Cherokee, Oklahoma

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Upcoming Events in Cherokee Oklahoma


April

25 - 26The Crystal Festival and Celebration of Birds - Movie night at AEC park Friday, April 25th at dusk (bring your own lawn chairs)

City wide Garage Sale Saturday, April 26th

Crystal Dig Sat morning located south of Cherokee on Crystal Road (follow the signs) 8AM-11AM prizes after

All the bird watching you could want out at the Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge!!

Address: Cherokee, OK , Cherokee, Oklahoma
Ph: 580-596-6111 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.cherokeemainstreet.org
Fee: FREE!!

May

3Selenite Crystal Kruise-In Car Show - Ph: 580-596-3442 (Always call and confirm events)

294Cherokee's Farmers Market - Flying High in Cherokee~ Farmers Market Grand Opening

Join Cherokee Main Street, Cherokee Lions Club, & Cherokee Rotary Club as we join together and raise money for our individual scholarships!! This event will be May 29th at the Alfalfa County Court House lawn from 4pm-7pm. We will have local talent performing, balloons & goodies of all kind, several vendors will be selling food, wood & craft vendors, & much more!!!

Than our Farmers Market will be held every thursday following the grand opening, until September 4th!!

Address: Alfalfa County Courthouse Lawn (north side) , Cherokee, Oklahoma
Ph: 580-596-6111 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: mainstreet@akslc.net
Web: www.cherokeemainstreet.org
Fee: Free to enter!!

July

4Fouth of July Celebration - July 4th is a great day of Celebration in Cherokee, Oklahoma! A Fireworks Extravaganza will be held at dark; the day, however, begins much earlier at the City Park, 802 East 2nd.

Horseshoes, Cotton Candy, parade, face painting, train ride, pet contests, games, watermelon, annual Hamburger Fry, live entertainment, turtle races, homemade ice cream, drawings for lots and lots of prizes donated by area merchants.

Everyone is encouraged to make it a family day full of Old Fashioned Fun on the Fourth as well as a Celebration of a Bountiful Harvest.

Ph: 580-596-6111 (Always call and confirm events)

August

22 - 23Great Salt Plains Stampede Rodeo - Wednesday, August 20th- Rodeo Royalty Competition, indoor arena located at the Alfalfa County Fairgrounds 7:00 pm (free admission, everyone is welcome)

Friday, August 22nd- 7:30 pm Princess, and Jr. Princess Contest Crowning 8:00 pm Rodeo starts

Saturday, August 23rd- 10:00 am Rodeo Parade in downtown Cherokee (lineup behind AEC)

7:30 pm Queen Contest Crowning 8:00 pm Rodeo starts

Address: Alfalfa County Fairgrounds Cherokee, OK , Cherokee, Oklahoma
Ph: 580-884-0105 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.cherokeemainstreet.org
Fee: $5.00 pre-purchased $8.00 at gate

September

7 - 13Pelican Viewing - Pelican Viewing --- thousands of pelicans typically migrate to the Great Salt Plains area in Mid-Sept. The number of birds are dependent upon when the pelicans choose to migrate into the area. Typically mid September. (always call to verify if birds are there)

White pelicans start arriving at Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge in early September as they migrate south from their nesting grounds in Canada, the Dakotas, Colorado, Wyoming and Minnesota. They stop at Salt Plains to feed and rest before continuing their annual trek south to the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast where they will spend the winter. The white pelican population will peak at Salt Plains NWR at 20,000 to 50,000 birds. White pelicans are four to five feet tall and have a wingspan of eight feet. They will feed primarily on small fish such as carp and shad in the shallow Salt Plains Lake. The white birds have black wing tips and gather fish with their pouched bills.

The Refuge has a large variety of shorebirds, waterfowl, and songbirds. Over 300 different species have been identified in the area. There is also a variety of other wildlife which can be seen including deer and turkey. Visitors are encouraged to stop by the Refuge office for information or directions. A hiking trail and an auto tour route are also located near the Refuge office. Shorebirds may also be seen at the Shorebird Trail located along Highway 11.

There are no fees or permits required. Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge is one of over 500 National Wildlife Refuges located throughout the nation, which are operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The area is well known for its tremendous waterfowl and shorebird populations. It has been recognized by the American Bird Conservancy as a globally important bird area and is also designated as a Western Hemisphere Shorebird Preserve. It is also a stopover point for whooping cranes migrating south to Aransas National Wildlife Refuge on the Texas coast.

Ph: 580-596-6111 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.cherokeemainstreet.org
Fee: Free

November

15Turnip Festival - The theme of the Turnip Festival was inspired by the practice of planting turnips along with wheat each fall. A carry over from our pioneer days, when Turnips were an important source of winter food, this practice today results in the town being inundated in turnips each fall. So, join us as we decorate them, turn them into little cars and race them, pitch them, and fire them using a giant turnip gun. Of course, we will have chances to taste them as well, with a recipe contest. Children aged 4 and up can compete in a pedal tractor pull. Music, crafts, and food complete the fun.

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Address: Downtown Cherokee , Cherokee, Oklahoma
Ph: 580-596-6111 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: mainstreet@akslc.net
Web: www.cherokeemainstreet.org
Fee: Free!

December

20Santa Store & Christmas Parade - Make plans to fill your day with lots of great shopping, family fun, and surprises galore.

1-3 P.M. - Santa's Gift Shop opens at the Baker Building with gifts galore for children to buy! For only a Quarter (25 cents), little ones can pick out a special gift for someone they love.

Santa will also have sacks of candy and a listening ear for the Kids and their Christmas Wishes at the Baker Building!

Than head on down to the United Supermarket parking lot for a Grand Drawing of prizes donated by merchants all over town!! There will be lots of gift baskets & christmas goodies for everyone to win!!

LIGHTED CHRISTMAS PARADE

Join our little City on the Plains as we have a Lighted Nighttime Parade beginning at dusk. The route will be from North Grand to South Grand. A lighted train and festive floats will proceed down Grand!!

Ph: 580-596-6111 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: mainstreet@akslc.net
Web: www.cherokeemainstreet.org


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