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South Dakota Powwow Schedule

Below is a list of major powwows that occur annually throughout the state. Please call ahead to verify time and location. For information on other powwows throughout South Dakota, please visit DrumHop.

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45th Annual Founder's Celebration & Wacipi

Sinte Gleska University

January 26 - February 1, 2015

Mission, SD

Contact: Sinte Gleska University: 605-856-8100





40th Annual Denver March Powwow

Location: Denver Coliseum

4600 Huumboldt St., Denver, CO

Date: March 20/22, 2015

Additional Information:

Contact: Denver March Powwow, P.O. Box 19178, Denver, CO  80219

Phone:  303-934-8046


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42nd Annual USD Wacipi - Contest

Location: Vermillion, SD. USD Dakota Dome

Date: March 28th & 29th, 2015

Additional Information:  Prize money for Adults & Teens, day money for tiny tot & juniors

Saturday evening meal provided.

Contact: 605-677-6389 Email:






32nd Annual Lakota Omniciye Wacipi

Black Hills State University Powwow* - Contest

Location: Spearfish, SD. Donald E. Young Center Field House

Date: April 17-19, 2015

Contact: 605-642-6578


43rd Annual UND Indian Associtaion Time-Out Wacipi

Location: University of ND Hyslop Sports Arena

2751 2nd Ave. North, Grand Forks, ND

Date: April 17-19, 2015

Grand Entries:  Friday - 7:00pm, Saturday - 1:00pm & 7:00pm, Sunday - 1:00pm

Contact: Darlene Nelson 701-777-4291


Pierre Public School 2014 Honoring Wacipi

Location:  Riggs High School

April 25, 2015

Grand Entry 1pm

Additional Information: 1st 5 Drums to be paid. Day money paid to all dancers. Door prizes.

Contact: Donna Stroup 605-773-7350, Tristan Rogers 605-295-4486

Mobridge-Pollock School Spring Wacipi

Location:  Mobridge-Pollock School Gymnasium

Lakota Education Program "Honoring the Graduates"

Grand Entry:  April 25, 2014  7:00pm,  April 26, 2014 1:00pm & 7:00pm

Registration 5:00pm Friday & 11:00am Saturday

Contact:  Tonya Hertel 701-471-6476, Brian Thompson 605-848-9205




Crow Creek Tribal Schools 28th Annual Wacipi

Stephan, SD - Chieftain Dome

Date: May 1, 2015

Grand Entry:  1:30pm & 7:00pm

Registration Opens at 11:00am

Day Money to Dancers & Drum Groups

Supper Meal at 4:30pm

Host Drum: Young Blue Bird

Vending & Contact Info: 1-800-370-7908

*Honoring Class of 2015 *Kahomni Contest  *Potato Dance  *Color Guard Veterans Hunkpati

29th Annual He Dog School Wacipi

May 2, 2014

Grand Entry at 12:30pm

Supper 5pm

Evening Grand Entry at 7:00pm

First five drums will be paid for the day

He Dog School

Parmelee, SD

Contact: He Dog School 605-747-2438

Memorial Day Powwow

Kenel, SD




White Horse Community Contest Powwow
Cheyenne River Reservervation: White Horse Community

Presentation College/Lakota Campus 30th Anniversary Powwow - Traditional


Eagle Butte, SD. CRST Tribal Powwow Grounds, US HWY 212

Contact: Danielle Ducheneaux 605-964-4071

Flag Day Celebration Wacipi

Date: June 13-15, 2014 Contest
SRST Offices will be closed for the Flag Day Celebration Wacipi on Friday, June 14, 2013 from 12:30p.m. to 4:30p.m.
Contact: Cannon Ball District Vice Chairman P.O. Box 283 Cannonball, ND 58528

Phone #: 701-854-7170 Fax: 701-854-7174


25th Annual Vietnam Veterans Wacipi- Traditional
June 5 - 8, 2014

Grand Entries:  1:00pm & 7:00pm daily
Location: Pine Ridge, SD. Powwow Grounds

Red Feather Honoring, Daily Flag Raising, Medal Presentations, Guest Speaker.

Saturday Parade, Ball Games, Activities

Admission: $1.00
Contact: Denver American Horse (605) 867-6791

Chuck Richards (605) 441-0253  Veterans Office (605) 867-5577


Paha Yamini Wacipi

Date: June 20-22, 2014 Contest
SRST Offices will be closed for the Paha Yamini Wacipi on Friday, June 21, 2013 from 12:30p.m. to 4:30p.m.
Contact: Porcupine District Chairman, 3457 BIA Road 7 Shields, North Dakota 58568

Phone#: 701-422-2002 Fax: 701-422-2007


Oglala Lakota College Graduation Wacipi* - Traditional

June 20-22, 2014
Location: Kyle, SD. Oglala Community College
Contact: 605-455-6000

20th Annual FRC Indian Day Celebration* - Contest

Date:  June 20-22, 2014

Grand Entry: 7pm-Friday, 1pm & 7pm-Saturday, and 1pm-Sunday

Supper served on Saturday & Sunday
Location: Pickstown, SD. Fort Randall Casino
Contact: Samantha Sully, Marketing Director at 605-487-7871 x 473-Website-

