Calendar of Events / Things To Do In Oklahoma

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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Jun
17
Mon
Oklahoma City Pride Festival @ 39th District OKC
Jun 17 – Jun 23 all-day

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.

OKC Pride Festival - photo by Dennis Spielman

OKC Pride Festival - photo by Dennis Spielman

Expect a rainbow of color, showers of glitter and a great time for all.

More details can be found at oklahomacitypride.org

Jun
20
Thu
Jazz in June Festival @ Norman
Jun 20 – Jun 22 all-day

Free the JazzThe 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.

Jun
21
Fri
Festival of the Pig @ Remington Park
Jun 21 – Jun 23 all-day

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

Featuring:
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

KaraOkie Finals
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
10:00 AM

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

Jun
29
Sat
Water Lantern Festival Tulsa @ Events Park
Jun 29 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 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.

Aug
9
Fri
FireLake Fireflight Balloon Festival @ Citizen Potawatomi Nation Pow Wow Grounds
Aug 9 – Aug 10 all-day

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.

Oct
5
Sat
Curiosity Fest @ Oklahoma City University Law School
Oct 5 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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.