Oklahoma is a state full of culture and entertainment, and there are plenty of outdoor festivals to explore. From music to film, food to sports, there's something for everyone. Whether you're looking for a fun family outing or an exciting night out, Oklahoma has it all. The International Round-Up Club Cavalcade in Bartlesville is a great way to bring some class and fun to your summer.
This prestigious event brings together a wide variety of talented classical musicians, as well as excellent jazz, pop and Broadway artists. With great food, fascinating conferences and a variety of activities for kids, OKM is an event you don't want to miss. For a more laid-back atmosphere, check out the legendary Jazz in June festival in Norman. This popular musical event vibrates the whole city with a full roster of jazz, blues, rock and funk bands playing in different venues for three nights.
Enjoy the main artists mingling with the crowd, cold drinks, intimate venues for independent acts and delicious treats from local food vendors. If you're looking for something a bit more unique, the Okie Noodling Tournament in Pauls Valley is sure to be a hit. Bring the kids and enjoy a good dose of summer fun. Listen to live music, eat lots of catfish and see who ends up being the big winner in the final weigh-in.
For an extra special Independence Day celebration, head to Edmond for Libertyfest. This year-long event features a car show, parade, rodeo, food festival and one of the most spectacular fireworks shows in the state. CNN and USAToday have named it one of the ten major 4th of July celebrations in the country. The Blackberry Festival in McCloud is one of the oldest festivals in Oklahoma and is a great way to experience the rich community life of the town.
Enjoy waves of blackberry pies, pastries, soft drinks and teas or sample some festival favorites from food vendors. Don't forget to burn some calories in an exciting sack race! The festivities come to an end with a dramatic fireworks display under a star-studded sky. Tulsa's FreedomFest celebration is one of the largest free fireworks shows in the country. Set up a picnic spot along the Arkansas River this 4th of July and enjoy live music, food vendors and friends as you wait for the big show to begin.
It's sure to thrill both children and adults alike. No matter what time of year it is, there's always something exciting happening at OKC. The DeadCenter Film Festival is one of the 20 coolest film festivals in the world according to MovieMaker magazine and An Affair of the Heart show at State Fair Park is one of the largest craft exhibitions in the Southwest with more than 500 exhibitors from more than 30 states showcasing antiques, collectibles and handmade items. The OKC Pride Week calendar is packed with exciting events such as the Pride on 39th Parade & Festival and OKC Pride Fest.
The Oklahoma State Fair presents the best of Oklahoma agriculture, manufacturing and commerce with family entertainment, educational exhibits and fair food. The Paintball Show sponsored by Indigo Sky Casino and Valken is one of the largest in the world with thousands of paintball players descending on a field of more than 1,000 acres for mini-stage games, helicopter rides, tank rides, an obstacle course and other activities for all ages. There are camping sites and food vendors as well as some of the biggest paintball brands throughout the week. If you're an enthusiast of whitewater rafting, kayaking, rowing or sailing with dragons then don't miss out on Oklahoma Regatta Festival from September 28th to 30th. Enjoy engaging races as well as food trucks, outdoor breweries and more. The Brush Creek Bazaar is one of South Tulsa's largest arts and crafts festivals with more than 70 vendors offering wood artisanship, home decor, soap jewelry outdoor decor metal clothing candles and more.
The festival features a rodeo 5K race carnival rides strawberries ice cream and much more. Finally immerse yourself in Native American culture at Shawnee's Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival where over 1 000 dancers and artists arrive every year for an inspiring intertribal gathering featuring performances on four stages installed in....