Calendar of Events May 2023

Categories: Arts & Entertainment
Meet a princess at the Oklahoma Renaissance Festival
Oklahoma Renaissance Festival
Apr 29, 2023 - Jun 4, 2023, 10:30a.m. - 6:00p.m.

Step back in time to the 16th century with Queen Elizabeth I of England and over 400  entertainers and artisans as they create the boisterous Village of Castleton at the Oklahoma Renaissance Festival. Held at the Castle of Muskogee, this beloved annual event features a royal court, jousters and jesters, magicians, musicians and minstrels. Delight your taste buds with wonderful and unique foods or browse through more than 125 handcrafted booths for one-of-a-kind items.

Bring the entire family and enjoy a day in Renaissance England. Journey to an age of sorcerers, knights in shining armor, kings, queens and maidens fair. When planning your voyage to Castleton, it is important to note, costumes are encouraged. On any festival day, patrons may discover guests dressed as fairies, Renaissance villagers and nobles, Sci-fi characters and even pirates.

There will be living history demonstrations and marvelous live performances, like a life-size game of chess played by characters, a jousting tournament, thrilling acrobatic feats, KnightWings Birds of Prey and more. A children's realm featuring games and hands-on demonstrations provides hours of fun. Kids may visit the Ultimate Maze and take part in the Royal Quest and the Children's Knighting Ceremony.

Guests can enjoy a wide variety of food and drink at one of the many merchants stationed throughout the festival grounds. Special evening events include the Masque'd Ball and The Pirate's Feaste. Also open Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day.

The Castle of Muskogee, 3400 W Fern Mountain Rd, Muskogee, OK 74401, 918-687-3625, Toll-Free Office: 800-439-0658,, Email: eat0@eau0eav0eaw0

Little Garden Explorers
May 3, 2023, 9:30a.m. - 11:30p.m.

Spark wonder at Little Garden Explorers an easygoing play invitation designed for children under 5. Drop in anytime on Wednesdays between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. to play–and let us take care of the mess! Free for members, for youth 17 and under, and with general admission ticket for adults.

Philbrook Museum of Art, 2727 S. Rockford Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74114, 918-748-5300,

First Friday Art Crawl
May 5, 2023, 6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.

Since 2007, the Tulsa Arts District has presented the community with rotating art displays as part of the monthly First Friday Art Crawl events. Every first Friday of the month, visitors can explore artwork inside galleries, studios and museums and catch a few live music performances or even an exciting fireworks display. As an added bonus, art crawlers can take advantage of free museum and gallery admission while shopping later than normal business hours would allow. Hit the district early for dinner, or stay a little later for a craft cocktail best enjoyed on an outdoor patio. 

Various locations in Tulsa Arts District, Tulsa, OK 74103, 918-527-8170, 918-492-7477,, Email: eat3@eau3eav3eaw3

May 5 - May 7, 2023

Dine on authentic German fare, listen to live polka music and watch as skilled folk dancers grace the stage at the annual Germanfest in Tulsa. Held at the German-American Society of Tulsa (GAST) Event Center, Germanfest is a fun-filled, family-friendly festival that invites all ages out to celebrate and learn about German culture. Entertainment will include polka band and folk dancers. Snack on polish or smoked bratwurst piled high with sauerkraut on a bun or try the savory schnitzel sandwich.

The three-day event will also feature numerous children's activities and the traditional crowning of the May Queen, a German ritual dating back to pagan times. There is plenty of on-site parking, and everyone is invited to have a great time at Germanfest. You won't want to miss this fun cultural extravaganza in Tulsa. Hours: Friday and Saturday, 10:00a.m. - 9:00p.m.; Sunday, 11:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

1429 Terrace Dr, Tulsa, OK 74104,  918-744-6997, Office Fax: 918-743-4106,, Email: eat6@eau6eav6eaw6

Family Nature Walk + Baby Jame with Hot Toast Music Co!
May 5, 2023, 10:00a.m. - 11:30a.m

Join a Philbrook horticulturist for a Family Nature Walk at 10 a.m., then stick around for Baby Jam with Hot Toast Music Co! Family Nature Walk is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather but Baby Jam will move indoors.  Free for members, for youth 17 and under, and with general admission ticket for adults.

