Mille Lacs Area Events

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The Mille Lacs Area is a special place and its uniqueness is reflected in the variety of activities and events scheduled throughout the year. From festivals and celebrations to arts and entertainment, you’ll find many activities every year throughout the Mille Lacs, MN area. Annual events include snowmobile races, fishing tournament weigh-ins and ice fishing contests. There are cultural and arts festivals such as the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Pow-Wow and there are traditional events like small town 4th of July celebrations and city play days throughout the summer months.

Mille Lacs Band's Annual Pow Wow

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Name: Mille Lacs Band's Annual Pow Wow
Date: August 17, 2018 - August 19, 2018
Event Description:

American Indian dancers from across the country will participate in traditional dances and drum ceremonies during the annual Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Powwow

Before each day?s dances, there is a Grand Entry, in which the dancers dressed in brightly colored regalia proceed onto the powwow grounds for an opening ceremony. 

Along with the powwow, the event will include princess and brave contests; food; crafts; raffle drawings; adult and youth horseshoe tournaments; a parade on Saturday, and a fun run sponsored by the Mille Lacs Indian Museum.  All events will take place at the powwow grounds.

No alcohol, drugs or fireworks allowed.

Iskigamizigan Powwow Grounds on the west side of Mille Lacs Lake, 12 miles  north of Onamia on Highway 169, follow signs
Contact Information:
Free Admission, Camping, Showers, Firewood (off-site firewood prohibited)
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