Native American Culture, Heritage & Cuisine Highlight Family-Friendly, 21st Annual Pechanga Powwow in Jan. 2024

Tribes from across the U.S. & Canada come to Pechanga Resort Casino for the annual Pechanga Powwow

TEMECULA, Calif. — (December 18, 2023) – Incredible colors, powerful sounds, intricate dancing and delicious food are just a few of the many draws bringing participants and spectators from across North America to Pechanga this January. The resort/casino gears up for its 21st annual Pechanga Pow Wow to take over the Summit Events Center Friday, January 5 through Sunday, January 7, 2024. Native culture and artistry take center stage during the free, three-day event. Guests of Pechanga Resort Casino and those in the community will be treated to a free fireworks display on Fri., January 5 beginning at 7 p.m.

“The Pechanga Pow Wow is a celebration of tribal culture and community from throughout the U.S. and Canada with tribal dance, music, and songs,” said Ken Perez, President of the Pechanga Development Corporation. “We welcome guests and participants of all ages, from those attending their first pow wow to those who have attended countless. It is a remarkable gathering that hosts hundreds of tribes from across the U.S and Canada, each with unique styles of dance and song from their respective regions, and provides a platform for learning about Tribal traditions.”

Filled with tribal singing, dancing, Native American food and artisan crafts, the Pechanga Pow Wow has historically been one of the largest in the entire western United States. The event is a free, interactive and educational cultural event for all ages. Non-native spectators can become part of the experience and join in the pow wow’s round dances and social dances throughout the three-day weekend.



Spectators gather for fireworks commemorating the Pechanga Powwow in January 2023

On Friday, the Pechanga Band of Indians also puts on a free fireworks show rivaling any at the top amusement parks and sports stadiums. The pyrotechnics show will be set off from the Journey golf and will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, January 5. One of the best vantage points for viewing the fireworks show is from the food vendor area on the grassy field outside The Cove at Pechanga Resort Casino. For more information on the 21st Pechanga Pow Wow, call (888)-PECHANGA or visit

Pow wow guests can enjoy perusing the artisan jewelry and craft section of the event, filled with authentic Tribal creations perfect for gift or for one’s self. Then there’s the food. The Pechanga Pow Wow features more than a dozen food vendors cooking up everything from fluffy, doughy fry bread and Indian tacos to buffalo burgers and tamales.

Bleacher-style seating is available for the public to watch dancing and other events that happen inside the pow wow arena. Valet parking is available for a fee. Complimentary self-parking is also available throughout the Pechanga Resort Casino grounds.