Owámni Falling Water Festival 2021

Join us on Saturday, October 9, from 1 – 5 p.m. at Father Hennepin Bluff Park (420 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN) and at the NEW Water Works Park (333 1st Street S., Minneapolis 55401) for the Owámni: Falling Water Festival, a celebration of indigenous Minnesota cultures, Owámni is what the Dakota called the area at St. Anthony Falls.  It means, “whirling or falling water” in the Dakota language, making it an appropriate name for this festival along the Mississippi River.

This free, family-friendly event, co-presented by the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board and the St Anthony Falls Heritage Board, celebrates indigenous Minnesota culture with music, art, food, and more! Enjoy the many event offerings with the opportunity to learn more about artifacts from the Minnesota History Center’s collection; picnic in the park with Native foods from Owamni by the Sioux Chef and other food vendors.


An arts area focused on Native 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.

Music and Entertainment

The Owámni Falling Water Festival will celebrate indigenous voices, connecting both locally and nationally through music featuring Tufawon, Buffalo Weavers, and comedian Rez Reporter.


Pow-Wow Grounds and Owamni by the Sioux Chef will be making and selling local indigenous foods.  NATIFS- North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems will be providing Native Food Education and information.   

This event is made possible by a grant from the St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board. Event partners include the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board and Minnesota Historical Society.



Erica Chua

Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board

612 230 6479 or [email protected]

October 09, 2021 at 1:00pm - 5pm
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