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2017 Theme: Peacekeepers & Heroes

September 15-16, 2017

The annual Frontier Days celebration occurs the third weekend of September with events scheduled Friday and Sunday. The purpose of this annual festival is to celebrate our rich and cultured past with those who call Tecumseh home and with our neighbors from around the state and region.

This family-friendly festival includes Native American dancers, live bands, and 1800s characters in period costumes. Bring the kids to enjoy a mobile game arcade -  the City of Tecumseh will again offer free games for kids, peruse the entries in the annual car show and run in the Barney Shirey 5K. 

To sign up to participate in the parade, contact Shona Parsons at (405) 598-8666 or email Vendor information should be directed to Aaron McDonald at (405) 598-3793.

Special Thanks to Our Host Organization
Tecumseh Together is an organization of the City of Tecumseh that supports our community in various ways. One of its important functions is to host the Tecumseh Frontier Days. 

A Brief History of the
City of Tecumseh

The City of Tecumseh is one of only two towns - Tecumseh and Chandler - born overnight. Rushed by settlers on September 23, 1891, the tent city sprang up and was given the name of Chief Tecumseh, in honor of the famous Shawnee Native American leader, who fought with the British and died in the Battle of Thames in 1812.


Schedule of Events

6:45 p.m.
Coronation of Frontier Sweetheart & Frontiersman
City Hall

7:15 -9 p.m.
Gospel Sing
Coordinated by
Ministerial Alliance

In front of City Hall (Bring your lawn chairs)

5-8 p.m.
Arts & Crafts Booths
Street Vendors

7-9 p.m.
Street Dance
Live Local Band

8 p.m.


6-7 a.m. Registration
7:30-7:45 a.m. Race begins

Barney Shirey Memorial 5k Run
Learn more and register.
See 2015 info; link will be updated when info is available.

6-10 a.m.
Pancake Breakfast
Tecumseh American Legion

9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Arts & Crafts Show
City Hall

10 a.m.
Frontier Days Parade

Noon-10 p.m.
Park & Broadway

3:30 p.m.
Pie Eating Contest

8 p.m.
Tecumseh Round-up Grounds