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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The 2019 Oklahoma City Pride Festival will be June 17-23 in the 39th District at 39th and Pennsylvania Avenue. Consisting of a free outdoor concert and Block Party on Friday and closes with the OKC Pride Parade on Sunday.
Expect a rainbow of color, showers of glitter and a great time for all.
More details can be found at oklahomacitypride.org
The three-day, free Jazz in June festival is set for June 20-22, 2019, and will host over a dozen musical performances, clinics, and jams.
“Jazz is a very broad genre with many different styles, and I believe there is a jazz for everyone’s taste this festival,” stated Jim Johnson, Jazz in June Program Director.
The Festival also includes local Jam sessions, a children’s music clinic and four technical clinics where people can get up close and personal — learning directly from the artists mentioned above.
The Jazz in June Festival runs at different locations around Norman from Thursday, June 20 through Saturday, June 22, 2019. For more information and the full list of artists, events and times, please check out jazzinjune.org.
The 2nd Annual Oklahoma BBQ Championship “Festival of the Pig,” sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society, features great BBQ, craft beers, classic car show “BBQ & Cars” and live music! BBQ competition teams include both novice and veteran “Pitmasters!” Over $10,000 in cash prizes awarded!
The Oklahoma BBQ Championship has secured the services of Arlie Bragg to coordinate the competition. Bragg is considered one of the premier experts in the competitive barbecue world. Oklahoma City’s event will be one of about 12 competitions that Bragg will oversee this year.
The winner of the Oklahoma BBQ Championship will advance to the American Royal, the World Series of Barbecue in Kansas City. The Oklahoma BBQ Champion will also be eligible to receive an invitation to the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue in Lynchburg, Tenn.
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma receives a portion of the tickets sales for the festival!
FRIDAY, JUNE 21
“Festival of the Pig VIP Kickoff Party
The Stars Band
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
SATURDAY, JUNE 22
“Festival of the Pig”
BBQ, Craft Beer, Classic Cars & Entertainment
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Hogs, Cars & BBQ
Classic Car & Bike Show – 10:00 AM
Oklahoma Karaoke Championship – 12 NOON
Live Music 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Live Music – Main Stage
Burton Band 1:00 PM
Edgar Cruz 2:30 PM
Born in November 4:00 PM
Shane Henry Trio 5:30 PM
Mel Bolton & The Tough Enough Band 7:00 PM
Hog Calling Contest – 5:00 PM
BBQ Team Cooks Meeting – 5:30 PM
Cooking Competition Begins – 6:00 PM
SUNDAY, JUNE 23
“Festival of the Pig”
BBQ, Craft Beer & Entertainment
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
BBQ Judges Registration & Instructions
BBQ Team Judging
12:00 Noon – Chicken
12:30 PM – Ribs
1:00 PM – Pork
1:30 PM – Brisket
Live Music – 12 NOON – 3:00 PM
Festival of the Pig Awards Ceremony – 3:00 PM
Tulsa Water Lantern Festival is coming up on June 29, 2019!
Voted #1 Best Cultural Festival by USA TODAY!
Water Lantern Festival is a floating lantern event that is all about connections. Magical nights in cities across the U.S. include food, games, activities, vendors, music and the beauty of thousands of lanterns adorned with letters of love, hope and dreams reflected upon the water.
As the sun begins to set on the evening sky, Water Lantern Festival begins to shine with the launch of the lanterns onto the water as we Light The Water together. Watch your unique lantern drift out into the water as it joins other lanterns carrying hope, love, happiness, healing, peace, and connection. It’s a night that you’ll never forget.
Tickets are selling fast. Visit www.WaterLanternFestival.com for more details.
Watch the Shawnee skyline transform into a mix of bright, brilliant colors as hot air balloons launch from the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Powwow Grounds. This two-day festival also features picturesque balloon glows. Kids can also challenge their friends to a round of mini putt, while adults can scope out their food trucks to refuel. Between the live entertainment, vibrant balloons and great food options, guests are sure to have a blast at this community hot air balloon event. The Outdoor Nation Expo will take place during the festival inside FireLake Arena. Admission and parking are free.
Curiosity Fest is a daylong festival brings the academic humanities to the general public in engaging and accessible ways. Audience members can choose sessions from a smorgasborg of topics that could include important court cases, favorite authors, unsolved mysteries, the history of sports, first-person historical character portrayals, and current events. The humanities can inform the decisions we make, which is especially important in this ever-changing and complex world. The festival is held in Oklahoma City each year in October.