The Winona Dakota Gathering Homecoming & Powwow is an annual event for families of indigenous and local populations around the region. It is held in Unity Park at the East end of Lake Winona usually the second weekend in September.

Guide for Participation in the Winona Dakota Gathering, Homecoming & Powwow

Pictures and recording

  • Personal use: Pictures and recordings for personal use are permitted.
  • Commercial photography requires permission from the person being photographed.
  • No recording of any kind allowed during Honor Songs, prayers, or at any time specified by Emcee.

Alcohol, Drugs, Firearms

Alcohol, illicit drugs and firearms are strictly prohibited throughout the area. Security is provided throughout the weekend.


By City ordinance, no pets are allowed in the East Lake Winona/Unity Park.