Calendar of Events May 2024

Categories: In Our Communities
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May 1 – June 29, 2024
Art of Bill and Traci Rabbit

See artworks by Master Artist Bill Rabbit and his daughter Traci Rabbit on display through June.

Five Civilized Tribes Museum, 1101 Honor Heights Drive, Muskogee, OK 74401, Phone: 918-683-1701,, Email: eat0@eau0eav0eaw0

May 1 (every Wednesday), 2024, 7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.
Motion Picture Storytelling

This 6-week workshop will be held on the following Wednesdays: 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, and 5/1/2024 from 7-9pm at OSU-Tulsa. Everyone has a story to tell, and everyone has access to a camera. This online workshop will introduce the process of learning to tell a story with limited tools to preserve, inspire or share our stories with one another.

OSU-Tulsa, 700 N. Greenwood Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74106,

May 1 – May 11, 2024, 10:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
Trail of Tears Art Show

The annual Trail of Tears Art Show, hosted on the grounds of Cherokee Springs Plaza in Tahlequah, presents authentic Native American art in one of Oklahoma's oldest art shows. Open to artists from all federally recognized Native American tribes, the Trail of Tears Art Show displays a wide range of creativity and artistic style. This diverse art show attracts artists, art dealers and visitors from across the nation. One of the most prestigious multi-tribal art shows in the country, the Trail of Tears Art Show began as a means of cultivating the art form of painting as a way of expressing Native American heritage within the Cherokee Nation. Peruse this year's Trail of Tears Art Show and view categories that historically have included basketry, pottery, graphics, sculpture, miniatures and the annual "Trail of Tears" theme.

Cherokee Springs Plaza, 3377 Cherokee Springs Plaza, Tahlequah, OK 74464, 918-456-7311,, Email: eat2@eau2eav2eaw2

May 1 – September 4, 2024, 10:00a.m.
Woolaroc Mountain Man Camp

Want to learn how to throw a tomahawk or shoot a black powder long gun? The Mountain Man Camp is the place to be! Guests are transported to a 1840s fur traders’ camp where they experience hands-on engagement with our mountain men who educate and entertain. A big hit for all ages! 

Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve, 12 miles SW on Hwy 123 from US 60
Bartlesville, OK 74003, 918-336-0307,

May 1 – May 31, 2024
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

Discover a new way to enjoy the works of Vincent van Gogh and immerse yourself in the artist's masterpieces at this 360-degree, digital show. Expect digital displays, sound effects, projection mapping and much more!

3364 E. 51st Street, Tulsa, OK 74135, 918-392-4425,

May 1 – May 23, 2023
Tulsa Botanic Blooms

As one of the largest flower bulb displays in the region, this celebration of spring generally starts around mid-March to early April and lasts approximately four to six weeks. Peak bloom times vary slightly each year depending on weather, but Garden horticulturists choose early, mid- and late-flowering bulbs to incorporate in the design to increase the display time. In total, over 200,000 tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, crocus and other spring-flowering bulbs will usher in the season – and this is just the beginning as an array of redbuds, peonies, irises, roses and more brighten the landscape each day. The concentrated floral showcase is in the A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Floral Terraces where almost 6,000 square feet of bulbs are planted in a different Art Deco-inspired pattern each year. In addition, tens of thousands of daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, crocuses and other spring-blooming bulbs will light up the Children’s Discovery Garden, the Lakeside Promenade, and the Jim & Cherry Bost Arboretum.

Tulsa Botanic Garden, 3900 Botanic Drive, Tulsa, OK 74127, 918-289-0330,, Email: eat4@eau4eav4eaw4

May 2 – May 4, 2024
Second Annual Redbud Days

Come out and celebrate the arrival of spring at the Redbud Days Festival in Owasso! This annual event is packed with exciting activities, including live music, local art, delicious food, games and much more. As the Redbud trees come into full bloom, we’re all gathering together to enjoy the local vendors, artists, tastes and sounds that the Redbud District has to offer.

Redbud District, 109 N. Main, Owasso, OK 74055,

May 2, 19, 16, 23 & 30, 2024
Sensory Sunday Skate

No flashing lights, no loud music, arcade, and laser tag suspended! Includes skating, skate rental, skate mate, Playzone and sensory activities.

Wheels and Thrills, 10637 N. Garnett Road, Owasso, OK 74055, 918-272-7537,

May 2, 19, 16, 23 & 30, 2024, 12:00p.m. – 1:30p.m.
Let’s Talk Gardening

Weekly seminar on all things gardening at the Tulsa Garden Center every Thursday.

Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S. Peoria Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74114, 918-576-5155,

May 3, 2024, 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.
First Friday Art Crawl

Since 2007, the Tulsa Arts District has presented the community with rotating art , 2024displays 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 Downtown Tulsa, Tulsa Arts District, Tulsa, OK 74103, 918-527-8170,, Email: eat6@eau6eav6eaw6

May 3 – May 5, 2024, Hours: 11:00a.m. – 7:00p.m.

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.

1429 Terrace Drive, Tulsa, OK 74104, 918-744-6997,, Email: eat8@eau8eav8eaw8

May 3, 2024, 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.
Art Crawl on 66

Experience art up close during the Art Crawl on 66 in Tulsa as artists bring imagination to life at local businesses. On the second Friday of the month from April to December, musicians, performers and visual artists will inspire patrons as they browse businesses and vendor booths. Kick the weekend off with a tour of historic places along The Mother Road, enjoying local restaurants and taking in the sights and sounds of Tulsa's art scene.

Various Locations, Tulsa, OK 74107, 918-445-4457,, Email: eat10@eau10eav10eaw10

May 4, 2024, 7:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
Tour De Tulsa

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 Tulsa Bicycle Club and Tulsa's River Parks host this fundraising ride. Proceeds from the Tour de Tulsa benefit the River Parks Foundation which enhances community life through stewardship of parks and public spaces along the Arkansas River. River Parks provides the region's premier public spaces for diverse outdoor experiences.

River West Festival Park, 2100 S Jackson Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74107, 918-720-3401,, Email: eat12@eau12eav12eaw12

May 4, 2024, 12:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.
Tulsa Area Iris Society Show

Come see 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 Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74114, 918-863-9399,, Email: eat14@eau14eav14eaw14

May 4, 2024, 6:30p.m. – 9:00p.m.
Thorns & Roses Ghost Walk

Join us for the FIRST EVER haunted history tour and dinner of downtown Broken Arrow! Take a stroll through the roses and hear about the thorns that contribute to the hauntings of this 120-year-old city! This tour will entertain you with an evening of Broken Arrow history, ghost stories, urban legends, and folklore. It includes an on-site visit to Broken Arrow's first hospital, the site of many paranormal experiences. You may even have one of your own! The evening will end with a custom chocolate and more urban legends and folklore at the after-tour reception with food and drinks. Tour is approximately two hours long. Meeting location and other pertinent tour information will be sent via e-ticket at purchase. Limited seats available per tour. Walking is approx. 10-12 blocks. All ages welcome; cost $35 per person.

Rose District, 222 S. Main Street, Broken Arrow, OK 74012,

May 4, 2024
2nd Annual Bixby Fine Arts Festival

Come celebrate art and music with us on Saturday! We will have an art show featuring Bixby students district -wide, as well as performances from our band, choir, and drama students throughout the day! We hope to see you there!

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

May 4, 2024
Three’s Company

A study in contrast and similarity. Three iconoclastic composers, each of whose lives almost to the year parallel the others, who each represent their country and culture, and who are considered to be ground-breaking geniuses—Ives, Sibelius, Vaughan Williams. So similar. So very different. So amazing.

Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra, 300 SE Adams Blvd, Bartlesville, OK 74003, 918-336-2787,, Email: eat17@eau17eav17eaw17

May 4, 2024, 10:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
Railroad Day

Celebrate Railroad Day in the historic Depot District of Muskogee. Climb aboard a vintage train engine and set model trains into motion at the Three Rivers Museum. Take a ride on the trackless train and view railroad memorabilia before exploring train safety presentations, videos, drawings and more. Grab a hot dog and let the kids carry around balloons during this fun railroad history event in Muskogee.

Three Rivers Museum, 220 Elgin Street, Muskogee, OK 74401, 918-686-6624,, Email: eat19@eau19eav19eaw19

May 4, 2024
Derby Day at Will Rogers Downs

Enjoy the Kentucky Derby from Claremore at Derby Day at Will Rogers Downs. The Cherokee Casino will celebrate the event with live racing, simulcast racing of the Kentucky Derby, a derby hat contest, and more fun activities.

20900 S 4200 Road, Claremore, OK 74019, 918-283-8834,

May 4, 2024, 9:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.
The Mod: Market on D-Luxe

Visit D-Luxe Properties in Sapulpa for the MOD, or Market on D-Luxe, this May. The outdoor event space will be filled with shopping, outdoor games and more. Browse items from over twenty-eight local vendors, dine on fare from food trucks and enjoy an ice-cold glass of lemonade from the lemonade stand. 

D-Luxe Properties, 923 S Main Street, Sapulpa, OK 74066,, Email: eat21@eau21eav21eaw21

May 4 – May 5, 2024, Hours: Saturday: 7:00 am - 7:30 pm, Sunday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm.
Oklahoma Dressage Society Show

Attend the Oklahoma Dressage Society Show at Tulsa Expo Square for a pool of equestrian talent. See riders and horses compete for top marks in a series of difficult tests at this spring showcase. Witness horses perform a series of bouncy walks and trots in a memorized sequence, an impressive feat to all watching from the stands.

