 6, 7, & 8, 2018
Location: Batesland, SD
Grand Entries: Friday 7pm, Saturday 7pm, Sunday 3pm. 
Horse Races: Sunday 2pm 
Triathalon will be held this year on July 4th! Connie LeBeau - 605-407-7715 Wacipi Contact: Sandy Two Lance 605-407-7712, Robert Two Crow 605-441-2521, Wilma Standing Bear 605-288-1922 
Horse Race Contact: Harriet Wilson 605-288-1922


15th Annual Owakpamni Wacipi* - Traditional
Date: July 6, 7, & 8, 2018
Location: Greenwood, SD. Powwow Grounds
Brunch and Supper Served Daily, Bring you own Dishes, Chairs
Vendor Fee: $50 small stand per day, $100 large stand per day.
For more info: Doris Cook 605-469-6191, Kenny Cook 605-491-4849, Ida Ashes 605-481-0066

Iron Lightning Contest Powwow
July 4, 2018
Iron Lightning SD: Powwow Grounds
Contact: Henry Lafferty 605.964.2033

Antelope Powwow
Date: July 7-9, 2017
Location: Antelope Community, SD
Contact:  605-828-6603

Dupree Community Contest Powwow
June 22- 24, 2018 
Dupree SD: Powwow Grounds

 

 

 

Kenel Wacipi
Date: July 6, 7, & 8, 2018
Location: Kenel, SD
Phone #: 605-823-2024
Fax: 605-823-4516

Corn Creek Celebration Powwow
3rd Weekend in July 
Corn Creek Powwow Grounds

 

Blackfoot Toe Jam
3rd weekend in July 
Location: Cheyenne River Reservation
Contact: Clint Dx 605.733.2456

56th Annual Traditional Mdewakanton Wacipi 
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribal Community 
Date: July 20 - 22, 2018
Free Admission

Grand Entries; Friday 7pm, Saturday 1pm & 7pm, Sunday 1pm
Flandreau, SD  Wacipi grounds North of Flandreau of Hwy. 13
Contact: Mike Wakeman 605-530-0236

Accomodations Royal River 1-877-912-LUCK
Other accomodations at Brookings, Madison, SD and Pipestone, MN. 
Email: flandreauwacipi@fsst.org
http://www.santeesioux.com/fsst_powwows.html

 

Running Antelope Wacipi
Location: Little Eagle, SD 

Date: July 27 - 29, 2018

Grand Entries:  Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 1pm and 7pm, Sunday 1pm and 7pm

First 10 drums registered will be paid (must have 5 singers)

Phone #: 605-314-4825
Phone #: 605-823-2211
Fax: 605-823-2211

 

Pass Creek District Wacipi

July 21-23, 2017

American Horse School Campus, Allen, SD

Registration open Friday @ 6:00 pm mst

Milks Camp Community Powwow
July 21-23, 2017

Grand Entry  Friday 7pm, Saturday & Sunday 1:30pm and 7pm
Milks Camp Site, 5 1/2 miles southwest of St. Charles, SD
Contact: Alfred 605-469-5708 or Jim 605-830-1301

Virgin Creek Wacipi
Date: July 21 - 23, 2017
Location: LaPlante, SD
Contact: Mike Bowker (605) 733-2579, Gene Roberts (605) 733-2227

 

5th Annual Wakpa Waste' Wacipi
Date: July 27-28, 2018

Location: Red Shirt Table Community

Tatanka Numpa Powwow Grounds

Friday 7pm, Saturday 1pm & 5pm

Dance Contest All Categories

First 3 Drums Paid
All Cash Prizes
Saturday - Rememberance Ride at 10am
Princess Contest!
Contact Lorri Ann (605) 407-8157

Jake (605) 454-5790
Mary Belt (605) 441-1950

 

Big Bend Annual Powwow
Date: July 28, 29, & 30, 2017
Location: Big Bend Community 32 miles east of Pierre 

All Dancers & Singers Welcome!

Grand Entry:  Friday 7pm, Saturday 1pm & 7pm, Sunday 1pm & 7pm

Contact: Jamie Fallis at 605-730-0207

               Malva Big Eagle

 

Wolf Lodge Powwow - Traditional

TBD

Location:  Timber Lake, SD

Contact:

 

 


 

August

Oglala Lakota Nation Wacipi Rodeo Fair
Date: August 3-6, 2017
Location: Pine Ridge SD

Registration will open on Thursday

5 Grand entries will be held beginning on Friday

$5 the entire weekend
60 years of age and over, 5 years of age and under Free Admission 
Cis: 605-867-8427

AKICITA HANSKA Wacipi

Long Soldier Community
Date: August 3 - 5, 2018

P.O. Box 594
Fort Yates, North Dakota 58358
Phone #: 701-854-7102
Fax: 701-854-9595

