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

To submit your event for consideration, click here.

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
27
Sat
The Dude Abides OKC @ Fassler Hall OKC
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Join the 2nd Annual gathering of The Big Lebowksi Fans at The Dude Abides OKC! ALL Oklahoma City Urban Acheivers, Abiders and Coen Brothers fans are invited to join us Fassler Hall OKC and Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge OKC! FREE ADMISSION!

The night will kick off at 8:00 PM with a Trivia Contest (first 50 to register get in), followed by a group wedding/renewal of vows by an ordained Dudeist Priest (first 10 couples to register), then a costume contest (first 50 to register will get in). Finally, the official after party moves downstairs to the Dust Bowl, with bowling specials to be announced soon.

THIS EVENT IS FREE ADMISSION. TICKETS ARE REQUIRED FOR THE WEDDING, TRIVIA and COSTUMES CONTESTS ONLY.
All $ from entries in the trivia and costume contests will be used for prizes – $100 FOR FIRST PLACE!

EVENT IS 21 & UP

The Okay See Clothing and Community are the creators of the official The Dude Abides OKC t-shirts will be there printing our shirts on site!

SPONSORED BY Revolve Productions, Fassler Hall OKC and Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge OKC

May
10
Fri
2nd Friday Norman Art Walk @ Downtown Norman
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk is a monthly, citywide celebration of art in Norman. It’s a collaboration between artists, art organizations, and businesses, brought to you by the Norman Arts Council. All events are free and open to the public from 6pm to 9pm.

The main action happens in Downtown Norman where many of the businesses are having art shows, live music, giveaways, and other fun activities.

Photo Gallery
Art Walk Tips

  • Pay attention to doors! There are hidden treasures, like Gallery123. On 123 E. Main St. in downtown is a doorway leading upstairs to several small art studios.
  • Come early because it will take time to walk all of Downtown Norman.

  • LIVE on the Plaza @ Plaza District
    May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
    LIVE on the Plaza @ Plaza District | Oklahoma City | Oklahoma | United States

    Live! on the plaza is the plaza district’s second friday art walk. Each second Friday, Plaza District businesses stay open late with featured artists, live music, special events, local shopping and much more!

    LIVE on the Plaza is presented by Fowler Volkswagen of Norman and Oklahoma Employees Credit Union. Located on the 1700 block of NW 16th, visit the Plaza District during LIVE on the Plaza. Parking in available on street, in Lyric Theatre’s lots in the center of the district and just west of 16th & Indiana. Additional parking can be made in the surrounding neighborhoods.

    LIVE! ON THE PLAZA WILL HAPPEN EVERY 2ND FRIDAY, RAIN OR SHINE. 7PM – 11PM(ISH)

    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.