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
Summer Music Series @ Wheeler Ferris Wheel
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join the Wheeler District for a night of music under the Ferris Wheel lights! You can cap off the evening by strolling through the night market of pop-up shops on the lawn. This is a free event!

May 17th, 2019 7:00pm-11:00pm
Enjoy live music from K.C. Clifford, Cavern Company, and Thembi. Come hungry, Taco Nation, Wicked Hangry, Cook’n It Up, and Hawaiian Snow food trucks will be serving up some delicious eats! We’ll also be joined by The Big Friendly beer bus.

June 21st, 2019 7:00pm-11:00pm
Enjoy live music from Samantha Crain, Mola Mola, and Chelsey Cope. Come hungry, Taco Nation, Wicked Hangry, Cook’n It Up, and Hawaiian Snow food trucks will be serving up some delicious eats! We’ll also be joined by The Big Friendly beer bus.

July 19th, 2019 7:00pm-11:00pm
Enjoy a live music preview of Wiggle Out Loud with Academia OK Mariachi Students, MicroGiants, and Race Dance Company featuring “Men of Race”. Come hungry, Taco Nation, Wicked Hangry, Cook’n It Up, and Hawaiian Snow food trucks will be serving up some delicious eats! We’ll also be joined by The Big Friendly beer bus.

August 16th, 2019 7:00pm-11:00pm
Enjoy live music from Lincka, WoRm, and Changing Frequencies. Come hungry, Taco Nation, Wicked Hangry, Cook’n It Up, and Hawaiian Snow food trucks will be serving up some delicious eats! We’ll also be joined by The Big Friendly beer bus.

September 20th, 2019 7:00pm-11:00pm
Enjoy live music from Saint Loretto, Flock of Pigs, and Sophia Massad. Come hungry, Taco Nation, Wicked Hangry, Cook’n It Up, and Hawaiian Snow food trucks will be serving up some delicious eats! We’ll also be joined by The Big Friendly beer bus.


Event sponsors and partners Tinker Federal Credit Union, Wiggle Out Loud, CNS Audio Video, The Curbside Chronicle, and Wheeler District!

Jul
5
Fri
First Friday Art Crawl @ Tulsa Arts District
Jul 5 @ 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 5 @ 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
6
Sat
Beats and Bites @ Riverwind Casino
Jul 6 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 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, Beats and Bites Festival Dates for 2019 are June 8, July 6, and August 10.

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 10 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.

Jul
19
Fri
Summer Music Series @ Wheeler Ferris Wheel
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join the Wheeler District for a night of music under the Ferris Wheel lights! You can cap off the evening by strolling through the night market of pop-up shops on the lawn. This is a free event!

May 17th, 2019 7:00pm-11:00pm
Enjoy live music from K.C. Clifford, Cavern Company, and Thembi. Come hungry, Taco Nation, Wicked Hangry, Cook’n It Up, and Hawaiian Snow food trucks will be serving up some delicious eats! We’ll also be joined by The Big Friendly beer bus.

June 21st, 2019 7:00pm-11:00pm
Enjoy live music from Samantha Crain, Mola Mola, and Chelsey Cope. Come hungry, Taco Nation, Wicked Hangry, Cook’n It Up, and Hawaiian Snow food trucks will be serving up some delicious eats! We’ll also be joined by The Big Friendly beer bus.

July 19th, 2019 7:00pm-11:00pm
Enjoy a live music preview of Wiggle Out Loud with Academia OK Mariachi Students, MicroGiants, and Race Dance Company featuring “Men of Race”. Come hungry, Taco Nation, Wicked Hangry, Cook’n It Up, and Hawaiian Snow food trucks will be serving up some delicious eats! We’ll also be joined by The Big Friendly beer bus.

August 16th, 2019 7:00pm-11:00pm
Enjoy live music from Lincka, WoRm, and Changing Frequencies. Come hungry, Taco Nation, Wicked Hangry, Cook’n It Up, and Hawaiian Snow food trucks will be serving up some delicious eats! We’ll also be joined by The Big Friendly beer bus.

September 20th, 2019 7:00pm-11:00pm
Enjoy live music from Saint Loretto, Flock of Pigs, and Sophia Massad. Come hungry, Taco Nation, Wicked Hangry, Cook’n It Up, and Hawaiian Snow food trucks will be serving up some delicious eats! We’ll also be joined by The Big Friendly beer bus.


Event sponsors and partners Tinker Federal Credit Union, Wiggle Out Loud, CNS Audio Video, The Curbside Chronicle, and Wheeler District!

Aug
2
Fri
First Friday Art Crawl @ Tulsa Arts District
Aug 2 @ 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 2 @ 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
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.