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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.


2020 Pow-wow Schedule


No South Dakota Pow-wows are scheduled at this time.

We apologize for the inconvenience.




2019 Pow-wow Schedule



50th Annual Founder's Celebration & Wacipi

Sinte Gleska University

Date: TBA

Location: Mission, SD

Contact: Sinte Gleska University: 605-856-8100





46th Annual Denver March Powwow

Date: TBA
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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South Dakota State University

Date: TBA

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





36th Annual Lakota Omniciye Wacipi

Black Hills State University Powwow* - Contest

Date: TBA

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



46th Annual USD Wacipi - Contest

Date: TBA
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


48th Annual UND Indian Association Time-Out Wacipi

Date: TBA
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







31th Annual Kangi Okute Wacipi - Crow Creek Tribal Schools
Location: Stephan, SD
Grand Entry: 1pm & 7pm





Paha Yamini Wacipi
Date: June 14-16, 2019
Location: Porcupine District 3457 BIA Road 7
Shields, North Dakota
Phone #: 701-422-2003
Fax: 701-422-2007

51st Annual Wakinyan Cangleska Wacipi

Date: June 14-16, 2019

Location: Ring Thunder, SD

Contact: Glen Yellow Eagle 605-828-6811



46th Annual Oglala Lakota College Graduation Wacipi* - Traditional

Date: June 14-16, 2019
Location: Kyle, SD. Piya Wiconi Pow Wow Grounds
Contact: Wanda 605-455-6042

26th Annual Fort Randall Casino Indian Day Celebration Contest Pow-wow
Date: June 21 - 23, 2019

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: 605-487-7871


6th Annual Wakpa Waste Wacipi
Date: June 21 - June 22, 2019
Location: Tatanka Numjpa Pow Wow Grounds
Red Shirt Table, SD

2019 LaPlante Pow Wow
Date: June 21-23, 2019
Location: LaPlante, South Dakota 57642

St. Francis Indian Day Powwow
Date: June 21-23, 2019
Location: St. Francis Powwow Grounds
Admission: Free 
Contact: 605-747-2987

2019 White River Wacipi
Date: June 29-30, 2019
Location: Arbor City Park Complex, Crawford, NE
Contact: 308-667-2025



20th Annual Rosebud Casino Powwow and Fireworks Display
Date: July 3 - 4, 2019
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

35th Annual Wakinyan Maza Wokiksuye Wacipi
Date: July 4, 2019
Location: Iron Lightning, SD
Contact: Wakinyan Peta 605-200-5052 or Connie Dupris Clown 605-365-7711

152nd Annual Sisseton-Wahpeton Lake Traverse Wacipi - Contest

Date: July 5-7 2019

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: Vernon Renville, Sr. (605) 880-5117, , Darell Decoteau (605) 924-0131

Vendor information Jerry Eastman 605-419-1031/1017

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


Wakpamini Lake Area Communities Traditional Wacipi & Horse Races
Date: July 5, 6, & 7, 2019
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,

16th Annual Owakpamni Wacipi* - Traditional
Date: July 5, 6, & 7, 2019
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 605-469-5623

Bear Soldier Wacipi
Date: July 5, 6, & 7, 2019
Location: McLaughlin, South Dakota 57642
Contact: Bear Soldier District


Kenel Wacipi
Date: July 12, 13 & 14, 2019
Location: Kenel, SD
Contact: Kenel District

Bear Soldier Wacipi
Date: July 12, 13 & 14, 2019
Location: McLaughlin, SD
Contact: Bear Soldier District

57th Annual Traditional Mdewakanton Wacipi 
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribal Community Wacipi Grounds 
Date: July 19 - 21, 2019
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

Running Antelope Wacipi
Location: Little Eagle, SD 

Date: July 26 - 28, 2019

Contact Running Antelope District



Pass Creek District Wacipi

July 12, 13, & 14 2019

American Horse School Campus, Allen, SD

Contact: Julie Bad Wound 605-407-1699 or Consuelo Means 605-445-0023

Milks Camp Community Powwow
July 21-23, 2019

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, 2019
Location: LaPlante, SD
Contact: Mike Bowker (605) 733-2579, Gene Roberts (605) 733-2227


5th Annual Wakpa Waste' Wacipi
Date: July 27-28, 2019

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, 2019
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





Oglala Lakota Nation Wacipi Rodeo Fair
Date: August 1-4, 2019
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: 605-867-5821


Long Soldier Community
Date: August 7 - 9, 2019

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 7-9, 2019

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



Rock Creek Annual Wacipi
August 11,12, &13, 2019
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 9 - 11, 2019
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 21-23, 2019

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 14-16, 2019 
Parmelee Powwow Grounds
Ben Knife 605-828-0231

Wakpala Wacipi
August 23-25, 2019
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, 2019

Swift Bear Powwow

August 18 -20, 2019
Swift Bear Powwow Grounds
Contact: 605-208-7885

142nd Annual Rosebud Fair, Rodeo & Contest Powwow 
August 22-25, 2019 
Rosebud Fair Grounds, Rosebud, SD
Contact: 605-856-2538


Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Fair, Rodeo and Powwow* - Traditional
Oyate Kawita Kupi
Date: August 30 & 31, 2019 and Sept. 1 & 2, 2019
Grand Entry:  Friday 7pm
Sat. 1pm & 7pm
Sun. 1pm & 7pm
Location: Eagle Butte, SD. Powwow Grounds 
Info: John Kessler 605-964-2447




Toka Nuwan "Enemy Swim" District Traditional Wacipi

Date: Sept. 1 -3, 2019

Location:  Waubay, SD

Contact:  605-947-4319

United Tribes Technical College
50th Annual International Powwow
Date: Sept. 6 - 8, 2019
Saturday, Free BBQ Feed 4pm, Sunday, Free Buffalo Feed 4pm
Golf, Basketball, & Softball Tournaments
Singing Contest - 1st prize -$10,000
Website: www.unitedtribespowwow.com

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

Date:  September 19 - 21, 2019
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 11-13, 2019

Location: Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City, SD


Contact: 605-341-0925


Native American Day Wacipi

October 14, 2019

Sioux Falls, SD, Multi Cultural Center

Contact: 605-367-7401







27th Annual Veterans Wacipi 2019
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)