For many generations, and long before the Inland Northwest was settled by European pioneers, the region’s native tribes would gather at the end of summer along the Spokane River’s bountiful banks. Though the massive salmon runs the river once provided are now a piece of history, tribes from around the region still gather to honor their heritage, rekindle friendships and share their cultures. The annual celebration welcomes the community to experience traditional dances, songs, drumming and the ceremonial grand entries (Friday at 7 pm, Saturday at 1 and 7 pm, Sunday at 1 pm). Sunday marks the third annual Youth Powwow and Family Fun day (noon to 5 pm), with kids events like dancing, games and contests.
Fri, Aug. 28 to Sun, Aug. 30 • Free and open to the public • Riverfront Park • 507 N. Howard • facebook.com/RiverfrontParkPowwowSpokane
— Chey Scott