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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

 

50th Annual Founder's Celebration & Wacipi

Sinte Gleska University

Date: TBA

Location: Mission, SD

Contact: Sinte Gleska University: 605-856-8100

 

 

March

 

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

 

 


 

April

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

Website

 

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

Website

 


 

May

 

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

 

June

 

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

www.fortrandallcasino.com

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


 

July

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
http://www.santeesioux.com/fsst_powwows.html

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

 

 


 

August

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

AKICITA HANSKA Wacipi

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

TBD

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
TBD 
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

 


 

September

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 

 


 

October

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

www.blackhillspowwow.com

Contact: 605-341-0925

 

Native American Day Wacipi

October 14, 2019

Sioux Falls, SD, Multi Cultural Center

Contact: 605-367-7401

Christy@sfmcc.org

 

 


 

November

 

27th Annual Veterans Wacipi 2019
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