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. 



  • When: Canceled for 2020
  • 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!


  • When: August 15, 2020
  • 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.


  • When: Canceled for 2020
  • 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.



  • When: September 4-10, 2020
  • Where: Various locations, Bartlesville

OKM Music Festival is an annual, multi-genre music festival held in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.  The festival is a week-long, multi-location event with professional orchestra musicians, concert artists and musical performances of the highest caliber. Find special activities for kids, including musical storytimes and puppet theater, at


  • When: September 5-6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • 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


Rooster Days Fun Run: 7PM, September 12, 2020, BA Events Complex (21101 E 101st St)
Rooster Days 5K Run: 7:30PM, September 12, 2020, BA Events Complex (21101 E 101st St)
Rooster Days Pageant: 7PM, September 17, 2020, Central on Main Ballroom (210 N Main St)
Rooster Days Cornhole Tournament: 12PM, September 19,2020, BA Brewing CO (333 W Dallas St.)

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 or call
the Chamber offices at 918.893.2100. Rooster Days 2021 is scheduled for May 6-9.


  • When: CANCELED for 2020
  • 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.

Tulsa Greek Festival

Photo courtesy of Tulsa Greek Festival

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

Celebrate Greek culture with cultural demonstrations and displays, Greek food, vendors and more!



  • When: October 1-11, 2020
  • Where: Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St.

The Tulsa State Fair is the ultimate family friendly event, featuring live performances (including Disney on Ice), carnival games and rides, a kids activity building, petting zoo, vendors, and of course, fair food! Visit for more information.

Winter Squash & Pumpkin Festival

  • When: 2020 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: October 9-11, 2020
  • 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.


  • When: October 16-17, 2020
  • 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: CANCELED for 2020
  • 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.


Día de los Muertos Art Festival

  • When: 2020 Dates TBD
  • Where: Living Arts of Tulsa, 307 E. Brady St.

Living Arts of Tulsa, in partnership with Guthrie Green and Casa de la Cultura is hosting Tulsa’s annual Día de los Muertos Arts Festival on November 1st, 2019, 5:00 – 11:00 p.m. Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a celebration of the Hispanic heritage honoring loved ones who have passed away. This year the event will be held from Living Arts of Tulsa (307 East Reconciliation Way), to Guthrie Green (111 East Reconciliation Way). Learn More HERE.


  • When: 2020 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, is now in its 23nd year in Claremore. Beginning at 6 p.m. each evening, visitors to Dickens on the Boulevard will enjoy live stage entertainment, food, pictures with Santa and more.



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  • Where: Philbrook Museum of Art, 2727 S. Rockford Rd.

Celebrate the holiday season with Philbrook as the Museum comes alive with festive holiday events, Santa, train rides, a Lego village, garden games, live music, shopping, décor, and thousands of lights reflecting the spirit of the season. Gather the whole family for unforgettable experiences. Purchase tickets in advance.


  • When: 2020 Dates TBD
  • Where: Outside BOK Center, 200 S. Denver Ave.

Arvest Winterfest will return to downtown Tulsa for its 12th year! Enjoy outdoor ice skating, a giant Christmas tree and more!


  • When: 2020 Dates TBD
  • Where: Tulsa Botanic Garden, 3900 Tulsa Botanic Dr.

Garden of Lights at Tulsa Botanic Garden will be Thursdays through Sundays, 5-10 p.m., starting Friday, Nov. 29 and going through Sunday, Jan. 5. Stroll through the Garden illuminated in colorful lights – take photos with the “Ice Giants” and “Frost Bison” in the Children’s Discovery Garden. Add your wish to the Wishing Tree, enjoy hot chocolate and make s’mores and take selfies at the photo booth. Botanical St. Nick will be available for informal visits and photos (bring your camera!) Thursdays – Saturdays, 6-9 p.m., starting Dec. 5 – Dec. 21.  The Holiday Model Railroad will be up for two weekends: Dec. 12-15 and Dec. 19-22.

Tickets are $15 for ages 13+; $5 for ages 3-12. Children 2 and under are free.  Tickets are limited each night and advance purchase is highly recommended. or 918-289-0330.


  • 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.


  • When: 2020 Dates TBD
  • 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 6 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.




Tulsa IrishFest

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  • 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.


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.


  • When: 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.


  • When: CANCELED (Some Online Opportunities May Be Available)
  • 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


  • 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!


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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!



  • When: Fridays and Saturdays, April 25-May 31, 2020
  • 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


  • When: May 1-3, 2020
  • 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: May 2, 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.


  • When: April 25, 2020
  • Where: Guthrie Green, 111 E. M.B. Brady St.



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  • 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.


  • 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!


  • 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.​


  • When: CANCELED FOR 2020
  • 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!

DIG: Day In the Garden

  • Where: Tulsa Botanic Garden, 3900 Tulsa Botanic Dr.

There’s no other event like this in town! Plan to bring friends and family for an afternoon of fun for all ages. Activities include face painting, games, train rides, garden crafts and so much more! Live music from some of Tulsa’s leading artists and family-friendly dinner and drinks are also included in the ticket price.  Proceeds benefit our Children’s Discovery Garden. 


  • When: Canceled for 2020. Will return 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


  • When: CANCELED for 2020
  • 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: CANCELED for 2020
  • 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


  • When: POSTPONED FOR 2020
  • Where: Rose District, Broken Arrow


  • When: CANCELED for 2020
  • 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: June 6, 2020 (Website still lists this event; check for updates)
  • 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!


  • When: CANCELED for 2020
  • 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.


  • When: CANCELED for 2020
  • 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.


  • When: June 6-8 (Still listed on website. Check for updates)
  • 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!

deadCenter Film Festival [VIRTUAL]

  • When: June 11-21, 2020
  • 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


  • When: CANCELED for 2020. Returns 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


  • When: June 18-20
  • Where: Greenwood

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


  • 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


  • When: June 25-27 (Website still lists these dates)
  • 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: CANCELED for 2020
  • 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.



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  • 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.


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  • 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


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  • 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!

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