There is so much happening in McCurtain County this July, we just had to tell you about it! The month starts out with a bang – or several of them, considering Independence Day’s traditional celebratory displays – and continues on to some fun area events.

July 1-4, 2016 brings the Wright City Rodeo. What first started as a celebration from a father to his newlywed daughter, this local tradition has become one of the oldest continuous rodeo traditions in the state. Roping, riding, clowns… you’ll see all the traditional rodeo spectacles! And of course, one of the rodeo’s Independence Day traditions is a fantastic fireworks display on the 4th. The rodeo grounds are located north of Wright City on State Highway 98, south of State Highway 3.

July 2, 2016: The Jason Lee McKinney Band brings bold country to Abedingo’s Grill & Patio in Broken Bow.

July 3, 2016: On July 3, Idabel hosts the county’s best fireworks display at the George C. Coffman Football Stadium. Be sure to arrive in plenty of time for parking and finding a seat!

July 16, 2016: Doc Mojoe brings his acoustic folk/Celtic/Americana stylings to Grateful Head Pizza in Hochatown, just north of Broken Bow.

July 23-24, 2016 brings the highly anticipated 15th Annual Valliant Watermelon Festival and “Watermelon Crawl” 5K at Valliant City Park. This small-town family-friendly event features a car show, photography/quilt show, sporting tournaments, live music, turtle races, a street dance, and plenty of vendors. Of course no watermelon festival would be complete without a watermelon eating & seed-spitting contest, watermelon carving, or a weigh-off in search of the county’s largest melon!

July 29, 2016 finds the Straw Hat Society playing at Grateful Head Pizza. With folk stylings that border on bluegrass, listeners are in for a relaxing, easygoing evening.

And of course, July is high-season for outdoor activities at Hochatown State Park and Broken Bow Lake. So no matter which day you choose to vacation, you’re sure to find something great to do in McCurtain County. Be sure to check with us for additional events not listed here.

The Broken Bow is conveniently located in the heart of McCurtain County, making a cabin vacation a great way to explore the area: even the furthest corner of the county is just 45 aerial miles from our welcoming cabins. Beaver’s Bend Creative escapes welcomes you to beautiful Oklahoma!