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2012 Stong Sun Pow Wow

Posted on 7/12/2012 by Brooke Kochanski & Rebecca Woodcock

Celebrate the heritage this weekend at Tanglewood Park for the Strong Sun Pow Wow! This traditional Native American intertribal cultural event will take place on Friday, July 13 – Sunday July 15 at the park’s amphitheater. Come and enjoy dancers in regalia, pow wow drums, crafts, food, demonstrations of Native American skills, children’s events, ceremonies, tribute to veterans, wildlife birds of prey, and more! There will be a special guest appearance by Arvel Bird – world renowned celtic violinist and Native American flutist.

Pow Wow Admission: Children 5 and up $4.00; Adults $8.00; Children 4 and younger, Seniors 62 and older, Veterans, Law enforcement, and Firemen are FREE! Group rates available. This event is open to the public.

Friday, July 13 gates open at 10:00 am until 5:00 pm with the Grand Entry at 1:00 pm Saturday, July 14 gates open at 9:30 am until 7:30 pm with the Grand Entry at 1:00 pm Sunday, July 15 gates open at 11:30 am until 5:30 pm

The concert at the Red Barn at Tanglewood is on Sunday, July 15 at 6:30 pm. John Sarantos, renowned Native American flute player, live in concert, with River Drum, is playing celtic and Appalachian music with Native American influences, and Fred Nez Keams, Native American flute player and storyteller. Pre-show ticket sales at Pow Wow Gate: Adult $10, Child $5. Tickets at the door: Adults $15, Child $10.

For more information call (336) 618-0561 or visit http://nearriverdwellers.com.


General Park Information

  • Pets must be under control of their owner and kept on a leash no longer than six feet at all times. All pets must have current inoculations for rabies. Pets must be kept and never left unattended. Pet owners are responsible for their pets using the designated waste area and cleaning up after their pets at the designated area.
  • Golf, Horse Stables, Hiking Trails and Accommodations are available year-around.
  • Gardens are open year-around. Blooming seasons vary.
  • Tennis activities are available from April to November.
  • Water activities can be enjoyed from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
  • Entrance Fee:
    • $8.00 - Passenger Vans and Buses
    • $2.00 - All other vehicles
    Annual passes can be purchased at the Welcome Center for $50.00 for passenger vans and buses and $25.00 for all other vehicles. Entrance fees and annual passes do not include admission to special events.