Join us in downtown McAlester for great eats and live entertainment at the Dancing Rabbit Music Festival. The show begins with platinum-selling alt-rock group Stroke 9, followed by the ethereal voice of singer/songwriter Josie Dunne and a sendoff by platinum-selling alternative hip-hop band Flobots. Show up early to sample the best food and drinks McAlester has to offer at various food trucks and beer gardens. This family-friendly event is open to guests of all ages—pets included—and admission is FREE.
You don’t have to be Italian to appreciate this celebration of Italian heritage. As you make your way through the fairgrounds, you’ll find there’s truly something for everyone’s enjoyment, from the arts exhibits and unique wares of local vendors to live entertainment and, of course, delicious Italian cuisine. Best of all—admission is free!
If you’re into live music by local AND nationally known musicians, great food and a whole lot of fun, don’t miss the Dancing Rabbit Music Festival in downtown McAlester! Along with our list of incredible musicians, you can also find plenty of food trucks and beer gardens set-up between 3rd and 5th Streets on East Choctaw. And best of all, it’s FREE!
JUNE 12: John Fullbright and Stephen Speaks take the stage.
Make sure you rise early and fill your belly – it’s going to be a busy day! Start off by getting the energy you’ll need by getting breakfast at Heavenly Delights Bakery. There, you can fill-up on biscuits, croissants, or maybe something a little sweeter … we won’t tell!
Next, let’s head out to the city with not one, but TWO downtowns for some morning shopping! Make sure you check out McAlester’s Choctaw Avenue for the newest trendy fashions, then venture over to Old Town for antiquing, browsing historical sites, and more!
Getting hungry again? We’ve got you covered. Let’s head over for lunch in your own private dining room at Pete’s Place, in Krebs. Pete’s and several more Italian favorites are why Krebs is referred to as “Oklahoma’s Little Italy.” Once you’re full again, make sure to pick up some fantastic Italian merchandise at Lovera’s Market.
To finish up the day – decide whether you’d like to check out one of McAlester’s Museums, like the Masonic Temple or the Tannehill Museum – or if a gorgeous hike is more your cup of tea, head to Robbers Cave State Park in Wilburton.