• Over 100 Native Dancers • 60 Native Vendors • 2 Drum Groups •

•$15k in Dance Prizes • 2 Days • 5,000 People •

The annual Sacred Springs Powwow is held by Indigenous Cultures Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the research and preservation of the culture, arts, traditions, ceremonies, and languages of the population collectively known as Coahuiltecans.

San Marcos first experienced a powwow in 1995 when the Lucky Tomblin family brought Kiowa and other indigenous people to the area.  The Sacred Springs Powwow is conducted in honor of the Tomblin Family.


Parking will be available in the parking lots on both sides of Bobcat Stadium.


There will be signs for shuttle pick-up points at the covered waiting area of both parking lots. The shuttles will run continuously from 9:30 until 6:30.


Days Inn of San Marcos

1005 N Interstate 35, San Marcos, TX 78666



Master of Ceremonies - Tim Tallchief (Osage)
Arena Director - Bill TakesHorse (Crow)

Head Contest Judge - Gwen TakesHorse (Choctaw)
Head Man Dancer - Cecil Gray (Cheyenne/Kiowa)
Head Lady Dancer - Hauli Sioux Gray (Ponca/Tonkawa)
Head Gourd Dancer - Kevin Rivera (Kiowa/Apache)

Northern Drum - Young Buffalo Horse (Stillwater, OK)

Southern Drum - Ottertrail Singers (Apache, OK)

What are people saying about the Sacred Springs Powwow?
"Oh it was WONDER FILLED! I am so privileged to be a part of it."
"That's how powwow is supposed to be! Amazing outdoors with your feet feeling mother earth as you hear the heartbeat through the drum!"
"Congratulations on putting together a first rate powwow!"
"A pow wow like this in San Marcos was long overdue and we look forward to attending the pow wow annually."
"The Sacred Springs Powwow had something... and that is a proper spirit."