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Jul30
Jul 30 - Jul 30, 2014

Sonic Summer Movies: The…

SONIC SUMMER Movies return to the Great Lawn at the Myriad Gardens this…more
Aug01
Apr 04 - Apr 03, 2015

Paseo Arts District…

The Paseo Arts District First Friday Gallery Walk is held on the first…more
Aug02
Aug 02 - Aug 02, 2014

Oklahoma City Energy FC…

Watch Oklahoma City's USL Pro soccer team, Energy FC, take on the Orange…more
Aug02
Aug 02 - Aug 02, 2014

Oklahoma City RedHawks…

Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Colorado Spring Sky Sox Chickasaw Bricktown…more
Aug03
Aug 03 - Aug 03, 2014

Oklahoma City RedHawks…

Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Colorado Springs Sky Sox Kids run the bases!…more
Aug03
Aug 03 - Aug 03, 2014

Sunday Twilight Concert…

The Arts Council of Oklahoma City's Sunday Twilight Concert Series,…more
Aug04
Aug 04 - Aug 04, 2014

Oklahoma City RedHawks…

Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Colorado Springs Sky Soxmore
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Aug 05 - Aug 05, 2014

Oklahoma City RedHawks…

Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Colorado Springs Sky Soxmore
Aug06
Aug 06 - Aug 06, 2014

Sonic Summer Movies:…

SONIC SUMMER Movies return to the Great Lawn at the Myriad Gardens this…more
Aug07
Aug 07 - Aug 07, 2014

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Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Iowa Cubsmore
Aug07
Jul 03 - Dec 04, 2014

Western Avenue On the…

Join us for On The Lawn! Every 1st Thursday you can find family, food and…more
Aug08
Jan 10 - Jan 09, 2015

LIVE on the Plaza

LIVE on the Plaza is the Plaza District's second Friday artwalk. Each…more
Aug08
Aug 08 - Aug 08, 2014

Oklahoma City RedHawks…

Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Iowa Cubs Every Friday night game of the…more
Aug09
Aug 09 - Aug 09, 2014

Oklahoma City RedHawks…

Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Iowa Cubs Join us as during Military…more
Aug10
Aug 10 - Aug 10, 2014

Oklahoma City RedHawks…

Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Iowa Cubs Kids run the bases! Run the bases…more
Aug10
Aug 10 - Aug 10, 2014

Sunday Twilight Concert…

The Arts Council of Oklahoma City's Sunday Twilight Concert Series,…more
Aug11
Aug 11 - Aug 11, 2014

Oklahoma City RedHawks…

Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Iowa Cubsmore
Aug13
Aug 13 - Aug 13, 2014

Sonic Summer Movies:…

SONIC SUMMER Movies return to the Great Lawn at the Myriad Gardens this…more
Aug14
Aug 14 - Aug 14, 2014

Oklahoma City Energy FC…

Watch Oklahoma City's USL Pro soccer team, Energy FC, take on the Arizona…more
Aug16
Aug 16 - Aug 16, 2014

Oklahoma City Energy FC…

Watch Oklahoma City's USL Pro soccer team, Energy FC, take on the Los…more
Aug17
Aug 17 - Aug 17, 2014

Sunday Twilight Concert…

The Arts Council of Oklahoma City's Sunday Twilight Concert Series,…more
Aug21
Apr 17 - Aug 21, 2014

Auto Alley Shop Hop

On the Third Thursday of every month, cruise historic Automobile Alley…more

 

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OKC Facts and Trivia

We bet you didn't know that the first yield sign was installed right here in Oklahoma in 1950. Or that Johnny Bench, Ralph Ellison and Sam Bradford were all born in Oklahoma City.

Here are more fun facts about Oklahoma City and the state of Oklahoma:

  • Oklahoma City is the largest city in the State of Oklahoma, with a metro population of more than 1.2 million
  • Oklahoma City was settled by the historic Land Run of April 22, 1889. The city's population grew to more than 10,000 in a single day.
  • I-35, I-40 and I-44 all converge in Oklahoma City. The metropolitan area has 130+ miles of federal interstate and state highways.
  • Oklahoma City averages more than 300 days of sunshine per year
  • The world's first installed parking meter was in Oklahoma City, on July 16, 1935.
  • The first shopping cart was invented and used in Oklahoma City at Standard Food Markets in 1937.
  • The state capitol building at 23rd and Lincoln is the only capitol in the nation with a working oil well on its grounds.
  • Oklahoma means "Land of the Red People" in the Choctaw Language.
  • Oklahoma was admitted to the Union on November 16, 1907 as the 46th state
  • Oklahoma City is equidistant from Los Angeles and New York, and within 500 miles of 71 million people
  • Oklahoma's state motto is Labor Omnia Vincit - Labor Conquers All Things

Oklahoma City's Native Sons and Daughters

  • Johnny Bench - Baseball player
  • Sam Bradford - NFL athlete
  • Charlie Christian - Jazz musician
  • Wayne Coyne - Lead singer of The Flaming Lips
  • Ralph Ellison - Author
  • Blake Griffin - NBA athlete
  • Mat Hoffman - BMX athlete
  • James Marsden - Actor
  • Bobby Mercer - Baseball player
  • Megan Mullaly - Actress
  • Wes Welker - NFL athlete

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