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Souper Saturday 2021, January 9th!

What better way to celebrate the new year with a fun and cozy event in Historic Downtown Claremore! Enjoy the chill in the air with 2021 Souper Saturday!

Back for the 6th year, Souper Saturday is a soup tasting and shopping event in the heart of Claremore. Participating stores will be cooking up their favorite soup or stew recipes and serving them to event attendees from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on January 9th.

Tasting kits are required. They are limited and on sale for $15. Cups are on sale NOW at the Claremore Main Street offices. The kits include a specialty mug, menu, a tasting wrist band and an opportunity to taste over 12 delicious soups, stews and chilies.

Additionally, guests are encouraged to vote for their favorite soups. The business with the most votes will earn bragging rights on the street and a roving trophy to keep until next year. This year’s event is sponsored by the fabulous The Studio by Ethos Yoga!

Masks are required, social distancing when able encouraged. All soups will be individually portioned.



Back in the Day Antiques & Treasures

The Cozy Cottage

Crooked Roots

The District Baby

The District on Main

Dorothy’s Flowers

From Halos to Tiptoes

Lolipop: A Sweet Boutique

Oz Upon A Time

Rhapsody Boutique Saloon & Spa

She Brews Coffee House

Tap on the Tracks

Wildflour Baking Co.

Claremore Museum of History

Water at The Cranberry Merchant


Take any fun pictures at the event? Share them with the hashtags #SouperSat and #Souper21

Main Street Logo & 2021 partners

Announcing our 2021 Partners!

We would like to announce and recognize our 2021 Claremore Main Street Partners! Main Street relies on the support provided by businesses, organizations, and community members alike to improve downtown Claremore and make things happen. We couldn’t put on events, support our small businesses, or maintain Historic downtown without you. Thank you, each and every one of you, for supporting our organization!

2021 Main Street Partners

2020 Main Street Gift Guide

To ease your holiday shopping experience this year, Main Street has put together a gift guide featuring some of the amazing businesses of Downtown Claremore! Keep on reading to see something for most everyone on your Christmas list. The best part? These perfect products are available right here in Claremore so you can have a top notch personal shopping experience.

Jewelry at The District on Main
Need something a little glittering this season?

“Shop the district for all your jewelry needs! We carry Kendra Scott, Brighton, gorjana and repurposed Louis Vuitton and Chanel jewelry.”

The District on Main Jewelry


Shave Sets at The Haberdashery
Need something for the man in your life?

“Come in and check out our wide selection of Straight Razors, Badger Brushes, Shave Cups and Handcrafted Shave Soaps only available at The Haberdashery. These are products that even our amazing barber uses on clients. You, too, can use them at home to look your best this holiday season! Ask us about our Shave Gift Packages we can put together for you!”


Luxury shave sets at The Haberdashery


Puppy Cups at Ounce Upon A Time
Need something fun and adorable for your favorite dog lover?

“These cute (and useful!) coffee mugs make great gifts!”

Coffee cups with dogs at Ounce Upon a Time



Custom Products at From Halos to Tiptoes
Need something so special that it is truly one of a kind?

“We sell a variety of items. Tools to craft and create your own, or…we can custom make for you! I do shirts, tutus, masks, bows and so much more. I can make it custom for you or bring something you have to be customized.”

Custom products at From Halos to Tiptoes


Candles at Sailor Antiques & Collectibles
Need something lovely for the home or office?


“Antique Candle Co. candles are hand poured in the region and provide the perfect blend of cozy farmhouse aesthetic and classic natural scents. Stop in to check out our stock.”

Antique Candle Co. information. Product available at Sailor's Antiques.


Gift Certificates at Rhapsody Boutique & Spa
Need something to help that special someone relax & recharge?

“Rhapsody offers a variety of spa treatments such as massage, manicures, and pedicures. What better way to show someone you care then by giving the gift of a rejuvenating experience? Everyone deserves to be pampered.”

Gift certificates for spa treatments available at Rhapsody Boutique and Spa


These amazing products and so many more can be found right here in Historic Downtown. Shop local, shop small this holiday season!


