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Longhorns are herded down Independence during the Cherokee Strip Celebration Parade Sept. 18, 2021, in downtown Enid. (Enid News & Eagle Photo)

Sept. 16-22

EVENT [Saturday]

Triangle Insurance Great Land Run, 6:30 a.m. half marathon, 7 a.m. 5K/10K, Chisholm Trail Expo Center. Check-in starts at 5:30 a.m. Registration is $35 for the 5K, $40 for the 10K and $65 for the half marathon. After Sept. 21, prices go up by $5. Registration for the 5K for children under 10 is $25. To register, go to greatlandrun.com.

EVENT [Saturday]

Cherokee Strip Celebration, downtown Enid. Includes Walk of Fame Ceremony at 9 a.m. at Stride Bank Center, Cherokee Strip festival 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and parade at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call (580) 237-2494.

EVENT [Saturday]

History Alive!, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 S. 4th. Reenactors will be stationed throughout Humphrey Heritage Village, giving attendees a look into Enid's past. Admission is regular admission to the museum. For more information, call (580) 237-1907.

MUSIC [Saturday]

Enid Symphony Orchestra presents the Land Run Hoedown feat. 'First Lady of the Fiddle' Jana Jae, 7:30 p.m., Enid Symphony Center, 301 W. Broadway. Tickets are $30 for adults, $27 for military and $15 for students. To purchase, go to enidsymphony.org.

MUSIC [Saturday]

Bobby Bennet Band, 8-11 p.m., Enid Moose Lodge, 302 E. Purdue. Admission is $10. For more information, call (580) 237-7779.

EXHIBIT [Thru Oct. 20]

'Working America: A Sam Comen Photography Exhibition, open during regular museum hours at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 S. 4th. For more information, call (580) 237-1907.


Sept. 23-29

EVENT [Friday-Saturday]

Camping in the Park, 5 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday, Meadowlake Park. Activities include scavenger hunt, bird feeder activity, s'mores and movie. Register by noon Sept. 19 at enid.org/campinginthepark.

EVENT [Friday]

A Night on Main Street – Mardi Gras Social Awards & Fundraising Gala, 6:30 p.m., Stride Bank Center. Admission is $50 per person. Includes silent auction, awards, DJ with music and more. To purchase tickets or for more info, call (580) 234-1052.

EVENT [Saturday]

Pop Ups on Park St., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Park south of Stride Bank Center. Includes vendors, live music and more. For more information, go to https://blasierpro.wixsite.com/popupsonparkst.

MUSIC [Saturday]

Fling at the Springs, 2-9:30 p.m., Government Springs Park. Free music with food trucks and more. Schedule is: 2 p.m., Ethan Morris; 3 p.m., Gus Burns; 4 p.m., Buffalo Jones and the Heard; 5 p.m., The Peachtrees; 6 p.m., Backstage Pass; 7 p.m., Jase Holtom; 8 p.m., The Damn Quails. Fireworks will be provided by Western Enterprises. For more information, find Fling at the Springs on Facebook.

EXHIBIT [Thru Oct. 20]

'Working America: A Sam Comen Photography Exhibition, open during regular museum hours at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 S. 4th. For more information, call (580) 237-1907.


Sept. 30-Oct. 6

EVENT [Saturday]

Paint Enid Pink 5K Color Run, 8:30 a.m., Crosslin Park. Registration is $35. For more information, go to https://runsignup.com/Race/OK/Enid/PaintEnidPink.

EVENT [Saturday]

Lions/Enid Antique Power Gas Engine & Tractor Show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Garfield County Fairgrounds, 111 W. Purdue. Exhibitors from Antique Car Club, Model T Club and Cushman Scooters, as well as tractors and stationary engines. Admission is free. For more information, call (580) 237-1756.

EVENT [Saturday]

Family Farm Day, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 S. 4th. Enjoy a variety of activities like shelling and grinding corn, churning butter, decorating pumpkins and more. Admission is regular museum admission. For more information, call (580) 237-1907.

EVENT [Saturday]

Putts Fore Paws, lunch at noon, 1 p.m. shotgun start, Pheasant Run Golf Course. Cost is $75 per player and $300 per team. Proceeds benefit FURever Friends, spaying/neutering programs and other projects. To sign up, call Melba Evans at (580) 554-4900 or Mike Dickey at (580) 402-2611.

EXHIBIT [Thru Oct. 20]

'Working America: A Sam Comen Photography Exhibition, open during regular museum hours at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 S. 4th. For more information, call (580) 237-1907.


THINGS 2 DO

Railroad Museum of Oklahoma

702 N. Washington — (580) 233-3051

Hours: 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sundays and Mondays except by appointment, and all major holidays and adverse weather. Admission is by $5 donation.


Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

507 S. 4th St. — (580) 237-1907

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Closed Sundays, Mondays, New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and $4 for students. 


Simpson’s Old Time Museum

228 E. Randolph Ave. — (580) 234-4998

Hours: 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Admission is free.


Leonardo’s Children’s Museum

200 E. Maple — (580) 233-2787

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, closed Sunday. Adventure Quest open during museum hours.


Midgley Museum

1001 Sequoyah — (580) 234-7265

Hours: 1-4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 2-4:30 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday through Monday, except by appointment. Closed all major holidays and inclement weather. Closed Nov. 1 through March 31. Admission by donation.


Dillingham Memorial Garden

5th & East Oklahoma

Open 24/7


Garfield County Demonstration Garden

316 E. Oxford

(580) 237-1228

Open 24/7

Demonstrates the growing habits of Oklahoma Proven trees and shrubs.


 4RKids Mini Golf

710 Overland Trail

(580) 237-7888

www.4rkids.com/minigolf.html

Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 7 p.m. Sunday.


Moose Lodge Bingo

302 E. Purdue

(580) 237-7779

Doors open at 5 p.m. Mondays, with Early Birds beginning at 5:45 p.m.

Games will include lightning rounds, bonanzas, you pick ‘ems, progressives, 50/50’s and pulltabs. There will also be early bird sessions in addition to the main session, with hot ball in play for early bird and main sessions.

Concessions will be available. Social quarters available for lodge members.

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Hi, I'm Joe. I've been with the Enid News & Eagle since June 2009. I design many of the pages you see each week in your newspaper. I love writing and talking about space, and I love listening to and writing about music as well.

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