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2021 Guide to Family-Friendly Spring Festivals

provided by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

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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, plus find virtual options your family can enjoy from home.

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 Mar. 26, 2021, so check back often for new listings. If you know of a festival or activity that you think should be included, please email the listing information to calendar@metrofamilymagazine.com or leave a comment below.]

Mar. 12 – 14

Red Dirt Film Festival, on-demand and at Eskimo Joe’s (501 W Elm, Stillwater), features many forms of films, music, panels and special guests. Due to COVID this year, all selections will be made available as a Netflix-style on-demand streaming platform, accessible via smart televisions and devices. 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.

Mar. 19

Vernal Equinox Walk at Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center (18154 1st St, Spiro) features a guided tour of the prehistoric Native American archaeological site to learn about the Caddoans who created the mounds between 900-1450 A.D., how they became a very important leadership group and why some of the mounds line up to solstice and equinox sunsets. Adults, $12; kids, $7. Tours are held at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Mar. 20

FREE Future of Sound Fest at Factory Obscura (25 NW 9th St) features a socially-distanced, outdoor festival of local art & music celebrating the return of Spring with live bands, spoken work performances, live paintings and more. All ages welcome. 3-9 p.m.

Mar. 26 – 28

OKC Home + Outdoor Living Show at State Fair Park (3001 General Pershing Blvd) features over 300 experts and vendors providing DIY tips for remodeling, cooking, decorating and outdoor entertaining. Adult, $10; 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 1 – 22

Tulsa Earth Day Celebration (virtual) features art shows, live music, educational videos, nationally prominent environmental speakers and more. All ages are invited to learn more about how to reduce, reuse and recycle during the Tulsa Earth Day Virtual Celebration festivities.

April 2 & 3

Dogwood Days Festival in Downtown Idabel (Main St, Idabel) features live entertainment, crawfish boil, car show, movie night and more, celebrating the beautiful blooms of thousands of dogwood trees.. Free to attend. Friday, 5 p.m.; Saturday, 7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

April 3

Chester Spring Festival in Downtown Chester (Shepherd St, Chester) features vendors selling garden decorations, arts & crafts, jewelry and more as well as kids activities including train rides, bouncy houses, peddle tractors and face painting. Free to attend. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

April 9 

Spring Traders Encampment at the Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve (1925 Woolaroc Ranch Rd, Bartlesville) features a historic encampment with tents and teepees 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. – 5 p.m. 

Apr. 9 – 11

Medieval Fair of Norman (virtual) 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.

April 13 – 17

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

Day of Remembrance at the Oklahoma City National Memorial (620 N Harvey) features a remembrance program including the 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 24

Water Lantern Festival at Hafer Park (1034 S Bryant Ave, Edmond) features food, music, a lantern launch and more. Adults, $26 & up; kids (8 & up), $12 & up; kids (7 & under), free without lantern kit. 5-9:30 p.m.

April 24 & 25 

FREE Kites Over Enid Festival at the Autry Technology Center (1201 W Willow Rd, Enid) features two days of kite flying action including demonstrations by experienced kiters and a candy drop for kids, celebrating National Kite Month. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

April 26 – May 26

Montmartre Chalk Art Festival (Virtual) features hundreds of artists of a variety of ages creating wonderful works of art in chalk. Tune in online to check out this year’s submitted masterpieces.

April 30 – May 1

Route 66 Family Fun Fest in Downtown El Reno (119 S Rock Island Ave, El Reno) features creatively curated vintage, antique and handmade vendors as well as live music, an adult and kids cornhole tournament, local food trucks and a car show. The event replaces the well-established Burger Day due to Covid. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

April 30 – May 2

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.

May 1

Route 66 Family Fun Fest in Downtown El Reno (119 S Rock Island Ave, El Reno) features creatively curated vintage, antique and handmade vendors as well as a live music, an adult and kids cornhole tournament, local food trucks and a car show. The event replaces the well-established Burger Day due to Covid. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

May 1 – June 6

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

May 1

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 2

FREE OKC Cinco de Mayo Festival at Scissortail Park (415 S Robinson Ave) features live music from local and international touring artists, folkloric dancing, activities for children, a parade of horses and the crowning of Miss Cinco de Mayo. 1-10:30 p.m.

May 8

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. Free to attend. 9 a.m. – 4 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.

May 7 & 8

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 7 – 9

Tulsa International 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 14-16

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.; Sunday, noon – 5 p.m.

May 15 

Twister 25th Aniversary Festival at the Twister The Movie Museum (101 W Main St, Wakita) features an open house at the museum with an autograph party, live music, storm chaser car show, kids’ games, food and vendors. Free to attend. 10 a.m. – 3 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. Noon-4 p.m.

May 29

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. – 4 p.m.

May 29 & 30

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; members & kids (12 & under), free. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

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

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