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Pechanga Pow Wow Offers Vibrant Colors, Sounds, Dancing, and Cuisine

Wednesday, December 20, 2023 11:00 AM

Incredible colors, powerful sounds, intricate dancing and delicious food are just a few of the many draws bringing participants and spectators from across North America to Pechanga this January. The resort/casino gears up for its 21st annual Pechanga Pow Wow to take over the Summit Events Center Friday, January 5 through Sunday, January 7, 2024. Native culture and artistry take center stage during the free, three-day event. Guests of Pechanga Resort Casino and those in the community will be treated to a free fireworks display on Fri., January 5 beginning at 7 p.m. 

“The Pechanga Pow Wow is a celebration of tribal culture and community from throughout the U.S. and Canada with tribal dance, music, and songs,” said Ken Perez, President of the Pechanga Development Corporation. “We welcome guests and participants of all ages, from those attending their first pow wow to those who have attended countless. It is a remarkable gathering that hosts hundreds of tribes from across the U.S and Canada, each with unique styles of dance and song from their respective regions, and provides a platform for learning about Tribal traditions."

Filled with tribal singing, dancing, Native American food and artisan crafts, the Pechanga Pow Wow has historically been one of the largest in the entire western United States. The event is a free, interactive and educational cultural event for all ages. Non-native spectators can become part of the experience and join in the pow wow’s round dances and social dances throughout the three-day weekend. On Friday, the Pechanga Band of Indians also puts on a free fireworks show rivaling any at the top amusement parks and sports stadiums. The pyrotechnics show will be set off from the Journey golf and will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, January 5. One of the best vantage points for viewing the fireworks show is from the food vendor area on the grassy field outside The Cove at Pechanga Resort Casino. For more information on the 21st Pechanga Pow Wow, call (888)-PECHANGA or visit

Pow wow guests can enjoy perusing the artisan jewelry and craft section of the event, filled with authentic Tribal creations perfect for gift or for one’s self. Then there’s the food. The Pechanga Pow Wow features more than a dozen food vendors cooking up everything from fluffy, doughy fry bread and Indian tacos to buffalo burgers and tamales.

Bleacher-style seating is available for the public to watch dancing and other events that happen inside the pow wow arena. Valet parking is available for a fee. Complimentary self-parking is also available throughout the Pechanga Resort Casino grounds.                 

For Press: Interview opportunities with the Pow Wow director, Native American chefs, dancers, drummers, and others are available upon request. Please email or call (951) 553-9588 for credentials to cover the Pechanga Pow Wow. 

About Pechanga Resort Casino

Pechanga Resort Casino offers one of the largest and most expansive resort/casino experiences anywhere in the United States. Voted the best casino in the West by USA Today and rated a Four Diamond property by AAA since 2002, Pechanga Resort Casino provides an unparalleled getaway, whether for the day or for an extended luxury stay. Offering 5,500 of the hottest slots, table games, world-class entertainment, 1,100 hotel rooms, dining, spa and golf at Journey at Pechanga, Pechanga Resort Casino features an unmatched destination in California. Pechanga Resort Casino is owned and operated by the Pechanga Band of Indians. For more information, call toll free (877) 711-2946 or visit Follow Pechanga Resort Casino on Facebook, Instagram and on Twitter @PechangaCasino.