Annual Golf Classic
The 32th Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf tournament is May 16, 2014.
1st Saturday in October, annually
Yukon continues to celebrate its rich Czech heritage annually on the first weekend of October. The carnival begins Friday evening. The Czech Festival begins Saturday at 8am with the parade on Main Street at 10am beginning at Garth Brooks Boulevard and Main, and finishing at Main and 3rd street. The festival will feature a Main Street parade followed by singing and dancing at the Czech Building located at 5th and Cedar. Attendees of all ages will be sure to find something to enjoy whether it be a ride at the carnival, shopping at the various arts and craft booths, or dining at the many food vendor booths. Oklahoma Czechs, Inc. members and volunteers will bake more than 2,500 dozen kolache for the festival. After the new Oklahoma Czech royalty is crowned, the royalty coronation ball will take place at the historical Czech Hall located at 205 N. Czech Hall Road.
The goal and purpose of the Oklahoma Czech Festival is the preservation and sharing of the old Czech customs so dear to the people of Czech descent. These customs, including recipes, kroje, songs and dances, have been handed down from generation to generation. Today, Oklahoma Czechs, Inc. continues to strive to preserve the precious traditions our ancestors gave us.
Chisholm Trail Festival
The Chisholm Trail Roundup is held every year the first Saturday in June. The one-day festival provides great fun for those interested in Living History. The peak years of the Chisholm Trail were from 1867 to 1887. After the Civil War the Northern United States was hungry for beef and a trail was carved from Texas to various points in Kansas. The trail was named after Jesse Chisholm.
The Living History is performed in a historic replica of a western town. If you would like to see life before 1887 visit the Living History part of the Roundup. Gunfighters, Civil War re-enactments, cannon fire, covered wagons, a chicken scramble, pie eating contests, Musicians, a one-room schoolhouse, campfires and settlements are plentiful.
If the modern day is your preference you will find musical groups, children’s activities and much more. You will experience things such as pony rides, petting zoo, train rides, clowns and face painting, crafts, fishing, food, live country music, craft show and more!
The event is held at the Kirkpatrick Family Farm near the intersection of Vandament and Garth Brooks Boulevard. Parking and admission are free, so be sure to visit the first Saturday in June.
Sponsors include the City of Yukon, the Chisholm Trail Historical Preservation Society, Kirkpatrick Family Fund, Yukon National Bank, Canadian State Bank, and Westpointe Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep.
Christmas in the Park
Yukon’s “Christmas in the Park” began in 1995 with a short holiday drive through a handful of colorful exhibits and has grown to over 125 fantastic visual displays, 100 acres of illuminated magic and more than a million twinkling lights. The City of Yukon begins preparing for “Christmas in the Park” in early September. It is a combined effort of Santa’s elves from several city departments. It’s a breathtaking experience, whether by car, on foot or by horse-drawn wagon ride. This fantastic holiday light display will surely become your favorite.
It opens annually the Saturday before Thanksgiving and concludes on New Year’s Eve. Be delighted from 6-11 p.m. nightly.
With wonderful sponsors and donations merrily accepted from holiday visitors, “Christmas in the Park” continues to grow each year as new displays are added for visitor enjoyment. Every new season offers a fresh and delightful trip through a magical wonderland of yuletide fun.“Christmas in the Park” is located just five minutes west of Oklahoma City. Located and visible from I-40, it is a wonderful stop for holiday travelers or families and friends searching for the best light display Oklahoma has to offer. Don’t miss out!
Yukon’s three lighted parks are great for tour buses, church groups or anyone searching to really “jazz” up their holiday experience. Costumed Christmas characters, a merry refreshment stop or a “bright” and dazzling guided tour can be arranged if your group desires a magical touch to your special evening. Arrangements can be made by calling Yukon Parks and Recreation at (405) 350-8937. Make plans early for the best date and time.
Yukon’s "Christmas in the Park" is one of Central Oklahoma’s favorite and brightest Christmas attractions!
- Millions of lights plus quaint village houses with delightful animated displays.
- Additional quality yuletide activities in Yukon throughout the Holiday Season.
- Opening of the park includes the "Chill Your Cheeks" Fun Run/Walk and the Kris Kringle Karnival.
- Water light displays twinkle between illuminated bridges.
- Friendly volunteers in the park and Santa’s favorite restaurants await your visit!
- Several park entrances to make your visit a quick stop or a longer experience, but you won’t want to miss a single display!
- Trails of lights make for the ultimate fun walking experience!
Located at these three City Parks: Yukon City Park, Jim Watson Drive off of S. Holly Avenue; Freedom Trail Park, 2220 S. Holly Avenue; Kathryn Kroutil-Wright Chisholm Trail Park, 500 W. Vandament
For more information on “Christmas in the Park”, call 350-8937 or 354-7208