Classen Ten Penn Community Festival returns to McKinley Park on June 13

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The 3rd Annual Classen Ten Penn Community Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 13 at McKinley Park, 1300 N. McKinley Ave.

Classen Ten Penn is a historic Oklahoma City neighborhood established in the early 1900s along the interurban streetcar lines, between Classen Boulevard and Pennsylvania Avenue from N.W. 10th St. to N.W. 16th St.

[pullquote-right]”This event brings families together to enjoy the gorgeous park, live entertainment, and celebrate all that Classen Ten Penn has to offer.”[/pullquote-right]The family- and pet-friendly festival is free and open to the public, featuring live music, food trucks, interactive games and art activities throughout the day.

“This event brings families together to enjoy the gorgeous park, live entertainment, and celebrate all that Classen Ten Penn has to offer,” said Cayla Lewis, Classen Ten Penn Board member, resident and event organizer. “It’s also a great way for people to meet the people running organizations that are doing good things to improve life in Oklahoma City.”

Live music will include hip-hop artist Gregory Jerome from noon to 1 p.m., family music duo Spaghetti Eddie will perform from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Public Access closes the show from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Additional local musicians will be announced later via the festival’s Facebook event page.

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Lunch and dinner options will include popular local food trucks Kaiteki Ramen, Taste of Soul Chicken and Waffle and Mexi Dog, and Segunda Iglesia Del Nazareno will serve a fusion of Asian, Southern, and Mexican cuisine.

The Cage Downtown Basketball League will help kids of all ages hone their Streetball skills, and the United States Marine Corps will host a pull-up competition. The Oklahoma City Fire Department will be there with a fire truck and kids can meet a K9 unit from the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office. The Oklahoma City-County Health Department will also be on-site with information about ways families can stay active during the summer.

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There will be a Kid Zone bounce house by Dunlap Codding and a gaming trailer from the Oklahoma Army National Guard.

Attendees are encouraged to ride their bikes to the festival. Capital Bicycle Co. will offer a mobile repair station and Spokies, Oklahoma City’s downtown bicycle share and rental program, will bring its Spokies Goldsprints racing station, a two-bike race hooked-up to electronics so you can see who goes 100 meters first.

Central Oklahoma Humane Society will be on-site to provide rabies vaccinations and de-wormers and help people schedule appointments to spay/neuter their pets. The Bella Foundation will provide microchips, OKC Animal Welfare will facilitate pet adoptions and The Pet Food Pantry of Oklahoma City will provide information about its Pet Food Program.

The event also serves as a neighborhood fundraiser. The Classen Ten Penn Neighborhood Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, will accept donations, and there will be a raffle with gift certificates and goodie bags from Plaza District businesses. Proceeds from the festival go directly back to the neighborhood, helping to continue the growth and momentum of the area.

Festival sponsors include: Dunlap Codding, Yelp, City Pres, Mason Realty, and Positively Paseo.

Chi Gallery, located nearby at 2300 N.W. 17th St., will offer a free, pre-festival yoga session at 10 a.m., and District House, 1755 N.W. 16th St., will host an after-party open mic at 8 p.m.

For more information about Classen Ten Penn, please visit www.classentenpenn.org.

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