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Indian Festival & Pow-Wow

October 30 - November 02

Bring your family to experience the energy and color of the largest Native American gathering in Georgia. Free to Mountain Members, the four-day Indian Festival and Pow-Wow was named a Top 20 Event by the Southeastern Tourism Society.

Dates: October 30 - November 2, 2014
Times: Thursday & Friday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

School groups click here to view information on field trips.

Held at Stone Mountain Park’s historic Antebellum Plantation, the event showcases Native American culture through dance, music, authentic craft demonstrations, cooking traditions, storytelling, wildlife presentations and more.

  • Experience the central role of dance in native culture as Native Americans from across the U.S. and Central America compete in intertribal dance and drum competitions.
  • Learn about primitive skills such as flint-knapping, bow making, fire starting, open fire cooking and pottery. Crawl inside a tipi and other traditional native dwellings. Parents and children participate in interactive experiences such as an encampment showing the lifestyle of local and regional historic Native American cultures.
  • Find that one-of-a-kind holiday gift in the artists' marketplace, where world-renowned Native and Native-inspired artists and crafters demonstrate their skills and offer hand-crafted items for sale.

Indian Festival & Pow Wow is included in your all-attractions Adventure Pass ticket, which also includes access to exciting attractions such as Geyser Towers®, SkyHike®, Summit Skyride, Scenic Railroad, Mini-Golf and more!

Indian Festival & Pow Wow only tickets are $15 plus tax and can be purchased at the park. (Children under the age of 3 are free).

Dance and Drum Competition Entries:

Dance and Drum competitions are held Saturday and Sunday afternoons, November 1-2. Cash prizes will be awarded in a large variety of categories for men, women and children. Dancers and Drummers must compete both days to be eligible for prizes. Grand Entrance will begin both days at 1 p.m with dancing to follow throughout the afternoon. Dancers wishing to compete must be outfitted with proper regalia. Registration is done onsite from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. Saturday, November 1. Registration is free. Registered dance and drum competitors are admitted to the Pow-Wow free and may bring up to four guests free of charge.* If you plan on participating in the Dance and Drum Competition on Saturday and Sunday, please plan to arrive early to secure parking near the entrance.

Come show off your culture and your dance skills!

Please note: Pets are not allowed at the Indian Festival and Pow-Wow
*$10 fee per car for parking/park entry.