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May 2014

Budweiser Clydesdales at Will Rogers Downs

May 23, 2014 @ 8:00 am - May 24, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

The Budweiser Clydesdales are at Will Rogers Downs! Come out and see them in person Thursday and Friday from 8AM-5PM and Saturday 8AM-2PM!

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June 2014

Will Rogers Downs 2014 Fireworks Show

June 21, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Are you ready for fun for the entire family, including live music, a car display, concessions, children's inflatables, face painting and much more? The celebration begins at 5 PM with the fireworks display beginning at dusk (approximately 8:30 PM) on Saturday, June 21.

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September 2014

Blood Drive at Will Rogers Downs

September 9, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Oklahoma Blood Institute is hosting a blood drive on Tuesday, September 9, at Will Rogers Downs, from 3p - 7p. Open to the public! Free Bedlam t-shirt while supplies last! Walk-ins are welcome, but it's faster if you schedule an appointment online at obi.org. 

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Gatesway Balloon Festival 2014

September 19, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Free

Join Gatesway friends and family at our annual Balloon Festival at Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs! This free event has a great lineup of entertainment including horse races, balloon rides, fair food and more! Friday, Sept. 19 | 4pm-10pmSaturday, Sept. 20 | 7:30am-10pmSupport an organization that has spent 50 years supporting adults with developmental disabilities!Visit www.Gatesway.org to learn more!To volunteer, contact Lisa Stucks at 918.259.1412 or at lstucks@gatesway.org918-259-1412https://www.facebook.com/gatesway

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Gatesway Balloon Festival 2014

September 20, 2014 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 pm

Join Gatesway friends and family at our annual Balloon Festival at Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs! This free event has a great lineup of entertainment including horse races, balloon rides, fair food and more! Friday, Sept. 19 | 4pm-10pmSaturday, Sept. 20 | 7:30am-10pmSupport an organization that has spent 50 years supporting adults with developmental disabilities!Visit www.Gatesway.org to learn more!To volunteer, contact Lisa Stucks at 918.259.1412 or at lstucks@gatesway.org918-259-1412https://www.facebook.com/gatesway

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December 2014

Santa Cash Drawing

December 20, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Shop Local, Win Big! We’re giving away cash prizes totaling $13,500! More information and a complete list of rules can be found at www.claremore.org. The drawing for the lucky winner will be held on Saturday, December 20, at 11a at Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs. Folks can gather in the grandstand; get there early, because it’ll get busy and drawings will begin promptly. Participating Ticket Locations Asiana Buffet Atwoods BancFirst Bank of Commerce Bennett’s Route 66 Pharmacy Carl’s Coney Island Claremore…

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March 2015

Spring Live Thoroughbred Racing

March 30, 2015 @ 1:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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Will Rogers Downs is hosting live thoroughbred racing every Monday and Tuesday from March 16 - May 26. Post time is 1:15p.  

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Spring Live Thoroughbred Racing

March 31, 2015 @ 1:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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Will Rogers Downs is hosting live thoroughbred racing every Monday and Tuesday from March 16 - May 26. Post time is 1:15p.

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April 2015

Spring Live Thoroughbred Racing

April 4, 2015 @ 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Will Rogers Downs is hosting live thoroughbred racing every Saturday from April 4 - May 23. Post time is 3:30p.

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May 2015

Kentucky Derby Day

May 2, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday, May 2 is Derby Day at Will Rogers Downs! Post time is 3:30p. Starting at 10AM, the first 250 guests to purchase a Churchill Downs racing program will receive an official Kentucky Derby Day logo shirt. (While supplies last.) Hats off to the Derby! Enter the hat competition for a chance to win up to $300. The hat judging will commence at approximately 3PM, where cash prizes will be given to the three lucky guests.

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Boots & BBQ

May 9, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Come out to the Claremore Reveille Rotary’s annual Boots & BBQ at Will Rogers Downs! Tasting kits on sale from 11am-2:30pm (or until food is gone!) Awards Ceremony at 4:15pm

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June 2015

Will Rogers Downs Fireworks Show

June 27, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

On Saturday, June 27, Will Rogers Downs is hosting a fun fireworks show for the whole family. There will be live music, a car display, lawn mower races, children's inflatables, face painting, concessions, and much more! The fun begins at 5p, and the fireworks will begin at dusk, around 8:30p.

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April 2016

Saddle Up for Scholarships

April 29, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$50

Saddle Up for Scholarships is scheduled for 6 p.m. on April 29 at the Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs in Claremore. Tickets are $50 per person with sponsorships starting at $500.

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May 2016

Derby Day at Will Rogers Downs

May 7, 2016

Derby Day at Will Rogers Downs, May 7th

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June 2016

FREE Fireworks and Family Fun

June 25, 2016

On Saturday, June 25, take the family to Will Rogers Downs for the day! Fun all day includes a car show, GCO Rock Crawler Jeeps, OK Lawnmower Racing, live music, and food trucks. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy a free show by Lady Luck's Fireworks beginning at 5p. Afterward, there will be a grand fireworks finale! Admission is free for this day of family fun! Stay tuned for the scoop on the City of Claremore's 4th of…

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October 2016

Hallo-Mow-Een

October 15, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

October is full of fall, family activities in Claremore. Here's another one for you that is a bit different. Hallo-Mow-Een will be held on Saturday, October 15, at Will Rogers Downs presented by OK Mower Racing. There will be a Car/Tractor Show and Shine, trunk or treat, and pedal pulls and games for the kiddos. Lawnmower races will begin at 5p! Halloween costumes are encouraged! Trunk or treat will be held from 1p - 4p and is free to participate. The…

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April 2017

Saddle Up for Scholarships

April 28, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

“Saddle Up For Scholarships” April 28, 2017-Will Rogers Downs Event Center Our event is open to the public Proceeds provide scholarships to RSU students attending all three campus locations  

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June 2017

Claremore Blood Drive

June 16, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Oklahoma Blood Institute is hosting a blood drive at Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs on Friday, June 16, from 2:30p - 6:30p. Find the free needles in the Will Rogers Downs Ballroom. Also, you'll score a free shirt, two free tickets to Safari Joe's, and some delicious snacks! Click HERE to schedule your appointment! 

