Events Around the Beavers Bend
July 21
Annual Valliant Watermelon Festival
Valliant, OK

Nothing beats the heat in the thick of summer like a slice of juicy watermelon, and no town celebrates that simple truth like Valliant, where an annual Watermelon Festival is held each summer on the third Saturday in July. By the slice or by the entire melon, the whole family is in for good, old-fashioned fun at the Valliant Watermelon Festival. Besides those fleshy slices of watermelon, there’s watermelon salsa, slushies and all kinds of other foods with your favorite summer fruit. Also, there are car shows, live music, a watermelon eating contest and a seed-spitting contest for a little friendly competition.
Friday, July 20th
6pm Co-ed Softball Tournament, Part I, City softball field
Saturday, July 21st 8am Co-ed Softball Tournament, cont. until winner is declared, City softball field 8am Bounce house(s) – ending time TBD 8am Concession Stand – ending time TBD 10am Poker Run & Car Show ‘Drag Day’ Monday, July 23rd Tuesday, July 24th 6pm Choctaw Nation Pageant, Valliant High School auditorium Wednesday, July 25th Thursday, July 26th 6pm Watermelon Festival Pageant, Valliant High School auditorium Friday, July 27 5pm 5K Packet Pickup, City park 6pm 5 On 5 Basketball Tournament, Part I, Valliant Public Schools Old Rock Gym 6pm Festival Parade 7pm Gospel Night in the Park Saturday, July 28th 5:30am 5K Registration 6am 1st Annual Watermelon Festival Fishing Tournament, Pine Creek Lake 6:30am USATF Sanctioned 5K and 10 & Under Fun Run, City park 8am 5 On 5 Basketball Tournament, cont. until winner is declared, Valliant Public Schools Old Rock Gym 8am Registration begins for Watermelon Games, Checkers & Dominoes, Horseshoes, Turtle Race, Dachshund Race 8am – 2pm Car Show, Blackard Community Garden 8am – 3pm Quilt Show, Photography Show, Chamber Kitchen, Mattie Terry Building 9am Horseshoe Tournament, City park horseshoe pits 9:30am Turtle Races, City park 10am – 3pm Free Watermelon Slices, City Park 10am Dachshund Races, City park 10am Watermelon Shootout Contest, City park 10am – 11am Sawdust Scramble Ages 10 & Under, City Park 10:30am Checkers Tournament, City park 10:30 am Dominoes Tournament, City park 11:30am Watermelon Games – Seed Spitting, Watermelon Eating, City park 12pm Big Melon Weigh-off, City park 3pm Car Show Awards, Blackard Community Garden 4pm Choctaw Nation Youth Stickball Tournament, Valliant High School Football Field 6pm – 11pm Concert in the Park Pony Rides ~ Bounce Houses ~ Water Slides ~ Petting Zoo ~ Kid’s Games ~ Craft & Food Vendors ~2018 Watermelon Festival T-Shirts ~ Chamber Info ~ Informational Booths
*events may change as circumstances dictate*