Ceremonial Native American dancers at Powwow

Sacred Springs Powwow

October 7-8, 2023

The Sacred Springs Powwow is a two-day annual celebration of the culture, art, traditions, and languages of the Native population known as the Coahuiltecans who have been part of the San Marcos area for thousands of years.

More than 100 Native dancers from across Texas gather at the Meadows Center dressed in beautiful, hand-crafted regalia and compete all day to the beat of traditional drums and songs. 

In addition to the dancing and performers, the Sacred Springs Powwow will have lots of vendors at the Grand Market with indigenous arts, crafts, and authentic Native American food and drink. 

A youth art tent will also allow children to create a piece of art of their own. The powwow’s Native Culture Tent hosts presentations and lectures to educate attendees on Native culture and history.

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The event is held at The Meadows Center (201 San Marcos Springs Dr.) and there is free parking at 810 Aquarena Springs Dr. A free shuttle will be running between the parking lot and the grounds from 9:30am-6pm on Saturday and from 10:30am-6pm on Sunday. 


Schedule of Events

The Sacred Springs Powwow starts on 10am on Saturday morning and 11am on Sunday morning with a special blessing at the shores of the Sacred Springs. Both days end at 5pm with a closing prayer. You can find a detailed schedule of events here.


Arena Tent

9:30am - Shuttle service starts

10am - Blessing at the shores of Sacred Springs

10:30am - Gourd Dancers

11:45am - Grand Entry - All Native dancers in regalia

12pm - Powwow Dancers

2pm - Honor Dance

2:30pm - Aztec Exhibition - Danza

3:30pm - Powwow Dancers

5:30pm - Closing Prayer

6pm - Shuttle Service Ends


Native Cultures Tent

12:30pm - ICI Youth dancing and singing

1:30pm - Andean Fusion

3:30pm - Crystal Moran

4:30pm - Evelio Flores


Meadows Center Workshops

1pm - Fermentation and the Indigenous Way

2:30pm - Coahuiltecan Language Workshop

4pm - Coahuiltecan Language Workshop



Arena Tent

10:30am - Shuttle service starts

11am - Blessing at the shores of Sacred Springs

11:30am - Gourd Dancers

12:45pm - Grand Entry - All Native dancers in regalia

1:05pm - Honor Dance - President Dr. Kelly Damphousse

1:15pm - Powwow Dancers

2:30pm - Aztec Exhibition - Danza

3:30pm - Powwow Dancers

4:30pm - Dance contest winners announcement

5pm - Closing Prayer

6pm - Shuttle Service Ends


Native Cultures Tent

12pm - Andres Garza

1:30pm - Crystal Moran

3:30pm - Aaron Pyle

4pm - Andean Fusion


Meadows Center Workshops

1:30pm - Coahuiltecan Language Workshop

3pm - Pain Management with Oils

4pm - Coahuiltecan Language Workshop

Visit sspowwow.com for more information.

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