46th Annual 4th of July Pow wow and Fireworks

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July 2, 2021 - July 4, 2021

Cherokee NC

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July 2, 2021 - July 4, 2021

1501 Acquoni Rd, Cherokee, NC, 28719, 28719

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Contact: Daniel Tramper
Phone: 828-497-7128
Email: [email protected]
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MC: Rob Daughtry

Arena Director: Shannon Ross & Keith Sharphead

This event features fireworks of another kind, which means a three-day explosion of authentic Indian music, dancing, food, and festivities. Dance competitions kick off the excitement with over $150,000 in prize money. Spectators travel cross-country to see a powwow as spectacular as this. So come join us as the ground erupts in a sea of twirling color at the height of our tourist season. This action-packed weekend includes colorful regalia, jaw-dropping dances, and music made to move you. Experience authentic tribal foods, browse traditional Indian crafts, and get an insider’s look at a rich, ancient culture. Cost is $15 daily. Children 6 and under are free.  Please note that this event is cash only. Children 6 and under are free.

Location:  Cherokee NC – Acquoni Expo Center (Old Cherokee High School)

Friday, July 2, 2021
12–6 p.m. Registration (begins for dancers at 12 p.m.)
5 p.m. Gates Open/Arts & Crafts/Concession Open
6:45 p.m. Drum Roll will be called
7 p.m. Presentation of Colors and Grand Entry, Men’s Grass Specials, Tiny Tots, Junior Girls, Junior Boys, Golden Age Men, Golden Age Women, Women’s Northern and Southern Traditional Specials,
10:30 p.m. Friday Night Closes

Saturday, July 3, 2021
9 a.m.–12 p.m. Registration 
12 p.m. Gates Open
12:45 p.m. Drum Roll will be called
1 p.m. Grand Entry
1:30 p.m. Intertribal, Tiny Tots, Drum Contest, Men’s Smoke Dance Specials, Junior Girls/Junior Boys, Teen Contest, Men’s/Women’s Dance Contest
5 p.m. Intertribal
5:30–6:30 p.m. Supper Break
6:45 p.m. Drum Roll will be called
7 p.m. Grand Entry, Tiny Tots/Jr.’s, Women’s Contest, Men’s Contest, Women’s Smoke Dance Specials, Intertribal, Men’s Fancy Dance Specials
10 p.m. Fireworks and Closing of Powwow 

Sunday, July 4, 2021
12 p.m. Gates Open
1 p.m. Grand Entry/Tiny Tots, Intertribal, Women’s Contest, Men’s Contest, Specials, Men’s Team Dance, Women’s Team Dance, Drum Contest, Ties and Runoffs, Intertribal
6 p.m. Winners Announced

Registration:  Friday Noon-7pm; Saturday 9am-Noon

Gates Open: Friday 5pm; Sat & Sun Noon

Dancer Registration $15.00

Drum Registration $100.00

Point system begins on Friday at Grand Entry.



1501 Acquoni Rd, Cherokee, NC, 28719, 28719


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Submitted by PowWow Calendar on: May 27, 2021

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