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.

May
25
Sat
Paseo Arts Festival @ Paseo Arts District
May 25 – May 27 all-day

Featuring over 90 artists from across the country, delicious food vendors, fun shopping, all-ages activities, and much more the Paseo Arts Festival event is free for all happening on Memorial Weekend.

The food court at Paseo Drive and 29th Street will feature a variety of food vendors, bringing traditional and not-so-traditional Festival treats, both savory and sweet.

In addition to the visiting artists and food vendors, the Paseo Arts District’s restaurants and galleries will also be open during Festival hours. Many galleries will host special exhibits and new artists during the Festival.

Don’t miss Oklahoma City’s summer kick-off designation, the Paseo Arts Festival.

PARKING
Park at First Christian Church at 36th & Walker (301 NW 36th) There is a FREE shuttle provided by Village Tours & Travel that will be running on a continuous loop, dropping off at the north end of the festival. Free handicap and motorcycle parking is located at the NE corner of 30th & Dewey/Paseo.

May
31
Fri
H&8th Night Market @ 8th and Hudson
May 31 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

H&8th Night Market 2016 - photo by Dennis Spielman

The annual H&8th Night Market returns on Friday, May 31, 2019, in Oklahoma City’s Midtown District. The seasonal event was held first held on August 26, 2011, included three food trucks and attracted approximately 200 people. The name H&8th refers to the event’s epicenter and place of origin: at the corner of Hudson Avenue and N.W. 8th Street.

Live music at H&8th Night Market - photo by Dennis Spielman

H&8th Night Market is a family- and pet-friendly street festival built around a lineup of the city’s top gourmet food trucks and live music. There is no cost to attend.

AM Classic Bike Race at H&8th Night Market - photo by Dennis Spielman

This year, H&8th Night Market attendees can watch racers at the Oklahoma City Pro-Am Classic. The Oklahoma City Pro-Am Classic was founded in 2012 by Chad Hodges, team manager for Oklahoma City-based DNA Racing and Team Arapahoe Resources, and quickly expanded from a one-day race for local amateurs into a multi-day race on the USA Cycling Pro Road Tour national calendar that attracts professional racers from around the world.

For more information about H&8th Night Market visit h8thokc.com. Updates will be posted on Facebook and Twitter (#OKCNightMarket).

Jun
7
Fri
Little D Exhibit Opening @ Little D Gallery
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

You are invited to the exhibit opening for Ceramics by Liz at Little D Gallery on June 7, 2019, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The exhibition will remain open for the month of June: Fridays and Saturday from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Come celebrate for an exciting evening of food, drinks, and the community at Paseo Arts District First Friday Gallery Walk!

Paseo First Friday @ Paseo Arts District
Jun 7 @ 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

Jun
12
Wed
Reddened Monarch Music Festival @ Myriad Gardens
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Eddie Monarch was living on the streets of OKC when he met Kyle Dillingham, an international touring violinist. Kyle met Eddie where he was and shared his music with him. The experience inspired Eddie to start the Reddened Monarch Festival, a live music event honoring OKC’s homeless population and connecting Oklahomans from different walks of life.

Named for his grandfather, Reddened Monarch Music Festival will happen on June 12th from 6-9pm. Join us for a line-up of multiple bands, food trucks, and inspiration. This event will be unlike any OKC has seen before as it brings people together for a night centered around love, transformation, and building understanding.

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.

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
Third Thursdays @ Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Jun 20 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art’s Third Thursdays program features live music, a special menu at the Museum Cafe, full bar on the Roof Terrace, and access to the Museum’s galleries. Admission is just $5; food and libations are available at an additional cost. This year, the Museum’s Roof Terrace will be open to the public only during Third Thursday events.

[pullquote-right]”Throughout the year, Third Thursday will be a fantastic way to visit the Museum and channel your ‘inner Michelangelo’ while enjoying great food and drinks in a unique atmosphere.”[/pullquote-right]”The Museum has always been busy on Thursday evenings,” said E. Michael Whittington, President and CEO. “We are thrilled to offer even more reasons to visit with our new Third Thursday series presented by Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores. Throughout the year, Third Thursday will be a fantastic way to visit the Museum and channel your ‘inner Michelangelo’ while enjoying great food and drinks in a unique atmosphere. We are grateful to Love’s for their partnership in this innovative new Museum program.”

“We are excited to support a full year of Third Thursdays,” added Jenny Love Meyer, vice president of communications at Love’s. “The recent growth and development of our downtown area has been significant and Third Thursdays will continue to build on this momentum. We believe the arts are a vital part of a vibrant downtown and are committed to increasing access for everyone in our community.”

Exhibit at the OKC MOA - photo by Dennis Spielman

The Museum will continue extended hours and $5 admission every Thursday, but special programming and the opening of the Roof Terrace will occur only on the third Thursday of the month.

Admission to the Museum on Thursday evenings is $5, and no other discounts apply. Admission for Museum members is always free. More information about Third Thursdays, including how to purchase tickets, can be found on the Museum’s website, okcmoa.com.

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
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