California Pow-Wows


Dates & places may change.  Contact event for confirmation.


March 29-30, 2014University of Redlands Pow Wow

University of Redlands, 1200 E Colton Ave., Redlands, CA.  Call: (909) 864-1097 ext. 3328. Web: www.redlands.edu.


April 5, 2014 - 2nd Annual Honoring the Elements Powwow

Pomona College, Hammer Throw Field, 295 E. First Street, Claremont, CA 91711.  Free Admission.  Plenty of free parking in structure, located on First Street between Columbia Ave. & Amhurst Ave.  Vendors are by invitation Only.  For more information call: (909)706-5948 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/226650374183216/.


April 12-13, 2014 – 16th Annual Chumash Day Powwow and Inter Tribal Gathering

Malibu Bluffs Park, 24250 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA.   Event parking on Civic Center Way with Free shuttle all day.  Information: Call:(310) 317-1364 or go to www.malibucity.org/events.  City of Malibu Chumash powwow with traditional arena dancing and traditional Native American food and arts and crafts.  All drums and dancers welcome!


April 19, 2014 - Sherman Indian High School 29th Annual Intertribal Powwow

Sherman Indian High School, 9010 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA.  Click here for flyer:  http://goldenstategourdsociety.webs.com/SIHS2014.jpg.  Vendor Information: Contact Miss Galene Townsend (951) 276-6325 ext. 120. Cultural Awareness Area Information: Contact Miss Lorene Sisquoc (951) 276-6719, ext. 321.


April 19, 2014 - 42nd Annual UC Davis Pow Wow

University of California Davis, Outdoor East and West Quad, One Shields Ave., Davis, CA  95616.    Contact: Jinann Bitar Phone: (530) 752-6656, Email: jsbitar@ucdavis.edu or Melissa Johnson Phone: (530) 752-4287, E-mail: majohnson@ucdavis.edu or go to: http://ucdnasu.weebly.com/nacd–pow-wow.html; http://ccc.ucdavis.edu/powwow.html. This Powwow is a ONE DAY, ALCOHOL and DRUG FREE Event!


April 19-20, 2014 – 4th Annual California State University Dominguez Hills Pow Wow

California State University Dominguez Hills Sculpture Garden, 1000 E. Victoria St., Carson, CA  90807.  Honoring The Indigenous Peoples Of The Americas.  Open To The Public/Free Admission.  Parking $4.00 on Saturday/Free Parking on Sunday.  For more information contact:  Steve Rosales (310) 872-7515.


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. Admission is a $1.00 – 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.  Web: www.sanjuanbautistaca.com.


May 9-11, 2014 – 43rd Annual Stanford University Pow Wow

Stanford University, Eucalyptus Grove, Stanford, CA.   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.  Anyone and Everyone is welcome!  Indian Art Market, Information Booths, Free admission, Donation for Parking Fee.  Camping Available.  www.stanfordpowwow.org; www.powwow.stanford.edu.


May 10-11, 2014 – Chi-Tock-Non Kote-U-Pu – Spring Celebration 21st Annual Pow Wow

Mariposa County Fairgrounds.  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 – 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.


May 23-25, 2014 - 18th Annual Standing Bear Powwow

Kern County Fairgrounds, 1142 South “P” St., Bakersfield, CA  93307. Information: Gene Albitre (661) 589-3181.  Intertribal dancing Native Arts & Crafts Cultural Awareness Native Foods Family Fun All Drums & Dancers.


May 23-24, 2014 – UC Riverside Annual Tribal Powwow

Campus of UC Riverside, 900 University Ave., Riverside, CA.  Info: Joshua Gonzales (951) 827-4143.


May 31- June 1, 2014 - 2nd Annual Merced River Benefit Powwow

12330 Livingston Cressey Rd., Livingston, CA.  For more information contact: Cindy Lashbrook (209) 761-0081.


June 28, 2014 – 4th Annual Celebrating All Life & Creation Pow Wow

Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA.  All dancers, drums, and spectators Welcome!   This is a ONE DAY,  Alcohol and Drug Free Powwow.  For more Information Contact: Kenneth Ramos, Phone: (323) 329-9905, Email: kramos@apla.org.  Web: www.redcircleproject.org or visit www.facebook.com/redcircleproject.


July 11-13, 2014 - Honoring Our Youth Pow Wow

We have graciously accepted the invitation to hold our Annual Pow Wow at the Solano Community College, Vallejo Center, 545 Columbus Parkway, Vallejo, CA 94591.  (707) 864-7171,  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. Web: www.intertribalcouncilsolano.org.


July 18-20, 2014 - Children of Many Colors Powwow

Moorpark. Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Rd., 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. Web: www.RedbirdsVision.org.


August 2-3, 2014 – Suscol Intertribal Council Honoring Native American Elders 21st Annual Pow-wow

Yountville Veterans Home Picnic Grounds, 100 California Dr., Yountville, CA (North of Napa on Hwy 29).  FREE – OPEN to PUBLIC… Families welcome!  Bring a blanket or chair.  Food and Craft vendors available. Information Call: (707) 256-3561.  Web: www.suscolcouncil.org.


September 27-28, 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: marketing@paiutepalace.com.


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.


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.