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Family-Friendly Spring Festivals in Oklahoma

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There is always something to do in Oklahoma—and this festival round up is your comprehensive guide to family-friendly fun around the state! Whether you are looking for an outdoor festival in the Oklahoma City metro or an event with small-town charm, this guide can help you plan day and weekend trips this spring.

Want to see the festivals and fairs happening year-round in Oklahoma? Check out our festival guides for all seasons

[Editor’s Note: This is a working list last updated on Feb. 6, 2024, so check back often for new listings. If you know of a spring festival or activity in Oklahoma that you think should be included, please email the listing information to or leave a comment below.]

March 2

Acrofest at the Museum of the Red River (812 E Lincoln Rd, Idabel) features a fun-filled day inspired by Oklahoma’s state dinosaur, acrocanthosaurus atokensis with everything from dinosaur movies to special presentations as well as food, games, crafts and more. Free to attend. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

March 23

Chuck Wagon Gathering at the Chisholm Trail Museum (605 Zellers Ave, Kingfisher) features a variety of working chuck wagons from across the region, plus live music, cooking demonstrations, gunfights, Wild West Show performers, medicine man shows and more. Free with admission. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

March 22-24

OKC Home + Outdoor Living Show at State Fair Park (3001 General Pershing Blvd) features a variety of exhibitors and experts offering new inspiration, cooking expertise and remodeling ideas that take spring design and landscaping to the next level. Adult, $$11; kids (12 & under), free with paying adult. Friday, noon-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

April 6-8

Dogwood Days Festival in Downtown Idabel (Main St, Idabel) features craft vendors, children’s games, live entertainment and more, in celebration of the springtime blooms. This year’s festival will also include an extra day with special eclipse viewing opportunities.. Free to attend. See website for schedule.

April 12-13

Crawfish Festival at Kroner & Baer Pub in Tahlequah (200 N Muskogee Ave, Tahlequah) features crawfish, yard games and live entertainment. Prices vary. Friday, 5 p.m.-midnight; Saturday, noon-midnight

April 5-7

Medieval Fair of Norman at Reaves Park (2501 Jenkins, Norman) features arts, crafts, food, games, educational exhibits, demonstrations and ongoing entertainment. Buy from artisans and food vendors, enjoy performing groups and play games online. Free to attend; parking. $10. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

April 4

Montmartre Chalk Art Festival at the University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma (1727 W Alabama, Chickasha) features hundreds of artists of a variety of ages creating wonderful works of art in chalk. Free to attend. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

April 6

Made in Oklahoma Festival in Downtown Seminole (Main Street, Seminole) features food, wine, crafts and a number of other products that are Oklahoma-grown and Oklahoma-made. Free to attend. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

April 12-13

Spring Traders Encampment at the Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve (1925 Woolaroc Ranch Rd, Bartlesville) features a historic encampment to recreate the rugged pioneer life of the men and women who trapped and traded throughout the 1820s and 1840s era Indian Territory. Free with museum admission. 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

April 19

Day of Remembrance at the Oklahoma City National Memorial (620 N Harvey) features a remembrance program including 168 seconds of silence and reading of the 168 names of those who were killed in the Oklahoma City bombing. Free to attend. 8:45 – 10 a.m.

April 16-20

89er Days Celebration in Downtown Guthrie (various locations) commemorates the Land Run of 1889 and the birth of Guthrie with a carnival, parade and host of other community events. Most events are free. See website for full list of events.

April 19-21

Tulsa Earth Day Celebration at Guthrie Green (111 Reconciliation Way, Tulsa) features environmental speakers, electric vehicles, music & art, traditional Indigenous cuisine, sustainable wine tastings, circus arts, kids activities and more. See website for schedule.

April 26-27

Red Fern Festival in Tahlequah (Muskogee Ave, Tahlequah) features hound dog field trails, children’s activities, car show, a chili cook-off, live music, vintage plane fly-in and more. Free to attend. See website for schedule.

April 27-June 2

Oklahoma Renaissance Festival at the Castle of Muskogee (3400 West Fern Mountain Rd, Muskogee) features costumed performers and artisans, Renaissance music, jousting, food, drink, and more. Prices vary. Open weekends, plus Memorial Day, 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

May 3-5

Rose Rock Music Festival in Downtown Noble features three days of fun featuring a carnival, art and craft vendors, live music, food, a parade, car show and more. Entry is free. See website for a schedule of events.

