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30th Annual Spring Contest Powwow and Art Market!

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Who: The Northern Colorado Intertribal Pow-wow Association, Inc. (NCIPA) proudly announces the 30th Annual Spring Contest Powwow and Art Market. This year’s theme is “Grandfather Drum is Calling.”

What/Why: The public is invited to experience a colorful, 3-day celebration of northern Colorado’s largest Native American gathering of over 30 tribes represented from the Rocky Mountain and Great Plains regions. The powwow features Native American music, dancing, singing, arts and crafts, and food. The Grand Entry, which introduces all of the tribal dancer contestants wearing their colorful Native regalia and powwow participants, will begin at approximately 7pm on Friday, 1pm and 7pm on Saturday, and again on Sunday at 12 noon. NCIPA’s powwow provides opportunities throughout the weekend for the public to experience the Native American cultures through the Children’s Activity Center, authentic Native American food, arts & crafts vendors, social dances, and music, dancing and singing during intertribal dancing.

When: Friday, April 12, from 4:30pm – 10pm; Saturday, April 13, from 10am – 10pm; and Sunday, April 14, from 10am – 6:00pm (These times are approximate since there are many people involved in the powwow, but we try to begin as close to these times as possible.)

Where: Northside Aztlan Community Center, 112 Willow Street, Fort Collins, CO. Bleacher seating is limited so please bring your own lawn/sports chairs.
Prices: Ages 13 and older - $6.00/day or $12.00/weekend; Children 6-12 - $3.00/day or $6.00/weekend; Children 5 and under – Free. This is a family-oriented event so no drugs or alcohol are allowed. Also, no animals are allowed in the Community Center.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED! Join and support this beautiful Native American Community gathering. Many volunteer shifts are available between April 12-14, 2024. Please complete the volunteer form linked below. Share this opportunity/information with your friends and networks.

For more information about the powwow, including schedules and details, please visit the NCIPA website:

Major Sponsors include: BIPOC Alliance; Bohemian Foundation; City of Fort Collins Fort Fund; City of Fort Collins Office of Equity and Inclusion; Colorado Creative Industries; Colorado Trust Fund; Philanthropiece Foundation; Trees, Water & People; KUNC. First Nations Institute and Colorado Health Foundation are also major sponsors of other Cultural Revitalization and Preservation efforts sponsored by NCIPA.

Donations are welcomed and needed: Since NCIPA is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, 100% volunteer organization, they rely on donations and grants in addition to fundraisers and admission fees to fund the powwow. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please contact NCIPA at or send to: Northern Colorado Intertribal Powwow Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 1938
Fort Collins, CO 80522

This event is produced by an outside organization and is unaffiliated with the Downtown Development Authority. The DDA website serves as a marketing outlet for events and promotions occurring inside the Downtown boundary. For questions regarding the event, please contact the event producer.