Calendar of Events / Things To Do In Oklahoma

Food Trucks on Film Row. Photo by Dennis Spielman

Oklahoma is becoming a place where people are no longer asking, “What is there to do?” and are now asking, “What shall we do?” To help decide what to do, Uncovering Oklahoma’s curated calendar of events features the best of the best unique events happening throughout Oklahoma. Whenever you’re looking for something interesting to do on the weekend or your day off, come here and find out what’s happening. Be sure to follow on Facebook or Twitter as events will often be shared there too!

Special Event Guides:
Valentine’s Day
Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday Events
St. Patrick’s Day
Earth Day
Cinco de Mayo
Mother’s Day
Father’s Day
July 4th
Halloween and Haunted Houses
Christmas Lights, Holiday Plays, and Winter Festivities Guide
New Year’s Eve Celebration Guide

To submit your event for consideration, click here.

Aug
25
Fri
Fiesta Friday @ Calle Dos Cinco
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Calle Dos Cinco (SW 25th Street in Oklahoma City) comes alive with hot food, cold beverages, free family fun, music, and dancing during the Fiesta Friday Summer Series presented by Fowler Dodge on the last Friday of June, July, and August. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy an evening filled with food trucks, local culture, and classic cars – only in Historic Capitol Hill.

Summer Night Series
June 30 | July 28 | August 25
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
SW 25th Street :: Calle Dos Cinco
Between Harvey & Robinson
FREE admission and activities!

Aug
26
Sat
AMP (Art, Music, Power) Festival @ 9TH STREET AUTOMOBILE ALLEY
Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The So Help Me's at AMP Fest 2016 - photo by Dennis Spielman

The second annual AMP Festival returns to 9th Street in Automobile Alley on Saturday, August 26, 2017. AMP (Art, Music, Power) Festival is an outdoor festival celebrating Art & Music created by women and girls. The all-day event will host all-female bands, female-fronted bands and solo performers, as well as a variety of artists/artisans.

The AMP Festival is an all ages event and is free to the public. Sponsorships will help produce the festival and a portion of the proceeds will go to OKC Rock N Roll Camp For Girls and Oklahoma City Girls Art School.

2017 MUSIC LINEUP:
12:00 HANIWA (Indie Power Pop)
12:45 TARA HENRY (Acoustic Singer-Songrwriter)
1:15 AUDRA and the WHIPPOORWILLS (Americana Folk)
2:05 SHOULDA BEEN BLONDE (Alternative Pop)
2:50 ODESSA I REIGN (Hip Hop Soul)
3:20 KATIE WILLIAMS (Americana)
4:00 FELINA RIVERA (Indie Folk)
4:35 QUEENSOFNOISE (Soul R&B)
5:00 ASHTON EDMINSTER (Acoustic R&B)
5:35 THE SO HELP ME’S (Existential Rock)
6:20 SARAH LOETHEN (Acoustic Folk & Jazz)
6:40 MIILLIE MESH (Hip Hop)
7:15 LCG and the X (Garage Rock)

2017 ARTIST/ARTISAN BOOTHS
Abolhosn Artwork
Alexadra Brodt Illustration
Amelies Anomelie
Art by Virg
Atomic Kudzu Creations
B. Dennis Paintings
Barking Dog Bakery
Bekah Sometimes
Beth Grace
Bohemian Bookbinder
Chateau Blanche Design
Danni Dixon
Deborah Eckroat Graphics
Dusty Lens Photography
EHbominations
Emerald Moon Merchants
Emma Difani Art
Fatima Khagga Henna Art
Foxtail Oddities
GRL GNG
Heck Graphics Facepainting
Irmgard Guel Artist
Katherine L. Sanders Branching Out
Kris Fairchild Art
KWKollars
La Petite Camionnette
Laura Carnagie
LeBlanc Art
Lucky Lulu
Lucy Garth
Memory Creations Photography
Mom and Me Specialties
Needles and Pins OKC
Occult Collection
OKcollective
Positive Pearls Boutique
Sally Cloud
Sarah Story
Sewing With Squeak
Siempre Viva
Stella Dutton Children’s Author
Sylva Pagana
Tania Landers
Taylor Foley Art
The Golden Type
The Lost and Found
The Sassy Sunflower Studio
The Wired Ones
Third Eye Tribe
Willowynd Creations


