The Omak Stampede is back on the second weekend in August

Photo by Cheryl Landes The 87th annual Omak Stampede is a weekend full of western entertainment. The rodeo competitions include bull riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, bareback riding, barrel racing, team roping, and tie-down riding. Also enjoy carnival rides, a Western and Native art show, rodeo dances, Native American dances, and shopping. Two of … Continue reading The Omak Stampede is back on the second weekend in August

Annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympic Games July 21-24 in Fairbanks

The nalukataq (blanket toss) at a previous World Eskimo-Indian Olympic Games in Fairbanks, Alaska (photo by Sherman Hogue, Explore Fairbanks) Editor's Note: This post is from a press release provided by Explore Fairbanks. The annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympic Games (WEIO) will take place at the Big Dipper Ice Arena at 1920 Lathrop Street in Fairbanks … Continue reading Annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympic Games July 21-24 in Fairbanks

Four Days of Aloha July 22-25 in Vancouver, Washington

Photo by Cheryl Landes Learn hula dance and how to make Hawaiian crafts. Take a cultural workshop. Relax outdoors to live music from award-winning artists, shop vendor booths, and sip a drink or two in the beer garden. It's the 19th annual Four Days of Aloha celebration in Vancouver, Washington, Thursday-Sunday, July 22-25. This year, … Continue reading Four Days of Aloha July 22-25 in Vancouver, Washington

4th of July Powwow and Fireworks in Cherokee, North Carolina

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay The annual 4th of July Powwow and Fireworks return to the Acquoni Expo Center in Cherokee, North Carolina, this year. The celebration starts at noon Eastern time on Friday, July 2. The powwow features a variety of dances and dance contests throughout the weekend. The event ends at 10 p.m. … Continue reading 4th of July Powwow and Fireworks in Cherokee, North Carolina

Tesoro Cultural Center’s Indian Market and Ceremonial Dance June 5-6

Image credits: Jewelry by Nelson Begay, painting by George Curtis Levi, and dancer photo by Raelene Whiteshield Learn about Native American culture through art, dance, demonstrations, interactive activities, and storytelling at the 20th annual Indian Market and Ceremonial Dance at the Tesoro Cultural Center Saturday-Sunday, June 5-6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.. More than 40 Indian national … Continue reading Tesoro Cultural Center’s Indian Market and Ceremonial Dance June 5-6

Stream one of longest-running flamenco and Spanish dance festivals in the world May 9-17

Image by Rene Rauschenberger from Pixabay The Festival de Jerez, one of the foremost and longest-running flamenco and Spanish dance festivals in the world, is usually a live event at the historic Villamarta Theatre in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. This year because of safety concerns and travel restrictions from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the … Continue reading Stream one of longest-running flamenco and Spanish dance festivals in the world May 9-17

Free performances in downtown Eugene celebrate National Dance Week, April 19-23

A series of free lunchtime and evening performances celebrate National Dance Week in Eugene, Oregon, from Monday-Friday, April 19-23. The lunchtime performances are scheduled daily at 11:30 a.m.-noon in Kesey Square, 10 East Broadway. On Friday, April 23, Downtown Dances features performance in alleys, on street corners, and in plazas throughout downtown Eugene from 5 … Continue reading Free performances in downtown Eugene celebrate National Dance Week, April 19-23

Eugene Ballet hosts free dance class April 20

Image by geralt, courtesy Pixabay National Dance Week is April 16-25. To celebrate, the Eugene Ballet is hosting a free dance class on Tuesday, April 20, from 10 to 11 a.m. Lyn Burg teaches this intermediate level class that blends several dance styles: jazz, musical theatre, hip hop, salsa, lyrical, Irish African, Indian, Reggaeton, funk, … Continue reading Eugene Ballet hosts free dance class April 20

Learn bachata dance at home in time for Valentine’s Day

For couples, celebrating Valentine's Day is more challenging this year because of restrictions from the COVID pandemic. Here's an idea that's fun, allows you to learning something new, and can be done at home. The Eugene Ballet is hosting a Bachata dance class on Saturday, February 13, 6-6:45 p.m. Pacific time. Florabelle Moses teaches this … Continue reading Learn bachata dance at home in time for Valentine’s Day