Celebrate National Day of the Cowboy with Activities for the Whole Family!

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Join the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in celebrating that classic Western icon — the cowboy — at the Museum’s commemoration of National Day of the Cowboy! Honor cowboy culture and pioneering heritage while embracing your inner cowboy/girl on July 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Dress up in your Western duds and enjoy performances by Oklahoma Opry, family-friendly activities and crafts while exploring Prosperity Junction and Liichokoshkomo’. Learn more below.

Musical Entertainment

Singer Cindy Scarberry, who is active in the Oklahoma Opry scene, will emcee as guests enjoy performances by the Flying T Wranglers, (10:30-11:30 a.m. and 2-3 p.m.); Mallory Eagle (12-12:45 p.m.); Maddox Ross (1-1:45 p.m.); and The Dalbys (3:15-4 p.m.).

Young guests may particularly be interested in seeing Edmond native Maddox Ross. Ross is a 17-year-old musician who’s been singing and playing country music on the stage since he was five years old. He also writes original music.


Play your favorite lawn games, like Giant Horseshoes, Connect 4 and Jenga. When you’re ready for some air conditioning, head inside for a Gallery Scavenger Hunt.

Crafty kids can make Western Sun Catchers.

And don’t forget to take a ride on the Pool Noodle Stick Horse!

These are just a few of the many activities offered at National Day of the Cowboy. See the full lineup at nationalcowboymuseum.org/event/national-day-of-the-cowboy-5/


It wouldn’t be a National Day of the Cowboy celebration without meeting some genuine cowboys – or at least, cowboy re-enactors. Snap a picture with Annie Oakley and Frank Butler, and cool down with a Sarsaparilla sample poured by the Silver Dollar Saloon Bartender!

You can also meet a Charro, Cowboy Mike, Bill Pickett and Deputy Marshall Tim.

Learn more about Western history and culture with storytellers both from the Cowboy Museum staff and Chickasaw Nation.


Finally, watch in awe as Saddle Maker John Rule demonstrates his craft.

Representatives from the Basket Weavers Guild will also provide demonstrations of this timeless art form.

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National Day of the Cowboy Details

Date: July 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (While supplies last.)
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 Northeast 63rd St., Oklahoma City
Free with Museum Admission. Adults – $15; Students (with valid ID) – $10; Children (ages 6-12) – $5. Kids 5 and under are free.

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