September 20, 2014

Oklahoma Powwows

* Powwow dates, times and locations are subject to change. Please call ahead or check online in advance before making travel plans.

JUNE 1-2
Miami Nation Tribal Powwow, NEO College Arena, Miami. The Miami Nation Tribal Powwow, one of nine annual Native American celebrations in the Miami and Ottawa County area, is a festival of American Indian dance. Call 918-542-1445.

JUNE 2
Tinker Intertribal Powwow in Joe B. Barnes Regional Park in Midwest City, from 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Interested vendors or participants should contact Corene Chakenatho at 405-734-7366.

JUNE 8
Chilocco Powwow in the Event Center of the First Council Casino, seven miles north of Newkirk, OK. Gourd dance begins at 2:00 p.m. with grand entry at 6:30. Featured will be the Apache Fire Dance. Contact Garland Kent, Sr at 580- 352-2670.

JUNE 8-10
Red Earth Festival, Cox Convention Center, Oklahoma City. Grand Entries are scheduled at noon and 7pm Friday and Saturday, and at 1pm on Sunday. Call 405-427-5228.


JUNE 9
Inter-Tribal Children’s Powwow & Funfest: June 9, 11400 S. 613 Road, Miami. Grand entry at 7pm.  A stomp dance will follow the day’s festivities, beginning at 11:30pm. Call 918-542-2441.

JUNE 15-17
Iowa Tribal Powwow at the Iowa Tribal Complex, Bah-Kho-Je Powwow Grounds, Perkins.
Features gourd dancing, as well as dance competition categories that will include cloth, buckskin, jingle, fancy shawl, straight, traditional, grass and fancy dancing.  Juniors, teens, women and men will all be represented.  Call 580-352-4160.


JUNE 21-24
Muscogee Nation Festival at Claude Cox Omniplex in Okmulgee. For more information on the Festival, contact MCN Tourism & Recreation at (918) 732-7992 by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or online at www.muscogeenation-nsn.gov.

JUNE 22-23
Peoria Powwow, 60610 E. 90 Road, Miami. Features a wide range of contest dancing, including gourd dancing and straight dancing, as well as grass, traditional and fancy dancing. Call 918-540-2535.

JUNE 22-24
Tonkawa Tribal Powwow at Fort Oakland, Tonkawa.Come out and experience the Tonkawa Tribal Powwow, an annual tribal celebration featuring Native American dancing, contests, crafts, artwork and food. Call 580-628-2561.

June 28 – July 1
Pawnee Indian veterans Powwow held at the Memorial Stadium. For more info call Toni Hill (918) 762-3621 Ext. 25

JULY 2-4
Kiowa Gourd Clan Celebration, Carnegie City Park, Carnegie. This event will feature the tribe’s Sun Dance, held in the middle of summer during the longest and hottest days of the year.  Visit the Kiowa Gourd Clan Celebration to see gourd dancing, stunning shawls and drumming exhibitions, and celebrate Kiowa heritage at this traditional ceremony. Call 580-654-2300.

JULY 4-7
Quapaw Tribal Powwow at Quapaw Tribal Grounds, 5681 S. 630 Road, Quapaw. An annual celebration over the 4th of July weekend that includes dancing, contests, vendors and plenty of family fun. Call 918-542-1853.

JULY 12-15
Sac & Fox Nation Powwow at Sac & Fox Nation Tribal Grounds, Stroud. Features Native dancing, singing, dance competitions, arts and crafts, a rodeo, food vendors, outdoor camping and much more. Call 918-968-3370.

JULY 19-22
Otoe-Missouria Summer Encampment, Otoe Missouria Encampment Grounds, 7500 Highway 177, Red Rock. One of the most important gatherings for the Otoe-Missouria people, this event will include gourd dancing, a 5K run and contest dancing. Call 580-723-4273.

JULY 27-29
Oklahoma City Powwow Club Indian Hills Powwow, 9300 North Sooner Road, Oklahoma City. Info call Yonavea Hawkins, 405-919-1572 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kihekah Steh Annual Powwow, 193rd Street North and Javine Hill Road, Skiatook. Info call Donna, 918-396-1155, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

AUGUST 3-5
Kaw Powwow at Washunga Bay Powwow Grounds, 12613 E. Furguson, Ave., Kaw City. Numerous traditional dance contests such as fancy dancing.  A traditional Native American supper will be served at 5pm Saturday and everyone is invited to attend. Call 580-269-2552 or toll free 1-866-404-5297.

Oklahoma Indian Nations Powwow at Concho Powwow Grounds, Concho. Traditional singing, gourd dancing, war dancing and a drum contest.  This American Indian event includes dance contests in various categories to include tiny tots, junior boys and girls, women’s, men’s and golden age categories. Call 405-476-1134.


AUGUST 6-11
American Indian Expo at Caddo County Fairgrounds, Anadarko. Come to the American Indian Expo to enjoy contest dancing, a carnival, parades, dance contests, pageants, a fry bread contest, talent presentations, crafts, concessions and to immerse yourself in the history and ways of present-day Native American tribes. featuring the arts, crafts and traditions of 14 plains Indian tribes. Call 405-247-6651.

