Akwesasne Pow Wow

Held annually the weekend after Labor Day in September, Akwesasne International Pow Wow is the largest event of the year with arts, crafts, dance competitions, food vendors and more. This two-day event takes over the A`nowara`ko:wa Arena on Cornwall Island on the shores of the St. Lawrence River.

Don’t miss the fastest dance on two feet presented by the Iroquois Smoke Dancers.  This athletic dance got its name when our people would dance around the fire pit, causing air to circulate and keeping the embers lit.

Gates open – 10 a.m. | Grand entry – noon

Event admission:

Under 5 & 65+: Free

Ages 6 – 12: $5

General: $8

Weekend Pass: $12

Find more details about the competition and transportation options through the pow wow website below.


  • Phone: 518-358-4238
  • Email: info@akwesasne.travel