Welcome to this listing of upcoming pow wows for Minnesota.

If you are hosting a pow wow or simply know of one within the state of Minnesota,
please let us know so that we can add it to this list.

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to avoid problems with changes or inaccuracies in these listings.

March 9, 2018

American Indian Magnet School Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: St. Paul, MN. 1075 3rd St East
Info: 651-293-5191 -Website-
Cost: Free
Additional Info: 6 to 8 PM. Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult. Smoking is not permitted on school property.

March 16, 2018

Minneapolis Mini Pow wow - Traditional

Location: Minneapolis, MN. Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 East Franklin Avenue
Info: Cherly -Email-
Cost: Free
Additional Info: 5 PM light meal. 6 PM Grand Entry. Dance Special. Additional contact: cthompson@maicnet.org

March 24, 2018

Augsburg College/University 10th Traditional Powwow - Traditional

Location: Minneapolis, MN. Augsburg University Campus, Si Melby Gymnasium 715 23rd Ave S
Directions: http://www.augsburg.edu/about/map/ DIRECTIONS Metro Transit Learn more about travelling to Augsburg using the Metro Transit system by visiting www.metrotransit.org. I-35W From the North Take the Washington Avenue exit. Turn left onto Washington Avenue, merge right onto Cedar Avenue, turn left at Riverside Avenue, and then turn right at 22nd Avenue South. I-94 Eastbound from Minneapolis Take 25th Avenue exit, turn left at 25th Avenue, turn left at Riverside Avenue, turn left at 22nd Avenue South. I-94 Westbound from St. Paul Take Riverside exit, turn right at Riverside Avenue, turn left at 22nd Avenue South. 35W from the South Follow the I-94 St. Paul signs (move to right lane after each of two merges). Take 25th Avenue exit and turn left at Riverside Avenue, turn left at 22nd Avenue South.
Info: Jennifer Simon 612-330-1144 612-296-9188 -Email- -Website-
MC(s): TBD
AD(s): TBD
Host Drum(s): TBD
Cost: None - Free
Contest Info: Not applicable
Additional Info: Honoring for Augsburg University American Indian Graduates at 3 PM Aztec Mexica Dancers 5 PM Registration for Drum and Dancers 11 AM - no pre-registration Dancer and Drum honorarium. Registered dancers only, must be in regalia. Drum split for first 10 registered drum groups, 5 singer minimum, no drum hopping. Vendors welcome, visit website for more information and application. Space is limited, first-come, first-served. All decisions from Powwow committee are final.

April 7, 2018

CNIA 34th Annual Contest Powwow - Contest

Location: Morris, MN. 626 East 2nd Street, Morris, MN 56267
MC(s): Jerry Dearly
AD(s): Gabe Desrosiers
Host Drum(s): Dakota Nation, Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate
Contest Info: Adult, teen, junior, and tiny tot categories. UMM Brave, Luis Kakkak Jr. Grass Dance Special.
Additional Info: Grand Entry @ 12pm Vendor space is limited! Contact Mesa LaRoque, Laroq016@morris.umn.edu Payout for first 10 drums. Must have five registered singers.

April 13, 2018

MCTC Spring Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Minneapolis, MN. MCTC Bowman Hall, 1501 Hennepin Ave.
Info: 612-659-6713
MC(s): Jerry Dearly
AD(s): Randy Gresczyk
Host Drum(s): Little Earth. Invited drums: Ringing Shield and Red Bone.
Cost: Free and open to the public
Additional Info: Mpls. Community and Technical College's Spring Pow Wow Honoring our Graduates and Alumni. Grand entry at 7 PM. Head dancers: Miskwa Desjarlait and Ah-Nung Matrious. Parking lot is free to park in before 7:30 PM.

