Claremore is Full of Marvelous May Events!


With May comes warmer weather and the Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo on Memorial Weekend! Before that we have a wild west shootout, running of the Kentucky Derby, and more! Find details on all of the great upcoming events in Claremore on our website.

Pick out your best Derby Hat to wear to Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs on Saturday, May 6th, for the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby! They will have a Derby Hat contest with cash prizes, live horse racing, simulcast coverage of the Derby, and more!

For the month of May you can enjoy High Tea at the Belvidere Mansion every Thursday from 3-4 pm! For just $12.50 a person you can treat yourself to sweets, savories, scones and, of course, tea!

Head back in time to the Wild West at the JM Davis Arms & Historical Museum for their monthly Wild West Shootout with the Tri-State Gunfighters. Be there by High Noon or you may miss out on the action.

The 2017 Claremore Hall of Fame Inductees have been announced and will be recognized at a reception on Tuesday, May 9th. J.B. Milam and Dr. Richard Mosier are this year’s recipients. If you would like to attend the induction event, contact Wayne McCombs at (918) 341-5707 for tickets.

If you are looking for something special to do for Mother’s Day, bring the special lady in your life to Mom & Me Tea at the Belvidere Mansion on Saturday, May 13th, from 3 pm to 4:30 pm. Reservations required so call (918) 342-1127 to get your seats today!

Kick-off the Will Rogers Stampede Rodeo on Thursday, May 25th in Historic Downtown Claremore! Enjoy food trucks, kids activities, and more from 6 pm to 9 pm. This year they will have a free concert featuring Shinyribs with special guest Back Road Story! The stage will be located by Main Street Tavern on Missouri Avenue. Back Road Story will take the stage at 7:30 pm and Shinyribs will start at 9 pm.

Three time PRCA Small Rodeo of the Year the Will Rogers Stampede Rodeo will be May 26-28th with rodeo performances at 7:30 pm each night. Enjoy concerts after every rodeo performance; no need to worry about a separate ticket, it’s included with your rodeo ticket! If you want to save a few bucks purchase your tickets online before the event. Get a family 4-pack for only $40! For tickets and more information visit

If you prefer to shop til you drop on Memorial Day Weekend, come out to the Ruffles and Rust Expo at the Claremore Expo Center. Find tons of goodies that are unique, antiques, and boutique items that you won’t find anywhere else! The show is open from 9 am to 5 pm; admission is just $5 for adults and kids are free!

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