August 24, 2015 (San Diego) – The Barona Band of Mission Indians invites San Diegans to experience Native American dancing, music and traditional food at the 45th annual Barona Powwow, which will be held on Labor Day weekend at the Barona Sports Park located on the Barona Indian Reservation. The three-day celebration starts on Friday, September 4 with Gourd Dancing at 6 p.m. and the spectacular Grand Entry at 7 p.m. and continues throughout the weekend on Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. Admission is free.
“For the past 45 years, the Barona Powwow has been a wonderful opportunity for Native Americans to not only celebrate our heritage and traditions with each other but to share our culture with San Diego,” said Barona Tribal Councilwoman Beth Glasco. “Over the years our Powwow has grown to become one of the most anticipated in our area and we are proud to invite the community out to experience this wonderful cultural celebration.”
With contest dancing in a variety of categories, the Barona Powwow will feature more than 1,000 Native American dancers from across the country competing for over $75,000 in cash prizes. In addition to observing dances performed in stunning regalia, visitors will also be able to experience the Hand Drum and Men’s Fancy Dance contests, traditional singing and music, as well as dozens of vendors selling favorite Native American foods such as Indian fry bread and Indian tacos as well as beautiful handcrafted jewelry and crafts.
The 45th Annual Barona Powwow begins on Friday, September 4 and ends Sunday, September 6. Admission and parking for the Barona Powwow are free. Free shuttle service is also available from Barona Resort & Casino to the Powwow; the shuttle pick-up and drop-off area is located at the south entrance of the casino. For more information, please visit http://www.barona-nsn.gov/, call 619-443-6612, ext. 120 or find us on Facebook.