The Eel Ground First Nation Annual Powwow is held on the third weekend of July each year. It is located at the Powwow grounds on Riverview Road East overlooking the Miramichi River. This is our community’s cultural, spiritual and social event of the year. It is our time to showcase the drumming, dancing and regalia of the First Nation people. It is a perfect opportunity to experience First Nation Culture. The Powwow begins on a Thursday with the lighting of the Sacred Fire and prayers at sunrise at the Powwow grounds. There are Sunrise ceremonies each morning of the four day event at 6:00am. Grand Entry is scheduled on Saturday and Sunday at 1:00pm. This will be the opportunity for everyone to witness the beautiful ceremony and bright colorful regalia’s that are worn by the many dancers who travel from many different areas to participate in our Powwow. There are Fancy Shawl Dancers, Grass Dancers, Traditional Dancers and Jingle Dress Dancers. There is also a wonderful fireworks display over the mighty Miramichi River on Saturday night at 10:00pm. This event is open to everyone; there is no admission fee. It is a Drug & Alcohol Free Event.