Black Hills Powwow Back After Pandemic Hiatus

      The Black Hills Powwow returns from a 2-year COVID hiatus this weekend, running Friday through Sunday in the Monument Summit Arena in Rapid City. 

     The Powwow has become one of the premier American Indian cultural events in the United States, attracting thousands of dancers, singers, artisans and several thousand spectators from across several U.S. states, Canadian provinces and beyond

    The theme of the Black Hills Powwow for many years has been “Come Dance With Us,” celebrating the beauty of Great Plains indigenous song and dance with champions from many nations. 

      This year the “Champions of the Northern Plains” singing contest is paying out $30,000 in prizes with a total prize payout for all events over $100,000!

     In addition to the powwow, spectators have the opportunity to enjoy a fine arts show, the He Sapa Win pageant, a wellness symposium for youth, and tournaments for hand games, golf, and archery.

    A one-day pass is $12 for those 4-12 years old and $18 for those 13-to-64. Three-day passes are $22 and $32 with kids under 4 and over 65 admitted free.