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.
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Participate in the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon, an event that is about physical wellness as well as remembrance and community strength. Run with over 25,000 other participants and triumphantly complete the 26.2 mile course, the half marathon or the 5K run and walk.

Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon

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Race and celebrate a run well done at the annual Color Run held in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Stretch while the energetic background music pumps you up, and finish this fun 5K decked out in a rainbow of powdered colors.

The Color Run

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Winners of TravelOK's Take to the Skies AirFest won tickets to this exciting air show in Durant, Oklahoma. Come out and watch as the FlashFire Jet Truck, a USAF T-6 trainer and the Oklahoma Army National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk perform tricks in the sky. There will also be Choctaw cultural activities, food vendors and children’s games.

Take to the Skies AirFest

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Put your fishing skills on the line at the Beavers Bend Kayak Classic in April. Take to Broken Bow Lake in Oklahoma to try your hand at catching the biggest fish of the tournament.

Beavers Bend Kayak Classic

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Buy your tickets to the NCAA Women's College World Series whenever Oklahoma plays host.

NCAA Women's College World Series

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Spend your day playing in the Oklahoma state parks. Bring the kids into nature to experience hands-on learning activities and a guided nature walk.

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Inexperienced campers can get their first taste of hiking by day and fire-roasting by night at Oklahoma's Camp OK - State Parks Style. Try your hand at camping at one of Oklahoma's state parks without having to shell out for your own equipment.

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Support local underground artists at the Pancakes and Booze Art Show at the Oklahoma City Farmers Public Market in Oklahoma City. While you browse through countless booths worth of unique artwork, bite into fluffy pancakes made fresh to order.

Pancakes & Booze Art Show

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Head to TravelOK's Festivals and Events page to find out everything that's going on in Oklahoma year round.

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Treat your tastebuds to a wide array of local foods at these 15 food festivals in Oklahoma City. Satisfy your seafood fix at the Frederick Fantastic Oyster Fry, and stock up on sweets at Norman's Chocolate Festival.

Flavorful Festivals: Top 15 Food Fairs in Oklahoma

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The Gatesway Balloon Festival in Claremore, Oklahom 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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Head to the Great State Fair of Oklahoma for your fill of great fair food, fun concerts, midway games and so much more.

Oklahoma State Fair

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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, Oklahoma'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, Oklahoma 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. This day in Oklahoma 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, Oklahoma 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 these Oklahoma 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, Oklahoma 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.

Rooster Days Festival

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

Rock-N-Rumble Car Show & Cruise

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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.

Twister Alley Film Festival

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