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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NEOKC Developer’s Conference @ OU Gene Rainbolt Graduate School of Business
Mar 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Northeast OKC Renaissance Inc. (NEOKCR) and OKC Black Eats have partnered to address place-based ethical development in NEOKC by cultivating, connecting, and empowering local stakeholders who aspire to become small-scale developers.

Goal: Provide essential information for real estate development in NEOKC, and activate a network of local, small-scale developers who are NEOKC stakeholders.

Who: Aspiring small-scale developers with interest to build in NEOKC.
What: The NEOKC Developer’s Conference is an experience designed to educate, connect, and propel a community of small-scale developers.
When: Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 from 9 am – 4 pm
Where: Gene Rainbolt Graduate School of Business, 865 Research Parkway, Suite 300. Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Why: To provide essential information, discourse, and connections needed to increased stakeholder-lead small-scale development activity in Northeast OKC.
How: 50-100 participants will engage in a series of curated sessions designed to prepare them for real estate development in NEOKC and lead by real estate industry professionals.

Topics to include:
Urban Planning
State Of Home-Ownership
Intro To Becoming A Developer
Access To Capital
Property Zoning
Residential & Commercial Investing 101
How To Complete A Rehab Project
Legal Considerations Of Real Estate
NEOKC Property Development
Understanding Real Estate Auctions/Foreclosures
Building NEOKC Together

The Placemaking Conference @ Catlett Music Center
Apr 1 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

The Placemaking Conference is a biennial event featuring leading experts on topics in economic development, healthy communities, city planning and governance, architecture and design, district management, public spaces and parks, and more.

Featured Speakers for 2019:
Kennedy Smith of CLUE Group, one of the nation’s foremost experts on commercial districts, will speak about downtown and main street economic development.

Elena Madison of Project for Public Spaces will be joined by Jill Brown DeLozier of Downtown OKC Partnership and Laura Hoagland of Southwest Airlines to talk about placemaking partnerships that transform public space.

Mick Cornett, former Oklahoma City mayor, is the author of The Next American City and will join us to share ideas about how small- and middle-sized cities are positioned for success.

Dylan Thuras of Atlas Obscura will speak about the quest to document special (and sometimes odd) places around the world

Oklahomans Allison Bailey of Holiday Pop-Up Shops, Lauren Nitschke of Waurika, and Kelly Tompkins of Main Street Enid will share their placemaking stories

Houston-based artist Rick Lowe, creator of Project Row Houses and other projects around the world, will present the closing lecture featuring highlights of his career creating revitalization efforts driven by art and culture.

Registration is required.