Tulsa Expo Square, 4145 E 21st Street ,Tulsa, OK 74114, 918-605-3263

May 4 – September 28, 2024, Every Saturday, 7:00a.m. – 11:00p.m.
Tulsa Farmer’s Market

Our primary objective is to provide a thriving marketplace for both local producers and consumers, solidifying our position as Oklahoma's premier farmers' market. We take pride in curating a diverse selection of vendors, all of whom share a deep commitment to delivering the highest quality products to our patrons. We understand that our success is not just measured in sales but in the impact we have on our community. By encouraging sustainable agriculture and responsible consumption, we strive to leave a positive, lasting impression on Oklahoma.

Kendall Whittier, 1 S. Lewis Avenue, Tulsa, OK,

May 4, 2024, 1:30p.m. – 1:45p.m.
Tulsa Boys Home Run for the Roses

Enjoy an afternoon at Tulsa Boys’ Home’s signature Kentucky Derby themed fundraising event with races simulcast live from Churchill Downs, on-site betting, silent & live auctions, raffles, wine & cigar pull, best hat & bow tie contest, open bar and fabulous food!

The Pavillion at Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st Street, Tulsa, OK 74114, Mike Murphy, 918-245-0231, ext. 5,, Email: eat23@eau23eav23eaw23

May 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2024, 9:30a.m. – 12:30p.m.
Tiny Tulsa: Inclusive Play Program

Every Saturday in May, Gathering Place will offer Tiny Tulsa, an inclusive play program in ONEOK Boathouse. This program is designed for Pre-K through 5th grade students and their families and features low lighting, soothing sounds, creative toys, art materials, and adaptive play elements in an inclusive environment, offering children with special needs a space to feel safe and play alongside others. ONEOK Boathouse will transform into a tiny version of Tulsa, featuring a farmer's market, food truck, construction truck, post office, medical office, art studio, library, and park.

Gathering Place, 2650 S. John Williams Way, Tulsa, OK 74114,

May 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2024 (every Saturday), 7:30p.m. – 10:00p.m.
The Drunkard & the Olio

Enjoy a truly unique evening of audience participation fun in “The Drunkard,” and old-time melodrama! Boo and hiss the villain, cheer on the hero, sing along to some grand old songs, and enjoy some of Tulsa area’s finest talent in the “Olio” preceding the play.

1381 Riverside Drive, Tulsa, OK 74127, 918-587-5030,

May 4 – 5, 2024, 10:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
The Art of Cinematic Lighting

The Art of Cinematic Lighting is two-day workshop that will be held from 10am - 5pm on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5 in person at Good Name Co, 6838 E. 44th St, Tulsa, OK 74145. The workshop introduces students to the basics of lighting a scene for a traditional narrative film production. Students will learn how to use gear found on professional sets, including a variety of lights, stands, and light modifiers, as well as, basic techniques used to achieve looks frequently utilized during the course of a film production. The workshop will be taught by veteran filmmakers using a blend of lecture and hands-on exercises in a professional lighting studio.

OSU-Tulsa, 700 N. Greenwood Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74106,

May 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25th & 26th, 2024
Oklahoma Renaissance Festival

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.

The Castle of Muskogee, 3400 W. Fern Mountain Road, Muskogee, OK 74401, 918-687-3625,, Email: eat25@eau25eav25eaw25

May 5, 2024, 1:30p.m. – 5:00p.m.
Oklahoma Bridal & Wedding Expo

Newly engaged couples are invited to attend the Bridal & Wedding Expo hosted inside Central Park Hall at Tulsa Expo Square. Future brides can soak in wedding dress inspiration at the on-site fashion show before meeting with vendors who can help bring wedding dreams into reality. From dance instructors and makeup artists to florists and videographers, cross wedding planning items off your to-do list in an afternoon spent at the Bridal & Wedding Expo in Tulsa.

Tulsa Expo Square, 4145 E 21st Street, Tulsa, OK 74114, 888-433-3976,

May 7, 2024, 9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
2024 Rogers County Career Fair

Job seekers and employers from across Rogers County will have the opportunity to connect at the 2024 Rogers County Career Fair! Join Claremore Economic Development and Northeast Tech on Tuesday, May 7, for a county-wide public hiring expo.

Northeast Technology Center, 19008 OK-88, Claremore, OK, 74017,

May 9, 2024, 6:00p.m. – 8;00p.m.
Market on Main

Invite the whole family out for a night of fun in downtown Collinsville during Market on Main. Local vendors and food trucks will line Main Street during this monthly market where attendees will be free to shop goods from small businesses and dine on local cuisine. 

