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.

April 29, 2016

Remember the Elders - Traditional

Location: Shakopee, MN. Shakopee Memorial Park
Info: Maria -Email-
Contest Info: no contest, no show, just real people
Additional Info: This is a family reunion from 3pm to 6pm For those that know the truth, or need the truth told. Mystic Lake is a "lie" bring food and share your native stories.

April 30, 2016

University of Minnesota - Traditional

Location: Minneapolis, MN. University of Minnesota Field House, 1800 University Avenue SE
Info: Randy Gresczyk 612-624-0243 -Email-
MC(s): Jerry Dearly
AD(s): Randy Gresczyk
Host Drum(s): Red Bone
Cost: Free ($5 meal ticket)
Additional Info: 1 PM - 11 PM. Put on by the American Indian Student Cultural Center at the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities. FREE ADMISSION! ALL DANCERS AND DRUMS WELCOME! Our annual feast will require a meal ticket costing $5 (*elders over 65, children under 5, and UofM students with a current student ID are FREE)

April 30, 2016

Osseo Area Schools 21st Annual Indian Education Powwow - Traditional

Location: Osseo, MN. 10223 93rd Ave N
Info: Ramona Kitto Stately 763-315-9792 or Ethan Neerdaels at 763-315-9795 -Email- -Website-
Additional Info: Registration at Noon and Grand Entry at 1pm. Vendors space is limited. If interested Contact: Natchez Beauleu at: 763-391-7111 or beaulieun@district279.org

May 7, 2016

5th Annual Pow Wow for Hope - Traditional

Location: Minneapolis, MN. Base Camp Facility, 201 Bloomington Rd, Fort Snelling
Info: 612-314-4848 -Email- -Website- -Pow wow flier-
MC(s): Dave Larsen
AD(s): Shawnee Hunt
Host Drum(s): Ringing Shield
Additional Info: This is the largest fundraiser for American Indian Cancer Foundation (powwowforhope.org). This is your opportunity to join us in this fight against cancer. Teams forming now at powwowforhope.causevox.com SCHEDULE: Grand Entry starting at 1pm 1pm Grand Entry, 2pm Honoring Survivors, 3pm TEAM Recognition, 4pm Honoring Caregivers, 5pm Jingle Dress Healing song, 6pm Closing Ceremony, 6:30pm Healthy Feast, Silent Auction will be held from 12:30pm-4pm. HEAD STAFF: Head Man- Donald Chosa, Jr., Head Woman- Brenda White Bull, Spiritual Advisor- Herb Sam.

May 7, 2016

Little Earth Mother's Day Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Minneapolis, MN. Little Earth of United Trives, 2495 18th Ave. S.
Info: James 651-329-9389
MC(s): James Cross and Robert Jones
AD(s): Miziway DesJarleit and Mike Demo
Host Drum(s): Little Earth and Red Bone

May 7 - May 8, 2016

Honoring our mothers pow wow - Traditional

Location: Mahnomen, MN. Shooting Star Casino
Info: Lew Murray 218-261-2160
MC(s): Murphy Thomas
AD(s): Ken Fox
Host Drum(s): Midnite Express, Whitefish Bay, Smokey Hill
Cost: Free
Contest Info: Men's traditional special: Saturday evening Women's old-style jingle dress special: Sunday
Additional Info: Vendors call: Mary Gagnon 218-261-2160 Hotel rooms: 1-800-453-star(7827) Feast: Sunday 11am-1pm

May 27 - May 29, 2016

11th Annual Seven Clans Pow Wow* - Contest

Location: Thief River Falls, MN. 7 Clans Casino
Info: 218-556-7566 -Website-

May 27 - May 29, 2016

Memorial Day Traditional Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Cass Lake, MN. Veterans Memorial Grounds, Palace Casino Drive
Info: Rod Northbird 218-308-3120 or Leah Gale Monroe at 218-760-3127 -Email-

May 29 - May 30, 2016

Rice Lake Memorial Walk and Pow-Wow - Traditional

Location: White Earth, MN.
Info: Henry G. Fox 218-407-2729
MC(s): Murphy Thomas
AD(s): Melvin Thompson JR
Host Drum(s): Big Red Co-Host Drum South Thunderbird
Additional Info: Feast 5:00 pm Sunday with a Grand Entry @ 7:00 pm and a walk starting at 9:00 am Monday at the old Roy Lake Lodge, Grand Entry @ 1:00 pm Monday. Demolition Derby May 28th, 2016 @ 5:00 pm. Spiritual Advisor- Allen Hardy

May 30, 2016

21st Annual Memorial Day Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Onamia, MN. Mille Lacs Indian Museum, 43411 Oodena Dr.
Info: 320-532-3632 -Email- -Website-
Additional Info: Noon to 5 PM.

