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Welcome Back Weekend

Welcome Back Weekend

It's time to celebrate the 80th Anniversary and Welcome Back Weekend! Arrowhead Yacht Club and Cherokee Yacht Club is open to everyone March 5th-8th! It's time to PARTY!!!

Welcome Back Weekend
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Cherokee Yacht Club
918.782.3292
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What is Welcome Back Weekend?

Welcome Back Weekend is an annual event celebrated at Grand Lake, OK. This event was started in March of 1992, by Terry Frost,  the previous owner of the Cherokee Yacht Club. The weekend originally started with a poker run on Saturday and the showing of the hands-on Sunday. Grand Laker's Terry Frost and the late Barbara Connor came up with the idea of incorporating a Chamber sponsored “Casino Night”, which became an instant success. The idea behind Welcome Back Weekend is to get you back on the lake so you can enjoy Grand Lake more of the year.  The event is not just a party anymore; it has come to signify the beginning of the boating season on Grand Lake.  

Although Grand Lake is always open to the public... Welcome Back Weekend is the official Celebration of the coming season! 

Grand Lakes Welcome Back Weekend

 The official and annual re-opening of Grand Lake, dubbed Welcome Back Weekend for over twenty years, is scheduled to unfold March 5th. The traditional Poker Run, an event that attracts nearly 400 participants in the event’s inaugural year, remains the backbone of one of the most popular off-season weekends ever unveiled on Oklahoma’s premier lake.

Starting Saturday, March 7th from 9 am to 11 am at Arrowhead Yacht Club with a $5 Pancake Breakfast. Lunch will be available from 11 am to 5 pm. This year’s competition will be conducted as in past years with tokens being picked up at each of the stops, which includes Arrowhead Yacht Club, Cedar Port Marina, VIP Pizza-Hammerhead Marina, Mooney's Sunset Bar & Grill and Cherokee Yacht Club. 5 STOPS, 5 CARDS. You must go to all 5 stops to be dealt a hand. Chips can be handed in at the "80th Anniversary" Party in the Grand Ballroom at Cherokee Yacht Club from 6 pm to 8 pm.

80th Anniversary Party at Cherokee Yacht Club starting at 6 pm. Entertainment is "The DownBeat Band" and will be the talk of the year!

1st place-One year membership to Arrowhead/Cherokee Yacht Club

2nd place-$500 VIP Pizza Credit

3rd place-2 night stay at Mooney’s Hotel

4th place-all losing hands go in a drawing for a $200 Marine Pure Gasoline Credit

For more information call 918.782.3292

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Welcome Back Weekend