Family-Friendly Festivals in the Tulsa Area
Take the family to any and all of these festivals happening throughout the Tulsa area.
Tulsa is full of family-friendly festival fun this season. Get out your calendar and plan which ones you'll be checking out with your family!
When: Friday, May 5; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, May 6; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, May 7; Noon to 5 p.m.
Where: 15th & Terrace Dr.; the lawn and in the Great Hall of the German American Society Center.
Authentic German entertainment by the German American Society of Tulsa choir, folk dancers and Blaskapelle together with outstanding Polka bands, food, drink and activities for the children make this a family affair. The crowning of the German-American Society of Tulsa’s Maikonigin (May Queen) is a centerpiece activity which occurs during the event. Find more at www.gastulsa.org.
When: Friday, May 5; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: The University of Tulsa, 800 South Tucker Dr., Tulsa
The Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance with the continued support of Flight Night, will recreate this event at The University of Tulsa. Fifty 4th and 5th grade teachers in Union Public Schools, Jenks Public Schools, Tulsa Public Schools and Broken Arrow Public Schools will get the opportunity to receive a classroom set of kites as well as curriculum that will cover multiple subjects. The intent will be to use kites as a means to engage elementary students in STEM as well as physical activity and foster creativity in history, the arts and aviation. Find out more at www.tulsastem.org.
When: Saturday, May 6; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: 418 S. Main St., Broken Arrow
This annual event has something for everyone! Enjoy entertainment, various children's activities and view art and photo contests.
OKLAHOMA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL
When: Every Saturday and Sunday, April 29 - June 4; Gates open at 10:30 a.m. and close at 6 p.m.
Where: The Castle of Muskogee, 3400 W Fern Mountain Rd in Muskogee, OK
Journey to an age of kings, queens, and knights in shining armor. Be mesmerized as magicians, jugglers, musicians, dancers, acrobats, and jousters thrill and delight you on one of their many stages. For the kids: Take the wee ones to the Children’s Realm for games and hands-on demonstrations and then pick a side English or Scottish in the Royal Quest! For a full schedule and list of kid-centered activities, go to www.okcastle.com/renaissance. HuzzaH!
Festival Days & Hours:
- Thursday, May 11; 4-10 p.m.
- Friday, May 12; 4-11 p.m.
- Saturday, May 13; 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
- Sunday, May 14; noon-6 p.m.
Rooster Days Parade:
- Saturday, May 13 at 10 a.m.
Where: Central Park, 1500 S Main St. in Broken Arrow
Returning for its 86th year in Broken Arrow, Rooster Days will be packed with adventure and fun! This year’s festival will feature carnival rides, amazing food, live entertainment, shopping, the Rooster Days Run and, of course, the Rooster Days Parade! For more information, go to www.roosterdays.com.
TULSA INTERNATIONAL MAYFEST
When: Thursday – Saturday, May 18-21; 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sunday, May 21 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Where: Downtown Tulsa
Mayfest has something to offer everyone. The outdoor areas of Mayfest includes fine arts, crafts, four stages of performing artists, KidZone – a children’s hands-on art activity area, and of course, great festival food. In addition to the outdoor space, Mayfest also features three indoor galleries. For more information, go to www.tulsamayfest.org.
BLUE DOME ARTS FESTIVAL
When: Friday, May 19 & Saturday, May 20; 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, May 21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Blue Dome District at 2nd and Elgin, Tulsa
The Blue Dome Arts Festival is a family- and dog-friendly festival that focuses on promoting local artists, handcrafters and performers. The Philbrook Family Zone will offer interactive art stations for the kids with individual and collaborative art projects as well as the Hand Print Wall where the whole family can add their prints to the bright and ever-changing mural in downtown. Also enjoy the PetZone, Chill & Grill Zone, local performers, local food trucks, chalk circle and so much more! As always, admission and activities are FREE! For more information, go to www.bluedomearts.com.
HOP JAM BEER & MUSIC FESTIVAL
When: Sunday, May 21; Noon - 9 p.m.
Where: The Brady Arts District, Tulsa
The Hop Jam Beer and Music Festival celebrates the convergence of craft beer and music in a dynamic downtown environment. The unique urban environment and the extensive brewer selection in the craft beer area, alongside the dynamic all-ages free live concert, sets The Hop Jam apart from any other event in the region. The event space is divided into two areas, the 21+ craft beer area and the all-ages area, which features the main stage, as well as the new second stage at the Hop Jam Family Park, along with a variety of all-ages activities. To find out more, go to www.thehopjam.com.
When: Saturday, June 3; 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Martin Regional Library, 2601 S. Garnett Rd.
Celebrate and learn about the colorful cultures of Asia with entertaining, educational events for the entire family, plus arts and crafts. For all ages. Sponsored by the Tulsa Library Trust.
When: Friday, June 2 - Sunday, June 4, 2017
Where: Sooner Park located at Madison Boulevard and Tuxedo Avenue in Bartlesville, OK
This festival includes a relaxed, family picnic atmosphere, quality and cost-free entertainment, a diverse range of arts and crafts, creative activities for children, terrific food in abundant variety and an eye-popping car show. More than two dozen food vendors will be at Sunfest offering a wide menu from traditional down-home favorites to ethnic specialties. For more information, go to www.bartlesvillesunfest.org.
When: Friday, June 9 - Sunday, June 11; times vary
Where: Blue Dome District to Riverside
This three-day cycling festival is spread out all over the Blue Dome District to Riverside. You won't wan tto miss the Tulsa Townie Ride on Sunday, June at 2 p.m. This FREE eight-mile course is a fun way for any age to get involved with Tulsa Tough. Anyone who wants a little shorter ride option can turn at the Tough Turn at 31st and Cincinnati and follow the Tiny Townie 5.4 mile route back to the finish. For more information about Tulsa Tough, go to www.tulsatough.com.
OK MOZART INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
When: June 8 - 16; times vary
Where: Multiple locations around Bartlesville, OK
OK Mozart’s mission is to bring the highest quality professional musical and cultural experience to the citizens of the Bartlesville area, state of Oklahoma and the mid-America region of the United States by producing a multi-day festival with professional orchestra musicians, concert artists and musical performances of artistic excellence. For a full listing of event details, go to www.okmozart.com.
BLACK GOLD DAYS
Where: Black Gold Park, near 141st Street along Highway 75
Spanning across four days, this festival will feature a variety of food and craft vendors, live entertainment every evening, frog and turtle races, the Optimist Club Horseshoe Contest, carnival rides and more. For more information, go to www.glenpoolchamber.org.
BIXBY GREEN CORN FESTIVAL
When: Thursday, June 22 through Saturday, June 24, 2017
Where: Downtown Bixby, OK (south and east of 151st & Memorial)
The Green Corn Festival is a kick back to the good old fashioned family oriented picnics. The festival features great music, arts and crafts, food, bingo, carnival and great games and contests for the young and young at heart. A talent show to highlight area youth is held on Friday at the Community Center and the annual Green Corn Parade entertains the masses on Saturday morning. Cool off during the heat of the day by joining in a few rounds of bingo in the building at the corner of Charley Young Park. What could be more traditional than an afternoon or evening in the bright summer sun, with lemonade to sip, an array of crafts and gifts to purchase, music to enjoy listening to, with your friends all around?
When: Saturday, June 24 - Sunday, June 25; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve, located on Oklahoma State Highway 123 (12 miles southwest of Bartlesville, 45 minutes north of Tulsa)
Kids can participate in a variety of activities, including pony rides, wagon rides, treasure digs, face painting, nature crafts and more. Adults admission is $10, children 11 and younger are free. Find more at www.woolaroc.org.