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.

Please check with the contact information before traveling,
to avoid problems with changes or inaccuracies in these listings.

February 23 - February 24, 2019

Ain Dah Yung Center’s 21st Annual “Cherish the Children” Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: St. Paul, MN. Central High School, 275 Lexington Ave.
Info: Travis DeCory -Email- -Pow wow flier-
MC(s): Jerry Dearly and Reuben Crow Feather
Host Drum(s): Iron Boy
Additional Info: Alternate contact: Holly Henning holly.henning@adycenter.org Pow Wow dance specials - 17 years and under, 2 step specials, ambassador contest, 50/50 raffles throughout the weekend. Feast on Saturday at 5 PM. Grand entries at 1 PM and 7 PM Saturday, and 1 PM Sunday.

March 30, 2019

Augsburg University 11th Traditional Powwow - Traditional

Location: Minneapolis, MN. Augsburg University Campus, Si Melby Gymnasium 715 23rd Ave S
Directions: Grand Entries at 1 PM and 6 PM Email address to be put on the mailing list for more information. Vendors welcome, see website for application and fee. First come, first served due to limited space.
Info: Jennifer 612-296-9188 or 612-330-1144 -Email- -Website-
MC(s): TBD
AD(s): TBD
Host Drum(s): TBD
Cost: None - Free
Contest Info: N/A

April 12, 2019

Spring Graduation Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Minneapolis, MN. Bowman Hall Gymnasium, University of MN
Info: Randy Gresczyk -Email-
MC(s): Jerry Dearly
AD(s): Miziway DesJarlait, Randy Gresczyk
Host Drum(s): Oyate Teca
Additional Info: 5 - 9:30 PM. Feast in T-Plaza at 5 PM. Grand Entry at 6:30 PM. Free parking in the college's parking ramp between 4 and 7 PM. Invited drums: Red Tree, Red Bone, Red Lake, Ringing Shield, Ain Dah Yung, Little Earth. Honorariums for invited drums only. Honorarium for all dancers-must be registered prior to grand entry.

April 13, 2019

35th Annual Circle of Nations Indigenous Association Contest Powwow (2019) - Contest

Location: Morris, MN 56267, MN. Regional Fitness Center
Directions: Right next to the University of Minnesota, Morris campus will be the Regional Fitness Center. There will be directional signs as well to help attendees find their way to the event.
Info: Melissa Foell 320-589-6095 -Email- -Website- -Pow wow flier-
MC(s): Jerry Dearly
AD(s): Gabe Desrosiers
Host Drum(s): Motown
Cost: Free
Additional Info: Come down to Morris, MN at the Regional Fitness Center for the 35th Annual Circle of Nations Indigenous Association (CNIA) Contest Powwow! There will be concessions, a feast provided, vendors selling Native arts and crafts, and of course, dancing and drums! Doors open and registration begins at 9am; Grand Entry will be at 12pm and 7pm. If you have any other questions, contact either the Equity, Diversity, and Intercultural Programs office at (320) 589-6095 or Sierra Paske at paske030@morris.umn.edu. We hope to see you there!

April 20, 2019

Second Annual Traditional Powwow - Traditional

Location: Rochester, MN. John Marshall High School
Info: Dawn 5073284236 -Email-
MC(s): Jerry Dearly
AD(s): Randy Gresczyk
Host Drum(s): Battle River
Cost: Free and open to the public.
Contest Info: Dance Specials: Women's 3-2-1, Men's 3-2-1
Additional Info: Head Female Dancer: Lita Luke Head Male Dancer: Samuel Wells

May 4, 2019

8th Annual Powwow for Hope: Dancing for Life, Love & Hope - Traditional

Location: St. Paul, MN. Base Camp Facility, 6202 Bloomington Rd
Info: powwow@aicaf.org 612-314-4851 -Email- -Website-
MC(s): TBD
AD(s): TBD
Host Drum(s): TBD
Cost: N/A
Additional Info: Powwow for Hope: Dancing for Life, Love & Hope honors loved ones who have courageously faced cancer by creating a space for healing. Organize or join a Fundraising Team to honor someone you love, help raise awareness, and make a difference. Sponsors, volunteers, drummers, and dancers are also wanted!

