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 all year long. Get out your calendar and plan which ones you’ll be checking out with your family!

MAY

RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL AT CASTLE OF MUSKOGEE

  • When: April 30-June 5, 2022
  • Where: Castle of Muskogee, 3400 W. Fern Mountain Rd., Muskogee

The Castle invites one and all to join the festivities of the Oklahoma Renaissance Festival! Step back into 1569 England to experience the royal quest for knighthood, a full-contact Jousting Tournament, Birds of Prey exhibitions and travelling Acrobats! Each weekend, her Majesty will declare a theme to honor the visiting Kings. We look forward to celebrating the joyous return of the festival this upcoming month of May. The patrons of Castleton have been sorely missed through this year of plague. The Castle has updated protocols to ensure your safety, so that we may convene and commence in merriment once again. HUZZAH! Get more details at www.okcastle.com


TULSA INTERNATIONAL MAYFEST

  • When: May 6-8, 2022
  • Where: The Tulsa Arts District

Tulsa’s iconic spring festival will take place outside in the Tulsa Arts District and Historic Greenwood. As always, Mayfest will feature juried artists from across the country, local artists, bands, and musicians, and traditional festival food. We’re all ready for a fun, enriching creative outlet, and we need your help to keep Mayfest safe this year! You can read all about the festival details, including Mayfest’s pandemic safety plan, at www.TulsaMayfest.org.


GERMANFEST

  • When: May 6-8, 2022
  • Where: GAST Center Building, 1429 Terrace Dr.

Enjoy authentic German entertainment by the GAST Folk Dancers and Blaskapelle together with outstanding Polka bands, food, drink and activities for children!  gastulsa.org


BRISTOW TABOULEH FEST & WILDFLOWER RUN

  • When: May 14, 2022
  • Where: Bristow, OK

This family event begins immediately following Bristow’s 5K Wildflower Run on the second Saturday of May each year. Family fun, entertainment, friendly competitions and lots of food are all a part of this celebration.  This event is hosted by the Bristow Historical Society/Museum as its annual fundraiser. Be sure to swing by the 1923 train depot/museum too! www.taboulehfest.com


STILWELL KIWANIS CLUB STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

  • When: May 14, 2022
  • Where: Stilwell, OK

Thousands of visitors come to take part in the many festivities that make the Stilwell Strawberry Festival such a success. Members of the Stilwell Kiwanis Club strive to add fun and interesting  events, while continuing to offer the community and  its visitors  hometown activities that they have come to love.  Don’t be left out.   Come enjoy the carnival, the parade, the Run, the motorcycle and car  shows, the vendor booths, the Kids Zone, and much more.​ strawberrycapital.com


ROUTE 66 PATRIOTFEST

  • When: May 28, 2022
  • Where: Route 66 Historical Village, 3770 Southwest Blvd.

Head to Route 66 PatriotFest Memorial Day Weekend! The event begins with a cruise on Rt. 66, a car/motorcycle show, live music, a military museum, pin-up contest, food trucks and other vendors! www.rt66patriotfest.com

JUNE

BARTLESVILLE SUNFEST

  • When: June 3-5, 2022
  • Where: Sooner Park, located at Madison Blvd. and Tuxedo Ave. in Bartlesville

Sunfest is an annual arts and craft three day festival held at Sooner Park in Bartlesville, OK the weekend after Memorial Day. Sunfest continues the tradition of bringing you the best mix of music, art, food, and activities available in Green Country.


TULSA VEGFEST

  • When: June 4, 10 a.m.
  • Where: Guthrie Green, 111 E. Reconciliation Way

Tulsa VegFest is a family friendly, free-to-the-public annual event providing resources and information in a festival atmosphere. This event features a plant-based food court, special presenters, vendors and exhibitors and new in 2022 is a demo stage!  Learn more here.


