Ontario Pow Wow Calendar: 2024 Edition

Culture, community, food, dancing, music, tradition, regalia—check out the 2024 pow wow calendar and discover where to celebrate this year.

Editor's note: If you have a listing to add to the 2024 Ontario Pow Wow calendar please fill in this quick form or drop us a line at info@northernontario.travel.

Ontario Pow Wows are back in 2024. Filled with joy, ceremony, and fellowship, these cultural gatherings are an important part of Indigenous identity and tradition for many First Nations communities.

Attending a Pow Wow either as a respectful guest or as a participant is a special way to experience Indigenous culture. 

Here is a partial list of upcoming Ontario Pow Wows in 2024. Don’t see yours? Please let us know so we can add it. 

2024 Ontario Pow Wows

Editor's Note: We've started adding Pow Wows for 2024 now. Please check back for updates.

May

May 17-19, 2024
Voices of Today 1st Annual Pow Wow, 1250 Premier Road, North Bay, ON
Drumming and dancing from Friday to Sunday. Everyone welcome. Traditional pow wow with lots of draws and a feast on Saturday. Sunrise ceremony.

For more information, contact Dakota Brant at northbayauctions790@gmail.com.

May 18-19, 2024
Hiawatha First Nation 28th Annual Traditional Pow Wow, Keene, ON

This event takes place at Serpent Mounds Park located at 221 Serpent Mounds Road, in Keene, Ontario. Grand Entry is at noon each day. Admission fees: Ages under 6 and over 60 is free, ages 7 to 12 are $5, all other ages are $8.

For more information, visit the Hiawatha First Nation Website or call 705-295-4421.

May 18-19, 2024
Walpole Island First Nation 30th Annual Spring Pow Wow, Walpole Island, ON

Grand Entries on Saturday at 12 pm and 6 pm, and Sunday at 12 pm. Smoke Dance competition, dance and singing exhibitions for the family.

For more information, visit the Walpole Island First Nation Facebook.

May 25-26, 2024
Odawa Nation 45th Annual Traditional Pow Wow, Ottawa, ON

The Odawa Native Friendship Center hosts this longstanding Pow Wow.

For more information, visit the Odawa Native Friendship Centre Facebook page or call 613-722-3811.

June

June 1, 2024, 2024
2-Spirited Pow Wow, Toronto, ON

The 3rd Annual 2-Spirited Pow Wow will be held at Downsview Park in Toronto and will be hosted by 2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations. Save the date—no times have been announced yet.

For more information, visit the 2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations website.

June 8-9, 2024
Maamwi Kindaaswin "Learning Together" Pow-Wow, North Bay, ON

This 16th annual pow wow will once again take place at Lee Park in North Bay and is a free family event. This is a special year as the North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre Celebrates 50 years in North Bay! Sunrise Ceremony Saturday and Sunday at 5:30 am at the Sacred Fire Tipi. Grand Entry is at NOON Saturday, and 7 pm for the Evening. Sunday - Noon. Bring your feast bundle for the Community Feast on Saturday at 5 pm.

For more information, visit the Maamwi Kindaaswin Pow Wow Facebook.

June 8-9, 2024
Henvey Inlet First Nations 21st Annual Inter-Tribal Pow Wow, French River Reserve No. 13, ON
Grand entry is on Saturday at 1 pm, 7 pm & Sunday at 12 pm. Honorariums will be given to all dancers and the first five registered drum groups. Camping is available on site.

For more information, visit the Henvey Inlet Pow Wow website

June 15, 2024
Na-Me-Res Traditional Pow Wow, Toronto, ON

This Pow Wow takes place at Fort York in recognition of Canada’s National Indigenous Peoples Day. Grand Entry is at 12 pm. Admission is free and open to everyone.

For more information, visit the Na-Me-Res Facebook.

June 21-22, 2024
Georgian Bay 21st Annual Traditional Pow Wow, Midland, ON

Saint-Marie Park is the site for this year's Pow Wow. Grand Entry at 12:30 pm and 7:00 pm. Admission is free for all.

For more information, visit the Georgian Bay Native Friendship Centre website.

June 21-23, 2024
Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival Competition Pow Wow, Nepean, ON

Located at Mādahòkì Farm in Nepean. Grand Entries will be on Friday at 6 pm, Saturday at 12 pm & 6 pm & on Sunday at 12 pm. Singing, dancing and drumming competitions with over $75,000 in prizes.

