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Third Thursday - Come shop Historic Downtown Ardmore after hours. Businesses will be open late holding special promotions and events every 3rd Thrusday of each month. Live music, performances, free samples, and much, much, more!

Address: Historic Downtown , Ardmore, Oklahoma
Ph: 580-226-5592 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: lcourtney.geo@yahoo.com
Fee: Free

OK0503002e028 - Ardmore Paradise Alley Saturday Market - The Market will be a focal point every Saturday for Ardmore's vibrant historic downtown during its season beginning each year on Easter Weekend and ending the first Saturday after Halloween in October, as well as special occasions throughout the year. Market hours are every Saturday from 7:30 am to 11 am.

Please be a part of this exciting new market by reserving your space now!

Address: 112 Paradise Alley - Historic Downtown , Ardmore, Oklahoma
Ph: 580-226-0091 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: flat@brightok.net
Web: www.paradisealleymarketplace.com
Fee: Free

January

1 - 2 Lake Murray Dinner Theatre - Enjoy a delicious meal and a murder mystery as "Circus of Death" unfolds at Lake Murray Lodge. A killer is loose in the circus and the audience helps solve the mystery. Don't worry, there are plenty of laughs in this spoof. Price: $69 per person, including lodging, theatre tickets, and dinner or $30 per person, dinner and performance only. May your reservations now.

Event Hours: 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM

Address: 204 Scenic State Hwy 77 , Ardmore, Oklahoma
Ph: 800-257-0322 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: lakemurraystatepark@oklahomaparks.com
Web: www.ardmorelittletheater.com

15 Mardi Gras - Last Friday in January - A bit of New Orleans comes home to Ardmore with Dixieland music, Cajun foods, costume contests, baloons and jugglers for the kids.

Ph: 580-221-5118 (Always call and confirm events)

16 Winter Lupus Symposium - Winter Lupus Symposium presented by the South Central Support Group, LFA-OK Chapter. 9:30am to 2:30pm.

Address: Mercy Memorial Health Center, 1011 14th Ave NW , Ardmore, Oklahoma
Ph: 580-247-0980 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: oklupus@flash.net
Web: www.oklupus.com
Fee: Free and open to the public

February

23 Choc-a-Frolic - Satisfy your sensual craving for chocolate at the annual Choc-a-Frolic. A wide variety of chocolate samples are available for your tasting delight. Weekend preceding Valentine's Day. For more information, contact Ardmore Main Street.

Ph: 580-226-6246 (Always call and confirm events)

March

26 - 28 Ardmore Spring Festival - Arts & crafts, food and entertainment planned. Fri-Sat 9am-7pm, Sun 11am-5pm.

Address: Convention Center , Ardmore, Oklahoma
Ph: 580-226-4843 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ardmorefallfest@yahoo.com
Fee: 10x10 booth is $145.

April

25 - 28 $20,000 Added Jackson Hall Memorial Barrel Event - $20,000 in Added Money
April 4—7th, 2013
Hardy Murphy Coliseum – Ardmore, OK
Trade show and Barrel Racing
Events include:

• MVP 4 Yr Old 2D Futurity BFA approved —$5000 Added– entry $385 includes stall, start fee, and entry fee pays 2 go’s & Avg (carry over your times to $5000 Added Open 5D to run at $10,000 total added money Sat & Sun.)
• Dash Ta Fame OPEN 5D Barrel Race WPRA co-approved —$2500 Added each day w/ Average Awards – Must enter Saturday & Sunday to be eligible for average awards – entry $40/day.
• 5 Yr Old 2D Futurity WPRA co-approved —$5000 Added (side pot to $5000 Added Open 5D) 5 Yr Old Futurity horses will run in the Open 5D (Sat/Sun) draw, entry $280 includes Sat/Sun Open 5D & futurity side pot entries, Open times c/o to 5 Yr Old Futurity side pot each day pay 2 go’s. Total added money $10,000 for Sat & Sun.
• The Hallowe Ranch Derby (Horses 7 & under) WPRA co-approved– $2500 Added – entry $150 – one run (may carry over time to the $1000 Added Open 5D WPRA co-approved jackpot Friday night – entry $25) Awards to Derby Champion.
• 3J Ranch WPRA co-approved 3D Junior/Youth (17 and under) - $750 Added each day (must enter open & Junior side pot total entry $60 each day) submit a copy of youth’s birth certificate with entry. Total added money $6500 for Sat & Sun.
• Cross Country Horses WPRA co-approved Friday Night Open 5D - $1000 Added – $25 entry
• JHM Pony Race & Best Dressed Contest – $20entry (no office fee) Best dressed judged during the run. 4D payout full second splits – awards to division winners. Race held April 6th following MVP Futurity.
• JHM Husbands “make it look easy” Jackpot – $20 entry (no office fee) Rules: Husband must ride WIFE’s barrel horse and Husband can’t enter in any other JHM class. 2D payout (full second split) - $300 gift card to Beane’s Western Wear – Ardmore, OK to the 1D winner. Race held April 5th following Derby.
• EVERY RUN COUNTS — Earn the most money by entering and carrying over to classes and side pots as allowed. Points from 4 YR Old BFA Futurity points count toward the 2013 BFA Yearend Highpoint Futurity Horse ($10,000 cash bonus to 1st )

