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Claremore's "Oklahoma" the original
April 1-30
Claremore, Claremore Cinema 8 Partnering with Claremore Cinema 8, the 1943 original "Oklahoma" will be offered to the public throughout the month of April in 2007, includes a daily matinee. To allow school age children to come to the movies to see "Oklahoma" and to create their own memories of its importance. Contact Person: Tanya Andrews, 877-341-8688, www.visitclaremore.org
Conversations with Native Oklahoma Poet Joy Harjo
April 11
To provide students, teachers and the public the opportunity to have conversations with distinguished Oklahoma poet Joy Harjo. Harjo writes for many audiences, with emphasis on poetry in everyday life. Contact Person: Dr. Harbour Winn, 405-208-5472
Oklahoma Centennial Horse Show at the State Fairgrounds
April 11-14
Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Multi-breed horse show that began 18 years ago to celebrate the Oklahoma Land Run. The Horse Show has approximately 300 participants each year with a projected economic impact between $3 and $5 M annually. Contact Person: Karen Cunningham, 405- 507- 6231, www.okcentennial.com
Oklahoma Corporation Commission's Centennial Celebration
April 12
To publish a pictorial history of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission with narrative and a banquet for the employees of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. Contact Person: Brooks Mitchell or Lisa Roberts, 405-521-6709
Oklahoma FCCLA State Convention
April 12
Convention activities highlight Oklahoma's Native American heritage and other cultural diversities. This year's theme is FCCLA….An Oklahoma Legend. The convention script and activities are based on the play "Oklahoma!" Advisors and students meet to learn about new and innovative products, services, and programs that they can implement at their schools. Contact person: Denise Morris, 405-743-5467 www.okfccla.org or www.okcareertech.org
Blackwell's Tulips-A- Bloom Centennial Festival
April 12-14
Blackwell High School Auditorium and Downtown Blackwell The festival will include Oklahoma musicians, cowboy poets, and storytellers. Artisans and skilled craftsman will exhibit "Made in Oklahoma" art and products; an "Oklahoma original cuisine" cooking contest, a quilt show exhibiting quilts from the 1907 era, and more are on the schedule. An Oklahoma Birthday Cake stretching 100 feet will be served. Contact Person: Shane Frye, 580-363-4195, www.blackwellchamber.org
Bethel High School Fine Arts Musical Production of "Oklahoma!"
April 13 - 14
36000 Clearpond Road, Shawnee, Oklahoma Contact Person: Leslie Landwert, 405-273-3633
Kingston's 5th Annual Marshall County Antique Iron Tractor & Implement Show
April 13-15
The show consists of antique tractors and antique implement demonstrations, including stationer hay thresher, sawmill, blacksmith, and gris mill. Some demonstrations are hands on: corn shellers, bit and display, and hand pumps. Kids activities include kiddie pedal tractor pull, kids lawn mower pull, and arts and crafts. A dance with a live band, a parade of power tractor rodeo are included. Contact Person: Karla Early or Suzanne Bishop, 580-9057 or 580-564-9752, www.mcantiqueiron.com
24th Annual NSRA Southwest Rod Nationals
April 13-15
Oklahoma State Fair Park Oklahoma's largest automotive event and gathering of pre 1949 street rods and antique vehicles. More than 2000 street rods come from all over the Southwest, the United States, and Canada. The show features a street rod parade through downtown Oklahoma City, a Ladies Tea, and an evening in Bricktown. The event will also include Women's World with arts and crafts. Contact Person: Frank Sloup, 405-297-8911, www.nrsa-usa.com/southwest.htm
El Reno's Heritage and Arts Festival
April 14
Downtown El Reno Celebration of the arts and multi-cultural diversity. Ethnic and festival foods, "Art through the Century" art show, live entertainment and performance arts display, a variety of Oklahoma talent and flavor. Hands on activities for kids including sugar cookie art, finger painting, "hats and masks" and other creative activities where kids create and take home their own art work. Contact Person: Karen Nix, 405-462-1188, www.elreno.org
Kingfisher's Living History on the Chisholm Trail / Governor Seay Centennial Ball
April 14
Encampments of re-enactors provide a display of the variety of skills men and women needed to make homes on the frontier. Entertainment includes period music and refreshments at the Governor Seay Centennial Ball. Both events will be broadcast nationally on "Best of America on Horseback." Contact Person: Renee Mitchell, 405-375-5176
Statehood Constitutional Convention Dramatizations
April 14
Scottish Rite Masonic Center, Guthrie, OK The Guthrie Centennial Committee and the Guthrie Scottish Rite Masonic Center will present historical dramatizations of the First State 1907 Constitutional Convention, originally held in Guthrie in the months prior to statehood. The re-enactments will be performed by Junior/Senior High School students. Contact Person: Guthrie Centennial Office 405-282-0880 Guthrie Chamber of Commerce 405-282-1947 Scottish Rite Temple 405-282-1281, or visit website at www.guthrieok.com
"Stillwater Reads Steinbeck"
March 5-April 14
A national reading initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with the Institute of Museums and Library Services and Arts Midwest. Events include distribution of copies of the book, reading discussions, panel discussions, presentations by noteworthy scholars, dramatic readings, a kick-off event, exhibits, contests and a closing event. Contact Person: Lynda Reynolds, 405-372-3633
University of Oklahoma's The Big Event
April 14
Norman, Moore, Oklahoma City and surrounding communities Over 4,000 students, faculty and staff join with non-profit organizations, schools, churches, neighborhood associations, and othersto enhance surrounding communities. Contact Person: Josh Davis, Chair, 405-325-7912, http://bigevent.ou.edu
Ponca City's Crappie USA Fishing Tournament
April 14
Osage Cove, Kaw Lake A fishing tournament organized by Crappie USA under the auspices of the Kaw Lake Association. A family oriented, cost effective, and competitive arena for amateur, semi-pro, and professional crappie anglers. A Crappie Kids Fishing Rodeo will be held. Contact Person: Kathy Tippin, 580- 762-9494, www.kawlake.com
Stilwell's Before Statehood Bus Tour
April 14
Portions of Adair and Delaware Counties A bus tour of historic sites in the former Goingsnake District of the Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory and surrounding areas, to include: The Adair home (oldest in present Oklahoma), site of the Goingsnake Massacre, grave of Zeke Proctor, Old Baptist Mission Church, Howard Hotel, New Springplace Morvaian Mission, and other sites. Contact Person: Wanda Elliott or Glenita Guthrie, 918-696-7845, www.goingsnake.org
Elk City's Southwest Farm & Home Expo
April 14-15
Elk City Convention Center Promote agribusiness for the farmer or rancher that produces wheat, cotton, corn sorghum, alfalfa, peanuts, livestock feed, cattle, and hogs. Features the area youth with a FFA Ag Mechanics Show and Silent Auction, All Breed Bull Sale, Antique Tractor Display, and Antique Tractor Pull. Free Admission. Contact Person: Pamela Gregory, 580-225-0207, www.elkcitychamber.com
89er Land Run Wagon Train and Ride
April 14-21
Starting point, town TBD, and ending at Norman Annual 89er Wagon Train and Land Run Ride takes place 2nd or 3rd week in April in conjunction with the dates of the Oklahoma 1889 Land Run Celebration in Norman. The journey consists of covered wagons, buggies and horseback riders. The ride starts throughout the State, ending at Norman one week later for the 89er Day Parade. Contact Person: Bodie Quary 405-567-3093
Muskogee's "Oklahoma" The Musical
April 14-22
Muskogee Little Theatre "Oklahoma!" - Rodger and Hammerstein's musical is set in Indian Territory just after the turn of the century; the story climaxes in triumphant success of new life in a brand new state - Oklahoma! Contact Person: Coni Wetz, 918-816-0688
Stillwater's Centennial Tea "Women of Oklahoma"
April 15
Stillwater Senior Citizens Center 101 years of the Stillwater Women's Club will be celebrated with a costume tea and Susan King as speaker portraying Angie Debo, noted Oklahoma Historian. The theme will be "Women of Oklahoma" through the years. Contact Person: Susie Kessler, 405- 533- 7733
First Public Schoolhouse in Oklahoma Territory
April 15
Edmond, OK Contact: Lucille Warrick 405.341.1317
Nellie Johnston #1 Oil Well Restoration
April 15
Bartlesville, OK 74006 Contact: Julie Daniels 918-333-8062
Cheyenne Centennial Community Museum Dedication
April 16
National Historic Center Site Interpretation Cheyenne, OK Contact: Judy Tracy 580.497.2106 Tdale55@aol.com
Oklahoma Land Run Reenactment
April 16-20
To teach elementary school children about the Oklahoma Land Run of 1889. Students learn first hand about the that lead to the development of Oklahoma and the choices that settlers had to make. Includes a reenactment of that day. Contact Person: Cher Golding, 405-235-4058
Cheyenne's Old Settlers Reunion
April 16-22
Events include an old fashioned style show, fiddlers, square dance contest, gospel sing night, variety talent night, PRCA Rodeo and dance, parade, spelling bee, marathon, and more. Contact Person: Linda Maddux, 580- 497- 2169 or 580- 497- 3318 www.rogermills.org
Centennial Commemoration Commission Meeting
April 17
State Capitol
Guthrie's Oklahoma 89'er Celebration
April 17-21
Downtown Guthrie, Fairgrounds & Cotton Wood Flats The 78th annual celebration includes chuckwagon feed and auction, carnival, food vendors, craft vendors, Old Timers 1889 Baseball Game, and parade. Contact Person: Jack Smith, 405-282-6438, www.guthrieok.com
Oklahoma Centennial Quilt Exhibit
April 17-21
John F. Henderson Public Library, Westville, OK The exhibit of Centennial quilts will have displays by local artisans at the John F. Henderson Public Library in Westville as well as Historic Kansas City Southern Depot in Stilwell and the Historic Howard Hotel in Watts. Programs held at respective sites to support each display. Contact Person: Sue Ann Ghormley, 918-723-5002, www.eodls.lib.ok.us/westville.html
35th Annual Symposium on the American Indian
April 18-21
Northeastern State University, Tahlequah Four -day cultural and scholarly symposium with presentations, exhibitions and discussion. Featured in 2007, an American Indian film series and a live theater production. The event closes with the Annual NSU Alumni Powwow beginning Friday evening and ending midnight Saturday. Free to the public. Contact Person: Dr. Phyllis Fife 918-456-5511, www.nsuok.edu
Reflections of Hope Award - 2007
April 19
Skirvin Hotel Grand Ballroom, Oklahoma City The award was created by the Oklahoma City National Memorial Foundation to recognize those who exemplify hope in the midst of tragedy and respond selflessly and give of themselves to improve the lives of others. Honors a living person or group whose extraordinary work significantly impacted a community, state or nation. Contact Person: Nancy Coggins, 405-235-3313, www.oklahomacitynationalmemorial.org
Choctaw's 3rd Annual Land Run Festival
April 19-21
Choctaw Creek Park Living history performers and encampments depicting the OK Land Run of April 22, 1889 in which Choctaw played a part. The Indian Meridian runs through Choctaw. Special programs are tailored for school classes. Contact Person: Bernie Nanheimer, 405-390-8276
Chickasha Centennial Park Opening
April 20
Chickasha, OK Contact: Mike Brice 405.222.6028
McAlester's KEDDO Senior Day
April 20
A day for senior citizens from seven counties to come together for a picnic style lunch, bingo, health fair, "Senior Idol" competition, and contests. Contact Person: Kim Rose, 918-465-2367
Mustang's Oklahoma Centennial Mustang Car Show
April 20
Mustang, Mustang Town Center Approximately 500 Ford Mustang cars from throughout the world will be on display. Auto related booths available. Also includes food vendors, arts and crafts, and entertainment for children. Contact Person: Becky Julian, 405-376-2758, www.okmustangs.com
Independent Insurance Agents of Oklahoma (IIAO) Centennial Celebration Convention
April 20
Skirvin Hotel, Oklahoma City IIAO is a nonprofit voluntary, statewide trade association of independent insurance agents that will be celebrating 100 years in 2007. Contact Person: Susan Titus, 405-840-4426, www.iiaok.com (go to Events/Annual Convention)
Durant's Mega Bull ® 2007
April 21
Durant, OK Third annual event presenting some of the best bulls from PBR and PRCA stock against top cowboys from around the world. Contact Person: Donna Dow, 580-924-1550, www.durantmainstreet.org
El Reno's Fort Reno Ghost Tours
April 21
Fort Reno Visitor Center & Historic buildings, El Reno OK Historic interpreter relates Fort Reno ghost stories. Program includes presentation by "Ghost hunter" club from the Oklahoma City area. Contact Person: Bob Warren, 405- 262- 3987, www.fortreno.org
Norman's 89'er Day Parade and Festival
April 21
The parade will start at Norman High School and end at Main and Crawford. The festival following the parade will feature the '89er Days Car, Truck, Tractor and Motorcycle Show; entertainment in the amphitheater; arts, crafts, antique and collectibles booths; food booths; rides; games and horse drawn carriage rides. Contact Person: Mary Jo Tinsley, 405- 217-9611, www.Norman89.com
Tulsa's Gilcrease WestFest
April 21-22
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK Festival style weekend with performers, demonstrators, music, children's activities, and ethnic/American food. Presenters will be stationed inside and outside the museum. Contact Person: Jeff Yowell, 918- 596- 2700, www.gilcrease.org
Little River Zoo's Kids for Kindness
April 22
Reeves Park, Norman, OK More than 30 community booths provide activities designed to teach the principles of Humane Education, which includes teaching respect for all life, conservation recycling, and promoting non-violence. Contact Person: Randy Scott, 405- 366-7229, www.littleriverzoo.com
Muskogee's Bare Bones International Film Festival
April 24
The Roxy Theatre Live screenplay reading on stage of the state play "Say, Have You Heard the Story", a tribute to Oklahoma's Black towns. The production is part play, part song, part poetry, part storytelling and part slide show. With a cast of 8-12, young and old, Black, White and Indian. The story recaps the remarkable people in the historically All-Black towns, many founded with Indian land allotments. The live performances will be filmed by Bare Bones Moviemakers. Contact Person: Shironbutterfly Ray, 918-391-1313, www.barebonesfilmfestivals.org
81st Annual State FFA Convention
April 24-25
Approximately 10,000 FFA members, advisors, parents, sponsors and special guests representing 356 Oklahoma high schools and communities. Contact Person: Kent Boggs, 405.743.5461
The Arts Council of Oklahoma City – Festival of the Arts 2007
April 24-29
Downtown Oklahoma City, State Center Areas of this nationally recognized annual arts festival will include activities reflecting Oklahoma’s rich history, and street performances will include actors portraying historical figures from Oklahoma’s past. Contact Person: Dr. Randall L. Bernhard, 405- 270- 4848
24th Annual Oklahoma World Trade Conference 2007
April 25
Oklahoma City, OK Provides the Oklahoma business community with the annual review/update of major international trade issues and to present the Governor's Award for Excellence in Exporting. Contact Person: Marcus Verner, 405-608-5302, www.export.gov/oklahomacity
Tulsa Business Forums
April 25
The 21st annual Tulsa Business Forums features nationally known business leaders who share their views and philosophies with Tulsa's business community. Invited speakers include Tim Russert and John Hofmeister. Contact Person: Karen Ward, 866-678-3933
Hobart's 12th Annual Great Plains Antique Tractor Show
April 27-28
A day of learning and allowing visitors to try their hand at shucking and grinding corn, pitching hay, threshing wheat, and other early farm tasks. Plowing, baling, blacksmithing, and other turn of the century demonstrators will be on hand. On display will be a selection of antique tractors and farm machinery dating back to Oklahoma statehood. Contact Person: Jarod Cassada, 580-726-2698
Tahlequah's Red Fern Festival
April 27-28
The foundation of the festival comes from the book "Where the Red Fern Grows". The festival reaches audiences with interests in reading, nature, theatre, dogs (hounds), horticulturists, hunting, fiddling, storytelling, rustic food, and tours. The festival will also attract those interested in visiting a place that is evocative of simpler times. Contact Person: Kate Young, 918-456-3742, www.tourtahlequah.com
Goodwell's Festival of the Horse
April 27-29
Two days filled with traditional artists, demonstrations, trade show, western art show, chuck wagon cook-off, live western music, cowboy poets, concerts, country and western dances, horse sale and much more. Contact Person: Terryll Gloden, 580- 349- 2566 or 580- 349- 2611
Oklahoma Dental Association Centennial Meeting
April 27-29
Oklahoma City Cox Convention Center Dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants convene for three days of education and celebration. April 27, a statue honoring ODA's 100 years will be dedicated at the ODA office, 13th & Stiles, with a reception following at the history museum. April 28, a big birthday party at the Cox Convention Center. Contact Person: Lynn Means 405- 848- 8873
Lynda Tarpley Tap Salutes Oklahoma's Centennial
April 28
The group is composed of 150 women ranging from 20 to 80. The two main performances are the Oklahoma Arts Festival and the Paseo Arts Festival. The program will highlight Oklahoma with 5 dances including Oklahoma, The Will Rogers Follies, Tulsa Time, Oklahoma Swing, and Route 66. Contact Person: Lynda Tarpley, 405-842-2996
Pawnee Folk & Spring Fest Rendezvous
April 28
Pawnee County Courthouse Square Activities include gospel singing, square dancing, Indian Fry Bread Making contest, Chili Cook-off, parade, Old Time Fiddlers Contest, Contest under the stars, and an Ice Cream Social. Contact Person: Theodore W. Morgan, 918- 762- 2493
Shawnee's Sante Fe Days 2007
April 28
Sante Fe Depot Museum Demonstrations by various craftsmen with special emphasis on wood carving and turning. Children's activities and fun for the whole family. Contact Person: Beverly Mosman, 405- 275- 8412, www.santefedepotmuseum.org
Alfalfa County's Salt Plains Birding & Crystal Festival
April 28-29
The festival celebrates wildlife with events that include birding tours, wildlife photography workshops, plant tours, the "State Crystal of Oklahoma" digging contest, youth contest and more. Contact Person: Emily Neidigh, 580-626-4794, http://saltplains.fws.gov/festival.html
Westville Loyalty Festival: Frontier Spirit
April 28 – May 5
Dowtown, Williams Street, Westville, OK A week long event including the Annual Miss Loyalty Pageant, arts and crafts show, 5k Run, parade, games, contests, booths, car show, junior rodeo, old-fashioned street dance, and Cruise Night. Contact Person: Patsy Winn, 918-723-3243
Chisholm Trail Stampede
April 28 – May 5
Chisholm Trail Heritage Center, Stephens County Fair and Expo Center Duncan, OK
2007 Oklahoma Foundation Quarter Horse Registry Horse Shows
April 28-29
With a strong Oklahoma tradition of ranching, these shows will showcase the working ranch horse in classes such as Ranch Cutting, Team Doctoring, and Working Ranch Horse. Contact Person: Marilyn Duncan, 405-392-2081, www.okfghr.com
Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon, Oklahoma City
April 29
The Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon is billed as "The Run to Remember." Weekend events include a Health and Fitness Expo, pre-race pasta party, guided tours of the Memorial and more. The race day events include the full marathon, half marathon, 5-person relay memorial 5k walk and kid's marathon. The proceeds from the marathon go to the National Memorial. Participation of over 10,000 people. Contact Person: Chet Collier or Thomas Hill, 405- 525- 4242, www.okcmarathon.com
Taste of Midwest City
April 30
Reed Center 5800 Will Rogers Road, Midwest City To promote leadership skills as well as assist organizations that encourages leadership qualities in individuals. The theme for the 2007 year is "Celebrating Our Statehood." Proceeds donated to local educational projects. Contact Person: Wendy Russell, 405-278-2831
Jasmine Moran Children's Museum: Bringing the World to Families "Amazing Play"
May
Seminole, OK Contact: Marci Donaho 405.382.0950
Warr Acres' "Oklahoma" - Broadway Production
May
Warr Acres, Victory Church Victory School of Arts dance students, ages three through adult, will present the timeless classic production of "Oklahoma" by Rodgers and Hammerstein. This full-scale dance production will feature a cast of nearly 200 with dances featured in many disciplines, including ballet, jazz, tap, theatre dance, and more. Contact Person: Daniel Tardibono, 405-440-2186, director@vsaokc.org
Centennial Night at Yard Dawgz Football Game
Summer 2007 (Saturday game)
Ford Center, OKC To have a night to recognize the Centennial during game of the Yard Dawgs. Contact Person: Christie Cook, 405-228-DAWG
Woodward Community Centennial Mural and Art Display
May- Mid-Summer
The creation of a mural depicting Woodward's role in Oklahoma history. The mural will be professionally painted and displayed in a high traffic location. Contact Person: 580-256-7411 or 800-364-5352
American Iris Society's 2007 National Convention
May 1-5
Oklahoma City Marriott at 3233 NW Expwy Over 800 delegates from across the nation are expected. The most eagerly anticipated event is the three days of garden tours where guests visit about 9 gardens, both public and private, to view the latest in iris introduction and seedlings. Over 3000 iris are sent out to our local tour garden owners by international hybridizers up to three years in advance to grow up to impressive clumps by 2007. Contact Person: Hugh Stout, Jr. 405-843-7130, stoutgarden@cox.net
USS Oklahoma, model
May 2
Bartlesville, OK Contact: Brenda Majors 918.335.2535 x 15
Enid's Tri-State Music Festival
May 2-5
76th annual festival for school age students in categories such as: Concert Bands, Jazz Bands, Pep Bands, Parade Bands, Mixed Chorus, Treble Chorus, and many more. A parade lines the streets with bands and twirling corps from all over the state. Contact Person: C. W. Simmons, Jr. 580-237-4964 or http://www.tristatemusicfestival.com
Sallisaw's Diamond Daze Centennial Fly-In Festival
May 2-5
Sallisaw Airport and Rodeo Grounds The Festival will kick off with a Frontier Centennial Parade with entries from the 1907 period with all participants wearing clothes of that period. The parade will also display old tractors, horses and buggies, etc. During the festival week, there will be an authentic Indian pow-wow or stomp dance, demonstrations and tasting of Native American cuisine, public participation in Native American games such as stick ball, blow guns and corn stalk shooting. A Stearman By-plane from the Wylie Post & Will Rogers era will be on display. An educational "mock" land run planned for the local elementary students. Contact Person: Judy Martens, 918- 775- 2558, www.sallisawchamber.com
Glenpool's Black Gold Days
May 3-5
Black Gold Park, Glenpool, OK An annual city celebration in honor of the Ida Glenn No. 1 oil well that made an impact on the petroleum industry around the world. The celebration includes a parade, carnival, children's games and contests, arts and crafts, food vendors, a talent showcase and a free Bluegrass music concert as well as free country music and gospel nights. Contact Person: Carol Campbell, 918- 322- 3505, www.glenpoolchamber.org
Hinton's Kiwanis Rodeo
May 3-5
Hinton Kiwanis Rodeo Arena, Hinton, OK, Annual Hinton Kiwanis Rodeo. Oklahoma's oldest IPRA Professional Rodeo. Western trade show on grounds. Standard rodeo events plus calf scramble, mutton bustin and monkey tire race. Free parking. Concessions are available. Contact Person: Terrell Coffey, 405-542-6443, uccra@hintonet.net May 3-5 8pm Performances May 5 5pm Parade
Muldrow's Bluegrass Skyline Bluegrass Festival
May 3-5
Scheduled concerts include an open stage night on Friday afternoon. Jam sessions where both professional and non professional musicians come together to play their music will be held. Contact Person: Pat Pogue, 405- 677- 1509, www.okcbgc.com
Noble's Rose Rock Music Festival
May 3-6
Noble City Hall A four day festival with a Native American color guard kicking off the festivities. Activities include a karaoke contest, parade, musical entertainment, car show, poker run, craft show, and a carnival. Musical entertainment ranges from country, to blues, to rock, and gospel. Contact Person: Kyla McMoran, 405-872-5535, www.nobleok.org
Hillsdale's "Oklahoma" Musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein
May 4
Presentation of an adaptation of the Rogers and Hammerstein musical. Contact Person: Linda Zander, 580-635-2211
13th Annual Oklahoma Blues Festival
May 4-5
400 North Main Street, Tulsa, OK A two day music festival with four stages, sixty-five bands, and over 25, 000 in attendance. Includes food and merchandise venders. Contact Person: Matt Alcott, 918- 246- 9944, www.okblues.com
