With the sounds of drums and singing, colorful visual displays and dancing, arts and crafts, food and more, this weekend you can experience Native American cultures at 24th Annual Spring Contest Powwow and Indian Art Market. The event is open to the public Saturday and Sunday, April 16-17 at the Northside Aztlan Community Center in Fort Collins.

This is a fantastic event for the whole family. We took our kids last year and they were mesmerized by the beautiful headdresses and drum sessions.

From the NCIPA Press Release:

Who:  The Northern Colorado Intertribal Pow-wow Association, Inc. (NCIPA) proudly announces the 24th Annual Spring Contest Powwow and Indian Art Market.

What/Why:  The public is invited to experience a colorful, 2-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 1pm and 7pm on Saturday and again on Sunday at approximately 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, food, arts & crafts vendors, and music, dancing and singing during the intertribal dancing.

When:  Saturday, April 16, 2016 from around 12 noon until approximately 9pm; Sunday, April 17 from around 11am – approximately 5:00pm

Where:  Northside Aztlan Community Center, 112 Willow Street, Fort Collins, CO.  Bleacher seating is limited so please bring your own lawn chairs.

Prices:   Ages 13 and older - $6.00/day or $10.00/weekend; Children 6-12 - $3.00/day or $5.00/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.