Food & Entertainment

More events will be finalized in the coming weeks. Bookmark this page for the latest information. Enjoy a great variety of food options with 18 vendors across One Fire Field and the Cherokee Nation Cultural Grounds.

Veterans Lunch

Friday, September 2 | 12 pm | The Place Where They Play (Sequoyah Gym)

Veterans, widows and widowers of veterans, please join the Cherokee Nation Office of Veteran Affairs as we host a lunch in honor of our veterans at Cherokee National Holiday. Veterans and their widows or widowers may bring a plus-one who is age 18 or older to this event.

Free Feed To Go

Sunday, September 4 | 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm | Sequoyah High School Cafeteria

Stop by for a boxed lunch that is packed and ready to go.

GOOD EATS AT ONE FIRE FIELD

September 2 – 4 | Hours Vary | One Fire Field

Let's eat! Try the crowd-pleasers at One Fire Field: from kettle corn to smoked corn on the cob, snow cones to soft serve, turkey legs to Indian tacos, cherry limeade to mocktails and so much more.

GOOD EATS AT THE CULTURAL GROUNDS

September 2 – 3 | Hours Vary | Cultural Grounds

If you leave the Inter-Tribal Powwow hungry... why? Visit Friday or Saturday evening to select from homemade tamales, succotash, BBQ, Indian tacos, pineapple whip, sugar-free desserts, smoothies or fresh lemonade.

GOOD EATS AT THE CHEROKEE ARTISAN MARKET

September 3 – 4 | Hours Vary | Cherokee National Capitol Square

Enjoy shaved ice, pizza or BBQ at the Cherokee Artisan Market, just outside of the Cherokee National History Museum, on Cherokee National Capitol Square.

Veterans Lunch

Friday, September 2 | 12 pm | The Place Where They Play (Sequoyah Gym)

Veterans, widows and widowers of veterans, please join the Cherokee Nation Office of Veteran Affairs as we host a lunch in honor of our veterans at Cherokee National Holiday. Veterans and their widows or widowers may bring a plus-one who is age 18 or older to this event.

Free Feed To Go

Sunday, September 4 | 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm | Sequoyah High School Cafeteria

Stop by for a boxed lunch that is packed and ready to go.

GOOD EATS AT ONE FIRE FIELD

September 2 – 4 | Hours Vary | One Fire Field

Let's eat! Try the crowd-pleasers at One Fire Field: from kettle corn to smoked corn on the cob, snow cones to soft serve, turkey legs to Indian tacos, cherry limeade to mocktails and so much more.

GOOD EATS AT THE CULTURAL GROUNDS

September 2 – 3 | Hours Vary | Cultural Grounds

If you leave the Inter-Tribal Powwow hungry... why? Visit Friday or Saturday evening to select from homemade tamales, succotash, BBQ, Indian tacos, pineapple whip, sugar-free desserts, smoothies or fresh lemonade.

GOOD EATS AT THE CHEROKEE ARTISAN MARKET

September 3 – 4 | Hours Vary | Cherokee National Capitol Square

Enjoy shaved ice, pizza or BBQ at the Cherokee Artisan Market, just outside of the Cherokee National History Museum, on Cherokee National Capitol Square.

CHEROKEE NATIONAL YOUTH CHOIR: OUR LEGACY IN SONG CONCERT

Friday, September 2 | 6 pm | Chota Conference Center Room IV & V

More information will be published soon; including entry form & fees by division, details on prizes, and much more. Check back on this page often or follow us on Facebook to be the first to know.

FIDDLERS CONTEST

Saturday, September 3 | 1 pm | Chota Ballroom at Cherokee Casino Tahlequah

Fiddlers of all ages are invited to participate in a lively and friendly competition. There are divisions for young and seasoned fiddlers, including: ages 10 and under; ages 11-17; ages 62 and over; open; and no holds barred. Contestants play a hoedown, a waltz and a tune of choice from memory except for the no holds barred division, where one tune in any style, genre or tempo is allowed. Acoustic instruments only; guitars and upright bass are allowed as accompaniment. For more information, contact Jerry Bigfeather at 918.453.5123 or jerry-bigfeather@cherokee.org.

LIVE MUSIC CONCERT: ANVDVNELISGI ᎠᏅᏛᏁᎵᏍᎩ ALBUM RELEASE PARTY

Saturday, September 3 | 6:30 pm | One Fire Field
Bring a lawn chair or blanket to One Fire Field to enjoy live music and dance into the night. Arts, crafts, food trucks and more will be available at this venue. Featured artists: Austin Markham, Ila, Zebadiah Nofire, Agalisiga Mackey, Ken Pomeroy, Monica Taylor, Kalyn Fay, Desi & Cody, Travis Fite, Aaron Hale, Colby Luper and Medicine Horse.

