Venture and Enjoy

Summer Solstice Walks

Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center 18154 1st St, Spiro, OK

Celebrate the official first day of summer with a guided summer walk at the Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center. Constructed by Natives more than 1,000 years ago, the mounds offer a unique glimpse into ancient Oklahoma while the tour guide brings the stories surrounding their past to life. The tours run at 11am, 2pm and 7pm, […]

Boom in the Valley Fireworks Spectacular

Choctaw Nation Capital Grounds Council House Rd, Tuskahoma, OK

Join us at Choctaw Nation's Capital Grounds for the event everyone looks forward to each year. Boom in the Valley brings not only a spectacular firework show, but live entertainment, great food, children's activities, a 5K run and more. See you there!

Stars & Stripes Fireworks Celebration

McAlester Expo Center 4500 West, US-270, McAlester, OK

It’s time for great food, great music and best of all great fireworks in McAlester, Oklahoma. The Stars & Stripes Celebration on July 4th is one you will not want to miss this year. Admission is free.

Dancing Rabbit Music Festival

Join us in downtown McAlester for great eats and live entertainment at this year’s final installment of the Dancing Rabbit Music Festival. The show begins with the eclectic Texas quintet The Texas Gentlemen, followed by the soulful voice of singer/songwriter Shawn James and a sendoff by southern rock group Quaker City Night Hawks. Show up […]

Labor Day Festival

Choctaw Nation Capital Grounds Council House Rd, Tuskahoma, OK

The Choctaw people have gathered on the grounds of the Choctaw Capitol for many years during the Labor Day weekend to celebrate family, fellowship together and to honor Choctaw traditions. Enjoy cultural events like stickball games and the princess contest, concerts, arts and crafts, a free 5k run and much more!

Oklahoma Cross Country Racing Association (OCCRA) Round 8 Race

Big Fox Run Co. Rd. 1275, Cameron, OK

Don’t miss the eighth round of the OCCRA race series on their stop in Cameron, OK. Join us at the track on Saturday to watch the quads race and catch the bikes on Sunday. After Saturday’s races are complete, the track is open to anyone who wants to hit the dirt for practice—or for fun! […]

Choctaw County Free Fair

Downtown Hugo Hugo, OK

Come one, come all to the Choctaw County Fair! Get caught up in the extravaganza of carnival rides, fantastic food and livestock shows. Plus, be sure to catch the America's Cover Miss® and Cover Boy® Harvest of Fun Pageant and the Farm Hand Olympics for even more entertainment. Best of all - it's free!

Atoka Trail Riders Rodeo

ATR Arena 4981 W Boggy Depot, Atoka, OK

Saddle up for an exciting weekend during the Atoka Trail Riders 69th Annual UPRA Rodeo. Witness some of the toughest cowboys and cowgirls master their skills on the arena floor at this historic event through bronc and bull riding, steer wrestling, roping, barrel racing and more. Don't miss your chance to scoot your boots across […]

Pushmataha County Free Fair

Pushmataha County Fairgrounds 610 SW D St, Antlers, OK, OK

Four days almost isn’t enough to showcase all the excitement and entertainment packed into this all-American county fair. Feast your eyes on breathtaking artwork exhibits. Chow down on decadent carnival fare. Shop your way through booths featuring one-of-a-kind handcrafted items, then take in the fanfare at the livestock shows and judging contest. Admission is free!

Bedouin Shrine Circus

Southeast Expo Center 4500 US 270, McAlester, OK

The Bedouin Shrine Circus is coming to McAlester this September! Join us for a wild ride full of aerialists, jugglers, motorcycle jumpers, clowns and all your favorite circus animals. The family fun continues with elephant rides, bounce houses, face painting and plenty of photo opportunities. Don’t miss the show!

