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,
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to avoid problems with changes or inaccuracies in these listings.

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

June 29 - July 1, 2018

2018 Leech Lake Fourth of July Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Cass Lake, MN. Veterans Memorial Grounds (next to Palace Casino), 16599 69th Ave. N.
Info: Rodney Northbird 218-308-3120 or Anita Cloud at 218-398-2009
Contest Info: Dance specials: Old style jingle and men's grass dance Adult: $300, $200, & $100. Teens and Jr.: $100, $75 & $50. Must be in full regalia for contest registration.
Additional Info: Friday registration is 5-7 PM. Grand entry at 7 PM, Saturday: 10 AM is flag raising, 11 to 1 PM is registration, 1 PM and 7 PM are grand entries. Sunday 10 AM is flag raising, noon to 1 PM is registration, 12 PM is Grand Entry

July 13 - July 15, 2018

2018 Prairie Island Summer Pow Wow - Contest

Location: Welch, MN. Prairie Island Indian Community Wacipi Grounds, 1158 Island Lake Blvd.
Info: 651-267-4020 -Email-
MC(s): Rubin Little Head, Vince Beyl, Pat Bad Hand
AD(s): Darrel Goodwill, Johnathon Windy Boy, Chico Her Many Horses
Host Drum(s): Prairie Island Singers
Cost: Free and open to all ages
Contest Info: Head Whistleman: Philip Whiteman Jr. Northern Singing Judge: Rooster Top Sky. Southern Singing Judge Antony Monoessy.
Additional Info: All dancers will receive day money. The first five drum groups will be paid for the weekend. Registered drums must have at least five singers. Grand Entries: Friday at 7 PM, Saturday at 1 and 7 PM, Sunday at 1 PM.

July 20 - July 22, 2018

56th Annual Mii Gwitch Mahnomen Days - Traditional

Location: Ball Club, MN. 6 mi. W of Deer River MN on US 2
Info: Contact Vicky Goggleye 218-335-8395 or 763-312-4390 -Email-
Additional Info: Saturday: 10am Flag Raising. 11am Open Fire Frybread Contest. 12-2pm Registration. 1pm Grand Entry. 6pm-8pm Registration. 7pm Grand Entry. Sunday: 8:30am Walk/Run Registration. 9:00 Walk/Run. 10am Flag Raising. 11am Parade: Rez Car Contest/ Parade Contest. 12-2pm Registration. 1pm Grand Entry. 6pm-8pm Registration. 7pm Grand Entry.

July 27 - July 29, 2018

Onigum 19th Annual Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Onigum, MN. 13 mi. E of Walker Mn. on Co. Rd.13
Info: Vicky Goggleye 218-335-8395 or 763-312-4390 -Email-

August 3 - August 5, 2018

40th Annual Sobriety Powwow - Traditional

Location: Sawyer, MN. Mashkawisen
Directions: Call contact number for directions.
Info: James Mallery 218-879-6731 ext. 203 -Email- -Website-
MC(s): Frank Goodwin
AD(s): Spritual Advisor-Ricky Defoe
Host Drum(s): Around the Earth
Cost: Free
Contest Info: NA
Additional Info: No drugs or alcohol allowed!! 24 hour security provided.

August 9 - August 10, 2018

World Indigenous Peoples Day Oskate & Wacipi - Traditional

Location: Minneapolis, MN. Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave SE.
Info: Thorne LaPointe 612-442-5399 -Email- -Website-
Additional Info: Hosted by Mni Ki Wakan: World Indigenous Peoples' Decade of Water Summit. Grand Entry Thursday 7 PM, Friday 1 PM and 7 PM. This is a cultural and educational celebratory event of indigenous peoples centered upon the inherent human right to water. It is an opportunity to learn about water as the source of life, indigenous canoe cultures, indigenous peoplesí human rights, solution-oriented and nature-based approaches to water.

