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.
Watch fishers compete in the intense Kerr Lake Bassnanza. Boats of fishers will take to Kerr Lake in Sallisaw, as eager fishers look out for bass swimming below the surface. At the end of the tournament, fishers will enjoy a complimentary meal and weigh in their big catches, hoping to rake in BIG cash prizes.
Want to experience a light show that's truly out of this world? Join the Oklahoma City Astronomy Club for two nights under the stars at Tenkiller State Park. Set up your camp chairs and blankets behind cabins 1 and 2 and marvel as the night sky comes to life in a brilliant display of celestial wonder. Drop by the Driftwood Nature Center earlier in the day at 1pm for a presentation and stunning, telescopic views of the sun in preparation for the evening's starlit activities. Whether you're an avid stargazer or a curious first-timer, you won't want to miss this breathtaking weekend at beautiful Tenkiller State Park.
Come to the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (only 10 min from our KOA) and see southern bald eagles in their natural habitat. You will begin the tour by watching eagles from the refuge's webcam before taking off on the 25-person tour bus. Guests are encouraged to bring binoculars. Stops will be made at two nesting sites as well as other points of interest where eagles frequently appear. Two spotting scopes will be provided for a close-up look at these incredible birds.After spending the morning at the refuge, take a break and have a leisurely lunch in Vian. Then, make your way to Tenkiller State Park's Driftwood Nature Center to continue your bird-watching adventure with more eagles and lots of loons, including the common loon, the red-throated loon, the pacific loon and the yellow-billed loon. Come out and catch sight of this famed winter migrant of the northeast and beyond. Tours will occur unless there is a travel advisory for the area.
Dates include: Jan 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2
Enjoy a beautiful spring day and learn about fishing and conservation at the Kids' Fishing Clinic. Sponsored by Tenkiller State Park, the event will be held at Vian City Lake (15 min from KOA). Hands-on learning stations will help to sharpen fishing skills and teach conservation. Children ages 4-16 are invited to participate and fish in the stocked lake. Once a child completes all the learning stations, they are free to fish until lunchtime. Prizes will be given to children who complete the clinic, and hot dogs will be served for all to enjoy.
This is a FREE event!