Welcome to Downtown Claremore, FROM HALOS TO TIPTOES!

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself, and your family:

We are a large Marine corps veteran family with myself, my husband, 5 children, and 3 fur babies. The kiddos are 6, 9, 11, 12, and our oldest would have been 16. (Lost her due to a seizure disorder a few years ago). I was born in Oklahoma, lived here most of my life, graduated from Mannford HS. My dad has lived in OK all of his life. My husband and I met in NC where he was stationed at Camp Lejeune. We got married, I adopted his older daughter, he adopted my three, and another little girl lives in NC with her mom, and have a beautiful blessed blended family. We moved back here to OK 2 and a half years ago, and love living in Claremore.

2. What is From Halos To Tiptoes?

I started From Halos To Tiptoes because I had two little baby girls and loved frilly cute things, but when they were little, I became a sing mom of three, and could not really afford to buy them, so I started making them myself. I am self taught on all that I do. I started out making bows and tutus, people saw some things that I had made for them, and went from there. As I grew little by little, I knew I wanted to make all kinds of stuff girly, cute and sassy from head to toe, sparkles and fluff and all of that, but I am from Oklahoma, so I have always had a little bit of country in my designs. (Hence the boots and hat 😊.) I added the halo to honor our sweet daughter, and that is how the name came about.
After many years of making and selling little bits of what I loved, and not always being successful, I spent a lot of time trying to decide how I could help other crafters who struggled like I have. Now, I have this great little store to do just that! I sell a variety in my store. We have craft vinyl, blank shirts, ribbon, tulle, and other things that are tools for people who make. I also offer classes, tutorials, and workshops to help my makers develop their craft. I also sell things that are already made, and have a few vendors that sell their already made goods for those who don’t craft. One of my most important services in my store, is CUSTOMIZATION. I want people to get things just the way they like. I can put names, monograms and so much more on just about anything. I can create custom designs for anything. I also have printable calendars and planners on my site, and sell SVG’s as well.

3. Tell us a little bit about the response to your new business since it has been announced.

People have certainly taken an interest, I get a lot of compliments on the store and things that I’ve made. I have found that there are a lot of people who don’t know what we do, or what we offer, so I am trying to get the word out about that. Of course with covid, it is a little slow going, but we are trying to grow our online options as well for those who don’t feel comfortable coming in yet.

4. What about downtown Claremore made you want to open your business here?

It was a very spontaneous decision that we just kind of felt lead to make. We love the feel and the atmosphere here. When we saw the shop was available, we decided that we really wanted to be a part of this. Reaching out community is important to us. Between all of us, we have a few different disabilities, such as autism, deaf and hard of hearing, EDS, and a few other things, so we are excited about having this platform to reach and support other people with what we do. We will be having events that will be focused on supporting some of these foundations.

5. What else would you like for the community to know about From Halos To Tiptoes?

We are very excited to be a part of Claremore! I am looking forward to getting to know more of the people here, and providing both products that people can enjoy, and tools and services that other makers can use to thrive in their own venture! I love to teach, and I also love to learn!

From Halos To Tiptoes is locate at 404 W. Will Rogers Blvd, in Downtown Claremore.

Changes for this year’s Dickens on The Boulevard

Due to the recent surge in COVID numbers in area, Main Street has made changes to this year’s 25th Annual Dickens on the Boulevard, Sponsored by RCB Bank.

Tales From The Top and the street dance will not be held this year. Additionally, to keep both Santa and the children at safe distance, Santa will be sitting inside the window of Fortna CPA. People will be able to go visit him there to snap their own photos.

Reminder, we will kick off the first night at 6:00pm with the lighting of our new downtown lights, made possible through the generous contributions from GRDA and The City of Claremore Power and Light. We will have plenty of great activities still going on, we look forward to having everyone out for the biggest event of the year!

Welcome Shiloh Johnson to the Main Street Team!

Executive Assistant, Shiloh Johnson

We are excited to announce a new addition to our Claremore Main Street team!

