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CHEROKEE — Hundreds of Native dancers and drummers from tribes across the United States will converge on Cherokee for the annual Fourth of July Powwow July 2-4.

The Powwow is a three-day explosion of authentic Indian music, dancing, food and festivities held at the Acquoni Expo Center.

The action-packed dance competitions — with cash prizes of $150,000 — will be awash in colorful regalia, jaw-dropping dances and music made to move you. Experience authentic tribal foods, browse traditional Indian crafts, and get an insider’s look at a rich, ancient culture.

On the final day of the powwow in July Fourth, fireworks will be shot off at 10 p.m.

Here’s the schedule:

• 5-10:30 p.m. on Friday, July 2, with the opening ceremony getting underway at 7 p.m.

• noon-10 p.m. Saturday, July 3, with the Grand Entry kicking off the day’s dancing at 1 p.m.

• noon-6 p.m. Sunday, July 4, with the Grand Entry kicking off the day’s dancing at 1 p.m.

Cost is $15 per day (cash only) and free for ages 6 and under. Located at 1501 Acquoni Rd., Cherokee.

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