Cherokee is your place to be…. for a day, a weekend or a lifetime.
Cherokee sits in the beautiful Little Sioux River Valley in Northwest Iowa. We are located at the junction of U.S. Hwy 59 and State Hwy. 3, about 60 miles northeast of Sioux City, IA. The Little Sioux River winds through town and provides an excellent recreational source for fishing and canoeing as well as a backdrop to a beautiful park system.
Our Historic Downtown was built in the 1870’s and features many unique shopping opportunities. Cherokee’s Main Street was designated as a Cultural District by the State of Iowa in 2004. Live music and entertainment can be heard throughout the year, but especially during the annual Jazz & Blues Festival.
Cherokee is home to the Cherokee PRCA Rodeo, Sanford Museum and Planetarium, Cherokee County Fair, Depot Renovation and Cherokee Symphony. We also hold annual events such as the Pancake Day Race and Hot Dog Days.
The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce strives to make Cherokee a positive place to live, visit and do business. Whether you are looking for something entertaining to do this weekend, or a new community to call home, a good place to shop or a place to open a new business, the Cherokee Chamber can help.
Cherokee Chamber PRCA Rodeo
Let our Family Tradition become yours.... Join us at the 47th Annual Cherokee Chamber PRCA Rodeo, May 30 - June 1 at the Cherokee County Fairgrounds in Cherokee. Save money and purchase advance tickets at the following locations in Cherokee: Cherokee Chamber of Commerce, Cherokee State Bank, Central Bank, North Star Community Credit Union, State Savings Bank, Hy-Vee, Fareway, Bomgaars, Bits and Pieces, Rust's Western Wear in Le Mars and Storm Lake, Cargo Express in Washta. Advance Tickets will be sold through May 29. After that you can purchase your ticket at the gate for full price.
The schedule for rodeo weekend is as follows:
Thursday, May 30 – Family Night at the Rodeo
All Children 12 and under are FREE with a paid adult on Thursday.
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM – Children’s Miracle Network Annual Cookout, Fareway Parking Lot
5:00 PM Gates Open - Western Vendors, FREE Kids Activities, Concession Stands, Beer Garden
6:00 PM - Kid’s Rodeo
7:30 PM - Rodeo Performance
Friday, May 31 – Ladies Night at the Rodeo
Ladies, this night is for you! Get the girls together for a fun night out. Guys, bring your ladies out for a date night.
First 500 ladies in the gate receive a FREE souvenir beverage cup – your ticket to many special offers!
9:30 AM – Chamber Coffee at Best Western La Grande Hacienda
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM – 4th Anniversary Cookout at Holzhauer, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram
6:00 PM - Gates Open - Western Vendors, Kid’s Activities, Concession Stands, Beer Garden
7:30 PM - Rodeo Performance
Saturday, June 1 - Full Day of Rodeo Fun!
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM– Western BBQ at the Depot
12:15 PM - Train Robbery at the Depot
4:00 PM – Rodeo Parade - PLEASE NOTE THE PARADE ROUTE CHANGE - Parade begins at Washington High School and travels south down Hwy 59; The route will turn left on East Main Street and proceed to Roosevelt Street where the parade will disperse.
6:00 PM Gates Open - Western Vendors, Kid’s Activities, Concession Stands, Beer Garden
7:30 PM – Rodeo Performance
Fireworks to follow Rodeo
The Cherokee PRCA Rodeo Committee, Cherokee Chamber of Commerce, and Barnes Rodeo Company invite you to celebrate a 47 year long tradition. Be sure to save money and purchase your tickets early.
Fore more information visit our website at www.cherokeerodeo.com