Philbrook Museum of Art, 2727 S. Rockford Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74114, 918-748-5300,

Philbrook’s Second Annual Native Plant Sale
May 5-6, 2023, 3:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.

Shop a curated selection of plants that support pollinators and ecosystems of our region. Bring containers for taking your plants home. Sale will take place on Friday, May 5th at 3-8pm and Saturday, May 6th at 10am-2pm. For parking, enter through the museum’s north entry gate and drive past the building to the lower staff parking lot. Philbrook’s Horticulture staff will be there to greet you. This event is free; admission not required unless visiting the museum and gardens, in which case it is recommended to purchase a timed-entry ticket in advance.

Philbrook Museum of Art, 2727 S. Rockford Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74114, 918-748-5300,

Tulsa Area Iris Society Show
May 6, 2023, 12:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.

Come see a wide variety styles in a rainbow of colors at the Tulsa Area Iris Show in Woodward Park. Tulsa Area Iris Society members will be available to give you tips for growing your own award-winning irises to wow your friends and family. Purchase potted iris plants and see the many different varieties of iris at this event in Tulsa. 

Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S Peoria Ave, Tulsa, OK 74114, 918-527-8928, 918-384-0280,

Tour de Tulsa
May 6, 2023, 7:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.

On-site ride registration starts at 7am on race day. The Tour de Tulsa has been a spring cycling ritual for Tulsa-area cyclists for more than 30 years. Tour de Tulsa offers routes ranging from 20 to 100 miles including a family fun ride with options ranging from 5 to 10 miles. Tulsa's premier spring community bicycle ride features good food, great rest stops, full on-road support and friendly riders all along the way.

The charity ride is hosted by the Tulsa Bicycle Club and the Tulsa Health Department's non-profit foundation, Pathways To Health. Proceeds from the Tour de Tulsa benefit Pathways to Health, which unites over 90 local agencies, organizations, corporations and health systems to improve health outcomes in Tulsa County.

1875 S Boulder Park Drive, Tulsa, OK 74119, 918-720-3401, 918-594-4794, Email: eat9@eau9eav9eaw9

Tulsa Theater presents: Chelsea Handler
May 6, 2023, 6:30p.m.

Los Angeles comedian and New York Times bestselling author Chelsea Handler is bringing her latest stand-up comedy tour to the Tulsa Theater. Known for her brash candor and self-deprecating humor, Handler's comedy shows are full of personal reflections, relatable anecdotes and hilarious observations. Don't miss out on this popular comedian's show in downtown Tulsa.

Tulsa Theater, 105 Reconciliation Way, Tulsa, OK 74103, 918-582-7239,, Email: eat11@eau11eav11eaw11

Spring Fair Market  
May 6, 2023, 10:00a.m.

The second annual Spring Fair Market is upon us! Discovering local artists and craftspeople in an open air market is a wonderful way to spend the day. 

924 S. Main Street, Broken Arrow, OK,

Director's BBQ
May 11, 2023 6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.

Join Director Scott Stulen for barbecue, beer, and live music at our outdoor annual celebration by the Cabin. RSVP to 918-748-5320 or eat14@eau14eav14eaw14. Free for Ambassador Circle Members; reservations required, limited capacity. In case of inclement weather, events will move indoors.

Philbrook Museum of Art, 2727 S. Rockford Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74114, 918-748-5300,

May 11, 2023

Head to Collinsville on the second Thursday of every month (April through August) for Summerfest. Located just a short drive north of Tulsa on US-169, Collinsville is a friendly small town where you can visit with old friends and make new ones. This close-knit community comes together to offer a vendor fair and food trucks in the downtown area, with a free movie night to follow. Save the date for Summerfest (April-August) and movie nights (June-August) on Collinsville's Main Street. Hours: Second Thursdays until August! Vendors & food trucks: 6-8pm,free movies: 8:45pm.

Veterans Building, 903 W Main St, Collinsville, OK 74021, 918-371-4703,, Email: eat16@eau16eav16eaw16

Tulsa Ballet Presents: Signature Series
May 11  – May 14, 2023

Tulsa Ballet will close its 2022-2023 season with the Signature Series, a triple-bill program featuring three choreographers with three stunning pieces. See the highly anticipated performance of "While You Were Gone", a hip-hop ballet by choreographer Jennifer Weber. The program also features a piece by choreographer Katarzyna Kozielska and then closes with a performance of "Cacti," an entertaining piece choreographed by Alexander Ekman.

