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

APRIL


SpringFest at Woodward Park

  • When: April 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; April 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 2021
  • 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: April 22, 2021
  • 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: April 17, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Where: 100 E. Broadway St., Sand Springs

2021 Details TBD


GERMANFEST

  • When: April 29-May 2, 2021
  • 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!  gastgermanfest.com

MAY

RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL AT CASTLE OF MUSKOGEE

  • When: May 1-June 6, 2021 (Weekends only)
  • 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


JENKS AMERICA FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL

  • When: Saturday, May 1, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • 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.


BRISTOW TABOULEH FEST & WILDFLOWER RUN

  • When: May 8, 2021
  • 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 5-8, 2021
  • 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: May 7-9, 2021
  • Where: The Tulsa Arts District

Details TBD. www.tulsamayfest.org


THE HOP JAM BEER & MUSIC FESTIVAL

  • When: Canceled for 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: Canceled – Rescheduled for 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

7TH ANNUAL TULSA GLOBAL BASH

  • When: June 1-30, 2021
  • 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.


BARTLESVILLE SUNFEST

  • When: June 4-6, 2021
  • 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.


OKMULGEE PECAN FESTIVAL

  • When: June 10-12, 2021
  • 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 12. okmulgeechamber.org


AMERICAN HERITAGE MUSIC FESTIVAL

  • When: June 10-12, 2021
  • 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! www.grandlakefestivals.com/ahmf.htm


deadCenter Film Festival [VIRTUAL]

  • When: June 10-20, 2021
  • 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.


OKM MUSIC FESTIVAL

  • When: June 10-17, 2021
  • 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 okmmusic.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 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 tulsatough.com.


JUNETEENTH

  • When: June 17-19, 2021
  • Where: Greenwood

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


TULSA PRIDE CELEBRATION 

  • When: June 25-26, 2021
  • 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.


KIDSFEST

  • When: June 26-27, 2021
  • 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


MUSCOGEE (CREEK) NATION FESTIVAL

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

Facebook Statement, March 15, 2021: “The status of the current public safety situation is keeping us optimistic about the possibility of a festival this year. IF it happens, it will happen in the fall. We expect to have a decision in June.

The RODEO is definitely happening and is scheduled for July 31-August 1 at the Claude Cox Omniplex. Stay connected for more updates.”

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.


JULY

CAJUN FESTIVAL

  • When: July 3, 2021
  • 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: July 14-18, 2021 (May be virtual. Details TBD)
  • Where: Okemah, Oklahoma

PORTER PEACH FESTIVAL

  • When: July 15-17, 2021
  • 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

September

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: September 2-5, 2021
  • 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 www.roosterdays.com or call the Chamber offices at 918.893.2100.


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.

NOVEMBER

Día de los Muertos Art Festival

  • When: 2021 Dates TBD
  • 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.


DICKENS ON THE BOULEVARD

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


GARDEN OF LIGHTS

  • 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!

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

Tulsa IrishFest

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

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