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32nd Annual Morongo Thunder & Lightning Powwow: A Weekend of Cultural Celebration and Tradition at Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in Cabazon

Get ready for a vibrant and cultural weekend as the 32nd Annual Morongo Thunder & Lightning Powwow takes center stage at the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa. This exciting event, coinciding with California Native American Day, promises an unforgettable experience that spans from Friday to Sunday. Best of all, it’s absolutely free for all attendees!

A Spectacle of Tradition and Talent

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians proudly invites you to witness the rich tapestry of Native American culture during this remarkable gathering. Over 900 tribal dancers and 20 drum groups hailing from the United States and Canada will grace the event with their presence.

At the heart of the powwow, you’ll find Native American drummers, bird singers, and dancers showcasing their talents. Each day kicks off with a captivating Grand Entry, a mesmerizing spectacle that marks the commencement of powwow sessions. Here, dancers and drummers engage in spirited competition, demonstrating their mastery in categories such as regalia and performance. The presentation of colors adds a touch of reverence to the proceedings.

A Marketplace of Treasures

As you soak in the vibrant atmosphere, make sure to explore the marketplace, where a wealth of Native American arts and crafts await. Vendors will tempt your taste buds with tacos, tamales, frybread, and offer you the chance to acquire stunning jewelry, beadwork, pottery, clothing, and basketry.

Event Schedule

The Morongo Thunder & Lightning Powwow and marketplace are open to visitors at the following times:

Friday: 4 p.m. to midnight
Saturday: 11 a.m. to midnight
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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