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August 8, 2019 (Lakeside) - The 49thtth annual Barona Powwow takes place Friday, August 30th through Sunday, September 1st at the Barona Sports complex on the Barona Indian reservation.


The public is welcome to come watch Native dancers and drummers from across the nation compete at the powwow, where you can also find craft vendors and food such as tacos made with Native American fry bread. 

Friday, August 30 - 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Saturday, August 31 - 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Sunday, September 1 - 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.


Schedule of events:


Fri., August 30

Gourd Dancing - 6 p.m.

Grand Entry - 8 p.m.

Sat., August 31* and Sun., September 1


Gourd Dancing - 12:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Grand Entry - 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

*49 contest after Saturday eve session

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