Celebrate Pahrump’s American Indian heritage at the annual Social Powwow, a family friendly event featuring dancers, drummers, craft vendors, and more. A time to gather for tribal and non-tribal people alike, Pahrump is home to the Western Shoshone and Paiute tribes with hundreds of people part of this top annual Pahrump celebration.
The cultural celebration begins with a spiritual ceremony where participants gather to give thanks. American Indian veterans are also honored at this time, followed by three days of dancing. In addition to dancers, tribal craftsmen display their wares and culinary artists offer palate-pleasing dishes as well.
Visitors to the powwow experience colorful dancers in elaborate tribal regalia. Dancing is a major part of a powwow gathering. There are children’s dancing competitions as well as adult competitions. Each tribe has its own tribal dances. There is even a time where all the tribes gather for an intertribal dance.