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TWO-DAY NATIVE AMERICAN FESTIVAL
YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS!

Saturday, October 14th:

  • cecilOver 100 Native dancers competing for best dancers in ten categories
  • Largest Indian Market at an outdoor powwow with 50 Native arts, crafts, and food booths
  • Two outstanding powwow drum groups
  • Tiny Tots dance - all children in regalia dance to the drum
  • Native Culture Tent with storytellers, flute players, White Shaman lectures, performances throughout the two days

Sunday, October 15th:

  • shawlFinals in all ten dance categories
  • Aztec Danzantes Grand Entry - first-ever
  • Tiny Tots dance and win prizes
  • Indian Market closes at 5:00 PM
  • Native Culture Tent featuring special performance
  • $10,000 dance prizes awarded for first, second, third and fourth places

Experience the 2017 Sacred Springs Powwow that celebrates the Native American culture that has been part of the San Marcos area for thousands of years.


PRE-POWWOW SHOW: CONDOR DANZA

Sunday, September 17th:

For the grand finale of Mermaid Week SMTX 2017, we will host a Powwow Preview, Condor Danza, an extravaganza of Aztec danza featuring Mitotiliztli Yaoyollohtli from Dallas, Texas. The matinee show will include a special appearance by the Indigenous Arts Summer Camp students, and a special healing plants presentation by Marika Alvarado will precede the danza, with herbs and tinctures available afterwards. This pre-show will be part of the Mermaid Week SMTX festival, scheduled for September 2017.

SPONSORS

Our sponsors this year are: San Marcos Arts Commission, City of San Marcos, Tomblin Family Foundation, Texas Commission on the Arts, Texas State University, Affordable Golf Carts. Our special co-sponsors are the Texas State University's Hispanic Business Student Association, Sigma Lambda Beta, and Sigma Lambda Gamma - outstanding student organizations.

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San Marcos Arts Commission

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Powwow Schedule               

For the powwow Arena and Native Culture Tent schedules, CLICK HERE.

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Photo by Paul Collins

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SAT/SUN OCT 14-15, 2017

TWO-DAY PASS: Adults/$8
Children under 12 years FREE

Saturday - 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat. Admission: Adults/$5
Sunday - 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun. Admission: Adults/$5

Meadows Center | 201 San Marcos Sprgs. Dr. San Marcos, TX

ADMISSIONS: Get your early tickets

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Sunday, September 2017
MERMAID WEEK SMTX 2017
Condor Danza Pre-Powwow Show
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Cuauhtemoc Hall | 1100 Patton Street
Admission: Adults/$10.00
Children under 12 years FREE

Head Staff:

Southern Drum - Comanche Thunder
Host Northern Drum - Eagle Point Singers
Master of Ceremonies - Tim Tallchief (Osage)
Arena Director - Bill Takes Horse (Crow)
Head Man Dancer - Cecil Gray (Cheyenne/Kiowa)
Head Lady Dancer - Hauli Sioux Gray (Ponca/Tonkawa)
Head Gourd Dancer - Dennis Begay (Dine)
Head Contest Judge - Gwen Takes Horse (Choctaw)

Directions, Map, Parking, and Shuttles

For a map and directions, CLICK HERE.

Parking will be available in the parking lots on both sides of Bobcat Stadium. There will be signs for shuttle pick-up points at the covered waiting area of both parking lots. The shuttles will run continuously from 9:30 until 6:30.

What's a powwow?

A powwow is a festival celebrating Native American culture with drums, dancers dressed in phenomenal regalia, and Native foods, arts and crafts. 

San Marcos first experienced a powwow in 1995 when the Lucky Tomblin family brought Kiowa and other indigenous people to the area.  The Sacred Springs Powwow is conducted in honor of the Tomblin Family.