This performance will take place at the  Lorton Performance Center, located on the University of Tulsa Campus. Hours: May 11, 7:30p.m.; May 12, 7:30p.m.; May 13, 2:30p.m. & 7:30p.m.; May 14, 2:30p.m.

Lorton Performance Center, 550 S. Gary Place, Tulsa, OK 74104, 918-749-6030,

A Night with Rembrandt to Monet
May 12, 2023, 5:30p.m. - 9:30p.m.

Join in an evening of art, music, and activities inspired by the exhibition Rembrandt to Monet. Explore the exhibition and discover the hidden stories behind the paintings. Take a whirl at ballroom dancing. Watch an artist at work—and then try your hand at a glorious landscape. Enjoy music, a cash bar, friends, and fun! Capacity is limited, advanced, timed-entry tickets recommended. Free with general admission for adults and youth under 17. 

Philbrook Museum of Art, 2727 S. Rockford Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74114, 918-748-5300,

Recreating Renoir: French Fashion with Ivy Thompson
Friday, May 12, 2023, 6:30p.m. - 7:30p.m.

Discover the art of French fashion with TikTok sensation Ivy Thompson (@thesewloartist). With her 19th-century historical fashion insight, Ivy will trace women’s clothing through the paintings of Renoir, revealing how women moved through the world in their corsets, bustles, and voluminous skirts, and turn a painting into reality. Tickets for this event include access to A Night with Rembrandt to Monet, an evening of art, music, and activities inspired by the special exhibition. Join in the evening’s festivities starting at 5:30! Capacity is limited, advance, timed-entry tickets are recommended. All tickets include general museum and exhibition admission.

Philbrook Museum of Art, 2727 S. Rockford Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74114, 918-748-5300,

Tulsa International Mayfest
May 12, - May 14, 2023

Experience an outdoor tribute to the arts and music at the 50th annual Tulsa International Mayfest. This family-oriented event in downtown Tulsa is nationally renowned for presenting the very best in arts and entertainment.

Mayfest attracts more than 350,000 people annually with an array of arts, including dance, music and visual arts. Always a major highlights of spring, Mayfest also includes multiple performance stages and great festival food. 

Admire artwork on display inside local galleries and museums including the Woody Guthrie Center, 108 Contemporary, the Zarrow Center for Arts and Education and Living Arts. Other points of interest are the Youth Art Gallery, activities around Guthrie Green and an area dedicated to local artists. 

Don't forget to bring your appetite to the Tulsa International Mayfest as you enjoy festival favorites such as funnel cakes, turkey legs, corn dogs, ice cream and fresh lemonade. The festival's extensive food court will also feature gyros, Indian tacos, brisket sandwiches and a wide variety of other global specialties.  Hours: Friday, 11:00a.m. - 11:00p.m.; Saturday, 11:00a.m. - 11:00p.m.; Sunday, 11:00a.m. - 8:00p.m.

400 S Main St, Tulsa, OK 74103, 918-584-3333,, Email: eat19@eau19eav19eaw19

Celebration of World Languages
May 12, 2023, 6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.

Enrich your mind with a Celebration of World Languages. At this spring event, Dove Science Academy encourages the community to enrich their mind and explore new cultures through song, dance and other art forms. This Celebration of World Languages will celebrate the efforts of dedicated educators and talented students who excel in learning another language by providing them with the opportunity to demonstrate their language skills. Come enjoy folk dance performances, songs sung in various languages, language and cultural exhibition booths and poster and video contest submissions. 

Southwood Baptist Church Auditorium, 4020 S 102nd E Ave, Tulsa, OK 74146, 405-605-0201,, Email:  eat22@eau22eav22eaw22

Tulsa Opera presents: Into the Woods
May 12 - May 14, 2023 

Don't miss the Tulsa Opera's production of Stephen Sondheim's beloved modern classic, "Into the Woods" at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. In this magical musical, a witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree. Directed by Tara Faircloth, this vibrant production is sure to be a fun event for the whole family. Showtimes: Friday, 7:30p.m., Sunday, 2:30p.m.

Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E 2nd Street, Tulsa, OK 74103, 918-582-3133,, Email: eat24@eau24eav24eaw24

19th Annual Handlebars & Hot Rods Car and Bike Show
May 13, 2023 9:00a.m.- 4:00p.m.

19th Annual Handlebars & Hot Rods Car and Bike Show is not only a great day for motorheads, but is also a cancer benefit! Don't miss out. 

Charley Young Event Park, 50 W. Dawes Avenue, Bixby, OK 74008,

Tulsa Festival of Kites
May 13 – May 14, 2023, 10a.m. - 6:00p.m.

Gather to watch colorful, interesting shapes catch some serious air during the annual Tulsa Festival of Kites. Hosted by the Tulsa Wind Riders Kite Club, members will share their kite flying enthusiasm and know-how with guests during the event. All ages are invited to enjoy delicious fare from on-site food trucks, learn new techniques and tricks with practice sticks, bring their own kites or purchase a new one at the Festival of Kites. Make sure to stick around until Saturday evening to see lighted kites take to the sky.

Tulsa Wind Riders, E 43rd St & S Garnett Rd, Tulsa, OK  74146, 918-630-9334, Email: eat27@eau27eav27eaw27

Breeder's Invitational
May 13 - May 27, 2023

The Breeder's Invitational at Tulsa Expo Square is a can't-miss event for equestrian lovers everywhere. During fifteen days of intense competition with high stakes, cowboys and cowgirls come together and give some of the best cutting performances in the country and take their abilities to the limit. Conveniently located near downtown Tulsa, this event also includes shopping from on site vendors and plenty of delicious dining in the area. Starts at 8am daily. 

Tulsa Expo Square, 4000 E 15th Street, Tulsa, OK 74112, 661-327-7511, Toll-Free Office: 877-781-2660,, Email: eat30@eau30eav30eaw30

Bristow Tabouleh Fest
May 13, 2023 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.

Come and celebrate Bristow's Lebanese heritage with a day of festivities for the entire family. Tabouleh Fest celebrates Bristow's Middle Eastern ancestors that arrived in Oklahoma during the late 1800s. These immigrants brought with them tabouleh, also spelled tabouli, a fresh salad dish made with bulgur wheat, fresh vegetables, parsley, mint, olive oil and lemon juice.

Whether it's riding ponies, enjoying the kids zone, visiting vendors, trying new foods or just sitting in the shade of the wine tasting area, visitors of all ages will have a great day at this event. Middle Eastern music, foods and belly dancing make this one of the most unique festivals in Oklahoma.  5K Wildflower Run: 9am, Tabouleh Festival begins immediately after runners leave Main Street. 

Main Street, Bristow, OK 74010, 918-807-1734, Email:  eat33@eau33eav33eaw33

Docent-Led Tour: The Philbrook Gardens, Now and Then
May 14, 2023, 1:00p.m. - 2:00p.m.

Learn how the art, design, and history of the Philbrook gardens have developed over time as a center for public education, creativity, and wellness.

This tour involves a one-mile exploration of the gardens on some uneven surfaces, stairs, and steep-grade inclines. To request accessibility accommodations, please e-mail eat36@eau36eav36eaw36.

Philbrook Museum of Art, 2727 S. Rockford Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74114, 918-748-5300,

Rooster Days Festival 
May 18 – 21, 2023

2023 marks 92 years of the Broken Arrow tradition, Rooster Days!  Rooster Days presented by the TTCU Federal Credit Union is a fun-filled, four day festival packed with carnival rides, food trucks, an indoor/outdoor vendor marketplace, a cornhole tournament, 5k and 1 mile fun runs, a parade, and much, much more. 

Central Park Broken Arrow, 1500 S. Main Street, Broken Arrow, OK 74012,

Bixby BBQ 'n Blues Festival
May 19 – May 20, 2023 

One of the largest barbecue competitions in Oklahoma, the Bixby BBQ 'n Blues Festival features two days of mouthwatering barbecue and great music. Head to Washington Irving Park to witness over 80 barbecue teams from Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Texas compete for the top prize and enjoy live blues music by local bands. Friday, 5:00 p.m. - 11:00p.m.; Saturday, 10:00.m. - 11:00p.m.

Washington Irving Memorial Park & Arboretum, 137th & S Memorial, Bixby, OK 74008, 918-549-8065, 918-296-0036,, Email: eat38@eau38eav38eaw38

Night Market 
May 19, 2023, 5:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.