For more information what is going on is to follow AMP Festival on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and www.ampfestokc.com

GloRun @ Mitch Park
Aug 26 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm

GlowRun - Provided Photo

The Recovery Center will present its 6th annual night time, black light race on August 26th at Mitch Park (1501 West Covell Road, Edmond, OK 73003).

The course will be lined with multiple tunnels filled with artwork and black lights, so make sure to show up in your brightest colors! There will also be a glow gear booth available to all before the run so that participants will be able to add an additional personalized touch to themselves. The event will take place at 6:00 pm until 10:30 pm.

On Site Registration and vendor booths open at 6:00 allowing people to bring their friends and family for a great evening! All proceeds from the event will go to The Recovery Center.

The Recovery Center for Alcohol and Drug Services of Central Oklahoma, Inc. is the only private, not-for-profit program in central Oklahoma available 24-hours a day, seven days a week serving chemically and alcohol dependent persons. The center offers medically supervised detoxification and case management without regard for a person’s ability to pay.

For more info, visit www.trcokevents.com or check them out on Facebook.

Oklahoma City Ghost Tour @ Bricktown and Downtown OKC
Aug 26 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

OKC Ghost Tour logo
The Oklahoma City Ghost Tour is a monthly walking tour that will tell spooky historical tales of Bricktown and downtown Oklahoma City. Come hear about:

… the mysterious first death following the Land Run of 1889,
… hidden tunnels where people were said to born, live, and die without ever seeing the sun,
… and the most haunted hotel in Oklahoma!

Walks will meet outside the west entrance of the Kingman building on S. Oklahoma Avenue (just south of the Bricktown Canal) and will last a little over an hour. The route is all outdoors and follows public sidewalks, so it should be wheelchair accessible.

Tickets are $10, paid upon arrival. Cash or card is fine. Each guest receives a commemorative glow-in-the-dark wristband as your ticket.

This isn’t a “jump-and-scare” tour like a haunted house nor an investigation. All stories have been researched from interviews and public archives.

Check out jeffprovine.com for more information, including more upcoming tours across the state.

Sep
1
Fri
First Friday Art Crawl @ Brady Arts District
Sep 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Center of the Universe - photo by Dennis Spielman

Center of the Universe looking at the Brady Arts District


The First Friday Art Crawl was established in 2007. This year-round monthly event features all of the galleries, studios and museums as well as the part-time galleries in various shops opening their doors to show art. The Art Crawl is held on the first Friday of the month and open from 6–9 pm.

In line with its original purpose, local artists are given an opportunity to display and sell their work. This event has grown from 50–100 people visiting 4–6 venues to an event that has drawn over 3,000 people and continues to attract new people to Downtown Tulsa. Besides the mini-galleries being open, the established museums and galleries offer free admission and many shops stay open late. During any given Art Crawl, visitors can expect visual art, performances and maybe a few fireworks! Each venue offers something different and creative, a true hallmark of the Brady Arts District.

First Friday is a perfect date night starting with a cocktail, coffee or early dinner on one of the many patios. It can also be a leisurely browse of the art and a great late dinner or nightcap at the District’s unique restaurants or clubs. Families can find many options from kid-friendly gallery shows to live music in the park. For those who like to linger even later, stay for one of the clubs, bars or coffee shops – many of which offer live entertainment.

Paseo First Friday @ Paseo Arts District
Sep 1 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Paseo Arts District’s First Friday Gallery Walk features more than 80 artists in more than 25 galleries participating, all within walking distance. Paseo galleries offer special themed exhibits, refreshments, guest artists and a variety of entertainment opportunities. The night typically features four to six Art Opening Receptions to showcase the new work of the gallery/studio owners or the work of guest artists.