LaPlante Community Powwow - Traditional

Date: TBD

Location: Cheyenne River Reservation, SD

Contact: Mike Bowker, 605-733-2579

St. Francis Indian Day Powwow
Date: June 27-29, 2014
St. Francis Powwow Grounds
Contact: Bonnie Hairy Shirt, 605-747-2736


All Chiefs Pow wow


Cherry Creek, SD




Rosebud Casino 4th of July Powwow
July 4-6, 2014
Rosebud Casino Grounds
Contact: Rosebud Casino 1-800-786-7673

147th Annual Sisseton-Wahpeton Wacipi - Traditional

July 4-6, 2014

SWO Ceremonial Grounds Agency Village, SD

Registration:  Opens Friday, Closes at 12:00pm Saturday

Grand Entry:  Friday 1:00pm & 7:00pm

                  Saturday 1:00pm & 7:00pm

                    Sunday: 1:00pm


Contact: Thurman Frenier  (605) 467-1953, Kenneth Johnson (605) 268-1049

Tom Flute (605) 290-9101  Vernon Renville (605) 956-0314

Sam Crawford, Jr. (605) 467-0053  Skyman Redday (605) 467-1115

Vendors contact:  Charlene LaFontaine  (605) 268-1482


Batesland Powwow

Batesland, SD

July 4-6, 2014

Contact: Sandy Two Lance 605-407-7712

11th Annual Greenwood Wacipi* - Traditional

July 4-6, 2014
Location: Greenwood, SD. Powwow Grounds

Brunch and Supper Served Daily, Bring you own Dishes, Chairs
Contact: Vendors contacts Shelly Songhawk (605)384-5357

For more info: Jean Drapeau 605-491-6268, Justin Songhawk 605-469-5357


Iron Lightning Contest Powwow
July 4-6, 2014
Iron Lightning SD: Powwow Grounds
Contact: Dana Dupris 605.365.5306

Dupree Community Contest Powwow
Dupree SD: Powwow Grounds
Contact: 605-365-5413 or 605-365-5620

Bear Soldier Wacipi

July 4-6, 2014
SRST Offices will be closed for the Bear Soldier Wacipi on Friday, July 5th, 2013 from 8:00a.m. to 4:30p.m.
Contact: Bear Soldier Vice Chairman P.O. Box 639 McLaughlin, South Dakota 57642

Phone#: 605-823-2030 Fax: 605-823-4516

Kenel Wacipi

Date:  July 11-13, 2014

Contact Kenel District Chairman, HC79 Box 196 McLaughlin South Dakota 57642

Phone#: 605-823-2024 Fax: 605-823-2024


Antelope Community Powwow
Date: July 11-13, 2014
Antelope Powwow Grounds
Contact: 605-828-7725


Mni Sose Wakpa Wacipi

Missouri River Powwow
Date: July 11-13, 2014

Grand Entry: Friday - 7pm, Saturday 1pm & 7pm/Sunday 1pm

Point system begins Friday night

Tiny Tots - Day Money

First 10 Drums Paid

Location: Fort Pierre, SD
Contact: Christie Sevier 605-280-5418 or Kathy Mahto Augustine 280-9517

Corn Creek Celebration Powwow
Corn Creek Powwow Grounds
Contact: Zelda Black Bear 605-828-0952

Blackfoot Toe Jam
3rd weekend in July
Location: Cheyenne River Reservation
Contact: Clint Dx 605.733.2456

52nd Annual Flandreau Santee Traditional Powwow
Date: July 18-20, 2014

Free Admission, on-site camping
Flandreau, SD  Wacipi grounds North of Flandreau
Contact: Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe Cyndi Weddell 605-997-3891

              Amanda Taylor 605-864-8127

80th Annual Little Eagle Monument Celebration

Date: July 25-27, 2014

Grand Entries:  Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 1pm and 7pm, Sunday 1pm and 7pm

First 10 drums registered will be paid (must have 5 singers)

Contact: Everett Chasing Hawk, Powwow Committee Chairman 

Phone #: 605-314-4825



Milks Camp Community Powwow
July 25-27
Milks Camp Site, St. Charles, SD
Contact: 605-469-5708

Wakpa Waste' Wacipi

Red Shirt Table Community

Tatanka Numpa Powwow Grounds
July 25-26

Friday 7pm, Saturday 1pm & 5pm

Dance Contest All Categories

First 3 Drums Paid
Contact Lorri Ann at (605) 407-8157

Jake at (605) 454-5790


Big Bend Powwow


Harrold, SD

Contact: 605-875-3282


Wolf Lodge Powwow - Traditional


Location:  Timber Lake, SD

Contact: Bobbi Kraft 605-865-3678







Location: Fort Yates, ND

Info: 701-854-7102 or 701-854-2053



59th Annual YST Fort Randall Powwow - Traditional

August 1st, 2nd, & 3rd, 2014

Grand Entry: Friday 7pm, Saturday 1pm & 7pm, Sunday 1pm & 7pm

Location: Lake Andes, SD Yankton Sioux Reservation

Info: Eunice Penton 605-487-6079 or 605-491-2783


Wounded Knee Memorial Motorcycle Run
August 1st & 2nd, 2014
Contact: Dave Janis 605.441.3058, Roger White Eyes 605.441.9857 or