Celebrate Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month during Tulsa Global District's Night Market this May. Enjoy everything from food trucks and live performances to family-friendly activities and shopping from local vendors. 

Nam-Hai Oriental Food Market, 11528 E 21st Street, Tulsa, OK 74128, 918-212-0981, Email: eat41@eau41eav41eaw41

Gem Faire
May 19 – May 21, 2023 

Head to the Gem Faire at Tulsa Expo Square for the opportunity to browse through a huge selection of gemstones, crystals, beads, jewelry, minerals, fossils, meteorites and much more. Over 40 vendors from around the country will be on site selling the best products at an affordable price. Here, you can find a wonderful gift for a loved one or customize your jewelry by creating a unique piece with the help of jewelry designers and professional dealers.

Additional services including ring sizing, jewelry repair and cleaning while you shop are also available. Make your current jewelry look like new as you find another perfect piece to complement that hard-to-match dress or outfit. With exhibitors from coast to coast, there is something for everyone at Gem Faire. Friday, 12:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.; Saturday, 10:00a.m. - 6:00p.m.; Sunday, 10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. No admittance after 4:00p.m on Sunday. 

Tulsa Expo Square, 4145 E 21st Street, Tulsa, OK 74114, 503-252-8300,, Email: eat44@eau44eav44eaw44

SUPERFUN Saturday: Camp Philbrook
May 20, 2023, 9:30a.m. - 2:00p.m.

It’s Camp Philbrook for the whole family! Art and nature come together in a feel-good day of summer camp-inspired fun. We are packing the galleries and gardens with nostalgic arts and crafts, games, nature explorations, and even a singalong or two. Grab your canteen, adventure awaits!  Free for members, for youth 17 and under, and with general admission ticket for adults.

Philbrook Museum of Art, 2727 S. Rockford Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74114, 918-748-5300,

Tulsa Garden Tour
May 20, 2023, 10a.m. - 4:00p.m.

For seven decades, the Tulsa Garden Club has been giving exclusive peeks to some of the most beautiful gardens in the city through their annual Tulsa Garden Tour. In 2023, the "Passport to Paradise" 72nd annual celebration offers five Tulsa gardens and two interiors in Riverview Historical District, Riverside Historical District and Florence Park.

The breathtaking outdoor gardens and interior spaces on display for the event allow visitors to experience luxe spaces that are normally private. Each garden stop showcases horticulture and herbs, native plantings for pollinators, and creative hardscaping, lighting, and unique designs for Green Country living. Enjoy beautiful spring weather and get inspired at the exciting Tulsa Garden Tour tradition. 

Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S Peoria Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74114, 918-625-1161, 918-260-1095, Email: eat47@eau47eav47eaw47

Tulsa Flea Market
May 20, 2023, 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.

Explore 50,000 square feet filled with antiques and collectibles at the Tulsa Flea Market. A favorite event for antique and vintage collectors since 1972, this massive flea market is sure to hold something that catches your eye. Head to Tulsa Expo Square and browse the diverse range of memorabilia, vintage goods and crafts for sale from indoor vendors. Whether looking for rare records, handmade jewelry, special books or primitive furniture, be sure to peruse the offerings at the Tulsa Flea Market and see what discoveries await. 

Tulsa Expo Square, 4145 E 21st Street, Tulsa, OK 74114, 918-744-1386,, Email: eat50@eau50eav50eaw50

Woolaroc Spring Trail Ride
May 20, 2023, 7:00a.m. 

Watch for buffalo, elk, deer or longhorn cattle on this trail ride that covers approximately 15 miles of scenic terrain on the famous Woolaroc Ranch. Bring your own horse and join the group for a day-long ride over 3,700 acres of ranch land. Hidden away amongst the beauty of the rolling Osage Hills, the country retreat of oilman Frank Phillips will open its gates to riders looking to explore native terrain that is rarely seen by the general public. 

The Woolaroc Spring Trail Ride includes overnight primitive camping on Friday prior to the ride, a morning and afternoon guided trail ride and admission to Woolaroc. The trail ride fee also includes lunch and dinner on Saturday. Riders must provide their own horses and gear. While not on the trail, participants can enjoy all that Woolaroc has to offer, including the on-site lodge and museum, featuring a premier Western art collection, one of the world's finest collections of Colt firearms and an extensive collection of Navajo blankets.

