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New Dates Announced For Weather-Postponed San Manuel Pow Wow


Thursday, November 7, 2019

New Dates Announced for Weather-Postponed San Manuel Pow Wow
The 24th Annual Pow Wow Hosted at San Manuel Stadium on December 13-15, 2019


HONORING TRADITION: The  best Native American dancers, drum groups and artisans from across North America will gather at San Manuel Stadium in downtown San Bernardino the weekend of December 13 to celebrate their culture and spiritual roots at the 24th Annual San Manuel Pow Wow. Dancers and drummers will compete for over $250,000 in prizes in a unique showcase of Native American culture.

The weekend-long celebration was rescheduled from its customary October dates due to severe weather and will now begin the evening of Friday, December 13 and will run through the evening of Sunday, December 15th.

In addition to competitive dancing, the event will feature contests for tiny tots, juniors and teens, as well as audience participation dancing open to all attendees. Non-competitive exhibitions include tributes to veterans, blessings, and intertribal dancing and Bird Singing, which is Native American music indigenous to Southern California and the Colorado River Region.

The three day event is free and open to the public.

For more information about the San Manuel Pow Wow, head to


LOCATION: San Manuel Stadium
280 S E St.
San Bernardino, CA 92401
*All weekend activities will take place within the stadium and parking lot.

PARKING: Parking is free to the public
Convenient media parking is available adjacent to the stadium.

DATE/TIME: Friday, December 13 – 5 p.m. to midnight. Grand Entry at 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 14 – 11 a.m. to midnight. Grand Entry at 1 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, December 15 – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Grand Entry at 1 p.m.


*Sights - Men and women ages 18 to 65+ show off their skills in a variety of dance styles. Special events include Cruz Chacon Memorial Sweetheart Dance and contests for teens, juniors and tiny tots!
*Sounds – Drum groups bring their best singers to compete and claim top placements.
*Experience – Enjoy a variety of arts and crafts vendors, and tastes from across Indian Country.

MEDIA CONTACT: Kenneth Shoji | Office of Public Affairs | | 909-864-8933

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