Thunderbird American Indian Powwow

42nd Annual Thunderbird American Indian Powwow

Friday – Sunday, July 23 – July 25, 2021
Powwow Special Admission Days are here! Celebrate American Indian Culture through music, dance, Native American crafts and food. This spectacular 3-day powwow features intertribal Native American dance competitions by over forty Indian Nations. Program features an expansive market of  authentic Native American art, crafts, jewelry and food (don’t miss the fry bread!). The Thunderbird American Indian Powwow is an experience not to be missed, connecting the public to ancient Native American traditions and cultures and to each other.

The Powwow includes 6 major dance categories for competing dancers. In addition, there are several other non-competitive dances such as Gourd Dance, Round Dance, Rabbit Dance, and demonstrations of various Iroquois, Pueblo and Apache dances. Each dance’s significance is explained to the public. The Grand Entry is a spectacular moment to experience the full regalia of these dancers. The bonfire on Friday and Saturday evenings is the culmination of these beautiful programs, where the audience is invited to join the dance circle. The bonfire is lit Friday and Saturday between 8:00 pm and 9:00 pm.

Limited straw bale seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis; visitors are encouraged to bring lightweight, portable seating to this event. Event parking is free and bicycle racks available on-site. Queens Farm grounds and restrooms are accessible. All event proceeds support Thunderbird American Indian Dancers Scholarship Fund and the Queens County Farm Museum Education Program. 

Online tickets only. Advance tickets recommended as tickets are limited. Ticket is required to enter powwow and craft/food market; no gate fee to enter farm grounds. Covid-19 visitor guidelines in FAQs.

Friday July 23: Performances 7-10pm (Gates open at 6:00pm)
Saturday July 24: Performances 12-5pm & 7-10pm (Gates open at 10:00am)
Sunday July 25: Performances 12-5pm (Gates open at 10:00am)

Tickets: $15; $8 (Children ages 2-12)
3-Day Pass: $30; $16 (Children ages 2-12)

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Special Admission Days
July 23 – July 25, 2021
Friday, July 23: Performances 7-10pm (Gates open at 6pm)
Saturday, July 24: Performances 12-5pm & 7-10pm (Gates open at 10am)
Sunday, July 25: Performances 12-5pm (Gates open at 10am)