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Family-Friendly Spring Festivals in Oklahoma

Annual Chuck Wagon Festival, 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.

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 Feb. 16, 2022, 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 calendar@metrofamilymagazine.com or leave a comment below.]

March 5

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 from the Dallas Paleontological Society, other special guests as well as food, games, crafts and more. Free to attend. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

March 12

Geekapalooza: A STEAM Festival for Kids at Camp Trivera (2508 NE 50th St) features hands-on expo booths hosted by local organizations and short interactive ongoing workshops about subjects such as robotics, the science of flight, coding and geoscience. All ages welcome. In advance: adults, $5; kids, $8; day of: adults, $5; kids $10. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

March 19

FREE Oklahoma Farm-to-Table Family Festival at Oklahoma History Center (800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr) features perspectives from Colonial America to modern day with hands-on activities for visitors of all ages. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Chuck Wagon Gathering at the Chisholm Trail Museum (605 Zellers Ave, Kingfisher) features a variety of working chuckwagons, live music, cooking demonstrations, gunfights, Wild West Show performers, Medicine Man shows, Annie Oakley performances and more. Adults, $5; kids (12 & under), free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

March 20

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.

March 25 – 27

OKC Home + Outdoor Living Show at State Fair Park (3001 General Pershing Blvd) features over 250 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 & 2

Dogwood Days Festival in Downtown Idabel (Main St, Idabel) Mark your calendars for April 1st & 2nd, 2022 for an exciting and festive weekend of events celebrating the beautiful blooms of thousands of dogwood trees.. Free to attend. Friday, 5 p.m.; Saturday, 7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

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

Apr. 1 – 3

Medieval Fair of 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.

April 2

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 7

Montmartre Chalk Art Festival at 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. See website for schedule.

April 8 – 9 

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. – 5 p.m. 

April 8-10

Hello, Spring! Festival at Earlywine Park (3101 SW 119th St) features live music, art, gardening classes and activities for kids, plus a spring fashion show and local food trucks and businesses. Free to attend. Friday, noon-9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

April 9

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.

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 20 – 23

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 22 – 23

Tulsa Earth Day Celebration in the Tulsa Arts District 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 Celebration festivities.

April 22 – 24

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.

April 29-30

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 30 – June 5

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 5

Cinco de Mayo at Moore’s Central Park  (9700 S Broadway Ave, Moore) features live music, food trucks and local brews. Free to attend. 6 – 8 p.m.

May 6-8

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 7

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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-7 p.m.

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 13 & 14

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 14

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.

Midwest Jeepfest in Guthrie (5302 S Division St, Guthrie) features an outdoor off-road event with Jeeps, children’s activities, rock climbing wall, live entertainment and more. Benefits Central Oklahoma Camp’s Make Promises Happen.

May 20 – 21

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 20-22

Stirling Classic Scottish Festival at Mollie Spencer Farm (1001 S Garth Brooks Blvd, Yukon) features live entertainment including Celtic and pipe bands, Scottish and Irish dance troupes as well as traditional Scottish heavy athletics, sheep herding demonstrations, Celtic merchandise, Scottish and American cuisine, kids’ crafts and games. Free to attend. Friday, 7-10 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday,  10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

May 28

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 28 & 29

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.

May 28-30 

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, 1010 a.m.-5 p.m.

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

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