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!

*Note: Many 2020 festivals have been canceled due to COVID-19, but some are going virtual, simply postponed or using other formats. 

NOVEMBER

Día de los Muertos Art Festival

  • When: November 1, 2020
  • Where: Living Arts of Tulsa, 307 E. Brady St.

Living Arts of Tulsa, in partnership with Casa de la Cultura is hosting Tulsa’s annual Día de los Muertos Arts Festival on November 1st, 2020. Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a celebration of the Latinx heritage honoring loved ones who have passed away.

We will be posting a link soon for people to reserve free tickets for timed slots throughout the festival. We will have limited numbers of tickets for each time slot to ensure crowd sizes do not become overwhelming. Masks will be required for the festival and tickets need to be shown for entry. Learn more here.


DICKENS ON THE BOULEVARD

  • When: November 21-22, 2020
  • Where: Claremore Main Street

Dickens on the Boulevard is a Victorian-themed Christmas festival in historic downtown Claremore, Oklahoma. The festival, held annually on the weekend before Thanksgiving, will be celebrating its 25th year in Claremore in 2020. Beginning at 6 p.m. each evening, visitors to Dickens on the Boulevard will enjoy live stage entertainment, food, pictures with Santa, a living nativity and more. A Victorian street dance will be held both nights of the event and a territorial marshals reenactment will entertain crowds with plenty of Western-themed action (please expect LOUD sounds during this event). Living window displays will pepper the downtown area while an artisan village will feature living history demonstrations. Visitors will be able to learn about life in the Victorian era while reenactors, hand-spinners, potters and more answer questions from the crowd and sell their wares. Tickets may be purchased for Tales from the Top, tours of the second floor of several downtown buildings. Horse drawn carriage rides will be available for a fee. www.downtownclaremore.org

DECEMBER

PHILBROOK FESTIVAL

  • When: Select nights, November 27-December 26, 2020
  • Where: Philbrook Museum of Art, 2727 S. Rockford Rd.

Festival runs select nights November 27 to December 26, 2020. Enjoy thousands of holiday lights, music, and fun for the whole family at Festival Nights. Re-imagined as a fully outdoor experience, we’ve added more lights and music this year to bring you and your loved ones together to celebrate the holidays in a spectacular and safe setting. Sip cocoa by the fire, say hello to Santa (from afar!), take home a one-of-kind art project, and marvel at the sights and sounds of Philbrook Festival Nights.

Festival Nights are special ticketed event nights and require advance, timed tickets. www.philbrook.org.


ARVEST WINTERFEST

  • When: November 21-January 3, 2020
  • Where: Outside BOK Center, 200 S. Denver Ave.

Arvest Winterfest presented with CommunityCare returns to Downtown Tulsa for its 13th year on November 21st!

Open for 38 days this year, giving everyone a chance to enjoy ice skating inside BOK Center.

This year, ice skating will take place on the ice rink inside of BOK Center instead of outside on Third Street. Also new this year is an online ticket reservation system. To help with social distancing, guests will need to go online to reserve a date/time to skate.

No cash or checks will be accepted this season. Guests who don’t want to skate can still enter Winterfest for free!

We’re welcoming fans back to BOK Center with social distancing and other safety precautions so you’ll be able to safely experience the magic of the holiday season!

Don’t Miss

  • Winterfest Express: Saturdays during Winterfest, 12-3 p.m.
  • Sundays with Santa: every Sunday in December before Christmas Eve, 12-4 p.m.
  • Holiday food and drinks, including beer, wine and hot drink options on Friday through Sunday.
  • Half-price admission for skating on Mondays with the donation of non-perishable canned goods.
  • Warmth Wednesdays: receive 1/2-price admission with the donation of a new or gnetly used coat, blanket, scarf or pair of gloves

Lace up your skates and take in what has become one of Tulsa’s favorite holiday traditions! www.tulsawinterfest.com


GARDEN OF LIGHTS

  • When: Thursdays-Sundays, Nov. 27 – Jan. 3. Also open Dec. 21-23 (closed Dec. 24 & 25)
  • 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. Warm drinks, cash bar and s’more kits are available every night for purchase.

Train rides are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and Dec. 21-23,  5-9 p.m. on the peninsula.(Note path to peninsula is not accessible)

TICKETS: $15 for ages 13+, $5 for ages 3-12. Children 2 and under are free.