39th Annual Oklahoma Writers Federation Inc. (OWFI) Writers Conference
May 4-5
Oklahoma City, OK The conference brings writers, editors, agents, and informative programs to help authors improve writing skills and to get published. Features a Famous Authors banquet and Writing Awards ceremony. Contact Person: Carolyn Branch Leonard, 405-720-2324 www.owfi.org/conference
CATS
May 4-6
Civic Center Music Hall, Oklahoma City Contact Person: Libby First, 800- 869-1451 (tickets) www.celebrityattractions.com
Guymon's Pioneer Days Celebration
May 4-6
Pioneer Days celebrates the Organic Act of 1890 opening of No Man's Land to settlers. Events include parade, carnival, arts and crafts mercantile, talent show, and rodeo. 2007 is Pioneer Days 75th anniversary. Contact Person: Consuelo Luera, 580- 338- 3376, www.guymoncofc.org
Guymon’s Pioneer Days Rodeo
May 4-6
Hitch Arena The PRCA tour rodeo in Guymon is in its 75th year. The rodeo draws over 800 of the top cowboys and cowgirls to compete. Features rodeo queens, top specialty acts, rodeo events, competitions, and food. Celebrate the Centennial spirit as well as western heritage. Contact Person: Dr. James Stone, 580- 338- 3376, www.guymonrodeo.com
33rd Annual May Fair Arts Festival
May 4-6
Andrews Park, Norman May Fair Arts Festival visitors will enjoy continuous stage entertainment, visiting artists-in-action demonstrations, an art show, children’s activities, and other special events. The Celebrated Artist will be Dr. Bob Palmer who will be painting a mural over the three days of the Fair. Contact Person: Tracy Bates, 405-801-2076, tracybates@cox.net
Pawnee's Oklahoma Steam Threshers & Gas Engine Association
May 4-6
Farming from the late 1800's and early 1900's is celebrated with demonstrations of steam traction engines, including plowing, sawmill, shingle mill, threshing, and corn grinding. Also included will be demonstrations of tractors and gas engines and quilting show demonstrations. Contact Person: Beverly Atteberry, 918- 762- 2108, www.oklahomathreshers.org
El Reno's 19th Annual Fried Onion Burger Day Festival
May 5
Downtown El Reno The Burger Day Festival is a tribute to the fried onion hamburger, cooked daily in El Reno since the early 1900's. Witness the cooking of the world's largest fried onion hamburger, weighing over 750 pounds. Will include live entertainment, a classic car show, craft show, cycle show, burger eating contest, The Bun Run, and more. Contact Person: Codie Finnigan, 405-262-8888, www.elreno.org
Love County Historical Centennial Monument
May 5
A granite monument erected on the lawn of the courthouse to signify the first courthouse built in Oklahoma after statehood. Includes the Oklahoma shield and Centennial logo with significant historical verbage about Love County. Will complement an existing Veterans Monument at the same location. Contact Person: Greg Hambrick, 580-276-7202
Ponca City's Doin' Fine
May 5
Poncan Theater A celebration of Oklahoma in a performance setting. Vocal numbers and dance pieces (ballet-tap-jazz) will use songs about Oklahoma or will perform selections written by Oklahoma artists and Oklahoma vocal artists. A two hour show. Contact Person: Suzanne Kem, 580-765-7726
Prague Kolache Festival
May 5
This celebration of Czech heritage includes singing of the Czech National Anthem (in Czech), the Kolache Royalty Crowning (Queen, Jr. Queen, Princess & Prince), performances by the Beseda Dancers (adults) and the Prague Czech Folk Dancers (children), and the Czech Costume Contest (all ages). A variety of activities include an annual 5K run, arts and crafts show, parade, bread and wine contest, tractor show, beer garden, and carnival. The evening ends with a street dance and fireworks. Contact Person: Pam Pratka, 405-567-4866, www.praguekolachefestival.com
Norman's Indian Art Market at the Jacobson House
May 5-6
Jacobson House, Norman, OK American Indian artists from throughout the Great Plains sell their one-of-a-kind works in this annual tradition. Patrons may stroll through rows of vendor booths while enjoying traditional Native foods and music. Live performances of both Native and Scandinavian dances and singers are held throughout the weekend. Free admission. Contact Person: Russ Tallchief, 405-366-1667, www.jacobsonhouse.com
Woodward's Centennial Series of Events
May 5-7
Gifted artists from near and far transform the streets of Edmond into a living art gallery. Photography, jewelry, pottery, furniture, stained glass, water colors, oil paintings, silent auction as well as onion blossoms, German food, pizza, burgers, funnel cakes, street corner entertainment, children’s activities, rock wall and more. Contact Person: Leah Kessler, 405-249-9391
Tulsa's Oak Leaf Service Unit Campout Oklahoma Centennial: Stepping Back in Time
May 5-7
Participation from more than 300 Girl Scouts age 6-17. Programs reflecting Oklahoma's past include folk arts, dancing, songs, stories and an evening bonfire around a covered wagon. Volunteers dress in period clothing and teach the girls about life in Oklahoma during statehood. Contact Person: Leslie Cairns, 918-835-0646
National Indian Taco Championship
May 5
Central Park on Lynn Avenue, Pawhuska, OK The contest is open to any person or team willing to serve up their version of fry bread, chili and toppings for judges to rate. First prize will exceed $1,000 with the same amount divided between 2nd to 4th place finishers. Over 50 arts and crafts vendor booths, exhibits, demonstrations and children’s activities available. Free of charge. Contact Person: Dia Doughty 918-287-1208, pawhuskachamber@sbcglobal.net
Newcastle's South Canadian Annual Tour (Bike Tour)
May 5 or 12
16th annual event of a bike tour that travels through surrounding communities. Each of the ten rest stops decorated in a representation of a part of Oklahoma's history or facts. Four bike routes include the 62 mile, 46 mile, 26 mile, and 12 mile rides. Contact Person: Kim Brown, 405-387-3232
Okmulgee's 50's Bash
May 6
Town Square, Okmulgee Main Street Features an old fashioned box lunch auction, 50's music with a live band; including a 50's dress contest and a twist contest. Activities for the kids include a bubble blowing contest and a hula-hoop contest. Contact Person: Nolan Crowley, 918-758-1015, www.okmulgeemainstreet@sbcglobal.net
Bethany Public School Foundation Banquet
May 8
To honor school district teachers, students, administrators, and support personnel. Theme is the Oklahoma Centennial: Celebrating 100 Great Years! and the Foundation's anniversary. Featured speaker is Governor George Nigh. Contact Person: Larry DeKinder or Darla Albertson, 405-789-3801,
Oklahoma Association of Health Care Providers (OAHCP) Annual Convention and Trade Show
May 8-9
The annual convention brings together more than 800 long term care professionals to provide quality, affordable education programs with the latest regulations, newest products and ideas. Programs will showcase the history and culture of Oklahoma. Contact Person: Crystal Mapps, 405-524-8338, www.oahcp.org
32nd Annual State Conference on Aging
May 8-10
To honor and celebrate the contributions made by older adults and to recognize centenarians for their historical significance. The theme is the Oklahoma Centennial and commemorating 100 years of statehood. Contact Person: Lance Robertson, 405-488-7314
MAMMA MIA!
May 8-13
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, Tulsa Ticket information 918-596-7111, outside Tulsa 800-364-7111, www.celebrityattractions.com
Special Olympics Oklahoma Summer Games
May 9-11
Oklahoma State University and Stillwater community Oklahoma offers the largest Summer Games annually in North America with over 4,000 individual participants, 2,500 family members, and 1,500 volunteers. Contact Person: Adrian DeWendt, 918-481-1234, www.sook.org
Big 12 Softball Championships
May 9-12
Oklahoma City, Don Porter ASA Hall of Fame Stadium Contact Person: Jordon Satarawala, 405-236-5000, www.okcallsports.com
Maryetta School (Wauhillau, Rabbit Trap) 100th Anniversary
May 10
Maryetta School, Stilwell, OK History of the school displayed with pictures during the 100th Anniversary. Celebrations include a pow-wow, car show, games, and music. Contact Person: Carthel Means or Central Office, 918-696-2285, www.maryetta.k12.ok.us
Broken Arrow's Rooster Days Festival
May 10-13
Central Park, 1500 S. Main, Broken Arrow, OK Entertainment includes a carnival, food vendors, bands and school entertainment. Also includes an arts and crafts show, parade, local entertainment, Miss Chick contest, a kit car show, rock climbing wall, and pony rides. Contact Person: Kathy Reynolds, 918- 251- 1518, www.brokenarrow.org
Choctaw Centennial Clock Project Dedication
May 11
Choctaw, OK Contact Person: Bernie Nauheimer, 405-390-8276
Sayre's Oklahoma Centennial Land Run, Flying W Ranch
May 11-13
The Flying W. Guest Ranch will have a Land Run re-enactment complete with Calvary re-enactors to over see run. Contestants must have their own horses or teams and must be in period dress (1890's). Land Run contestants will make their run to stake a claim and must return to the Land Office to file homestead with prizes awarded at Saturday night dinner. Groups or businesses can rent hilltops to watch the Run while a cook will prepare lunch. Available will be vendors, bands, rodeos, and many more events. Guests wearing 1890 style clothing will receive discounts on admission fees. Contact Person: Don Whinery, 580-5515
Shawnee's Oklahoma Centennial High School Rodeo Celebration
May 11-13
Five state rodeo with live entertainment. Contact Person: Keith Washburn, 405-214-8666
Twin Bill Art Exhibitions Centennial Celebration
May 11- August 19
Oklahoma City Museum of Art Breaking the Mold: Selections from the Washington Gallery of Modern Art, a nationally recognized Oklahoma City Collection on the 40th Anniversary of its acquisition. Shining Spirit: The Westheimer Family Collection, the recently bequeathed, finest private collection of twentieth century art in the state. This 12,000 square foot twin-bill will be accompanied by two complementary exhibitions featuring Oklahoma collections: Leaving a Mark: Oklahoma Print Collections from Oklahoma families, and Oklahoma Artists: A one year series of works by Oklahoma artists from the permanent collection. Contact Person: Carolyn Hill or Leslie Spears, 405- 236- 3100 x237, www.okcmoa.com
University of Oklahoma Commencement Weekend
May 11-12
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK Commencement and Convocation activities celebrating the academic achievements of the Class of 2007. Contact Person: Becky Heeney, 405- 375- 2756
Stilwell's 60th Annual Strawberry Festival Rodeo
May 11-12
Stilwell Roundup Club, Stilwell, OK The 60th Annual IPRA Rodeo held during the Annual Strawberry Festival. Includes various rodeo events. Contact Person” David Isaacs, 918-696-4208
Bristow Annual Taboulah Fest
May 12
Main Street Bristow, OK 9am-5pm One day festival recognizing the cultural impact of Lebanese families on the Bristow area and the state of Oklahoma. The festival offers taboulah recipe contests, Lebanese foods, Miss Taboulah Fest pageant, talent contests, Taboulah factory tours, craft and food booths, children’s games, music and other entertainment. Contact Person: Rick Root, 9180367-5151, info@visitbristowok.com
Stilwell Centennial Strawberry Festival
May 12
Division Street in Stilwell, OK The theme for the 60th annual festival is "Celebrating 100 Years of Statehood and Stilwell History." The event attracts over 40,000 visitors each year. Includes a large parade, carnival, arts and crafts, food vendors, entertainment, champion Strawberry Grower Contest, and free strawberries and ice cream. Contact Person: Larry E. Adair, 918-696-9500 or 918-696-7845, www.strawberrycaptial.com
El Reno's Fort Reno Candlelight Tour
May 13
Fort Reno, El Reno, OK A walking tour (shuttle available) around Fort Reno parade ground and historic buildings to see and hear scenes from Fort Reno's colorful and multi-cultural history 1874-1948. Contact Person: Bob Warren, 405- 262- 3987, www.fortreno.org
Guymon's 5 State Run
May 12
Activity Center, Guymon, OK A bike run of 300 miles, 5 states (OK, TX, NM, KS, CO), in one day. The 2005 run had 380 bikes. The proceeds are used to help people in the community with various needs including medical needs. The 300 mile run has a variety of scenery and stops at historic sites. Contact Person: Nancy Davis, 580-338-7788, www.5staterun.com
Hobart's Great Plains Antique Car Show
May 12
Hunter Park Annual Classic car show attracts over 300 entries. Games, food and giveaways with over $2,000 worth of prizes. Contact Person: Bill Williams, 580-726-2389
Piedmont Pie Festival
May 12
Old Town The day surrounds a judged pie entry contest, local celebrity chefs and food professionals to judge entries. There will be crafters, live entertainment, children's activities and food vendors. Also included will be pie-throwing contest. Contact Person: Lyn Land, 405-202-3984, www.piedmontpiefest.com
Spiro's Archaeology Day
May 12
Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center A day to celebrate the history and prehistory of Oklahoma. Activities include archaeologists, re-enactors, and storytellers to help visitors identify artifacts and learn about our regional heritage and our Native American past. Also available will be tours of the only prehistoric Native American archaeological site open to the public in Oklahoma, the Spiro Mounds. Contact Person: Dennis Peterson, 918-962-2062, www.myspiro.com
Vici's Western Oklahoma River Road Run
May 12
225 mile motorcycle poker run through three counties. Beautiful country scenery. Some state highways, but mostly farm-market paved roads. Three meals included. Contact Person: Travis Dennett, 580-995-4231, www.worrr..net
Barnsdall's Friendship Memory Wall of Honor
May 14, 12:30pm
Barnsdall Centennial Memorial Wall dedication Barnsdall, OK Contact: Bob Evans 918.847.3332 Byevans31@aol.com
57th Annual Quester International Convention
May 14-22
Crown Plaza Hotel, downtown Tulsa Quester is an international non-profit organization which focuses on education, restoration and preservation of our national and state sites and artifacts. The convention will host 500-800 Questers focusing on Oklahoma’s history, historical sites (25 tours), museums in many Oklahoma cities as well as famous Oklahomans. Contact Person: Ginger Robbins, 918-749-9824, www.Questers1944.org
Syttende Mai (17th of May)
May 17
Norwegian festivities includes rosemalling (rose painting), cookie demonstrations (krum kake), folk dancing, and Norwegian music. Contact Person: 405-720-9409
Tulsa's International Mayfest
May 17-20
Downtown Tulsa Mayfest is an outdoor tribute to the arts and music and is a family oriented event. Created to promote a broader knowledge of and appreciation for arts and humanities among serious, as well as casual, art lovers. Contact Person: Heather Pingry, 918- 582- 6435, www.tulsamayfest.org
Armed Forces Day Parade
May 18
Downtown Lawton An Armed Forces Day Parade with more than 125 entries including Fort Sill's 77th Army Band (celebrating 100 years) and area high school bands. Additional entries include Fort Sill's Half Section, military equipment and marching units, veterans groups, and floats. Contact Person: Debra Burch, 800-872-4540, www.lawtonfortsillchamber.com
Relay for Life of Oklahoma City 2007
May 18-19
Participants will gather to join in the fight against cancer and to honor cancer survivors in the local community. To celebrate Oklahoma's statehood and American Cancer Society's 95th year. Contact Person: Kristen Taylor, 405-841-5810
Silver City's Antique Tractor, Equipment & Engine Show
May 18-20
Schrock Park, Tuttle, OK Festivities to include an antique tractor, equipment and engine displays. Demonstrations of hay bailing, wheat threshing, corn shelling, corn grinding, gris mill, working saw mill, Salt Fork Blacksmithing, and butter churning. Activities include tractor games, skillet toss, wrench toss, hay toss, kiddy tractor pulls, and a kids toy tractor judging contest. Contact Person: Neal Baker, 405-392-4947
El Reno's Fort Reno Ghost Tours
May 19
Fort Reno Visitor Center & Historic buildings, El Reno Historic interpreter relates Fort Reno ghost stories. Program includes presentation by “Ghost hunter" club from the Oklahoma City area. Contact Person: Bob Warren, 405- 262- 3987, www.fortreno.org
Grove's Cruise to Grove
May 19
Grove Civic Center Cruise to Grove to celebrate a century of transportation in Oklahoma. Includes fellowship of motorized vehicle enthusiasts. Also includes entertainment provided by Everett "Wild Man" Wilson. Contact Person: Dave Helms, 918-786-2828
Hobart's 39th Annual Arts on the Square
May 19
Kiowa County Courthouse Square An annual event where original art is displayed and can be purchased. A day of live entertainment, original artwork, food vendors, craft booths and children's events. Contact Person: Stephen Boyd, 580-726-2553
Newkirk's Historic Korns Building
May 19 2:00-4:00pm
Newkirk, OK Contact: Karen Dye 580.362.2377
McAlester's Italian Festival, McAlester Expo and Fairgrounds
May 19-20
The 37th annual festival includes Italian dinners, arts and crafts, inflatables for the kids, entertainment and fun for the entire family. Contact Person: Bobby Lenardo, 918-426-2055, www.italianfestival.org
Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championships
May 23-27
Oklahoma City, AT&T Bricktown Ballpark Contact Person: Jordan Satarawala, 405-236-5000, www.okcallsports.com
61st Annual Will Rogers Stampede Rodeo
May 24-26
Stampede Arena, Claremore The annual Will Rogers Stampede Rodeo will have events that include bull riding, barrel racing, team roping, bronc busting, calf roping and lots of rodeo clown exposition. A parade, Miss Rodeo contest and nightly rodeo dance will also be included. Children can also join in the fun by entering the "Muttin-Bustin" contest and calf roping. Contact Person: Tanya Andrews 918-341-8688, cvb@claremore.org
City of Spencer- Kringlen Centennial Park
May 25
Kringlen Park Centennial Concessions Project Spencer, OK Contact: Nicole Mukes 405.771.3226
Bartlesville's "Out of Oklahoma: Contemporary Artists from Ruscha to Andoe"
May 25 - Sept. 16
Frank Lloyd Wright's Price Tower Arts Center An exhibition of contemporary artwork. Artworks from the Fred Jones, Jr. Museum of Art and private collections. All artists and their works are from Oklahoma or have connections to the state of Oklahoma. Contact Person: Jennifer Cordero, 918- 336- 4949, www.pricetower.org
Cement Oklahoma Centennial Plus Five
May 26
Cement, OK Contact: Bill Graves or Monte Snider 405.489.3244 or 405. 489.3521
Cyril's Small Town Saturday Night
May 26
Main Street Cyril Bring your prized vehicles to the car show during the day and enjoy a nostalgic car cruise in the evening to bring back the days of sock hops and poodle skirts. A block party on Main Street will offer music, entertainment and great food. Contact Person: Mandy Camp, 580- 464- 2411
Lynda Tarpley Tap Salutes Oklahoma's Centennial
May 26
The group is composed of 150 women ranging from 20 to 80. The two main performances are the Oklahoma Arts Festival and the Paseo Arts Festival. The program will highlight Oklahoma with 5 dances including Oklahoma, The Will Rogers Follies, Tulsa Time, Oklahoma Swing, and Route 66. Contact Person: Lynda Tarpley, 405-842-2996
Newalla Memorial Pavilion
May 26
Newalla, OK Contact: Delbert Henderson Fax: 405. 391.3313
Edmond's Jazz & Blues Festival
May 26-27
Stephenson Park - The Annual event will showcase jazz and rhythm and blues. Live music, food vendors, arts and crafts, games and activities will be included in the festival. Contact Person: Shelley A. Dutton, 405-830-8902
Chuck Wagon Gathering & Children's Cowboy Festival
May 26-27
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, OKC This outdoor festival offers two days of family fun with campfire-cooked foods, Western entertainment, stagecoach and pony rides and children’s educational, hands-on activities. Authentic chuck wagons from OK and TX prepare favorites such as stew, brisket, etc. for sampling. Activities include rope making, wagon rides, and demos. Contact Person: Leslie Baker, 405-478-2250, www.nationalcowboymuseum.org
Woodward's 25th Annual WW Rodders Rod Run
May 26-27
Crystal Beach Park, Woodward, OK The 25th Annual car show will include kids games, adult games, car games, Burnout Competition, Cruise-Ins, and Poker Run. This year will be the first year to give out a student scholarship. Contact Person: Jessica Charmasson, 580- 256- 3922
Nardin's Heritage Celebration
May 27
Nardin’s Main Street An antique vehicle parade, gunfighters, clowns, magicians, country music, a BBQ beef and polish sausage feed, old fashioned cake walk, pony rides for the kids, a petting zoo with farm animals, inflated slides, etc. A Heritage House filled with hundreds of photos of Nardin's history is always open during the weekend, as well as the Ox-Yoks Saloon, dispensing ice cold sarsaparilla and cream soda. Contact Person: L.V. Crow, 580-363-4760
45th Infantry Division Museum's Memorial Day Ceremony
May 28
45th Infantry Division Museum grounds The ceremony to honor our state's and nation's honored dead will be conducted on the museum grounds and will include a fly over of military aircraft, the firing of a WWII anti-tank gun and the massing of the colors. Music will be provided by the Governor's own 145th Army Band. Guest speaker will provide appropriate remarks. A memorial wreath will be laid at the base of the flag pole and "taps" will be sounded. Contact Person: Michael E. Gonzales, 405-424-5313, www.45thdivisionmuseum.com
Hobart's Kiowa County Centennial Celebration
May 28
Celebration activities include a parade, barbeque lunch, children's activities, tractor shows, music, antique car show, and Indian pow wow. Contact Person: Don Ellis 580-726-2553
Hobart's Kiowa County Mosaic Map and Memorial
May 28, 11:00am
Courthouse Lawn Hobart, OK Contact: Don Ellis 580.726.2487
Shattuck's Northwest Oklahoma Veterans Centennial Memorial
May 28
Shattuck, OK Contact: T.W. Miller, 580.938.2402 Or Dale Colbert, 580.938.2606
Centennial Chautauqua
May 29-June 2
Altus, OK Contact: David Pettyjohn 405.235.0280
Boise City's Sante Fe Trail Daze
May 29- June 3
An annual six-day event ending with a two-day sanctioned Working Ranch Rodeo. Events include a quilt show and country store, local music entertainment, a free guided bus tour of historical Autograph Rock (on the Santa Fe Trail) and the Black Mesa area. Also includes a parade, flower show, water Olympics, soccer shootout, western dance, golf scramble, horseshoe pitching, and the World Championship Post Hole Digging contest. Contact Person: Phyllis Randolph, 580-544-3479, www.ccccok.org
Magnolia Festival of Oklahoma, Durant, OK
May 31 - June 2
Durant has officially been recognized by the Oklahoma State Legislature as the Magnolia Capital of Oklahoma. The annual Magnolia Festival is the weekend following Memorial Day and is attended by tens of thousands of people each year and has a wide variety of family-oriented activities. Contact Person: Donna Dow 580-924-1550, ddow@durantmainstreet.org
The NCAA Women's College World Series
May 31-June 6
Oklahoma City, Don Porter ASA Hall of Fame Stadium Contact Person: Jordan Satarawala, 405-236-5000, www.okcallsports.com
Air Race Classic 2007
June
Starting point is Wiley Post Airport, Oklahoma City The Air Race Classic, a non-profit historical, educational and amateur sporting organization is the only all woman, transcontinental air race flying today. The current race routes are approximately 2, 400 statue miles in length. Oklahoma City will be the start point for this historic race in June of 2007. Contact Person: Phyllis Hensley 405-833-7979, www.airraceclassic.org
Dwight Mission Heritage Conference Center
June
Vian, OK Contact Person: Allison Beavers, 918-775-2012
Purcell Veterans Memorial
June
Purcell, OK Contact: Barbara Shephard 405.412.3960
2007 Summer Reading Program Oklahoma Kids: A Kaleidoscope
June – July
Oklahoma Libraries across the State The library's Summer Reading Programs for children will focus on the state's Centennial. Materials feature famous Oklahomans as children and include images throughout our state's history. Contact Person: Bill Young, 405-522-3562
Eufaula's "OK Kids: Past & Present" Summer Reading Program
June – July
Includes a reading program for kids of all ages to include a variety of Oklahoma entertainers and other types of programs. Contact Person: Margaret Collins, 918-689-2291
Oklahoma Book Run
June 1-30
Oklahoma City, Barnes and Noble Collection boxes placed at 27 Bank of Oklahoma locations in Oklahoma City, Junior League's Remarkable Shop, and Headquarters. Includes weekly story time activities for children, and adult readings held at Barnes and Noble. Actors in costumes will perform the readings of books relating to the state's history and pride in our state. Contact Person: Katie Price, 405-272-2386, www.jloc.org
Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition
June
National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, OKC The show attracts nearly all of the 109 exhibiting artists and more than 1,000 patrons from around the world. Twenty-three of the Purchase Award Winners will have works in the show...making it a Who's Who of contemporary Western artists. In addition, the sculpted collector's bolo will this year be a Scissortail Flycatcher in honor of Oklahoma.
