41st Annual UCR Pow Wow

UCR Pow Wow
Cahuilla Birdsingers

May 24-26, 2024

University of California, Riverside
Riverside Sports Complex
1000 W. Blaine St. Riverside, CA 92507

Parking in Lot 26 

*Admission is Free & Open to the Public*
 All Dancers, Drums, and Bird Singers Welcome!!!


2024 UCR PW Flyer web


Click down below for more Pow Wow information 


    ***Tentative Schedule subject to change***

    ***May 24th***
    5 p.m.: Bird Singing (Dancer Registration Opens)
    6 p.m.: Gourd Dance
    7 p.m.: Grand Entry

    ***May 25th***
    11 a.m.: Bird Singing
    12 p.m. & 6 p.m.: Gourd Dance
    5 p.m.: Bird Singing
    1 p.m. & 7 p.m.: Grand Entry (Dancer Registrations closes at 1pm)

    ***May 26th***
    11 a.m.: Danza Azteka Kalpulli Teuxihuitl
    12 p.m.: Coronation of new UCR Pow wow Princess
    1 p.m.: Grand Entry 


    Master of Ceremonies:  Glen Begay (Diné)

    Arena Director: Victor Chavez (Diné)

    Head Man: Brian Frejo (Ski'ri Pawnee/Seminole Nation of Oklahoma)

    Head Woman: Maxine Orozco-Begay (Pascua Yaqui/Lipan Apache/Pueblo)

    Host Northern Drum: Phoenix Boyz

    Host Southern Drum: Hale & Co.

    Out Going Ms. UCR Pow Wow Princess 2023-2024): Tishmall Herrera (Payóomkawichum)


    GOLDEN AGE (50+) *All Categories Combined  
    ADULTS (18-49)

    Men's Traditional;

    Men's Grass/Fancy

    Women's Traditional;

    Women's Jingle/Fancy

    TEENS (13-17)

    Boy's Traditional;

    Boy's Grass/Fancy

    Girl's Traditional;

    Girl's Jingle/Fancy

    JUNIORS (6-12) *All Categories Combined  
    TINY TOTS (1-5) *All Winners!  



    Local Hotels

    You have several hotel options, both near UC Riverside and closer to downtown with its lively nightlife and popular restaurants. The hotels listed below are all first-class and many have special discounted rates for guests visiting UC Riverside. Please make sure to call the hotel you plan to stay at and request the UCR discount.
    Click here for a visual map

We would like to thank our sponsors:
    ▪    Native American Student Programs
    ▪    Native American Student Association
    ▪    UCR Rupert Costo Endowment Chair
    ▪    Highlander Empowerment Referendum