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Editor's Picks: Can't Miss Festivals Just Outside OKC

by Hannah Schmitt

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April is festival season in Oklahoma. Warmer temperatures kick off a month of outdoor events like arts festivals, live music and living history demonstrations. While there are plenty of festivals to be found in Oklahoma City, these four April festivals are worth the drive.

Azalea Festival

April 1-30 in Muskogee

Why We Love It: Inspire your family this month with a trip to Muskogee to see thousands of blooming tulips and sprawling azaleas, dogwoods and wisteria. Honor Heights Park welcomes thousands of visitors each April to soak up 40 picturesque acres. The highlights of the month-long celebration of spring include the Azalea Festival Parade at 11 a.m. April 11 in downtown Muskogee and the Party in the Park from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 18 at Honor Heights Park. 

Stillwater Arts Festival

April 18-19 in Stillwater

Why We Love It: The arts scene in Stillwater is alive and well. Visit this annual festival to see some of the best in arts and entertainment from throughout the region. Your family will love strolling the festival grounds to hear local music, view live art demonstrations and taste classic festival fare. Organizers expect about 10,000 visitors so don’t miss your chance to experience it. Admission is free. Event will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. 

Choctaw Frontier Days

April 23-24 in Choctaw

Why We Love It: The 12th annual Choctaw Frontier Days celebration will take visitors back to pioneer days in Oklahoma with Land Run re-enactors, cowboy and cavalry encampments, mock gun fights and old-fashioned games. The living history event is family friendly and presents learning opportunities for guests of all ages. Enjoy food and merchandise vendors on site. Admission and parking are free. Event takes place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

Iron Thistle Scottish Festival

April 25 & 26 in Yukon

Why We Love It: Give your family a taste of Scotland with Celtic bands, Irish dance troupes, sheep herding demonstrations and tons of traditional Scottish foods. The event has something for all ages and interests and makes visitors feel as if they’ve traveled across the globe. The highlight of the three-day event is the traditional fire ceremony on Friday night. Friday festivities are free. General admission Saturday is $5; free for ages 9 and under. Friday gates open at 6:30. Other festivities take place 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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