Hugo's Annual Early Bird Music Festival
June 1-2
Listen to 2 daily performances with 10-12 professional bluegrass music groups. Contact Person: July Wilson, 580- 326- 7511, hugo-chamber@sbcglobal.net
Hugo's Annual Homecoming Celebration
June 1-2
A carnival, vendors, car and motorcycle shows, games in the park, concert and dance with major bands, a fish fry and parade. Contact Person: Judy Wilson, 580-326-7511, hugo-chamber@sbcglobal.net
Sapulpa's Route 66 Blowout
June 1-2
Downtown Sapulpa 18th annual event will feature classic and street rod car shows, art show and sale, and craft vendors. There are about 10,000 people who attend this annual event each year. An evening concert with other special events are also offered. Contact Person: Janet Sherwood, 918- 224- 5709, www.sapulpachamber.com
Elk City's Route 66 Days
June 1-2
Ackley Park and Elk City Retail District, Elk City Includes the 12th Annual Rodders Route 66 Car Show, Oil & Gas Industry Appreciation Golf Tournament and the kick-off of the season at Ackley Park, located on Historic Route 66 and features Centennial carousel, Choctaw Express miniature train, and others. Contact Person: Pamela Gregory, 580- 225- 0207, www.elkcitychamber.com
Relay for Life of Tulsa 2007
June 1-2
Over 4,000 participants will gather to join in the fight against cancer. To celebrate Oklahoma's statehood, American Cancer Society's 95th year, and the 15th year of the Relay for Life of Tulsa. Contact Person: David Funk, 918-477-5400
Bartlesville's SunFest, Inc.
June 1-3
Sooner Park, Bartlesville, OK A wide range of musical entertainment on three stages in a picnic atmosphere including youth projects and games and food vendors. Free admission. Contact Person: Laura Higbee, 918-331-0456, www.bartlesvillesunfest.org
El Reno's A Small Town Weekend
June 1-3
A concert Friday night with 'Songs for the Centennial' will start the event. Also included in the event is children's games and activities, festival goods, festivities, good, entertainment, shopping, classic car show, and block party. Contact Person: Linda Welliver, 405-262-3876, www.ercruisers.com
Oklahoma Pioneer Exposition
June 1-3
Cleveland County Fairgrounds, Norman The Oklahoma Pioneer Exposition is a celebration of traditional agricultural events featuring a variety of farming demonstrations, live entertainment, free admission and parking, and many other events. The farming demonstrations include tractor pulls, power parades, quilt making, bread making, canning, blacksmiths, etc. Contact: Sharon Harrell 405-360-4721, sharrell@wilnet1.com
Oklahoma Centennial RiverFest
June 1-3
Oklahoma River, Oklahoma City, Regatta Park & Chesapeake Boathouse This family friendly event offers entertainment on and off the water. The Riverfest features the Rose Rock Rowing Regatta, Dragon Boat Racing, the Oklahoma Centennial Barbeque Championship and the Centennial Triathlon, as well as Oklahoma artists, musicians, wines and foods. The United States Navy Leap Frogs, a precision parachute team, have also been invited to 2007?s event. Contact: Mike McAuliffe, 405-602-1531, www.OklahomaRiverfest.com
Red Earth Festival
June 1-3
Cox Convention Center, Oklahoma City A festival representing nearly 100 tribes throughout North America who gather to share the richness and diversity of their heritage. Visitors can sample this artistic spirit in the festival?s juried art exhibition. The dance competition is a rare occasion when dancers from the U.S.?s northern and southern tribes can be seen together in one venue. Contact Person: Connie Hart Yellowman 405-427-5228, cyellowman@redearth.org
Alva's Nescatunga Arts Festival
June 2
Downtown Alva on the Square The Nescatunga Arts Festival is an open air festival on Alva's downtown square. It showcases fine arts, crafts, and food. Live music will be highlighted. Contact Person: Grace Lansdown, 580-327-2835
Colcord's Old Settlers Day Book and Bake Sale, Colcord, Talbot Library Museum
June 2
In observance of Colcord, Oklahoma's Annual Old Settlers' Day celebration, Talbot Library Museum will hold a book and bake sale featuring books (new and used) and homemade breads, pastries, cookies, etc. There will also be live music. Contact Person: Donna Clark, 918-326-4532, www.talbotlibrary.com
Cushing's 11th Annual Barb-B-Q 'N Blues Festival
June 2
2400 S. Little, Cushing, OK The Bar-B-Q 'n Blues Festival was created to celebrate Cushing's oil heritage. A unique focal point of the festival is a giant smoker constructed with a firebox in the center that looks like an oil storage tank. Free children's activities, music from three blues bands, airplane fly-in and rides, radio controlled airplane display and demonstration, memorabilia and door prizes are included. Competition for Best All-Around Barbecue. Contact Person: Priscilla Smith, 918- 225- 2400, www.cushingchamber.org
Braggs Iron Mountain Pioneer Day
June 2
Monroe and Patrick, Braggs, OK Includes historical reenactments, arts and crafts, food, children's carnival, live musical entertainment, and a parade. Contests include greased pig, washboard relay, frog races, and a mini land run. Contact Person: Jeanie Smith, 918-487-5952, www.braggsserviceclub.com
Tulsa's Asian-American Festival / Kyoto Art Exchange
June 2
To celebrate Asian-American patrons and their culture with a variety of events, lectures, and activities. Includes an art exchange between Tulsa and Kyoto elementary age children. Contact Person: Jackie Hill, 918-596-7977
Yukon's Chisholm Trail Roundup
June 2-3
Yukon, Kirkpatrick Family Farm Numerous re-enactors from the Old West, candle making, weaving, spinning, lace making, quilting, Dutch oven cooking, chuck-wagon cooking, beadwork, hatchet throwing, civil war battles, gunfights and native American dancing, are a few of the two-day roundup events. Activities include craft tents for kids, live musical entertainment, craft show, children's petting zoo, and more. Contact Person: James D. Crosby, 405-350-8937, www.ci.yukon.ok.us
Bartlesville's Climbing Jacob's Ladder: Washington County?s Oily Past and Bright Future
June 2- Sept. 15
Bartlesville Area History Museum, Bartlesville, OK The Bartlesville Area History Museum will present a timeline history exhibit of Washington County. Washington County is the home of the first commercial oil well in Oklahoma, the first stratospheric flight, the only Frank Lloyd Wright skyscraper, and the OK Mozart Festival. So take a journey along the rungs of history. Contact Person: Brenda D. Smith- Patten, 918- 338- 4290
Oklahoma Centennial Safety and Health Conference
June 3-5
An annual conference consisting of break out sessions and exhibit hall with vendors providing the latest safety and health information and products. Contact Person: Kellie Warrior, 405-848-8626
Global Fusion Oklahoma, Oklahoma Riverwalk
June 4-9
Cox Center, Oklahoma City An international business conference featuring culture, food, arts and crafts, and trade exhibits from around the globe to address all phases of international business. Contact Person: Larry Edwards, 405-425-1060
Madill's National Sand Bass Festival
June 4-9
“On the Square” Downtown Madill A week of activities, fun and foods. Free Nashville recording artists concerts, talent show contest, gospel night, local talent night, carnival, over 100 arts and crafts, small commercial booth spaces, food vendors, car show, horseshoe pitch contest, 3 on 3 basketball contest, fishing derby, library book sale, KingSandie/Madill Day Care golf scramble, karate demo teams, terrapin races, baby crawl contests and more. Contact Person: Dick Midkiff, 580- 795-2323, www.sandbassfestival.com
Sanders Family Bluegrass Festival
June 6-9
5 miles west – McAlester 270 Hwy The 31st annual festival on family farm. Fans travel from all over U.S. and foreign countries for this Bluegrass music festival. Bands come from Nashville, North Carolina, and features Grand Ole Opry musicians. Contact Person: Freddie Sanders, 918-423-4891, www.sandersfamilybluegrass.com
WICKED
June 6-17
Civic Center Music Hall, Oklahoma City Contact Person: Libby First, 800- 869-1451 (tickets) www.celebrityattractions.com
Okmulgee Pecan Festival
June 7-9
Downtown Okmulgee A three day festival of activities including carnival, live music, arts and crafts, the 'Nuttin' But Fun' kid's tent, food, and the world famous Okmulgee Pecan Pie. The pie will measure over 60 feet in diameter. Free admission. Contact Person: Debbie Tyree, 918-759-7332
Vici's The Great Western Trail Drive
June 7-9
A three day event with paid riders helping cowboys drive 100 head of cattle approximately 13 miles each day along the original Western Trail used during 1874-1886. Each evening is filled with home cooked meals and entertainment reflecting the old west, such as Indian dancers, old country music and historical accounts from authors. Contact Person: Katrina Bryant, 580-995-3501, www.viciok.com
Grove's American Heritage Music Festival
June 7-9
Grove Civic Center & Snider's Camp Grand Lake National Fiddle Contest and Grand Lake National Clogging Competition. Fiddlers from hundreds of miles around perform and compete for prizes and national recognition. These events celebrate and showcase the best of the most widespread entertainment during statehood. Contact Person: Kathleen Pixley, 918-786-8896, mail@grandlakefestivals.com
Woodward's Centennial Series of Events
June 7-9
Scheduled events include The Kruger Brothers, bluegrass music; Lynn Trefzger, comedy ventriloquism; Youth Art Show, featuring artists in 5-12 grades; Dinner Theatre, live theatre; Western Art Show, various artists; 13th Annual Summer Arts Camp, week long day camp for 8-18 yr olds; Missoula Childrens' Theatre, with 75 local students; and "Oklahoma!", musical presentation to celebrate the Centennial. Contact Person: Jeanie Raymer, 580-256-7120
Charlie Christian International Jazz Festival
June 7-10
Bricktown, Oklahoma City A 20 year old event that celebrates the musical legacy of Oklahoma musicians and is named for the legendary guitar player, Charlie Christian. The event attracts about 40,000 people from around the country and vendors from the Southwest region. Features more than 12 bands from around the nation. Contact Person: Anita G. Arnold 405-524-3800, www.charliechristianjazz.org
Catch the Fever Music Festival Series 2007
June 7-10
Pryor Pryor Creek Music Festival is a "best-in-class" location that integrates musical, cultural and entertainment elements to provide audiences outstanding performances and lifelong memories. Headliner for June 9th is Reba McEntire. Multiple events in June and July 2007. Contact Person: Rob Rogers 918-824-2288, www.countryfeverfest.com
The Molly and David Boren Collection
June 8 Opening 7-9pm
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art University of Oklahoma, Norman Personal collection of University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren and first lady Molly Shi Boren. Reflects a diverse collection of art including the American southwest. Exhibit June 9- September 9 Contact Person: Stephanie Royse, 405-325-4938, www.ou.edu/fjjma
"Oklahoma, OK!" Flower Show
June 8
The flower show comprise different classes of flowers, each with a title to reflect a phase of Oklahoma's history and heritage. Educational exhibits and lectures on Oklahoma Birds, herbs, and more. The festival and flower show has participation from members around the state. Contact Person: MaryAnn Holman or Marjorie Franklin, 405-751-3411
Blair's Boll-Weevil Bash
June 8-9
Blair City Park, Blair, OK An annual festival including handmade crafts, fun and games for the kids, food booths, Bluegrass and Southern Gospel music and a parade with antique and classic tractors and cars, horses, mule drawn wagons, kids on bikes, motorcycles, etc. Events include Little Miss & Mr. Boll Weevil Pageant, motorcycle jumping demonstrations by local professionals, stock riding lawn mower races, ladies trash barrel races, and local music talent. Contact Person: Donnie Gray or Al Sullivan, 580-563-2051, www.blairbollweevilbash.com
Shawnee's Heart of Oklahoma Quilt Festival
June 8-10
A three day festival celebrating the rich heritage of quilts with 400-500 quilts on display ranging from antique quilts to modern art quilts and all in between. Nationally known speakers/instructors and state/local instructors will offer classes. Contact Person: Cynthia Locke, 405-964-4888, www.heartofoklahomaquiltfestival.com
Tribbey's Battlefire III - Civil War Reenactment
June 8-10
Civil War Reenactment with scripted battles, period dance with musical instruments, and fireworks. Contact Person: Scott E. Reynolds, 405-899-4476
Bartlesville's OK Mozart International Festival
June 8-16
Bartlesville Community Center Premier Music Festival is an internationally acclaimed arts extravaganza with over 170 events. The festival includes classical, chamber, bluegrass, jazz, Native American, and popular music as well as opera, theater, dance, etc. Daytime events include tours, talks, teas, workshops, etc. Contact Person: Jacqueline Davis, 918- 336- 9800, www.okmozart.com
Discoveryland's Oklahoma
June 8 - August 18
A national cast performs this musical classic nightly, except Sundays. Ranch dinner, Native American dancing, "Pony Express" demonstrations and Western Musical Revue are presented. Discoveryland! Is the official "National Home of Rodgers and Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA!" Contact Person: Bill Jeffers, 918- 245- OKLA, www.discoverylandusa.com
Collinsville's Hogs 'N Hot Rods Car & Bike Show
June 9
Collinsville's Historic Main Street An annual car and bike show with hundreds of cars on display and thousands of bikes, street vendors, food vendors, family activities, antique shops, variety of restaurants, unique shopping experience, local bands and vocalists, and nationally recognized arm wrestling tournament. Orange County Choppers will display the Cherokee Chopper in 2006, and other Oklahoma Bike Manufacturers will be available. Contact Person: Nancy Phelps, 918-371-5530, www.cvilleok.com/downtown
Kaw County's Kaw Fest
June 9
Sandy Beach at Kaw Lake An annual festival on the beach at Kaw Lake to include fishing, sand volleyball, sand sculptures, and live music. 2007 will mark the 14th annual Kaw Fest. Contact Person: Kathy Tippin, 580-762-9494 or 877-671-6985, www.kawlake.com/kawfest
Muskogee Centennial Festival
June 9
Spaulding Park, Muskogee, Oklahoma A day long festival will be held at Spaulding Park. The coming of the Missouri-KA-TX Railroad in 1872 helped put the town of Muscogee, Indian Territory, on the map. This festival will include historic scenarios both static and theatrical, music and food from civic organizations and the schools. Contact Person: Wren Stratton 918-687-1450, animal3@cox.net
Shawnee's Juneteenth 2007
June 9
Woodland Park & Sante Fe Depot Museum, Shawnee, OK An event celebrating the message of freedom and equality first proclaimed to the enslaved people of Galveston, Texas two and one half years after the end of the Civil War. A time to reflect on the African American Experience and what it means to all races and nationalities; a day to promote Martin Luther King's dream: "Let Freedom Ring." Contact Person: Beverly Mosman, 405- 275- 8412, www.santefedepotmuseum.org
2007 Oklahoma Foundation Quarter Horse Registry Horse Shows
June 9-10
With a strong Oklahoma tradition of ranching, these shows will showcase the working ranch horse in classes such as Ranch Cutting, Team Doctoring, and Working Ranch Horse. Contact Person: Marilyn Duncan, 405-392-2081, www.okfghr.com
Tinker Air Force Base Annual Star Spangles Salute
June 9-10
Tinker Air Force Base Tinker Air Force Base, Aerospace America International Air Show, and Midwest City Convention and Visitors Bureau will join together for families to enjoy military static displays, air demonstrations from rare and unique aircraft, live musical entertainment and children's activities. At night the sky becomes a masterpiece of breathtaking fireworks, creating one of the largest patriotic displays in Oklahoma. Free admission. Gates open at 9 a.m. and flying begins at approximately 11.30 a.m. For more information: www.aerospaceokc.com
McAlester's Centennial Tree Grove Dedication
June 14
This event dedicates the one hundred trees that have been planted just south of the business district of McAlester. Contact Person: Sabra Tate, 918-421-4922
Owa Chito Festival of the Forest
June 14-16
Beavers Bend State Park, McCurtain County The Ouachita National Forest, located in OK and AR will be celebrating 100 years as a national forest. The history of the timber industry in Oklahoma is a story not often told. This festival is a celebration of the forest, natural and healthy, as well as diverse and industrial. Contact Person: Charity O?Donnel 580-584-3393, bchamber@pine-net.com
Tulsa's Oklahoma Academy of Family Physicians Festival 2007
June 14-17
A family event with the theme "100 Years of Medicine," including educational programs for health care providers and physicians. Separate spouse and children's activities are available and an awards banquet recognizing outstanding Oklahoma patient advocates. Contact Person: Sam Blackstock, 405-842-0484
1957 Plymouth Time Capsule Unearthed, Tulsa
June 15
In June of 1957, a '57 Plymouth Belvedere was buried as a part of Tulsa?s Golden Jubilee Week during Oklahoma?s 50th birthday. The car served as a time capsule and was buried under the southeast corner of the Tulsa County Courthouse. The car was filled with numerous items that reflected the culture and society of the time. Participants also entered guesses as to what Tulsa?s population would be in the year 2007. On June 16, 2007, the car will be unearthed as a part of the Centennial events. It will be a featured part of a multi-day auto-themed festival that plans to include a downtown parade, classic car show, and other events through partnerships with national and local car clubs and automotive manufacturers. Contact Person: Paula Hale 918-855-6959, www.buriedcar.com
Inola Hay Day
June 15-16
Fleming Park, Inola, OK A fun family event with activities for everyone. Some of the activities include a Miss Hay Day Contest, turtle races, horseshoe contests, fun kid games, and a live band for the dance on Saturday night. This event is a tradition for Inola. Contact person: Matt Meeker 918-521-7038
Kingfisher County Centennial Outdoor Production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Oklahoma"
June 15-17
Kingfisher County Rodeo Arena- County Fairgrounds A Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical, "Oklahoma", held outdoors in the County Rodeo Arena. The mission of Kingfisher Community Theater is to foster a sense of how our area's roots are reflected in the classic musical production "Oklahoma". All local talent. Contact Person: Melody Isbell, 405-375-4080
Norman's "Collecting Oklahoma"
June 16- January 14, 2008
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, Norman, OK An exhibition that highlights our rich heritage through 100 years of collecting and preserving Oklahoma's treasures. The exhibition is arranged as a walk across the state, allowing visitors to experience the sights and sounds of Oklahoma's ancient, historic and present-day natural history. The focus is on the rare and unusual, with most of the objects having never before been displayed. Contact Person: Linda Coldwell
Antlers' Annual Homecoming Celebration
June 16
A carnival, vendors, car and motorcycle shows, games in the park, concert and dance with major bands, a fish fry and parade. Contact Person: Scott Pace, 580- 298- 3530
El Reno's Fort Reno Ghost Tours
June 16
Fort Reno Visitor Center & Historic buildings, El Reno, OK Historic interpreter relates Fort Reno ghost stories. Program includes presentation by "Ghost hunter" club from the Oklahoma City area. Contact Person: Bob Warren, 405- 262- 3987, www.fortreno.org
Ponca City's Juneteenth Celebration
June 16
Attucks Park & Community Center Features children's entertainment, contests, musical entertainment, team games, bingo, free picnic style food, and food vendors. Sunday is a community wide church service. Contact Person: Diane Anderson, 580- 762-2499
Waurika's "Let's Celebrate!"