For more information, visit the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival website.

June 22-23, 2024, Parry Sound, ON
Dokis First Nation 22nd Annual Traditional Pow Wow, Parry Sound, ON
Indigenous food, art, and craft vendors, at the Giiwejwan Traditional Grounds.

For more information, visit the Dokis First Nation Facebook.

July

July 13-14, 2024
Biigtigong Nishnaabeg Pow Wow, Pic River Reserve, ON

This annual traditional Pow Wow takes place at the Pic River First Nation Reserve on the 2nd weekend in July of each year, and welcomes all dancers and visitors.

For more information, visit the Biigtigong Nishnaabeg Website.

July 20-21, 2024
Mississaugi First Nation 43rd Annual Traditional Pow Wow, Blind River, ON

Grand Entry is at 1 pm and 7 pm on Saturday and at 12 pm on Sunday. Admission is free. Rustic camping will be available.

For more information, visit the Mississaugi First Nation Facebook or call 705-356-1621.

August

August 3-5, 2024
Wiikwemkoong Annual Cultural Festival Pow Wow, Manitoulin Island, ON

Join us in welcoming back our dancers and singers at Thunderbird Park (18 A Kaboni Road), Wikwemikong, Manitoulin Island, in Ontario. More details will be announced, but there will be champion dancing, champion singing, Anishinaabe arts, authentic food, and interactive cultural workshops.

August 10-11, 2024
Genaabaajiing Traditional Pow Wow, Serpent River First Nation, ON

The Genaabaajing (Serpent River FN) Traditional Pow Wow is held annually after the Civic holiday. Grand Entry is at noon on both days.

For more information, visit the Genaabaajiing Traditional Pow Wow Facebook.

August 10-11, 2024
37th Annual Tyendinaga Traditional Pow Wow, Tyendinaga Reserve, ON

Save the date. Details are still to be announced.

For more information, visit the Tyendinaga Traditional Pow Wow Facebook or email ains4310@yahoo.com.

August 24-25, 2024
Chippewas of the Rama First Nation Pow Wow, Orillia, ON

One of the biggest and best powwows in Ontario. All are welcome! Details to be announced.

For more information, visit the Rama Pow Wow Facebook page.

September

September 7-8, 2024
Akwesasne Pow-Wow, Cornwall Island, ON

On the shores by the beautiful St. Lawrence River, this year's Pow-Wow features Iroquois Smoke Dancers. Grand Entry is at noon both days. General admission is $8, 65+ and under 5 is free, ages 6-12 is $5 and weekend pass is $12.

For more information, visit the Akwesasne Website.

Past Ontario Pow Wows in 2023

May

May 20-21, 2023  
Hiawatha First Nation 27th Annual Traditional Pow Wow, Keene, ON

This Pow Wow will transpire at the Lakeview Ceremonial Grounds. Grand Entry is at 12 pm Saturday and Sunday. Admission fees: Ages under 6 and over 60 is free, ages 7 to 12  are $5, all other ages are $8.

For more information, visit the Hiawatha First Nation Website or call 705-295-4421.

May 20-21, 2023  
Walpole Island First Nation 29th Annual Spring Pow Wow, Walpole Island, ON

Grand Entries on Saturday at 12 pm and 6 pm, and Sunday at 12 pm. Smoke Dance competition, dance and singing exhibitions for the family.

For more information, visit the Walpole Island First Nation Facebook.

May 26-28, 2023  
Eabametoong First Nation Honouring Our Children and Youth Pow Wow, Fort Hope, ON

Presented by the John C. Yesno Education Centre in Fort Hope and the Eabametoong First Nation.

For more information, contact naomi.atlookan@jcyec.ca or phone 807-633-5203.

May 27, 2023   
2-Spirit Pow Wow, Toronto, ON

The 2nd Annual 2-Spirit Pow Wow will be held at Downsview Park in Toronto from 10 am to 6 pm and will be hosted by 2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations.  

For more information, visit the 2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations Facebook.

May 27-28, 2023 
Odawa Nation 44th Annual Traditional Pow Wow, Ottawa, ON

The Odawa Native Friendship Center hosts this longstanding Pow Wow. Grand Entry takes place at 12 pm.

For more information, visit the Odawa Native Friendship Centre Facebook or call 613-722-3811.

