Male Pow Wow Dancer with face paint and woven, feathered headress

ASU Pow Wow

Photos by Tim H. Murphy Photography

April 19-21, 2024

Friday to Sunday

Desert Financial Arena
ASU Tempe Campus | Tempe, AZ

Directions


Tickets

Starting at $8* per day. 

*plus fees

One Day Pass

Weekend Pass

Get a 4+ ticket discount for weekend passes only.

Ticket prices will increase on event day.

Please note: ASU Bag Policy will be in place for all patrons.

 


2024 Head Staff

Host Northern Drum:  ShowTime

Host Southern Drum: Leading Arrow

Master of Ceremonies:  Edmund Nevaquayah

Arena Director: Darrell Goodwill

Head Judge: Wayne Silas Jr.

Head Gourd Dancer: TBA

Sound: Hokah Sound 


Schedule of Events

Friday, April 19, 2024

Doors Open 5:00 p.m.

Gourd Dancing 5:30 p.m.

Grand Entry 7:00 p.m.

Contest and Intertribal Dancing

Closing 11:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Doors Open 11:00 a.m.

Gourd Dancing 11:30 a.m.

Grand Entry 1:00 p.m.

Contest & Intertribal Dancing

Supper Break 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Grand Entry 7:00 p.m.

Contest and Intertribal Dancing

Closing 11:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Doors Open 11:00 a.m.

Gourd Dancing 11:30 a.m.

Grand Entry 1:00 p.m.

Contest & Intertribal Dancing

Closing 6:00 p.m.

 

Arts and Crafts Vendor Inquiries, please see the FAQ Page and follow links to the online Vendor Application.

 


The contemporary Pow Wow is a link to the past that helps maintain Native American Heritage.  Seen by outsiders as entertainment due to the singing, dancing, and colorful regalia, the Pow Wow is a spiritual legacy which should be treated with respect and honor.  It is a time for Native American families to be together. It is a time of sharing, of laughter and tears, of learning, and of caring. It is a time to honor the past and celebrate the future.

Native American families travel hundreds of miles to attend Pow Wows across the U.S. and Canada. Time and distance are not relevant. The renewal of traditions and reinforcement of the heritage is the important thing. It is a time to strengthen the circle.