903 W Main Street, Collinsville, OK 74021, 918-371-4703,, Email: eat27@eau27eav27eaw27

May 10 – May 12, 2024, Hours: Friday: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm; Saturday: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm; and Sunday: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm.
Tulsa International Mayfest

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 highlight 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.

400 S Main Street, Tulsa, OK 74103, 918-584-3333,, Email: eat29@eau29eav29eaw29

May 10, 2024, 7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.
Sizzlin’ Summer Series

Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets to Unity Square in Bartlesville for the Sizzlin' Summer Series. This free concert series in Bartlesville's urban green space features live music, children's activities, local food, and all-ages fun outdoors. Be sure to check out the food trucks and vendors around the square before claiming your space on the lawn to enjoy live music from The Leah Sawyer Band. 

300 SE Adams Blvd, Bartlesville, OK 74006, 918-337-2787,, Email: eat31@eau31eav31eaw31

May 10 – May 12, 2024
Southern Plains Mopaar Festival

Make your way to Bristow this May for the Southern Plains MOPAAR Fest. This three-day car show and race event will see vehicles of all kinds gather, cruise and compete against one another. First-day festivities include a cruise down Route 66 as well as a poker run. The following day, watch the cars compete in all-day drag racing followed by a car show and swap meet. Racing and swapmeet continue into the final day where the final awards will be given out. Don't miss this three-day auto extravaganza when the Southern Plains MOPAAR Fest returns for its fourth year. 

Crown Auto World
901 S Roland Street, Bristow, OK 74010, 405-596-6513,, Email: eat33@eau33eav33eaw33

May 11, 2024, 12:00p.m. – 10:00p.m.
Fiesta de Mayo

Celebrate Hispanic culture at the annual Fiesta de Mayo in Broken Arrow's Rose District. Gather together along Main Street for a day filled with dancing, live music, family-friendly activities, shopping and more. Be sure to order a round of beers, sip on a refreshing margarita or enjoy authentic Mexican food available at this festive event.

Rose District, 418 S Main Street, Broken Arrow, OK 74013, 918-638-6357, eat35@eau35eav35eaw35

May 11 – May 12, 2024, 10:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.
Tulsa Festival of Kites

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 Road, Tulsa, OK 74146, 918-630-9334, Email: eat37@eau37eav37eaw37

May 11 – May 12, 2024, Hours: Saturday, 10:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.; Sunday, 10:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
Tulsa Oddities & Curiosities Expo

The Tulsa Oddities & Curiosities Expo brings unique vendors together over a common love of the strange and unusual. Come shop at Tulsa Expo Square, and take home weird taxidermy, odd jewelry, unusual art, creepy animal bones, bizarre antiques and strange curiosities. Guests can feast their eyes on everything from steampunk jewelry to bug artwork at this interesting, one-of-a-kind shopping experience. 

Tulsa Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st, Tulsa, OK 74114, 918-743-1113,, Email: eat39@eau39eav39eaw39

May 11, 2024, 10:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
Tulsa Garden Tour

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 2024, the "Heart & Soil" tour offers four unique gardens located throughout midtown. Visitors can purchase a ticket to embark on the self-guided tour and for the chance to win a selection of gardening prizes. 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.

Midtown Tulsa, Tulsa, OK 74114, 918-625-1161,, Email: eat41@eau41eav41eaw41

May 11 – May 25, 2024, 8:00a.m. daily
Breeder’s Invitational

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.

Tulsa Expo Square, 4000 E 15th Street, Tulsa, OK 74114, 661-327-7511,, Email: eat43@eau43eav43eaw43

May 11, 2024, 9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
British Tabouleh Fest

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, sliding down the water slide, visting vendors, trying new foods, trying to dunk the policemen in the dunk tank, 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 dancing make this one of the most unique festivals in Oklahoma.

Main Street, Bristow, OK 74010, 918-807-1734, Email: eat45@eau45eav45eaw45

May 11, 2024, 9:00a.m.
Second Saturday Architecture Tour – Modern Tulsa: Down Town Mid Mod & More

Take a fun and educational walking tour through downtown Tulsa and other historical local sites during Second Saturday Architecture Tours, hosted by the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture. These monthly walking tours will give you an insightful look into the exciting architecture and prestigious collections that you may pass by every day. Sites include Tulsa's various Art Deco buildings, The Church Studio, the Blue Dome District, America's Crossroads in Sapulpa and much more. 