June 16
Museum Grounds, Waurika, OK The celebration will include an art show, exhibits from various periods and activities of Oklahoma life, arrowhead and spear tip knapping, gun fighters, Chickasaw dancers, buffalo soldiers and crafters. A western one-act melodrama follows. Contact Person: Din Dodson, 580-228-2166 or 580-288-2860
Perkins' Oklahoma Celtic Music and Heritage Festival
June 16-17
Payne County Expo Center Public festival celebrating Celtic heritage (Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Brittany and Galicia.) Strong emphasis on first families in Oklahoma. Living history, pictorial history reflecting Payne County and early Oklahoma. Live Irish, Scottish and Welsh music, demonstrations and workshops. Contact Person: Roger Graham, 405-547-5070
Pawnee Bill Wild West Show
June 16, 23, & 30
Pawnee Bill Ranch Historical Site, Pawnee, OK In 1907, Pawnee Bill, to celebrate the birth of Oklahoma, gave a special “Statehood” Wild West Show in Pawnee. The show will be patterned after the 1907 Statehood Wild West Show. It will feature cast members from the original show and acts that were performed in the 1906-07 show season. Contact Person: Ronny Brown, 918-762-2513, www.pawneebill.wildwestshow.com
Mangum's June's Western Heritage Day
June 18
Greer County Courthouse Square Promotes agri-tourism in the area. Mangum Mounties host annual rodeo, parade and the Old Pioneer Reunion. The Old Greer County Western Heritage Association provides tours of working ranches. Contact Person: Louise Price, 580- 782-2444, greercoc@sbcglobal.net
Sand Springs' Santana 20, 2007 National Championship Regatta
June 18-22
Participants are from around the U.S. and include clinics, practice races and three days of championship races. Contact Person: Steve Snider, 918-242-3192
31st Annual All-Star Sunbelt Baseball Classic
June 18-23
L. Dale Mitchell field at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Norman High School field, and Reeves Park Optimist Club Championship Field Teams are made up of the graduating high school seniors from 8 states: California, Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio, Georgia, Arizona, Florida and Maryland. The players are selected by a committee comprised of high school coaches from their state. Contact Person: Sherri Rogers 405- 366-8095, sherri@visitnorman.com
American Junior Maine-Anjou Association National Show
June 18-24
Great Plains Coliseum, Lawton, OK Activities and contests, such as: Barn yard games, a mixer/dance, Quiz bowl, speech contests, web page contest, team grooming, salesmanship, photography contest, poster contest and livestock judging. The final day is devoted to the cattle shows. Attendees represent states and provinces all over the U.S. and Canada. Contact Person: Dan Asklund 580-332-6292, asklundacres@sbcglobal.net
Duncan's Founders Day
June 19-23
Celebration of the city's birth in June 1892, includes Juneteenth festivities in Douglas Park, historical home tours, main street activities with vendors and food entertainment, a rodeo, and other events. Contact Person: Rachel Jackson, 800-782-7167, www.duncanok.org
2007 National Humanities Program Officers Meeting
June 21-23
This meeting brings together program officers of state humanities councils with topics to include public humanities programming, evaluation procedures, and statewide outreach. Contact Person: David Pettyjohn, 405-235-0280
Santa Fe Railway Historical and Modeling Society National Convention
June 21-24
Midwest City, Reed Center The 27th Annual Convention is a four day meeting with approximately 200-300 members attending. Includes clinics discussing various activities of the railroad and concentrating on the Santa Fe in Oklahoma. Contact Person: Greg Hall
Bassmaster Elite Series "Sooner Run" Tournament
June 21-24
Grand Lake Grove, OK A free outdoor EXPO where fans can interact with the top 100 pro anglers in the world of which 10 reside in Oklahoma. Includes a parade featuring the pros wrapped boats and trucks. Contact Person: Deborah Wolek, 918-786-2289, www.grandlakefun.com
Clinton's National Route 66 Festival
June 21-24
Clinton, OK Clinton was chosen as the host for the Annual National Route 66 Festival to honor the state's Centennial. Activities include a golf tournament, classic drive-in movies, and a trade show. Highlighted is a large car show, art show and a formal banquet dinner. Contact Person: Erin Adams, 580-323-2222
Duncan's Quilt Show
June 22-23
Duncan, Downtown A group of quilts made by the members of Stitching Memories Quilt Guild will be on display for people to view and enjoy. An Oklahoma Centennial quilt made by members will be raffled off. Contact Person: Oley Alsobrook, 580-252-0971
Colbert's Golden Harvest Days
June 23
Esbenshade Farm Annual demonstration of antique farm machinery in the era of 1930 - 1950 includes combine wheat, thresh wheat, pick corn, chop corn into silage, bale hay, plow-disc run a rock crusher and saw mill. Also includes tractor and horse demonstrations and free wagon rides. Contact Person: Jim Esbenshade, 580- 283- 3453
Duncan's Grand Opening of W.T. Foreman Prairie House
June 23
"On the Green" at 9th and Oak, (Prairie House) Open House/Grand Opening of the Prairie House will have Miss Oklahoma in attendance. The Duncan Little Theatre will re-enact the 1907 mock wedding of the Twin Territories. "Made in Oklahoma" products for sale and free lemonade for all. Square dancing exhibits and Indian and Celtic displays. Contact Person: Gail Loafman, 580-255-7693, www.theprairiehouse.com
Oklahoma Folklife Festival
June 23
Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma City This one-day event features folk artists and traditional groups from around Oklahoma who represent traditions from throughout the state. The cultures include form the state's 35 Eastern and plains tribes, Hispanics, Vietnamese and other Asian groups, and European traditions held by older immigrant families. Free admission. Contact Person: Hayden Roberts or Rodger Harris, 405-22-5248
Fairview "Show of the Arts"
June 23
Major County Fair Bldg, Fairview, OK The 28th Annual Fine Arts Show includes six categories - oil/acrylics; watercolors; graphics; pottery/sculpting; photography; and crafts. Includes artists demonstrations and food vendors. Free to the public. Contact Person: Esther Wymer, 580-227-4709
Lyric Theatre's Centennial Production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Oklahoma"
June 26-30
Civic Center Music Hall, Oklahoma City, OK Lyric Theatre is producing a once-in-a-generation production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, a musical that has long been treasured for its celebration of Oklahoma beauty and pride. With designers, musicians, and actors are cast mostly from a special list of national stars with roots in Oklahoma. Contact Person: Paula Stover, 405-524-9312, www.lyrictheatreokc.com
Norman's Jazz in June
June 28-30
June 28 & 29 - Brookhaven Village June 30 - Andrews Park Free three- day outdoor jazz concert featuring contemporary, swing, blues, salsa, improve, straight-ahead, smooth and other derivatives of jazz. Contact Person: Debra Krittenbrink, 405-325-3388, www.jazzinjune.org
AWACS 30th Anniversary
June 28-July 1
30th Anniversary of the first delivery of the E-3 AWACS to the United States Air Force. A special Oklahoma Centennial nose art for one of the aircraft will be unveiled during the opening ceremony. AWACS has been a part of Oklahoma history continuously since July 1, 1976. Contact Person: Lt. Col. Courtney Smith, 405-734-4451
Edmond's Liberty Fest
June 28-July 4
Mitch Park, UCO A week long celebration with numerous events, including auto show and rally, synchronized lighted kite flying, children's games and activities, and 50 restaurants offering taste temptations from Edmond. The final day kicks off with a parade featuring over 100 entries, and the Grand Finale will be a fireworks display with choreographed music. Contact Person: June Cartwright, 405- 341- 4336, libertyfest-pr@cox.net
McLoud's Blackberry Festival
June 29- July 1
McLoud City Park The festival began in 1895 when the town was founded and by 1945, McLoud was hailed as the blackberry capitol of the world. The event includes a parade, carnival, ballgame, tractor show, car show, arts and crafts, music and dance, queen and princess contest, and features McLoud famous blackberry cobbler, blackberry ice cream and blackberry jellies. Contact Person: Bob Brooks, 405- 964- 6566, www.mcloudchamber.com
Hartshorne's Annual Blue Mountain Cruzers Car & Truck Show
June 30
Hartshorne City Park Show will include at least 29 classes of antique, classic and collector cars, trucks, motorcycles, etc. Also included will be antique tractors and equipment. Activities to include swap meet, games, and food vendors. Free admission, handicap-accessibility and plenty of parking. Contact Person: John Letourneau, 918-297-1311
Chickasha "School Days"
June 30
315 E. Ada Sipuel Avenue, Chickasha, Oklahoma A forty minute, I Act Play depicting "school days" from the 1920's through 1930's and what a rural African American school was like in Oklahoma. The play will demonstrate how lessons were taught, lunch time procedure, and recess games and activities. Performed at the site of the Verden Separate One Room School. Contact Person: Loretta Y. Jackson, 405-224-5297, www.lyjaahs.org
Legacy Trail Historic Plazas, Phase V
Summer
Norman, OK Contact: James Briggs 405. 366.5480
Oklahoma Centennial Film Festival
July-August
Presentation of eight films that explore what it means to be an Oklahoman and the impact of those films on the states' identity. Contact Person: Brian Hearn, 405-236-3100
Special Forces Association International Convention
July 1-7
Sheraton Downtown Oklahoma City The convention is held in different city each year, every fourth year in Fayetteville, NC, home for the Special Forces in Fort Bragg. Special guests include Generals from the higher commands, national and Oklahoma celebrities and politicians. Also, at the convention, US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team and the static displays from the Recruiting Command from Fort Carson, CO. Monday, July 2- SBC Ball Park for dinner and a game. Tuesday, July 3- Remington Park for lunch and tours of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum and the 45th Infantry. Contact Person: Jim Selders, 405-399-3144
Duck Creek's Fireworks Spectacular
July 4
Duck Creek, Grand Lake, OK A Fireworks Spectacular, music and dancing, boats parading up and down the creek. Vintage airplanes perform and Air National Guard’s F-16 Fighters perform a fly by. Contact Person: Joe Harwood, 918- 782- 3292
Buffalo Museum Project
July 4
Buffalo, OK Contact: Beth Ann Snell 580. 735.2090 or 580.727.5276
Oklahoman Centennial Freedom Festival in Bethany
July 4
Eldon Lyon Park, NW 36th and Glade This festival is one of the most anticipated 4th of July Festivals in the state. The festival promises to entertain and delight all ages. The event has a food fairway, arts & crafts, live music by a headlining act, children’s activities, sponsor exhibits, static displays and much more. Contact Person: Kristin Sanders 405- 789-5005
Cyril’s 4th of July Freedom Fest
July 4
Keith Coleman Park, N. 6th Street, Cyril, OK This event is a long time tradition in Cyril. Activities to include traditional games and races, BBQ dinner, local music and entertainment, and volleyball tournament. This year will also include the Oklahoma Land run re-enactment to celebrate the town's and the state's heritage. Contact Person: Mandy Camp, 580-464-2411
Rededication of Historic Nichols Park, Henryetta
July 4
The City of Henryetta owns a City Park located just south of town known as Nichols Park. The park was named for U.S. Congressman Jack Nichols, who was instrumental in having a CCC camp located in Henryetta. The focus of the fireworks display would celebrate our Nation's 231st birthday as well as Oklahoma's 100th anniversary. Contact Person: Kent Pharaoh – City Manager 918-652-3348, pharaoh@cityofhenryetta.org
Kentucky Daisy Statue
July 4
“Leaping into History” Edmond, OK Contact: Curt Munson, Chairman, Edmond Parks Foundation 405.359.9978
Lake Tenkiller’s Centennial Fireworks Extravaganza
July 4
South end of Lake Tenkiller at dam Free fireworks display for boaters, Tenkiller Lake visitors, Tenkiller State Park visitors and thousands of guests in the Greater Tenkiller area. Contact Person: Shannon Smith, 918- 457- 4403, www.laketenkiller.com
Lawton’s OK U.S.A. Celebration
July 4
Elmer Thomas Park, NW Ferris & 2nd St A freedom celebration honoring Oklahoma and the USA. Included are children's games, carnivals inflatables, a variety of entertainment including a 125 voice choir and full orchestra, and military displays. There will also be a fireworks display featuring a choir and orchestra performing patriotic songs. Contact Person: Don Barnes, 580-536-9325, www.Lawtonfirst.org
Marlow’s Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration
July 4
Redbud Park, Marlow, OK The celebration will kick off with a parade that includes floats, horses, antique autos, antique tractors, and Shriner clowns. Following the parade is a full day of fun for the entire family with arts and crafts, game booths, rides, and food booths. The grand finale of the evening will be one of the largest fireworks displays in southern Oklahoma. Contact Person: Debbie Ridley, 580- 658- 2212
Minco Centennial Veterans Memorial
July 4
Minco, Legion property downtown Dedication of the plaza that centers around the American flag pole erected in 1945. Contains a flag plaza with the Oklahoma and military service flags and granite monuments to honor men and women who served. Contact Person: John Hacker, 405-352-4382
Poteau’s Celebrate America Country Style
July 4
Downtown Poteau Activities include quilting demonstrations, butter churning, weaving, blacksmithing, knife making, etc. Other activities include an apple pie contest, storytelling, a reenactment of a gunfight, and music. Children's activities include games from the past, water games, face painting, and a fishing booth. Throughout the day speakers will tell about the "Road to Statehood" and what it meant to the people of the country, including American Indians. The evening will end with a fireworks show. Contact Person: Bonnie Prigmore, 918- 647-9178, www.poteau.org
Ponca City’s Freedom Festival
July 4
Lake Ponca A multiple county celebration to bring families together in recognition of veterans and others who have sacrificed to preserve our country's independence. Activities include sand volleyball, food and novelty vendors, children's giant inflatable games, and musical entertainment. The evening ends with a fireworks display on the shores of Lake Ponca. Contact Person: Jim Sindelar, 580-767-0432, www.poncacityok.com
Stillwater’s Tour of Payne County
July 4
An annual patriotic bicycle ride on various routes within Payne County. Participants are invited to the city's "Boomer Blast" celebration that evening. This event celebrates the place "where Oklahoma began," close to the start of the 1889 Land Run in North Stillwater. Historical locations in the town are rest stops on the route, including Jim Thorpe Park in Cushing, and the Washington Irving Trail Museum. Contact Person: Susan Walker, 405-372-2525, www.reddirtpedalers.com
Tuttle’s Annual Ice Cream Festival
July 4
Schrock Park, Tuttle, OK The events begin with a downtown parade and continue with live entertainment, vendors, food, children's activity area, antique tractors, farm equipment, Braum's ice cream (home of Braum's Dairy). Live entertainment will include a fashion show of 1907 clothing. Contact Person: Christy Kettler, 405-381-4600, Christy@tuttlechamber.org
Yukon's Freedom Fest - 4th of July Celebration
July 4
Yukon City Park & Chisholm Trail Park This annual event features numerous family activities including the Mid-America Street Rod Car Show, children's parade, moon bounces, petting zoo, free swimming, entertainment, family relays, volleyball tournament, and much more. A spectacular fireworks show will follow a special live performance by the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. Contact Person: James D. Crosby, 405-354-8442, www.ci.yukon.ok.us
Grove’s Grand Lake of the Cherokees Quilt Show
July 4-7
Grove Community Center The 33rd Annual Quilt Show will feature a donation quilt, door prizes, vendors, demonstrations, cash awards for each quilt category winner. Contact Person: Connie Bohannan, 918-787-2249
Cleveland’s Oklahoma Centennial Freedom Celebration
July 5
Feyodi Creek Park An evening of family fun on the bank of beautiful Keystone Lake with kid's games, corporate challenge, food concession, live music with a synchronized firework display. Contact Person: Diana Tilley- Esparza, 918- 358-2131, www.chamberofcleveland.com
Selman Bat Watch 2007
July 5-7
Alabaster Caverns State Park & Selman Bat Cave Pre-registered visitors meet at Alabaster Caverns State Park and are bussed to the area. Visitors enjoy a short walk into the prairie and learn about the bats and their Oklahoma habitat while waiting for the bats to appear. After dark the visitors are bussed back to the State Park to attend a Star Party at the Selman Living Laboratory. An opportunity to experience a wildlife spectacular that has been occurring for over 100 years! Contact Person: Melynda Hickman, 405- 424-0099, www.wildlifedepartment.com/selman
Davis Summerfest
July 7
Wolf Field, Davis, Oklahoma An annual celebration with traditional games for children and a fireworks display. Contact Person: Sharon Chadwick, 580-369-2402, www.davisok.org
Woodward's Oklahoma Northwest Centennial Summer Institute
July 9-14
A five-day course with class room lectures and hands-on training. Lectures and reenactments led by the Oklahoma Historical Society and others. Presentation by Plains Indians & Pioneers Museum, Historic Fort Supply and NWOSU. Contact Person: 580-256-7411 or 800-364-5352
Tinker Air Force Base Annual Star Spangles Salute
June 30 or July 7
Tinker Air Force Base Families will enjoy military static displays, air demonstrations from rare and unique aircraft, live musical entertainment and children's activities. At night the sky becomes a masterpiece of breathtaking fireworks, creating one of the largest patriotic displays in Oklahoma. Free admission. Contact Person: Melanie Voice, 405- 739- 8232, www.starspangledsalute.com
Monty Python’s SPAMALOT
July 10-15
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, Tulsa Ticket information 918-596-7111, outside Tulsa 800-364-7111, www.celebrityattractions.com
State Superintendent's Leadership Conference
July 10-11
Oklahoma City, OK Cox Convention Center To educate administrators on new laws, education trends and strategies, and to address the challenges of Oklahoma schools. The State Superintendent delivers the State of Education address to conference attendees and lawmakers. Contact Person: Shelly Hickman, 405 521-3371, www.sde.state.ok.us
Elk City’s Early Oklahoma Lecture and Photo Display
July 11
Carnegie Library A month long display of photos of early days in Elk City and Western Oklahoma. Includes people, homes, businesses and activities. Highlights will be memories and stories from the people who lived through most of Oklahoma's colorful history. Contact Person: Pat Sprowls, 580-225-0136, www.elkcity.com/library
Woody Guthrie Folk Festival
July 11-15
Okemah, OK This festival attracts approximately 7,000 people from many states and at least five foreign countries. Woody Guthrie’s songs are sung around the world. The festival honors Woody Guthrie, who some consider Oklahoma’s most creative native son. This year will be the 10 year anniversary of the festival. Contact person: Randy Norman, pammo@brightok.net
Selman Bat Watch 2007
July 12-14
Alabaster Caverns State Park & Selman Bat Cave Pre-registered visitors meet at Alabaster Caverns State Park and are bussed to the area. Visitors enjoy a short walk into the prairie and learn about the bats and their Oklahoma habitat while waiting for the bats to appear. After dark the visitors are bussed back to the State Park to attend a Star Party at the Selman Living Laboratory. An opportunity to experience a wildlife spectacular that has been occurring for over 100 years! Contact Person: Melynda Hickman, 405- 424-0099 www.wildlifedepartment.com/selman
Cookson’s Jubilee
July 13-14
