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    Oklahoma Festivals & Events

    Oklahoma has a lot to celebrate! From cultural gatherings to spectator sports, Oklahoma's events will fill any calendar. There's a festival almost every weekend in Oklahoma and our cities and hometowns invite you to join the party.


    Oklahoma Festivals & Events

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    The Gatesway Balloon Festival in Claremore is one of the state's best fall events every year! There will be over 30 hot air balloons taking to the skies as well as children's' activities, lawn mower races and even tethered balloon rides.

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    Oklahoma City's biggest event of the entire year! Head to the Great State Fair of Oklahoma for your fill of great fair food, fun concerts, midway games and so much more.

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    For two nights each summer, Lion's Park in Norman, Oklahoma is full of beautiful art and musical performances during Midsummer Nights' Fair.

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    The Rush Springs Watermelon Festival is a summer staple in Oklahoma. Come get your fill of over 50,000 pounds of watermelon, meet the Watermelon Queen and have fun riding carnival rides.

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    The Center of the Universe Festival is one of Tulsa's major annual music events. Bands from all across the country including big names take the stage in the Brady Arts District.

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    The Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival & Powwow in Tuskahoma is known for its cultural exhibitions, games, arts, crafts and the myriad of fantastic performers it brings in for the weekend long concert series.

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    The Valliant Watermelon Festival is an Oklahoma summer staple! Chow down on free slices of watermelon, watch the adorable parade and participate in all kinds of games and contests.

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    Spend the Fourth of July at Tulsa River Parks enjoying Tulsa FreedomFest. The day includes live entertainment, great food and a huge fireworks show at dark.

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    The Porter Peach Festival is one of the tastiest food festivals in Oklahoma! Each year, local orchards show off their crops while games, arts and crafts, live music, carnival rides and more take over the town.

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    One of the biggest Independence Day celebrations in Oklahoma, LibertyFest in Edmond has been recognized as one of the best ways to spend 4th of July in the country by CNN & USA Today.

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    The Black Gold Days festival in Glenpool celebrates the town's rich history of being an oil town. The games and celebrations last all weekend with plenty of food and music.

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    Tulsa Tough is a three day cycling event for professional riders, casual bikers and even spectators. Some of the routes go past historic landmarks, down the scenic Arkansas River and through some of the city's best retail and entertainment districts.

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    Head to the Rooster Days Festival in Broken Arrow with 20,000 sq ft of rides, food, attractions, games and more. There is plenty for children to enjoy as well as live entertainment and a parade.

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    The Rock-N-Rumble Car Show & Cruise in Altus features dozens and dozens of unique and awesome cars on display as well as a burnout contest, live entertainment, parties and food throughout downtown.

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    Held at the beautiful Woodward Arts Theatre in northwestern Oklahoma, the Twister Alley Film Festival welcomes filmmakers from around the world for three great days of screenings. There will also be panels, opportunities for discussion, parties and more.

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    Oklahoma City's Festival of the Arts is a sign that spring has officially arrived. Dozens of food vendors, nearly 140 artist booths, a beer garden and live entertainers make this event the place to be for a week each April.

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    The Take to the Skies AirFest in Durant offers something for everyone. Performers including wing walkers and skydivers thrill and amaze audiences every year. Aircraft rides, a kids' play area, food vendors and more are also on site.

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    The Grand Lake Renaissance Festival held in Vinita, Oklahoma transports visitors back in time to Quensferry, Scotland in 1529. This special weekend event features Queen Margaret Tudor, falconry, vendors and children's activities.

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    For two decades, the Oklahoma Renaissance Festival at the Castle of Muskogee has been welcoming thousands and thousands of guests to enjoy costumes, delicious food, jousting, games and all kinds of other activities to ring in spring.

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    During select weekends, the Oklahoma Paranormal Association heads to Guthrie and investigates one of the state's oldest towns and its historic buildings looking for something unexplainable.

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    Tulsa's Mardi Gras Parade goes through the Blue Dome District and features incredible floats, plenty of costumes, toys and more.

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    This article features eagle watches at state parks and lakes across Oklahoma! Seeing a bald eagle soar through the sky is a breathtaking sight you'll never forget.

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    The Will Rogers Days Chuck Wagon Cook-Off in Claremore serves up some delicious country recipes served just like they were in the days of cattle drives.

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    Can you make it to all of the festivals on this list of #Oklahoma's Top Fall Events? It includes stops with beautiful fall foliage like the Robbers Cave Fall Festival in Wilburton.

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    Known as "America's Biggest Food Truck Event," H&8th Night Market in #Oklahoma City welcomes thousands of people to feast on delicious food from mobile restaurants and listen to live music in Mid Town.

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