Pahrump, Nevada – The Pahrump Social Powwow is an opportunity for Native Americans and non-natives alike to celebrate Indigenous culture.
Pahrump is home to the Western Shoshone and Paiute tribes and the Powwow is held each year the weekend before Thanksgiving. The powwow starts Friday, November 17 at noon and runs through Sunday, November 19, 6pm. The event is held at Petrack Park and is free and open to the public.
The powwow celebrates the Native American Culture and preserves the cultural heritage, and even renews friendships. Visitors to the powwow will experience colorful dancers in elaborate Native American regalia. At the powwow, dancing is a major part of the gathering. There are kid dancing competitions and adult competitions. Each tribe has their own tribal dances. There is even a time when all the tribes gather for an intertribal dance.
In addition to dancers, Native American craftsman display their wares and one can expect to sample many dishes of Native American food. The Powwow also usually attracts at least 30 to 40 crafts booths.
Grand Entry will occur on Saturday and Sunday at Noon. All dancers and drums are welcome.
Founded in 2003
MC – Michael Reifel
Arena Director – Marvin Redeye
During the Social Powwow, organizer Paula Elefante, anticipates at least 500 to 750 people will pass through each day.
No Alcohol, drugs or weapons allowed during Powwow.
Pahrump is about a 45 minutes-1 hour road trip from Las Vegas and on the way to the China Date Farm.