2020 Wa:k Pow Wow
Join us for the 38th Annual Wa:k Pow Wow on March 21-22, 2020 behind the San Xavier Mission del Bac Church in Tucson, Arizona. Everyone is welcome at Tucson’s largest gathering of Native American Dancing, Singing, Arts, Crafts, and food.
Begun in 1982 as a small social pow wow to benefit tribal fees committees, the Wa:k Pow Wow has grown in popularity with both participants and spectators. Contemporary festivities begin with cultural dances leading to traditional gourd dancing that gives way to an impressive Grand Entry that is followed by inte-rtribal dancing, team dancing competitions, hoop dancing, two-step dancing, owl dancing, and a drum contest.
Wa:k Pow Wow
Dance contest categories range from Northern and Southern contests for everyone from Tiny Tots to Junior Boys and Girls (everything from grass and fancy to jingle and fancy shawl as well as traditional) to teen boys and girls competition, and women’s and men’s events that also include Golden Age competition for both genders. The variety of dance contests offering cash prizes for the top three winners in each category draws dancers come from other states such as New Mexico, California, Oklahoma, the Dakotas, and beyond.
Contest Registration: $5 per dancer and drummer. Closes Sat. 7:00 p.m.
$7 Adults; $5 Children
Free – Children 6 & Under
$3 Parking per Vehicle