Garden member discounted tickets are $10 for ages 13+; $5 for ages 3-12.  Tickets are limited and advance purchase is required.


WEST BEND WINTERLAND

  • When: 2020 Dates TBD
  • Where: West Bend Winterland, Claremore Expo Center, 400 Veterans Pkwy, Claremore

Come out to the third annual Winterland at the West Bend Green located outside at the Claremore Expo Center! Winterland is reminiscent of holiday memories with lots of wonderful activates, a beautiful 65 foot live Christmas tree and more! Bring out your family to a great holiday event for everlasting memories.  www.visitclaremore.org


HOMETOWN HOLIDAYS: A CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION FESTIVAL

  • When: December 4-5, 2020
  • Where: Downtown Sand Springs

This will be two days of family fun and everything Christmas, starting with a Festival of Lights Christmas Parade on Friday, December 4 at 7 p.m.


Winter Wonderland

  • When: 2020 Dates TBD
  • Where: Gathering Place, 2650 S. John Williams Way

Gathering Place will once again transform into a Winter Wonderland, spreading holiday cheer with special performances and carolers, a holiday market, festive food, holiday drinks, a train for kids and of course thousands of twinkling lights turning the five-acre Adventure Playground into a festive holiday village! Don’t forget to capture a holiday family photo with Santa Claus by the fireplace! Create holiday traditions and memories for the whole family at Winter Wonderland at Gathering Place.

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

Tulsa IrishFest

  • When:
  • Where: Guthrie Green, 111 E. M.B. Brady St.

The Tulsa Irish Festival returns in 2020 for a totally FREE, family-friendly festival celebrating the music, culture, art and food of the Irish.

APRIL

Turkish Food and Art Festival

  • When: TBD
  • Where: Raindrop Turkish House Tulsa, 4444 W. Houston St., Broken Arrow

Taste Gyro Kebab, Turkish Ravioli (Manti), Baklava, Kofte (Kibbeh), Stuffed Grape Leaves (Sarma), Turkish Tea, Turkish Coffee and many more authentic Turkish food at this indoor festival. Turkish Ebru (Water Marbling) and Turkish Calligraphy will be demonstrated at the festival. Admission is free; food and activities cost extra. RSVP here.


7TH ANNUAL TULSA GLOBAL BASH

  • When: 2021 Dates TBD
  • Where: Guthrie Green, 111 E. Reconciliation Way

KEB’ MO’ headlines this free multi-day swirl of sights, sounds, smells and tastes from around the world: two days of music, circus acts, bellydancing, African drumming, kids’ arts activities, community booths, local cuisine, Oklahoma craft brews and fine wines.


SpringFest at Woodward Park

  • When: 2021 Dates TBD
  • Where: Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S. Peoria Ave.

This annual fundraising event is a must-visit for all things gardening. There are always a large variety of plants, gardening information, garden art, a kid’s zone, and food and fun for the whole family.

Local plant nurseries will offer the newest and best plant selections for sale, while the popular Linnaeus Teaching Garden tent will be full of plants for sale as well. All proceeds from SpringFest benefit Woodward Park educational programs.


TULSA LITFEST

  • When: 2021 Dates TBD
  • Where: Multiple Locations, Downtown Tulsa

The Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa, Magic City Books and PEN America announce the third annual Tulsa LitFest is set for April 16-19, 2020 at locations across downtown Tulsa. This year’s festival includes author talks, craft talks, writing workshops, a small press book fair, a poetry slam and more. All events are free and open to the public. Find a complete schedule at tulsalitfest.org.


KENDALL-WHITTIER ARTS FESTIVAL

  • When: TBD
  • Where: Kendall-Whittier Main Street, 2205 E. Admiral Blvd.

The Kendall Whittier Arts Festival showcases local artists all along Admiral Boulevard. Nearly 50 local artists are expected in attendance, displaying and selling their work in booths along the street and inside businesses in a pop up shop. Vendors bring a wide range of wares, from paintings and pottery to body care and jewelry to leather and paper goods.

The entire Kendall Whittier district comes alive in April with local art vendors, gallery shows, food trucks, live music, kids’ activities, and special events up and down the streets. Bring your entire family! Friendly dogs on leashes are welcome, too!


Tulsa’s Biggest EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

  • When: 2021 Dates TBD
  • Where: Guthrie Green, 111 E. M.B. Brady St.

