Cherokee Strip Celebration


2021 Cherokee Strip Days Celebration

September 17-18

On the Downtown Square

Friday, September 17th

11:00-1:00: Cherokee Strip Lunch Rush

Indian Tacos provided by Enid Intertribal

Saturday, September 18th

9:00 am: Enid Walk of Fame Awards Ceremony

9:30 am: Cherokee Strip Celebration Begins

10:30 am: Cherokee Strip Parade

12:30 pm: Old Western Gun Fight


At precisely twelve noon on September 16, 1893 a cannon's boom unleashed the largest land run in United States history. Carried by horses, wagons, trains, bicycles or on foot - an estimated 100,000 raced to claim plots of land in an area in northern Oklahoma Territory known as the Cherokee Strip.

Today, we annually commemorate Enid’s unique heritage and continued growth with our Cherokee Strip Celebration, a fun filled entertaining weekend of events to celebrate our past, present and future. Join us downtown on the Courthouse Lawn for food trucks, vendors, live music, trick roping and be sure to catch the FAMOUS Cherokee Strip Parade!