 

60th Annual YST Fort Randall Powwow - Traditional

August 4, 5, & 6, 2017

Grand Entry: Friday 7pm, Saturday 1pm & 7pm, Sunday 1pm & 7pm

Location: Lake Andes Powwow grounds, SD

Info: Eunice Penton 605-487-6079 or 605-491-2783

 

Wounded Knee Memorial Motorcycle Run
August 4 & 5, 2017
Contact: Dave Janis 605.441.3058, Roger White Eyes 605.441.9857

www.woundedkneememorialrun.com

 

 

Rock Creek Annual Wacipi
August 11,12, &13, 2017
Location: Bullhead, SD 
Contact: Rock Creek District
P.O. Box 102
Bullhead, South Dakota 57601
Phone#: 605-823-2028
Fax: 605-823-4558

 

 

Kul-Wicasa Oyate Fair & Rodeo
August 11 - 13, 2017
Powwow Grand Entry: Friday 7:30pm, Saturday 1:30pm & 7:30pm, Sunday 1:30pm and 7:30pm
High Elk - Rencountre-Ziegler Pow Wow Grounds
Lower Brule SD
Contact: Lower Brule Sioux Tribe 605-473-5561

Medicine Root Powwow

TBD

Kyle, SD 

155th Annual

Crow Creek Dakota Nation Wacipi
August 18-20, 2017

Grand Entries: Friday 7pm, Saturday 12pm & 7pm

                        Sunday 12pm
Ft. Thompson, SD
Contact: (605) 245-2221

Red Scaffold Community Powwow
TBD 
Cheyenne River, SD
Contact: 605-538-4637 

Parmelee Community Powwow
August 11-13, 2017 
Parmelee Powwow Grounds
Ben Knife 605-828-0231


Wakpala Wacipi
August 18, 19, & 20, 2017
Location: Wakpala 
Contact: Wakpala District
PO Box A
Wakpala, South Dakota 57658
Phone#: 605-845-2067
Fax: 605-845-5175

               

White River Frontier Days Parade & Rodeo
August 18-20, 2017

Swift Bear Powwow

August 18 -20, 2017
Swift Bear Powwow Grounds
Contact: 605-208-7885

142nd Annual Rosebud Fair, Rodeo & Contest Powwow 
August 23-26, 2018 
Rosebud Fair Grounds, Rosebud, SD
Contact: 605-747-2381

 

 

 


 

September

Toka Nuwan "Enemy Swim" District Traditional Wacipi

Date: Sept. 1 -3, 2017

Location:  Waubay, SD

Contact:  605-947-4319

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Fair, Rodeo and Powwow* - Traditional
Oyate Kawita Kupi
Date: Sept. 1-3, 2017
Grand Entry:  Friday 7pm
Sat. 1pm & 7pm
Sun. 1pm & 7pm
Location: Eagle Butte, SD. Powwow Grounds 
Info: Kenita. 605-964-6685

United Tribes Technical College
49th Annual International Powwow
Date: Sept. 7 - 9, 2018
Saturday, Free BBQ Feed 4pm, Sunday, Free Buffalo Feed 4pm
Golf, Basketball, & Softball Tournaments
Singing Contest - 1st prize -$10,000
Website: www.unitedtribespowwow.com

Mila Hunska Tasunke Owayawa
American Horse School
Back to School Pow Wow
Supper  5pm
Grand Entry 6pm

69th Annual Potato Creek Wacipi

Date: September 8 - 10, 2017

15 miles east of Kyle, SD

Contact:  (605) 441-1436 or (605) 455-2701

 

Annual American Indian Days Celebration "Gathering of the Wakanyeja" Powwow
40th Annual Powwow & Cultural Activities

Date:  September 15 - 17, 2017
Location: St. Joseph's Indian School, Chamberlain, SD
Contact: 1-800-341-2235 

 


 

October

30th Annual He Sapa Wacipi Na Oskate - Black Hills Powwow

Championship Powwow and Fine Arts Expo

October 5-7, 2018

Location: Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City, SD

www.blackhillspowwow.com

Contact: 605-341-0925

 

Native American Day Wacipi

October 8, 2018

Sioux Falls, SD, Multi Cultural Center

Contact: 605-367-7401

Christy@sfmcc.org

 

 


 

November

 

26th Annual Veterans Wacipi 2018
Date: 2nd weekend in November
FREE ADMISSION
Dakota Magic Casino and Convention Center
Hankinson, ND Exit 1, I-29
For more information contact:
Kit Fox Society Members:
Dayton Seaboy (Vietnam Veteran Commander)
605-698-3299
605-467-9447
Doc 
605-237-2137
605-237-2168