The Native American Heritage Festival featuring the 18th Annual Veterans Day Weekend Traditional Pow Wow celebrates Native American heritage and honors the contributions of all U.S. veterans. 

Free admission and free parking. This event is open to all. Join us! 

• 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. — Festival begins with Gourd Dancing
• 1 p.m. — Pow Wow Grand Entry, Fletcher Lawn
• 1–5 p.m. — Pow Wow dancing and music continues
• 5–6 p.m. – Pow Wow dinner break
• 6–7 p.m. — Gourd Dancing
• 7–7:30 p.m. — Veterans' Recognition and Grand Entry
• 7:30–10 p.m. — Pow Wow dancing and music continues
• 10 p.m. — Closing

Native arts and crafts will be for sale. Food trucks will be on hand. Art demonstrations will take place with Indigenous fine artists curated by ASU faculty member Jacob Meders. The ASU Teachers of the Future student club is hosting kids’ activities.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs. (Limited seating will be provided for tribal elders.)

Volunteers are needed to help stage the event; to sign up to volunteer, visit: or email

The Pow Wow is sponsored by the Native American Events Committee and Arizona State University’s Office of Government and Community Engagement. Other organizations supporting the event include ASU American Indian Student Support Services, ASU Office of Student Engagement - West campus, ASU Office of Student and Cultural Engagement - Tempe campus, the ASU Teachers of the Future student club and the Glendale Community College Native American Student Association.

Special thanks to our generous sponsor Desert Diamond West Valley Casino.

Native American man dancing at Pow Wow.

Fletcher Library Lawn

Event Map: 

For More Information Contact:

Jenni Thomas
Government and Community Engagement