Registration for the Woolaroc Spring Trail Ride will begin on Friday, with current Coggins papers required upon arrival. Arrival and check-in time on Saturday is scheduled between 7am and 9am, while the trail ride will begin promptly at 9:30am. Total time in the saddle will be approximately five hours.  All participants are encouraged to bring a camera, weather-appropriate clothing, a water canteen, rain poncho, sunscreen and insect repellent. 

Lunch typically consists of a sandwich, bag of chips and a cookie. Dinner typically consists of smoked meats, potato salad, baked beans and dessert. Lunches for non-riders are available by reservation only. Camping will be available Saturday night, additional charges apply.  Pre-registration for the Woolaroc Spring Trail Ride is requested.

Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve, 1925 Woolaroc Ranch Road, Bartlesville, OK 74003, 918-336-0307,, Email: eat53@eau53eav53eaw53

Cop Land Classic Bike Ride
May 20, 2023, 7:00a.m.

Get your wheels turning by participating in the Cop Land Classic Bike Ride to honor fallen officers in Tulsa this May. Choose between five Cop Land Classic bike ride routes, the "67 to Life," "Escape Route 57," "Deferred Sentance 44," "The Felony 31" and "Misdemeanor 15" for a ride length that fits your style best. Take the "Early Parole" shortcut to avoid climbing Cincinnati Hill if you wish. Those looking to show their support but skip the ride can be virtual riders and purchase the Cop Land Classic Bike Ride shirt. You can also participate by choosing the "Fleeing Felons" option, a protected peloton escorted by OHP motorcycles. Hang out at base camp after the ride to enjoy food, drinks, a raffle drawing and fellowship at the Tulsa Police Officers' Memorial. This year's raffle prize includes a five-day cabin stay near Como, Colorado, autographed NFL helmets from Steve Largent and James Conner, various restaurant gift cards and much more. Same day registration opens at 7am. Rides begin at 8am. 

Tulsa Police Training Center, 6066 E 66 St North, Tulsa, OK 74169, 918-527-0045,, Email: eat56@eau56eav56eaw56

Time Travelers Vintage Expo
May 20, 2023, 11:00.m. - 6:00p.m.

Shop for all things retro during the Time Travelers Vintage Expo at Tulsa's Expo Square. Held in Central Park Hall, visitors can browse through over 100 vendors to find everything from unique clothing and accessories to records, home goods and handmade items. Early Bird shopping passes are available from 10-11am.   

Tulsa Expo Square, 4145 E 21st Street, Tulsa, OK 74114, 918-770-1342,, Email: eat59@eau59eav59eaw59

Claremore's Indoor Flea Market
May 20, 2023, 8:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.

Stop in and shop our variety of vendors without the worry of rain or heat! Bring a wagon or your shopping bags and find some treasures to take home with you. Admission is free to shop; we hope to see you there and happy shopping!

Claremore Expo, 400 Veterans Pkwy, Claremore, OK 74017, 918-342-5357,

Tarmacadam Jazz Fest 
May 20, 2023, 6:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.

Tarmacadam Jazz Fest will feature a must-see performance by jazz vocalist Tiffany Nicole Feagin and the Tarmacadam Jazz Trio! Bring your lawn chair or a blanket to the Glenpool Ampitheatre and get ready for a night of toe-tapping songs. This event will also have food trucks to grab a bite to eat during the show. Doors open at 5:00p.m.

12205 S Yukon Ave, Glenpool, OK 74033, 318-572-3467,, Email: eat62@eau62eav62eaw62

John Hope Franklin National Symposium 
May 24 – May 26, 2023 

Attend the John Hope Franklin National Symposium on Tulsa's Oklahoma State University campus to discuss reconciliation and learn about active advocacy efforts to heal racial divides worldwide. Join artists, students, global scholars, policymakers and the community during this enlightening series of talks designed to educate and facilitate productive conversations about equality, racial justice and social harmony. 

Oklahoma State University – Tulsa, 700 N. Greenwood Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74106, 918-295-5009, www.jhfnationalsymposium.orgEmail eat65@eau65eav65eaw65

Boots on the Boulevard
May 25, 2023, 6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.

