As gateway to Green Country’s wealth of water fun, Pryor Creek has always offered more ways to play with its convenient proximity to three area lakes, including the panoramic Lake Hudson and the magnificent Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees. Created by the history-making Pensacola Dam constructed by the Grand River Dam Authority, Grand Lake serves up 1,300 miles of shoreline and 46,000 acres of go-with-the-flow water fun, recreation and sport. The views are equally scenic and the options just as inviting at Hudson Lake.
So many choices—and so little cost: Everywhere you play in the Pryor Creek area, affordable costs mean you can pack more fun into every adventure. And recreation isn’t the only high-volume, high-value attraction here. Our events are stars of the region.
Pryor Creek events are celebrations of a lifetime, every time. That’s because our year-round celebration calendar is supported by critical partnerships between community organizations, business, government and private citizens. Highlights include:
This genre-spanning rock festival first began Memorial Day weekend in 2007, with 8 bands over four days drawing more than 100,000 concertgoers. Since then, each Memorial Day weekend it’s just gotten bigger and better: More stages, amped up star wattage, bands that number in the dozens. However you like to rock it—hard, progressive, Southern or classic, heavy metal or glam metal—Rocklahoma is the ticket.
This annual one-day supported bike tour through Green Country’s most spectacular rolling hills and scenery that includes numerous rest stops and is fun for the whole family. The tour lays out rides of 30, 55, 71 or 101 miles.
Once used as an Old West movie set for family feature films, Dry Gulch treats 4,500 campers to Old West fun and learning each summer, and during Christmas transforms into an old-fashioned Christmas Village for the more than 50,000 visitors who ride the Christmas Train, an authentic, narrow-gauge steam train.
Held in celebration of National Day of the American Cowboy, this family-friendly festival attracts more than 80 Western oriented vendors from 10 states. Browse everything from saddles to soap, homemade quilts to vintage pistols, Western-themed décor (including hand-crafted Western furniture) and more. Buggy rides, period reenactments, live music and other entertainment make this West-fest market day one-of-a-kind fun.
Round up your family and friends when Downtown serves up a delicious “Main dish” of Christmas cheer and chili, with a car and bike show as irresistible sides, plus high-quality craft vendors and cowboy traders. Savor the atmosphere, and enjoy rides of all kinds—including pony, wagon and train.
Held Fourth of July weekend at Tiger Stadium, the Pryor Freedom Fest is a family celebration that includes live music, games and face painting for the kids, food vendors and a spectacular fireworks display that can be see from miles across town. This is a great time to honor our sevicemen and women and pay tribute to our great nation.
Full of talent and culture, the Art Show is held each year at the Graham Community Banquet Hall the last week of September. This event brings many to our beautiful city each year. It has become a tradtion since it began in 1988.
You’ll also want to saddle up and ride in for the ACRA/CRRA Rodeo .
Mayes County Fair is the weekend after Labor Day.
Look for year-round events at the MidAmerica Expo Center.