TULSA’S EARTH DAY CELEBRATION features internationally prominent environmental speakers, Electric Vehicles, educational booths & demos, regional & nationally touring musical artists, environmental art, family activities, local cuisine and more. Earth Day is the most widely recognized annual environmental event in the world, demonstrating support for environmental protection. The first Earth Day took place in 1970. Today, roughly 193 countries participate.

This year’s Celebration features JOY HARJO & her band. Harjo is the first Native poet laureate of the U.S. Sign up for our email newsletter for announcements on speakers and music to be announced in the coming months. Brought to you buy Oklahoma Sierra Club, Green Country Sierra Club group, Tulsa Earth Coalition, and OK Roots Music.


Sand Springs Herbal Affair and Festival

  • When: 2021 Dates TBD
  • Where: 100 E. Broadway St., Sand Springs

Invite a friend to Oklahoma’s largest outdoor celebration of gardening and herbs, with more than 100 vendor booths. You’ll discover hard to find varieties of tomatoes, special herbs, perennial plants, arts and crafts, great tasting food, live music and more- all in the downtown triangle district of Sand Springs.

Park at Charles Page High School and ride the FREE shuttle to the event area. This event is FREE to attend and is held rain or shine.


Tinkerfest

  • When: 2021 Dates TBD
  • Where: ahha Tulsa, 101 E. Archer St.

Tinkerfest is a fun-filled day of discovery for learners ages 0–100. Through dynamic learning opportunities, this event will spark your curiosity about art, culture, science, and creativity. Tinkerfest features myriad hands-on activities, interactive demonstrations, and performances.


NEW GRASS FESTIVAL

  • When: 2021 Dates TBD
  • Where: Oxley Nature Center, 6700 Mohawk Blvd.

Come join the fun! Bring a picnic, enjoy live music, guided nature walks, live insect displays, dip net exploration and various other booths.


2nd Annual Undercroft HoneyFest

  • When: 2021 Dates TBD
  • Where: Guthrie Green, 111 Reconciliation Way

Celebrate all things Honeybee! Let the kids go crazy in the HoneyFest KidZone! Buy local honey and delicacies. Learn about beekeeping and gardening from experts. And – enjoy great live music on the beautiful Guthrie Green!

MAY

RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL AT CASTLE OF MUSKOGEE

  • When: 2021 Dates TBD
  • Where: Castle of Muskogee, 3400 W. Fern Mountain Rd., Muskogee

Castle of Muskogee’s annual Renaissance Festival will transport you back to the days of knights and ladies, jesters and kings!  This Renaissance Festival is fun for the whole family, with jousters, acrobats and other entertainment, vendors and  special activities for kids in the Children’s Realm. Get more details at www.okcastle.com


GERMANFEST

  • When: 2021 Dates TBD
  • 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!  germanfest.gastulsa.org.


JENKS AMERICA FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL

  • When: 2021 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.


TULSA VEGFEST

  • When: 2021 Dates TBD
  • Where: Guthrie Green, 111 E. M.B. Brady St.

 


CINCO DE MAYO FESTIVAL

  • When: 2021 Dates TBD
  • Where: River West Festival Park, 2100 S. Jackson Ave.

It’s Fiesta time with tons of live music bands performing all weekend long, fun fair rides for adults & kids & much more great entertainment for the whole family! Come hungry for the huge variety of Food Trucks and refreshing drinks! It’s an experience you won’t want to miss! $10.00 gate admission & kids 12 & under free.


BRISTOW TABOULEH FEST & WILDFLOWER RUN

  • When: 2021 Dates TBD
  • Where: Bristow, OK

Entering its 15th year, the Bristow Tabouleh Festival was created to celebrate Bristow’s rich Lebanese heritage.  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: 2021 Dates TBD
  • 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


TULSA INTERNATIONAL MAYFEST

  • When: 2021 Dates TBD
  • Where: The Tulsa Arts District

Shop from a variety of arts and crafts vendors, enjoy a Kidzone, purchase carnival foods like funnel cakes and turkey legs and watch live dance and musical performances! New this year: A Local Artists area! www.tulsamayfest.org


THE HOP JAM BEER & MUSIC FESTIVAL

  • When: May 23, 2021
  • Where: Tulsa Arts District

The Hop Jam is Oklahoma’s largest craft beer and music festival, returning for its sixth year on May 23, 2021. Learn more at www.thehopjam.com.


