Denver March Pow Wow
The Denver March Powwow is an annual event best described as an “American Indian Festival”. It is an affordable family fun event enjoyed by all ages–toddlers to grandparents. When you attend you will witness the pageantry and beauty of tribal dances as performed by hundreds of American Indian Dancers inspired by time-honored songs, performed by 30+ drum groups. The gifted dancers perform the historical dances of their tribal ancestors. Be sure to watch a grand entry which begins each session. It has been described as "a magnificent array of color, motion, and sound. Story tellers share the legacies, legends and histories of a distinguished and proud people. While in the Storyteller's circle, learn the significance of dance and music in the lives and culture of America's indigenous people. Enjoy the works of tribal craftsmen during the arts and crafts show that features more than 100 booths. Enjoy a freshly made Fry Bread or Indian Taco.
The powwow conveys the message that American Indian culture is alive. It affords Indians and non-Indians the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of Indian music, dance, crafts, food and traditions. There is a great deal of intertribal exchange and the richness of the powwow experience for non-Indian audiences cannot be underestimated. The powwow is a superb opportunity for promoting cultural awareness.
The powwow is a social event open to the public. The event has grown so much we sometimes forget the primary reasons the powwow was initially started–to give our urban Indian children a place to sing, dance, show off their tribal dancing clothes, and celebrate tribal values and traditions. It’s hard to believe the Youth Enrichment Powwow held in 1974 would turn into what one reporter called “an unabashedly prideful family and tribal celebration of being Indian in American today”.
The event will adhere to any covid protocols and/or Public Health Orders set forth by the City and County of Denver and the State of Colorado. The Vaccine Mobile Bus will have Pediatric Pfizer, in addition to - Pfizer (and Pfizer Booster), Moderna (and Moderna Booster), J&J (and J&J Booster), and Flu (for 6 months and older). It will be parked outside of the main entrance to the Denver Coliseum on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 17-19, 2023).
Visit us at www.denvermarchpowwow.org, or Facebook.