ROOSTER DAYS

  • When: June 9-12, 2022
  • Where: Broken Arrow

Rooster Days: View from Ferris Wheel! Photo by Alex Pfingston

Rooster Days is Oklahoma’s longest-running festival! Special activities include:

  • Miss Rooster Days Pageant: March 30, 2022, Central on Main Ballroom (210 N Main St)
  • Rooster Days Fun Run: June 11, 2022, Central Park (1500 S Main St)
  • Rooster Days 5K Run: June 11, 2022, Central Park (1500 S Main St)
  • Rooster Days Parade: June 11, 2022, Main Street (starts at College Street, ends at Mason
    Drive)
  • Rooster Days Cornhole Tournament: June 11, 2022, Central Park (1500 S Main St)

OKMULGEE PECAN FESTIVAL

  • When:  June 16-18, 2022
  • Where: Okmulgee, Oklahoma

Okmulgee’s annual Pecan Festival celebrates this delicious nut with three days of family friendly activities!  okmulgeechamber.org


deadCenter Film Festival 

  • When: June 9-12, 2022
  • Where: Oklahoma City, OK

Learn more at deadcenterfilm.org.


OKM MUSIC FESTIVAL

  • When: June 9-13
  • Where: Various locations, Bartlesville

This 5-day festival, named for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, showcases musicians from a variety of genres. Special events for kids include Disney Karaoke, puppet theater, a Mad Hatter Prince and Princess Tea Party and more. Learn more at okmmusic.org.


SAINT FRANCIS TULSA TOUGH

  • When: June 10-12, 2022
  • Where: Blue Dome District (June 11); Tulsa Arts District (June 12); Riverside Dr. (June 13)

Saint Francis Tulsa Tough is a unique three-day cycling festival experience for racers, riders, and spectators, all centered in beautiful downtown Tulsa and along the banks of the Arkansas River.

Don’t miss the FREE, 5.8-mile family-friendly Townie Ride on Sunday, June 12, or the opportunity to cheer on young cyclists at the Kids and Junior’s Races on Saturday and Sunday! Get the schedule and additional information at tulsatough.com.


ASIAN-AMERICAN FESTIVAL

  • When: June 25, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Where: Martin Regional Library, 2601 S. Garnett Rd.

Join us to celebrate and learn about Asian American cultures and traditions during TCCL’s 20th Annual Asian American Festival. The festival will feature live performances, local vendors, arts and crafts, and activities for all ages. Visit www.tulsalibrary.org/asianfestival for more details. Sponsored by the Tulsa Library Trust.


JUNETEENTH

  • When: June 16-18, 2022
  • Where: Greenwood

Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery in the U.S. Enjoy a weekend of music and other entertainment.  tulsajuneteenth.org


BIXBY GREEN CORN FESTIVAL

  • When: June 23-25
  • Where: Charley Young Event Park, 50 W. Dawes Ave., Bixby

Bixby’s Green Corn Festival is designed as good, old fashioned, family-oriented fun.  The Green Corn parade entertains the crowds Saturday morning before a day of great games and contests for the young and young at heart. Get more information at bixbyoptimist.com/bixby-green-corn-festival.


AAA ROUTE 66 ROAD FEST

  • When: June 25-26, 2022
  • Where: Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St.

Counting down to The Mother Road’s 100th birthday, in June 2022, AAA Oklahoma will present the first annual AAA Route 66 Road Fest, a weeklong celebration beginning in Oklahoma City (June 18-19) and ending in Tulsa (June 25-26).


