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Welcome to our 2013 listing of upcoming powwows for the South Dakota area.

Many powwows are held at the same time each year. However, it's best to call ahead to verify dates and times. When attending a powwow, please remember to be respectful. For more information see our Visitor Etiquette section.

Marty Traditional Powwow
Marty, SD: Powwow Grounds
Contact: 605.384.3641

White Horse Community Contest Powwow
Cheyenne River Reservation: White Horse Community
Contact: 605.964.7812

Presentation College Lakota Campus
32nd Year Celebration and Traditional Wacipi
June 08, 2013 Eagle Butte SD
Contact: 605.964.4071

All Chiefs Powwow
Cherry Creek SD
Contact: 605.538.4451 or 605.538.4304

Annual Oglala Lakota Vietnam Veterans Contest Powwow
Pine Ridge SD: Powwow Grounds
Contact: 605.867.5762/5577

Indian Day Powwow
Pickstown SD: Fort Randall Casino
Contact: Fort Randall Casino or 605.487.7871

Oglala Lakota College Graduation Wacipi
June 14 - 16, 2013
Kyle SD: Oglala Lakota College
Contact: Oglala Lakota College or 605.455.6000

LaPlante Community Powwow
June 21 - 23, 2013
Cheyenne River Reservation: LaPlante
Contact: Mike Bowker: 605.733.2579

Iron Lightning Contest Powwow
July 4, 2013
Iron Lightning SD: Powwow Grounds
Contact: Dana Dupris; 605.365.5306

Rosebud Casino Annual Powwow
4th of July Holiday
Rosebud Casino Pow wow Grounds
Contact: Rosebud Casino or 1.800.786.7673

Annual Sisseton-Wahpeton Wacipi
4th of July Holiday
Agency Village SD
Contact: Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate or 605.698.4972

4th of July Traditional Powwow
Greenwood SD
Contact: 605.384.3641

Bear Soldier Powwow
McLaughlin SD: Bear Soldier Community
Contact: Bear Soldier Chairman: Nola Taken Alive 605.823.4519

Dupree Community Contest Powwow
July 5 - 7, 2013
Dupree SD: Powwow Grounds
Contact: 605.365.5413 or 605.365.5620

Antelope Traditional Wacipi
Antelope SD
Contact: Grace Menard 605.208.4072

Twin Cities Wacipi
July 5 - 7, 2013
Fort Pierre, SD
Contact: Bernie Stars 605.280.3143 or Melinda 605.441.5352

Ihanktowan Oyate Tawa Powwow
Marty, SD
Contact: 605.491.7026; 605.491.1293 or 605.384.4150 (after 1 pm CT)

49th Annual Flandreau Santee Traditional Powwow
July 19 - 21, 2013
Flandreau SD
Contact: Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe or Email or 605.997.3891/2870

Pass Creek District Wacipi
Allen, SD
Contact: 605.455.2540 or 605.454.0376

Milk's Camp Traditional Powwow
Fourth weekend in July
St. Charles SD
Contact: 605.747.2381

NRN/BHCAIH Traditional Wacipi
Rapid City SD: Journey Museum South Lawn
Contact: Stephanie Big Crow at BHCAIH or 605.348.6100

Wolf Lodge Powwow
July 27 - 29, 2012
Timber Lake, SD
Contact: Bobbi Kraft; 605.865.3678

Running Antelope Wacipi
July 26 - 28, 2013
Little Eagle SD
Contact: Running Antelope District Chairman, Adrian Kills Crow 605.823.2211

Blackfoot Toe Jam
July 27, 2013
Cheyenne River Reservation
Contact: Clint Dx 605.733.2456

Oglala Nation Powwow and Rodeo
August 2 - 4, 2013
Pine Ridge SD
Contact: Rocky DuBray; 605.454.1348 or Oglala Sioux Tribe

Yankton Sioux Tribe's Annual Fort Randall Powwow
August 2 - 4, 2013
Lake Andes SD: Ft. Randall Casino & Hotel
Contact: Fort Randall Casino or 1.800.362.6333

Kul-Wicasa Oyate Fair & Contest Powwow
August 9 - 11, 2013
Lower Brule SD: Fair Grounds
Contact: Lower Brule Sioux Tribe or 605.473.0561

Rock Creek Wacipi
53rd Annual Victory over Japan Celebration
August 9 - 11, 2013
Bullhead SD: Rock Creek Community
Contact: Rock Creek District Chairman, Paul Archambault 605.823.2028

Crow Creek Sioux Tribe Annual Powwow
August 16 - 18, 2013
Fort Thompson SD
Contact: Crow Creek Sioux Tribe 605.245.2221

Wakpala Traditional Powwow
August 16 - 18, 2013
Wakpala SD
Contact: Michelle Scharmer 605.845.3964 or Luella Janis 605.845.3388

134th Annual Rosebud Fair, Rodeo & Contest Powwow
August 16 - 18, 2013
Rosebud SD: Powwow Grounds
Contact: Rosebud Sioux Tribe 605.747.2381

Red Scaffold Community Powwow
Cheyenne River SD
Contact: 605.964.7812

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Fair, Rodeo and Powwow
August 30 - September 1, 2013
Eagle Butte SD
Contact: 605.964.6685 or 605.538.4477

Northern Plains Indian Art Market
September 20 - 22, 2013
Sioux Falls SD
Contact: Jack Herman or Sinte Gleska University or Northern Plains Indian Art Market

"Gathering of the Wakanyeja" Powwow
September 21, 2013
Chamberlain SD: St. Joseph's Indian School
Contact: St. Joseph's Indian School or 605.734.3300

Bear Creek Community Powwow
North of Lantry SD
Contact: 605.964.2733

Bridger Community Powwow
Bridger SD
Contact: 605.964.7812

Annual Black Hills Powwow and Art Expo
October 4 - 6, 2013
Rapid City SD: Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
Contact: He Sapa Wacipi or 605.341.0925

Dakota Anpetu Traditional Powwow
October 11 - 13, 2013
Sioux Falls SD: Multi-Cultural Center
Contact: Email or 605.367.7400

Honoring Veterans Wacipi
Sioux Falls SD
Contact: American Indian Services or 605.334.4060


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