Date & Time

Saturday, July 28, 2018
1-5 pm


Father Hennepin Bluff Park
420 Main St. SE


Art, Music, Food, Exhibitors and More
These activities are free and open to the public
No registration required



Owámni means “falling water” in the Dakota language, making it an apt name for a festival beside the only waterfall on the Mississippi River. This free and family-friendly event celebrates indigenous Minnesota culture with music, art, food, and more.

Event Information

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Made possible by a grant from the St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board.

An arts area focused on American Indian contemporary traditional and fine arts will showcase the talents of indigenous visual artists. Jewelry and native art will be available for purchase. Hands on art opportunities will also be available.

Enjoy the many event offerings with the opportunity to try your hand at lacrosse; view and learn more about artifacts from the Minnesota History Center’s collection; picnic in the park with Native foods from  Pow-Wow Grounds, and Austin Barthold.

Musicians, bands, and performers include: Hoka-Hey Drum Group, Darren Sipity, Kitto, Annie Humphrey and Jackie Bird.

In addition to this year’s musical performances we are excited to announce that the Festival will showcase an Indigenous fashion show!

This year’s Owámni Indigenous Fashion show is a collaboration with artist/designers Sarah "Dakota" Weston (Dakota/Lakota), Gina and Louis Still Smoking (Lakota), and the Minnesota Historical Society. The collections are inspired by the influence and history of the Dakota/Lakota’s early colonial interactions with settlers. 

Get Involved

st. anthony falls heritage board logo

Made possible by a grant from the St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board.

Event Contact

Tom Godfrey
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Parking Tips

st. anthony falls heritage board

Made possible by a grant from the St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board.

Owámni Falling Water Festival parking tips: 

  • Main St S.E. from Merriam Ave to 6th Ave SE has pay parking meters and is available for parking
  • There is street parking on 2nd St. S.E. between 3rd Ave. and 7th Ave
  • There is a parking ramp on 2nd Ave S.E. that is available for parking vehicles as well