August 10 - August 12, 2018

2018 Grand Portage Celebration Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Grand Portage, MN. Grand Portage Monument Heritage Center, 170 Mile Creek Rd.
Info: 218-475-2800 -Email-
Additional Info: The annual Grand Rendezvous and Pow Wow at Grand Portage includes reenactors from across the country and Canada gather to camp and challenge each other to games and skills from the past, along with the pow wow. Friday: 10am is Great Hall-Rendezvous Days Pow Wow welcome, Bingo at 4 PM, Softball at 6:30 PM and pow wow warmups at 7 PM. Saturday: 8 AM is Mixed Softball Tournament, 1 PM is Grand Entry. 3:30 PM is Princess/Brave Contest (Jr & Sr), 5 PM is Feast, 7 PM is Grand Entry. Sunday: 8 AM is Mixed Softball Tournament, 1 PM is Grand Entry. No pets allowed.

August 11 - August 12, 2018

2018 Pine Point Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Ponsford, MN. Pine Point Pow wow Grounds, Pow Wow Highway
Info: -Website-
Additional Info: Three grand entries: Saturday at 1 and 7 PM, and Sunday at 1 PM. Pine Point features "The Rez Parade," in which the ugliest, most rusted out banged up, pathetic looking vehicle in the parade wins the prize. Vehicles will be featured in a demolition derby Friday night prior to the pow wow.

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-
MC(s): Juaquin Hamilton, Ruben Little Head, Honorary MC: Wallace Coffey
AD(s): Chaske Lablanc, Clifton Goodwill
Host Drum(s): Northern Cree, Young Bear
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

52nd Annual Mille Lacs Band Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Onamia, MN. Iskigamizigan Pow Wow Grounds
Directions: On the west side of Lake Mille Lacs.
Info: Tony Pike 320-980-5367 or Carla Big Bear at 320-362-0862 -Website-
Cost: Free and open to the public
Additional Info: Camping, shores and firewood (off-site firewood prohibited). Grand Entry times: Friday 7 PM, Saturday at 1 PM and 7 PM, Sunday at 1 PM.

August 24 - August 26, 2018

38th Annual Cha Cha Bah Ning Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Inger, MN. Earl Robinson Pow Wow Grounds
Info: Vicky Goggleye 218-335-8395 or 763-312-4390 -Email-
Additional Info: Friday: 6:00 p.m. Warm Ups & Feast. Saturday: 12-2:00 p.m. Registration. 1:30 p.m. Grand Entry. 6-8:00 p.m. Registration. 7:00 p.m. Grand Entry. Sunday: 12-2:00 p.m. Registration. 1:30 p.m. Grand Entry.

August 31 - September 2, 2018

Wii Gitchie Ni Mi Dim Labor Day Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Cass Lake, MN. Leech Lake Veterans Grounds
Directions: Located next to the Palace Casino on Palace Drive.
Info: Vicky Goggleye 218-335-8395 or 763-312-4390 -Email-
Additional Info: Friday: 10am Flag Raising. 11am-2pm Registration. 1pm Grand Entry. 5pm Feast. 6pm-8pm Registration. 7pm Grand Entry. Saturday: 10am Flag Raising. 11am-2pm Registration. 1pm Grand Entry. 5pm Feast.

September 7 - September 9, 2018

Mendota's 19th Annual Traditional Wacipi or Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Mendota Heights, MN. 1405 Sibley Memorial Hwy St Peters Church Grounds
Directions: Hiway 110 & Hwy 13 by the Mendota Bridge. Near the Mpls St Paul Airport other side of the river. Everyone is welcome!!
Info: Sharon Lennartson Tribal Chairwoman 651-452-4141 Tribal Office -Email- -Website-
MC(s): Gary Charwood
AD(s): Miskuwa Makwa
Host Drum(s): Scotty Brown Eyes
Cost: FREE a $5.00 donation if you want, no one turned away ever!
Contest Info: Mendota is not a Competition Wacipi, we dance to dance. The Mendota members are honored to dance with YOU. Come and dance with us. Small payout, for dancers coming to the Wacipi. $20.00 per grand entries for adults, $15.00 for teens 17-13. Tiny Tots $10.00 all per entries.
Additional Info: Honoring Windy Downwind who passed away last year. Aztec Dancers Honoring Veterans & Disable Veterans Honoring our Tiny Tots Honoring those who passed away last year.

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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