May 18 - May 19, 2019

2nd Annual Chaske Wacipi (Pow Wow) - Traditional

Location: Chaska, MN. Chaska Middle School West, 140 Engler Blvd, Chaska, Mn 55318
Directions: Intersection of Highwsy 42 & Engler Blvd.
Info: Kate Martens/Wally Ripplinger -Email-
MC(s): Terry Good Sky
AD(s): Scotty Brown Eyes
Host Drum(s): Oyate Teca
Cost: No admission fee, plenty of parking, Vendors will offer Native foods & crafts!
Additional Info: Grand entry Sat: 1:00 pm & 7:00 pm. Grand entry Sun: 1:00 pm. AD/Spiritual Advisor- Scotty Brown Eyes. Head Male Dancer-TBD. Head Female Dancer-TBD. Day pay for all registered dancers in full regalia. Registration table open 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. No dogs, weapons, drugs, or alcohol allowed. Not responsible for loss or theft of items. Sponsored by ECCS American Indian Parent Advisory Committee, ECCS Community Education, Chaska Human Rights Commission. *Head Male Dancer-Zacheriah John Red Bear. *Head Female Dancer-Athena Cloud. *Invited drums will be paid. All drums will be fed.

May 18, 2019

Two Rivers Powwow - Traditional

Location: Elk River, MN. Handke Family Center, 1170 Main St.
Additional Info: Doors open 11 AM, grand entry 1 PM, Feast 4 PM. *Honorariums for registered dancers in regalia. *Organizers are still seeking craft & information vendors

May 31, 2019

AIMS End of Year Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: St. Paul, MN. 1075 Third St E.
Info: (651) 778-3100
Additional Info: Day and Evening Grand Entries, Evening Feast.

June 21 - June 23, 2019

Lake Vermilion Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Tower, MN. Lake Vermilion Pow Wow Grounds
Info: Muriel Deegan 218-750-7772 or Tracey Dagen at 218-780-1478 -Email- -Pow wow flier-
MC(s): Terry Goodsky
AD(s): Lance Kingbird
Host Drum(s): Lake Vermilion Singers and Burntside Lake Singers
Additional Info: Friday: Warm ups. Saturday: Grand entry 1 PM & 7 PM. Sunday Grand Entry 1 PM. Camping Available.

September 13 - September 15, 2019

Mendota's 20th Wacipi - Traditional

Location: Mpls by airport, MN. St Peters Church
Info: Sharon Lennartson 651-452-4141 -Email- -Website-
MC(s): TBA
AD(s): TBA
Host Drum(s): TBA
Cost: Free, there is a $5.00 donation for the button to help with expenses.

September 20 - September 22, 2019

Mahkato 47th Annual Wacipi - Traditional

Location: Mankato, MN. Land of Memories Park
Directions: Coming from 169 heading south into Mankato: Cross over the Blue Earth River on 169/60 and proceed down the short incline. There is a sign on the right side of the road saying Land of Memories Campground with an arrow pointing to the right. Get in the right hand turn lane and turn right. Then take the first left. You will go up a small hill, over some railroad tracks and into the campground. Coming from 169 heading north into Mankato: Entering Mankato from the southwest on 169/60 you need to go past the Highway 68 turnoff and continue on 169/60 down the hill for about half of a mile. You will see a sign for Land of Memories in the median with an arrow pointing left. There is a left hand turn lane at the bottom of the hill. After you make this turn take the first left, go up a small hill, over the railroad tracks and into the campground.
Info: Dave Brave Heart 507-514-5088 -Email- -Website- -Pow wow flier-
MC(s): Jerry Dearly and Danny Seaboy
AD(s): Londel Seaboy, Sisseton, SD
Host Drum(s): Mazakute Singers, Santee, N
Cost: General Admission $7.00 for the entire weekend
Additional Info: Grand Entries: Friday at 7 PM. Saturday at 1 PM and 7 PM. Sunday at 1 PM.

Due to the wide sources of information, We are not responsible for the accuracy of the information listed here. We will make every attempt to verify the accuracy before posting any information.

*Powwow listings courtesy of www.newsfromindiancountry.com