“Toes in the Grand” festival this weekend in Grove

Enjoy music, food and fun on Grand Lake June 12-14.

Release from Grove Area Chamber of Commerce:

GROVE, Okla., June 11, 2020 — The third annual Toes in the Grand Festival will be taking place June 12-14 at Grove’s Wolf Creek Park. The Grove Area Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to join the fun of this celebration of summer and our laid-back, lake lifestyle here on Grand Lake, and enjoy Mid America’s largest free Trop Rock music festival with great music, food and fun including the first major fireworks display of the season at Grand Lake!

Great Trop Rock Music

Trop Rock music – think Jimmy Buffet/Margaritaville-style music – is the theme of the festival and a great depiction of our lake lifestyle in Grove & Grand Lake.  In fact, the Toes in the Grand Festival is Mid-America’s LARGEST free Trop Rock music festival. This year’s lineup includes The COPA Reefers Band, Something Steel Band, and our headliner, The Beach Cats. The music will begin Friday with the American Heritage Music Festival & Fiddling Contest and will conclude on Saturday night with our grand finale, the first fireworks show of the summer season here in Grand Lake over Wolf Creek Bay.  Sponsored by Plum Farmaceuticals, the fireworks show is sure to be a “blast” and a great way to wrap-up an incredible weekend of fun and great music!

Visitors are encouraged to exercise social distancing and bring their own lawn chairs or blankets, as communal seating will not be provided.

Enjoy a Bird’s Eye View of Grand Lake on our Helicopter Rides

One of the most popular activities from the first Toes in the Grand Festival was the exciting helicopter rides over Grove & Grand Lake. Great news – we will be having helicopter rides again this year!

Food Trucks and Vendors

In addition to all of the other festival fun, the Toes in the Grand is also a special edition of The Grove Block Party event – located at Wolf Creek Park instead of Downtown Grove and lasting not one but two days!  A wide variety of food trucks will be at the festival both days offering some tasty treats, to include festival favorites and everything from barbecue to gourmet hot dogs.  In addition to the food trucks, there will be a good selection of vendors offering their wares at the festival – ranging from home décor items and outdoor furniture to local businesses showcasing the services that they can provide to help you enjoy “Living the Grand life.”

The Toes in the Grand Car Show

A fan-favorite, the Toes in the Grand Car Show features a number of beautiful cars.  This year, registration for the Toes in the Grand Car Show is from 8 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, June 13th, with judging beginning at 1 p.m. Enjoy a great selection of cars, trucks, and corvettes on display at Wolf Creek Park. Registration fee is only $20. Awards to be presented at 3 p.m. on the Festival Stage.

Tiki Man 5K Fun Run

The Tiki Man 5K Fun Run will both start and end at Wolf Creek Park and feature some beautiful views of Grand Lake along the route. The Fun Run will kick off at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 13th.  Registrations will be accepted until 7:30 am on race day.  Entry fee is just $30.  First, Second and Third place winners with best run times in each division will be awarded medals and trophies given to top overall finishers, both male and female.  Also, as this is a FUN run, runners are encouraged to dress in tropical attire and awards will also be given for best costumes!

David Kane Thunder on Wolf Creek Hydroplane Boat Races

This year, the David Kane Thunder on Wolf Creek Hydroplane Boat Races– the Greatest Show on Water! – will be held in conjunction with the Toes in the Grand Summer Kickoff Festival. The races will begin at noon on Sunday, June 14th, like the other activities at Toes in the Grand, the races are FREE to attend. Featuring some of the top national NBRA racers and boats, visitors are sure to enjoy the fast-paced, exciting boat races.

Enjoy All of the Fun of Grove & Grand Lake While Here for Toes in the Grand

Festival organizers encourage those visiting for the Toes in the Grand Festival to take advantage and enjoy all of the great things to see and do in Grove & Grand Lake this weekend. Here in our special corner of Northeast Oklahoma you’ll find great museums – Har-Ber Village, Second Kicks Cycle Works Motorcycle Museum, Darryl Starbird’s National Rod & Custom Car Hall of Fame Museum, beautiful Lendonwood Gardens, the Grand Escape Room, Oklahoma’s top golf courses at Shangri-La Resort & Patricia Island Country Club, the Grand Lake Queen riverboat cruises, parasailing, fishing charters, Farmers Market, and an abundance of great shops, restaurants, boutiques & galleries.  Plus Grove & Grand Lake hosts great events all summer long, from top fishing tournaments, the Bobber Drop, The Grove Block Party and boat races to great music festivals like Cajun Fest, Aquapalooza, and Jana Jae’s Fiddle Camp. There is always a good reason to visit Grove & Grand Lake. The Toes in the Grand Festival is presented by the Grove Convention & Tourism Bureau and put on by the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce.  For more information on Festival events and activities, contact the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce at (918) 786-9079, go to the ToesInTheGrand.com website, or check out the “Toes in the Grand Summer Kickoff Festival” Facebook page.

Founded in 1962, the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce is the advocate for businesses in Grove and Grand Lake with dedicated professionals working daily to help the Grove area prosper and develop into an even better place to live, work, play and invest in.  For more information on the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce, please call (918) 786-9079.

The Grove Area Chamber of Commerce is a member of Green Country Tourism, one of 11 Multi-County Organizations promoting regional tourism in Oklahoma.