California Pow-Wows


Dates & places may change.  Contact event for confirmation.


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 1-2, 2014 – Native Hope International Santa Fe Springs Pow Wow

California’s Largest Traditional Pow wow.  Heritage Park, 12100 Mora Dr., Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670.  Traditional Native Dance & Drum, Native American Artist selling Jewelry, Pottery, and fine Arts.  Native Foods, Indian Fry Bread & Tacos for the whole family.  Grand Entry: 11:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.  Saturday.  Time: Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.  Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Vendors: Pre-register for a good location.  Free admission and free parking.  Absolutely no drugs or alcohol tolerated.  Sponsored by Native Hope International & Polished Arrow.  Info: (818) 383-8619 or bbrightcloud@hotmail.com.


November 8-9, 2014 – Annual Veteran’s Appreciation and Heritage Day Pow Wow

Native American Veterans Association welcomes the public.  All Dancers and Drums welcome.  Free Admission – Free Parking.  Native music and dancing, Native Arts & Crafts, Indian Village with Crafts, Native Flute Music & Storytelling, Dance Contests, Veteran Resources.  Opening Prayer – Spiritual Prayer – National Anthem.  Gourd Dancing: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Grand Entry: 12:00 p.m. Veteran Roll Call: 1:00 p.m.  Special thanks to: City of South Gate and United American Indian Involvement, Inc. General info.: (213) 742-9554, Glenna Amos (562) 928-7447, Vendor contact: Beth Henderson (818) 471-9114, www.navavets.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.