Various Locations, Tulsa, OK 74103, 918-583-5550,, Email: eat47@eau47eav47eaw47

May 11, 2024, 1:00p.m – 4:00p.m.
Spin & Knit- In

On the second Saturday of each month, drop by the farm to watch or participate in hand crafts and fiber arts. Bring a craft to work on or come for a free help session with fiber arts such as spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting or felting.

Shepherd's Cross, 16792 E 450 Road, Claremore, OK 74017, 918-342-5911,, Email: eat49@eau49eav49eaw49

May 11 – May 12, 2024, 10:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
Introduction to Film Editing

Editing can be one of the most challenging aspects of filmmaking. Blending artistic interpretation with technical know-how is a juggling act - but one that can be learned! In this workshop, students will receive an introduction to the post-production workflow commonly used by film editors from project creation and organization to generating a final viewable sample of their work. This 2-day workshop will be held in person at OSU-Tulsa on Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12,2024 from 10am-5pm each day.

OSU-Tulsa, 700 N. Greenwood Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74106,

May 12 – May 13, 2024
Rooster Days Rodeo

The Rooster Days Rodeo is an annual event coinciding with the Rooster Days Festival in downtown Broken Arrow. Come out for bareback bronc, calf roping, steer wrestling, bull riding, team roping, ladies breakaway roping, calf scramble, and both open and junior barrel racing. Watch some of the state's finest ropers and riders compete for money and prizes at this thrilling annual Western event.

Round-Up Club Arena, 10505 S 241st E Avenue, Broken Arrow, OK 74014, 918-557-6307, Email: eat51@eau51eav51eaw51

May 16 – May 19, 2024, Hours: Thursday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm; Friday: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm; Saturday: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm; and Sunday: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm.
Rooster Days Festival

Make your way to the annual Rooster Days Festival in Broken Arrow, one of the oldest continually running festivals in Oklahoma, for a large carnival, a parade, live entertainment and more. Visitors to this fun festival will also enjoy a children's area and 20,000 square feet of arts and crafts. Rooster Days has something for everyone including twirling amusement rides. Enjoy live music throughout Rooster Days Festival, and check out the on-site food vendors for a corn dog, fried ice cream, cotton candy and more tasty treats. Enjoy live music in the entertainment pavilion and the opening of the Rooster Days market and carnival rides on Thursday and Friday. On Saturday morning, the streets of downtown Broken Arrow will flood with spectators of all ages waiting for the parade. Kids will line the streets with goody bags ready to gather candy and celebrate this annual Rooster Days tradition. 

Central Park, 1500 S Main Street, Broken Arrow, OK 74012, 918-251-1518,, Email: eat53@eau53eav53eaw53

May 16, 2024, 8:00a.m.
Rooster Days Run

Save the date for the Rooster Days Run in Broken Arrow’s Rose District. Held prior to the city’s annual festival, this fun event is a great way to start Rooster Days off on the right foot. Sign up for the 5K or fun run, or join the crowd cheering runners on at Chisholm Trail South Park.

Rose District, Broken Arrow, OK 74012, 918-251-1518,, Email: eat53@eau53eav53eaw53

May 16 – May 18, 2024,  Hours: Friday: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm; Saturday: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm.
Bixby BBQ ‘N Blues Festival

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. Visitors to this annual festival will enjoy free cooking demos, delicious barbecue entries and a wide variety of fair food. Make sure to take part in the People's Choice barbecue competition on Saturday, when barbecue entries are judged by festival-goers who purchase a People's Choice Award taster kit. Bring your kids to the festival's popular Kids Zone, where they can enjoy numerous inflatable jumpers for a small fee per child. Young ones can also stretch their skills during the Kid's-Q, where children ages 6 to 15 will compete to win best barbecue. Come for the barbecue and stay for the great live blues music. Nashville's John Nemeth takes the festival stage on Friday, while The Dylan Whitney Band closes out the event on Saturday night.

Washington Irving Memorial Park & Arboretum, 137th & S Memorial, Bixby, OK 74008, 918-549-8065,, Email: eat57@eau57eav57eaw57

May 16, 2024, 6:00p.m. – 7:30p.m.
Music on the Lawn at the Frank Phillips Home

Pack your lawn chairs and a picnic! We're bringing live music to the lawn that the whole family can enjoy. FREE ADMISSION.

Frank Phillips Home, 1107 Cherokee, Bartlesville, OK 74003, 918-336-2491,

May 16, 2024, 5:00p.m. – 10:30p.m.
Movie in the Park: Inside Out

Bring a blanket or a lawn chair, and join us for a free movie! In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, we have partnered with Tulsa Public Schools and the Mental Health Association of Oklahoma for May's Movie in the Park. Enjoy a free screening of the animated film Inside Out. Before the movie, stop by the Mental Health Resource Fair from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the park. In addition, check out the art exhibit inside Fly Loft, located across from Guthrie Green, highlighting mental health and wellness.