Boots on the Boulevard is the kick off for the 77th Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo: Located in downtown Claremore, there will be fun rodeo themed activities for the whole family, as well as food trucks.  The downtown area will be shutdown to traffic to fully utilize the space for all the fun happenings. Live music, street dancing – put on your boots and join us for this event. 

Downtown Claremore, 422 W. Will Rogers Boulevard, Claremore, OK 74017,

Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo
May 25 -  May 29, 2023, 7:00p.m.

Make your way to Claremore for all the excitement of the annual Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo. Rodeo events include bull riding, barrel racing, team roping, mutton bustin' for the kids, rodeo clowns and a dance following the nightly performance. See area cowboys compete in steer wrestling, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding and more. Vendors will be on-site to sell Western wear and goods to the crowds. Pick up a cowboy hat and secure a spot in the stands for the Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo, an action-packed event you won't want to miss. Rodeo queens will also be on hand to lead the opening ceremonies. Starts at 7:00p.m each night. 

Will Rogers Stampede Arena, 13653 East 480 Road, Claremore, OK 74017, 918-740-8601, 918-341-8699,, Email: rodeoscoreboard@aolcom

Food Truck Thursday
May 25, 2023, 6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.

Once a month, downtown Claremore transforms into a community hub teeming with people. During Join in on all the fun on Food Truck Thursdays, featuring local musicians, late night shopping, book signings and free children's activities. While exploring all Claremore has to offer, be sure to munch on delicious food truck fare from a large array of local vendors. 

Downtown Claremore, Claremore, OK 74017, 918-341-5881,, Email: eat68@eau68eav68eaw68

Ask a Horticulturist 
Friday, May 26, 2023, 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.

Bring your home gardening questions (and possibly pictures) for some tips from our expert team of Horticulturists.  Drop by anytime between 11 a.m. and noon. Free for members, for youth 17 and under, and with general admission ticket for adults.

Philbrook Museum of Art, 2727 S. Rockford Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74114, 918-748-5300,

OK-KS Welsh Pony and Cob Show
May 26 – 28, 2023

Come out to the Expo for the annual Double Gold Sanctioned Welsh Pony and Cob show. Guaranteed fun for the whole family; hours will vary depending upon competing classes. You will get to see a variety of classes featuring Welsh ponies and cobs. Welsh ponies are well known for their friendliness and a favorite for the children!

Claremore Expo, 400 Veterans Pkwy, Claremore, OK 74017,

R.K. Gun & Knife Show
May 27, 2023 - May 28, 2023

Visit the R.K. Gun & Knife Show at Tulsa Expo Square for a wide selection of high-quality guns available at great prices. Browse the many booths in Central Park Hall and meet with vendors displaying guns, hunting supplies, military surplus and outdoor gear. Experts will also be ready to answer any questions and help you find great bargains. Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm., Tulsa Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st Street, Tulsa, OK 74114,, Email: eat71@eau71eav71eaw71

Switchyard Festival 
May 30, 2023 - Jun 4, 2023

Experience five days of literature, music and ideas when you attend the University of Tulsa's Switchyard Festival. During the festival, downtown Tulsa will be packed with keynote events and performances from more than 30 local and national speakers and performers. Explore the rich history of Tulsa by digging into the past and discussing new ideas for what the future might hold. In addition to all of the Switchyard festivities, guests will have the opportunity to attend the World of Bob Dylan, an independent event within the festival that brings together fans, critics and journalists to discuss and celebrate the work of one of the nation's most acclaimed singer-songwriters.  

102 E. 2nd Street, Tulsa, OK 74103, 918-631-4419,, Email: eat74@eau74eav74eaw74

World of Bob Dylan
May 30 – June 4, 2023

Celebrate and learn about legendary songwriter Bob Dylan this May during The World of Bob Dylan. As part of Tulsa's premier festival of art, Switchyard, The World of Bob Dylan will bring together scholars, critics, journalists and fans to study Dylan and the impacts of his work. Attend panels, keynotes, and performances that will examine and celebrate Dylan as you've never seen. Whether you prefer his early work or his latest releases, The World of Bob Dylan is a can't-miss event for Dylan fans.  

100 E 2nd Street, Tulsa OK 74103, 918-631-4419,, Email: eat77@eau77eav77eaw77


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