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All are welcome at the 28th Annual Gathering at the Falls Powwow on August 23-25, 2019 at the Lilac Bowl in beautiful Riverfront Park in Downtown Spokane, Washington. The Gathering at the Falls Powwow committee is comprised of volunteers and is dedicated to coordinating and sustaining this free and spectacular cultural event for Spokane and our neighboring communities.

The history of the Gathering at the Falls Powwow and the significance of the gathering at the Spokane River, goes back generations. It has been a sacred tradition for many tribes around the northwest to gather at the river because it gives life, love, hope and a sense of revitalization.

During past years, Riverfront Park has been home to the Gathering at the Falls Powwow and it has become a tradition for people of all nations to gather and celebrate those gifts the river provides and to create or renew friendships. Dancers and singers, young and old, come from both near and far to showcase their songs and their dance styles for our community. Last year’s event attendance brought over 3,000 spectators, and hundreds of dancers, over the three day period. With the commemoration of this year’s event, we are anticipating a continued increase in spectator and participation numbers. The Gathering at the Falls Powwow is, without a doubt, a unique cultural gathering that brings in thousands from the local community to enjoy.

Admission Free – Public Welcome

7 p.m. Grand Entry
Fun Run/Walk Registration 8:00 a.m.
Diabetes Poker Fun Run/Walk 9:00 a.m.
Grand Entry 1 p.m.
Grand Entry 7 p.m.
Spokane Kid’s Pow Wow 12:00 p.m.

Powwow Weekend Features

  • Enjoy Dance and Drum Contests
  • Enjoy delicious Indian tacos and Fry Bread
  • Beautiful encampment are in Riverfront Park
  • Plenty of vendor space and complimentary snacks for vendors.
  • Stay and play at Northern Quest Resort and Casino
  • Explore the fun attractions at Riverfront Park

Powwow Head Staff
Master of Ceremonies: To Be Announced
Arena Director: To Be Announced
Head Dance/Drum Judge: To Be Announced

Dance Competition Categories:
Adult Men’s: Golden Age, Traditional, Grass, Fancy, Prairie Chicken
Adult Women’s: Golden Age, Traditional, Jingle, Fancy
Teen Boy’s: Traditional, Grass, Fancy
Teen Girl’s: Traditional, Jingle, Fancy
Junior Boy’s: Traditional, Grass, Fancy
Junior Girl’s: Traditional, Jingle, Fancy
Tiny Tots
Dance Specials: To Be Announced

Other Competitions: Drum Contest * Miss & Junior Miss “Gathering of the Falls Powwow”

Vendors Welcome
Contact Barbara Congyin 509-5044 bgongyin@gmail.com

Riverfront Park Lilac Bowl
507 N. Howard Street
Spokane, WA 99201

For More Information
Pow Wow Chairman: Shane Garcia (509) 590-5044 sgarcia@nativeproject.org
Kid’s Pow Wow: Jerry Crowshoe (509) 362-2178 jerrycrowshoe@yahoo.com