Sallisaw / Fort Smith West KOA Holiday Events
Local Area Events
Annual Lion's Club IPRA Rodeo
Bring the family and enjoy the annual Sallisaw Lion's Club Rodeo, an event that consistently draws over 5,000 people each year. This IPRA championship rodeo showcases some of the county's elite athletes in rodeo competition. Witness as talented cowboys and cowgirls compete for thousands of dollars in prize money in bareback bronc riding, saddle bronc riding, barrel racing, tie-down roping, steer wrestling and bull riding. As an added bonus, the Sallisaw Lion's Club Rodeo will also feature a handful of non-traditional rodeo events. Secure your spot in the stands and cheer as contestants compete in events such as wild cow milking, mutton bustin' and a calf scramble. Enjoy the annual parade, the street dance featuring lively Western music you can tap your toes to and the spectacle of rodeo royalty making their grand entrance into the arena. Rodeo clowns will be on-hand to entertain the crowds and to protect the rodeo contestants.
Cruizin' 64 in downtown Sallisaw is all about cool cars and hot chili. This family friendly event is filled with fun for everyone including a car show and talent contest. Browse through the vendors on-site and find a treasure to take home with you and try your luck at the Fun Times Carnival where you might just win a prize.The chili cook-off is a main attraction of the day that is not to be missed. Don't forget to get a taster kit so you can sample all of the delicious chili and give your vote to what your taste buds deem the best. You're sure to have a hard time choosing.Cruizin' 64 ends with a burn out at the junction of Highway 64 and Highway 59 in Sallisaw where motorists will show off their cars and rev their engines. Afterwards, hop in your own car for a cruise night up and down Highway 64.
Diamond Daze Festival
The Diamond Daze Festival in Sallisaw in an annual outdoor event that brings residents and visitors together for entertainment and good food in June. Celebrate the warmer weather of summer with top Nashville entertainers and performances by several well-known country music groups. Tap your toes to the lively sounds of traditional and modern country both Friday and Saturday nights and stick around for a full carnival featuring rides for children and adults. Come to Sallisaw's Diamond Daze Festival for live entertainment, Battle of the Bands, 5k run, helicopter rides, arts and craft vendors, and a High Steaks grilling contest. Taste delectable barbecue from the participating contestants or pick up a tasty treat from one of many food vendors at the festival. Diamond Daze will also feature a car show and plenty of activities for children. Bring the whole family to the Diamond Daze Festival and enjoy fun for all ages.