4th of July Powwow | Cherokee, NC

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4th of July Powwow

Friday, June 30 from 12:00 pm to Sunday, July 2 at 6:00 pm

Join us over three days as dancers from across the country come to Cherokee to compete in Traditional, Jingle, Grass, and Fancy Dancing styles. 

Schedule of Events

*Subject to change.

Friday, June 30th

  • Noon - Registration Begins
  • 5pm until close - Arts & Crafts/Concessions Opens
  • 7:30pm - Grand Entry
  • 7:30pm until close - Exhibitions and Points Start
    • Tony Tots Exhibition
    • Juniors' Exhibition
    • Teen Exhibition
    • Adults' Exhibition
    • Senior Exhibition

Saturday, July 1st

  • 9am to 12pm - Registration/Gates open to the public
  • 1pm - Grand Entry
  • 1:30pm to 5pm - Contests and Exhibitions
    • Tiny Tot Contest
    • Senior Contest (men/women)
    • Intertribal
    • Junior Girls Contest
    • Junior Boys Contest
    • Intertribal
    • Teen Girls Contest
    • Teen Boys Contest
    • Adult Men Exhibition
    • Adult Women Exhibition
  • 5pm to 6:30pm - Supper Break
  • 6:45pm - Drum Roll Call
  • 7pm - Grand Entry
  • 6pm to 10pm - Contests and Exhibitions
    • Tiny Tot Exhibition
    • Senior Exhibition (men/women)
    • Special Contests
    • Junior Girls Exhibition
    • Junior Boys Exhibition
    • Intertribal
    • Teen Girls Exhibition
    • Teen Boys Exhibition
    • Women Northern Traditional Contest
    • Women Southern Traditional Contest
    • Women Jingle Contest
    • Women Fancy Contest
    • Men Northern Traditional Contest
    • Men Straight Contest
    • Men Grass Contest
    • Men Fancy Contest
  • 10pm - 47th Annual 4th of July Fireworks

Sunday, July 2nd

  • 1pm to 6pm - Special Contests, Tie Breaks, and Intertribal Dances
  • 6pm - Winners Are Called


1441 Acquoni Road
Cherokee, NC 28719

Phone: 828.399.0835

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