January- March 2023

The Downtown Lowdown

The Tahlequah Main Street Association is happy to present its fourth quarterly "Downtown Lowdown" for 2022!


This newsletter is intended to update each of you with as much information about our vibrant downtown and its events!

What have we been up to?

That's a great question, we would love to tell you! 

CONGRATULATIONS JAMIE!

The Tahlequah Main Street Association would like to take a moment to recognize the boundless efforts of our most dedicated servant leader.

Jamie Hale has been the director of the Tahlequah Main Street Association for the past 4 years and our most committed volunteer and advocate. Jamie's passion for her work does not stop with her. You will often see her family serving right beside her. Thank you, Jamie and your family, for your commitment to the revitalization of our Downtown Tahlequah corridor.

JOIN TAHLEQUAH MAIN STREET ON FEBRUARY 15!

Since the TMSA transformational strategies workshop with Main Street America, and the Oklahoma Main Street staff, we have started offering a monthly Community Transformation Meeting where you can plug in and be a part of TMSA!

We'd love to see you!

Welcome our New Board members! 

Annie Kingcade


If you see her out and about, say congratulations!

Arts & Crafts and Food Vendor Applications are AVAILABLE!

 Nearly 150 Arts, Crafts and Food Vendors join the festival each year! 

CLICK HERE!!!

Red Fern 2023 Arts and Crafts Vendor Application


Volunteers Opportunities! 

"The Greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members."



Sign up to Volunteer!


UPCOMING EVENTS

Red Fern Festival back in April!



The festival spans seven blocks and hosts over 150 arts and crafts vendors and gourmet food trucks. There are many activities for all ages. The inflatables, petting zoos and kids games naturally attract kids, while the showcase of live music attracts the young and the young at heart. There is an annual Miss Red Fern Pageant that’s a hit with festival-goers and the rubber duck race through the Town Branch Creek is always a must. Coon Hunters come out to compete in the Hound Dog Field Trials to find out who’s top dog.  


The Red Fern festival continues to grow each year both in size and in heart. What once started as an event of under 1,000 attendees has grown to an estimated 15,000+ attendees with people coming from all over the United States.

Click here for more Info! 

Events hosted by our friends! 

Did you know if you are hosting an event in downtown Tahlequah, you can put it on our event calendar? Just click the button below and submit a form! 

Submit an event! 

Join Tahlequah merchants downtown for an evening of shopping, drinks, treats and fun!!

Visit our beautiful downtown stores and enjoy fun sales and lots of surprises!! This is free event so grab your sweethearts, best friends and favorite people and join the fun! 



Downtown Tahlequah Mural Walking Tour

VIEW THE TMSA ANNUAL REPORT HERE

Fun Fact!

You do not have to be a board member to be on a committee! Volunteer anytime!


Visit this link for more information!


WHO WE ARE

Tahlequah Main Street Association, Inc. (TMSA) is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit charitable organization that is a member of the National Main Street center and part of the Main Street America network. The amazing individuals who make up TMSA are passionate advocates, dedicated volunteers, influential stakeholders, and community organizers who work every day to turn the tide in their communities—catalyzing reinvestment, creating jobs, and fostering pride of place.
MISSION STATEMENT

TMSA is committed to preserving our rich culture and supporting our downtown businesses while promoting the opportunity to live, work, and play in Tahlequah. 
PURPOSE AND PHILOSOPHY

The purpose of Tahlequah Main Street Association, Incorporated is to foster, promote, maintain, and encourage the civic, social, commercial, tourist, and economic welfare of our city. Main Street contributes to the entire community by preserving the quality of life and aesthetic values that make Tahlequah unique.
Dear Community Partner, 

​On behalf of The Tahlequah Main Street Association, I would like to invite you to join us in the pursuit of Revitalization. 
First and foremost, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce our organization. Tahlequah Main Street Association, Inc. (TMSA) is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit charitable organization that is a member of the National Main Street Center and part of the Main Street America network. The amazing individuals who make up TMSA are passionate advocates, dedicated volunteers, influential stakeholders, and community organizers who work every day to turn the tide in their community—catalyzing reinvestment, creating jobs, and fostering pride of place. 
Main Street contributes to the entire community by preserving the quality of life and aesthetic values that make Tahlequah unique. 
As a partner of TMSA, you have the opportunity to be involved in the aid and revitalization of your community. Revitalization creates lasting improvements that ensure long-term success for the heart of our community. This resurgence is only possible with the participation of our dedicated volunteers, members , and partners who cooperatively work toward an improved, cohesive downtown of which all citizens will be proud of. 
I thank you for your consideration in becoming a Tahlequah Main Street Partner and joining us in the pursuit of Revitalization. 


Thank you to our 2022/2023 Premier Partners! 

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