TULSA PRIDE CELEBRATION 

  • When: June 24-26, 2022
  • Where: Downtown Tulsa

Tulsa Pride is the longest running Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride festival in Oklahoma. Don’t miss the Family PRIDE Picnic on June 26; the Rainbow Run on June 24; or the Festival and Parade on June 25. okeq.org/tulsa-pride.html


KIDSFEST

  • When: June 25-26, 2022
  • Where: Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve, 1925 Woolaroc Ranch Rd., Bartlesville

This traditional event features arts and crafts, games, live music, inflatables and so much more! There is no extra charge for Kidsfest, which is covered under the price of regular admission. Train rides and craft and food vendors are an additional cost. woolaroc.org

JULY

WOODY GUTHRIE FOLK FESTIVAL 

  • When: July 13-17, 2022
  • Where: Okemah, Oklahoma

This annual celebration of Woody Guthrie’s Life features plenty of live music! woodyfest.com


PORTER PEACH FESTIVAL

  • When: July 14-16
  • Where: Porter, Oklahoma

Peach orchards have been an integral part of Porter’s history for over 100 years.  Since the inaugural Porter Peach Festival in 1960, the town has highlighted its tasty heritage with a fun festival of arts & crafts, outdoor concerts, small town parade, 5k run, car show, and of course, FREE peach ice cream! porterpeachfestivals.com

August

Oklahoma Balloon Festival

  • When:  2022 Dates TBD
  • Where: Hatbox Field, 4000 Border Ave., Muskogee

The Oklahoma Balloon Festival presents a weekend of tethered balloon rides, kids activities, helicopter rides, live entertainment, fireworks and more! Follow @okieballoonfest on Facebook for updates!

September

ROCKLAHOMA 

  • When: September 2-4, 2022
  • Where: Pryor, Oklahoma

If you love rock music, outdoor concerts, camping…this is the festival for you! Find this year’s lineup at rocklahoma.com.


Greek Festival

  • When: 2022 Dates TBD
  • Where: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1222 S. Guthrie Ave.

Tulsa Greek Festival is celebrating its 60th year in 2021! Eat authentic Greek food – like gyros, Loukoumades and lamb dinners – while enjoying traditional dancing and live folk music. This year’s festival will be a combination drive-thru and traditional event. Visit tulsagreekfestival.com for details.

Photo courtesy of Tulsa Greek Festival


SCOTFEST

  • When: 2022 Dates TBD
  • Where: Broken Arrow Events Park, 21101 E. 101st St., Broken Arrow

ScotFest is the Tulsa area’s annual celebration of Scottish culture, including Highland games, live music, Highland and Irish dance, kids activities, vendors, etc. okscotfest.com


MUSCOGEE (CREEK) NATION FESTIVAL

  • When: CANCELED for 2021
  • Where: Claude Cox Omniplex, 555 Tank Farm Rd., Okmulgee

The Okmulgee (Creek) Nation Festival is a weekend of family fun! Activities include a 5K Walk/Run, an All-Indian Rodeo, Parade, Traditional Games and much more.

OCTOBER

3 Festivals in 1! Broken Arrow Rose Festival, Chalk it Up! and Rose Kites Over Broken Arrow

  • When: October 1-3, 2021
  • Where: Broken Arrow

The City of Broken Arrow invites you to the 9th annual “Chalk It Up!” An Art Festival and the 7th annual Broken Arrow Rose Festival.

ArtsOK, the Regional Arts Alliance of Broken Arrow’s “Chalk It Up”, an Art Festival and Keep Broken Arrow Beautiful’s Rose Festival, presented by Walmart, is a celebration of our city’s love of the Arts and Roses.

Festivals begin on Friday, October 1 at 5pm as chalk artists begin their creations on the pavement of Main Street, and Rose Festival activities start by welcoming with free Rose Bracelets, Kid Zone (crafts and free kites to decorate for Sunday’s Kite Event) and taking entries for the Rose Show./Enjoy food trucks, art vendors and Inspyral Circus Street Performers performing a light show at 8:30pm. This is a family event and is free to the public.  It will take place from Commercial to Fort Worth on Main Street in Broken Arrow, right down the middle of the Rose District! “It’s fun to watch the artists develop their amazing artwork”, said Jennifer Deal, Chair of the Chalk It Up Committee!

