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2019 UCR Pow Wow

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Join us for our 38th Annual UCR Pow Wow on May 24-25, 2019 at the University of California in Riverside, California to help celebrate Native American cultures and traditions. Grab your family and friends and head to UC Riverside to celebrate the UCR Pow Wow on Friday and Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend. The exciting event features Native American traditions and cultural activities such as bird singing, drumming and singing, and intertribal dancing by hundreds of dancers in their beautiful regalia. Participants and visitors alike will also enjoy the arts and crafts and jewelry vendors, as well as and food booths offering such pow wow favorites as fry bread and Indian Tacos.

University of California in Riverside Pow Wow

Participants and visitors will make their way to the open field at the Riverside Sports Complex on Friday evening to attend the UCR Pow Wow. Experience the sights and sounds of the powwow, beginning with the blessing of the dance area. In addition to the gourd dancing and intertribal dancing found at most pow wows, the UCR Pow Wow also features traditional bird singing. Dancers will also compete against each other for cash prizes in various categories of dance contests for men and women of different age groups (see dance contest information below).

University of California in Riverside Pow Wow

Admission is Free & Open to the Public

All Dancers, Drums, and Bird Singers Welcome!!!

University of California, Riverside
Riverside Sports Complex
1000 W.Blaine Street
Riverside, CA 92507
Parking is located in Lot 26 Enter on Rustin Ave.

For More Information: Email

UCR Pow Wow Head Staff
Master of Ceremonies: To Be Announced
Arena Director: To Be Announced
Head Man: To Be Announced
Head Woman: To Be Announced
Host Northern Drum: To Be Announced
Host Southern Drum: To Be Announced

UCR Pow Wow Mini-Gallery

UCR Pow Wow Schedule (subject to change)
5:00 p.m. Bird Singing (Dancer Registration Opens)
6:00 p.m. Gourd Dance
7:00 p.m. Grand Entry

11:00 p.m. Bird Singing
12:00 p.m. Gourd Dance
1:00 p.m. Grand Entry (Dancer Registrations closes at 1pm)
5:00 p.m. Danza Azteka Kalpulli Teuxihuitl
6:00 p.m. Gourd Dance
7:00 p.m. Grand Entry

Contests Categories
Golden Age 50+ *All Categories Combined
Juniors (6-12) *All Categories Combined

Adults (18-49)
Men’s: Traditional, Grass/Fancy
Women’s: Traditional, Jingle/Fancy

Teens (13-17)
Boy’s Traditional, Grass/Fancy
Girl’s Traditional, Jingle/Fancy

Host Hotel
Courtyard by Marriott
Contact Pamela Neman 951.781.2861 Room Rates: $109.00 + tax
Other Local Hotels

You have several hotel options, both near UC Riverside and closer to downtown with its lively nightlife and popular restaurants. The hotels listed below are all first-class and many have special discounted rates for guests visiting UC Riverside.

UCR Pow Wow

Mark your calendar today so you don’t forget the next UCR Pow Wow on Memorial Day Weekend (Friday – Saturday) at the University of California in Riverside, California.

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