McAlester is home to numerous, unique community events and activities.
Italian Festival - May
Delizioso! The annual McAlester Italian Festival is a true celebration of the spirit of the first Italian miners who found their way to McAlester. First held in 1971 as a celebration of the local Italian identity and heritage, the festival has grown into a major foods, arts and crafts event for McAlester. Featuring authentic, delicious, and freshly-prepared Italian cuisine, the free-access festival provides fairgoers with one of a kind experience, full of unique vendors, live music, and a famous spaghetti-eating contest!
Junk Hippy Road Show
USSAA Basketball Tournaments
Armed Forces Day Celebration – May
Old Town Festival – October