ROUTE 66 PATRIOTFEST

  • When: 2021 Dates TBD
  • 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


CHILLIN’ AND GRILLIN’ BBQ FESTIVAL AND CARNIVAL

  • When: 2021 Dates TBD
  • Where: 109 N. Garfield Ave., Sand Springs

This celebration of barbecue features–in addition to plenty of tasty meat–a carnival, live music and vendors. Learn more at sandspringschamber.com/chillin-and-grillin


ROSE FESTIVAL/CHALK IT UP! AN ART FESTIVAL

  • When: 2021 Dates TBD
  • Where: Rose District, Broken Arrow

BARTLESVILLE SUNFEST

  • When: 2021 Dates TBD
  • 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.

JUNE

BIG DAWG CRAWFISH FESTIVAL

  • When: 2021 Dates TBD
  • Where: Hatbox Field, 600 S. 40th St., Muskogee

$25 admission gets you two pounds of crawfish, plus corn and potatoes. Don’t want crawfish? Come to enjoy the live music and other entertainment for just $5! www.bigdawgfest.com


TULSA PRIDE CELEBRATION 

  • When: 2021 Dates TBD
  • Where: Downtown Tulsa

Tulsa Pride is the longest running Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride festival in Oklahoma.  This 2020, Tulsa Pride Celebrates its 38 years with a whole weekend of pride, with the Tulsa Pride Parade, Tulsa Pride Celebration, and Picnic in the Park.  Tulsa Pride is a registered trademark of Oklahomans for Equality. Get the schedule here.


OKMULGEE PECAN FESTIVAL

  • When: 2021 Dates TBD
  • Where: Okmulgee, Oklahoma

Okmulgee’s annual Pecan Festival celebrates this delicious nut with three days of family friendly activities, including a Pet Parade, Splash and Dash 5K Fun Run/Walk, a Best Ever Cookie Contest, Great American Turtle Race, Water Ball Contest and BBQ Competition! Most of these events take place on Saturday, June 13. okmulgeechamber.org


AMERICAN HERITAGE MUSIC FESTIVAL

  • When: 2021 Dates TBD
  • Where: Grove Civic Center and Snider’s Camp, Grove, OK

Love some good ol’ fiddle playin’? Don’t miss Grove’s American Heritage Music Festival, which features plenty of live entertainment by Jana Jae and others, as well as the 2019 Fiddle Fest! www.grandlakefestivals.com/ahmf.htm


deadCenter Film Festival [VIRTUAL]

  • When: 2021 Dates TBD
  • Where: Oklahoma City, OK

deadCenter Film Festival is a cornerstone in Oklahoma City’s current creative renaissance. Each year, we bring the best and brightest filmmakers from around the world to mingle with the great filmmakers and film fans that call Oklahoma home. As Oklahoma’s largest film festival, deadCenter is the best place to see exciting new short films, insightful documentaries, hilarious comedies, scary monster movies, and the best independent films from around the world and all over Oklahoma.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re moving our entire slate of award-winning films, filmmaker panels, celebrity discussions, screenplay readings, and film classes online using the latest streaming and community engagement technologies. You can also look forward to pass holder-only pop-up Drive In movie experiences and more!

Learn more at deadcenterfilm.org.


TULSA TOUGH

  • When: June 11-13, 2021
  • 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 14, 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.


JUNETEENTH

  • When: 2021 Dates TBD
  • Where: Greenwood

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


MUSCOGEE (CREEK) NATION FESTIVAL

  • When: POSTPONED for 2020
  • Where: Claude Cox Omniplex, 555 Tank Farm Rd., Okmulgee

The annual Muscogee (Creek) Nation Festivals features live music, a children’s fun fair, friendly competitions, cultural make-and-take creations, arts and crafts vendors and much more. Get information at creekfestival.com.


BIXBY GREEN CORN FESTIVAL

  • When: 2021 Dates TBD
  • Where: Charley Young Event Park, 50 W. Dawes Ave., Bixby

Bixby’s Green Corn Festival is designed as good, old fashioned, family-oriented fun. Starting at 6 p.m. Thursday night it features live music, arts and crafts, food and a carnival. A talent show, to highlight area youth, is held on Friday at the Bixby Community Center. 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.


