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Julyamsh starts at 6:30 p.m. today

The regalia of fancy dancer Davey Madera, 17, is a riot of color in the dance arena Saturday, July 21, 2012 at the Julyamsh Powwow. This year’s powwow runs Friday through Sunday at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

(Julyamsh is) the Pacific Northwest’s largest outdoor powwow. The cultural celebration will bring scores of vendors, including food and beverage, arts and crafts and memorabilia. Fairgrounds facilities include 83 acres of camping, a spacious arena, staging areas and plenty of facilities for horses. As many as 800 dancers and 60 drum groups have taken part in Julyamsh, representing U.S. tribes and Canadian bands from across the continent.

When: Events begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday and 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Special events: Julyamsh Horse Parade at 6:30 p.m. Friday, 12:30 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 p.m. Sunday; also Grand Entry at 7 p.m. Friday, 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. For a full schedule, visit

Where: Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene

Cost: $2 entry fee

Info: (208) 765-4969 or

Also: Stick Game Tourney at the Coeur d’Alene Casino on Friday, 4 and 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; and Sunday at 10 a.m., noon and 1 p.m.


D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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