National Day of the Cowboy

Celebrate National Day of the Cowboy 2021 with us, Saturday, July 24. Our theme this year is “Native Americans”. Doors open at 10 a.m. This is the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center’s 11th year to host this event.

The schedule includes an art project for youth, live music by the Cowboys Opry Band, and exhibits. Tina Hawkins, an Oklahoma children’s author, will read about Bella and Stella, who will also be here. 

We are adding new activities to this year’s National Day of the Cowboy celebration. Since the first celebration in 2010, this local event has grown, attracting many visitors, many from out of the area. It has become a much-anticipated event for local families.

*Children’s art project will be available, made possible with funding from the Oklahoma Arts Council.

Rope a Longhorn, ride a buckin’ bronc, create your brand! Beat the heat in our 4D Experience Theater, where you can watch the cattle stampede, cool off during a summer thunderstorm on the Oklahoma prairie, and learn about life as a cowboy or cowgirl.

Eavesdrop on Jesse Chisholm and Tex in our Campfire Theater as they tell their story about the Trail that became known as the Chisholm Trail.

Pay no mind to the ruckus in the chuckwagon!

Osage artist Joe Don Brave is our featured artist in the Garis Gallery of the American West. Be sure to check out the rest of the gallery, which has recently been remodeled.