111 Reconciliation Way, Tulsa, OK 74103, 918-574-2421,, Email: eat59@eau59eav59eaw59

May 16 – May 18, 2024, 10:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.
Black Wall Street Rally

Enjoy a little fun for a good cause at the Black Wall Street Rally. Held in Tulsa's historically black Greenwood District, this annual event will provide something for nearly everyone. History buffs can enjoy tours of the area, while motorcycle enthusiasts can enjoy the custom bike show complete with demo rides. The festivities will also feature music and live entertainment, arts and crafts, financial empowerment workshops, special guest speakers, dancing, food trucks and much more.

Greenwood Cultural Center, 1216 N. Lansing Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74106, 918-406-6693,, Email: eat61@eau61eav61eaw61

May 17, 2024, 5:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.
AAPI Heritage Month Night Market

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: eat63@eau63eav63eaw63

May 17, 2024
Third Thursday in the Park

On the Third Thursday of the month throughout Spring and Summer, you will find Skiatook’s Central Park buzzing with Food Trucks, Vendors, Live Music and people coming together as a Community. All of that, along with the Splash Pad and Walking Trails that the park has to offer. Stop by, Shop from our local businesses, Taste the flavors of the food trucks and Enjoy this FREE event.

Skiatook Central Park, Corner of Hwy 20 & South Locust Street, Skiatook, OK 74070,

May 17, 2024, 6:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.
Lavendar Haze and Purple Rain Yoga Jam

Let’s Go CRAZY for Prince and Shake it Off with Taylor! Get ready for an electric, eclectic class with a mix of moves and music. You may be the Anti-hero but it’s good Karma to move your thing. U Got The Look with that bright red lipstick and raspberry beret. Save your spot today, we have a Blank Space baby, and we’ll write your name! All experience levels welcome. Please bring your own yoga mat.

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

May 18, 2024, 8:00a.m.
Rooster Days Run

Save the date for the Rooster Days Run in Broken Arrow’s Rose District. Held prior to the city’s annual festival, this fun event is a great way to start Rooster Days off on the right foot. Sign up for the 5K or fun run, or join the crowd cheering runners on at Chisholm Trail South Park.

Rose District, Broken Arrow, OK 74012, 918-251-1518,, Email: eat53@eau53eav53eaw53

May 18, 2024
GRM Bug Run

Ride through the beautiful scenery surrounding Muskogee at the Gospel Rescue Mission Bug Run in May. The event challenges motorcyclists to catch bugs on a target while traveling a sixty-mile route through scenic northeastern Oklahoma. Once you complete the course, return to the Depot Green to tally up your bugs then enjoy live music and cuisine from local food trucks. Registration, 4:00p.m.; judging, 7:00p.m.

Depot Green, 205 Elgin Street, Muskogee, OK 74401, 918-682-3489, Email: eat67@eau67eav67eaw67

May 18, 2024, 7:00a.m.
Woolaroc Spring Trail Ride

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, www.woolaroc,org, Email: eat69@eau69eav69eaw69

May 18, 2024
Cop Land Classic Bike Ride

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. Registration at 7:00a.m.; rides begin at 8:00a.m.

Tulsa Police Training Center, 6066 E 66 St North, Tulsa, OK 74169, 918-527-0045,, Email: eat71@eau71eav71eaw71

May 18, 2024, 8:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.
The Wayne Mccombs Classic

Join us at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum for The Wayne McCombs Classic! An old fashioned 1880’s Baseball Game.

Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 W. Will Rogers Boulevard, 918-341-0719,

May 18, 2024, 10:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.
125th Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club Old Fashioned Picnic and Homecoming

The Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club invites you to come celebrate tradition with us at our 125th Anniversary, unity in the community annual picnic at the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in Oologah. The Pocahontas Club hosts the annual picnic on the grounds of the legacy ranch, celebrating Cherokee heritage and bringing people from all walks of life together for a relaxing, informative, and entertaining afternoon. This year’s picnic is not just any gathering; it marks the 125th anniversary of this highly esteemed Club, making it a “Homecoming” event of unparalleled significance. We encourage the current active members of the Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club to invite the original founding families and the community at large to gather at the Will Rogers Birthplace to honor this monumental occasion. True to tradition, the picnic will feature an array of beloved Cherokee foods, such as a traditional hog fry and fresh strawberry shortcake, along with showcasing Cherokee games and live music, for a gathering of family and friends.

Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, 9501 E. 380 Road, Oolagah, OK , 74053, Debra West, Email: eat73@eau73eav73eaw73

May 18, 2024, 10:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
Time Travelers Vintage Expo

Featuring the absolute best in vintage clothing, home goods, retro-inspired handmade items, & more! Children 12 & Under are Free!

