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
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.

Jun
22
Fri
Oklahoma City Pride Festival @ 39th District OKC
Jun 22 – Jun 24 all-day

The 2018 Oklahoma City Pride Festival will be June 22-24 in the 39th District at 39th and Pennsylvania Avenue. Consisting of a free outdoor concert and Block Party on Friday, June 22, Arts Festival June 22-24, and closes with the OKC Pride Parade on Sunday, June 24.

Join OKC Pride in a concert for the ages as they bring the community together to cheer and enjoy a night of entertainment, this event is free to the public and all are welcome. The concert starts at 6:30 pm and will feature Drive and The Bright Light Social Hour.

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 okcpride.org

Jun
30
Sat
Deep Deuce Sessions @ Deep Deuce
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Deep Deuce Sessions

Deep Deuce Sessions is a new music-art walk highlighting some of Oklahoma City’s best music artists on stages across the neighborhood the final Saturday of each month.

Walk, dine, drink, and listen your way across venues along 2nd and 3rd streets in the Deep Deuce District to experience hip-hop, singer-songwriter, and pop artists showcased throughout the evening. All doors are open for free to the listening public.

For more information, visit DeepDeuceSessions.com.

Jul
6
Fri
First Friday Art Crawl @ Tulsa Arts District
Jul 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Center of the Universe - photo by Dennis Spielman

Center of the Universe looking at the Tulsa Arts District


The First Friday Art Crawl was established in 2007. This year-round monthly event features all of the galleries, studios and museums as well as the part-time galleries in various shops opening their doors to show art. The Art Crawl is held on the first Friday of the month and open from 6 pm to 9 pm.

In line with its original purpose, local artists are given an opportunity to display and sell their work. This event has grown from 50–100 people visiting 4–6 venues to an event that has drawn over 3,000 people and continues to attract new people to Downtown Tulsa. Besides the art galleries being open, the established museums and galleries offer free admission and many shops stay open late. During any given Art Crawl, visitors can expect visual art, performances and maybe a few fireworks! Each venue offers something different and creative, a true hallmark of the Tulsa Arts District.

The First Friday Art Crawl can be the perfect date night when you start with a cocktail, coffee or early dinner on one of the many patios. It can also be a leisurely browse of the art and a great late dinner or nightcap at the District’s unique restaurants or clubs. Families can find many options from kid-friendly gallery shows to live music in the park. For those who like to linger even later, stay for one of the clubs, bars or coffee shops – many of which offer live entertainment.

Paseo First Friday @ Paseo Arts District
Jul 6 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Paseo Arts District’s First Friday Gallery Walk features more than 80 artists in more than 25 galleries participating, all within walking distance. Paseo galleries offer special themed exhibits, refreshments, guest artists and a variety of entertainment opportunities. The night typically features four to six Art Opening Receptions to showcase the new work of the gallery/studio owners or the work of guest artists.

Come visit Oklahoma City’s historic arts district to experience dozens of galleries, three restaurants, and a handful of shops stand in distinctive Spanish Mission Revival style buildings, all within a two block distance.

First Friday Gallery Walk at the Paseo - photo by Dennis Spielman

First Friday Gallery Walk at the Paseo - photo by Dennis Spielman

First Friday Gallery Walk at the Paseo - photo by Dennis Spielman

The First Friday Gallery Walk starts on the First Friday of every month at 6 pm and lasts until 10 pm.

For more information on the Paseo Arts District, visit thepaseo.com

Jul
7
Sat
Beats and Bites @ Riverwind Casino
Jul 7 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Beats and Bites @ Riverwind Casino | Norman | Oklahoma | United States

The Riverwind Casino presents the monthly music and food truck festival series, Beats and Bites. The free, family-friendly event features a variety of food trucks, vendors, children’s games, beer garden, and live entertainment.

Held on once a month on Saturdays throughout the summer, Festival Dates for 2018 are June 9, July 7, and August 11.

Beats and Bites is held on the west end parking lot of Riverwind Casino.

The festival is free, open to the public and will be held in the casino’s west parking lot from 6 pm to 11 pm. There will be more than a dozen local food truck options and vendors. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and can bring umbrellas. Pets and outside food and beverages are prohibited. The event will be held rain or shine.

Learn more about Beats and Bites in this episode of Uncovering Oklahoma.

Interested food truck operators or vendors can fill out the application by visiting the Entertainment page on the Riverwind website.

Jul
13
Fri
2nd Friday Norman Art Walk @ Downtown Norman
Jul 13 @ 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.

  • Jul
    28
    Sat
    Deep Deuce Sessions @ Deep Deuce
    Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    Deep Deuce Sessions

    Deep Deuce Sessions is a new music-art walk highlighting some of Oklahoma City’s best music artists on stages across the neighborhood the final Saturday of each month.

    Walk, dine, drink, and listen your way across venues along 2nd and 3rd streets in the Deep Deuce District to experience hip-hop, singer-songwriter, and pop artists showcased throughout the evening. All doors are open for free to the listening public.

    For more information, visit DeepDeuceSessions.com.

    Aug
    3
    Fri
    First Friday Art Crawl @ Tulsa Arts District
    Aug 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Center of the Universe - photo by Dennis Spielman

    Center of the Universe looking at the Tulsa Arts District


    The First Friday Art Crawl was established in 2007. This year-round monthly event features all of the galleries, studios and museums as well as the part-time galleries in various shops opening their doors to show art. The Art Crawl is held on the first Friday of the month and open from 6 pm to 9 pm.

    In line with its original purpose, local artists are given an opportunity to display and sell their work. This event has grown from 50–100 people visiting 4–6 venues to an event that has drawn over 3,000 people and continues to attract new people to Downtown Tulsa. Besides the art galleries being open, the established museums and galleries offer free admission and many shops stay open late. During any given Art Crawl, visitors can expect visual art, performances and maybe a few fireworks! Each venue offers something different and creative, a true hallmark of the Tulsa Arts District.

    The First Friday Art Crawl can be the perfect date night when you start with a cocktail, coffee or early dinner on one of the many patios. It can also be a leisurely browse of the art and a great late dinner or nightcap at the District’s unique restaurants or clubs. Families can find many options from kid-friendly gallery shows to live music in the park. For those who like to linger even later, stay for one of the clubs, bars or coffee shops – many of which offer live entertainment.

    Paseo First Friday @ Paseo Arts District
    Aug 3 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    The Paseo Arts District’s First Friday Gallery Walk features more than 80 artists in more than 25 galleries participating, all within walking distance. Paseo galleries offer special themed exhibits, refreshments, guest artists and a variety of entertainment opportunities. The night typically features four to six Art Opening Receptions to showcase the new work of the gallery/studio owners or the work of guest artists.

    Come visit Oklahoma City’s historic arts district to experience dozens of galleries, three restaurants, and a handful of shops stand in distinctive Spanish Mission Revival style buildings, all within a two block distance.

    First Friday Gallery Walk at the Paseo - photo by Dennis Spielman

    First Friday Gallery Walk at the Paseo - photo by Dennis Spielman

    First Friday Gallery Walk at the Paseo - photo by Dennis Spielman

    The First Friday Gallery Walk starts on the First Friday of every month at 6 pm and lasts until 10 pm.

    For more information on the Paseo Arts District, visit thepaseo.com

    Aug
    10
    Fri
    2nd Friday Norman Art Walk @ Downtown Norman
    Aug 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.