Mount Vernon, WA- Skagit Valley College (SVC) will host the annual SVC Powwow from October 5-7 at SVC’s Mount Vernon Campus. The three-day event will include drummers and dancers in full regalia and will draw performers from across the U.S. and Canada. Admission is free.
Skagit Valley College has a long history of collaboration with its Native American neighbors, including hosting powwows on campus in previous years. The event is family-friendly, and admission is free.
Events consist of: dancing, drums, kids’ corner organized by SVC’s Early Childhood Education program, food, and vendors selling Native arts and crafts in the Dave DuVall Pavilion. Grand Entry will take place on Friday at 7 p.m; Saturday at 1 and 7 p.m; and Sunday at 1 p.m.
All Veterans are welcome to take part in the Grand Entry each day. The Powwow will include time to honor veterans from all walks of life and recognize their service.
Saturday is normally the longest and busiest day. There will be dance specials and a giveaway. The day will include grass dancers, fancy dancers, traditional dancers, and jingle dancers. There will be inter-tribal dances that are open to all.
In addition, there will be a category called “tiny tots” for children up to 6 years of age. Every participating child will receive a gift.