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California State University, Long Beach’s annual Pow Wow, an American Indian social celebration, returns to the campus’ central quad on Saturday and Sunday, March 12 – 13, 2016. The largest spring event of its kind in Southern California, the Pow Wow at Cal State Long Beach is focused on displaying the university’s strong American Indian presence. Admission and parking are free.
Download a Map of the Pow Wow Here.
We strongly recommend spectators to bring folding chairs.
The two-day event, which will feature American Indian dancing, arts, crafts and food begins at 11 AM each day and runs until 10 PM on Saturday and 7 PM on Sunday. In addition to contests and inter-tribal dancing, there will be Gourd dancing with Dancer Registration closing at 2 PM on Saturday, March 12. All dancers and drums are invited.
Native foods such as mutton and beef stew, Navajo tacos, fry bread and Indian burgers will be on sale at the event, and American Indian vendors will be selling both traditional and contemporary American Indian art.
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A decade in the making, the new 37-mile Trans-Catalina Island Trail spotlights the varied landscapes, dramatic changes in elevation and different ecosystems of the island’s interior, where most tourists never venture.
The Trans-Catalina Island Trail climbs, dips and winds through the island’s back country, which has remained largely unseen by the public and is essentially unchanged since Tongva Indians roamed the 76-square-mile island going back thousands of years.
Hiking permits are required by the Catalina Island Conservancy. Permits can also be obtained at these locations:
Conservancy House in Avalon, at
125 Clarissa Ave. Open daily from
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closed for
lunch. (310) 510-2595
Nature Center at Avalon Canyon, open daily 10 AM to 4 PM Memorial Day through Labor Day (closed Thursdays all other months)
Airport in the Sky Open daily from
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (winter) 7p.m.
(summer), call (310) 510-0143
Two Harbors Visitor Information
Center Open daily from 7:30 a.m.
to 4p.m. (winter) 6:30 p.m.
(summer), call (800) 422-8475
Camping reservations and permits can also be obtained through Two Harbors Enterprises, (310) 510-8368