June 17 - June 19, 2016

13th Annual Waa Wiye Gaa Maag Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: S-Lake, MN. Pow-wow Grounds
Directions: 28 miles north of Deer River MN 56681 on Hwy 46.
Info: 218-760-7955 (Gary) or 218-308-3680 (LaVonne)

June 24 - June 26, 2016

Lake Vermilion Traditional Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Tower, MN. Lake Vermilion Pow Wow Grounds
Info: Muriel Deegan 218-750-7772 -Email- -Pow wow flier-
MC(s): George Strong & Terry Goodsky
Host Drum(s): Lake Vermilion Singers & Burntside
Cost: Free
Additional Info: LVTPW is all weekend. Will always be the fourth weekend in June

July 1 - July 3, 2016

4th of July Traditional Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Cass Lake, MN. Veterans Memorial Grounds, Palace Casino Drive
Info: LaVonne Thompson 218-308-3680 -Email-

July 8 - July 10, 2016

Praire Island Dakota Wacipi Celebration - Contest

Location: Prairie Island, MN. 5636 Stugeon Road
Info: 651-267-4020 or 651-385-4161 -Pow wow flier-
MC(s): Merle Tendoy, Vince Beyl, & Pat Bad Hand
AD(s): Darrell Goodwill, Johnathon Windy Boy, & Chico Her Many Horses
Contest Info: Contest Categories: Singing Contest Northern and Southern, Tiny Tots, Junior, Teen Boys and Girls, Junior Adults Men and Woman, Middle Adults Men and Women, Senior Adults Men and Women, Golden Age Men and Women.
Additional Info: Grand Entries: July 8 / 7 PM, July 9 / 1 & 7 PM, July 10 / 1 PM.

July 8 - July 10, 2016

Fond du Lac Veteran's Powwow - Traditional

Location: Cloquet, MN. MASH KA WISEN Powwow Grounds 1150 Mission Rd Cloquet, MN 55720
Directions: Take Highway 210 to Mission Road, Stay on Mission Road until you see powwow grounds.
Info: Jarvis Paro, Tom Whitebird 218-878-8179 218-878-2670 -Email- -Website-
MC(s): Pete Gahbow, Les Gibbs
AD(s): Jaimie Petite, Ken Fox, Jay Smith
Host Drum(s): Battle River, Young Kingbird, Cedar Creek
Cost: Free
Contest Info: Specials: Women's Jingle, and Men's Traditional will start Friday night. Saturday Night Men's Grass Dance Special $1,000 winner take all (Age's 18 and up) Will be checking ID's at registration. One Man Hand drum Contest, winner take all. Friday Night Drum Group Tug of War, Winner take all.
Additional Info: Grand Entries: Friday July 8th 7:00pm, Saturday July 9th 1:00pm and 7:00pm, Sunday July 10th 1:00pm. Vietnam Wall and the Eyes of Freedom Veteran's exhibits will be at the Black Bear Casino during the weekend. Feast on Saturday at 5:00pm. Bag Lunch on Sunday at 3:00pm.

July 15 - July 17, 2016

54th Annual Mii Gwitch Mahnomen Days Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Ball Club, MN. 6 miles west of Deer Diver MN on US 2
Info: Rose Wilson 218-398-2893 -Email-

August 5 - August 7, 2016

Pezihutazizi Oyate Wacipi - Traditional

Location: Granite Falls, MN. Upper Sioux Community, 5722 Travers Lane
Info: Eric 320-564-6040 or 320-564-6057
Additional Info: Warm-Ups: Friday 7 PM. Grand Entries: Saturday 1 PM and 7 PM; and Sunday 1 PM.