Saturday, October 2nd, 9am-6pm. In addition to watching the Chalk Artists create their works, enjoy a Rose Festival Art Exhibit at The Museum, a Fun Rose Show (bring your roses between 8-11:30am), Rose Garden information and free Kid’s Zone with Kite Decorating and Crafts. Inspyral Circus Street Performers include our very own stilt-walking Rose Prince & Princess. Rose Show winners are announced at 1pm and Rose Art Show winners are announced at 2pm. Chalk artists complete their competition pieces by 2:30 pm for judging with winners announced at 4pm. Beverly Forester, chair of the Rose Festival committee exclaimed, “It’s so amazing to see our beautiful, award winning Rose District filled with roses, art, kites, music and fun!”  Food trucks, artist booths and market vendors will be part of the Friday and Saturday events. The Rose District Farmers Market will also be open on Saturday.

Variety of artists:  Chalk Artists drawing on Main Street pavement, Art Contest at The Museum, and local art and craft vendors.  Our main stage features local musicians and dancers plus performance artists throughout the event (living statues, stilt walkers, jugglers, unicyclist, hoopers and more).

Unique Main Street businesses:  Local restaurants will be offering delicious food, and many of the unique shops in the Rose District will be offering specials during these events.

Sunday, October 3, 10 am-4pm, the Rose Festival moves to the Event Park, 21101 E 101st) for Rose Kites Over Broken Arrow. Free kites to decorate and fly. Tulsa Wind Riders and Kite Artists fly their largest kites. Kite artist Catherine Grabel said “It’s so fun to see the sky full of colorful kites and hear the laughter of the children!” New this year is a car show.


Tulsa State Fair

  • When: September 30-October 10, 2021
  • Where: The Exchange Center at Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St.

The Tulsa State Fair is back for 2021! For more information on the Livestock Show Schedules, Ford Family Food Court and Vendor List, go to: www.TulsaStateFair.com.


Wine, Jazz & World FETE

  • When: October 1-2, 2021
  • Where: Tulsa Arts District

Join OK Roots Music for the 4th annual Wine, Jazz & World FETE, happening LIVE in the Tulsa Arts District! https://okrootsmusic.org/events/


Festival Americas

  • When: 2022 Dates TBD
  • Where: Outside of ONEOK Field, 201 N. Elgin Ave.

Ccelebrate the rich culture of Tulsa’s Hispanic and Latino community at Festival Americas.


Winter Squash & Pumpkin Festival

  • When: 2022 Dates TBD
  • Where: Pleasant Valley Farms OK, 22350 W. 71st St., Sand Springs

Enjoy live bluegrass music, hayrides, food vendors, a 20-acre corn maze and more! https://www.facebook.com/events/851426475446121


Brush Creek Bazaar

  • When: 2022 Dates TBD
  • Where: 10900 S. Louisville Ave., Tulsa

The Brush Creek Bazaar is an event for the entire family. With live music, numerous vendors, and dining areas, the entire family will have a place to enjoy this beautiful fall weekend at South Tulsa’s premier Arts and Crafts Event. 


TALLGRASS MUSIC FESTIVAL

  • When: 2022 Dates TBD
  • Where: Skiatook Sports Complex, 3020 W. 133rd St. N., Skiatook

The Tallgrass Music Festival offers a weekend of music, camping, vendors and other fun activities. They pride themselves on having a supportive staff that works to provide a family friendly atmosphere. tallgrassmusicfestival.com


Linde Oktoberfest

  • When: 2022 dates TBD
  • Where: River West Festival Park, 2100 S. Jackson Ave.

Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa celebrates authentic Bavarian culture in the heart of Oklahoma, in an incredible setting patterned after Oktoberfest Munich in Bavaria, Germany. Enjoy große (huge) quantities of bratwurst, German beers, Bavarian cheesecake, great music and thousands of your friends together at one place at the new River West Festival Park with 116,000 square feet of new tents, stages and more.

NOVEMBER

Día de los Muertos Art Festival

  • When: 2022 Dates TBD
  • Where: Living Arts of Tulsa, 307 E. Brady St.