April 14, 2018

25th Annual St. Cloud State Pow Wow* - Traditional

Location: St. Cloud, MN. Apollo High School - Main Gym
Info: 320-308-4706 -Email- -Website-
Additional Info: Alternate email: aic@stcloudstate.edu

April 14, 2018

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Annual Powwow - Traditional

Location: Minneapolis, MN. Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 East Franklin Avenue
Info: aiscc@umn.edu -Email- -Website-
MC(s): Jerry Dearly
AD(s): Randy Gresczyk
Host Drum(s): Iron Boy
Cost: Free
Additional Info: Invited Drum: Ain Dah Yung Youth Singers Head Dancers: Miskwa Desjarlait and Marie Armstrong Honor Guard: Lakota Women Warriors Grand Entries: 1pm and 7pm Mens Traditional Special: $300, $200, $100 Womens Jingle Special: $300, $200, $100 Hand Drum Contest: 15 years old and below, $20 and t-shirt 16+ $150 Two-Step Special: $300, $200, $100

May 5, 2018

Pow Wow For Hope - Traditional

Location: Minneapolis, MN. Base Camp Facility 201 Bloomington Rd.
Info: Joy Rivera 612.314.4843 or 612.314.4848 -Email- -Website-
Additional Info: Powwow for Hope, the nation's only known cancer awareness powwow, is a community event that honors loved ones who have battled or are fighting cancer by creating a space for healing. Proceeds benefit the American Indian Cancer Foundation's work to eliminate cancer burdens on American Indian families throughout Indian country. Join us on this special day to honor loved ones who have battled cancer or are fighting cancer by creating a space for healing. Get involved today: Teams of families and friends are forming now. Sponsor the Powwow for Hope event. Volunteer your time and effort to join the fun. Drums and dancers provide healing and hope.

May 12, 2018

19th Annual Little Earth Mothers Day Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Minneapolis, MN. Cedar Field Park, 2501 Cedar Avenue South
Info: Eall James 651-329-9389
Additional Info: Powwow Schedule Event Hours: Noon to 9:00 pm Grand Entry: 1:00 pm Feast: 5:00 pm. Grand Entry: 7:00 pm. This is a family-friendly, rain or shine event. Be sure to bring your own lawn chair or blanket for seating. The Little Earth Mothers Day Powwow is a family friendly event; No alcohol, drugs, and fire arms are permitted.

May 12 - May 12, 2018

10th Annual White Earth Mothers Day Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Mahnomen, MN. Shooting Star Casino Event Center, 777 SE Casino Road
Info: Lew Murray 218-261-1599
Additional Info: Grand Entries on Saturday at 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM; Sunday at 1:00 PM. Be sure to be here for the Honoring our Mothers’s feast on Sunday.

May 19, 2018

Columbia Heights School District Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Columbia Heights, MN. Hylander Center, 1400 49th Ave. NE
Info: Valerie Larsen 763-528-4729
Cost: Free and open to the public
Additional Info: Noon to 5 PM. Feast at 4 PM. All dancers, singers, and venders welcome.

May 25 - May 27, 2018

Leech Lake Veterans Memorial Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Cass Lake, MN. Veterans Memorial Grounds, Palace Casino Drive
Info: Nita Cloud 218-398-2009 -Email-
Additional Info: Royalty Contests for Senior (ages 13-18) and Junior (ages 7-12) will begin Friday night. Participants in each age category, both Braves and Princesses, must be an LLBO member and be active in school. In addition to three days and nights of dancing, there is also a horseshoe tournament on Saturday and Sunday. Friday: Registration: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Grand Entry 7:00 p.m. Saturday: Flag Raiing: 10:00 a.m. Registration: 11:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Grand Entry: 1:00 p.m. Registration: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Grand Entry: 7:00 p.m. Sunday: Flag Raiing: 10:00 a.m. Registration: 11:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Grand Entry: 1:00 p.m.