4145 E. 21st Street, Tulsa, OK 74114, 918-744-1113,

May 18, 2024, 10:00a.m. – 11:00p.m.
Oologah Pioneer Days Celebration

Oologah Pioneer Day Celebration is always a fun day of activity. Presented by the Oologah Chamber of Commerce, we have something for everyone. This year we have a day packed full of activities including an entertainment lineup you will not want to miss! Parade: 10AM; Games: 12PM-4PM; Vendors: 10AM-4PM; Live Music 11:30AM-5PM; Line Dancing 5:30PM- 6:30PM; Headliners Austin Dixon & Jeremy Studdard 7PM-11PM; Food Trucks 10AM-11PM.

105 N. Maple, Talala, OK 74080,

May 19, 2024, 2:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.
Lager Land Festival

Sip on one-of-a-kind lagers from across Oklahoma while taking in breathtaking art at the Philbrook Gardens during the Lager Land Festival in Tulsa this May. At this event, guests will have over two dozen lagers to try from some of the state's premier breweries. In addition to delicious drinks, enjoy live music and unique art from local artists, as well as the beautiful surroundings of the Philbrook Gardens. Secure your ticket and enjoy this afternoon full of music, fun and drinks at the Lager Land Festival. 

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

May 20 – May 25, 2024, Hours: Monday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm; Tuesday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm; Wednesday: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm; Thursday: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm, Friday: 7:30 am - 3:00 pm, Saturday: 7:30 am - 3:00 pm.
Real Okie Championship

Grab your golf bag and head to Muskogee to compete in the annual Real Okie Championship. Amateur and professional golfers alike are invited to partake in this six-day golf tournament at Muskogee Golf Club. Spectators are welcome to watch for free, while competitors will have the chance at taking home cash earnings for top rankings.

Muskogee Golf Club, 2400 N Country Club Road, Muskogee, OK 74403, 918-682-3721, Email: eat75@eau75eav75eaw75

May 21, 2024, 5:30p.m. – 6:30p.m
TAAS Monthly Member Meeting

The Tulsa Area Azalea Society meets every third Tuesday of the month in the Outdoor Classroom at Woodward Park building. We are currently welcoming new members and would love to have you join! Each month we discuss gardening tips and topics for azaleas, community outreach opportunities, and answer questions from the general public on how best they can care for their azaleas.

Tulsa Garden Center, Outdoor Classroom, 2435 E. Peoria Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74114, 918-633-2428,, Email: eat77@eau77eav77eaw77

May 23, 2024
Boots on the Boulevard

Kick off the Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo by heading to Boots on the Boulevard in downtown Claremore this May. This old-fashioned street fair will have everything from food trucks to family-friendly activities and live music from The Bison Band. Merchants along Main Street will also stay open late, so visitors can enjoy local shopping. Put on your boots and join Claremore for this exciting, rodeo-themed event. 

422 W Will Rogers Blvd, Claremore, OK 74017, 918-342-5357,, Email: eat79@eau79eav79eaw79

May 23 – May 25, 2024, 7:30p.m. – 9:00p.m.
Romeo & Juliet

Alan Gentges and Theater Bartlesville present Shakespeare's romantic tragedy, ROMEO and JULIET, on May 23rd-25th at 7:30pm. Directed by Shelby Brammer and set in Verona, a small American city in the early 1960s, each performance takes place outside on Dewey Avenue in front of Theater Bartlesville. Seating is provided, but feel free to bring your own outdoor folding chairs. Accepting suggested donations of $20 online at, by calling (918) 335-1900, or at the ticket office before each performance.

Theater Bathlesville, 312 S. Dewey Avenue, Bartlesville, OK 74003, 918-335-1900,­_760

May 24, 2024
Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo

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.

Will Rogers Stampede Arena, 13653 E 480 Road, Claremore, OK 74017, 918-740-8601,, Email: eat81@eau81eav81eaw81

May 24 – May 26, 2024
Oklahoma – Kansas Welsch Pony and Cob Show

Head to the Claremore Expo Center this May for the Oklahoma-Kansas Welsh Pony and Cob Show. The event will showcase ponies performing demonstrations in a variety of disciplines including hunters, driving, halter English pleasure and Western pleasure. 

Visit Claremore, 400 S Veterans Pkwy, Claremore, OK 74017, Phone: 918-342-5357,, Email: eat79@eau79eav79eaw79

May 24, 2024, 7:45p.m.
Fowler Automotive Films on the Lawn Presents: Napoleon Dynamite

Join us as we kick off the season, Rex Kwon Do style, with crowd favorite, Napoleon Dynamite! Arrive early for pre-show activities and picnicking on the Film Lawn.

