For 67 years, the weekly Indian Bowl Powwows have been a Northwoods tradition attracting visitors from all over the world to Lac du Flambeau. Since 1951, the Indian Bowl has been a weekly gathering place where members of the Lac du Flambeau Band of the Ojibwe come to celebrate and share their culture through traditional dance, drum ceremonies, song and storytelling. The 2019 pow wow season begins on Tuesday, June 18.

The Waaswaaganing Indian Bowl Living Arts & Culture Center is on Peace Pipe Road in the center of Lac du Flambeau next to the Ojibwe Museum and Cultural Center. 

Weekly pow wows are scheduled on Tuesday nights through Aug. 13, with one exception. On Thursday, July 4, the weekly pow wow is scheduled after the Lac du Flambeau parade. Another special pow wow is scheduled on Saturday, Sept. 14 during the Wild Rice Festival.

On June 18, the pageantry begins at 7 p.m. with gates opening at 6:30 p.m., at which time local entertainers will be performing. If the weather does not cooperate during the weekly pow wows, rain dates are scheduled the following Thursday at the same time.

Ticket prices are $10 for adults ages 18-54; $5 for youth ages 7-17 and seniors ages 55 and up; and $1 for children ages 6 and under.

The 2019 pow wow schedule is: 

Tuesday, June 18

Tuesday, June 25

Thursday, July 4, following the parade

Tuesday, July 9

Tuesday, July 16

Tuesday, July 23

Tuesday, July 30

Tuesday, Aug. 6

Tuesday, Aug. 13

Saturday, Sept. 14, Saturday Wild Rice Festival

For more information about the pow wows and the history of the Indian Bowl or to experience a virtual tour of the new Waaswaaganing Living Arts & Culture Center, visit the website or check out the non-profit organization’s Facebook page.

For additional information about the pow wows, contact Emerson Coy, director of planning Lac du Flambeau Tribe, at 715-588-4252 or