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CHEROKEES SINGING TOGETHER: A COMMUNITY GOSPEL GATHERING

Saturday, September 3 | 2 pm | Sequoyah High School Lower Gymnasium
Join us for a free Cherokee language singing event emceed by Pastor DJ McCarter. Attendees will enjoy getting directly involved with congregational Cherokee hymns. Walk-in registration is available for all church choirs and groups.

DOWNLOAD the flyer.

SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP

Sunday, September 4 | 11 am | Sequoyah High School Chapel

More information will be published soon. Check back on this page often.

CHEROKEE NATIONAL YOUTH CHOIR: OUR LEGACY IN SONG CONCERT

Friday, September 2 | 6 pm | Chota Conference Center Room IV & V

More information will be published soon; including entry form & fees by division, details on prizes, and much more. Check back on this page often or follow us on Facebook to be the first to know.

FIDDLERS CONTEST

Saturday, September 3 | 1 pm | Chota Ballroom at Cherokee Casino Tahlequah

Fiddlers of all ages are invited to participate in a lively and friendly competition. There are divisions for young and seasoned fiddlers, including: ages 10 and under; ages 11-17; ages 62 and over; open; and no holds barred. Contestants play a hoedown, a waltz and a tune of choice from memory except for the no holds barred division, where one tune in any style, genre or tempo is allowed. Acoustic instruments only; guitars and upright bass are allowed as accompaniment. For more information, contact Jerry Bigfeather at 918.453.5123 or jerry-bigfeather@cherokee.org.

LIVE MUSIC CONCERT: ANVDVNELISGI ᎠᏅᏛᏁᎵᏍᎩ ALBUM RELEASE PARTY

Saturday, September 3 | 6:30 pm | One Fire Field
Bring a lawn chair or blanket to One Fire Field to enjoy live music and dance into the night. Arts, crafts, food trucks and more will be available at this venue. Featured artists: Austin Markham, Ila, Zebadiah Nofire, Agalisiga Mackey, Ken Pomeroy, Monica Taylor, Kalyn Fay, Desi & Cody, Travis Fite, Aaron Hale, Colby Luper and Medicine Horse.

Learn More...

CHEROKEES SINGING TOGETHER: A COMMUNITY GOSPEL GATHERING

Saturday, September 3 | 2 pm | Sequoyah High School Lower Gymnasium
Join us for a free Cherokee language singing event emceed by Pastor DJ McCarter. Attendees will enjoy getting directly involved with congregational Cherokee hymns. Walk-in registration is available for all church choirs and groups.

DOWNLOAD the flyer.

SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP

Sunday, September 4 | 11 am | Sequoyah High School Chapel

More information will be published soon. Check back on this page often.

ELDER's FUN

Friday, September 2  |  12 pm – 4 pm  |  Chota Conference Center

More information will be published soon. Check back on this page often or follow us on Facebook to be the first to know.

THE FUN ZONE

September 2 – 4 | Hours Vary | One Fire Field
Friday 4 – 10 pm | Saturday 9 am – 10 pm | Sunday 9 am – 5 pm

Enjoy a wide variety of fun family activities, including a bouncing inflatable park, bungee jumping, a mechanical bull, a trackless train, pony rides, petting zoo, face painting* and more! *Face painting hours vary. More information will be published soon.

Arts, Crafts, Food & Entertainment

September 2 – 4 | Hours Vary | One Fire Field
Friday 4 – 10 pm | Saturday 9 am – 10 pm | Sunday 9 am – 5 pm

More information will be published soon. Check back on this page often or follow us on Facebook to be the first to know.

JASON CHRISTIE CHILDREN'S FISHING DAY

Saturday, September 3  |  7 – 9 am  |  Fishing Pond (East of W.W. Keeler Complex)

This annual tradition introduces children to fishing at the stocked pond east of the W.W. Keeler Complex, with fishing gear and T-shirts provided to children twelve and under while supplies last. 