August 12 - August 14, 2016

Grand Portage Rendezvous Days Celebration - Traditional

Location: Grand Portage, MN. Grand Portage Reservation, National Monument Heritage Center, 170 Mile Creek Rd.
Directions: 150 North of Duluth, Minnesota on Highway 61.
Info: Dana Logan 218-475-2800 -Email- -Website-
MC(s): TBA
AD(s): TBA
Host Drum(s): Stone Bridge Singers
Cost: Admission is free
Additional Info: Camping sites are not reserved. First here sets up.

August 19 - August 21, 2016

Shakopee Mdewakanton Pow Wow - Contest

Location: Prior Lake, MN. Pow-wow grounds, 3712 Dakotah Parkway
Directions: North of Mystic Lake Casino Hotel and south of County Road 42, between county roads 83 and 17 (Marschall Road).
Info: 952-249-6189 or 952-445-8900 -Website-
Cost: $10 for entire weekend with button purchase. Adults 60+ are free. Children 10 and under are free.
Additional Info: Flag Raising: Saturday and Sunday at 9 AM. Grand Entry: Friday at 7 PM, Saturday at 1 PM, and 7 PM, Sunday at 1 PM.

August 19 - August 21, 2016

50th Annual Mille Lacs Pow Wow* - Traditional

Location: Mille Lacs, MN. Iskigamizigan Pow-wow Grounds
Info: 320-532-7517 or 320-224-1646 -Email-

August 20 - August 21, 2016

Chaske Cikala Wacipi - Traditional

Location: Chaska, MN. Lions Park
Info: Walt Iyan Wakan Ripplinger 952-751-7170
Cost: Free Admission - All are welcome
Additional Info: Grand entries: Saturday 1 & 6 PM, Sunday 1 PM. Honorariums to the first 3 drums and to dancers participating in Regalia. No vendor fee.

August 26 - August 28, 2016

36th Annual Cha Cha Bah Ning Powwow - Traditional

Location: Inger, MN.
Info: Dorothy 218-556-7590

September 2 - September 4, 2016

Wii Gitchie Ni Mi Dim Labor Day Pow Wow - Contest

Location: Cass Lake, MN. Leech Lake Veterans Grounds
Directions: Located next to the Palace Casino on Palace Drive
Info: Rod Northbird 218-308-3120 or Leah Gale Monroe at 218-760-3127 -Email-

September 9 - September 11, 2016

Mendota's 17th Annual Wacipi - Traditional

Location: Mendota Heights, MN. Mendota
Directions: Highway 13 & 110, by Mendota Bridge.
Info: Sharon Lennartson 651-452-4141 612-913-1903 -Email- -Website-
MC(s): tba
AD(s): tba
Host Drum(s): tba
Cost: $5.00 donation, no no turned away.

September 10 - September 11, 2016

Great Winona Dakota Gathering, Homecoming & Powwow - Traditional

Location: Winona, MN. Unity Park, Park Ave
Directions: East end of Lake Winona behind the Hospital off of Hwy 43
Info: 507-494-8849 -Website-
Additional Info: Traditional Powwow & Specials for tiny tots, youth, teens & adults including Applique. Free tent camping on site (no hook-ups) Vendors call (507) 494-8849

September 16 - September 18, 2016

Mahkato 44th Annual Traditional Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Mankato, MN. Dakota Wakisue Makoce (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.
Info: Dave Brave Heart 507-514-5088 or Dan Zielske at 507-387-3572 -Email- -Website- -Pow wow flier-
MC(s): Jerry Dearly and Danny Seaboy
AD(s): Londel Seaboy
Host Drum(s): Mazakute Singers, Santee, NE and Red Tree, Lower Sioux Indian Community, MN
Cost: General Admission $7.00 for the entire weekend, Children 12 and under get in free Seniors 60 and older: $5.00
Additional Info: Grand Entries: Friday at 7 PM. Saturday at 1 PM and 7 PM. Sunday at 1 PM.

September 16 - September 18, 2016

Battle Point 19th Annual Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Federal Dam, MN. Battle Point Pow Wow Grounds, Battle Point Drive
Info: Leah Gale Monroe 218-760-3127

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