Native American Events in Maryland

One can find plenty of websites which maintain a calendar of pow wows. The difficulty is that the job can be so overwhelming, since there is no central database, they must rely on organizers and participants to submit updated information. As a result, most listings are incomplete or outdated. By limiting this page to the Maryland region, I hope to stay as current as possible by using a 12-month rolling calendar. In addition to pow wows and festivals, this page may also include public meetings and events of native American interest.


Dates marked with an *asterisk on this calendar are tentative, based on the previous year’s calendar, and will be verified at a later date. Unfortunately, many organizations don’t seem to update their websites until immediately before an event. Please read the disclaimer. To submit new or updated information for this page, please use the Comment form below.

icon = Link to Organizer’s Website for more information

2012 Calendar

All Year


I encourage everyone to visit the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC, which has special events throughout the year.



Eastern Woodland Indian Village Days. Jefferson Patterson Park in St. Leonard, Calvert County, MD. A glimpse of everyday life as it was around the Chesapeake Bay over 500 years ago, with demonstrations and hands-on opportunities. Various weekends throughout the year.

May 12-13*


Mother’s Day Pow wow sponsored by the American Indian Society of Washington, DC, in Ruther Glen, Virginia. Native American dancing, drumming and singing honoring mothers and grandmothers.

May 31


Baltimore Traditional mini Powwow. Sponsored by the Baltimore American Indian Center. Vendors, demonstrations, and activities for the children. Museum tour included with admission.

Jun 2-4*

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