Red-tail Hawk by Rick Sinnett - Photo by Dennis Spielman

The City of Festivals, Norman is far more than a simple college town with its collection of museums, community events, and its many festivals. This Area Guide of Norman features notable events, things to do, and places to visit in the city.

A collection of date ideas in Norman.

Reviews and recommendations of places to eat in Norman.

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.

Travel back in time at the Medieval Fair of Norman. The year is 1360, and King Edward III and Queen Philippa have decided to visit the town of Avalon’s first market fair of spring after a long and dreary winter. The black plague is believed to be gone and England has just signed the treaty of Bretigny with France after 20 years of war. Everyone is ready to celebrate victory and peace. Medieval Fair is held on the first weekend of April (unless it is Easter) at Reaves Park and features over 200 artists, over 40 food vendors, and several stages including jousting, human combat chess, music, dance, comedy, acrobatics, juggling and more.

Held typically on the third week of April on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday the Norman Music Festival is free, three-day music festival in Downtown Norman. The festival highlights both local musicians and internationally acclaimed artists and features many forms and styles of music. Read more about the festival.

Founded in 1984 by the Norman Arts and Humanities Council and Cimarron Opera to bring high-quality blues and jazz acts to Norman, Jazz in June has developed into a much-anticipated annual event attended by some 50,000 people.

Downtown Norman - Tattoo Woman - Photo by Dennis Spielman

Downtown Norman is home to some wonderful public art. Take an art filled expedition anytime. Read this article I wrote about 8 Public Art Displays in Downtown Norman to See in Person.