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O.K. Mower Racing Championships

June 23, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until June 24, 2017

You don't want to miss this! Come see the largest gathering of racing lawn mowers battle it out for the Midwest Regional Championship at Will Rogers Downs. Racers will be in attendance from various states, even as far away as South Carolina. Races will be held on June 23 - 24. Practice begins at 1p, heats start at 3p, and the main event is at 6p. It's FREE to come watch, so let's show support to O.K. Mower Racing, a…

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October 2017

Will Rogers Downs Swing Festival

October 19, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until October 21, 2017

$30

Will Rogers Downs is hosting a Swing Festival! This new event will take place the weekend of October 19 - 21. The performance schedule is as follows: Thursday, October 19 Bobby Flores and the Yellow Rose Band: 12p - 2p, 6p - 8p Tulsa Playboys: 2:30p - 4:30p, 8:30p - 10:30p Friday, October 20 John Jones Swing Band: 12p - 2p and 6p - 8p Bobby Bennett and the Borrowed Bandits: 2:30p - 4:30p, 8:30p - 10:30p Saturday, October 21…

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June 2018

Midwest Mowfest

June 23, 2018
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until June 24, 2018

Midwest Mowfest, presented by O.K. Mower Racing, will return to Will Rogers Downs on June 23 and 24.  These are the fastest mowers in the country and it's fun for the whole family! For participants, pits open at noon on Friday, June 22, for trailer drop. Registration is open from 9a - 11:30a on Saturday, June 23. Drivers meeting is at noon, and practice is from 12:30p - 2p. Heats begin at 6p and the feature race is at 6p.…

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July 2018

Lawn Mower Racing at Will Rogers Downs

July 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Lawn mower racing returns to Will Rogers Downs on July 21. This is a fun event for the whole family! Practice laps will begin at 5p, followed by heat races, then featured races. If you are interested in participating in the lawn mower races, contact Harold McDonald at (918) 695-1305 or click here to message him on Facebook. *Please note that all lawn mowers must be built in accordance to the guidelines of the USLMRA (United States Lawn Mower Racing…

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October 2018

Country and Western Market Day

October 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
$5

Country and Western Market Day returns to Will Rogers Downs Event Center on Saturday, October 20. Come shop all kinds of goodies, including tack and saddles, clothing, jewelry, Indian art, and homemade items like candles, quilts, baked goods, and more. Show is open from 9a - 5p. Admission is $5; 12 and under are free! If you'd like to be a vendor, please call 918-698-0712 or email denimandtack@live.com.

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April 2019

Paul Bogart Live

April 12, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Heads up, concert lovers! Traditional country artist Paul Bogart will be performing at the Dog Iron Saloon at Will Rogers Downs on Friday, April 12. Showtime is 8p! Though his songs are fresh and he himself is young, Paul Bogart is an old soul with a knack for capturing time-honored traditions and summing up classic sentiments in catchy, three-minute songs. Exuding sincerity and a rare, down-to-earth charm, he is, simply put, the epitome of traditional country music. After nearly a decade of writing,…

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May 2019

Lawnmower Races

May 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Will Rogers Downs will also host the monthly Lawnmower Races on May 18th, starting at 5pm, gearing up for the Midwest Regional Lawnmower Races coming in June. More information about events at the Racino can be found at www.cherokeecasino.com/will-rogers-downs.

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June 2019

State of Legislative Affairs Luncheon

June 12, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
$20

Join us for the State of Legislative Affairs Luncheon. One of the Chamber’s goals is to cultivate a business friendly environment so your company is positioned to grow.  We know legislative priorities that benefit our members are critical, and during the legislative session, the Chamber advocates via our legislative committee and also by partnering with the State Chamber and the Tulsa Regional Chamber and by supporting the OneVoice Legislative Agenda.   Every business owner needs to be proactive and let elected…

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Midwest Mowfest

June 21, 2019
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until June 22, 2019

Midwest Mowfest, presented by O.K. Mower Racing, will be held June 21 & 22 at Will Rogers Downs in Claremore. Everyone is welcome to come see the fastest mowers in the country! Heats begin at 3p both Friday and Saturday, with the featured races at 6p both evenings.

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August 2019

Lawnmower Races

August 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Keep those engines going and head over to Will Rogers Downs for the Lawnmower Races!  The practice laps will begin at approximately 5p on Saturday, August 17, followed by the heat races, then featured races.

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October 2019

HalloMOWeen

October 19, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

OK Mower Racing presents HalloMOWeen on Saturday, October 19. This family event will be held at Will Rogers Downs and the fun begins at 11a.  Costumes are welcomed and encouraged! The car and tractor show will be open at 11a. Trick-or-treating and kids games will be from 12p - 3p. Bounce houses open from 11a until dark! Lawnmower races begin at 5p. All racers are welcome to enter. For more info, please click HERE.   

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