Special Events

Star Party

Every Friday evening during the summer,  weather permitting, the park rangers set up telescopes and binoculars at the Veterans Lake Dam to view the movements of stars and planets. Participants learn about astronomy and get involved in a variety of night sky programs. 

Bald Eagle Watch

In January, as bald eagles migrate into the area, rangers lead a program to acquaint you with these magnificent raptors at the Travertine Nature Center. Then you will use telescopes and binoculars to spot them at the Lake of the Arbuckles

Artesian Arts Festival

On Memorial Day weekend, the Artesian Plaza in downtown Sulphur fills up with the Native American Art of more than 90 artists, live musical performances, delightful menus at the rows of food trucks and lots of children’s activities.

Labor Day

On Labor Day weekend at the Chickasaw Cultural Center, families are treated to reenactments of Chickasaw life in the 18th century, demonstrations in various cultural arts and crafts and lessons in stomp dancing. Free and open to the public.

Chickasaw Annual Meeting and Festival

Every year around the end of September-beginning of October, a week is set aside for activities that celebrate the Chickasaw Nation: a parade, 5K run, fishing tournaments, living history scenarios, traditional meals and dancing, Native American arts and crafts, petting zoo and activities that will entertain children for hours.