Seasonal Splendor: Experiencing the Magic of Carlton Landing Year-Round

March 7, 2024

Nestled on the shores of Lake Eufaula, Carlton Landing is a hidden gem that offers a unique blend of natural beauty and modern amenities. This picturesque community is a testament to the idea that there’s never a bad time to visit. Whether you’re a summer sun seeker or a fan of colder temps, Carlton Landing has something special to offer every season. Let’s dive into the enchanting experiences that await you year-round.

Spring Events at Carlton Landing

After the cold days of winter, Spring breathes new life into Carlton Landing as the landscape transforms into a canvas of vibrant colors. The dogwoods, redbuds, and azaleas bloom, creating a breathtaking panorama. There’s no better time than now to plan a Spring Getaway to Carlton Landing.  Annual Spring traditions include the Annual Easter Celebration with activities for the entire family as well as the beloved music festival, Porchfest where porches become stages for a variety of local musicians. It’s a time when both nature and culture converge in perfect harmony.

For a detailed list of 2024 Spring Events, be sure to check our Events page and follow us on Facebook or Instagram for more details.

Summer at Carlton Landing

As the temperatures rise, Lake Eufaula becomes the star of the show at Carlton Landing, with swimming, paddleboarding, and boating. Bask in the sun at the Carlton Landing Swim Beach or enjoy one of the beautiful swimming pools. The waterfront becomes a hub of activity, offering endless opportunities for fun and relaxation.

Events: Summer Concert Series and Fireworks Spectacular

Summer nights at Carlton Landing are magical. Outdoor movies, live music and Pop-Up Shops are weekend favorites during the summer. Don’t miss the Fourth of July fireworks display, a spectacular show that lights up the night sky, reflecting off the lake. The best way to stay up to date on all of the festivities is to check our Events page for a complete list of Summer 2024 events.

Fall Road Trip Destination: Carlton Landing

While the Summer season is a favorite of residents and visitors, Carlton Landing offers something special in each season and Fall and Winter are no exception. As the leaves begin to change, Carlton Landing transforms into a tapestry of warm, autumnal hues. The crisp air carries the scent of fallen leaves, inviting you to explore the charming streets and cozy nooks of the community. There are a number of annual traditions and events that take place each fall, including Fall Festival and Hallowballoo. Carlton Landing makes the perfect Fall road trip from OKC, Tulsa or Dallas. 

Things to do this Winter: Carlton Landing

Winter at Carlton Landing is a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Life slows down in town, leaving plenty of opportunity to curl up by the fireplace or enjoy an evening on the back porch with the firepit and s’mores! 

The streets adorned with twinkling lights create a magical atmosphere, perfect for leisurely walks and quiet contemplation.

Deck the Halls: Holiday Home Tour at Carlton Landing

A winter tradition that takes place each year is the Holiday Home Tour.  Starting at the Carlton Landing Academy, located at 10 Boulevard, there is a meet and greet with Santa Claus and the opportunity to pick up a Holiday Home Tour Map. From there, you can tour the town to see several homes decked for the season, each offering a treat or drink along the way. Golf Cart shuttles are available at the Carlton Landing Academy and throughout town to assist with transportation from one side of town to the other, if needed. Many visitors choose to enjoy the walkable community and take in the fresh air.

Another Winter favorite is the Annual Bonfire tradition, started by the Clay & Katie Chapman family. Residents and visitors gather to witness the lighting of a massive Christmas tree crafted from scrap lumber in a mesmerizing blaze of festive warmth. Local builders donate scrap wood for the project, with each piece cut to uniform size and stacked to create a Jenga-esque tree adorned with white twinkling lights. 

This unique and heartwarming tradition promises an unforgettable evening of holiday cheer, camaraderie, and the magic of the season. It’s a spectacular display of artistry  and community coming together in the spirit of Christmas.

A Year-Round Haven

Carlton Landing is more than just a destination; it’s an experience that evolves with the seasons. From the vibrant blooms of spring to the cozy winter wonderland, every time of year brings its own unique magic. Plan your visit and discover the timeless beauty of Carlton Landing, waiting to be explored, no matter the season.


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