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!


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:

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!

Festival Americas

  • When: October 9, 2-8 p.m.
  • Where: Outside of ONEOK Field, 201 N. Elgin Ave.

Downtown Tulsa will be a special place to celebrate the rich culture of Tulsa’s Hispanic and Latino community at the 7th annual Festival Americas . It will be held Saturday, October 9, 2021 during National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15). The colorful multi-cultural festival will include a variety of food flavors from across Latin America, plus live music, dance performances, food trucks, street market, cigar rolling, and activities for all ages! This event will take place in front of the beautiful ONEOK Field between Archer Street and Elgin Avenue. “We are thrilled to host this for the 7th year
and celebrate the rich traditions and heritage of Latin America in the heart of downtown Tulsa,” explained Rodrigo Rojas – Festival Founder.

This year, Festival Americas is partnering with FC Tulsa to host the street festival around ONEOK Field prior to FC Tulsa’s match that evening. Ticket proceeds from the October 9th match will be donated to the Festival Americas College Scholarship Program. Join the festivities before or during Saturday night’s FC Tulsa match and enjoy our pro soccer team as they take the pitch!

In addition to the performers and vendors, Festival Americas aims to inspire the next generation of leaders in Tulsa’s Hispanic and Latino community through college scholarships. Five 1,000 scholarships will be presented to Tulsa area college-bound students during the Festival. In the past seven years, Festival Americas has awarded $35,000 in college scholarships thanks to the support of our sponsors and vendors. Festival Americas is a family friendly event and is free to attend.

Winter Squash & Pumpkin Festival

  • When: October 16-17, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • 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: October 16-17, 2021
  • Where: 10900 S. Louisville Ave., Tulsa

For over 40 years, The Brush Creek Bazaar has been held at The Barn of South Tulsa, a historic site with acres of beautiful scenery. Come enjoy this display of the area’s finest artwork and craftsmanship away from the busy streets and city life. With over 70 vendors, you will surely be able to find a beautiful piece of art  while supporting Oklahoma’s most successful adolescent programs. All of the proceeds from this event go to support the Teen Challenge Programs of New Lifehouse Academy for girls and Brush Creek Academy for boys. We hope you acknowledge and understand the importance of these organizations. Click here for more information. Your support of this event supports the transformation of young lives.

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. The Oasis Animal Adventure will entertain children of all ages while educating them on arts and crafts.


  • When: October 14-16, 2021
  • 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.

Linde Oktoberfest

  • When: October 21-24, 2021
  • 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. Starting off with a private, Gemütlichkeit evening on Wednesday, October 20, Oktoberfest brings together international German bands, Bavarian delicacies, authentic arts and crafts as well as games and competitions for the entire family. 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.


Día de los Muertos Art Festival

  • When: Friday, November 5, 4-9 p.m.
  • Where: Living Arts of Tulsa, 307 E. Brady St.
Living Arts of Tulsa, in partnership with Casa de la Cultura and Guthrie Green is hosting Tulsa’s annual Día de los Muertos Arts Festival on November 5, 2021 from 4:00-9:00 pm. Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a celebration of the Latinx heritage honoring loved ones who have passed away. The festival will be held in-person and will also have virtual elements available for the public. There will be a private blessing of altars on November 1, 2021 for family and friends (invitation only). Reservations to view the altars in the gallery are encouraged, but not required. Please note that Living Arts of Tulsa does not charge admission to view exhibitions.


  • When: November 19-20, 6-9 p.m.
  • 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.



  • When: Nov. 26–Dec. 31, 2021; Festival Lights on Nov. 26-27, Dec. 2-4, 9-11, 16-18 and 23-24
  • 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.


  • When: 2021 Dates TBD
  • Where: Outside BOK Center, 200 S. Denver Ave.

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!


  • When: 2021 Dates TBD
  • 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.

Winter Wonderland

  • When: 2021 Dates TBD
  • Where: Gathering Place, 2650 S. John Williams Way

Despite the challenges of COVID, Gathering Place will once again transform into a Winter Wonderland, but this year’s event will have socially spaced zones and surprises to celebrate this holiday season. Wander through the Park and experience thousands of twinkling lights illuminating Chapman Adventure Playground, special performances and carolers, as well as some exciting new plans tucked in our sleigh. Winter Wonderland presented by American Airlines will create holiday traditions and memories for the whole family!



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


Tulsa IrishFest

  • When: CANCELED for 2021
  • Where: Guthrie Green, 111 E. M.B. Brady St.


SpringFest at Woodward Park

  • When: 2022 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.

Earth Day Celebration

  • When: 2022 Dates TBD
  • Where: Virtual

We collaborate with OK Earth Coalition and Sierra Club  for a month of musical and environmental activities surrounding Earth Day, which takes place globally each year on April 22. Featuring nationally prominent environmental speakers, educational videos, musical artists, sustainably sourced cuisine and more. Due to the Covid situation, this year’s Earth Day will take place entirely online and feature a major musical artist.

