Spring lies in wait just around the corner and for Idabel, OK that also means that Dogwood Days are coming! Taking place on April 5, 2014, this spring event is one that thousands look forward to each and every year.

The Dogwood Days Festival arose to celebrate the gorgeous blooms of the    thousands of dogwood trees that are found around the Idabel, OK area. The brilliant whites and pinks of these trees create a simply beautiful backdrop for such a fun community event.

This event is held every year on the first Saturday in April and each time it comes around, the activities surrounding the event just get bigger and better. Locals and visitors will have a hard time fitting in all that there will be to do this year! Here is just a sneak peek at what you can look forward to:

  • Barbecue cook-off
  • Food and craft vendors
  • Children’s activities
  • Live entertainment
  • Easter “eggstravaganza”
  • Retail and sidewalk sales
  • RV and boat show
  • Volleyball tournament
  • Dance contest
  • 5K fun run/walk
  • Chainsaw carving demonstrations
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Lawn and garden show





This is a wonderful time to explore downtown Idabel, OK. Whether alone or with your whole family you will have a ton of fun eating great food, shopping around, taking in the activities and meeting new friends! If you want a little competition and exercise, don’t miss out on the 5K run/walk. Visit this link for registration information. To wind down at the end of the day you can take a short trip over to Beavers Bend State Park and enjoy a scenic drive through this beautiful natural area.

This spring tradition is a highlight of the year in Idabel and we would love to see you! For guests at Beavers Bend Creative Escapes, this event one you will not want to miss.

For more information on this springtime extravaganza, visit the Idabel Chamber of Commerce’s website or call 580-286-3305.