April 13 is the Redbud Festival which kicks off on Saturday night with a free Community Dinner right on Main Street. This year the free dinner will be pizza! Guests are also welcome to purchase food from any of the restaurants along Main Street or even pack a picnic dinner and bring it.
The purpose of the event is to create an atmosphere of community and encourage individuals to step outside their comfort zone and get to know a stranger. Saturday will feature vendors, live music, entertainment, and food from 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Shawnee Trails Wine & Art Festival, which takes place the third weekend in June, is undergoing some changes this year and will feature an art walk and wine tasting. Shawnee Trails will not only feature wine and art but other vendors, live entertainment, and food trucks.
Downtown Block Parties take place each month on the third Friday from 6-9 p.m. When the weather is nice, vendors and food trucks set up in Celebration of Life Park on the corner of Main and Philadelphia. Shops and restaurants located on Main Street stay open a little later to allow for visitors to eat, browse, and stroll.
One of Oklahoma's premiere Halloween festivals, Boo on Bell takes place the third weekend in October in downtown Shawnee and features a carnival, zombie march, trick or treating, live entertainment, and food.
The Christmas Tree Lighting is held in conjunction with the November Downtown Block Party, which is the third Friday of the month. In addition to the Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony, there are vendors, live music and entertainment, and food trucks.
The annual Christmas parade will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2019. The parade begins at 6 p.m.