Sand Springs Herbal Affair and Festival

  • When: 2022 Dates TBD
  • Where: 100 E. Broadway St., Sand Springs

2022 Details TBD


  • When: 2022 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!



  • When: 2022 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.


  • When: 2022 Dates TBD
  • 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!


  • When: 2022 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.​


  • When: 2022 Dates TBD
  • 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

STUDIO @ Mayfest
This year, Mayfest’s KidZone becomes THE STUDIO @ Mayfest. We’re bringing the ahha STUDIO to the festival and it means hands-on creativity for all Mayfest guests – not just kids! THE STUDIO @ Mayfest invites visitors of all ages to think like artists through open-ended creative exploration and discovery. In this space, you can select your own materials from those provided and use your imagination to create a work of art. What you create is entirely up to you: the possibilities are endless. If you’d like help getting started, select a “creative challenge” to help spark your imagination.


  • When: 2022 Dates TBD
  • 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


  • 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!



  • When: 2022 dates TBD
  • 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


  • When: 2022 Dates TBD
  • Where: Virtual – Free Online Concert

This global/ethnic-oriented bash features sounds, sights, and flavors from around the world. Due to the Covid, this year’s BASH will take place entirely online and feature FREE CONCERTS by artists from around the world, filmed specially for OK audiences. We will also visit the home kitchens of chefs cooking up sustainably sourced ethnic dishes. We will release new FREE exclusive and intimate concert videos each week in June. Past BASH artists include Michael Franti, Los Lobos, English Beat, Los Lonely Boys and The Wailers.


  • When: 2022 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.


  • When:  2022 Dates TBD
  • Where: Okmulgee, Oklahoma

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


  • When: 2022 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 2021 Fiddle Fest!

deadCenter Film Festival 

  • When: 2022 Dates TBD
  • Where: Oklahoma City, OK
deadCenter Film has selected a record-breaking slate of more than 175 films to screen during the 21st annual deadCenter Film Festival, June 10-20. This year’s celebration will be a hybrid attraction, with movies available online for the duration of the festival and will offer limited outdoor screenings and events for passholders, sponsors, and the public over the first weekend, June 10-13.
Following a quick pivot due to COVID-19 and the international success of its first online festival format, deadCenter Film received more than 800 submissions from around the world. Of the all-time high selection rate, the 21st annual event boasts twenty-eight feature films which will join 150 short films grouped into various programs by theme (like a mixtape!). This year’s slate spotlights a diverse range of perspectives for a wide variety of ages, from stories set during the pandemic to documentaries revisiting the past. Also returning this year are deadCenter’s Community Showcase, featuring short films that are free and available to the public online, family-favorite kidsFest, and techCenter, bringing film technologies and virtual reality films to Tower Theatre on June 11-12.

Learn more at


  • When: 2022 Dates TBD
  • Where: Various locations, Bartlesville

This 7-day festival, named for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, showcases musicians from a variety of genres. Special events for kids include storytimes, Native American Culture and Dance with the Delaware Tribe and a Royal Tea Party. Learn more at


  • When: 2022 Dates TBD
  • 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 13, 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

19th Annual Asian-American Festival

  • When: 2022 Dates TBD
  • Where: Virtual


  • When: 2022 Dates TBD
  • Where: Greenwood

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


  • When: 2022 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


  • When: 2022 Dates TBD
  • Where: Downtown Tulsa

Tulsa Pride is the longest running Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgokeender 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.


  • When: 2022 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.



  • When: 2022 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.


  • When: 2022 Dates TBD
  • Where: Okemah, Oklahoma

This annual celebration of Woody Guthrie’s Life features plenty of live music! This year’s lineup includes Oklahoma favorites Branjae, Samantha Crain, Randy Crouch and many others.


  • When: 2022 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!


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!



  • When: 2022 Dates TBD
  • Where: Pryor, Oklahoma

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


  • When: 2022 Dates TBD
  • Where: Broken Arrow

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

Oklahoma’s longest running festival, Rooster Days, is back for its 90th year! The traditional four-day event will be full of entertainment, food, carnival fun, great vendors and more. The festival will run September 2-5, 2021.

“We are excited for this event to hit such a huge milestone anniversary. This year were planning some new and exciting additions and can’t wait to reveal what we’ve been working on. We feel hosting this event in September will allow us to have a fun and safe event for everyone.” said Jennifer Conway, President and CEO of the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce. 

In addition to the festival, here is the schedule of additional Rooster Day festivities:

  • Miss Rooster Days Pageant: April 29, 2021, Central on Main Ballroom (210 N Main St)
  • Rooster Days Fun Run: September 4, 2021, Central Park (1500 S Main St)
  • Rooster Days 5K Run: September 4, 2021, Central Park (1500 S Main St)
  • Rooster Days Parade: September 4, 2021, Main Street (starts at College Street, ends at Mason Drive)
  • Rooster Days Cornhole Tournament: September 4,2021, Central Park (1500 S Main St)

For more detailed information regarding these events, please visit or call the Chamber offices at 918.893.2100.

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 for details.

Photo courtesy of Tulsa Greek Festival


  • 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.


  • 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.

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