In our city that’s geographically centered around the Spokane Falls, the community often gathers around the river. We walk along it, cool off in it, and appreciate its beauty on a sunny day. The annual Gathering at the Falls Powwow is rooted in that tradition of congregating by the water, and showing local appreciation for the Spokane River. The weekend-long powwow hosts tribes from all around the region, showcasing their heritage with dancers, food and musicians. On Friday evening, the family-focused Youth Powwow offers games and prizes. Dancing starts up again the following day with contest categories for all ages and skill levels.