Glenn Gunville  605.365.6110



Long Soldier Wacipi

Date: August 1-3, 2014

Contact: Fort Yates District Chairman, P.O. Box 594 Fort Yates, North Dakota 58358

Phone #: 701-854-7102 Fax: 701-854-9595


Oglala Nation Powwow and Rodeo
August 1-3, 2014
Location: Pine Ridge SD
Contact: Sis Big Crow, 605-867-8427

Rock Creek Wacipi

Annual Victory over Japan Celebration

Date: August 8-10, 2014   Contest

Contact: Rock Creek District Chairman, P.O. Box 102 Bullhead, SD 57601

Phone#: 605-823-2326 Fax: 605-823-4558

Kul-Wicasa Oyate Fair & Rodeo

Powwow Grand Entry: Friday 7:30,

August 8 - 10, 2014

High Elk - Rencountre-Ziegler Pow Wow Grounds
Lower Brule SD
Contact: Lower Brule Sioux Tribe or 605.473.0561

Medicine Root Powwow

August 15-17, 2014

Kyle, SD 

152nd Annual

Crow Creek Dakota Nation Wacipi
August 15-17, 2014

Grand Entries: Friday 7pm, Saturday 12pm & 7pm

                        Sunday 12pm
Ft. Thompson, SD
Vendors Contact: Jeff Swanson 605-730-1494


Pass Creek District Wacipi

August 15-17, 2014

American Horse School Campus, Allen, SD

Registration open Friday @ 6:00 pm mst

Red Scaffold Community Powwow
August 15-17, 2014
Cheyenne River SD
Contact: 605-538-4637

Parmelee Community Powwow
August 8-10
Parmelee Powwow Grounds
Ben Knife 605-828-0231

Wakpala Wacipi - Traditional

Date: August 15-17, 2014

Contact: Wakpala District Chairman

P.O. Box A



Fax:  605845-2067


White River Frontier Days Wacipi & Rodeo
August 15-17, 2014
Swift Bear Powwow Grounds
Contact: 605-515-1098

134th Annual Rosebud Fair, Rodeo & Contest Powwow
August 21-24, 2014
Rosebud Fair Grounds, Mission, SD
Contact: 605-441-9258

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Fair, Rodeo and Powwow* - Traditional

Oyate Kawita Kupi

August 29, 30, 31, & Sept. 1, 2014

Grand Entry:  Friday 7pm

                      Sat. 1pm & 7pm

                      Sun. 1pm & 7pm

Location: Eagle Butte, SD. Powwow Grounds
Info: Kenita. 605-964-6685


Toka Nuwan "Enemy Swim" District Powwow  Traditional

Date: August 30-31

Location:  Waubay, SD

Contact:  605-947-4319




Winner Labor Day Wacipi Celebration
August 30 - Sept. 1
Winner Community Grounds
Contact: 605-842-1354

Mila Hunska Tasunke Owayawa

American Horse School

Back to School Pow Wow


Supper  5pm

Grand Entry 6pm

South Dakota State University's 23rd Annual Wacipi

Date: September 13-14, 2014

Location: Swiftel Center, Brookings, SD

Contact: 605-688-6019


Annual American Indian Days Celebration "Gathering of the Wakanyeja" Powwow
39th Annual Powwow & Cultural Activities

Date:  September 17 - 19, 2015
Location: St. Joseph's Indian School, Chamberlain, SD
Contact: 605-734-3300




He Sapa Wacipi Na Oskate - Black Hills Powwow

Championship Powwow and Fine Arts Expo

October 10-12, 2014

Location: Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City, SD

Contact: 605-341-0925


Dakota Anpetu Traditional Powwow - Traditional


Sioux Falls, SD, Multi Cultural Center

Contact: 605-367-7400

National Indian Education Association Pow Wow


Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City

Grand Entry 7pm

Contact Jodi RIchards






NSU Wacipi


Barnett Center, NSU Campus, Aberdeen, SD

Free Admission

Head Staff:

MC: Danny Seaboy, Sisseton, SD

Arena Director: Melvin Hill, Wakpala, SD

Host Drum:  Bad Nation, Ft. Thompson, SD

Veterans Lodge:  American Legion Post 239, Little Eagle, SD

Schedule of Events:

Special Guest Jackie Bird - 10:00 am

Registration Open 10:00-Close at 3:00 pm

Grand Entry - 1:00 pm & 7:00 pm

FREE Meal at 5:00 pm

For more information, please contact:

NSU Multicultural Office 605-626-3007

OR 800-678-5330, Option 4 (Student Affairs)


22nd Annual Veterans Wacipi 2014

Date: November 7-9, 2014


Dakota Magic Casino and Convention Center

Hankinson, ND Exit 1, I-29

For more information contact:

Kit Fox Society Members:

Dayton Seaboy (Vietnam Veteran Commander)









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