Norman Pride Festival & Parade in Downtown Norman (Main St, Norman) features live music and entertainment, artist and vendor booths lining the streets, face painting and a dedicated kids’ area with crafts and fun activities for the whole family. Free to attend. See website for schedule.

May 4

Kolache Festival in Prague (1107 N Broadway Ave, Prague) features dancing, music, food, crafts, a parade, carnival rides, royalty and more. Fireworks start at 10 p.m. in City Park following the polka street dance. 9 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

Festival of the Child at the Yukon City Park & Community Center (2200 S Holly Ave, Yukon) features a family-friendly festival with over 50 areas of fun include kayaking, pony rides, painting, inflatables, crafts and more. Activities are geared for kids 12 & under. $5 in advance; $7 day of; Adults, free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

May 11

Oklahoma City Flower and Garden Festival at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features a variety of vendors with herbs, perennials, roses, produce, pottery, jewelry, wineries, food products and food trucks. New this year, the Kids Garden Festival in the Children’s Garden features a one-day experience for children of all ages to explore different aspects of gardening. Free to attend. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

El Reno Burger Day in Downtown El Reno (119 S Rock Island Ave, El Reno) features fun for the whole family! An 850lb Onion Fried Burger, vendors, music, Kid’s Zone, food trucks, Car Show and more. 10 a.m-10 p.m.

May 10-12

Tulsa Mayfest in Downtown Tulsa (3rd & Main St, Tulsa) features an array of multi-disciplined arts, live entertainment, food and a hands-on art activity area for kids. Free to attend. Open daily at 11 a.m.

May 10-11

Italian Festival at the McAlester Expo Center (4500 W Hwy 270, McAlester) features Italian food, live entertainment and vendors, crafters and fine art booths. Kids can enjoy pony rides, Italian games and inflatables. Free to attend; activities, prices vary. Friday, noon – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

May 17-18

FREE May Daze Festival in Downtown Blanchard (Main St, Blanchard) features live entertainment, a carnival, food, shopping, games and more. Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

May 31-June 2

Stirling Classic Scottish Festival at Mollie Spencer Farm (1001 S Garth Brooks Blvd, Yukon) features heavy athletics, sheepherding demonstrations, Celtic dance, roving pipe bands, Celtic bands, traditional Scottish food, Celtic-themed vendors, kid crafts & games, genealogy research, clan tents and a crafters’ village. Adults, $10; kids (9 & under), free. Friday, 7-10 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday,  10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

May 25

Bethany 66 Festival (38th Street north to 39th Expressway, Bethany) features live entertainment, a car, motorcycle & truck show, arts & crafts booths and children’s activities including a Princess & Action Hero Parade and a Pet Parade. Free to attend. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

May 25-26

Chuck Wagon Festival at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St) features a two-day, fun-filled family weekend with a variety of activities including chuckwagon food samples, artisan demonstrations, live music, rope making, Western re-enactors and more. $15 in advance; $20 at the door; kids (12 & under) & museum members, free. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

May 25-27

Paseo Arts Festival in the Paseo Arts District (3022 Paseo St) features a wide variety of media, from painting and photography to wood and jewelry, plus food, children’s activities and live entertainment. Free to attend. Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Monday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


TBA for 2024

Red Dirt Film Festival features many forms of films, music, panels and special guests. On Friday & Saturday nights, attendees can enjoy select films and filmed musical bands from 9 p.m. to midnight at Eskimo Joe’s. $5 & up.

FREE Oklahoma Jazz in Bloom Festival at Ice Event Center (1148 NE 36th St) features live entertainment by professional jazz artists from Oklahoma and educational activities to learn about the history and vibrance of jazz in Oklahoma, plus interactive community art, a silent auction, food trucks and vendors. All ages welcome. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

oNE OKC Street Festival at Booker T. Washington Park (NE 4th St) features a family-friendly street festival with live music, games, inflatables, food trucks and more. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Stillwell Strawberry Festival in Downtown Stillwell (Olive & Oak St, Stillwell) celebrates the local crop with a talent contest, carnival parade car show kids’ zone, FREE strawberries and ice cream and more. Free to attend. See website for a schedule of events.

For even more family fun? Check out our other Spring Fun guides

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