With a brand new school year just beginning, it also marks the beginning of an exciting calendar full of events happening in Tahlequah! Here is a look ahead at just a few you can look forward to!
Cherokee National Holiday The 66th annual Cherokee National Holiday is a celebration of Cherokee heritage, cultural awareness and reuniting families. With an exciting array of entertainment, cultural and athletic events, Cherokee National Holiday has grown into one of the largest festivals in Oklahoma, attracting more than 100,000 visitors from across the world! Events revolving around the Cherokee holiday include the Cherokee National Holiday Gospel Sing, free admission into the Cherokee nation museums, living history demonstrations at the Murrell Home, and much more!
Illinois River Run Don't miss an exciting weekend filled with events the whole family can enjoy! Taking place on September 14 - 16 at Sparrow Hawk Camp, the 2018 Illinois River Run's weekend events will include a bike show, raffles, auctions, food & merch vendors, and much more! With live music performed every night! For more information and a full list of other activities taking place , visit the Illinois River Run Facebook page.
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It's almost here! Ready to start planning your week's worth of fun during Bassmaster week? You've come to the right place! While you shop, stay and dine while you explore all things Tahlequah, here's everything you need to know about the events taking place during the tournament!
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TAHLEQUAH's origins trace back to the Cherokee National Council of 1843, more than 50 years before the area now known as Oklahoma became a state.
Tahlequah is home to the Cherokee Nation and Northeastern State University. Nearby are Lake Tenkiller and the Illinois River. Tahlequah has the oldest downtown in the state and boasts handfuls of locally-owned businesses, restaurants, and boutiques.
Traveling to Tahlequah gives you the opportunity to step back in time and experience what life was like in a 1710 Cherokee village when you visit Diligwa at Cherokee Heritage Center. Learn about Cherokee history at the Cherokee
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In observance of Memorial Day, The Tahlequah Area Chamber of Commerce office will be closed Monday, May 28 as we remember those who sacrificed their lives for our beautiful country. We recognize and join the Tahlequah community in remembering what their sacrifice truly means for us each and every day.
Memorial Day decoration for the Tahlequah City Cemetery will be May 25-27 throughout Memorial Day weekend.
The Falcon Floats Memorial Day Bash will take place at the Illinois River on Friday, May 25 at 9 p.m.
For more information, visit the Falcon Floats event on Facebook.
LIVE Music on Lake Tenkiller
Wade Quinton performs LIVE at Barnacle Bills this Memorial Day Weekend! Both Saturday and Sunday, May 26-27. Come join the fun on Lake Tenkiller's number one spot! For questions about this event, call (918)-706-1341.
Movies in the Park
This week's featured film is The Emoji Movie! Bring your friends, your kids, your spouse, or your dog - and chairs and blankets - and head on down to Norris Park this Saturday, May 26 for Movies in the Park. The screening begins at sundown.
Summer is finally here - the time for planning family vacations and making memories that will last a lifetime! Floating the Illinois River is a perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with your loved ones this summer. But before you head out with your kayak and cooler in hand, be sure to know the fundamentals of river safety.
For more information on where you can plan your summer river adventure, visit our Illinois River page for a full list of surrounding resorts and retreats.
If you are visiting Tahlequah over the next two weeks and are looking for something to be involved in, look no further! There are plenty of activities and events to jump right in to as the summer months start!
Saturday, May 12th, there will be a movie in Norris Park Downtown! The movie will be Despicable Me 3 starting at 7pm! After the movie there will be live music from the Indigos, performing at Blue Doors at Lake Tenkiller!
Saturday, May 19th, the Farmers Market will be out bright and early at 8am with all of their goodies! An amazing performance called Gospel Sing will be at the Cherokee Heritage Center from 1pm-6pm! And last but not least the Hunters Home will be having their third living Saturday.
Monday, May 14th, is the Tahlequah Beginner Metalsmith class at the Cherokee Arts Center from 6-9pm.
Tuesday - A new exhibit at the Cherokee Heritage Center, open from 9am - 5pm all week long, the exhibit is called Preserve and Protect! That night is another Beginner Metalsmith class at the Cherokee Arts Center where you will explore basic jewelry making skills!
As summer is opening up its doors, so will the businesses in Tahlequah!
Don’t forget that museums are opening on Mondays after Memorial Day weekend!
If you need more information about these events, please visit our website: http://www.tourtahlequah.com/events-calendar.html and follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TourTahlequah/
Ladies and gentlemen it is about that time again, time for festivals and fun to be planned and marked on the family calendar! The Red Fern Festival features fun for all ages. The week-long event, which includes live music, coon dog field trials, a car show, and chili and barbecue cook-off, is arguably the most popular annual occurrence and is celebrating the 12th year in 2018!