T.A.C.O Community Building & Grounds Approximate attendance for the event is 4,000 and includes nationally known entertainment with OK roots or connections. Local area talent is also show cased. The event will appeal to all ages with activities such as arts and crafts, food, kid’s activities, and award winning Bar-B-Que. Contact Person: Linda Stubblefield, 918-457-3220, www.laketenkiller.com-events
Tulsa’s Diversafest(DFEST)
July 13-14
Doubletree Downtown Hotel Tulsa Historic Boston District Showcase of Oklahoma and the Nation’s best independent musicians in all genres of music and various cultural styles. Professionals and music industry leaders partake in panel discussions, clinics and workshops. Contact Person: Tom Green, 918-640-9519, www.dfest.com
American Legion Post 104 Rodeo, Watts, OK
July 13-14
Features bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, calf roping, team roping, barrel race, and bull riding. The 2007 Rodeo highlights local old-time rodeo performers and hosts a photo display of early day rodeos. Contact Person: Kenneth Morris, 918-422-5468
Catch the Fever Music Festival Series 2007, ROCK FEVER
July 13-14
Pryor Pryor Creek Music Festival is a “best-in-class” location that integrates musical, cultural and entertainment elements to provide audiences outstanding performances and lifelong memories. Multiple events in June and July 2007. Contact Person: Rob Rogers 918-824-2288, www.countryfeverfest.com
Beta Sigma Phi Oklahoma State Convention 2007
July 13-15
The 75th Annual convention of an international social and service sorority founded in 1931. The convention is held in different towns each year and Oklahoma City will host convention during the Centennial year. About 200 women are expected to attend. Contact Person: Kimi George, 405-824-7653
2007 Bricktown Nationals
July 13-15
Oklahoma River The Bricktown Nationals is the largest motor sports event in downtown Oklahoma City with an economy impact of $4.1 million. Over 60,000 race fans in attendance from all over the United States. 171 Race teams from Washington State to the east coast. The largest drag heat race in the United States. Contact Person: Glenn W. Brown 405-831-2279, glenn@bricktownnationals.com
Enid’s 4th Annual “Running of the Rats”
July 16
An all makes motorcycle run established to support the Kyle Traynor Memorial Scholarship Fund. A memorial scholarship of $1,000 annually is awarded. Over 800 participants ride each year from neighboring states such as TX, CO, KS, AR and other states as far away as OH, NM, LA, WY, and NC. The event showcases Oklahoma by establishing a route that takes participants through NW Oklahoma. Contact Person: Jeff Traynor, 800-749-5054, www.ironlivergoons.com
Pawhuska’s Cavalcade Street Dance
July 17
Downtown Pawhuska As part of one of the nation's largest amateur rodeos, cowboys and cowgirls gather in historic downtown to enjoy the music and entertainment. Admission is free. Contact Person: Dia Doughty, 918- 287- 1208
National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns 15th Annual Training Conference
July 18-22
Sheraton Hotel, Downtown, Oklahoma City 15th Annual Training Conference focusing on advocating for the rehabilitation needs of multicultural persons with disabilities; ensuring the provision of quality and equitable services; and enhancing the development of multicultural rehabilitation professionals. Contact Person: Andre Washington, 405-409-4570, www.namrc.org
Selman Bat Watch 2007
July 19-21
Alabaster Caverns State Park & Selman Bat Cave Pre-registered visitors meet at Alabaster Caverns State Park and are bussed to the area. Visitors enjoy a short walk into the prairie and learn about the bats and their Oklahoma habitat while waiting for the bats to appear. After dark the visitors are bussed back to the State Park to attend a Star Party at the Selman Living Laboratory. An opportunity to experience a wildlife spectacular that has been occurring for over 100 years! Contact Person: Melynda Hickman, 405- 424-0099 www.wildlifedepartment.com/selman
Woodward's Centennial Series of Events
July 20-21
Scheduled events include The Kruger Brothers, bluegrass music; Lynn Trefzger, comedy ventriloquism; Youth Art Show, featuring artists in 5-12 grades; Dinner Theatre, live theatre; Western Art Show, various artists; 13th Annual Summer Arts Camp, week long day camp for 8-18 yr olds; Missoula Childrens' Theatre, with 75 local students; and "Oklahoma!", musical presentation to celebrate the Centennial. Contact Person: Jeanie Raymer, 580-256-7120
El Reno’s Fort Reno Ghost Tours
July 21
Fort Reno Visitor Center & Historic buildings, El Reno, OK Historic interpreter relates Fort Reno ghost stories. Program includes presentation by "Ghost hunter" club from the Oklahoma City area. Contact Person: Bob Warren, 405- 262- 3987, www.fortreno.org
Stratford Peach Festival
July 21
Stratford City Park 9am-4pm Live local music and entertainment, arts and crafts, food, fun, games, auto-show and rodeo. Entertainment is provided by the top finalist from our Peach Festival Idol Contest. Free Peach Ice Cream to everyone at 3:00pm. Peach judging and auction to raise money for scholarships for local seniors. Contact Person: Kim Gray, 580- 759-3300, peach_idol_scc@yahoo.com
Hot Dog Daze
July 20-21
Frisco Street, Clinton, OK A made in Oklahoma product, Bar-S Foods, sponsors a large portion of this event with free hot dogs for everyone. There is a parade with dozens of entries. The biggest draw is the “Weenie Nationals.” Clinton hold Dachshund (weiner dog) races down a track on Frisco Street. Thousands gather to watch the races, other contests include cutest cowgirl and cowboy. The Clinton rodeo takes place on the Fri. and Sat. night of Hot Dog Daze weekend. Contact Person: Erin Adams 580-323-2222, erinadams@clintonok.org
July 20-21
July 23 - Aug 4
Features qualified horseshoe pitchers from the 50 United States, Canada and Mexico. A thirteen day event attracting approximately 1,500 participants and their families to Oklahoma. Contact Person: Mita Bates, 580-223-7765
Elk City’s Oklahoma Run
July 26
Centennial Square, Elk City Included in this event is a children's foot race within notable Oklahoma landmarks and a program of area speakers. This event will highlight the end of the July Summer Reading Program on Oklahoma Centennial with bookmarks, posters, books, and speakers about the early days of Oklahoma and subsequent development. Program is free and open to area youths. Contact Person: Pat Sprowls, 580-225-0207, www.elkcity.com/library
2007 Centennial Celebration of Quilts
July 26-28
Cox Convention Center Oklahoma City The mission of the Central Oklahoma Quilt Guild is to stimulate interest in quilts; to promote and advance the art of quilt-making; to conduct educational programs and services in all aspects of quilt-making; and to preserve our quilting heritage and traditions. Website www.centralokquilters.org Contact Person: Evelyn S. Day, dday10@cox.net
Maysville’s Wiley Post Festival and Ride to Read
July 26-28
Downtown Maysville Craft fair, live music nightly, carnival rides with Midway, 30-40-50 mile bicycle ride, poker run, motorcycle event, and even old fashioned Saturday Night Street dance. While bikers are touring the country-side, friends and family can enjoy the many craft booths, food vendors, live music and karaoke. Small fee for cycling events and motorcycle runs. Contact Person: Samantha Robb, 405- 867-4748, www.maysville.okpls.org/wpsrr.htm
Selman Bat Watch 2007
July 26-28
Alabaster Caverns State Park & Selman Bat Cave Pre-registered visitors meet at Alabaster Caverns State Park and are bussed to the area. Visitors enjoy a short walk into the prairie and learn about the bats and their Oklahoma habitat while waiting for the bats to appear. After dark the visitors are bussed back to the State Park to attend a Star Party at the Selman Living Laboratory. An opportunity to experience a wildlife spectacular that has been occurring for over 100 years! Contact Person: Melynda Hickman, 405- 424-0099, www.wildlifedepartment.com/selman
Quartz Mountain Music Festival at Lone Wolf, Inc.
July 26-28
Robert M. Kerr Performing Arts Center The festival features regional and national musicians and internationally renowned guest artists. The Festival Performance Academy conducts an Orchestral Institute, String Quartet Institute, Vocal and Choral Arts Institute, a Guitar Institute and a Jazz Institute as part of the festival. Contact Person: David Palmer, 580-649-7596, www.quartzmountainmusicfestival.org
World Neighbors Global Educational Fair
July 27
Oklahoma City, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church World Neighbors, a non-profit international development organization, will host a Global Educational Fair and international field staff will serve as lead presenters during the Fair. Educational sessions will include issues surrounding development in international countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Contact Person: Erin Engelke, 405-752-9700, www.wn.org
Viva Oklahoma Hispanic Chamber Expo 2007
July 28
Oklahoma City The Viva Oklahoma Hispanic Chamber Expo is the biggest Hispanic event in Oklahoma with participation exceeding 13,000 people. Includes booths and sponsorships from over 200 companies. Contact Person: Ray Doonkeen, 405-616-5031
Woodward's Centennial Series of Events
July 30-August 3
Scheduled events include The Kruger Brothers, bluegrass music; Lynn Trefzger, comedy ventriloquism; Youth Art Show, featuring artists in 5-12 grades; Dinner Theatre, live theatre; Western Art Show, various artists; 13th Annual Summer Arts Camp, week long day camp for 8-18 yr olds; Missoula Childrens' Theatre, with 75 local students; and "Oklahoma!", musical presentation to celebrate the Centennial. Contact Person: Jeanie Raymer, 580-256-7120
Hiland Dairy School Milk Side Panel Project
August-December Fall Semester
A side panel program on 1/2 pints distributed to schools throughout the state to contain a question related to Oklahoma facts or history. Contact Person: Mike Dorrian, 405-681-2314
Sapulpa Centennial Buffalo
August
Sapulpa Bison Statue- “Guardian of the Plains” Sapulpa, OK Contact: Rick Engleman 918.227.8272
Craig County Fair
July 30 – Aug. 3
Fair is held on 40 acres of land that provides a place for children and adults to show their prize animals, vegetables, fruits, and crafts worked on during the year. Contact Person: Larry Cordray, 918-693-0833
Oklahoma CareerTech 40th Annual Summer Conference
August 1-3
Tulsa Convention Center Approximately 3,600 teachers, counselors, administrators, and state staff attend this professional development activity for Oklahoma Careertech educators. Includes a trade show and motivational keynote speaker. The 2007 Conference theme is the Centennial. Contact Person: Shari Goad, 405-377-2000 www.okcareertech.org/confer/summer
Enid's Phillips University Centennial Celebration
August 2-5
Celebration of the opening of the doors on September 17, 1907 of the first private university in Oklahoma City. Activities include a faculty reception, family picnic, drama and musical presentation, symposiums on education, science/math, and religion. Contact Person: Willo Clark, 580-237-4433
Mt. View Centennial Project
August 4
Statehood Centennial at the Fair Mt. View, OK Contact: LeRoy Jones, 580.347.2432
Vinita’s Route 66 Car Show
August 4
North Park, Vinita, Oklahoma The seventh annual event includes the Route 66 Car show, Route 66 cruise through downtown, live entertainment, vendors and merchants. Contact Person: Jennifer Shaffer, 918-256-7133, www.vinita.com
Oklahoma Genealogical Society-First Families of Twin Territories Ancestor Fair
August 4
Oklahoma City, OK Includes an open mike storytelling opportunity of Oklahoma ancestors, activities, and display of photos of pioneer ancestors. Contact Person: Carolyn Branch Leonard, 405-720-2324, www.okgensoc.org
Statehood Centennial at the Fair, Main Street and Fairgrounds
August 2-4
Mountain View, OK Features an Indian Pow Wow, a parade on Main Street which includes a pioneer theme, antique tractors and cars, and precision drill team of Buffalo Soldiers. There will also be demonstrations of blacksmithing and metal artwork. A competition for Best of Show for antique autos, classic autos, antique farm tractors and farm machinery. Contact Person: LeRoy Jones 580-347-2432, lsgones@westok.net
Broken Arrow’s Gateway Balloon Festival
August 3-5
A hot air balloon festival featuring over 25 pilots. The weekend is filled with balloon competitions, family activities, live entertainment, arts-n-crafts vendors, and great food. The event has an average of 50,000 visitors each year. This will be the 12th year for the festival. Contact Person: Laquinda Davison, 918-259-1405 http://wolfwizard.net/gatesway/index.html
Lawton Centennial Celebration
August 3-5
August 3; 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Rededication of the Original Lawton High School “B” Ave, Lawton 6:30 p.m. Historical Re-enactment and Tours at the Mattie Beal Home, 5th & Summit, Lawton Saturday August 4th 2:00 p.m. Historical Re-enactment and Tours at the Mattie Beal Home, 5th & Summit, Lawton 7:00 p.m. Lawton 106th Birthday Celebration – Elmer Thomas Park, 3rd Street & Ferris Ave (Food and entertainment) Sunday August 5th Historical Re-enactment and Tours at the Mattie Beal Home, 5th & Summit, Lawton 2:00 p.m.
Kingfisher Historic Trails- Jesse Chisholm Statue
August 7
Official Oklahoma Centennial Project Dedication Kingfisher, OK Contact: John Gooden, 405-361-7111
Waynoka’s Cimarron River Stampede Rodeo- Happy Birthday Oklahoma!
August 10-12
Downtown Waynoka & Rodeo Grounds The theme for the annual rodeo will be Happy Birthday Oklahoma! There will be a parade with participants dressed in period clothing. Saturday night will have a birthday party with cake, homemade ice cream and entertained by Native American Dancers. There will be a rodeo with each opening by singing Happy Birthday to Oklahoma and souvenir pendants being passed out among the crowd. Contact Person: Cindy Bradford or Susan Bradford, 580- 824- 4741 www.waynokachamber.com
Black-Eyed Pea Festival
August 11
Hollis, Oklahoma The festival will include the history behind the 14 flags that have flown over Harmon County. A parade will kick off the activities, with Antique Tractor events, Opry, Jackrabbit Junction Melodrama, vendors and traditional Black-eyed Pea meal. Will honor centennial families who received land from USA Pres. Theodore Roosevelt. Contact Person: Jeanette Coaly 580-688-2457, harcomuseum@pldi.net
Claremore’s Will Rogers-Wiley Post Fly- In
August 12
Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch Vintage planes, helicopters, military aircraft, etc. participate in the annual Will Rogers Ranch Fly-In. Aviation enthusiasts from all over come to mark the 72nd Anniversary of Will Rogers' and Wiley Post's deaths in an Alaskan plane crash. Pilots will showcase their planes and share memories with Rogers' family who gather at the ranch home, built in 1875 and where he was born in 1879. Contact Person: Michelle Lefebvre- Carter, 918-341-0719 or 800-324-9455 www.willrogers.com
Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States 36TH Annual Conference
August 12-15
Downtown Oklahoma City The conference includes numerous guest speakers and VIPs from Washington, DC and across the United States. Attendees include enlisted active and retired Army and Air National Guard members and their families. Contact Person: Debra Campbell, www.ngaok.org and www.eangus.org
Hydro Centennial Free Fair
August 16-18
Hydro City Park, Hydro, Oklahoma Fair features amusement rides, midway games, entertainment, food exhibits, and agricultural livestock shows. The fair draws an estimated 10,000 visitors annually. Contact Person: Jantz Black, 405-663-2255
Family Fun Fest
August 17- 18
Washington Park, NE 4th & Lottie, Oklahoma City Outdoor concert / festival that provides the community with a free health fair, family entertainment, youth activities, food and nonfood vendors, and high school drum line competition in a safe environment. Entertainment by Old school and R&B music artists, as well as local artists. Contact Person: Shani Rashidi, 405- 424-5243, www.urbanleagueok.org
Okie Derby Proficiency Air Race
August 17-18
Wiley Post Airport, Oklahoma City The largest proficiency air race in the world. The race has been held annually in Oklahoma City for over 26 years. All proceeds benefit the "Wings of the Future Scholarship Fund". Contact person: Phylis Hensley, Chairman 405-840-4707, highflying99@cox.net
Oklahoma State Prison Rodeo
August 17-18
McAlester, Oklahoma The 67th annual rodeo features inmate cowboys from correctional facilities across Oklahoma and free cowboys from the International Professional Rodeo Association. Activities include Bull Poker and Money the Hard Way, calf roping, bull riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing and grandstanding. The OSP Rodeo is the world's oldest behind the walls prison rodeo. Contact Person: Helen Wheeler, 918-423-2550, www.mcalester.org
El Reno’s Fort Reno Ghost Tours
August 18
Fort Reno Visitor Center & Historic buildings El Reno, OK Historic interpreter relates Fort Reno ghost stories. Program includes presentation by "Ghost hunter" club from the Oklahoma City area. Contact Person: Bob Warren, 405- 262- 3987, www.fortreno.org
Bartlesville’s Oklahoma Centennial Parade
August 22
Bartlesville (during World Series) 5:30 p.m. The parade will be a highlight of the 2007 American Legion World Series and will showcase the competing teams as well as the state Centennial. Contact person: Jim Fram 918-336-8708 jfram@bartlesville.com
Stephens County Free Fair
August 22-25
Stephens County Fair & Expo Center, Duncan Stephens County Free Fair will celebrate its 100th Fair in 2007. The celebration will begin in 2006 and end with the Finale in 2007, to commemorate the past, present, and future of the entire county. The core features will be: Native American Indians, Pioneers, Farming, Cowboys, Oil, Military, diverse cultures, and much more. Contact Person: Jeannie Bowden 580-255-0510, www.stcofair.com
Vinita's Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo
August 22-25
Vinita, Legion Arena, Hwy 60 and Fairgrounds Rd. This rodeo has been held since 1935 in memory of Will Rogers. A professional Rodeo Cowboys Association sanctioned event with bronc riding, bull riding, team roping, calf roping, steer roping, steer wrestling and girls barrel racing plus various contract acts, trick riding, etc. An hour long parade on August 22 is followed by the Old Settlers Reunion. Rodeo dance each night. Contact Person: Bob McSpadden, 918-788-3756
Hooker's Centennial Local Quilt Show
August 22-26
Local quilts on display with histories of each quilt. The quilt display is a lead in to the fall book series. Contact Person: Arvel White, 580-652-3131
Grady County Fair
August 23-25
Grady County Fairgrounds 92nd Grady County Fair with livestock shows - cattle, swine, sheep, horses, goats, rabbits, poultry, and dog obedience. Activities also include commercial exhibits, trade show, free musical entertainment, home cooked meals, carnival, 4-H, FFA, OHCE exhibits, children's pedal car pull, cake auction, fair princess contest, pet parade, and bucket calf show. Contact Person: Peggy McMahon, 405-224-2216
Shawnee’s Midwest Bluegrass Festival
August 24-25
Citizen Pottawatomie Indian Pow-wow Campgrounds, Shawnee Bluegrass bands and artists performing and demonstrating the art of Bluegrass music. The festival will teach young and old the history of Bluegrass music and the basics of instruments with open jam sessions and workshops. Campground has restrooms/showers/RV spaces wit hookups. Contact Person: Scotty Howard, 405- 391- 2338
2007 American Legion World Serie
August 24-28
Bill Doenges Memorial Stadium, Bartlesville The 2007 American Legion World Series hosts the champions from the eight regions of the United States. Participants ages 16 to 19 will enjoy playing on the same field where Mickey Mantle once played. The 2007 American Legion World Series Committee will host players, fans and dignitaries at the Banquet of Champions on August 23, 2007. The Oklahoma Centennial theme will be the focus of the festivities. Contact person: Charlie Bowerman 918-337-2298 cbowerman@bartlesvillefoundation.com
Payne County Free Fair
Aug 25-Sept 1
Payne County Expo Center Entertainment includes horse and buggy pleasure driving show, old fashion work horse pull, an Indian pow-wow, and an antique farm collection museum which features antique farm machinery, 1930's farm trucks, 1914 model T Ford car, and antique tractors. Contact Person: Michael D. Benson, 405- 377- 1275, www.paynecountyexpocenter.com
