Powwow of Champions
7777 S Lewis Ave
Tulsa, OK 74171
The ORU Mabee Center in Tulsa will come alive in a colorful expression of dance, drum music and song as members of tribal nations from around the country gather to honor, strengthen and share traditions with each other and the general public at this year's Powwow of Champions. Over 300 dancers, dressed in full Native American regalia, will participate throughout the weekend in ceremonies and dances, including awe-inspiring grand entries, intertribal dances and dance competitions.
The grand entries at the Powwow of Champions mark the beginning of the powwow sessions, led by the Eagle Staff and a Native American color guard. The procession of American Indian dignitaries and dancers is a brilliant and constantly moving sea of color circling the arena to the rhythmic beat of drum and song. It's impossible not to move with the rhythm of the drum and be caught up in the energy. In the competitive dance sessions, dancers use the whole arena to exhibit their skills with grace and finesse while attempting to catch the judges' eyes with their personal style, footwork falling on the beat of the music and striking dance clothes.
Highway Corridors (within 5 mi.): I-44, Route 66, US-75
Located on S Lewis Ave just north of E 81st St.
As the mild temperatures of fall’s Indian Summer descend upon Oklahoma, the state’s renowned American Indian heritage is brought to life with a variety of Native American festivals, events and powwows.