September in OKC
As summer comes to a close, fall brings annual traditions, concerts, sports and much more. For a full list of events coming in September, visit our events page or click the link above to view our "What to OKC" video.
It’s back and with two more nights added to the schedule! This season, Dancing in the Gardens will last from May to September. Join us as we transform the Seasonal Plaza into an urban dance space. Beginning at 7 p.m., instructors from 3Sixty Dance Studio will give a dance demonstration followed by a FREE lesson for all. At 8on our DJ will crank it up!
We’ve searched across 4,503 separate locations in the multiverse to find the most unique vendors for Geekinomicon. We will have everything from cosplay supplies, geek gear, signed memorabilia, clothing, and much more. We are also working on some special services unique to Geekinomicon so stay tuned for details.
WestFest will take place along the historic Western Avenue from NW 41st to NW 43rd Street on Saturday, September 3rd, from noon to 10 p.m. Western will be closed along these blocks for this event so participants can enjoy the new streetscape as well as the musicians on two outdoor stages. Attendees are encouraged to walk or bike to the event.
The 2016 American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame ceremonies will take place from 6-10pm on Friday, September 9th at VAST located in Devon Tower. This formal event will feature a reception, dinner and the Hall of Fame induction ceremony with musical performances by honorees and other celebrity guests.
On the heels of his sold-out shows earlier this year, country music superstar Blake Shelton will continue the fun this fall with his 2016 Tour Presented by Gildan®. Shelton will kick-off the tour in his home state with a two-night stand in Oklahoma City, OK on Sept. 9-10. Fans can look forward to new songs from his forthcoming album If I’m Honest, including the Top 10 “Came Here To Forget” plus many of his 21 number one singles, from his debut single “Austin,” to his most recent #1, “Gonna.”
Floating Films at RIVERSPORT Rapids provides a fun evening for the entire family. Movies are projected outdoors at the new RIVERSPORT Rapids whitewater rafting & kayaking center. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and watch the film for free from the banks of the lower pond or rent a tube or raft($10 per person) for the full Floating Film experience! Tubing is included with your All Access Day or Annual Pass.
Come enjoy a full day of outdoor fun at Mesta Festa in Oklahoma City. Located in the Midtown District at Perle Mesta Park, this free neighborhood festival draws people from all over the metro to listen to live music, play outdoor games like kubb and bocce ball and check out a myriad of different food trucks. The family friendly festival also features a kid’s activity area, arts and crafts, local artist booths and even snow cones. Featuring beer and wine from over a dozen metro restaurants, bars, breweries and vineyards, the Mesta Park beer garden will be serving adult libations to festival-goers who purchase a wristband the day of the event.
Grab the family and head to Oklahoma City's Governor's Mansion for a fun-filled day. Join Governor Mary Fallin for Septemberfest, a free festival exploring the rich heritage and diversity for which Oklahoma is known. People of all ages are invited to the mansion to experience a wealth of attractions, activities, exhibits and demonstrations. This event features crafts, music, storytelling, historical re-enactments, agricultural exhibits, theater, face-painting and everything in between.
Cyndi Lauper’s celebrated musical journey takes an unexpected southern turn on DETOUR, her 11th studio album, which finds the Grammy®, Emmy® and Tony®-winning singer-songwriter putting her signature spin on a dozen classic country songs.
Your favorite health and wellness activity is back! Join other runners in a 5K run, led by Ultramax Sports Oklahoma, through the scenic downtown area as the sun sets. We’ll make a brief recreational pit stop along the way at a great local establishment then finish the run at the Gardens. Those who make their $5 donation will be entered in a drawing for prizes from Red Coyote Running and Fitness.
Live music, great food and epic sunsets set the stage for GLOW. Relax, listen to local bands and watch the kids play. Kick it up a notch with whitewater tubing, a game of sand volleyball, or go for a paddle on the river. Enjoy food from OKC’s favorite food trucks, grab a beer, a glass of wine or cocktail from Big Water Grill, and enjoy watching the action on the rapids. At dusk, head down to the Chesapeake Finish Line Tower and watch the free FAA Credit Union Summer Movie under the stars.
America's premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, will be performing his signature stand-up routine. Seinfeld has been hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere. Seinfeld now sets his sights on performing both nationally and internationally in 2016.
They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines. Direct from Broadway comes NEWSIES, the smash-hit, crowd pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards® for Best Score and Best Choreography, NEWSIES has audiences and critics alike calling it “a musical worth singing about!” (The New York Times). Filled with one heart-pounding number after another, it’s a high energy explosion of song and dance you just don’t want to miss. Based on true events, NEWSIES tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. It’s a rousing tale about fighting for what’s right… and staying true to who you are.
The Avett Brothers are coming to Oklahoma City Sept. 22 at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Tickets go on sale at Noon Friday, April 22 and can be purchased at the arena box office, by phone at (800) 745-3000 and at Ticketmaster.com.
Join us on Saturday, September 24 from 12pm to 10pm for the 18th Annual Plaza District Festival, presented by Fowler Auto Group and Oklahoma Employees Credit Union. Featuring a wide array of live musicians, food trucks, visual artists and children's activities, the Festival is expected to draw over 20,000 attendees from across the Oklahoma City metro area. The Festival is free and open to the public and offers the surrounding neighborhoods an arts festival right in the heart of their community.
Grab the family and head to the fun and fascinating annual Turkish Festival, held at the Myriad Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City. Join the celebration of food, dance and art from the country of Turkey. The festival features traditional folk dances and music as well as handmade arts and crafts for sale. See demonstrations and examples of the Turkish water marbling art known as Ebru and bring your appetite for the delicious cuisine of Turkey. This event is open to the public and is sure to be fun for the entire family.
The 2016 Oklahoma Regatta Festival will take place Sept. 30 – 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!
Fresh off the heels of their wildly successful run of headlining shows with Marilyn Manson and Of Mice and Men opening – Des Moines, Iowa shock-metal band SLIPKNOT has added five more dates to their North American run and will be appearing at Chesapeake Energy Arena on September 30th at 8PM. Support for the OKC show is still TBD.