Chouteau Day Celebration & Parade
W Ferry St
Make your way to downtown Salina for the annual Chouteau Day Celebration & Parade. This event commemorates the founding of Salina, Oklahoma's oldest permanent settlement, founded by Major Jean Pierre Chouteau on October 10, 1796. Bring the whole family out to participate in events including an archery and shotgun shoot, horseshoe pitch and greased pig contest. Enjoy a parade with decorated floats, bicycles and cars, marching bands and more.
Kids will have a blast at the Chouteau Day with games like turtle races, hula hoops and a hay bale toss, pony rides, camel rides and inflatables available. Enjoy live music throughout the day and browse arts and crafts vendor booths. When it's time for a snack, visit the food vendors for turkey legs, funnel cakes and corn dogs. Other activities include a demolition derby, outhouse derby, turkey shoot, square dance demo and a fireman's muster.