See a Powwow Near Yellowstone


Powwows are traditional social events featuring men’s and women’s dance competitions, drum group competitions among singers who chant while drumming, and “intertribal” dances.

Powwows on the Wind River Reservation Southeast of Yellowstone

There are two major powwows in Wind River Country each year. The American Bus Association named the Eastern Shoshone Indian Days one of its top 100 events. It’s held the third weekend in June in Ft. Washakie and is Wyoming’s largest powwow. The other, known as the Ethete Celebration, is hosted by the Northern Arapaho tribe and held in Ethete, usually in July.

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Riverton, Wyoming, hosts powwows and weekly Native American events throughout the summer. Go to

Powwows in Cody, Wyoming east of Yellowstone

Drummers and dancers from the Northern Plains, Oklahoma, Arizona, and New Mexico compete in many categories at the Plains Indian Museum Powwow in Cody in June at the Joe Robbie Powwow Garden. Go to

Montana Powwows North of Yellowstone

In Montana, the Valley of the Chiefs Powwow and Rodeo is held at Lodge Grass, on the Crow Reservation, over the Independence Day weekend. The Crow Fair and Rodeo is featured during the third week of August at Crow Agency.

Over the Labor Day weekend, the Ashland Labor Day Powwow is held on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation.

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  1. I will be traveling out west during the end of June 2012 and would like to know what is the dates for the Pow Wows in Montana during the last week of june and first 2 weeks of july? thank you for your time.

  2. I will be traveling out west at the end of september 2013 and would like to know the dates of the Pow Wows in or near Yellowstone, Wy during the last three weeks of Sept. if any. Is this to early to be asking? Thank you for reply. Herbert- February 2,2012 @2:27pm

  3. What is avaialbel July-Aug 2012 ????

  4. will be in Wy the end of April. Any activities planned then? David

  5. I will be traveling out west during Independence Day and would like to know if there will be a pow-wow during that time, and where will it be? Thank you for your time.

  6. Any PowWows the first week in October in WY?

  7. Any PowWows the first week in October in WY?

  8. Any powwows the first week of August 2013?

  9. Does anyone have the sates for Summer 2013? I want to visit the Crow Fair Days, but I can’t find the exactly dates in the web – only that it’s in the 3rd week of August.

  10. Hi

    Do you have the dates for 2013 ?

    Thanks very much

    Patrick from France

  11. will be traving out there in april – may 2013 anything then

    marilyn bowenFebruary 4, 2013 @ 3:18 pm
  12. Wonderful Where do I visit in 2013. A 2012 Calendar is not to helpful

    I arrive in Montana on 18th June, Yellowstone on 23rd June for 3 days

    Mike PottsMarch 6, 2013 @ 1:29 pm
  13. What are the dates for July 2013?