About the event

The Black Hills Powwow or He Sapa Wacipi is a preeminent Black Hills event that’s three days filled with Native American singing, dancing, drum groups, art show, handgames, athletic competitions and a variety of other events.  Over the decades, the Black Hills Powwow has become one of the premier American Indian cultural events in the United States attracting hundreds of dancers, singers, artisans and thousands of spectators from across North America.

Friday, October 11th

  • Grand Entry - 6:30pm

Saturday, October 12th

  • Grand Entries - 12:30pm & 6:30pm

Sunday, October 13th

  • Grand Entry - 12:30pm
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Additional Ticket Information

Ticket Prices

3 Day Passes

  • Ages 4-12 - $18.00
  • Ages 13-64 - $28.00

1 Day Passes

  • Ages 4-12 - $9.00
  • Ages 13-64 - $15.00

No Admission Required

  • Under the Age of 4
  • Over the Age of 65
  • Uniformed Veterans

Group Information

For Groups of 25 or more

  • 3 Day Pass - $22.00

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Service Fees

Prices are those paid at the box office when purchasing in person.  It does not reflect service & handling fees if purchasing by phone or online.

Fraudulent Tickets

We have received recent reports of ticket fraud and scams through third-party ticketing sites. Please know that the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Ticket Office cannot guarantee the validity of tickets purchased through any entity other than the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center box office. To avoid problems with counterfeit, stolen, or inflated priced tickets, purchase them directly and only from the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center website.

Order Limitations

Orders or combinations of orders by the same person, account, address and/or credit card in excess of order limitations for one event, may be cancelled without notice. This includes tickets ordered through presales. Service charges or other fees associated with costs incurred by the building may be retained.  When placing an order, please use your existing account and do not create a new account to ensure that your ticket purchases are linked to your one and only account, as to not have the accounts flagged as a fraudulent account.