Find the latest information on how YOU can join in on the fun, fellowship and excitement of Cherokee National Holiday. Over 160,000 visitors visit the historic Cherokee Nation capital of Tahlequah over Labor Day Weekend, renew friendships and celebrate the Cherokee spirit.

Weaving our future

The theme of the 72nd annual Cherokee National Holiday is “ᎢᏛᏍᎬᎢ ᎢᎦᏤᎵᎦᏯ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏧᏩᎬᎬᏗᏗᏒᎢ: Weaving Our Future.“ It is a reminder that all Cherokees can contribute to the fabric of Cherokee culture and make a positive impact for future generations.

Artisan Marketplace

The Cherokee Artisan Marketplace will take place on the grounds of the Cherokee National History Museum in downtown Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Each year, this marketplace features a wide variety of artisan goods and food trucks serving up tasty options. Applications are now open to Cherokee artisans from the three federally recognized Cherokee tribes.


Enjoy some family fun and learn a little more about the Cherokee Nation with downloadable activity sheets, maps and more.


The only thing more fun than watching a parade is being in one. Sign up to build a float and join the parade in downtown Tahlequah.


Many sponsorship opportunities are now available to help promote businesses and organizations at the 72nd annual Cherokee National Holiday.


Each year, Cherokee National Holiday welcomes dozens of vendors offering food, arts, crafts, entertainment and more.

This year’s applications are closed. Please follow us on Facebook for announcements about future opportunities.


Cherokee National Holiday would not be possible without a team of volunteers who generously give their time and expertise across dozens of events. Learn more about this year’s opportunities.