GOFF FEST

  • When: 2022 Dates TBD
  • Where: Various locations, downtown Tulsa

 


DICKENS ON THE BOULEVARD

  • When: 2022 Dates TBD
  • Where: Claremore Main Street

Dickens on the Boulevard is a Victorian-themed Christmas festival in historic downtown Claremore, Oklahoma.

DECEMBER

PHILBROOK FESTIVAL

  • When: 2022 Dates TBD
  • Where: Philbrook Museum of Art, 2727 S. Rockford Rd.

Philbrook Festival returns Nov. 26–Dec. 31, 2021 with all of your favorites: thousands of holiday lights and a spectacular musical light show, holiday shopping, the LEGO Village, visits with Santa, and more.


ARVEST WINTERFEST

  • When: November 19, 2021-January 3, 2022
  • Where: Outside BOK Center, 200 S. Denver Ave.

Ice skating is back outside the BOK Center! No tickets required for those not skating.


GARDEN OF LIGHTS

  • When: Thursdays – Sundays, Nov. 26,-Dec. 12, 5-9 p.m. Open nightly: Dec. 16-Jan. 2, 5-9 p.m. (closed Dec. 24, 25 and 26)
  • Where: Tulsa Botanic Garden, 3900 Tulsa Botanic Dr.

Reconnect with family and friends in the garden illuminated with colorful lights. Make s’mores over fire pits, enjoy holiday music and take in the spirit of the season in our magical garden escape.

NIGHTLY: Hot drinks (with spiked options), beer, wine and s’more kits are available every night for purchase.  Hay maze/snowball pit, glow games, photo stops and fire pits will be available each night. (weather permitting)

Advanced tickets highly recommended, as capacity is limited. Reserve your tickets here.


Winter Wonderland presented by American Airlines

  • When: 2022 Dates TBD
  • Where: Gathering Place, 2650 S. John Williams Way

Gathering Place will transform into a Winter Wonderland with thousands of twinkling lights transforming the Park into a festive holiday village! We’ll spread holiday cheer with seasonal performances, carolers, festive food, and holiday drinks. Plus, enjoy a ride on the Winter Wonderland Express and capture a family photo with Santa Claus! Create holiday traditions and memories for the whole family at Gathering Place’s Winter Wonderland presented by American Airlines.

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

While it’s not festival season, there’s still plenty to do around town! Check out our community calendar at tulsakids.com/calendar.

MARCH

APRIL

SpringFest at Woodward Park

  • When: 2023 Dates TBD
  • Where: Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S. Peoria Ave.

Celebrate spring and support the Tulsa Garden Center at Springfest To-Go! The Tulsa Garden Center has reimagined its annual SpringFest event as a safe, out-door only activity. Learn more here.


8TH ANNUAL TULSA GLOBAL BASH

  • When: 2023 Dates TBD
  • Where: Tulsa Arts District

Music from around the globe, live in the Tulsa Arts District. Stay tuned for details.


Earth Day Celebration

  • When: 2023 Dates TBD
  • Where: Tulsa Arts District

Oklahoma’s biggest Earth Day Celebration returns live to the Tulsa Arts District with environmental speakers, music & arts, community booths, grassroots organizing, kids activities, healthy sustainable cuisine & more. Stay tuned for details.


Sand Springs Herbal Affair and Festival

  • When: 2023 Dates TBD
  • Where: 100 E. Broadway St., Sand Springs

Plans are underway for the Sand Springs Herbal Affair in downtown Sand Springs.
The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 16th from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.   Shop the many vendors on hand who will be offering herbs, perennials, natives and heirloom plants and more.  Here you can find unique arts & crafts, herbal products, gardening supplies & décor while enjoying LIVE music and great food!


JENKS AMERICA FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL

  • When: 2023 Dates TBD
  • Where: Jenks

The Jenks America Food Truck Festival features a variety of popular food trucks and other vendors across the region. Local musicians perform as patrons dine and shop on Main Street Jenks.


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