Festivals are perfect family destinations. Between the live music, delicious food and exciting atmosphere, festivals in Oklahoma offer endless opportunities for your kids to be entertained. These festivals present time for your kids to learn about a new culture, get exposed to the arts and discover Oklahoma's thrilling history. There's a festival for everyone happening this April in Oklahoma! For even more family-friendly fun, be sure to see our entire calendar.
Azalea Festival in Downtown Muskogee (N Honor Heights Park Dr, Muskogee) celebrates the blooming of azaleas, tulips, dogwoods and wisteria. The month-long celebration features a Powwow, parade, car & truck show, Chili & BBQ cook-off and a party in the park. Prices and times vary.
FREE Made in Oklahoma Festival in Downtown Seminole (Main St, Seminole) features food, wine, crafts and a number of other products that are Oklahoma grown and Oklahoma made. Children can enjoy jumping in the inflatables and parents can stop by the popular wine-tasting tent to sample locally-produced wines. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Southwest Street Rod Nationals at State Fair Park (3001 General Pershing Blvd) is Oklahoma’s largest gathering of pre-1984 automobiles & street rods featuring more than 1,900 specialty automobiles, a street rod parade, swap meet, arts & crafts, children’s games and more. 13 & older, $15; kids (6-12); $6; 5 & under, FREE. Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
89er Days Celebration in Downtown Guthrie (Various locations) commemorates the Land Run of 1889 and the birth of Guthrie featuring a western-style dinner, carnival, 1889-style baseball game, parade, family- friendly rodeo and more. Most events are FREE. See website for full list of events.
FREE Lexington 89er Days in Downtown Lexington features carnival rides, live music, a car show, food vendors, arts & crafts vendors, a parade and gun fighting show. Times vary.
Kids Fest 2015 at Cox Convention Center (1 Myriad Gardens) is MetroFamily Magazine’s annual family event with dozens of booths featuring fun and educational activities for kids. Enjoy safety village hosted by Safe Kids Oklahoma along with face painting, roaming characters, door prizes and live music. Adults, $5; children are FREE. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FREE Stillwater Arts Festival has grown from a small, local art show to a premier springtime event featuring approximately 100 juried artists along with an extensive food court, artist demonstrations, children’s activity area and more. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Day of Remembrance at the Oklahoma City National Memorial (620 N Harvey). State and local dignitaries, family members, survivors, rescue workers and visitors gather at the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum to remember those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever by bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. Open to the public and no admission is charged. 8:45 a.m.
FREE Festival of the Arts at Festival Plaza & Myriad Botanical Gardens (301 W Reno) features over 200 artists along with food and entertainment. Proceeds support Arts Council Oklahoma City. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 270-4848, www.artscouncilokc.com
FREE Choctaw Frontier Days at Choctaw Creek Park (2001 N Harper Rd, Choctaw) is an educational festival tailored to school children featuring historical presentations, cowboy & cavalry reenactments, American Indian fancy dancers, gun fights and old fashioned games. Food & merchandise vendors will be on site. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
FREE Norman Music Festival in Downtown Norman (Main St & Jones Ave) is an indoor & outdoor, three-day independent music festival featuring more than 200 performers featuring a variety of music genres, poetry, comedy and a Little Rocker Stage where kids can jam out to the musical acts, get a rock star hairdo and create their own art.
Iron Thistle Scottish Festival at the Kirkpatrick Family Farm (1001 S Garth Brooks Blvd, Yukon) is a celebration of Scottish culture featuring a caber toss, Celtic wares, live music and performers, Scottish & American cuisine and kids’ crafts & activities. Admission on Friday is FREE. 10 & older, $5; 9 & under, FREE. Friday, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.