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Grove festival offers entertainment, migrating pelicans | Local News
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Grove festival offers entertainment, migrating pelicans | Local News

GROVE, Okla. — A number of wide-ranging birds are native to Northeast Oklahoma, including the belted kingfisher and the American goldfinch.But every year, American white pelicans migrate to region, calling Grand Lake o’ the Cherokees their home from February through May.Hence, the appropriately named Pelican Festival. Now in its 39th year, the festival starts Thursday and runs through Sunday at Wolf Creek Park, located off Highway 59 in Grove. According to festival officials and a Grand Lake Association release, the carnival by Fun Time Shows will kick things off Thursday, while vendor booths, food trucks, live en...