Come visit Oklahoma City’s historic arts district to experience dozens of galleries, three restaurants, and a handful of shops stand in distinctive Spanish Mission Revival style buildings, all within a two block distance.

First Friday Gallery Walk at the Paseo - photo by Dennis Spielman

First Friday Gallery Walk at the Paseo - photo by Dennis Spielman

First Friday Gallery Walk at the Paseo - photo by Dennis Spielman

The First Friday Gallery Walk starts on the First Friday of every month at 6 pm and lasts until 10 pm.

For more information on the Paseo Arts District, visit thepaseo.com

Sep
8
Fri
The Old Chicken Farm Vintage Barn Sale @ The Old Chicken farm Vintage Barn Sale
Sep 8 – Sep 9 all-day

The Old Chicken Farm Vintage Barn Sale is a pickers paradise! From vintage repurposed treasures to rusty junk and everything in between, the sale is held twice a year on an 80-acre farm in Jones, Oklahoma. Everything you can think of can be found at the farm during a sale. Repurposed treasures, antiques, industrial pieces, mid century, old car parts, and barn finds that had been long forgotten. The flea market will include food trucks and benches to rest on.

The Old Chicken Farm Vintage Barn Sale started with just 14 vendors in 2013 and has now increased to over 600 booths.

Show Times:
Friday, September 8: 10 am – 4 pm
Saturday, September 9: 9 am – 4 pm

$5.00 per person, under 13 no charge

2nd Friday Norman Art Walk @ Downtown Norman
Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk is a monthly, citywide celebration of art in Norman. It’s a collaboration between artists, art organizations, and businesses, brought to you by the Norman Arts Council. All events are free and open to the public from 6pm to 9pm.

The main action happens in Downtown Norman where many of the businesses are having art shows, live music, giveaways, and other fun activities.

Photo Gallery
Art Walk Tips

  • Pay attention to doors! There are hidden treasures, like Gallery123. On 123 E. Main St. in downtown is a doorway leading upstairs to several small art studios.
  • Come early because it will take time to walk all of Downtown Norman.

  • LIVE on the Plaza @ Plaza District
    Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
    LIVE on the Plaza @ Plaza District | Oklahoma City | Oklahoma | United States

    Live! on the plaza is the plaza district’s second friday art walk. Each second Friday, Plaza District businesses stay open late with featured artists, live music, special events, local shopping and much more!

    LIVE on the Plaza is presented by Fowler Volkswagen of Norman and Oklahoma Employees Credit Union. Located on the 1700 block of NW 16th, visit the Plaza District during LIVE on the Plaza. Parking in available on street, in Lyric Theatre’s lots in the center of the district and just west of 16th & Indiana. Additional parking can be made in the surrounding neighborhoods.

    LIVE! ON THE PLAZA WILL HAPPEN EVERY 2ND FRIDAY, RAIN OR SHINE. 7PM – 11PM(ISH)

    Downtown Norman Ghost Tour @ Downtown Norman
    Sep 8 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    Come on a walking tour of Downtown Norman, Oklahoma! Hear the spooky tales of our history:

    … the barber still working the shop despite his grisly death,
    …Al Capone’s lieutenant who is buried near his hideout just east of town,
    …and the monsters of Lake Thunderbird.

    The group will meet at the Pioneer Teacher statue just north of the old Santa Fe Depot (200 S Jones Ave, Norman, OK 73069) at 9:00 PM on Friday following the Second Friday Art Walk. The walk will last a little over an hour.

    Tickets are $10, paid upon arrival. Cash or card is fine. Each guest receives a commemorative glow-in-the-dark wristband as your ticket.

    This isn’t a “jump-and-scare” tour like a haunted house nor an investigation. All stories have been researched from interviews and public archives.

    Check out jeffprovine.com for more information.