Mar 14, 2024 - Things to Do

Denver March Powwow kicks off at the Coliseum

Three Indigenous men use large sticks to beat a drum in front of them, while they appear to sing while surrounded by other people. They are wearing colorful sweaters and shirts.

Inter-tribal Native American singers perform during the 43rd Annual Denver March Powwow in 2017. Photo: Jason Connolly/AFP via Getty Images

Performers and vendors from American Indian tribes across the U.S. and Canada will meet at the Denver Coliseum starting Friday for the 48th annual Denver March Powwow.

The big picture: The three-day event draws thousands of Indigenous people in a celebration of culture including dancing, singing, storytelling and food.

Zoom in: The Denver City Council on Monday issued a proclamation recognizing March 15-17 as Denver Native American Cultural Days to recognize Indigenous Americans in the city.

What they're saying: "We have over 300 dancers, so we're expecting a big crowd," Larissa No Braid, a member of the Three Affiliated Tribes in North Dakota, told the council on Monday.

By the numbers: Roughly 80 American Indian Tribes are represented by Denver residents, according to the proclamation.

If you go: Single-day tickets to the Powwow start at $7 for adults and $6 for kids.

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