PARADE

Saturday, September 3  |  9:30 am  |  Downtown Tahlequah

The great Holiday tradition returns to downtown Tahlequah! Watch the floats go by and enjoy the pomp, pageantry, music, creativity and fellowship. Entering your team, group, department or organization into the parade? Start HERE

DRIVE-IN FIREWORKS SHOW

Sunday, September 4  |  Dusk (around 8:30 pm)  |  Cherokee Springs Plaza

Have a blast! The 70th Cherokee National Holiday goes out with a bang with a drive-in fireworks display at Cherokee Springs Plaza.

ELDER's FUN

Friday, September 2  |  12 pm – 4 pm  |  Chota Conference Center

More information will be published soon. Check back on this page often or follow us on Facebook to be the first to know.

THE FUN ZONE

September 2 – 4 | Hours Vary | One Fire Field
Friday 4 – 10 pm | Saturday 9 am – 10 pm | Sunday 9 am – 5 pm

Enjoy a wide variety of fun family activities, including a bouncing inflatable park, bungee jumping, a mechanical bull, a trackless train, pony rides, petting zoo, face painting* and more! *Face painting hours vary. More information will be published soon.

Arts, Crafts, Food & Entertainment

September 2 – 4 | Hours Vary | One Fire Field
Friday 4 – 10 pm | Saturday 9 am – 10 pm | Sunday 9 am – 5 pm

More information will be published soon. Check back on this page often or follow us on Facebook to be the first to know.

JASON CHRISTIE CHILDREN'S FISHING DAY

Saturday, September 3  |  7 – 9 am  |  Fishing Pond (East of W.W. Keeler Complex)

This annual tradition introduces children to fishing at the stocked pond east of the W.W. Keeler Complex, with fishing gear and T-shirts provided to children twelve and under while supplies last. 

PARADE

Saturday, September 3  |  9:30 am  |  Downtown Tahlequah

The great Holiday tradition returns to downtown Tahlequah! Watch the floats go by and enjoy the pomp, pageantry, music, creativity and fellowship. Entering your team, group, department or organization into the parade? Start HERE

DRIVE-IN FIREWORKS SHOW

Sunday, September 4  |  Dusk (around 8:30 pm)  |  Cherokee Springs Plaza

Have a blast! The 70th Cherokee National Holiday goes out with a bang with a drive-in fireworks display at Cherokee Springs Plaza.

CHEROKEE NATION HEIRLOOM GARDEN PRESENTATION & TOUR

Saturday, September 3 | Hours Vary | Restaurant of the Cherokees
Presentation: 11 am | Tours: 9 am, 1 pm

Gain an appreciation for Cherokee heirloom crops — native plants that are central to medicine, food, and crafts — and Cherokee symbols. Learn about the Cherokee Nation SeedBank’s history. This event offers a guided tour through the Cherokee Nation Heirloom Garden and Native Plant Site, followed by an indoor presentation on Cherokee ethnobotany from Cherokee biologists and the Tribal Historic Preservation Office. The plants presented during the tour represent centuries of Cherokee cultural and agricultural traditions. Please note that the tour through the Cherokee Heirloom Garden is not handicap accessible.

CHEROKEE NATION OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, September 3 | 10 am – 4 pm | W.W. Keeler Complex

More information will be published soon. Check back on this page often or follow us on Facebook to be the first to know.

WELCOME ADDRESS, PRINCIPAL CHIEF CHUCK HOSKIN JR.

Thursday, September 1 | 9 am | Virtual Event

More information will be published soon. Check back on this page often.

MILESTONES: THE 70TH CHEROKEE NATIONAL HOLIDAY

Thursday, September 1 | 10 am | Virtual Event

More information will be published soon. Check back on this page often.

COMMUNITY TOUR: ADAIR COUNTY WITH PRINCIPAL CHIEF CHUCK HOSKIN JR

Thursday, September 1 | 11 am | Virtual Event

More information will be published soon. Check back on this page often.

COMMUNITY TOUR: DELAWARE COUNTY WITH DEPUTY PRINCIPAL CHIEF BRYAN WARNER

Friday, September 2 | 11 am | Virtual Event

More information will be published soon. Check back on this page often.

CONCLUSION ADDRESS, DEPUTY CHIEF BRYAN WARNER

Sunday, September 4 | 7 pm | Virtual Event

More information will be published soon. Check back on this page often.

CHEROKEE NATION HEIRLOOM GARDEN PRESENTATION & TOUR

Saturday, September 3 | Hours Vary | Restaurant of the Cherokees
Presentation: 11 am | Tours: 9 am, 1 pm

Gain an appreciation for Cherokee heirloom crops — native plants that are central to medicine, food, and crafts — and Cherokee symbols. Learn about the Cherokee Nation SeedBank’s history. This event offers a guided tour through the Cherokee Nation Heirloom Garden and Native Plant Site, followed by an indoor presentation on Cherokee ethnobotany from Cherokee biologists and the Tribal Historic Preservation Office. The plants presented during the tour represent centuries of Cherokee cultural and agricultural traditions. Please note that the tour through the Cherokee Heirloom Garden is not handicap accessible.

