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!
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– Earth Day
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– 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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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.
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 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.
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!
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!
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.
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.