Shiloh Johnson began as the Executive Assistant on November 2nd, 2020. Shiloh holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Accounting degree from Rogers State University. Shiloh began her career with Claremore Main Street in 2016 as a volunteer. RSU and Main Street helped her fall in love with the Claremore Community. She is happy to better serve the community in this official capacity.


Dickens on the Boulevard returns for its 25th Anniversary

CLAREMORE – The air is getting cooler and soon Santas, snowmen and holly will be popping up everywhere. The onset of the holiday season in Claremore brings a historic flair as Dickens on the Boulevard hits the streets of downtown Claremore for the 25th year.

The Victorian-themed Christmas festival in the heart of downtown has been the unofficial kickoff to the holiday season for decades and comes back to Claremore on November 20th and 21st. Donning historic attire, the streets of downtown are flooded with shoppers enjoying the crisp winter air, holiday music and historic re-enactors.

“This event has always been a favorite, and to be able to celebrate its 25th anniversary makes this year’s event extra special for us” said Jacob Garrison, Claremore Main Street Executive Director. “We are excited to kick off the Christmas season in Downtown Claremore.”

To mark this special anniversary, an exciting new addition will be unveiled on Friday night. Thanks to the generosity of Grand River Damn Authority, along with the partnership with The City of Claremore Power & Light department, Claremore Main Street will be unveiling new, all-season lights that will light up the rooflines of the buildings along Main Street. These lights will be lit up year-round, adding to the beauty of Historic Downtown Claremore.

“We are so excited to see our new lights turned on during the first night of Dickens.” Garrison said. “GRDA, and the City of Claremore, are great partners of our organization. Their generous contribution to this project will be enjoyed for many years to come. I could not think of a better way to show off our new addition than at this year’s 25th Dickens on the Boulevard.”

Visitors will be greeted by actors in a “living window,” street urchins and even a chuckwagon feast to fill the three blocks of the historic downtown. Take a carriage ride through our downtown and stop for a drink of sarsaparilla at our saloon, – Wantland Public House — and a chance to play cards with the Territorial Marshals gives guests even more of that Victorian spirit.

Gearing up for Christmas, Santa Claus himself will be on site at 320 on Main for photos for $5, and just across the street will be a living nativity by Shepherd’s Cross.

A free Kids Zone will be available both nights, sponsored by Cedar Point Church.

Saturday only, Dickens on the Boulevard will feature a Dickens of a Cook-off Chili Cooking Contest. Participating businesses, nonprofits and individuals will begin in the afternoon and cook through 6 p.m., at which time public tasting will open. A limited number of tasting kits will be sold starting at 5:30 p.m. for $5 while supplies last.

Stores stay open during the event. Shoppers can qualify for the Dickens Dollars drawing by visiting each of the participating stores and asking for their complimentary ticket. Additional tickets may be available with purchases.

Dickens Dollars are gift certificates that spend like cash at participating stores. There are multiple drawings each night. Winners receive Dickens Dollars, which are good to spend through Christmas Eve.

The Schedule
At 6:15 p.m. both nights, the stage entertainment will kick off with live music from Jerry Pringle.

Follow the stage entertainment, the annual shootout will take place at 7:45 p.m. by the Territorial Marshals.

Each year, the event features a Victorian costume contest with categories for different ages and genders as well as for the best dressed couple. Those interested in entering can visit Bike About Bicycles between 5:30-8:00p.m. each night to check in with the judges.

Following the costume awards presentation is the festival’s nightcap – the Victorian Stroll and Street Dance. The stroll is the perfect opportunity for young and old to get together on the street and enjoy the old-fashioned entertainment. A caller will explain each dance, so community members of any experience level can take part.

Special Tours

The Tales from the Top will be back this year as well. It is a ticketed tour that takes guests through the upper floors of five downtown Claremore buildings. A short play will take place in each one, and guests may have an opportunity to poke around the 100-year-old buildings.

The tour begins at 6 p.m. and lasts about an hour. Tickets are $12 and are limited. They can be purchased beginning on November 2nd at the Claremore Main Street office, 419 W. Will Rogers Blvd.

