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2021 SMSC Wacipi

August 21 @ 1:00 PM - 11:00 PM CDT

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One event on August 21, 2021 at 1:00 PM

One event on August 22, 2021 at 1:00 PM

Free
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Gather for a weekend of tradition, dancing, and unity—among old friends and new—at the annual Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) Wacipi weekend, August 20-22, 2021, in Shakopee, Minnesota. Wacipi, or Pow Wow, is a great place to experience Native American culture through traditional music, dancing, authentic foods, and beautiful crafts.
FREE admission all weekend long!
Watch the action LIVE on Facebook or smscwacipi.org.
Wacipi—or Pow Wow—is a traditional Native American gathering, a celebration of life, pride, and honor. Meaning “they all dance” in the Dakota language, today’s Wacipi brings together people from all over the country for three days of celebrating in a good way. It is a time for preserving a rich heritage, while reconnecting with old friends and making new friends.
Grand Entry sets the stage for each day’s contests and activities, which includes a ceremonious entrance into the dance arena, led by a Native American veteran color guard, visiting dignitaries, and tribal royalty, followed by hundreds of dancers of all ages. Representing dozens of tribes from across the United States and Canada, dancers dressed in traditional regalia compete for top honors in various dance style categories and age groups, while drum groups and singers surround the perimeter of the arena. Native American artists and crafters display traditional beadwork, jewelry, and handmade goods, while food vendors offer a variety of tasty, authentic meals and treats.

Details

Date:
August 21
Time:
1:00 PM - 11:00 PM
CDT
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
Arts, Crafts, Dance, Educational, Family Fun, Festival, Food, Free, Games, Kid Friendly, Music, Outdoors, Shopping, Teens, Toddlers
Website:
https://bit.ly/3iW2XkJ

Organizer

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Wacipi (Pow Wow)
Phone:
(952) 445-8900
Email:
social@shakopeedakota.org
Website:
http://smscwacipi.org/

Venue

SMSC Public works
2975 Dakotah Pkwy NW
Shakopee, MN 55372
+ Google Map
Phone:
(952) 445-8900

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