Jeff Smith 8 a.m., March 26
The Barona Band of Mission Indians invites San Diego to experience Native American dancing, music, and cuisine at the 44th annual Barona Powwow at the Barona Indian Reservation’s brand new Sports Park, located just one mile north of Barona Resort & Casino. The celebration starts on Friday, August 29 with gourd dancing at 6 p.m. and grand entry at 7 p.m. and continues throughout the weekend.
During the three-day event, which coincides with Labor Day weekend, thousands of Native Americans from across the country will showcase traditional tribal dancing as they compete for over $75,000 in prize money. In addition to beautiful regalia and dancing, spectators will also be able to enjoy hand drum contests, singing and music, authentic Native American food, and handcrafted jewelry.
Admission and parking for the Barona Powwow are free. Free shuttle service is also available from Barona Resort & Casino to the Powwow; the shuttle pick-up and drop-off area is located at the south entrance of the casino.
Info: 619-443-6612, x120.
- When: Sunday, August 31, 2014, 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.
- Cost: Free