The 30th Annual Pelican Festival takes place this Friday and Saturday, September 27th & 28th, in beautiful Grove, Oklahoma along the shores of Grand Lake.

This annual event is a celebration of the fall migration of the American White Pelicans that return to Grand Lake O’ the Cherokee year after year.

The Pelican Festival is put on by the Grand Lake Association, in partnership with the City of Grove and GRDA.

So much goes on at the Pelican Fest, it can be hard to keep track of it all. From the Saturday morning parade through Downtown Grove to the arts & crafts, entertainment, carnival and even free admission on Saturday at Har-Ber Village, there is a ton for you to do.

Here is a schedule for this year’s Pelican Festival…2013 Pelican Festival Grand Lake

Arts and Crafts – Grove Civic Center on Main Street

Friday – 9 am -7 pm

Saturday 9am – 7 pm


Free Entertainment


3pm – 4pm Uptown Dance Company

4:30pm – 5pm – Sooner Xplosion Cloggers

5pm – 6pm – Miss Grand Lake and Miss Teen Grand Lake

Both will dance and sign autographs


12:30 pm and 3:30pm – The Oklahoma Kid – Marty Tipton

6pm – Grove’s Grand Talent Contest Winners


Carnival – Grove Civic Center on Main Street

Wednesday – Friday – 6pm – 10 pm

Saturday – 12 pm – 5pm and 6pm – 10 pm

$15 wristbands on Wednesday

$20 one-day wristbands for all other sessions

The Fearless Flores Thrill Show – 2 shows each session

Motorcycles in a 14 foot steel cage Globe of Death!


Har-Ber Village

Saturday – Free Admission – 9am – 5pm


Pelican Tours on the Cherokee Queen 

Saturday – 1pm – $10 tickets

Call 918-786-4272 for Tickets



Saturday at 10:30 am through Downtown Grove.

Starts at Community Center and goes to Civic Center – Main Street


Carson and Barnes Circus

Friday at 4:30 and 7:30pm

Wolf Creek Park and Boating Facility

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