KIDSFEST

  • When: 2021 Dates TBD
  • 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

CAJUN FESTIVAL

  • When: 2021 Dates TBD
  • Where: Grove Civic Center, Grove, OK

Celebrate 4th of July with plenty of Cajun food and entertainment, including music by popular performer Jana Jae and Hotwire! There will also be arts and crafts vendors. www.grandlakefestivals.com/cajun.htm


WOODY GUTHRIE FOLK FESTIVAL 

  • When: 2021 Dates TBD
  • Where: Okemah, Oklahoma

In lieu of a physical festival this year, the Woody Guthrie Coalition has made the decision to host a free virtual festival the week of Woody Guthrie’s birthday, July 14, 2020.

The celebration of the acclaimed singer, songwriter, poet, & activist will commemorate Guthrie’s 108th birthday with musical performances by artists inspired & influenced by Woody as well as educational seminars. Learn more at woodyfest.com

www.woodyfest.com


PORTER PEACH FESTIVAL

  • When: 2021 Dates TBD
  • 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! www.porterpeachfestivals.com

August

IICOT POW WOW OF CHAMPIONS

  • When: 2021 Dates TBD
  • Where: Mabee Center, 7777 S. Lewis Ave.

Intertribal Indian Club of Tulsa’s annual Pow Wow of Champions boasts a large Native American Arts & Crafts Mart, delicious Native food and plenty of entertainment! iicot.org


WILL ROGERS/WILEY POST FLY-IN

  • When: 2021 Dates TBD
  • Where: Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, 9501 E. 380 Rd., Oologah

Gates open 7:30 a.m., planes start landing early on 2,000-foot grass strip, visit with pilots and witness arrival of Will and Wiley by air. There will also be a car and motorcycle show, games for kids, a Cherokee storyteller, tours of the Birthplace home and food trucks. willrogers.com


INDIA FEST/UTSAV

  • When: 2021 Dates TBD
  • Where: Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St.

The India Association of Greater Tulsa’s annual India Fest showcases Indian culture, featuring booths with cultural activities, shopping opportunities, Indian food and more.

September

OKM MUSIC FESTIVAL

  • When: 2021 Dates TBD
  • Where: Various locations, Bartlesville

“Due to restrictions on indoor seating and the need for physical distancing, OKM will not be hosting any indoor concerts or its paid outdoor concerts that would potentially be moved indoors due to inclement weather. All showcase concerts have been postponed to 2021. Main stage performances: Canadian Brass, Jack Settle, Dallas Brass, Tina Guo, Grady Nichols, and Wynona Wang have been postponed to the 37th OKM Festival, June 2021. Verona Quartet has been postponed as a future performance and the University of Oklahoma Symphony performance scheduled for October 4, has been cancelled for 2020 with hopes of rescheduling in 2021.” Some live stream performances are available. Learn more here.


Greek Street Drive-Thru!

Photo courtesy of Tulsa Greek Festival

  • When: 2021 Dates TBD
  • Where: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1222 S. Guthrie Ave.

Tulsa Greek Festival been on the calendar of fall events to look forward to for 60 years. In 2020, that hasn’t changed. We couldn’t imagine making our loyal customers wait another year for our food. Come get a little taste of Greece this September 11-12 and 18-19! For the first time ever, Tulsans can get authentic Greek food at the Greek Street Drive-Thru! We’ll be serving up a limited menu of fresh and delicious Greek favorites like Traditional Gyros, Greek Fries, and Baklava! The safety of our customers is of utmost importance and we’ll be taking all the recommended precautions for food service. We’ll also be hosting a virtual event with dancing, music, tours, and more. Stay safe and get your Greek on the go at the Greek Street Drive-Thru! Opa!


ROOSTER DAYS

  • When: 2020 Dates TBD
  • Where: Broken Arrow

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

Oklahoma’s longest running festival, in its 89th year, was scheduled for September 3-6, 2020. In March, festival staff made the decision to move Rooster Days to September due to the COVID-19 pandemic in hopes the Broken Arrow community and surrounding communities would be in a different place. However, in June the Board of Directors made the difficult decision to cancel the festival due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in previous weeks. In an effort to preserve some portion of the festival and not have it completely canceled for the year, the committee felt they could proceed with the run, pageant and cornhole tournament in a safe, socially distanced manner. They also felt it was important to uphold the commitment of giving away a $4,000 scholarship to a deserving student for the Miss Rooster Days Pageant. “Canceling Oklahoma’s longest consecutively running festival was an incredibly difficult decision. We know how important this event is to the community. I was happy to see the committee willing to dig deep and find a way to preserve a few of our cherished traditions,”said Amber Hinkle, Events Manager for the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce. For more detailed information regarding these events, please visit www.roosterdays.com or call the Chamber offices at 918.893.2100. Rooster Days 2021 is scheduled for May 6-9. www.roosterdays.com


Internet Cat Video Festival

  • When: 2021 Dates TBD
  • Where: Admiral Twin Drive-In, 7355 Easton St.

