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 festivals all year long. Get out your calendar and plan which festivals your family will be checking out this year!

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: September 22-24
  • Where: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1222 S. Guthrie Ave.

Eat authentic Greek food – like gyros, Loukoumades and lamb dinners – while enjoying traditional dancing and live folk music.  Visit tulsagreekfestival.com for details.

Tulsa Greek Festival 3

Photo courtesy Tulsa Greek Festival


ScotFest

  • When: September 16-18
  • 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


Festival Americas

  • When: September 24
  • Where: Outside of ONEOK Field, 201 N. Elgin Ave.

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

OCTOBER

Broken Arrow Rose Festival, Chalk it Up! and Rose Kites Over Broken Arrow

  • When: September 30-October 2
  • Where: Broken Arrow
It’s three festivals in one! Friday (5-8:30 p.m.) and Saturday (9 a.m.-6 p.m.) are the Rose and Chalk It Up Festivals on Broken Arrow Main Street. There will be street performances, a Kids Zone on Friday and other fun. Sunday (10 am.-4 p.m.), head to the Broken Arrow Event Park at 21101 E. 101st St. for Kites over Broken Arrow!

Tulsa State Fair

  • When: September 29-October 9
  • Where: The Exchange Center at Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St.

The Tulsa State Fair is back for 2022! For more information on the Livestock Show Schedules, Ford Family Food Court and Vendor List, go to: TulsaStateFair.com.


Winter Squash & Pumpkin Festival

  • When: October 15, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; October 16, 9 a.m.-5 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 15-16
  • 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. 


Tulsa Oktoberfest

  • When: October 20-23
  • Where: River West Festival Park, 2100 S. Jackson Ave.

Tulsa 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. All admission tickets and packages must be purchased online in advance of arriving at the gate. Get tickets here.

NOVEMBER

Día de los Muertos Art Festival

  • When: November 4
  • Where: Living Arts of Tulsa, 307 E. Brady St.

Living Arts of Tulsa, in partnership with Casa de la Cultura and Guthrie Green hosts Tulsa’s annual Día de los Muertos Arts Festival each year in November. 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.


Dickens on the Boulevard

  • When: November 18-19
  • Where: Claremore Main Street

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

DECEMBER

Goff Fest

  • When: December 1-4
  • Where: Various locations, downtown Tulsa

GOFF FEST is BACK for a second year, celebrating the life and work of Oklahoma’s unconventional architect, Bruce Goff.

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: 2022 Dates TBD
  • 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: 2022 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.

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: April 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; April 8, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Where: Teaching Garden at Woodward Park, 2435 S. Peoria Ave.

The annual SpringFest garden market is one of the largest educational events hosted by the Tulsa Garden Center each year, and the longest running garden market in the state.  Celebrating its 68th year in 2023, the event will be held at the Teaching Garden and adjacent Arboretum, highlighting two of Woodward Park’s treasured spaces.


Earth Day Celebration

  • When: April 21-22, 2023
  • 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.


9th Annual Tulsa Global Bash

  • When: April 27-29, 2023
  • Where: Tulsa Arts District

Music from around the globe, live in the Tulsa Arts District. 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.

MAY

Renaissance Festival at Castle of Muskogee

  • When: 2023 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 www.okcastle.com


Tulsa International Mayfest

  • When: 2023 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 www.TulsaMayfest.org.


Germanfest

  • When: 2023 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!  gastulsa.org


Bristow Tabouleh Fest & Wildflower Run

  • When: 2023 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! www.taboulehfest.com


Stilwell Kiwanis Club Strawberry Festival

  • When: 2023 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


Route 66 Patriotfest

  • When: 2023 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

JUNE

Bartlesville Sunfest

  • When: 2023 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.


Tulsa Vegfest

  • When: 2023 Dates TBD
  • 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: 2023 Dates TBD
  • Where: Broken Arrow

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

Rooster Days is Oklahoma’s longest-running festival! S


Okmulgee Pecan Festival

  • When: 2023 Dates TBD
  • 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: 2023 Dates TBD
  • Where: Oklahoma City, OK

Learn more at deadcenterfilm.org.


OKM Music Festival

  • When: 2023 Dates TBD
  • 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: 2023 Dates TBD
  • Where: Blue Dome District; Tulsa Arts District; Riverside Dr.

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.


Muscogee (Creek) Nation Festival

  • When: 2023 Dates TBD
  • 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.


Asian-American Festival

  • When: 2023 Dates TBD
  • 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.


Tulsa Juneteenth Festival

  • When: 2023 Dates TBD
  • 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: 2023 Date 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.  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: 2023 Dates TBD
  • 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: 2023 Dates TBD
  • 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: 2023 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

Woody Guthrie Folk Festival 

  • When: 2023 Dates TBD
  • Where: Okemah, Oklahoma

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


Porter Peach Festival

  • When: 2023 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! porterpeachfestivals.com

August

Oklahoma Balloon Festival

  • When:  2023 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!


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