Encyclomedia Conference
August 29-30
Cox Center, Oklahoma City Focuses on the fields of library media, instructional technology, reading, counseling, gifted and talented, and technology. Attended by more than 3,000 Oklahoma educators and includes 250 exhibits. Contact Person: Shelly Hickman, 405 521-3371, www.sde.state.ok.us
Elk City’s Rodeo of Champions
Aug 31- Sept 2
Beutler Brothers Arena A tradition for 69 years where cowboys compete in saddle bronc, bareback bronc, calf roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing and bull riding. Children compete in the popular "Calf Scramble". Contact Person: Gary Haney, 580-225-0207, www.elkcitychamber.com
Elk City PRCA Rodeo Weekend
Elk City PRCA Rodeo Weekend
Ackley Park and National Route 66 Museum Complex, Elk City The rodeo stock to be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. Saturday afternoon will be a rodeo parade that runs through downtown Elk City on Historic Route 66 and down Elk City’s Historic brick street Broadway. The parade averages over 100 entries. The National Route 66 Museum Complex will host weekend activities on Saturday and Sunday. Contact Person: Anita Archer 580-225-3230, archera@elkcity.com
Rentiesville's 2007 Dusk Til Dawn Blues Festival
Aug 31- Sept 2
Rentiesville, OK Blues Hall of Fame Showcase of Oklahoma regionals and nationals blues performers. Three stages, indoors and out with thirty bands and over 200 musicians. Workshops, kids' village with art, and musical activities are included. Contact Person: Selby Minner, 918-473-2411, www.dcminnerblues.com
Arts Festival Oklahoma: A Centennial Celebration
Aug 31- Sept 2
Oklahoma City Community College, 7777 S. May Ave., OK An annual event showcasing over 185 visual and performing artists through an exhibition/market of arts and handcrafts, as well as headline entertainers and local performing artists. The Oklahoma City Philharmonic offers a traditional Saturday night performance, complete with fireworks. Contact Person: Sundra Flansburg, 405-682-1611, www.occc.edu/afo
Waynoka Centennial Pageant
Fall
Features the history of Oklahoma intertwined with the history of Waynoka. Includes music and costumes. Contact Person: Sandie Olsen, 580-824-5871
Big Cabin’s Cabin Creek Heritage Days
September
Cabin Creek Winery, Big Cabin A month dedicated to celebrating Oklahoma's history while demonstrating the future of Agri-tourism and the blossoming wine industry. Includes wine tasting and scenic views. Activities include education and heritage events such as barrel tasting, story telling, native Oklahoma art exhibits and the Cabin Creek Wine Rush. Contact Person: Pamela Harris, 918- 783- 5218, www.cabincreekwine.com
Hennessey’s HRC Pony Express
September
Statewide Starting in Guthrie, "The First State Capitol", a proclamation of statehood will be carried throughout the state, pony express style, using horses, tractors, and motorcycles. The proclamation will be delivered finally to the State Capitol in Oklahoma City. Contact Person: Susan Henry, 405- 853-1715
Full Circle and the Other Side: The Oklahoma Centennial
September
Comanche Nation College Auditorium, Lawton, OK A performance of the viewpoints of Comanche and other tribal people; how they were affected by the events of removal and life on assigned allotted lands. The "full circle" storytelling event will connect modern day Oklahoma with its dramatic tribal history and tell the other side of the story; the impact of Oklahoma Statehood and today's tribal nations. Contact Person: Juanita Pahdopony, 580-591-0203, www.cnc.cc.ok.us
Lawton Habitat 2007 Women's Build
September
A "Women's Build" project of women volunteers to construct a complete home from beginning to end. Contact Person: Frank Oheltoint, 580-250-1700
Stillwater Community Singers Concerts
September
The singers offer a series of concerts that include elements of the musical heritage and culture of Oklahoma, including musical arrangements composed or performed by Oklahomans indicative of Oklahoma's heritage. Contact Person: Judy White, 405-624-8680
Langston University, Melvin B. Tolson Black Heritage Center
September- October
Langston University Activity One: To compile a collection of memories or essays from Langston University students and faculty in the form of a manual or book. Activity Two: To sponsor their own Oklahoma Centennial Scroll to be placed at a designated location, for a period of days, during the Centennial Commemoration celebration. To allow individuals to express/share their thoughts in writing regarding Langston University's first centennial and the hopes/dreams for the next centennial. Contact Person: Cynthia S. Buckley, 405-466-3346, www.lunet.edu
Celtic Praise Troupe
Sept - Dec
The traditional art of Irish step dancing is presented by young Oklahomans 14-24 years and from all over Oklahoma. Contact Person: Sarah Decker, 405-799-5371
Collinsville’s Centennial Parade and Plaza Dedication
September 1
12th & Historic Main Street Masters of Ceremony will be Governor Brad Henry and Mayor Stan Sallee. Parade with local Veterans, Scouts and Cherokee Nation Color Guards and high school band. The United States National Guard will conduct a fly-by. The Centennial Plaza Dedication Ceremony will have many activities including a Centennial plaque dedication followed by a PowerPoint/slide presentation commemorating 100 years of Oklahoma statehood. Contact Person: Pamela J. Polk, 918- 371- 1010, www.cvilleok.com
Pryor Centennial Park Project
September 1
Pryor, OK Contact: Del W. McClung 918-825-0990
Purcell’s “Loose Caboose Festival”
September 1
Main Street, Purcell, OK A festival of sound and sights - antiques, collectibles, and a special emphasis on "Made in Oklahoma" products. There will be live music and food. This event will center around the caboose which was willed to the city by a "railroad man." Contact Person: Roselyn McAlister or Floetta Vaughn, 405-527-5214
Sharing Hope: One Stitch at a Time
September 1
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, Oklahoma City An exposition of quilts and textiles that each tell its own unique story of the strength of Oklahomans. Contact Person: Nancy Coggins, 405-235-3313 or 888-542-HOPE, www.oklahomacitynationalmemorial.org
Heisman Trophy Statue Dedication Honoring Billy Simms
September 1
Dedication will take place in Heisman Park, adjacent to Gaylord Family–Oklahoma Memorial Stadium two hours prior to kickoff. Dedication of the third of four statues honoring the University of Oklahoma’s Heisman trophy winners. A fifth statue on the OSU campus will honor Heisman winner Barry Sanders. Contact Person: Erica Reid, 405.842.4141 erica-reid@am.com
Exhibition of Oklahoma History and Heritage
September 1-30
Epcot Center, Disney World Orlando, Florida An extended exhibition of Oklahoma History and Heritage presented at Epcot Center, Disney World. This is the first time a state has been the focus of an exhibition.
Chelsea’s Bushyhead Labor Day Pasture Roping and Barrel Race
September 2-3
Labor Day weekend: family oriented outdoor event, old time ranch roping and pasture barrel race on a ranch settled in the 1880's. Contact Person: Clem McSpadden, 918-789-3237
El Reno’s Appetite for the Arts Festival
September 6
Downtown El Reno An art and entertainment tour through throughout El Reno's historic district includes an art show with live demonstration art, dancing, performing arts, and other visual arts entertainment. Also includes fine food and shopping. Contact Person: Codie Finnigan, 405-262-8888, www.elreno.org
Choctaw’s Old Germany Oktoberfest
September 6-8
Choctaw Creek Park, 23rd & Harper Participate in German Dances, indulge in German cuisine prepared on-site by Old Germany Restaurant and live German Oompah music throughout the three day event. Contact Person: Mike Turek, 405-390-8647, www.oldgermany.com
Bluegrass and Chili Festival
September 6-8
Claremore Expo Center and Expo Hall Free concerts by National and Regional artists – Mid America Regional Chili Cook-off, Quilt show, arts and crafts, car show, kiddie korral, talent contest and junior showcase. Free admission ($6.00 parking fee) Contact Person: Dell Davis 918-341-2818, ddavis@claremore.org
Fort Cobb Peanut Festival
September 6-8
Downtown & Fairgrounds Fort Cobb Peanut Festival is held in conjunction with the Annual Fort Cobb Fair with carnival booths, rides, games, food, peanut candy making contest, Peanut Princess Contest, parade, and poster contest. Contact Person: Dustin Tackett, 405-643-9933
Langley’s 14th Annual Boat Show
September 6-9
Arrowhead Yacht Club, Grand Lake This annual event draws antique and classic boats from a five state-area and over 1,000 spectators. Sharing the history of the boats by preserving them is important to the Heartland Chapters and this event provides an opportunity for the public to experience a nostalgic walk through the past. Contact Person: Brent Howard, 918-782-1855, www.heartland-classics.org
Atoka’s Boggy Bottom Classic Car and Truck Show
September 7-8
Atoka, Boggy Depot State Park Activities include a Poker Run, outdoor movie, car and truck show, model car show for all ages, games for kids, lifter toss, hula-hoop contest, bubble gum blowing contest and air filter throw. Contact Person: George Hall, 580-889-6065
Mustang’s 31st Annual Western Days & Open Rodeo
September 7-8
Mustang's single and largest event with crowds estimated at 50,000. Events include a chili cook-off, carnival, gospel sing, and an open rodeo. Other events are the Fun Run 5K, car show, food vendors, arts and crafts, parade, entertainment on stage, street dance, pet show, horse and buggy rides, hot air balloon rides, inflatables, petting zoo, carnival, and Armed Forces displays. Contact Person: Becky Julian, 405-376-2758, www.mustangchamber.com
Oklahoma City BBQ Festival
September 7-8
A group of teams compete for the winner of the best smoked meat, in different meat categories including chicken, brisket, ribs, and pork shoulder. An overall winner of all categories is declared. Contact Person: Murray Wade, 405-684-5899
Oklahoma Senior State Games
September 7-13
Oklahoma City Statewide Olympic style sports festival for persons 50 years and older. Expected participation of 400-800 contestants. This is the 21st Anniversary but first time in Oklahoma City. Contact Person: Doug Paulsen, 405-681-3266, www.okc.gov
Heisman Trophy Statue Dedication Honoring Jason White
September 8
Dedication will take place in Heisman Park, adjacent to Gaylord Family–Oklahoma Memorial Stadium two hours prior to kickoff. Dedication of the fourth of four statues honoring the University of Oklahoma’s Heisman trophy winners. A fifth statue on the OSU campus will honor Heisman winner Barry Sanders. Contact Person: Erica Reid, 405.842.4141 erica-reid@am.com
Newkirk’s Charlie Adams Day
September 8
Downtown Newkirk A one day festival celebrating Newkirk's heritage. Festival includes storytellers, re-enactors, gunfighters, music, a sanctioned Dutch oven cooking event, barbecue, poker run, classic cars, children's games, and arts and crafts. 2006 will be the 6th year. Contact Person: Ksren Dye, 580- 362- 2377
Poteau’s Rodeo Fays Festival
September 8
Downtown Poteau The events will include arts and crafts, food vendors, activities for children, stick horse show, carriage rides, and live music. Contact Person: Susan Jenson, 918-647-8648, www.poteaumainstreet.com
Weatherford’s Southwest Festival of the Arts
September 8
Clark/Means Park 34th Annual Southwest Festival of the Arts to include all arts: oil, acrylic, water colors, sculpture stained glass, graphics, pastels, photography, and virgin paper. Features local artists in dance, marshal arts, and song. Contact Person: Doug Garren, 580-712-1610, www.cityofweatherford.com
Vinita Calf Fry Festival
September 8
American Legion Complex, Vinita, OK The festival has more than 20 cooking teams preparing nearly 2,000 lbs. of fries. Includes the Professional Bull Riders Discovery Tour. Activities include a battle of the bands, Clydesdales, cowboy games, horseshoes, children's activities, arts and crafts, bull riding, and a dance. Contact Person: Jennifer Shaffer, 918-256-7133, www.vinita.com
Arbuckle Mountain 8th Annual Bluegrass Festival
September 9-15
Arbuckle Mountain Park, Davis, OK Events begin with Chamber of Commerce coffee and workshops. Events include open stage night. Other activities include stage shows with bluegrass and gospel bands and jamming throughout the park through the week. Contact Person: Rosemary Bowen, 405- 665- 5226 www.arbucklemtbluegrasspark.com
Chisholm Trail Cattle Drive
September 10 Start Date
Contact Person: Ronnie Green, 580-532-6393
Blackwell’s A Century of Heritage 100 Years of Kay County
September 11-15
Kay County Fairgrounds Highlighted events include a special section of the fairgrounds reserved for 1907 era exhibits with exhibitors dressed in 1907 era costume, music, prizes, food and games. There will be a special designated area for Native American cultural exhibits, dances and tribal history. Performances by high profile music artists from Oklahoma. The attendance for the annual event is over 20,000 visitors.Contact Person: Shane Frye, 580-363-4195, www.blackwellchamber.org
GYPSY
September 11-16
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, Tulsa Ticket information 918-596-7111, outside Tulsa 800-364-7111, www.celebrityattractions.com
Stillwater's 20th Anniversary Juke Joint Jog
September 13
Stillwater, OK A 5 km sanctioned run attracting over 600 competitive runners from Oklahoma and surrounding states. A family event with a one mile "Fun Run" for kids and a "Kids Fun Zone" with games and activities. Contact Person: Shelley Ricker, 405-377-2161
Coweta Fall Festival
September 13-15
Historic Downtown Coweta, OK The festival includes carnival rides, grandstand events, pageants, talent competitions, bake-off, and a parade. Children's activities include hot dog eating contest, frog jump, turtle races, and more. Contact Person: Misty Edwards, 918-486-2513, www.cowetafallfestival.com
The Oklahoma Centennial Exposition 2007
September 13-23
Oklahoma State Fair Park, Oklahoma City This exposition will commemorate 100 years of statehood and will spotlight our state’s history, heritage and culture. It will focus on the achievements of our state and its people, and offer a glimpse into Oklahoma’s future.
Hennessey’s “Oklahoma” (The Musical)
September 13-16
Hennessey High School Auditorium The musical "Oklahoma" performed by Hennessey residents. Contact Person: Beth Berkenbile, 405-853-4319 x 573
Tinker Tuskegee Airmen Memorial
September 14
Tinker Air Park, Tinker Air Force Base Dedication of a memorial to Major Charles B. Hall and the Tuskegee Airmen of the famous all-black World War II fighter squadron. The dedication will unveil a full size bronze statue of Major Charles B. Hall, an Oklahoma native. Contact Person: Colonel Dave Hofstadter, 405- 826- 4405
City of Grandfield Centennial Celebration
September 14-15
Downtown Grandfield, Oklahoma Activities include a parade, Native American dancers, street dance, talent contest, historical interpretations, demonstrations and exhibits, and a performance of the play "Oklahoma." Contact Person: Mayor Betty Mathis or city Manager Randy Clark, Chamber 580-479-3336 or City 580-479-5215
Alva’s Big Cruise & Car Show
September 14-16
Downtown Alva on the square A large multi-day celebration of cars, trucks, motorcycles, their history and the people who own them. Events include an old time traditional Cruise night, a free outdoor music concert, a beauty contest, free car show, engine horsepower dynameters, and nighttime monster truck car crush. Evening events include whoa & go contest, burn out contest, fireworks and much more. Contact Person: Norville Ritter, 580-327-3786 www.bigcruiseandcarshow.com
Sulphur’s Murray County Antique Tractor Show
September 14-16
Re-live old-time farming methods with live demonstrations of wheat threshing, hay bailing, corn shelling, log sawing, black smithing, broom making, rope making and more. View steam and gasoline tractors, small gas engines and a tractor rodeo. Contact Person: Jimmy Jo McGill, 580-622-4888, www.arbuckletourism.com/mcatia
El Reno’s Fort Reno Ghost Tours
September 15
Fort Reno Visitor Center & Historic buildings, El Reno, OK Historic interpreter relates Fort Reno ghost stories. Program includes presentation by "Ghost hunter" club from the Oklahoma City area. Contact Person: Bob Warren, 405- 262- 3987, www.fortreno.org
Fort Supply "Calvary Days"
September 15
Annual living history day provides public with education of the history of Fort Supply and Northwest Oklahoma. Contact Person: Bob Rea, 580-766-3767
Ponca City Birthday Bash
September 15
City Hall Grounds, Centennial Plaza The event offers historical re-enactors, food, local bands playing tunes on the plaza, walking tours with costumed period guides, and a birthday cake with ice cream. Contact Person: Jayne Detten, 580-763-8082, www.poncacitymainstreet.com
Perry’s 114th Cherokee Strip Celebration
September 15
Perry, Oklahoma Activities to include a parade, entertainment, food vendors, arts and crafts, gunfights, horseshoe pitching contest, Fun Run, 5k Run, rodeos and carnivals. Kids activities include the Tiny Tot Review and Lil' Settlers Run. Contact Person: Kaylen Martens, 580-336-4684, www.perryokchamber.com
Warner's 20th Annual Cow Chip Day
September 15
Activities include a parade, carnival rides, craft booths, car/motor/cycle show, live music, chili cook-off, food vendors, and Cow Drop Bingo! Contact Person: Carla Reed, 918-463-2696
Elk City’s Route 66 Days
September 15-16
Elk City Convention Center, Elk City, OK One of the largest indoor shows in Western Oklahoma with exhibitors from many states to showcase their arts and crafts. Local talent is provided and a variety of food. Contact Person: Pamela Gregory, 580- 225- 0207, www.elkcitychamber.com
2007 Oklahoma Foundation Quarter Horse Registry Horse Shows
September 15-16
With a strong Oklahoma tradition of ranching, these shows will showcase the working ranch horse in classes such as Ranch Cutting, Team Doctoring, and Working Ranch Horse. Contact Person: Marilyn Duncan, 405-392-2081, www.okfghr.com
Tulsa's Oklahoma Centennial Botanical Garden Celebration
September 15-16
A two-day celebration of the botanical garden with educational and entertainment programs for all ages. Contact Person: Pearl Garrison, 918-728-2707
Wakita’s “The Oklahoma I Remember” Cherokee Strip Celebration
September 15-16
Main Street To honor the remaining few sons and daughters of the Cherokee Strip Settlers and other descendants. Events include a memorial service, parade, entertainment, and church and memorial service. Contact Person: Alvin Jones, 580-594-2251
“Pioneer Statue” Aviators Monument
September 16-22
Vance AFB Project dedication will take place during Cherokee Strip Celebration Week Broken Arrow, OK Contact: Michael G. Cooper, 918.230.7754
Shattuck’s A Centennial Celebration, Under the Windmills
September 16
Shattuck Windmill Museum and Park The event will take place in a park containing 46 vintage windmills. On site are a reconstructed dugout and a turn of the century farmhouse which will be a part of early Oklahoma farm and ranch demonstrations. A western music band will entertain during an authentic Chuck wagon supper. Contact Person: Phillis Ballew, www.shattuckwindmillmuseum.org
Guymon Fiesta
September 16
Texas County Activity Center, City of Guymon Festival to celebrate the Hispanic culture with entertainment including folkloric dances. Activities include an art village, food vendors, pi–atas, kids activities, and a Hispanic band concert. Contact Person: Soila Avalos, 580-338-5838
Stillwater United Way Day of Caring
September 20
Stillwater, OK Over 400 volunteers from across the community meet at social service agency locations to paint, scrape, clean, roof, mop, rake, and mow. Contact Person: Shelley Ricker, 405-377-2161
Northwestern Normal School First Day of Class Celebration
September 20
Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Alva Campus Northwestern Normal School was established in 1897 with September 20 marking the first day of class. Observance of the first day of class include tours of a restored one room school house located on campus, displays, speakers, and reenactments of early days in education. Contact Person: Dr. Mike Knedler, 580-327-8590, www.nwosu.edu/110/