June

June 3-4, 2023  
Aundek Omni Kaning traditional Powwow, Manitoulin Island, ON

Located on the North Channel on the shore of Manitoulin Island, the theme of this year's Pow Wow is "Remember, Reconnect & Revive". Grand Entry is at 12 pm and 7 pm on Saturday, then at 12 pm on Sunday. Admission is free and welcome to all.

For more information, visit the Aundek Omni Kaning First Nations Website or call 705-368-2228.

June 8, 2023  
Beaver Brae School Pow Wow, Kenora, ON

This one day Pow Wow runs from 10 am to 3 pm at Beaver Brae Field.

For more information, visit the Beaver Brae Intermediate Facebook or phone 807-468-6401.

June 10-11, 2023 
Spirit of the Drum 5th Annual Pow Wow, Smith Falls, ON

Join celebrations on Duck Island with Grand Entry at 12 pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

For more information, visit the SFDCI Facebook.

June 10-11, 2023  
Sheshegwaning First Nation 26th Annual Pow Wow, Sheshegwaning First Nation, ON

Grand entry at noon on Saturday and 1 pm on Sunday.

For more information, visit the Sheshegwaning Facebook or phone 705-283-3292.

June 10-11, 2023   
Henvey Inlet First Nations 20th Annual Inter-Tribal Pow Wow, French River Reserve No. 13, ON

The theme of this year's pow wow is "A Mother's Love is at The Heart of Our Nation". Grand entry is on Saturday at 1 pm, 7 pm & Sunday at 12 pm. Honorariums will be given to all dancers and the first five registered drum groups. Camping is available on site.

For more information, visit the Henvey Inlet Pow Wow Facebook.

June 10-11, 2023   
Maamwi Kindaaswin "Learning Together" Pow Wow, North Bay, ON

This 15th annual pow wow will once again take place at Lee Park in North Bay and is a free family event. The theme this year is "Celebrating Our Growth". There will be sunrise ceremonies, dancing, music, indigenous vendors, and a feast on Saturday.

For more information, visit the Maamwi Kindaaswin Pow Wow Facebook.

June 14, 2023 
CAMH 2nd Annual Pow Wow, Toronto, ON

The CAMH Shkaabe Makwa is hosting this year’s Pow Wow from 12 pm to 4 pm. This year’s theme is “Honouring Children & Youth”. Admission is free and welcome to all.

For more information, visit the Shkaabe Makwa Facebook.

June 16-17, 2023 
Red Lake Anishinaape 20th Annual Traditional Pow Wow, Red Lake, ON

This year's Pow Wow will be at Keesic Beach on the shore of Red Lake. Grand Entry at 6 pm on Friday and at 12 pm on Sunday.

For more information, visit the Red Lake Community Pow Wow Facebook or email ripowwowcircle@gmail.com.

June 16-18, 2023  
Rainy River First Nations Pow Wow, Emo, ON

Located at Manitou Rapids, this year’s Pow Wow will host the Manitou Rapids Traditional Drums with the Smokey Mountain Singers & Red Cloud.

For more information, visit the Rainy River First Nations Pow Wow Council Facebook.

June 17, 2023  
Na-Me-Res Traditional Pow Wow, Toronto, ON

This Pow Wow takes place at Fort York in recognition of Canada’s National Indigenous Peoples Day. Grand Entry is at 12 pm. Admission is free and open to everyone.

For more information, visit the Na-Me-Res Facebook.

June 17-18, 2023 
Aamjiwnaang 60th Annual Pow Wow, Sarnia, ON

This year’s Pow Wow will take place at the Maawn Doosh Gumig Community and Youth Centre. Gates open at 10 am both days. Grand Entry is at noon both days.

For more information, visit the Aamjiwnaang Facebook or phone 519-336-8410.

June 21, 2023  
Georgian Bay 20th Annual Traditional Pow Wow, Midland, ON

Saint-Marie Park is the site for this year's Pow Wow. Grand Entry at 12:30 pm and 7:00 pm. Admission is free for all.

For more information, visit the Georgian Bay Native Friendship Centre website.

June 21st, 2023 
Batchewana First Nation National Anishinaabe Day Pow Wow, St. Mary’s Island

Grand entry at 12 pm. Host drum Under the Pines. Honourariums for Drum and Dancers in regalia. Vendors welcome. Everyone welcome. Don’t forget to bring a reusable water cup and chair!