Address: Hardy Murphy Coliseum , Ardmore, Oklahoma
Ph: 580-916-8617 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: hallbarrelevent@hotmail.com
Web: www.halloweranch.com
Fee: FREE

3 Ardmoredillo Chili Cookoff - Area cooks compete for the title of Best Chili in Lake Country. Prizes awarded. Activities include children's area, musical entertainment, cowboy poetry reading, jalapeno eating contest, a rodeo and Bedlam, a bed race and tray race, 5K Run and a 1 mile Fun Run. Main Street. First Saturday in April.

Ph: 580-223-7765 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.exploreardmore.com/

3 Craft Show, Easter Egg Hunt - Easter Weekend - dinner buffet with the Easter bunny.

Address: Lake Murray Resort Park , Ardmore, Oklahoma
Ph: 800-257-0322 (Always call and confirm events)

May

Perry Maxwell Collegiate Golf Tournament - Second Week - The premier college golf tournament in the nation. It annually attracts the top NCAA Division One teams from throughout the country.

1 - 2 Dinner for Mom - Mother's Day Weekend - kid's crafts, hayrides, hikes, lawn games. Lake Murray Resort Park.

Ph: 800-257-0322 (Always call and confirm events)

22 - 24 Memorial Day Weekend - Food Booths, crafts, lawn games, hayrides, dance, moon bounce & movies.

Address: Lake Murray Resort Park , Ardmore, Oklahoma
Ph: 800-257-0322 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: lakemurraystatepark@otrd.state.ok.us

June

29 - 30 Father's Day Weekend - Full weekend of activities celebrating Father's Day.

Address: Lake Murray State Park , Ardmore, Oklahoma
Ph: 800-257-0322 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: lakemurraystatepark@otrd.state.ok.us

14 - 15 Peruvian Paso Horse Club Annual Champship Show - The Regional NAPA approved Peruvian Paso Horse show will be held in Ardmore Oklahoma. The show judge will be from Peru and horses will be entered from Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Colorado, Kansas, Arkansas, and other states. There will be professional riders and owner/rider classes. The horses will be breeding and performance type horses. Points can be earned toward/for the Peruvian Paso Horse Futurity. Some previous National Championship Horses will be entered along with future National Championship Horses.

Address: Hardy Murphy Colisum, 500 South Lake Murray Drive , Ardmore, Oklahoma
Ph: 405-799-7070 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: clpeck@directway.com
Fee: Free

July

Air Show and Antique Car Show - Last Part of July - Explore the future through the spectacular sights of aerobatics, precision flying teams and N.A.S.A. representation or step back into the past and imagine a ride in a multitude of antique cars.

Ph: 580-221-5811 (Always call and confirm events)

2 - 4 Summer Daze Festival - Indoor and outdoor arts & crafts, foods and entertainment festival with additional festivities including watermelon and peach growers, moon bounces, Western reenactment and lock-up fundraiser. Ardmore businesses also sponsoring a Wacky Race. Fri-Sat 9am-8pm, Sun 10am-6pm. Handicap Accessible.

Address: Convention Center , Ardmore, Oklahoma
Ph: 580-226-4843 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ardmorefallfest@yahoo.com

October

23 The Ardmore Clubhouse Boo-tacular - It's Halloween at The Clubhouse! Our Boo-tacular event features carnival games, prizes, characters for photo opportunities, costume contest, face painting, deals of the day, cake walk, and food specials! Come get your boo on! 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Address: The Clubhouse, 2705 North Rockford , Ardmore, Oklahoma
Ph: 580-223-7765 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.exploreardmore.com/
Fee: Free

November

12 - 13 Carter County Arts & Crafts Festival & Food Fair - Second Friday/Saturday. Visitors will find thousands of handmade items for sale including purses, jewelry, clothes, candles, wood crafts, dolls, children's toys, Christmas items as well as collectibles, accessories and gourmet food products. You'll find friendly crafters, affordable prices, door prizes, food concessions, and 225 booths to browse. Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 9am-5pm.

