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South Dakota Powwow 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.

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467th Annual Founder's Celebration & Wacipi

Sinte Gleska University

Date: January 30-February 5, 2017

Location: Mission, SD

Contact: Sinte Gleska University: 605-856-8100





43rd Annual Denver March Powwow

Date: March 24-26, 2017
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


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South Dakota State University's 26th Annual Wacipi

Rebuilding the Fire

Date: April 1, 2017

Grand Entry: 1pm

Vendors application: LaRee Grebner 605-688-6416

Location: SDSU Campus University Student Union, Brookings, SD

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


34th Annual Lakota Omniciye Wacipi

Black Hills State University Powwow* - Contest

Date: April 7 & 8, 2017

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



Pierre Public School 2017 Honoring Wacipi
Date: April 8, 2017

Location:  Riggs High School

Grand Entry: 1:00 pm

Honoring 2017 Graduates

Free Buffalo Feed: 6:00 pm

Additional Information: First 5 Drums to be paid. Day money paid to all dancers. 

Contact: Donna Stroup 605-773-7350


45th Annual USD Wacipi - Contest

Date: April 8th & 9th, 2017
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:



47th Annual UND Indian Association Time-Out Wacipi

Date: April 21-23, 2017
Location: University of ND Hyslop Sports Arena

2751 2nd Ave. North, Grand Forks, ND

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

Contact: American Indian Student Services 701-777-4291



Mobridge-Pollock School Spring Wacipi
Date: April 23, 2016

Location:  Mobridge-Pollock School Gymnasium

Lakota Education Program "Honoring the Graduates"

Grand Entry: 1:00pm & 7:00pm

Registration 10:00am Saturday

Contact:  Monica Weninger 605-845-9211




Crow Creek Tribal Schools 28th Annual Wacipi

Date: May 12, 2017
Location: Stephan, SD - Chieftain Dome

Grand Entry:  1:00pm & 6:00pm

Registration Opens at 11:00am

Supper Meal at 5pm

*Honoring Class of 2017 *Kahomni Contest  *Potato Dance  *Color Guard Veterans Hunkpati


30th Annual He Dog School Wacipi

Grand Entry at 12:30pm

Supper 5pm

Evening Grand Entry at 7:00pm

First five drums will be paid for the day

He Dog School

Parmelee, SD

Contact: He Dog School 605-747-2438



2nd Annual All Veterans Wacipi

Date: June 9-11, 2017
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.

Saturday Parade, Ball Games, Activities

Admission Charged, Veterans get in Free
Contact: (605) 867-5577

Cannonball Flag Day Celebration Wacipi
Date: June 9,10, & 11, 2017
Location: Cannon Ball District
Cannonball, North Dakota
Phone #: 701-854-7170
Fax: 701-854-7189


Paha Yamini Wacipi
Date: June 16-18, 2017
Location: Porcupine District
Shields, North Dakota
Phone #: 701-422-2002
Fax: 701-422-2007

Ring Thunder Wacipi

Date: June 16-18, 2017


Oglala Lakota College Graduation Wacipi* - Traditional

Date: June 16, 17, & 18, 2017
Location: Kyle, SD. Oglala Community College
Contact: 605-455-6000

Fort Randall Casino Indian Day Celebration Wacipi
Date: June 23, 24, & 25, 2017
Location: Two miles east of Pickstown on Hwy. 46,. Fort Randall Casino
Admission: Free

Grand Entry: 7pm-Friday, 1pm & 7pm-Saturday, and 1pm-Sunday
Supper served Saturday and Sunday
Contact: 605-487-7871 ask for a Powwow Committee Member

St. Francis Indian Day Powwow
Date: June 22-25, 2017
Location: St. Francis Powwow Grounds
Admission: Free
Contact: Willard Henry, 605-828-5275


All Chiefs Pow wow


Cherry Creek, SD




Rosebud Casino 4th of July Powwow
Date: July 3 - 4, 2017
Location: Rosebud Casino Pow Wow  Grounds
Admission: Free
Free Campground and RV Rental Space Available
Fireworks at Sundown
Contact: Rosebud Casino 1-800-786-7673

150th Annual Sisseton-Wahpeton Wacipi - Traditional

Date: June 30, July 1, 2, 2017

Location: SWO Ceremonial Grounds - 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) 268-0742, , Angel Wanna (605) 268-1508

Darwin James (605) 268-3743, Mary Keeble (605) 265-0691, Delmar Bernard (605) 924-1600

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


Wakpamini Lake Area Communities Traditional Wacipi & Horse Races
Date: June 30, July 1 & 2, 2017
Location: Batesland, SD
Grand Entries: Friday 7pm, Saturday 7pm, Sunday 3pm.
Horse Races: Sunday 2pm
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, Mel Lone Hill 605-441-7564

11th Annual Greenwood Wacipi* - Traditional
Date: June 30, July 1 & 2, 2017
Location: Greenwood, SD. Powwow Grounds
Brunch and Supper Served Daily, Bring you own Dishes, Chairs
Contact: Vendors contact Shelly Songhawk (605)384-5357
For more info: Jean Drapeau 605-491-6268, Justin Songhawk 605-469-5357

Iron Lightning Contest Powwow
Iron Lightning SD: Powwow Grounds
Contact: Dana Dupris 605.365.5306

Bear Soldier Wacipi
Date: June 30, July 1,& 2, 2017
Location: McLaughlin, South Dakota 57642
P.O. Box 639
Phone#: 605-823-4519
Fax: 605-823-4516

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

Dupree Community Contest Powwow
Dupree SD: Powwow Grounds
Contact: 605-365-5413 or 605-365-5620


Kenel Wacipi
Date: July 7, 8, & 9, 2017
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

54th Annual Traditional Mdewakanton Wacipi
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribal Community
Date: July 14-16, 2017
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
Othe accomodations at Brookings, Madison, SD and Pipestone, MN.

82nd Annual Little Eagle Monument Celebration
Running Antelope Community

Date: July 21 - 23, 2017

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


Wakpa Waste' Wacipi
Date: July 14-15, 2017

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


Location:  Timber Lake, SD






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


Long Soldier Community
Date: August 4, 5, & 6, 2017

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


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


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
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

141st Annual Rosebud Fair, Rodeo & Contest Powwow
August 24-27, 2017
Rosebud Fair Grounds, Rosebud, SD
Contact: 605-747-2381





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
47th Annual International Powwow
Date: Sept. 8, 9, & 10, 2017
Free Buffalo Feed
Golf, Basketball, & Softball Tournaments
Singing Contest - 1st prize -$10,000

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




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

Championship Powwow and Fine Arts Expo

October 6-8, 2017

Location: Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City, SD

Contact: 605-341-0925


Native American Wacipi

October 9, 2017

Sioux Falls, SD, Multi Cultural Center

Contact: 605-367-7401





25th Annual Veterans Wacipi 2017
Date: 2nd weekend in November
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)





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