Tulsa’s 47th Annual Greek Holiday
September 20-22
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Tulsa, OK Greek Holiday, Tulsa's oldest ethnic festival, gives 5,000 to 6,000 guests a taste of Greek culture during its annual 3-day run. Six groups, in authentic costumes, will perform dances from throughout Greece. Contact Person: Demetrius Bereolos, 918- 583- 2082 http://holytrinity.ok.goarch.org
Route 66 Series: The Mother Road
Sept 20- Nov 1
Art Exhibit El Reno, OK Contact: Dr. Juanita Krittenbrink, 405-422-1253
Cyril’s Centennial Celebration
September 21-22
Cyril Rodeo Arena Complex & Cyril High School Art and photography displays, by the community, will exhibit both past and present. Historical slide shows will play continuously with pictures & history of the community. Saturday enjoy old fashioned chores like churning butter or old fashioned games like the cow patty toss and horseshoes. Storytelling, music, entertainment and a Native American pow-wow are also included. "Walk Through Time" activity allows visitors to take a walk through the history of the community from 1900's to 2007. Celebration will end with a fireworks extravaganza. Contact Person: Mandy Camp, 580-464-2411
Shawnee’s Oklahoma State Centennial Celebration
September 21-22
A two day celebration that includes a parade, entertainment and activities for the entire family. Contact Person: Beverly Mosman, 405- 275- 8412, www.shawneeok.org
Miami's Native American Festival
September 21-23
To focus on the history and culture of Native Americans through performances by dancers and storytellers, art displays, crafts for children, and authentic food. Contact Person: Suzanne Hubbard, 918-542-4435
Oklahoma Red Hat Convention
September 21-23
Oklahoma City Sheraton Hotel downtown Red Hat Society in Oklahoma City, the “Hot Tomatoes” are hosting their Annual Oklahoma State convention. Contact Person: Wynelle Record 405- 946-1492, www.orgsites.com/ok/okredhatconv2006/index.html
Ponca City’s 21st Annual Cherokee Strip Barb-B-Que and Chili Cook-off
September 21-22
Lake Ponca. Ponca City, OK The day's activities include judging of professional and amateur Bar-B-Q and Chili recipes. Other activities include a silent auction and musical entertainment. This event draws from surrounding states and is well supported by the local community. Contact Person: Melanie Wright, 580-762-9102
Frederick Centennial Square Dedication
September 22
Frederick, OK Contact: Bill Crawford, 580.335.2168 Dana Greer, 580.335.5689
Perkins Old Settlers Harvest Fest 2007
September 22
Annual celebration of Perkins' history with a parade, musical entertainment, car show, rides and games for kids, a horseshoe tournament, vendors, and many more. Contact Person: Rena Hines, 405-747-6809
Redman Triathlon
September 22
A triathlon with a 1,500 meter swim in the Oklahoma River, a 24.9 mile bicycle challenge through streets around the Capitol, and a 10km run through Bricktown. Contact Person: James Bast, 405-623-6606
Shawnee’s Sante Fe Homecoming
September 22
Shawnee’s Sante Fe Homecoming Sante Fe Depot Museum A celebration honoring Pottawatomie County Railroad employees and first families. Included in the event is storytelling, activities, and fun for the whole family. Contact Person: Beverly Mosman, 405-275-8412, www.santefedepotmuseum.org
Tulsa’s Cherry Brook Art 22
September 22
Brookside & Cherry Street, Tulsa, OK More than 60 Oklahoma artists display their creations in two historic districts. Contact Person: Pat Kroblin, 918- 260- 7680, www.shopbrookside.com
Oklahoma Museums Association Annual Fall Conference
September 26-28
Elk City The OMA Annual Fall Conference attracts museum staff, volunteers, board members and interested individuals across the state an includes keynote speakers, breakout sessions, evening events, pre-conference workshops, networking luncheons, awards ceremony, town-hall meeting and much more. Contact Person: Brenda Granger, 405-424-7757, bgranger@okmusuems.org
Chickasha's Rose Hill Cemetery Historic Tour
September 27-29
An annual tour of the city's historic cemetery. Costumed actors bring history "to life" highlighting historic events. This year's tour focuses on individuals who experienced the transformation of Indian Territory to the great state of Oklahoma. Contact Person: Julie Bohannon, 405-574-1320
Gene Autry Oklahoma Film & Music Festival
September 27-30
Gene Autry Oklahoma Museum Live performance by western / cowboy artists (singing, playing, and poetry.) Panel discussions, films, western art displays, celebrity autograph sessions (western movie stars), workshops, and vendors. Contact Person: Elvin Sweeten, 580-294-3047 www.cow-boy.com/festival.htm
Woodward Community Centennial Downtown Celebration
September 28-29
Celebration includes parades, craft and food vendors, beef cook off, children's activities, live entertainment, and car and motorcycle show. Downtown merchants decorate windows in Centennial history. Contact Person: Katherine Upchurch, 580-256-7411
Last Frontier Council Camporee
September 28-30
Partnership with the US Army School of Fire at Ft. Sill and the Oklahoma National Guard to conduct a Council Camporee. Includes scout activities and competitions for all ages, exhibits exploring life during the time of statehood, an Indian village, and agricultural advances. Contact Person: Thomas J. Duggar, 1-888-841-1114
Lawton’s 28th Annual International Festiv
September 28-30
Lawton’s 28th Annual International Festival Elmer Thomas Park, 3rd Street & Ferris Ave, Lawton, OK Activities include non-stop multi-cultural entertainment on three stages, children's games and activities, vendors, and food court. Contact Person: Billie Whipp, 580-581-3470, www.cityoflawton.ok.us/LAHC
Major County Old Time Threshing Bee
September 28-30
Major County Historical Society showgrounds Experience pioneer life with threshing, plowing, sawmilling, straw baling, and grain milling demonstrations with antique steam and gas powered tractors. Also harvest corn during the show with antique equipment. The blacksmith shop will be open with active smithys. A large display of antique farm machinery will be on hand and a restored pioneer church, school house and original train depot are open for public display. Contact Person: Levi Martens, 580-227-2265, www.mchsok.com
Oklahoma Wildlife Expo
September 28-30
Lazy E Arena, Guthrie, Oklahoma An experience to enjoy the Oklahoma outdoors where visitors fish, shoot, kayak, mountain bike, and see and touch wildlife. Free to the public. Contact Person: Rhonda Hurst, 405-522-6279, www.wildlifedepartment.com
Braman’s Centennial Bash
September 29
Main Street & Park, Braman, OK Activities include a quilt show, picnic in the park, children's games, horse show tournament, vendors, school children's art contest, talent show, volleyball tournament, Kaw Nation dancers, old car display, and recognition of local military service persons and veterans at the "Heroes' Tribute" site. Contact Person: Mayor Jerry Johnston, 580-385-2169
Cushing’s 19th Annual Festival in the Park
September 29
Cushing Memorial Park, 5th & Little, Cushing, OK An outdoor juried art show set in a festival atmosphere complete with live music, children's activities, food, beverage and other entertainment. Two stages will provide dance, band, and vocal performances. Contact Person: Priscilla Smith, 918- 225- 2400, www.cushingchamber.org
Sayre Route 66 Hoot & Scoot
September 29
Downtown Sayre Celebrate the unique history of Route 66 and the West with an All Wheels Car Show, poker run, bike rally, live country entertainment, food vendors, trade show, and a free style motocross show. The evening ends with an authentic country western street dance. Contact Person: Niki Callahan, 580-928-2514, www.sayreok.net
Slaughterville Grape Harvest and Wine Festival
September 29
Slaughterville Town Center A festival to taste locally produced grape juices, wines and honey. Activities to include stage entertainment, crafts, food, and children's activities. Includes the grape stomp, Busy Bee Pumpkin Patch, big belly bar-b-que, and farm and antique auto shows. Contact Person: Marsha Blair, 405- 872-3000, www.slaughterville@sbcglobal.net
Stone Bluff Cellars Wine Festival
September 29
Stone Bluff Cellars, Stone Bluff, OK The festival includes strolling through the vineyards, music, wine tasting, food and more. Contact Person: Pat Kroblin, 918- 482- 5655, www.stonebluff.com
100 Years of Dolls - A Centennial Celebration 1907-2007
September 29-30
A competition for cloth, sculpture and china painted dolls. Includes a theme competition class in recognition of Oklahoma's 100th birthday. A banquet program presents the history of dolls in Oklahoma. Contact Person: Nevaleen Joy Selmat, 580-594-2977
Broken Arrow’s Heritage Quilt Show
September 29-30
Tulsa Technology Center, Broken Arrow, OK Commemorates the art of making quilts over the last 100 years. Hand sewn to the newest machine made quilts with quilts. Approximately 200 quilts will be shown. "Antique" quilts (100 years or older), "wearable" quilted items, and demonstrations. Contact Person: Judi Davis, 918- 455- 0151
Bartlesville's "Oklahoma Moderne: The Art and Design of Olinka Hardy"
Sept 29-Jan 13
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Price Tower Arts Center The exhibition examines the work and development of the Czech-American artist and designer Olinka Hrdy, a native Oklahoman. The exhibition surveys her career from her education at the University of Oklahoma (1920's) to career in California. Contact Person: Jennifer Cordero, 918- 336- 4949, www.pricetower.org
Norman Public Library Hispanic Festival
September 30
225 N. Webster, Norman, OK 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. The festival celebrates the Hispanic culture with music and dance in the street, children's activities, author presentations, storytelling, a marketplace, refreshments and exhibits of art and culture. Contact Person: Susan Gregory, 405-701-2600, www.justsoyouknow.com
Granite's Centennial and Oktoberfest Celebration
October
Celebration includes German music, dancing, food, craft booths, children's activities, and dedication of the new Centennial Park. Contact Person: Robyn Monday, 580-535-2116
Skiatook’s Arts Rage in the Osage
October
Skiatook High School Events include an Art Show with 75 juried booths of Oklahoma Native American Arts, displays of invited artisans' unique work, and work with area high school juniors and seniors. "Territory" speakers will discuss historical Oklahoma events. An Osage area Quilt Show "Art of the Heart" with 100 prize winning quilts will depict Oklahoma history through quilts. Free admission. Contact Person: Jack Rankin, 918-396-4848, www.artsrage.com
Hooker’s Tacky Dinner Theatre – Melodrama
October
Hooker Elementary School An original melodrama and a tacky meal featuring "fractured" Oklahoma history. A well-known event done as a tribute to the past and the state's history as it pertains to No Man's Land. Contact Person: Arvel White, 580-652-3131
Hayes Family Ozark Stream Exhibit Soft Opening
October 1
Oklahoma Aquarium, Jenks, OK Contact: Kenny Alexopoulus 918.528.1536
47th Annual Conference of the Western History Association
October 3-7
Cox Convention Center, Oklahoma City Founded in 1961 by a group of professional and vocational historians bound by their belief in the American West as a place rich in history and deserving of further study. As stated in the WHA constitution, "Its purpose shall be to promote the study of the North American West in its varied aspects and broadest sense." Contact person: John Hampton Marshall, 405-848-5715 marshjamd4@sbcglobal.net
Antlers Deer Festival
October 5-6
An outdoor wildlife related arts and crafts, hunting and fishing equipment, Whitetail displays, Deer Camp Chili contest, “Cutest Kids in Camo” contest, live music, chainsaw art contest and wildlife art exhibit. Contact Person: Scott Pace, 580- 298- 3530
Honobia Big Foot Festival
October 5-7
An event to include Big Foot story telling, arts and crafts, vendors and live music. Also includes Big Foot tours. Contact Person: Katie Cogburn, 580- 244- 3292
Camp Radziminski and Laing School, Con. Dist. #1
October 6
Norman, OK Contact: Bob McDonald 405.329.7904
Cleveland’s Pioneer Day “Celebrating State Centennial”
October 6
Downtown Cleveland An all day family event in downtown Cleveland that offers a celebration of our pioneer heritage. Activities include parade, kid's games, carnival, arts and crafts, food vendors, live music, contests, car bash, and street dance. Contact Person: Diana Tilley- Esparza, 918- 358- 2131, www.chamberofcleveland.com
Tulsa’s 38th Annual Tulsa Zoo Run
October 6
Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum The 6th largest running event in Oklahoma and the 2nd oldest running event in Tulsa. A 5k, 10k and 1-mile family fun run. Zoo Run 2006 will be themed with bison and will recognize family and fitness in Oklahoma. Contact Person: Brooke Massie, 918-669-6608, www.tulsazoo.org
McAlester’s Old Town Festival
October 6
North Main Street The Old Town Festival includes the J.J. McAlester Mansion open house, time capsule opening (dated from 1906), historic walking tour, open car shows featuring classic and antique cars, live entertainment, food vendors, carnival rides, tours, gun fight and bank robbery shows, moon jumps, and many more. Contact Person: Edward Gray, 918- 329- 9434, www.oldtownassociation.com
Yukon’s Oklahoma Czech Festival
October 6
An annual festival held since 1966 to promote authentic Czech heritage. Activities include a parade, carnival, and Czech entertainment with singing and dancing. Authentic dinners served with Kolache and Kielbasa sandwiches. Contact Person: Majorie Jezek, 405-206-8142, www.oklahomaczechfestival.com
Drumright’s 35th Annual Oil Patch Jamboree
October 6
Whitlock Park, Drumright, OK To honor the oil heritage and those who have worked Drumright. The Oil Patch Jamboree sponsors a sanctioned parade, and skateboard and horseshoe contests. Includes and entertainment throughout the day and evening. Contact Person: Holly Maschino, 918-352-2204 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., www.drumright.org
Muldrow's Old Settlers Day
October 6
An annual event featuring music and demonstrations, entertainment, games, crafts, and food. Contact Person: Connie Brunk, 918-427-5626
Ponca City’s OktoberFest
October 6-7
Marland Estate Grounds, Ponca City, OK Family oriented festival with over 100 arts and craft booths; children's area with rides and games; food booths; sports tent; and live entertainment. Contact Person: David Keathly, 580-767-0420 or 800- 422-8340
Claremore’s J.M. Davis Good Old Days
October 7
J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum An annual celebration in the true spirit of the West. Feature events include live music, Indian dancers, historic artisans, crafts and a live working gunsmith. Fun for the entire family. Contact Person: Kim Thompson, 918- 341- 5707, www.thegunmuseum.com
Oklahoma Centennial Regatta Festival, Oklahoma River
October 11-14
Regatta Park, Downtown Oklahoma City Two premier events include the USA Rowing World Challenge and the Oklahoma City University Head of the Oklahoma, as well as live music and entertainment, art show, wine tasting, children’s area, and fireworks each evening. The festival closes with athletes joining Oklahomans in celebrating Oklahoma’s 100th anniversary at the Oklahoma Centennial Parade on October 14. Contact: Mike Knopp 405-412-0766, mknopp@chesapeakeboathouse.org, www.oklahomaregatta.com
Latino Heritage Celebration
October 12
Oklahoma City, Omniplex 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. To educate, appreciate and promote the contributions of the culture, arts and heritage of the Latino population of Oklahoma. The 2006 theme is 'Mi Casa Su Casa, Mi Cultural Su Cultural." Includes color guard presentation, benediction, keynote speaker, free food, and performances from various Latino groups depicting various countries of Latin decent. Contact Person: Elizabeth Fine, 405-521-3529, elizabeth.fine@okdhs.org
Oologah Dog Iron Centennial Days
October 12-13
Downtown Oologah, OK A parade starts the festivities in historic downtown Oologah with events including an antique tractor pull, car show, children's activities, and historical reenactments. Contact Person: Carolyn Estes, 918-443-2428 x 26
Roff's Oktoberfest
October 13
A one-day event with food and craft booths, live entertainment, parade, and children's activities. Contact Person: Helen Crawford, 580-456-7774 or 580-456-7495
Ponca City’s 6th Annual Music Festival Blues for Food
October 13
Ponca City 101 Ranch Rodeo Arena Come join a day filled with music, food, and fun for the entire family including all day music from locals and other top name acts from around the state and a horseshoe tournament. Contact Person: Garland Kent, Jr., 580-762-5509
Vinita’s Oktoberfest
October 13
Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Vinita, Oklahoma An annual event featuring live entertainment, dancing, food vendors, and arts and crafts. Children's activities include face painting, games and a petting zoo. Contact Person: Ethel Spaudling, 918-256-7118, www.vinita.com
Global Oklahoma – A Festival of Cultures
October 13
Rose State College Campus, Midwest City, Oklahoma Over twenty international cultures come together to celebrate Oklahoma's diverse heritage through more than 70 educational and cultural exhibits, five stages of live entertainment, food court, art contests, children's activities and school displays. Approximately 7,000 visitors attend each year. All activities are handicapped accessible. Free parking and admission. Contact Person: Lisa Price, 405-736-0313, www.rose.edu/commfriend/globok
Guthrie Centennial Wild West Show
October 13-14
Logan County Fairgrounds, Guthrie, Oklahoma A two-day Centennial Wild West Show at the Foundation Arena within the Logan County Fairgrounds in Guthrie. The show will feature Wild West show performances that present the history of Oklahoma during territorial and statehood days, such as horse-drawn hitch teams, trick roping and other common western events. Contact Person: Guthrie Centennial Office 405-282-0880, Guthrie Chamber of Commerce 405-282-1947 or visit website at www.guthrieok.com
Heritage Hills Historic Home & Garden Tour
October 13-14
Heritage Hills Historic Preservation District An annual event to heighten awareness and appreciation for the architectural uniqueness and the cultural heritage of Oklahoma City's oldest historic district. This 41st consecutive historic home tour highlights historic homes and gardens reflecting Oklahoma City's past. Contact Person: Jane Holcombe, 405- 524- 2140
2007 Oklahoma Foundation Quarter Horse Registry Horse Shows
October 13-14
With a strong Oklahoma tradition of ranching, these shows will showcase the working ranch horse in classes such as Ranch Cutting, Team Doctoring, and Working Ranch Horse. Contact Person: Marilyn Duncan, 405-392-2081, www.okfghr.com
Enid’s Oktoberfest
October 14
Cherokee Strip Conference Center and Plaza, Downtown Enid 11:00am -8:00pm Tickets are $5.00 in advance, $6.00 at the gate. Authentic German and Czech Polka music will be showcased featuring bands from Oklahoma and the Dave Salmons Band from Omaha, NE. Other entertainment includes clogging, twirling, and a dance contest with cash prizes. Children’s activities include moonwalk, pumpkin decorating and a special children’s booth sponsored by Leonardo’s. Big screen televisions to broadcast the OU/TX and OSU football games. Food booths will offer genuine German fare including Bratwurst Reuben sandwiches, bierocks, pretzels and more. Also an authentic German Biergarten featuring several German imports and special Oktoberfest blends. Grand prize giveaway drawing. Contact Person: Lindy Chambers, 580-234-1052, www.mainstreetenid.org
Oklahoma Centennial Parade
October 14
Downtown Oklahoma City, 2:00 p.m. A spectacular parade in the tradition of America’s grandest parades will sweep through downtown Oklahoma City, as part of Oklahoma’s Centennial Celebration. Magnificent floats, spirited bands, gigantic balloons and award-winning performers will present 1 1/2 hours of continual entertainment. Oklahoma’s autumns typically provide warm and clear weather, and free general admission and reasonably priced reserved seating offer everyone a good view.
