Come to the 12th Annual American Indian Pow Wow: A Celebration of Life for All People

Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 11 am - 6 pm | Mount Trashmore Park, 310 Edwin Drive, Virginia Beach, VA

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Come out to Mount Trashmore Park on Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 11 am - 6 pm for the 12th Annual American Indian Pow Wow: A Celebration of Life for all People. This event is free and open to the public with onsite parking.

Experience Native American culture as it is showcased through spirited music, intertribal dancing and drumming, and American Indian cuisine at this interactive and educational event. Learn about various dances and regalia worn while taking the opportunity to participate in intertribal dancing. (Due to the nature of the American Indian Pow Wow, no pets are allowed in the event area.) There will be over 25 exhibitors with sales of authentic and Indian-inspired arts and crafts, with educational displays of American Indian artifacts. American Indian foods as well as other festival foods will be available for purchase. 

Master of Ceremonies: Clark Stewart (Chickahominy)
Arena Director: Chief Thomas Lewis (Meherrin)
Head Male Dancer: Seth Adkins  (Chickahominy)
Head Female Dancer:  Leah Fortune (Rappahannock)
Host Drum: Stumptown Singers (St. Stephen’s Church, VA) 
Guest Drum: Nassaw Nation (Hollister, NC) 

The event opens to the public at 11 am for educational and craft displays/sales. The grand entry will take place at noon followed by American Indian drumming, dancing and activities, until the closing ceremony at 5:45 pm.

This event is brought to you by Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation. For more information about the American Indian Pow Wow, please call the Virginia Beach Special Events Office at 757-385-2990 (TTY: dial 711), e-mail or visit

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