AUGUST 09-11
Intertribal Indian Club of Tulsa Powwow of Champions at Oral Roberts University, 7777 S. Lewis, Tulsa. Doors open 5pm Friday, 10am Sat and Sun.  Call 918-378-4494 or 918-838-8276 for more information.


AUGUST 11-12
Wichita Tribal Dance at Wichita Tribal Park, Anadarko. Dance competitions will be open to Wichita Tribal members and their descendants. Gourd dancers, war dancers and a color guard will all be on-hand. Call 405-247-2425.


AUGUST 18
Eastern Shawnee Children’s Powwow, 12615 S. 705 Road, Wyandotte. Native dance competitions will include tiny tots and junior divisions.  Booths filled with American Indian arts and crafts, and  Native American food vendors. Call 918-666-7710.

AUGUST 30-31
Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival & Powwow, Tushka Homma Capitol Grounds. Gourd Dancing at 2pm Grand Entry at 7pm. Enjoy tribal heritage activities, an intertribal powwow, Choctaw cultural exhibitions, stickball games, arts and crafts, free concerts and carnival rides. This annual Tuskahoma event offers activities for all ages including sports tournaments, quilting demonstrations, live performances, buffalo tours and more. Information call 800-522-6170.

AUGUST 31 & SEPTEMBER 1
Cherokee National Holiday and Powwow, various locations, Tahlequah. Activities for all ages, from traditional Native American games like cornstalk and blowgun shooting, marbles and stickball to tournaments in sports like basketball and softball. Powwow begins 5pm Friday, 2pm Saturday at the Cherokee Cultural Grounds, Southwest of the tribal complex. Call 918-453-5536 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

AUGUST 31-SEPTEMBER 2
Ottawa Powwow and Celebration at Adawe Park, 11400 S. 613 Road, Miami. Includes a variety of activities including gourd dancing, war dancing, stomp dancing and other social dances. 918-542-1536.

SEPTEMBER 14-16
Eastern Shawnee Tribal Powwow, Tribal Grounds, 129 W. Oneida, Wyandotte. Powwow will include dancing categories such as men’s traditional, fancy, straight, grass and golden age, as well as women’s cloth, buckskin, jingle, fancy shawl and golden age. There will also be junior dance categories as well. Call 918-666-2435.


SEPTEMBER 15
Timothy LittleVoice Honor Dance at WhiteEagle. Gourd Dancing @ 2:00pm Hosted by Ponca Gourd dance society.  Supper @ 5:30pm. War Dance Hosted by Osage clan. Info This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


SEPTEMBER 20-22
Oklahoma Indian Summer Celebration at Bartlesville Community Center, 300 S.E. Adams Blvd., Bartlesville. Youth and adult powwows with competitive and non-competitive dancing, storytelling, a talent show, church service and gospel sing. Call 918-331-0934.


SEPTEMBER 28-29
Standing Bear Powwow at Standing Bear Park, Ponca City, is hosted by the six north-central tribes of Oklahoma and features inter-tribal dancing, exhibition dancing, contest dancing, tiny tot contests and the crowning of the Standing Bear Princess. Call 580-762-1514.

SEPTEMBER 28-30
Comanche Nation Fair at Comanche Nation Headquarters, Lawton and Comanche Homecoming Powwow at Sultan Park, 129 E. Colorado St., Walters. Intertribal dancing and contests will be held throughout the weekend. Call 877-492-4988 or visit www.comanchenation.com.

SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 6
Chickasaw Annual Meeting & Festival, Tishimingo. See traditional Native American dance demonstrations, stickball and plenty of examples of living history. Call 580-371-2040 or toll free at 1-800-593-3356.

OCTOBER 5-6
Keetoowah Cherokee Celebration, Keetoowah Tribal Grounds, Tahlequah. Enjoy traditional American Indian crafts, games, Native American dancing and a parade. Call 918-431-1818.

OCTOBER 5-7
Miami NOW (Native Oklahoma Weekend) at Miami Fairgrounds, Miami. American Indian food cook-offs, dance exhibitions and storytelling, an open drum and dance arena, arts and craft shows, American Indian artwork on display and more. 918-542-4481.

OCTOBER 6-7
Kiowa Black Leggings Warrior Society Ceremonial, Indian City Ceremonial Campgrounds, Anadarko. Event includes ceremonial dance festivities that cover two days, traditional dancing, a presentation of colors and the singing of a war mother’s song.  The Kiowa Black Leggings Warrior Society, known as the Ton-Kon-Gah, was established many generations ago to honor veterans.  This historic event dates back to over 200 years ago. Call 405-247-8896.


OCTOBER 13
Pryor Powwow at MidAmerica Expo Center, 526 Airport Road, Pryor. Visitors can watch several kinds of men’s and women’s dancing, as well as a variety of competitive inter-tribal dance styles. Call 918-825-0157


NOVEMBER 23-24
Choctaw Nation Powwow, Choctaw Event Center,  3702 Choctaw Rd., Durant. Information call 800-522-6170.

* Powwow dates, times and locations are subject to change. Please call ahead or check online in advance before making travel plans.

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