Tulsa’s Tour of Historic Homes
October 14
Brady Heights Historic District Most of the homes in Brady Heights, built between 1904 and 1930, feature leaded glass, carriage houses and broad porches, reflecting Oklahoma's early elegance. The tour will focus on Oklahoma's early political, spiritual and social leaders as told through the architecture they left behind. Contact Person: Michelle Barnett, 918- 592- 9135
Ring Of Fire
October 16-21
Civic Center Music Hall, Oklahoma City Contact Person: Libby First, 800- 869-1451 (tickets) www.celebrityattractions.com
Oklahoma Aviation and Space Hall of Fame- Centennial Celebration
October 17
The Oklahoma Aviation and Space Hall of Fame was established in 1979 to honor Oklahomans who have contributed to the advancement of aviation and space science, the development of the aerospace industry and the use of air power in defense of our nation. This celebration will honor the memory of Oklahoma's aviation pioneers and will celebrate the achievements of those who have followed in their footsteps. Contact Person: Suzette Ellison, sellison@omniplex.org
El Reno’s Centennial at Fort Reno
October 18-21
Historic Fort Reno Living history depictions and tributes to the people (politicians, homesteaders, boomers, U.S. Calvary, Buffalo Soldiers, drovers, and Native Americans) as Oklahoma and Indian Territory transitioned to statehood. The event will involve Post Cemetery tombstone tales, living history camps on the historical parade grounds, educational interpretations, Civil War and Indian War Military camps and event reenactments. Contact Person: Bob Warren, 405- 262-3987, www.fortreno.org
National Council for Geographic Education Annual Conference
October 18-21
To promote the preparation of geographic educators in areas of content, teaching techniques, and the learning process. Encourages and supports research on geographic education and develops, publishes, and promotes the use of curriculum, resource, and learning materials. On average more than 500 geographers participate each year. Contact Person: Dr. Fred Shelley, 405-325-5325
Tulsa’s Oktoberfest
October 18-21
River West Festival Park, 2100 S. Jackson, Tulsa, OK The festival offers fun for all ages and interests: A children's tent and carnival, Sports CafŽ, a beer house, an eating tent and garden and open market featuring authentic German food and merchandise. More than 60,000 people attend the festival. Contact Person: Laurie Smith, 918-744-9700, www.tulsaoktoberfest.org
Hugo’s Balloon Days
October 19-21
Event includes hot air balloons, airshow, arts and crafts, fun jumps and live music. Contact Person: Judy Wilson, 580- 326- 7511, www.hugo-chamber@sbcglobal.net
El Reno’s Fort Reno Ghost Tours
October 20
Fort Reno Visitor Center & Historic buildings, El Reno, OK Historic interpreter relates Fort Reno ghost stories. Program includes presentation by "Ghost hunter" club from the Oklahoma City area.Contact Person: Bob Warren, 405- 262- 3987, www.fortreno.org
Statehood Constitutional Convention Dramatizations
October 20
Scottish Rite Masonic Center, Guthrie, Oklahoma The Guthrie Centennial Committee and the Guthrie Scottish Rite Masonic Center will present historical dramatizations of the First State 1907 Constitutional Convention, originally held in Guthrie in the months prior to statehood. The re-enactments will be performed by Junior/Senior High School students. Contact Person: Guthrie Centennial Office 405-282-0880, Guthrie Chamber of Commerce 405-282-1947, Scottish Rite Temple 405-282-1281, or visit website at www.guthrieok.com
McLoud’s Chili Cook-Off
October 20
McLoud Main Street A chili cook-off and wine tasting with more than 30 chili chefs and vineyards throughout the state participating. Includes arts and crafts vendors, quilt show, children's games, and live music. Contact Person: Bob Brooks, 405- 964- 6566, www.mcloudchamber.com
Woodward's Centennial Series of Events
October 20
Scheduled events include The Kruger Brothers, bluegrass music; Lynn Trefzger, comedy ventriloquism; Youth Art Show, featuring artists in 5-12 grades; Dinner Theatre, live theatre; Western Art Show, various artists; 13th Annual Summer Arts Camp, week long day camp for 8-18 yr olds; Missoula Childrens' Theatre, with 75 local students; and "Oklahoma!", musical presentation the Centennial. Contact Person: Jeanie Raymer, 580-256-7120
Oklahoma Panhandle (No Man’s Land) Centennial Festival
October 20
Beaver and Beaver Dunes State Park Festival includes story telling, singing, and music from Oklahomans to celebrate Oklahoma's 100th birthday. Displays of Oklahoma heritage and culture are placed throughout the park to illustrate the way of life in 1907. Contact Person: Don Jenkins, City Manager, 580-625-3331 (Day) or 580-625-4256 (Evening)
Okmulgee’s Great West Chili Fest and Bluegrass Festival
October 20
Downtown Square, Okmulgee, Oklahoma Festival includes the Chili Fest in downtown, three Bluegrass bands, Chili Chase 5k race, and a downtown dog costume contest. Contact Person: Nolan Crowley, 918-758-1015, www.okmulgeetourism.com
2007 Oklahoma Centennial Torch Run
October 23-31
Throughout Oklahoma and through six Centennial sites A week-long event to promote and celebrate Oklahoma, Law Enforcement and Special Olympics. A "Flame of Hope" will run throughout many communities within the state to kick-off the International Law Enforcement Torch Run Conference. Contact Person: Adrian DeWendt, 405-670-3456, www.sook.org
NABRICO Annual Meeting
October 24-26
Annual convention of the 21 member companies, who write lawyers professional liability insurance companies across the Unites States and Canada. Contact Person: Phillip D. Fraim, 405-236-8205
Erick’s Roger Miller Festival
October 27
Downtown Erick An outdoor musical entertainment with free admission to the Roger Miller Museum and the 100th Meridian Museum. Activities include craft booths, food booths, children's activities, evening concert at Clifford Macklin Auditorium, car show, and motorcycle show. Contact Person: Glenda West, 580-526-3332, www.rogermillermuseum.com
Idabel’s Fall Fest
October 27
Fun-filled family festival. Contact Person: Mark Ezell, 580- 286- 3305, info@idabelchamber.com
Tulsa’s Boo Ha Ha on Brookside
October 27
Brookside- 33rd-51st S. Peoria, Tulsa, OK Oklahoma's largest Halloween Celebration includes a pancake breakfast, trick or treating, pet costume contest, and the annual Boo Ha Ha parade. Contact Person: Pat Kroblin, 918- 260- 7680, www.shopbrookside.com
Westville Oklahoma Harvest
October 27
Downtown, Williams Street, Westville, OK The community involved event includes a 5k run, old-fashioned street carnival with live music and street dance, cake walks, and games. Dress and events to reflect Oklahoma's past. Contact Person: Patsy Winn, 918-723-3243, www.townofwestville.com
Talihina’s Fall Festival
October 27-28
Talihina School An annual Fall Foliage Festival including arts and crafts, food, live entertainment, and a car show. The festival coincides with the peak season for the foliage in the Ouachita Mountains and along the National Scenic Byway, "Talimena Scenic Drive." Contact Person: Vera Nelson, 918-567-3434, www.talihinacc.com
National Rural Education Association Centennial Convention
October 27-31
Reed Center, Midwest City The National Rural Education Association houses at the University of Oklahoma, and will host its Centennial Convention. This will be a National Convention and draws approximately 300 delegates nationwide. Contact Person: Bob Mooneyham 405-325-7959, bmooneyham@ou.edu
National Conference of Tribal Libraries, Museums and Archives
Oct 28 – Nov 1
Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center, Oklahoma City Third Annual National Conference of Tribal Libraries, Museum, and Archives. Entitled "Guardians of Language, Memories, and Lifeways," the 4-day event is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Contact Person: Susan Feller, 405-522-3259
Route 66 Series: The Mother Road
November 1
Presentation El Reno, OK Contact: Dr. Juanita Krittenbrink 405-422-1253
Seventh Native American Symposium: The Oklahoma Centennial
November 1-2
Durant, Southeastern Oklahoma State University The Native American Symposium is an academic conference held every other year on the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant. The theme of the symposium for 2007 will be the Oklahoma Centennial. Papers, presentations, films and other creative work on all aspects of Native American studies and culture, with a special emphasis on Oklahoma history and issues of sovereignty and statehood. A prominent Native American will be the keynote speaker. Contact Person: Dr. Mark B. Spencer, 580-745-2921, www.sosu.edu/nas
2007 Special Olympics International Law Enforcement Torch Run
November 1-4
Conference, Oklahoma City Conference includes over 1,000 law enforcement officials from all 50 states and 35 countries. Oklahoma awarded the honor of hosting the 2007 Conference to support Special Olympics and to help celebrate the Oklahoma Centennial year. Contact Person: Adrian DeWendt, 405-670-3456, www.sook.org
“Grapes of Wrath”
November 1-11
Stage Center – Downtown Oklahoma City Performance of Frank Galati's "Grapes of Wrath" by the Shakespeare in the Park performers at Stage Center. Contact Person: David Holt, 405-340-1222, www.oklahomashakespeare.com
Norman’s “The History of Oklahoma & Congress”
November 1-30
Norman Public Library, 225 N. Webster, Norman, Oklahoma The exhibit features the depression, the WPA and war; uses six wooden panels containing text and photographs in the center of the library for viewing. Text written by Danny Goble of OU. Contact Person: Susan Gregory, 405-701-2600, www.pioneer.lib.ok.us
Route 66 Series: The Mother Road
November 2
Bus Tour El Reno, OK Contact: Dr. Juanita Krittenbrink 405-422-1253
Shawnee’s Red Dirt Book Festival: Oklahoma Character
November 2-3
Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center A tradition of reading, writing, and talking through the exchange of stories, ideas, and lives. Authors and storytellers with Oklahoma ties will give presentations, discussions, and workshops. Contact Person: Julia Harmon, 405- 275- 6353, www.reddirtbookfestival.com
Claremore’s Will Rogers Days
November 2-4
Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch & Will Rogers Memorial Will Rogers Days celebrates the birth of famed humorist Will Rogers with a variety of events and activities at the Will Rogers birthplace ranch in Oologah and the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore. The event includes a birthday party, a parade in downtown Claremore and a wreath laying ceremony at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum. Contact Person: Michelle Lefebvre- Carter, 918- 341- 0719 or 800- 324- 9455, www.willrogers.com
Woodward's Centennial Series of Events
November 8-10
Scheduled events include The Kruger Brothers, bluegrass music; Lynn Trefzger, comedy ventriloquism; Youth Art Show, featuring artists in 5-12 grades; Dinner Theatre, live theatre; Western Art Show, various artists; 13th Annual Summer Arts Camp, week long day camp for 8-18 yr olds; Missoula Childrens' Theatre, with 75 local students; and "Oklahoma!", musical presentation to celebrate the Centennial. Contact Person: Jeanie Raymer, 580-256-7120
Watts School Veteran’s Day Program
November 9
Watts, OK The tradition of the program to honor the three young men from the school who died in World War II. All area veterans and encouraged to attend and be introduced with each veteran to have a student host. Oklahoma's rich military history displayed. Contact Person: Wynona Gray, 918-422-5132
Redlands Annual Quilt Conference: Celebrating 100 Years of Women in Oklahoma
November 9-10
Redlands Community College Conference Center Two day conference includes an historic Oklahoma Centennial Quilt exhibit (81 quilts), Oklahoma History in Quilts presentation, story-telling, and quilting classes. Contact Person: Sherry Wietelman, 405-422-1465
Stillwater's Quilting: Past & Present
November 9-10
A celebration of quilting in Oklahoma through a special display of heritage quilts. Depicts present day quilting styles as well as future of quilting through a non-judged quilt display. Contact Person: Valerie Stallings, 405-372-1039
Lincoln County Territorial Militia Ball & Centennial Weekend
November 9 -11
Chandler Contact Person: Marilyn Emde 405- 258-0008 Friday – November 9th Veteran’s Day Powwow by the Sac & Fox Nation to honor their veterans. Saturday – November 10th Pancake breakfasts, Veteran’s Day Parade, Take-a-Veteran to lunch, Sidewalk sales, Children’s programs at the Children’s Historical Research Center in Chandler, Grand opening of the restored “Old Armory” on Rt. 66 with tours and reception and The Territorial Ball that will take place at the original Armory and is a salute and commemoration to the Oklahomans that served in the Armed Forces of the United States. The ball will depict all periods of the militia and the 45th Division. All Oklahoma’s senior military leaders, past and present will be invited as guests. Sunday – November 11th Activities at the Park and civic and service club special events
Blackwell’s Celebrate Oklahoma Centennial in America’s Hometown
November 10
Downtown Blackwell, VFW and High School Auditorium Veterans' Day celebration including a parade, area bands, saddle clubs, civic clubs, a float contest, and featuring area Indian tribes and area centenarians. Centennial displays in storefronts along the parade route. A fireworks show following the community presentation of the play "Oklahoma". Contact Person: Shane Frye, 580-363-4195, www.blackwellchamber.org
Wagoner Centennial Hall
November 10
Wagoner Renovation of Historic City Hall Building Contact: Kenneth Peters 918.720.4000
Guthrie’s Centennial 2007 Statehood Week Celebration
November 10-17
Guthrie Contact Person: Guthrie Centennial Office 405-282-0880, Guthrie Chamber of Commerce 405-282-1947 or visit website at www.guthriecentennial.com The nation’s largest historical district serves as the setting for a week of activities in Oklahoma’s first capital. Events on November 16 include re-enactments from Statehood Day 1907, a parade and a barbecue. Saturday, November 10 Veterans Day Parade and Ceremonies in Downtown Guthrie Sunday, November 11 Choral Concert (TBD) Monday, November 12 Farm & Ranch Centennial Day (TBD) Tuesday, November 13 Events to be determined Wednesday, November 14 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Youth Statehood Recognition 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Oklahoma Athletic Heritage Reception at Oklahoma Sports Museum Thursday, November 15 12:00 Noon – Oklahoma Legislature Convenes at First Legislative Hall 7:00 p.m. – Sunset Ceremony at Logan County Fairgrounds in Guthrie Friday, November 16 Statehood Day! Oklahoma’s first capital, now the nation’s largest historical district, serves as the setting for the re-enactment of events that took place on Oklahoma’s first Statehood Day, November 16, 1907. Citizens, state dignitaries, historians and others – all in period clothing – will stage the announcement of the presidential proclamation, the gubernatorial inauguration, the ceremonial wedding between Miss Indian Territory and Mr. Oklahoma Territory, and an inaugural parade with antique cars, horse drawn vehicles and marching bands. A barbecue in a historic park follows but allows visitors ample time to make the 35-minute drive to Oklahoma City for afternoon and evening activities. 9:16 a.m. Announcement of Oklahoma as 46th State 10:00 a.m. Historical Re-Enactments at Carnegie Library 12:00 Noon Statehood Day Parade 1:00 p.m. Statehood Day Barbeque at Mineral Wells Park 3:00 p.m. Events in Guthrie conclude to convene at Ford Center Gala! Saturday, November 17 7:00 p.m. – Inaugural Ball for First Governor, Charles Haskell
45th Infantry Division Museum’s Veterans Day Ceremony
November 11
45th Infantry Division Museum Grounds The ceremony to honor our state's and nation's veterans will be conducted on the museum grounds and will include a fly over of military aircraft, the firing of a WWII anti-tank gun and the massing of the colors. Music will be provided by the Governor's own 145th Army Band. A guest speaker will provide appropriate remarks. Contact Person: Michael E. Gonzales, 405-424-5313, www.45thdivisionmuseum.com
Cleveland County Veterans Memorial
November 11
Norman, OK Contact: Don Schulenberg 405-615-7813
Norman’s Public Library Native American Festival
November 11
Norman Public Library, 225 N. Webster, Norman, OK The festival celebrates the Native culture beginning with a tipi raising outside the library and includes dance, flute, author presentations, storytelling, film, a marketplace, children's crafts, and exhibits of art and culture. Contact Person: Julie Bigbee, 405-701-2600, www.justsoyouknow.com
Broken Arrow Women’s War Memorial
November 11 or December 7
Broken Arrow, OK Contact: Ralph Pointer, 918-258-9855
Ring Of Fire
November 13-18
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, Tulsa Ticket information 918-596-7111, outside Tulsa 800-364-7111, www.celebrityattractions.com
100 Years of Oklahoma Weather
Through-November 16
The National Weather Service looks back at 100 years of Oklahoma weather, with historical weather facts from across the state and a daily broadcast of Oklahoma weather 100 years ago. The service will also provide a chronicle of the most significant weather events from the first 100 years. Broadcast on NOAA Weather Radio. Contact Person: Rick Smith, 405-325-3395
The Centennial Spectacular
November 16
Ford Center, Oklahoma City Statehood Day comes to a spectacular climax with an evening performance featuring a star-studded list of Oklahomans from stage, screen, and concert halls. A Broadway-quality gala employing the latest in lighting, multi-media, and staging will showcase the very best of the state’s long list of celebrities.
Adair County End of Centennial Year Celebration
November 16
Baron School Community Center The end of Oklahoma's Centennial Year will be celebrated in Adair County with final events to be held at the Baron School Community Center. Contact Person: Charles Crozier, 918-696-4291, www.eodls.lib.ok.us/westville.html
Heart in the Park: Tonkawa's Oklahoma Centennial Project Dedication
November 16
Features a walking path outlining a heart-shaped labyrinth. The path includes a timeline of 100 engraved granite plaques recording Tonkawa's history from 1879 to present. A plaza leading to the heart labyrinth consists of engraved granite pavers interspersed with original Tonkawa street brick and slate from the historic Yellow Bull crossing on the Salt Fork River. Contact Person: Sigrid Krause, 580-628-3540
Louise Fluke Oklahoma Flag Project
November 16
A plaza constructed at Standing Bear Native American Park. A brick walkway leading to the viewing plaza constructed with engraved bricks and pavers featuring family names, businesses, organizations, etc. The plaza features the Oklahoma flag design created by Louise Fluke. Contact Person: Rich Cantillon or Mary Beth Moore 580-765-4400
Oklahoma Territorial Plaza Unveiling
November 16
A territorial plaza with 12-foot bronze statues of Frank "Pistol Pete" Eaton, OSU mascot and Chief Notchimine, Iowa Tribal chief. Includes an arboretum of native plant life, paved walking trail, and an outdoor museum depicting the social history of the Iowa Indian Tribe and early settlement of Perkins. Contact Person: Jan Neufeld, 405- 547-2445
Oklahoma Hospital Association "Centennial Babies" - Healthy Oklahomans for the Next 100 Years
November 16
Oklahoma Hospital Association will recognize all babies born in OHA member hospitals on Oklahoma's Statehood Day, November 16, 2007, as "Centennial Babies." Each family will receive a certificate and basket of commemorative items. Contact Person: Susie Wallace, 405-427-9537
Pocola's Oklahoma Centennial Celebration
November 16
Celebration includes a parade, fireworks, historical demonstrations, Indian dancers, story tellers, and booths. Contact Person: John Evans, 918-436-2500 or 918-436-2376
Alva’s Runnymede Restoration Project
November 16
Centennial Courtyard at the Runnymede Alva, OK Contact: Jim Richey 580.327.3072 or j.richey@sbcglobal.net
Poteau’s Centennial Chuck Wagon Cook-Off-The Road to Statehood
November 16-17
Poteau Fairgrounds Activities include a chuck wagon cook off, art contest, quilting demonstrations, butter churning, story-telling, blacksmithing, knife making, and other demonstrations. Displays will depict the Road to Statehood with period costume encouraged. Fireworks will be Friday night. Contact Person: Mayor Jeff Shockley, 918-647-9178, www.poteau.org
Central Oklahoma’s Ringers and Directors Festival 2007
November 17
CORD Festival will feature more than 25 hand bell ringers from more than 20 choirs from across the state. The event will show Oklahoma's musical heritage through hand bell music. Contact Person: Jeremy Springer, 405- 414- 8142, www.cordbells.org
Elk City’s Centennial Memory Quilt
November 17
Old Town Museum, Elk City, OK Ongoing project. The center square will feature the State of Oklahoma and our Centennial years, 1907-2007. Circling the center square will be images, symbols and words that depict Elk City’s rich and colorful history. The original quilt will be displayed at Old Town Museum and will feature our western and Native American heritage. Contact Person: Emmajean Barton, 580-225-2508, elkcitychamber@itlnet.net
Purcell’s Native American Festival
November 17
919 N. 9th, Purcell, OK This festival focuses on the history and culture of the Chickasaw Nation through art displays, crafts for children, and performances by Chickasaw dancers and storytellers. Contact Person: Alicia Smith, 405-527-5546
Guthrie Territorial Christmas 2007
Nov 17 – Dec 31
Guthrie Downtown and community Celebration of the kick off of the Official Centennial Year, events will have a Centennial and historical theme. Events include: A Guthrie Victorian Walk on weekend evenings with living displays in shop windows, Candlelight trolley tours of the Christmas decorated community, “A Territorial Christmas” play produced by the Pollard Theater, Victorian home tours, and other events. Contact: Guthrie Chamber of Commerce 405-282-1947, Guthrie Centennial Office 405-282-0880, or visit website at www.guthrieok.com
Native American Heritage Celebration
November 19
Oklahoma City, State Capital Rotunda, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. To educate, appreciate and promote the contributions of the culture, arts and heritage of the Native American population of Oklahoma. The 2006 year's theme is "Commemorating the Past…Celebrating the Present….and Envisioning the Future." Includes dancers, music, and speakers. Contact Person: Elizabeth Fine, 405-521-3529, elizabeth.fine@okdhs.org
Chickasha’s Festival of Light, Inc.
Nov 20 - Dec 21
Shanhon Springs Park, Chickasha, OK One of Oklahoma's best known holiday light destinations in historic 43-acre Shannon Springs Park with over 3.5 million lights and 100 festive displays. Created and managed by local citizens. Contact Person: Karen Mayes, 405-224- XMAS (9627), www.fol.net
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
November 22
New York City NBC will televise the event nationally from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Central Time. State audiences will view the festivities on Oklahoma City affiliate KFOR Channel 4 and Tulsa affiliate KJRH Channel 2. The Sooner float will participate in three consecutive Macy’s parades through 2007 and will showcase features of the state and spotlight nationally award winning Oklahoma performers.
El Reno’s Christmas on the Western Frontier
November 29
Downtown El Reno An old fashioned Christmas parade will feature fifty parade floats depicting the Centennial theme, "Christmas of the Century." Activities include the Heritage Express Trolley - the only rail-based trolley in Oklahoma. Contact Person: Codie Finnigan, 405- 262- 8888, www.elreno.org
Broken Arrow Historical Society/City of Broken Arrow New Museum Grand Opening of 2007
December
The Historical Society and the City of Broken Arrow will be planning a grand opening of a new 9000-square foot museum. Activities include entertainment, speakers, a ribbon cutting and the unveiling of the new museum and exhibits. The construction will begin October 2006 and to be completed in one year. Contact Person: Dr. Gary W. Gerber, 918- 357- 5087
Pawhuska’s Annual Christmas Parade
December 1
Downtown Pawhuska Annual lighted parade through historic downtown with a step back in time as businesses, organizations, churches and individuals display their floats through the streets with the buildings outlined in lights. Contact Person: Dia Doughty, 918- 287- 1208
Broken Arrow’s Holiday Historical Home Tour
December 1-2, 8-9
Downtown Broken Arrow The Historical Society will select three early 1900's decorated for Christmas. The Historical Society members will discuss the history of the homes and there will be period and costumes. Contact Person: Dr. Gary Gerber, 918-258-2616
Sayre Fire Truck Restoration
December 7
Sayre, OK Contact: Andrew Swires, 580-928-2260
Tulsa’s PSO Parade of Lights
December 8
Downtown Tulsa The PSO parade of lights travels through downtown Tulsa and is one of the largest parades in Oklahoma, featuring giant helium balloons, equestrian and dog units, dance squads, drill teams, and floats adorned with lights. Contact Person: Heather Pingry, 918- 583- 2617, www.tulsadowntown.org
El Reno’s Fort Reno Christmas
December 16
Fort Reno Parade Ground & Chapel Story and re-enactments of "Christmas Guns" or ancient "Christmas Shooting" tradition from Old Germany and colonial U.S., to ward off evil spirits. Activities to include singing, food, drinks, and other entertainment. Contact Person: Bob Warren, 405- 262- 3987, www.fortreno.org
(End) Ride Oklahoma “A Century of Statehood and a Decade of Fun”
December 29
statewide A motorcycle tour of the state of Oklahoma with all brands of motorcycles, are encouraged to participate in this annual event. Riders receive a tour book with a list of locations across the state to which they are required to ride their motorcycles. Festivals and events, historical sites, state parks, and museums are frequent locations, as well as obscure towns and other fun sites. Contact Person: Wayne Cantwell, 405- 672-1423 www.okhonda-suzuki.com
Ben Johnson Gateway Memorial
Before Dec. 31
Pawhuska, OK Contact: Mike McCartney 918.387.1208
The Arts Council of Oklahoma City – Opening Night 2008
December 31
Downtown Oklahoma City This annual New Years’ Eve event, which traditionally attracts more than 70,000 participants, will serve as the closing event of the Centennial year. Live performances, delicious foods, and a spectacular fireworks display will be part of this popular event. Contact Person: Dr. Randall L. Bernhard, 405- 270- 4848