Standing Bear Powwow   - Sep 25, 2015 to Sep 26, 2015

Standing Bear Powwow Standing Bear Park
601 Standing Bear Pkwy
Ponca City, OK 74601

Phone: 580-762-1514   580-762-3148
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The Standing Bear Powwow, hosted by the six north-central tribes of Oklahoma, is held the last Friday and Saturday of September.  It features inter-tribal dancing, exhibition dancing, contest dancing, tiny tot contests and the crowning of the Standing Bear Princess.  Visitors will also find a variety of arts and craft vendors, along with a wide variety of food vendors. 

This free event in Ponca City is open to the public and often considered one of the most significant American Indian events in the United States.  Attend the Standing Bear Powwow and witness as the Kaw, Osage, Otoe-Missouria, Pawnee, Ponca and Tonkawa tribes gather to celebrate their tribal heritage with contest dancing, singing, drumming and more. 

The Standing Bear Powwow, hosted by the six north-central tribes of Oklahoma, is held the last Friday and Saturday of September.  It features inter-tribal dancing, exhibition dancing, contest dancing, tiny tot contests and the crowning of the Standing Bear Princess.  Visitors will also find a variety of arts and craft vendors, along with a wide variety of food vendors. 

This free event in Ponca City is open to the public and often considered one of the most significant American Indian events in the United States.  Attend the Standing Bear Powwow and witness as the Kaw, Osage, Otoe-Missouria, Pawnee, Ponca and Tonkawa tribes gather to celebrate their tribal heritage with contest dancing, singing, drumming and more. 

The Standing Bear Powwow begins Friday evening with gourd dancing, a wide variety of traditional tribal dances, princess selection, tiny tots contest and golden age contests.  Don't miss the Grand Entry and be rewarded with the amazing sight of native dancers in full regalia.  Visitors to the Standing Bear Powwow will also enjoy food vendors and artisan booths featuring American Indian arts and crafts.  A Saturday evening meal, which is served free to the public, generally consists of corn soup and fry bread. 

The powwow arena sits adjacent to the 63-acre Standing Bear Park & Museum, located just south of Ponca City.  Parking and camping spaces are free.

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  • Facility Amenities: ADA Compliant

  • General Information: Free admission

  • Group Amenities: Accommodates Tour Groups, Bus/Motorcoach Parking

Events begin at 5pm on Friday & 1pm on Saturday.

Located at Hwy 60 & Standing Bear Parkway (Old Hwy 177).

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Tobie Bonvillain




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From TravelOK.com Staff on 09/04/13

Linda, sorry we don't have any kind of flyers for the Standing Bear Powwow, but the event coordinator might be able to help you. You can reach them at 580-762-1514 or via email at info@standingbearpark.com. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Linda Dolan on 09/03/13

Is there a flyer for this event please?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 08/30/13

Charly, you may want to check with the event coordinators about taking photos and recording at the powwow. You can reach them at 580-762-1514 or via email at info@standingbearpark.com. Have a great trip, and enjoy your time in Oklahoma!


From Charly Schmid on 08/30/13

I have a question. Is it allowed to make a movie at the standing bear powwow or pictures? I'm a tourist from switzerland, not a professionel. I'ts only for me and a privat movie. Thanyou very much for the information Best Regards Charly Schmid Buechzelgliring 17 CH-5436 Wuerenlos Switzerland


 
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