2020 BAAITS Powwow
Make plans for the 9th Annual BAAITS Powwow on February 8, 2020 at the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason Center in Yelamu (San Francisco), the traditional homelands of the Ohlone peoples. Powwows are traditional, Inter-tribal events that promote community togetherness, healing, and wellness. The Two-Spirit powwow is held each year to help decolonize our communities and realign with Native traditions of togetherness, seeing strength in our differences, and accepting all genders and sexualities. Who should attend: Everyone is welcome. This is a family-friendly, clean and sober event.
Our Two-Spirit Powwow embraces Native traditions while also providing a uniquely San Francisco experience. The annual event draws our community together, celebrating our cultures through traditional DANCE, ARTS, FOOD, and an opportunity for indigenous people from every tribal nation to gather and dance at our powwow. Last year we welcomed more than 5000 Native and non-Native people to join in the event.
Dancing and singing are not the only highlights of the powwow; Native American food vendors will be in attendance. Foods that are offered range from Indian Tacos, Tamales and Buffalo Burgers. Native artisans will be selling a variety of Native wares that many times are only sold at powwows. Vendors will be on site selling frybread, buffalo burgers, Native art and jewelry, and other wares to the expected crowd of over 3,500. The Native American Health Center will also be in attendance providing free health screenings. The BAAITS Powwow features contest dances; all powwow dancers and drums are welcome.
Public Welcome – Free Free Public Event, All Welcome
Hours: 11:00 AM to 6PM
Location: Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94115
Parking: Pay lot on site, limited free street parking off site. Elders parking – Limited availability, first come, first parked. Please look for parking signs to ensure you are not parking in a restricted or metered spot or be prepared to pay a ticket. San Francisco enforces parking violations on Saturdays! Getting to the event earlier in the day will allow for greater parking options.
BAAITS Powwow Mini-Gallery
All Drums & Dancers Welcome.
This is a clean and sober event. No pets or costumes.
Fry Bread Vendors, Arts & Crafts
Powwow Head Staff
Opening Prayer: To be announced
Head dancers: To be announced
Head Gourd dancer: To be ann