Autumnal Equinox Walk

Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center 18154 1st St, Spiro, OK

The Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center boasts the only prehistoric Native American archaeological site in Oklahoma that is open to the public. The Caddoan people who lived in the area from 900-1450 AD built 12 mounds along the Arkansas River, some of which line up with solstice and equinox sunsets. Learn about the importance of these […]

Red Dirt Treasure Shootout Metal Detecting Festival

Southeast Expo Center 4500 US 270, McAlester, OK

Calling all treasure hunters, hot rod fanatics, Wild West enthusiasts and chili connoisseurs! The Red Dirt Treasure Shootout Metal Detecting Festival is returning to McAlester for more prizes and more fun. Use your metal detector to unearth coins and prize tokens, including a shot at $10,000 in gold coins at Saturday's tournament! And that's just […]

Hugo Pumpkin Festival

Endangered Ark Foundation 2657 E 2070 Rd, Hugo, OK

Pumpkin spice and everything nice - that's what the 8th Annual Hugo Pumpkin Festival is made of. Catch all the autumn vibes with pumpkin painting and carving, scavenger hunts, hayrides, door prizes, fall photo ops and more. There's no shortage of activities for the kids, including bounce houses, an inflatable obstacle course, a giant jump […]

Honobia Bigfoot Festival & Conference

Kiamichi Mountains Christian Mission 37529 Indian Trail, Honobia, OK

The forests in Choctaw Country are some of the country’s leading locations for Bigfoot sightings, and Bigfoot enthusiasts from all over the country gather in Honobia each year to celebrate, share stories, and learn more about the mysterious creature that has eluded us for generations. In addition to the popular Bigfoot Conference, the Honobia Bigfoot […]

Poteau Balloon Festival

LeFlore County Fairgrounds Hwy 271 S, Poteau, OK

Is there anything more beautiful than a field full of hot air balloons glowing against a brilliant autumn sunset? Bring the whole family out to the Poteau Balloon Festival this year for a fun-filled weekend packed with pet shows, arts and crafts, ATV races, kites and a plethora of other exciting activities. Admission gets you […]

Robbers Cave Festival

Robbers Cave State Park 4575 Northwest 1024th Ave, Wilburton

You’d be hard-pressed to find a better way to celebrate the turning of the season than with a trip to the 35th annual Robbers Cave Fall Festival. From amusement rides, amazing food and live entertainment to pop-up shops featuring everything from soap to furniture and the ever-popular Fall Foliage Cruise car show, there’s truly something […]

Stigler Rod and Custom Festival

Stigler Courthouse Lawn 204 E. Main St., Stigler, OK

Cool temps and hot rods - who could ask for anything more? How about arts and crafts booths, live music, parades and lots of yummy food? If that sounds right up your alley, cruise over to Stigler to see rows upon rows of some of the finest antique, classic and custom vehicles around. Bring the […]

H-Town Throwdown Street Races & Trunk or Treat

Hartshorne Throwdown 300 Jupiter St, Hartshorne, OK

Get your adrenaline rush on during the live, street races in downtown Hartshorne. Then, enjoy fun for the whole family with trunk-or-treating for the kids and a chance to meet some of your favorite drivers. All profits and proceeds from this beloved neighborhood event go right back into the community.

Adult Elephant Expedition

Awesome Adventures 2647 East 2070 Road, Hugo, OK

Awesome Adventures in Hugo has teamed up with the Endangered Ark Foundation to bring you the experience of a lifetime. Admission to this hands-on encounter with live elephants includes the unique opportunity to hand-feed and bathe these gentle giants, a one-on-one Q & A session with the experts in their field of study, a tour […]

Choctaw Nation Annual Powwow

Choctaw Event Center 3702 Choctaw Rd., Durant, OK

Make plans to join us as we kick off Native American month with one of the nation's largest powwows. Experience the sights and sounds of dancers from all over the country. You won't want to miss it! November 4 Native November kickoff, Gourd Dance and Choctaw Day activities Choctaw Cultural Center 1919 Hina Hanta Way […]