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

May 24 – May 26, 2024
78th Annual Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo

Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo is a fun time for the whole family ; from Mutton Bustin’ to Bull Riding there is something for everyone to enjoy! Gates open at 6pm May 24-26 with kick off at 7pm nightly. Enjoy Mutton Bustin’ and Calf Scramble, both for the younger cowboys and cowgirls, starting at 7. PRCA performances start at 8pm nightly. Concessions and beverages on site with numerous vendors offering handmade items of western ware and decor. Parking is located at Lantow Stadium at Claremore High School, with complimentary shuttles to and from Stampede Park. Shuttles start at 5:30pm nightly, and last trip from Stampede Park to the stadium will be 10:15p.m.

Stampede Park, 13601 E. 480 Road, Claremore, OK 74017,

May 25 – May 26, 2024, Hours: Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sunday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
R.K. Gun & Knife Show

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.

Tulsa Expo Square, 4145 E 21st Street, Tulsa, OK 74112, 417-567-2002,, Email: eat85@eau85eav85eaw85

May 25, 8:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.
Claremore’s Indoor Flea Market

Claremore's Indoor Flea Market offers a day filled with shopping in the comfort of the climate-controlled Claremore Expo Center. Bring a bag or a wagon and hunt for treasures among a variety of vendors. Refreshments like baked goods and beverages will also be available for purchase and an ATM will be located on-site for guest convenience.

Visit Claremore, 400 S Veterans Pkwy, Claremore, OK 74017, 918-342-5357,, Email: eat87@eau87eav87eaw87

May 25, 5:30p.m. – 9:30p.m.
Water Lantern Festival

Voted one of the best cultural festivals in the country by USA Today for several years running, the Water Lantern Festival invites you to experience the awe-inspiring beauty of thousands of lanterns reflecting off Tulsa's waterways.  This family-friendly event creates a magical nighttime experience for all ages to enjoy, offering food trucks, games and activities, and live music, all culminating in the lighting of the lanterns. A ticket to the Water Lantern Festival in Broken Arrow includes a floating lantern kit, an LED candle, a commemorative drawstring bag, a marker, playing cards, conversation cards and clean up after the event. The fun begins with music, games, and delectable local fare via a variety of on-site food trucks, and as the night progresses, festival-goers are encouraged to decorate their unique lanterns with messages of love, peace, happiness, and healing before they're lit and launched onto the water, creating a breathtaking scene of reflections and light. 

Nienhuls Park, 3201 N. 9th Street, Broken Arrow, OK 74012, Email: eat89@eau89eav89eaw89

May 28, 2024
Tulsa Kayak’s Bassalon

Spend a day on Claremore Lake reeling in fish during Tulsa Kayak's Bassathon. The tournament invites anglers of all skill levels to compete for a small jackpot during this entry level competition. Admission is $20.

Visit Claremore, 400 S Veterans Pkwy, Claremore, OK 74017, 918-342-5357,

May 31, 2024
John Hope Franklin National Symposium

Attend the John Hope Franklin National Symposium on the University of Tulsa's 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. This second part of the symposium will feature historian, author and professor Erica Armstrong Dunbar. 

Lorton Performance Arts Center, 550 S Gary Place, Tulsa, OK 74104, 918-295-5009,, Email: eat91@eau91eav91eaw91

May 31 – June 2, 2024, 9:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.
Port City Volkswagen Show

Head out to Rogers Point Park in Catoosa for the Port City Volkswagen Show. Bring the whole family to the Verdigris River area and enjoy over 125 Volkswagens old and new, as well as live music, a kid's zone and food. Shop from vendors and scope out vintage and modern models of classic bugs and busses at this weekend-long show located right off Route 66 along the Verdigris River.

Rogers Point Park, 4001 N Hwy 66, Catoosa, OK 74019, 918-698-3780,, Email: eat93@eau93eav93eaw93

May 31, 2024, 7:00p.m.
Movie Night at the Museum Presents: Angels in the Outfield

This month’s feature will be “Angels in the Outfield.”  Doors will open at 6:00 with the movie starting at 7:00p.m. Admission and popcorn are free thanks to Bank of Commerce.

Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 W. Will Rogers Boulevard, Tulsa, OK 74107, 918-341-0719,

May 31 – June 2, 2024, Hours: Friday, 3:00p.m. – 10:00p.m.; Saturday, 10:00a.m. – 10:00p.m.; Sunday, 10:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.

This years Sunfest will have even more vendors at the market place, and the music, food and youth areas you have come to enjoy in past years. Come out and join us for Oklahoma's largest backyard picnic. And of course admission is still free!

Sooner Park, 410 S. Madison, Bartlesville, OK 74006,, Email: eat95@eau95eav95eaw95


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