When it comes to nightlife in Claremore Oklahoma., there are many different ways in which you can pass an evening whether you want energetic and exciting activities or are seeking more relaxing pursuits. From bars and restaurants to the casino and raceway, you will find a great deal of things to do whatever your requirements. Claremore’s Expo Centre plays host to many regular events including tradeshows, concerts, rodeos, family festivals etc and it is also home to Rogers State University Basketball team who attract a crowd of both local and visiting spectators for all their home games. The Will Rogers Stampede Outdoor Arena is a similar venue for larger events that need to be held outside and among the annual attractions here are the Stampede and PRCA Rodeo event which takes place during the month of May. Here you can marvel at the skills of some of the biggest stars in professional Rodeo, including world champion performances from the likes of like Trevor Brazile, J.W. Harris, Don Gay and numerous others who have been challenged here for over seventy years with traditional cowboy stunts like bull riding, bull fighting and bare-back riding.
Those of you who enjoy a bit of a flutter can take a trip to Will Rogers Downs if you are feeling lucky to partake in an evening at the Cherokee Casino with over 250 sensory electronic jackpot games as well as virtual video poker machines. On the other hand, if horse racing is more your thing then a night at the race track may be more up your street. Here at Will Rogers Downs you can experience this sport in its entire hoof pounding glory with thrilling race meets held regularly from March to September. The first part of the season sees thoroughbred racing up till the end of May with some of the fastest horses of their kind from all over the state and country which is followed by Quarter horse racing from September to November as lightning fast Quarter, Paint and Appaloosa horses compete. The Dog Iron Saloon is this venue’s alternative for those who prefer to spend an evening drinking and dancing, offering live concerts, resident deejays playing all your favorite music and a wide selection of ice cold beverages, from beers to cocktails and everything in between. May to July this year also sees the venue play hot to the 4th Annual Okie Idol, a singing/talent competition with a $2,500 prize. Audition rounds will be held in May, followed by the semi-finals in June and then the top two remaining contestants compete at the end of July for the top honors.
Alternatively if you are with the family or fancy a quieter night out with friends with less energetic connotations, the B & B Theatre is an 8-screen state of the art cinema with digital sound systems – recently upgraded to a Dolby 7.1 system, stadium seating and daily matinees. There is also a family arcade and the theatre features great facilities for the hearing impaired and disabled too, not to mention the best popcorn you have ever tasted or smelled!