Philbrook Museum’s Internet Cat Video Festival is coming to the Admiral Twin Drive-In! Purchase tickets at philbrook.org starting August 19. Tickets are expected to sell out.


DIG: Day In the Garden

  • When: 2021 Dates TBD
  • Where: Tulsa Botanic Garden, 3900 Tulsa Botanic Dr.

Tulsa Botanic Garden’s 8th annual DIG—Day in the Garden fundraiser will look a little different this year but still offer lots of outdoor fun for families! Families can enjoy an outdoor picnic (to allow for physical distancing), complete with a performance by Hot Toast Music Co. and a Science Show! Ticket prices include a boxed lunch family picnic, drinks, and DIWYF (Do it with Your Family) Craft Kits. There will be two times available, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. Preregister at www.tulsabotanic.org 


SCOTFEST

  • When: 2021 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


ANNUAL CHUCK WAGON FESTIVAL

  • When: 2021 Dates TBD
  • Where: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63rd St., Oklahoma City

Join the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum for this two-day, fun-filled family weekend showcasing chuck wagon food samples, buttermaking with Ag in the Classroom, artisan demonstrations, bandanna decorating, live music, rope making with Ward Family Trick Ropers, Western reenactors, face painting, children’s craft stations, photos with a longhorn, giant puzzles, dress up areas and more! Learn more at www.nationalcowboymuseum.org.

OCTOBER

Tulsa State Fair

  • When: 2021 Dates TBD
  • Where: The Exchange Center at Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St.

It is with enthusiasm the Tulsa State Fair will be hosting a modified event, September 30 – October 4, 2020. During these 5 Days of Awesome, the Junior Livestock Shows will feature the youth of Oklahoma, the Exchange Center will showcase agriculture focused vendors, and outside will be anchored by the Ford Family Food Court. The Tulsa State Fair is committed to follow all CDC and Tulsa Health Department Guidelines, and support the Tulsa Safely initiatives. 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: 2021 Dates TBD
  • Where: Virtual

Join OK Roots Music for the 3rd annual Wine, Jazz & World FETE, featuring FREE online concerts and in-home visitations recorded specially for OK Roots Music by some of America’s finest jazz & world music artists. OK Roots Music will release a new exclusive concert every week in October, including sets by NEA Jazz Master DELFEAYO MARSALIS, guitarist MARC RIBOT, saxophonist DONNY McCASLIN, U.S. Poet Laureate & bandleader JOY HARJO, cosmic jazzist CHRIS COMBS, Tulsa-based saxophonist & bandleader BISHOP MARSH, and flamenco troupe REFLEJOS FLAMENCOS.


Winter Squash & Pumpkin Festival

  • When: 2021 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!


Brush Creek Bazaar

  • When: 2021 Dates TBD
  • Where: 10900 S. Louisville Ave., Tulsa

Every year thousands of people venture out to South Tulsa’s largest arts and crafts festival to enjoy the beautiful scenery and the wide variety of art and entertainment. Showcasing over 70 vendors, the Brush Creek Bazaar provides you with artists of wood, home decor, soap, jewelry, outdoor decor, metal, clothing, candles & much more. There will also be live music and entertainment. The kids will enjoy a kid-zone, including a petting zoo, pumpkin patch, face painting and more.


TALLGRASS MUSIC FESTIVAL

  • When: 2021 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: 2021 Dates TBD
  • Where: River West Festival Park, 2100 S. Jackson Ave.

Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa celebrates its 41st year as an authentic Bavarian cultural festival in the heart of Oklahoma. Scheduled for October 17-20, with a private, Corporate Night evening on Wednesday, October 16, Oktoberfest presents international German bands, Bavarian delicacies, authentic arts, and crafts as well as games and competitions for the entire family. Entering its 41st year, you’ll 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.


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