Winter Gathering POW WOW Set for December 7-9th, 2018

Native American culture will come alive with Native American song and dance at the festive Winter Gathering POW WOW presented by the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians December 7-9th, outside behind the Spotlight Showroom on the grounds at Spotlight 29 Casino.  Admission is FREE and parking is FREE.

Native Americans from across the United States, Canada, and Mexico attend the gathering for a spectacular display of traditional handmade regalia, dancing, songs, arts, crafts and food. The Winter Gathering POW WOW provides a great opportunity for people of all ages to participate in a memorable cultural event filled with Native American tradition and heritage.

The Winter Gathering POW WOW brings multiple tribes together to compete in various dance and drum contests. Guests will see dancers in the “tiny tots” group (6 years and under), up to the “golden age” group, which will feature both men and women ages 65 and older. Cash prizes are awarded to the top performers in every category. Special performances include the Ironman Fancy held on Saturday afternoon, as well as the Men and Women’s Team Dance which will be held on Sunday afternoon.

A highlight of the Winter Gathering POW WOW is the Grand Entry, where all of the tribal dancers enter in a procession. Grand Entry times are Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 1 p.m.


Guests can also enjoy delicious food, including authentic recipes like Native American Fry Bread and Indian Tacos. A variety of vendors will be on hand selling items such as Native American jewelry, Native American artwork as well as clothing and apparel, pottery, and traditional dream catchers. 

Enjoy Bird Singers and Dancers on Friday, December 7th from 5pm to 7pm, and again on Saturday, December 8th from 5pm to 7:30pm.

Winter Gathering POW WOW hours:

Friday, December 7 from 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. estimated

Saturday, December 8 from 1:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. estimated

Sunday, December 9 from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. estimated

For more information, call 866-377-6829 or visit