Whispering Winds Pow Wow

Experience the 31st Annual Howard County, MD Whispering Winds Pow Wow and Show 2024!

Prepare yourself for an enriching cultural journey at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, Maryland. From July 13th to July 14th, 2024, immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the 31st Annual Howard County Whispering Winds Pow Wow/American Indian Show and Festival.

Whispering Winds Pow Wow

Event Details:

  • Date: July 13, 2024 - July 14, 2024
  • Time: Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM, Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM
  • Location: Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Rd., West Friendship, MD, 21794

What to Expect:

Cultural Exploration: Engage with American Indian dancers, singers, drummers, artists, and craftspeople. Gain insights into the rich culture and traditions of American Indians, past and present.

Cultural Showcase: Witness the Parade of Nations (grand entry) at 12:00 noon, featuring Native American dancers in stunning regalia. Experience daily drumming and dancing performances by members of various tribes, including Haliwa-Saponi, Piscataway, Rappahannock, Cherokee, Sioux, Iroquois, Lumbee, and Navajo. Artisan

Whispering Winds Pow Wow

Delicious Cuisine: Indulge in Native American delicacies such as buffalo stew, Indian fry bread, Indian tacos, Indian corn soup, and buffalo burgers. American favorites like hot dogs and hamburgers will also be available for purchase.

Family Enjoyment: Delight in various activities for both children and adults, including dance interactions, face painting, canvas painting, beadwork, dreamcatcher making, and more. Weather permitting, additional attractions like birds of prey, a petting zoo, and pony rides will be available.

Marketplace: Explore a diverse selection of Native American crafts, including fine art turquoise jewelry, moccasins, beadwork, rugs, books, paintings, and more. Take home a piece of authentic indigenous culture.

Whispering Pow Wow


  • Ages 3-12: $8.00
  • Ages 13 and up: $15.00

Plan Your Stay:

Make the most of your visit to Howard County by exploring nearby attractions and enjoying comfortable accommodations. Discover the historic charm of Ellicott City and the modern allure of Columbia. Consider lodging options such as the Sonesta Select Columbia or explore more accommodations in the area. Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate Native American culture and heritage at the Howard County Whispering Winds Pow Wow and Show. Prepare yourself for a weekend filled with art, music, dance, and delicious food!