May 28, 2018

23rd Annual Memorial Day Pow Wow* - Traditional

Location: Onamia, MN. Mille Lacs Indian Museum, 43411 Oodena Dr.,
Info: 320-532-3632 -Email- -Website-
Cost: Free, museum admission not included
Additional Info: Noon - 5:00 pm

June 8 - June 10, 2018

150th Annual White Earth Pow Wow* - Traditional

Location: White Earth, MN. Tribal Grounds
Info: 800-950-3248

June 15 - June 17, 2018

27th Annual Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Grand Celebration Pow Wow - Contest

Location: Hinkley, MN. Grand Casino Hinckley Powwow Grounds
Directions: Just south of the casino on County Road 15.
Info: (320) 384-7771 -Website-
Contest Info: Drum Contest: Away Winners: $8000, $6000, $4000, $2000. Home Winners: $8000, $6000, $4000, $2000. World Jingle Dress Championship: By most accounts, women’s Jingle Dress Dance has its roots in some part of Ojibwe country, be it Wisconsin to the Mille Lacs Ojibewe community in north central Minnesota, to White Fish Bay, Ontario. $9000 in prize money for this category alone! Top ten place in the money: $2000, $1800, $1600, $1400, $1200, $1000, $800, $600, $400, $200. Golden Age (Combined 60+): Men & Women: $1200, $800, $600, $400. Senior Adult (35-59): $1200, $800, $600, $400. Men: Traditional, Grass, Fancy. Women: Traditional, Fancy. Junior Adult (18-34): $1200, $800, $600, $400. Men: Traditional, Grass, Fancy. Women: Traditional, Fancy. Teen (13-17): $400, $300, $200, $100. Boys: Traditional, Grass, Fancy. Girls: Traditional, Jingle. Fancy. Tiny Tots (0-5): $5 for all.
Additional Info: Grand Entries: Friday, 7:00 pm, Saturday, 1:00 pm & 7:00 pm, Sunday, 1:00 pm.

June 22 - June 24, 2018

Lake Vermilion Traditional Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Tower, MN. Lake Vermilion Pow Wow Grounds
Info: Muriel Deegan 218-750-7772 218-780-1478 Tracey -Email- -Pow wow flier-
MC(s): Terry Goodsky
AD(s): Lance Kingbird
Host Drum(s): Lake Vermilion Singers and Burntside Lake Singer
Cost: free
Additional Info: Camping available

August 17 - August 19, 2018

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Wacipi - Contest

Location: Shakopee, MN. SMSC Wacipi Grounds, 3212 Dakotah Parkway
Info: 952-445-8900 -Website-
Cost: $10 admission for the entire weekend. Free for 10 years and under and 60+
Additional Info: Grand Entry Friday 7PM, Saturday 1PM & 7PM, Sunday 1PM.

August 17 - August 19, 2018

Mille Lacs Band's Annual Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Onamia, MN.
Info: -Website-

September 14 - September 16, 2018

21st Annual Battle Point Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Federal Dam, MN. Battle Point Pow Wow Grounds, Battle Point Dr. NW
Info: Leah Monroe 218-760-3127 or Diane Smith at 218-507-0842 -Email-
Additional Info: Grand Entry: Friday 7pm, Saturday 1pm & 7pm, Sunday 1pm. Feast: 5pm Friday, Saturday, & Sunday. Everyone is Welcome! Vendor Contact: Diane Smith 218-507-0842. There is no drug and alcohol use on property. Violent activities promoting negative atmosphere will not be allowed. Violations will result in removal from Powwow Grounds by security and/or law enforcement personnel.

September 21 - September 23, 2018

Mahkato 46th Annual Wacipi - Traditional

Location: Mankato, MN. Land of Memories Park
Info: Dave Brave Heart 507-514-5088 -Email- -Website- -Pow wow flier-
MC(s): Jerry Dearly & Danny Seaboy
Host Drum(s): Maza Kute, Co-host Drum: Big Stone
Cost: Cost: Buttons $7.00 for entire weekend, Children 12 and under FREE
Additional Info: Grand Entries: Friday at 7 PM. Saturday at 1 PM and 7 PM. Sunday at 1 PM. All Specials are 9:00am-12:00pm. Education Day will begin on Friday morning at 9am on powwow grounds. No drugs or alcohol allowed. Camping information on website. All registered drums must have at least 5 singers.

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