Cherokee Strip Celebration
CHEROKEE STRIP CELEBRATION SHOWCASING ENID’S HERITAGE
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.
The Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce has announced that the 2015 Cherokee Strip Celebration, September 18-20, is bringing back several historical attractions along with continuing community favorites such as live music by The Branders, food trucks and family fun activities. The Chamber is partnering with other organizations to commemorate our past and celebrate our future with a whole weekend of fun in Enid.
“We look forward to continuing to bring the community a fun family event that celebrates Enid’s unique heritage,” said Kalea Stafford, Membership & Special Events Director.
Events will begin on Friday at 11:00 am with the Indian Tacos, back by popular demand, provided by the Enid Intertribal Indian Club. Friday night will feature Main Street Enid sponsored activities including live music and Big Hero 6 as the movie on the square.
Saturday’s festivities include the Triangle Insurance Great Land Run, the Enid Farmers Market and a host of family friendly activities on the square. The highlight of the morning will be the Cherokee Strip Celebration Parade at 10:30 am led by Parade Marshal, the Oklahoma City Thunder Girls. After the parade, festivities on the square will continue with live music, an old western gun fight, trick roping show, free photo booth, and new this year, the Kid’s Corral which offers free games and activities throughout the day.
Other activities taking place during Cherokee Strip Celebration weekend include Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center’s Lantern Tours on Friday night (tickets at www.csrhc.org) and a Quilt Show, Be Fit Kids Run, and the Enid Walk of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday. Leonardo’s Children Museum will have free admission to Adventure Quest from 1-5pm Sunday afternoon.
The Enid Chamber invites you to come join us in celebrating Enid’s extraordinary heritage. For more information on Cherokee Strip Celebration weekend and a full weekend schedule, visit www.enidchamber.com or call 580.237.2494.