See their Facebook page for more info. 

June 22-26, 2023   
Couchiching First Nation's 30th Annual Traditional Pow-wow, Couchiching First Nations Reserve, ON

This three-day pow wow will take place on the Couchiching First Nations Reserve, near Fort Frances.

For more information, visit the Couchiching First Nation Facebook.

June 24, 2023  
Soaring Spirit Pow Wow, Hamilton, ON

Battlefield Park will be the site of this Pow Wow, which is free and runs from 11:30 am to 6 pm.

For more information, email museums@hamilton.ca or phone 905-521-3168.

June 24-25, 2023   
Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival Competition Pow Wow, Nepean, ON

Located at Mādahòkì Farm in Nepean. Grand Entries will be on Saturday at 12 pm & 6 pm & on Sunday at 12 pm. Singing, dancing and drumming competitions with over $75,000 in prizes.    

For more information, visit the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival website.

June 24-25, 2023  
Dokis First Nation 21st Annual Traditional Pow Wow, Parry Sound, ON

This year's Pow Wow features inter-tribal dancing. Rough camping available.

For more information, visit the Dokis First Nation Facebook.

July

July 1-2, 2023 
G’Chimnissing Islands in the Sun Pow Wow, Christian Island, ON

This year’s Pow Wow will take place just west of Midland on G’Chimnissing land.

For more information, visit the G’Chimnissing News Facebook.

July 7-8, 2023  
Biigtigong Nishnaabeg Pow Wow, Pic River Reserve, ON

This annual traditional Pow Wow takes place at the Pic River First Nation Reserve and welcomes all dancers and visitors.

For more information, visit the Biigtigong Nishnaabeg Website.

July 7-9, 2023  
Naotkamegwanning First Nation 50th Anniversary Pow Wow, Whitefish Bay, ON

Located at Whitefish Bay on the Naotkamegwanning First Nation land, this annual Pow Wow will feature the Tommy White Memorial Drum Contest.

For more information, visit the Naotkamegwanning First Nation Facebook.

July 8-9, 2023  
Kettle and Stony Point Pow Wow - Honouring the Nimkii Waawnoon, Kettle Point, ON

This two-day Pow Wow is located along the shores of Lake Huron. Grand Entry is at noon on Saturday and 7 pm then on Sunday at noon. Rough camping is available.

For more information, visit the Kettle and Stony Point First Nation Facebook or contact Melodie at 519-786-2125

July 9-10, 2023 
Alderville First Nation 28th Annual Pow Wow, Alderville, ON

Grand Entry is at 12 pm each day. Rough Camping is available.

For more information, visit the Alderville First Nation Website.

July 15-16, 2023  
Mississaugas of Scogog Island First Nation 25th Annual Pow Wow, Scugog, ON

This Pow Wow takes place at the Scugog Island First Nation Pow Wow Grounds. Grand Entry on Saturday at 12 pm and 7 pm, then on Sunday at 12 pm. Admission is $10 or $5 for youth and elders.

For more information, visit the MSIFN Facebook or e-mail info@scugogfirstnation.com.

July 15-16, 2023  
Mississauga First Nation 42nd Annual Traditional Pow Wow, Blind River, ON

Grand Entry is at 12 pm and 7 pm on Saturday and at 12 pm on Sunday. Admission is free. Rustic camping available.

For more information, visit the Mississauga First Nation Facebook or call 705-356-1621.

July 21-23, 2023 
Grand River Champion of Champions Pow Wow, Ohsweken, ON

Located at the Ohsweken Speedway, this year's Pow Wow is open to everyone and has its Grand Entry at noon on both Saturday and Sunday.

For more information, visit the Grand River Champion of Champions Website

August

August 4-6, 2023  
Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg Annual Traditional Pow Wow, Pic Mobert, ON

Grand Entry is at 1 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.

For more information, visit the Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg Website or call 807-822-2134.

August 5-7, 2023  
Wiikwemkoong Annual Cultural Festival Pow Wow, Manitoulin Island, ON

Grand Entry is at noon each day. Various presentations, workshops, dances and vendors. Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for children, and free admission for children under 6 and elders over 65.  

For more information, contact the Wiikwemikong Heritage Organization at (705) 859-2385 or visit the Wiikwemikong Heritage Facebook. 

