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  Idabel Dogwood Days Festival  

Celebrate the beautiful blooms of thousands of dogwood trees in the Idabel area with a visit to the springtime Dogwood Days Festival.

Dogwood Days

  Kiamichi Owa Chito "Festival of the Forest"  

The Kiamichi Owa-Chito Festival of the Forest, held at Beavers Bend State Park in southeast Oklahoma, is an annual festival devoted to highlighting the beauty, heritage, industry and progress of Choctaw Country.

Kiamichi Owa-Chito Festival

  Valliant Watermelon Festival  

Nothing beats the heat in the thick of summer like a slice of juicy watermelon, and no town celebrates that simple truth like Valliant, where an annual Watermelon Festival is held each summer on the third Saturday in July.

Watermelon Festival
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February 2018
$100
February 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Women’s Woodturning Retreat

Forest Heritage Center Museum, North US Highway 259
Broken Bow, Ok 74728 United States of America
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For the second year the Southeast Oklahoma Woodturners will host a Women’s Woodturning Retreat. This year’s retreat will feature the delicate art of spindle turning with each student turning her own Christmas ornament, along with the hollowing techniques needed to create bowls and goblets. The class is perfect for the beginner or the experienced turner who’s ready to refine her techniques. Classes will be held February 24th from 9am-5pm and February 25th from 1pm-5pm. Cost for the weekend of turning…

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Free
February 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Spring Planting Festival

Join HoneyBear Ranch for the annual Spring Planting Festival and learn from local horticultural and agricultural specialist.

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March 2018
March 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bluez Boyz Live at Grateful Head Pizza

Grateful Head Pizza & Tap Room, 10251 US-259
Hochatown, OK 74728 United States
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Have yourself a night of Blues, Pizza and delicious beer on March 3rd with the BLUEZ BOYZ! Nominated as one of the top 5 blues bands in the ETX music awards, it's sure to be a good night.

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March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Experience the IWR Live

Experience the IWR live The Imperial Wrestling Revolution is the new standard in independent professional wrestling.  The IWR is truly where legends of the past, current superstars, and future greats collide in the ring. More details coming soon!   https://youtu.be/_OiKdDJJwNQ

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Free
March 4 @ 8:00 am - May 6 @ 5:00 pm

Master Woodworking Artist of the Year Exhibit

Forest Heritage Center Museum, North US Highway 259
Broken Bow, Ok 74728 United States of America
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Some of the nation’s best wood artists are putting the finishing touches on unique and innovative wood art pieces for this year’s “Master Woodworking Artist of the Year” exhibit, which  takes place at the Forest Heritage Center Museum in the Beaver’s Bend State Park in Broken Bow. The public is invited to the awards ceremony on March 4 from 1:30 – 3:30 and to view all of the art in the museum’s gallery until May 6th. Learn more.

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$11.54
March 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

All-Ages Micro Wrestling at Busy Bee Arena

Busy Bee Arena, Valliant, OK 74764 United States + Google Map

You don't want to miss the 6-cast member wrestling blowout with the Micro Wrestling Federation! This is the most outrageous event within our industry brought to you by Low Budget Rock Star Entertainment; The innovators of mundane entertainment! Become a Micro Mayhemer and get more action for your buck! Learn More.

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April 2018
Free
April 1

Easter in the Park

Spend your Easter holiday with family and friends at Beaver's Bend State Park! Gather in the field across from the Buckeye Playground and join us for an old-fashioned Easter egg hunt with prize eggs and candy eggs.

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$35
April 2

50 Shades of Pink 6K(ish) Walk | Hike | Run

Pull out your pink tutus, tiaras, capes, and running shorts, to raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer Research.

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Free
April 7

Idabel Dogwood Days Festival

Downtown Idabel, 100 E Main St
Idabel, OK 74745 United States
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Brilliant pinks and whites adorn the landscape during Dogwood Days, a springtime festival celebrating the gorgeous blooms of thousands of dogwood trees in the Idabel area.

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$35
April 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

50 Shades of Pink 6K(ish) Walk/Hike/Run 2018

Girls Gone Wine, 10216 US-259
Broken Bow, Ok 74728 United States of America
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This SUPER FUN 6k (ish) run will raise money for "The Girls"...a.k.a. the tatas. Proceeds will be directed to breast cancer research, as well as other cancer causes. Why a 6K (ish)?? Because the event was started in 2013 as Girls Gone Wine celebrated their 7 year anniversary.....so we called it a 7K on April 7th seemed like a fun idea!! But technically it is closer to a 6K, so we bumped it down a K :) You might be…

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$120
April 14

Beavers Bend Kayak Classic

A huge prize pot is bringing competitive and enthusiast level anglers to the state for one of the largest kayak bass fishing events in the country.

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$120
April 24

Girls Gone Wine Golf Tournament

Jump into spring on the greens of the Cedar Creek Golf Course with the fine ladies of Girls Gone Wine.

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May 2018
$125
May 5 - May 8

10th Annual Red Slough Birding Convention

Southeastern Oklahoma State University – McCurtain County Campus, 2805 NE Lincoln RD
Idabel, Ok 74745 United States of America
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With 320 bird species, it's no wonder birdwatchers have seen more than one lifebird in a day's trip. Join the Red Slough Wildlife Management team for their annual Red Slough Birding Convention. This year's guest speaker is Greg Lasley. Greg has been birding for over 40 years and now spends most of his time as a wildlife photographer and naturalist.  He has co-authored the Texas column for the publication "North American Birds" for 18 years, has served on the ABA Checklist Committee for two…

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Free
May 19 - May 20

Kiamichi Street Rods Annual Beavers Bend Rod Run

Beavers Bend Resort Park, 435 Oklahoma 259A
Broken Bow, Ok 74728 United States of America
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Kiamichi Street Rods will hold their annual Beavers Bend Rod Run at Beavers Bend State Park at the Group Camp near the Nature Center on Saturday, May 19th and Sunday, May 20th, 2018. There are usually well over 200 entries and it's a great event.

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May 20

Beavers Bend Rod Run

The Beavers Bend Rod Run, held in beautiful Beavers Bend State Park, will feature overÊ150 pre-1973 street rods.

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June 2018
Free
June 16

Kiamichi Owa Chito “Festival of the Forest”

Owa Chito is a "coming together" of the people, ethnic groups, industries, organizations, businesses, and specialists of McCurtain County...an invitation to everyone, everywhere to "come and see what we've got."

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Free
June 18

Owa-Chito Student Art Show

The 45th annual Owa-Chito Art Show will feature the talented youth of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana, displayed in a professional gallery setting.

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July 2018
Free
July 28 - July 29

Annual Valliant Watermelon Festival

Valliant City Park, US Highway 70 West and Dalton Avenue
Valliant, Ok 74764 United States of America
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Nothing beats the heat in the thick of summer like a slice of juicy watermelon, and no town celebrates that simple truth like Valliant, where an annual Watermelon Festival is held each summer on the third Saturday in July.

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