Spring and summer bring endless opportunities for outdoor fun to the Oklahoma City metro. Communities in the metro host exciting events filled with live music, local food and activities for guests of all ages. Grab your family and take part in bustling street festivals in your community.
Editor’s note: Due to COVID-19 precautions, some of the following events and venues may have adjusted their hours or programming. Please check with each venue directly to verify. This list was last updated Aug. 2, 2021.
FREE VIBES Artwalk in Downtown Edmond (Broadway from 2nd to Edwards St, Edmond) features a variety of creative talent hosted in participating businesses. All artists are partnered with businesses to provide fifteen blocks of art experiences. The event kicks off on the first Thursday in April and continues until October. 5-9 p.m.
FREE First Friday Gallery Walk in the Paseo Arts District (NW 30th & 27th Streets, Walker and Hudson Ave) features over 80 artists and more than 25 businesses, all within walking distance, that stay open late the first Friday of every month. Opening receptions showcase the new work of the gallery and studio owners or the work of guest artists. Please wear a mask, practice social distancing and use the provided hand sanitizer when visiting. 6-9 p.m.
FREE 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk in the Norman Arts District (Downtown Norman) features a variety of visual and performing arts. In lieu of physical art walk events, organizers are presently broadcasting digital arts content at 6 p.m. on 2nd Fridays through their Facebook page. Second Friday, 6 – 9 p.m.
FREE LIVE on the Plaza in the Plaza District (1700 block of NW 16th St). Each second Friday rain or shine, Plaza District businesses stay open late with featured artists, live music, special events, local shopping and more. The event is free to attend and runs on the second Friday each month from 6 – 10 p.m.
FREE 3rd Fridays in the Arts District on Film Row (California to NW 4th, Classen to Hudson Ave) features treats, drinks, giveaways, art, live music and more from participating businesses. Fridays through October, 6-8 p.m.
FREE Heard on Hurd in Downtown Edmond (Broadway between Main and Hurd) is a pop-up celebration of all things local featuring local musicians and some of the metro’s best food trucks. Small businesses stay open late for shopping. Entry and most activities are free. Held seasonally on the third Saturday of June – October, 6 – 10 p.m.
FREE oNE OKC Street Festival at Booker T. Washington Park (NE 4th St) is an annual spring block party celebrating the ethical revitalization of Northeast Oklahoma City. Attendees can enjoy musical performances, food trucks, activities for kids and more. This year’s festival is planned for May 15 from noon to 4 p.m.
We encourage our readers to enjoy family fun responsibly. When around others, wear a mask, avoid crowded indoor spaces, remain socially distant, wash your hands often and stay home if you or a member of your household is feeling ill. Find more information about the coronavirus pandemic in Oklahoma at oklahoma.gov/covid19. To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines and vaccine clinic locations, visit vaxokc.com.
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