Native American celebrations get the Mesa weekend underway
October 25, 2012 by Sarah
The Roy Track Memorial Mesa Pow Wow celebrates its 29th year tomorrow and usually draws hundreds of Native American dancers from all around the Western states to celebrate and compete in dancing competitions in their colorful regalia. This weekend of entertainment is never fails to be a great family outing with plenty to offer spectators.
This native event, originally organized by Roy Track but now planned by his son Hawk, is one of the finest parties in the Mesa area. There will be dancing demonstrations and competitions featuring traditional dances of both the North and South, as well as grass dancing, and the ever-popular Fancy Dancing performed for all visitors.
Various types of Jingle Dancing will also be presented, plus there will be a Round Dancing event in which non-natives may join the fun and see if their dancing skills are up to scratch. There is a free concert planned that includes an eclectic collection of rock, reggae, and funk tomorrow evening. There will be many vendors present, offering traditional native food and other wares.
Poster printing may have been used to raise awareness this native Pow-Wow to residents in all local regions. Admission is free and everyone is invited to attend from tomorrow, October 26, until Sunday, October 28, with things getting underway at 7:00 pm tomorrow at Pioneer Park located at 525 E. Main Street in Mesa, arizona. For updates, please visit the Roy Track Memorial Pow Wow website or call 602-799-0260.