August 12-13, 2023 
Saugeen First Nation 50th Annual Pow wow, Saugeen, ON

Grand Entry Saturday at 1pm and 7pm, and Saturday at noon. Live music by the Sapsuckers from 8pm to 11pm. Held at The James Mason Memorial Cultural Centre. Rough camping is also available.

August 12-13, 2023 
Genaabaajiing Traditional Pow Wow, Serpent River First Nation, ON

Grand Entry at noon both days.

For more information, visit the Genaabaajiing Traditional Pow Wow Facebook. 
 

Aug 12-13, 2023  
Algonquin Peoples 29th Annual All Nations Gathering, Whitefish Lake, ON

This year's celebrations will be in Algonquin Park and the theme is "Rebuilding Our Nation Through Our Ancestors, Elders & Children". Grand Entry is at 1 pm on Saturday. Admission is $8.

For more information, visit the Whitney Area Algonquins Facebook or phone 623-637-1453. 

Aug 12-13, 2023  
36th Annual Tyendinaga Traditional Pow Wow: Rekindling our Fire, Tyendinaga Reserve, ON

After a three-year hiatus, the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte are reviving their traditional Pow Wow. It will be held at Tsi Tkerhetoton Park on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. Grand Entry will be at noon both days. All are welcome. No pets allowed. Admission is $10 and free for those under 12 or over 55.

For more information, visit the Tyendinaga Traditional Pow Wow Facebook or email ains4310@yahoo.com.

August 18-20, 2023 
Apitipi Anicinapek Nation Pow Wow, Apitipi Anicinapek Nation, ON

Grand Entry is at 5 pm on Friday and at noon on both Saturday and Sunday. This year’s theme is “Building New Relationships”.

For more information, visit the Apitipi Anicinapek Nation Facebook.

Aug 18-20, 2023   
Chippewas of Nawash 37th Annual Traditional Pow Wow, Neyaashiinigmiing, ON

Cape Crocker Park will be the site of this year's Pow Wow with its theme, "Honouring our Veterans". Grand Entry is at noon on Saturday and Sunday.

For more information, visit the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation Facebook.

Aug 19-20, 2023 
Shawanaga Traditional Pow Wow, Shawanaga First Nation, ON

Grand Entry is at noon both days.

For more information, visit the Shawanaga First Nation Facebook or email cultural.hc@shawanagafirstnation.ca.

Aug 19-20, 2023 
Wahnapitae First Nation 28th Annual Pow Wow, Wahnapitae First Nation, ON

Located on the Pow Wow grounds of Wahnapitae First Nation. Grand Entry is at noon on both days.

For more information, visit the Wahnapitae First Nation Facebook.

Aug 19-20, 2023   
Algonquins of Pikwakanagan Pow Wow, Pikwakanagan, ON

Grand Entry at noon both days. Admission is $6 or free for children 12 years and under. Camping available overnight on the grounds.

For more information, visit the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan website.

Aug 19-20, 2023   
Ginoogaming First Nation David Charles Traditional Pow Wow 2023, Longlac, ON

David Charles Traditional Pow Wow will take place at Ginoogaming First Nation.  
Free admission. Gates open at 10 am & grand entry is at 12 pm Saturday.   
Honorarium will be provided for dancers and singers. The first 5 registered drums will receive an honorarium.

For more information, visit the Ginoogaming First Nation website.

Aug 26-27, 2023  
Matachewan First Nation Pow Wow, Matachewan, ON

This year's theme is "Grateful for Water".

For more information, visit the Matachewan First Nation Website. or email matachewanpowwow@gmail.com

Aug 26-27, 2023  
Chippewas of the Rama First Nation Pow Wow, Orillia, ON  

All are welcome! Held on Chippewas of Rama First Nation territory, at the John Snake Memorial Community Multi-Purpose Grounds. Admission is $10 per day or $15 for the weekend.

For more information, visit the Rama Pow Wow Facebook or call 705-325-3611.

September

Sept 2-3, 2023 
Batchewana First Nation Pow wow, Batchewana First Nation, ON 

Save the date! The Batchewana First Nation Pow wow will take place September Sept 2 & 3, 2023. Check back for more information here later this summer or visit their Facebook.

Sept 9-10, 2023 
Akwesasne Pow Wow, Cornwall Island, ON

On the shores by the beautiful St. Lawrence River, this year's Pow Wow features Iroquois Smoke Dancers. Grand Entry is at noon both days.

For more information, visit the Akwesasne Web Site.


 

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