Find out how to make the most of this holiday weekend without the fuss and muss of a long road trip. Check out our quick list of activities and live entertainment in the area this weekend.
1. The 54th annual Ottawa Pow Wow and Celebration, hosted by the Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma takes place Sept. 1-3 at Adawe Park, 11400 S. 613 Rd. in Miami. This free public event continues the tradition of holding no contest dancing, just plenty of good dancing, singing, food concessions, and traders. Adawe Park offers lots of camping space, electrical hook-ups, and is in close driving range to both Miami, and Baxter Springs, Kansas. Free parking close to the dance arena.
2. Head to Fairland Saturday, Sept. 2 with family and friends to help fight Juvenile Diabetes. The 2nd Annual Juvenile Diabetes Fun Run/Walk begins with registration at 8 a.m. followed by the walk at 8:30 a.m. Costs are $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 4-17. All proceeds will go to JDRF. The walk begins at the Fairland Elementary old gym. For more information, contact Becca Campbell at 918-848-0186. To make a donation visit http://www.jdrf.org.
3. Northeastern Oklahoma A&M (NEO) College will honor six American heroes at its annual Military Appreciation Night. The event will take place at Red Robertson Field in conjunction with the first home game of the season. The NEO Golden Norsemen will play Saturday, Sept. 2 against the New Mexico Military. Kick-off is at 6 p.m. The game will also be free for active and retired service members.
4. If you plan on attending any tailgates, holiday potlucks or cookouts on Saturday, be sure to bring the bacon to mark International Bacon Day and make those burgers and hot dogs extra tasty. Want to take your bacon game to the next level? Try your hand at grilling up the meaty Bacon Explosion, a BBQ sauce basted pork sausage roll stuffed with, you guessed it, bacon! Check out the recipe at the Kingsford website: https://www.kingsford.com/recipe/3288/bacon-explosion
5. Catch a movie during the three-day weekend such as “Tulip Fever” about an artist who falls for a young married woman (Alicia Vikander) while he’s commissioned to paint her portrait during the Tulip mania of 17th century Amsterdam; “Unlocked” starring Noomi Rapace, Orlando Bloom, Toni Collette and Michael Douglas about a CIA interrogator who is lured into a ruse that puts London at risk of a biological attack, as well as the re-release of the 1977 hit sci-fi film “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.”
WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR
Bordertown Casino & Arena
Dirt Road Daises
Cherokee Casino Grove
B.J. Pruitt & the Barnstormers
Grand Lake Casino
Aaron Woods Band
Indigo Sky Casino
Dirt Road Daises
River Bend Casino