• Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon
  • YouTube Social  Icon














This is a public event for all audiences, ages, and backgrounds—everyone is welcome!


The Sioux Empire Wacipi is a come-and-go event for ticket holders who wish to watch the dances, or stroll through "Vendor Row. Vendor Row will be a specially designated area with vendor booths where American Indian artisans will be showcasing and sharing their arts and crafts and selling their wares.


What's more, both native and non-natives who are not dressed in regalia will have several opportunities to be a part of the wacipi via intertribal social dances. A number of intertribal social dances will take place that are open to all—this is when visitors and spectators will have the chance to enter the arena and dance along side the traditional dancers who are dressed in regalia.


Intertribal dances are excellent social circumstances where everyone is a part of the event as all cultures and backgrounds flow onto the dance floor to share the song  and dance.  


Dates + Times:  Fri., December 15, 2017 at 7:00 PM
                       Sat., December 16, 2017 at 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM
                       Sun., December 17, 2017 at Noon 
Ticket Prices:  $15/Day  
                    $25/Weekend     (65 & Over and 4 & Under are FREE)  


(c) The Great Plains Dance Company • Sioux Empire Wacipi 2016. All Rights Reserved.                        Website: Michelle Shining Elk Media + Marketing


 Powwow + Cultural Arts Event
December 15-17, 2017 • W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds










sioux empire wacipi