CHEROKEE NATION OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, September 3 | 10 am – 4 pm | W.W. Keeler Complex

More information will be published soon. Check back on this page often or follow us on Facebook to be the first to know.

WELCOME ADDRESS, PRINCIPAL CHIEF CHUCK HOSKIN JR.

Thursday, September 1 | 9 am | Virtual Event

More information will be published soon. Check back on this page often.

MILESTONES: THE 70TH CHEROKEE NATIONAL HOLIDAY

Thursday, September 1 | 10 am | Virtual Event

More information will be published soon. Check back on this page often.

COMMUNITY TOUR: ADAIR COUNTY WITH PRINCIPAL CHIEF CHUCK HOSKIN JR

Thursday, September 1 | 11 am | Virtual Event

More information will be published soon. Check back on this page often.

COMMUNITY TOUR: DELAWARE COUNTY WITH DEPUTY PRINCIPAL CHIEF BRYAN WARNER

Friday, September 2 | 11 am | Virtual Event

More information will be published soon. Check back on this page often.

CONCLUSION ADDRESS, DEPUTY CHIEF BRYAN WARNER

Sunday, September 4 | 7 pm | Virtual Event

More information will be published soon. Check back on this page often.

CHEROKEE NATION MUSEUMS: FREE ADMISSION

Year-round | 10 am – 4 pm | All Cherokee National Museums

Cherokee Nation Museums will be open during their normal operating hours from Tuesday through Saturday, and to coincide with Cherokee National Holiday, they will be open for an extra day: Sunday, September 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to all Cherokee National Museums is FREE. For a complete list, please go to VisitCherokeeNation.com.

Inter-Tribal Powwow: Arts & Crafts Marketplace

September 2 – 3 | 3 – 10 pm | Cultural Grounds

A variety of arts and crafts will be available at the Cherokee Nation Cultural Grounds alongside the Cherokee National Holiday Intertribal Powwow.

CHEROKEE TALKS: CHEROKEE HUNTING & HIDE PROCESSING

Saturday, September 3 | 9 am | One Fire Field

A series of live talks and demonstrations kicks off at One Fire Field with Cherokee National Treasure Noel Grayson sharing his expertise. You can attend this event in person, watch the livestream on this website or find it on social media @CherokeeNationalHoliday.

CHEROKEE TALKS: CHEROKEE HISTORY & PRESERVATION

Saturday, September 3 | 1 pm | One Fire Field

A series of live talks and demonstrations at One Fire Field continues with Catherine Foreman-Gray, Cherokee Nation history and preservation officer, sharing her expertise. You can attend this event in person, watch the livestream on this website or find it on social media @CherokeeNationalHoliday.

CHEROKEE TALKS: CHEROKEE COMMUNITY VALUES & LANGUAGE

Saturday, September 3 | 3 pm | One Fire Field

A series of live talks and demonstrations at One Fire Field continues with Ryan B. Mackey sharing his expertise. You can attend this event in person, watch the livestream on this website or find it on social media @CherokeeNationalHoliday.

CHEROKEE TALKS: THE ART OF STORYTELLING

Saturday, September 3 | 5 pm | One Fire Field

A series of live talks and demonstrations at One Fire Field continues with Sammy Still and Woody Hansen of the Turtle Island Liars' Club sharing their expertise. You can attend this event in person, watch the livestream on this website or find it on social media @CherokeeNationalHoliday.

CHEROKEE TALKS: TRADITIONAL MEDICINE, WILD EDIBLES & URBAN GARDENING

Sunday, September 4 | 11 am | One Fire Field

Day two in a series of live talks and demonstrations at One Fire Field begins with Dr. Melissa Lewis sharing her expertise. You can attend this event in person, watch the livestream on this website or find it on social media @CherokeeNationalHoliday.

CHEROKEE TALKS: DISCOVERING CHEROKEE HISTORY THROUGH CLOTHING

Sunday, September 4 | 1 pm | One Fire Field

A series of live talks and demonstrations at One Fire Field continues with textile artist and Cherokee National Treasure Tonia Weavel sharing her expertise. You can attend this event in person, watch the livestream on this website or find it on social media @CherokeeNationalHoliday.

