Pumpkins, Fall festivals, concerts galore, Thunder basketball and much more make OKC in October the place to be. Be here to experience more than just the wonderful weather.
The 2016 Oklahoma Regatta Festival will take place Sept. 29 – Oct. 2 in the Boathouse District, downtown on the Oklahoma River. The four-day celebration of rowing, kayaking, dragon boating, whitewater rafting and family fun includes the Oklahoma City University Head of the Oklahoma race, OGE NightSprints…and a family festival featuring live music, food trucks, beer gardens, a front row seat for all the racing – and RIVERSPORT Adventures!
Bring the whole family to Stockyards City in Oklahoma City for the district’s premier event, Stockyards Stampede. Beginning on Exchange Avenue, a longhorn-led parade kicks everything off, followed by a whole day’s worth of cowboy entertainment. After the parade, wander around, savoring the aroma of range approved Dutch oven and chuck wagon cuisine paired with a variety of folk and western musicians.
Tickets are $18 for ages two and older on both Saturday and Sunday. Fridays tickets are $16.00 each. Tickets purchases of 20 or more are $14. A children under two rides free as a lap child. Service charges apply for advance purchases. 2016 ticket prices subject to change
Frontier City’s spine-tingling Halloween spooktacular is back for its 27th year with something for the bravest at heart to the littlest ghouls and goblins. This year’s FrightFest celebration will run Friday nights (with extended daily hours for Fall Break on October 14 and 21), Saturdays, and Sundays from October 1-30.
Save the Farm! We need your help to save the Orr Family Farm! We have been invaded by the undead and are searching for brave men and women to take on this challenge. Join the fight by loading up on one of our war wagons and shoot paintballs at the zombies on our land. We are offering timed-ticketing so you don't have to wait in line for this excitement! Are you brave enough to fight the undead? There is only one way to find out...
Make your way to Pumpkinville at the Myriad Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City to celebrate the fall season. Explore the Children's Garden and marvel at its transformation into a festive fall wonderland featuring 2,000 pumpkins, a hay bale maze and more. Kids will have a blast with a variety of planned activities and crafts, including pumpkin decorating, making Halloween decorations and cider pressing. On select days at Pumpkinville, kids will also enjoy storytelling and ghost stories.
Tired of the same old Halloween Parties? Join us at the Exchange Landing to experience Haunt the River Cruise on Saturday nights in October. Enjoy the decorated boat, haunted tunes, light snacks and cash bar on board. Boarding at 7:45pm. Space is limited and reservations are required. Boarding begins 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time.
An Affair of the Heart has become an annual event for many with of excited visitors browsing, shopping, and taking home their special treasures. With such outstanding selections of quality arts, crafts, antiques, collectibles, accessories, gourmet foods, and more, you are sure to find exactly what you are looking for.It's the best three days of shopping, walking and eating you'll experience!
Parade organizers have announced the annual Oklahoma City Halloween Parade will take place at 7 p.m. October 22 on Automobile Alley. The family friendly event will include children’s activities prior to the parade and a block party with live entertainment following the parade. The parade will step off North Broadway Avenue beginning at NW 13 Street, ending on NW 4 Street. Some of the parade entries will return to Auto Alley for the block party.
Enjoy Haunt the Harn, a family-friendly event for children of all ages. Kids are invited to trick-or-treat at each of the historic buildings on this site and participate in games and crafts, including face-painting, a cupcake walk and pumpkin bowling. Also enjoy sweets, a hayride around the ten-acre property and the roasting of marshmallows around a campfire.
The I Love The 90’s tour will bring you back to the days when MTV actually played music, when the president told you could smoke marijuana without inhaling, and a rubber koosh ball was on every kids Christmas list. Featuring performances from Vanilla Ice, Salt n Pepa, All 4 One, Tone Loc, Coolio and Rob Base, the tour will come to Cox Convention Center on Oct. 1. Tickets will go on sale Friday, April 29 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena box office, Ticketmaster.com and charge by phone 800-745-3000.
American culture encompasses the customs and traditions of the United States, including language, religion, food and the arts. American culture has been shaped by European immigrants, American Indians, Latin Americans, Africans and Asians. America is described as a “melting pot” in which these different cultures have contributed their own distinct flavors and influences, and it is the most culturally diverse country in the world.
THE HILLS ARE ALIVE! A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O’Brien, is coming to the Civic Center Music Hall. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song. THE SOUND OF MUSIC features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp. THE SOUND OF MUSIC enjoyed extraordinary success as the first live television production of a musical in over 50 years when “The Sound of Music Live!” aired on NBC in December, 2013 and was seen by over 44 million people. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.
For more than 35 years The Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show has represented the pinnacle of achievement in the Morgan Horse world. It is held mid-October each year in Oklahoma City to permit equal access for exhibitors from all parts of the country. More than 5,000 Morgan enthusiasts attend the show at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds.
Each year, the highlight of the team roping season are USTRC's seven regional finals and its National Finals of Team Roping, which combined offer more than $6 million in prize money and over a $1 million in prizes to its member ropers, one of the richest prize packages in equine and rodeo-related competition. Held at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, this is a championship event you won't want to miss!