#OptOutside Oklahoma, presented by Fowler Toyota, is a new event at the Myriad Botanical Gardens on Sunday, April 22, 12 pm to 5 pm that aims to inspire people to get outside, breathe in some fresh air and reconnect with Mother Nature and all her splendor. The event on the Great Lawn and Band Shell of the Gardens is designed to help people reconnect with each other and with the great outdoors by featuring some of the best options for camping and RV life. The #OptOutside movement was started by REI Co-Op last year over the holidays. It has since expanded to finding ways to enjoying the outdoors all year-round.
Visitors can even come Saturday, April 21 at 7 pm to camp out in a fully furnished-tents! Visitors on Sunday will get to explore new and vintage trailers and airstreams on the Great Lawn, where outdoor life vignettes will include tents, chairs, cooking gear and bikes to bring along on your journeys. Water sports enthusiasts will enjoy the paddle boarding demonstration on the lake. Fly fishing demonstrations, bike lessons with Spokies/Ride OKC, SUP Yoga demonstrations with This Land Yoga, compass reading techniques and a fantastic group of vendors will bring outdoor living to the center of the city. Vendors to date include Homma Camp Co., En Root Barbershop, Sierra Club, This Land Yoga, Metz & Daughters, face painting with Moonflower Face and Body Art and more.
Unplugged at the Gardens, #OptOutside Kick Off Night
Saturday, April 21, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m; 7 p.m. to 8 a.m. for overnight guests
Great Lawn and Band Shell
Come kick off the #OptOutside Oklahoma weekend by unplugging at the Gardens for an evening. There are eight tents provided by Homma Camp Co. for people to sleep in for the evening. The Myriad Gardens will provide new friends, board games, live music with Jason Scott, indoor restroom access and additional security for the evening. A chili dinner provided by Pitchfork in the Park, which includes corn bread, dessert, and beverage of your choice: beer, water or tea. It is suggested bringing a side dish to share with your new friends! Make it a communal dinner—a vegetable would be good to complete the meal. Guests staying overnight will also get to sleep in a tent provided graciously by Homma Camp Co. Guests may only service pets necessary for assistance. You will also get a first look at some of the vintage trailers that will be onsite for the #OptOutside Oklahoma Expo the following day. Join the guardens for a morning coffee and bagels donated by Panera Bread.
For the overnight stay, cost is $50 for members, $55 for nonmembers. Cost includes dinner and fully-furnished tent overnight stay to sleep in. Cost for dinner only is $20 for members, $25 nonmembers. Advance registration is required and space is limited. Register online at myriadgardens.org