CHEROKEE TALKS: STORYTELLING & TRADITIONAL COOKING

Sunday, September 4 | 3 pm | One Fire Field

A series of live talks and demonstrations at One Fire Field continues with Chef Nico Albert sharing her expertise. You can attend this event in person, watch the livestream on this website or find it on social media @CherokeeNationalHoliday.

CULTURAL ENRICHMENT: FLAT REED BASKETRY

September 2 – 4 | 8 – 10 am | Cherokee Arts Center

For more information and to register, please call The Spider Gallery at 918.453.5728.

We Are Cherokee: Cherokee Freedmen and the Right to Citizenship

Saturday, September 3 | 2 pm | Cherokee National History Museum

More information will be published soon. Check back on this page often.

CHEROKEE NATION MUSEUMS: FREE ADMISSION

Year-round | 10 am – 4 pm | All Cherokee National Museums

Cherokee Nation Museums will be open during their normal operating hours from Tuesday through Saturday, and to coincide with Cherokee National Holiday, they will be open for an extra day: Sunday, September 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to all Cherokee National Museums is FREE. For a complete list, please go to VisitCherokeeNation.com.

Inter-Tribal Powwow: Arts & Crafts Marketplace

September 2 – 3 | 3 – 10 pm | Cultural Grounds

A variety of arts and crafts will be available at the Cherokee Nation Cultural Grounds alongside the Cherokee National Holiday Intertribal Powwow.

CHEROKEE TALKS: CHEROKEE HUNTING & HIDE PROCESSING

Saturday, September 3 | 9 am | One Fire Field

A series of live talks and demonstrations kicks off at One Fire Field with Cherokee National Treasure Noel Grayson sharing his expertise. You can attend this event in person, watch the livestream on this website or find it on social media @CherokeeNationalHoliday.

CHEROKEE TALKS: CHEROKEE HISTORY & PRESERVATION

Saturday, September 3 | 1 pm | One Fire Field

A series of live talks and demonstrations at One Fire Field continues with Catherine Foreman-Gray, Cherokee Nation history and preservation officer, sharing her expertise. You can attend this event in person, watch the livestream on this website or find it on social media @CherokeeNationalHoliday.

CHEROKEE TALKS: CHEROKEE COMMUNITY VALUES & LANGUAGE

Saturday, September 3 | 3 pm | One Fire Field

A series of live talks and demonstrations at One Fire Field continues with Ryan B. Mackey sharing his expertise. You can attend this event in person, watch the livestream on this website or find it on social media @CherokeeNationalHoliday.

CHEROKEE TALKS: THE ART OF STORYTELLING

Saturday, September 3 | 5 pm | One Fire Field

A series of live talks and demonstrations at One Fire Field continues with Sammy Still and Woody Hansen of the Turtle Island Liars' Club sharing their expertise. You can attend this event in person, watch the livestream on this website or find it on social media @CherokeeNationalHoliday.

CHEROKEE TALKS: TRADITIONAL MEDICINE, WILD EDIBLES & URBAN GARDENING

Sunday, September 4 | 11 am | One Fire Field

Day two in a series of live talks and demonstrations at One Fire Field begins with Dr. Melissa Lewis sharing her expertise. You can attend this event in person, watch the livestream on this website or find it on social media @CherokeeNationalHoliday.

CHEROKEE TALKS: DISCOVERING CHEROKEE HISTORY THROUGH CLOTHING

Sunday, September 4 | 1 pm | One Fire Field

A series of live talks and demonstrations at One Fire Field continues with textile artist and Cherokee National Treasure Tonia Weavel sharing her expertise. You can attend this event in person, watch the livestream on this website or find it on social media @CherokeeNationalHoliday.

CHEROKEE TALKS: STORYTELLING & TRADITIONAL COOKING

Sunday, September 4 | 3 pm | One Fire Field

A series of live talks and demonstrations at One Fire Field continues with Chef Nico Albert sharing her expertise. You can attend this event in person, watch the livestream on this website or find it on social media @CherokeeNationalHoliday.

CULTURAL ENRICHMENT: FLAT REED BASKETRY

September 2 – 4 | 8 – 10 am | Cherokee Arts Center

For more information and to register, please call The Spider Gallery at 918.453.5728.

We Are Cherokee: Cherokee Freedmen and the Right to Citizenship

Saturday, September 3 | 2 pm | Cherokee National History Museum

More information will be published soon. Check back on this page often.