News & Information

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Annual Downtown Shawnee Christmas Parade

The Christmas holiday is known for traditions; brightly lit trees set up in the living room, nicely wrapped packages given to loved ones, and hot cocoa sipped by the fire. In Shawnee, Oklahoma there is another tradition known and loved by all—the Annual Christmas Parade.

The Annual Christmas Parade is known as one of the largest community parades in the area and is hosted by Shawnee’s Safe Events for Families (SEFF). The theme for this year is “Christmas Goes to the Movies” in honor of Jones Theatres celebrating 100 years of being in Shawnee.

Christmas Parade Photo Contest

Shawnee, OK—The Shawnee Convention & Visitors Bureau (SCVB) is holding a social media photo contest for our Annual Christmas Parade. The parade is on Thursday, December 4th, at 7:00 pm. The theme this year is “Christmas Goes to the Movies,” celebrating 100 years of Jones Theatres in Shawnee.

Get into the Christmas spirit with a photo contest!

Shop Shawnee for Black Friday and Win Prizes!

Shawnee, OK—The Shawnee Convention & Visitors Bureau (SCVB) wants to see your Black Friday deals. Shop Shawnee, post a picture, and win a free magnet frame, hot/cold packs, and much more—it’s that simple! We want to hear about your adventures and good deals from your Black Friday Shawnee Shopping extravaganza.

All day Friday, November 28th, post a picture to our Facebook and/or Twitter and show us how you shop Shawnee! Each photo entry wins a prize from the SCVB. Stop by our office from Dec. 1-5th (Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm) to claim your prize—have posted photo with you.

Shawnee Holiday Events

Annual Downtown Christmas Parade

This year the Annual Downtown Christmas Parade on Main Street will be held Thursday night December 4th.  The theme for the parade this year will be “Christmas Goes to the Movies.”  The parade will start at 7:00 p.m.

Boo On Bell Features Ghost and Goblin Zombies

Come and join our special magical day as Boo on Bell in Shawnee celebrates our lucky 16th Spooky Magical Mystical Fun Filled Year.  Come and bring the family and enjoy our specially planned Fall Family Fun Festival.  There is truly something for everyone.

It all begins October 17 with the downtown Shawnee Block Party.  The block party begins at 6 p.m. with the Great Pumpkin Dessert Bake off, followed by Monsters and Marshmallows at 7:30, then the Historic Ghost Walk begins at 9 p.m.


The very popular First Friday Shawnee has now outgrown a once a month event, and now will be held on the first and third Fridays of each month, and will sport a new name “Downtown Block Party.”  And the best news is all of the family fun features that made First Friday such a success will be growing too.  And it is still being held in beautiful historic Downtown Shawnee. 

Shawnee Convention & Visitors Bureau and Tourism Partners Receive Awards

(SHAWNEE, Okla.) – The Shawnee Convention & Visitors Bureau received three awards at the Frontier Country Marketing Association Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on June 24 at the Orr Family Farm in Oklahoma City. Several of their tourism partners also received honors.

The Shawnee Convention & Visitors Bureau received three Honorable Mention awards including 'Best Website', 'Outstanding Tourism Community of the Year' and '20 years of tourism and hospitality service.