For historic buffs, Claremore Main Street also offers a daytime Historic Walk through downtown on Saturday afternoon. The approximately three-quarter mile walk takes guests from the Will Rogers Hotel to the Belvidere Mansion while relaying aspects of Claremore’s history and telling stories that most Claremore residents don’t know.

Tickets for the Historic Walk are $8, are limited and will be on sale at the Main Street office November 2nd. The tour will be at 1 p.m. November 21st.

Dickens on the Boulevard is hosted by Claremore Main Street and sponsored by RCB Bank. The event is also presented by the Grand River Damn Authority, and the City of Claremore Power & Light.

For more information, visit or call 918-341-5881.


Something out of nothing: Main Street project makes use of forgotten space

August 2nd, 2020
An otherwise drab and wasted space is being transformed to a Main Street focal point.

Before sunrise Friday, Main Street Executive Director Jacob Garrison, and son, could be seen with heavy machinery clearing out a forgotten corner of main street.

“This project is making something out of nothing,” Garrison said. “This is a multi-part project. We started mid-March, me and the parks department. We spent a full day clearing out brush and trees. It was insanely overgrown so we cleared all of that away.”

Friday, Garrison told the Progress: “Today we’re removing last of it, coming in with the rocks and landscaping. The initial plan would have included plants and shrubberies but since it got pushed back to the middle of summer we thought that wasn’t the best time to plant, so we will add greens and plants in the fall.”

About a week ago city crews came out to do large cut outs on the corner. Now Garrison and crew are adding dirt, rocks and other landscaping elements.

“We’ll set up and concrete a large “‘older’ that will be engraved—those details to be announced later,” he said.

A new bench will be installed between the rock and the landscaping elements.

But the piece Garrison is most excited about is an 8-foot tall by 6-foot wide downtown map kiosk.

“We’re working with Claremore Sign to erect this,” he said. “The kiosk is going to be great. It’s going to be for downtown Claremore. From the colors to the font we wanted it to feel historic, elegant and classy. We’re going to have the downtown map displayed across the front of it so anyone shopping can find names and addresses.”

He said the project may be a simple one but it adds a lot to downtown.

“This project is making something out of nothing. This corner offers parking but not much else. When I started talking about it, I’d mention it to people couldn’t even visualize where I was talking about. It was a very forgotten corner,” he said. “The bench was so grown with trees and bushes you could barely tell it was there. We took a forgettable corner and made it a great book end to main street. It will be vibrant and eye-catching.”

He said the kiosk and the corner in general will help unify things like the Farmer’s Market, Belvidere, Claremore Museum of History and downtown merchants.

Championship belt on the line at Main Street Corporate Olympics

Ever wanted to stand triumphantly holding a heavyweight championship belt above your head for all to see?

Claremore Main Street’s newest event may make that dream a reality.

“This is an idea I had brought to our promotions committee back in January. We are really excited to bring this to Claremore. We think it will be a fun city-wide event that we can have some fun, competitive games that bring people together,” said Claremore Main Street Executive Director Jacob Garrison.

He said the arrival of COVID-19 changed their plans slightly but that there’s still plenty of fun to be had .

“We have decided that during our August Food Truck event we will be having our first Claremore Main Street Corporate Olympics event,” he said. “We will have four events: three-on-three basketball, a football target competition, Angry Ax and cornhole.”

He said he’s excited to bring these events to Claremore, and excited to see the event grow year after year.

“The response has been exactly what I hoped it would be. They have immediately started trash talking, all in good fun, saying they’re going to take the title. They’re really exited about the event,” he said. “I wanted to make it as different and exciting as possible. So, when we started talking about prizes I said instead of doing traditional trophies, let’s do something different. We had a leather, custom heavyweight belt made. It has the event logo on the front but it has sideplates that we can customize. So when a business wins and is displaying the belt, it will have their business logo on the side plates.”

While many businesses have already signed up teams, Garrison said they have a limited number of spaces still available.

In this first year he said they’re trying to keep the size of the event manageable for the sake of organization and in respect to COVID.

Any business in city limits that is interested in participating should email