Address: Hardy Murphy Coliseum, 600 South Lake Murray Drive , Ardmore, Oklahoma
Ph: 580-220-9202 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: chamber.ardmore.org
Fee: Free Admission. Parking $5.00 per car by Carter County 4-H clubs.

12 - 14 Ardmore Fall Festival - 3 days of arts and crafts , food fair featuring an Amish food booth. Color TV drawing and hourly drawings of donated gifts from vendors.

Hours Fri. Sat. 9:00 to 6:00 and Sun. 11:00 to 5:00. Exit 31 off I-35 next to I-Hop .

Booths: 10x10 $155.00 and up. Setup, noon till 8:00.

Address: Convention Center, Exit 31 off I-35 , Ardmore, Oklahoma
Ph: 580-223-7765 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ardmorefallfest@yahoo.com
Web: chamber.ardmore.org
Fee: $2.00

18 Christmas in the Park - Start the holidays at Lake Murray Resort when they light the Christmas ligihts at the resort and lake cabin area. Thursday before Thanksgiving

Address: Lake Murray Resort Park , Ardmore, Oklahoma
Ph: 800-257-0322 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: lakemurraystatepark@otrd.state.ok.us
Web: www.exploreardmore.com/

20 Ardmore Chigger Chase - Come chill with the Chigger at the Annual Chigger Chase run at Ardmore Regional Park! Chigger Chase was voted Chickasaw Country’s Best Run! Run through the Festival of Lights to kick off the Christmas season with your family and friends. Children will chase the Chigger in the 1/4 and 1/2 mile fun runs. If you think you can catch the Speedy Chigger, you should do the 5K run! You also have the option of a 1 mile fun run or walk. Early registration deadline is October 31st! Late registration will be available until 3:00p on the day of race. 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM.

Address: Regional Park, 2704 North Rockford , Ardmore, Oklahoma
Ph: 580-223-7765 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.exploreardmore.com/
Fee: Fee

20 - 30 Ardmore Festival of Lights - Ardmore’s joyful 1.5 mile drive-thru Festival of Lights display located in Regional Park opens Saturday before Thanksgiving following the Chigger Chase and closes December 30th. With over 160 displays, the Festival of Lights is one of the largest holiday light displays in Southern Oklahoma. Crank up the Christmas tunes and visit our sparkling winter wonderland! 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM.

Address: Regional Park , Ardmore, Oklahoma
Ph: 580-223-7765 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: chamber.ardmore.org/
Fee: Free

30 Christmas Tree Lighting and Market - Bring the family to the Ardmore Parks and Recreation’s Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration! The Christmas Market is perfect for all your holiday shopping needs. Food trucks, entertainment, and much more all centered around the beautiful Christmas Tree Lighting in Central Park. 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM.
Christmas Market 11:00a-7:00p
Entertainment 4:00p
Horse Carriage Rides 5:30p
Lighting of the tree approximately 6:00p 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Address: Central Park, East Main Street , Ardmore, Oklahoma
Ph: 580-223-7765 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.exploreardmore.com/

December

Super Santa Sweepstakes - Shop in Ardmore and you may be the lucky winner of the $10,000 Cash Grand Prize or other numerous prizes. On an evening in December, shoppers await with excitement the results of the drawing at the Hardy Murphy Coliseum. You must be present to win.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Ardmore Parks

Hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, camping, picnics, athletics, and other outdoor activities are plentiful in Ardmore. The City's dozen parks and four lakes cover hundreds of acres under supervision of the Ardmore Parks and Recreation Dept. Ardmore Regional Park

Ardmore, OK Parks

Dornick Hills Golf and Country Club

Dornick Hills Golf and Country Club, listed in Golf Digest's "Top 200,"

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Hardy Murphy Coliseum

Numerous western events take place in this WPA-era stone building and arena, named for "Mr. Ardmore," Hardy Murphy, a horseman who performed with his palomino, Old Buck, throughout the U.S and Europe. The Hardy Murphy Coliseum is a multi-use facility offering a 25,000

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