Cherokee Strip Celebration
A big thank you to your 2013 event sponsors! 2014 Cherokee Strip Celebration will take place on September 12- 14. Check back next year for more details!
The Cherokee Strip Celebration is a weekend of fun which honors Enid’s distinctive legacy. The Enid Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with local organizations worked hard to bring residents a celebration they would never forget. The 2013 festival kicked off on Friday, September 13th with a plethora of activities that continued until Sunday afternoon.
On Friday the square was filled with music from the Enid Middle School and High School Orchestra students serenading those that enjoyed authentic Indian tacos provided by Enid Intertribal, and the evening boasted entertainment that was fun for all ages.
As always, the Parade was the highlight of Saturday’s Celebration with more than 70 entries including the Kid’s Bicycle Parade, antique cars, local marching bands, our military, and of longhorn cattle. The Commercial float winner was Oakwood Bowl and the non-profit float winner was St. Joseph’s Catholic School, both receiving $500. The crowd was able to shop at more than 45 vendor booths, watch various entertainment, take pictures in the Chamber photo booth, and enjoy the outdoors! Festivities also included music from the Crooked Canyon Band, an old west gun show, trick- roping, pony rides, face painting, a petting zoo, train rides, and a chance to take pictures with a real longhorn. Other events during the weekend were Lantern Tours, the Great Land Run 5K and 10K, the Be Fit Kids run, Western Movies at the Public Library, the Enid Walk of Fame Induction Ceremony, a Quilt Airing and Sale at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, a Rodney Atkins Concert, and “Run to Leonardo’s”.
The Enid Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize and thank the Cherokee Strip Celebration Event Sponsors and their Community Development Partners. Due to their generosity and backing, they were able to showcase Enid and bring our public this comprehensive signature event.
In addition, they are extremely grateful to the City of Enid, the Enid Police Department and the Garfield County staff for their assistance in accommodating requests for Saturday’s event. They want to express their appreciation to the parade judges.