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
Oklahoma Oktoberfests
Halloween and Haunted Houses
Christmas Lights, Holiday Plays, and Winter Festivities Guide
New Year’s Eve Celebration Guide

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Apr
23
Tue
Festival of the Arts @ Bicentennial Park
Apr 23 – Apr 28 all-day

Oklahoma City’s rite of spring, The Festival of the Arts, is a community celebration of the visual arts, performing arts, and culinary arts. The 2019 Festival of the Arts will take place April 23-28 in Downtown Oklahoma City at the Bicentennial Park. The festival runs from 11 am to 9 pm Tuesday through Saturday and 11 am to 6 pm on Sunday.

Not sure why you should go? Here are five reasons why.

Festival of the Arts 2016 - photo by Dennis Spielman

1. It’s Free

Admission to the Festival of the Arts is free and always has been free. However, being located in Downtown Oklahoma City, you may have to pay for parking. Also, pets are not allowed.

Festival of the Arts 2016 - photo by Dennis Spielman

2. Over 100 Artists

Festival of the Arts is home to 144 artists to be precise and this was dwindled down from over 500 artists nation wide that had applied. Media includes oils, water, drawing and printmaking, photography, clay, glass, sculpture, fiber, jewelry, wood, leather, and two and three-dimensional works. Throughout the festival, the artists will be there personally to answer your questions and discuss their work.

3. Add Art for Home

All artwork is original and is for sale. Be sure to visit the Artist Market for reproductions, posters, and note cards of original works by Festival artists.

Arts for children and families include hands-on activities in the Children’s Art Field for just $2. The Young-at-Art Mart is the children-only shopping venue with all artwork affordably priced for $5 or less. Families can also visit Face Painting, Pottery Place, and Creation Station for more fun!

Festival of the Arts - Photo by Dennis Spielman

4. Eat for a Cause

From appetizers to desserts, the Festival is a celebration of the culinary arts! Various vendors bring their specialties to the International Food Row and throughout the grounds. Each food vendor is partnered with a local arts organization, so each bite you take supports the arts in central Oklahoma!

5. Entertaining Performing Arts

Nearly 300 entertainers of all ages donate their performances on various stages at the Festival.


Those are some of the many reasons to visit the Festival of the Arts. For more information, including food vendors, schedules, and maps, visit the Festival of the Arts site at the Arts Council of OKC site.

The 2019 Festival of the Arts will take place on April 23-28, giving you plenty of chances to go.

Apr
25
Thu
Norman Music Festival @ Downtown Norman
Apr 25 – Apr 27 all-day

The Norman Music Festival is free, three-day music festival in Downtown Norman. The festival highlights both local musicians and internationally acclaimed artists and features many forms and styles of music.

Jun
15
Sat
Asian Night Market Festival @ Military Park
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 16 @ 12:00 am

The Asian Night Market Festival on June 15, 2019, is from 6pm-12pm is hosted by The Asian District Cultural Association and City of Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department. The event is located in Military Park at NW 25th and Classen Boulevard. It’s a free, community friendly event showcasing the Asian culture and food. Including: food trucks with an Asian themed menu, Asian themed merchants and vendors, a kids area with inflatables and on-stage entertainment.

Live music throughout the event with entertainment on two stages with a lineup of
an Asian fashion show, cultural performances, martial arts demonstration and the Pho eating contest. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the fun.

The Asian District Cultural Association boundaries are from Western to McKinley Avenue from NW 24th to NW 30th and home to an eclectic mix of your favorite restaurants and reliable services.

For more information follow the Asian District Cultural Association on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.