The Morongo Band of Mission Indians is set to celebrate its 22nd Annual Thunder and Lightning Powwow beginning Sept. 28, it was recently announced.
The three-day, family-friendly event is expected to attract an estimated 30,000 people.
Admission is free.
Morongo’s celebration of American Indian culture is highlighted by a daily Grand Entry. The parade of color and sound features hundreds of dancers in traditional regalia and dozens of competitive drum groups.
Spectators will see dancers representing tribal nations from across the US and Canada as they compete for prize money. Other events include bird singing and gourd dancing exhibitions.
Native food vendors will be on hand selling Indian tacos, tamales and Indian frybread.
Authentic Native arts and crafts including jewelry, beadwork, pottery, clothing and basketry items will be available for purchase from more than 50 artisans.
The Powwow & Indian Market runs from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Sept. 28, 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. on Sept. 29 and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 30.
The Color Guard and Grand Entry takes place at 8 p.m. on Sept. 28, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sept. 29 and 1 p.m. on Sept. 30.
Morongo Casino Resort & Spa is located at 49500 Seminole Drive in Cabazon.
To learn more, visit www.morongocasinoresort.com.