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Sep16
Sep 11 - Sep 21, 2014

Oklahoma State Fair

Welcome to one of the top state fairs in North America, showcasing our…more
Sep18
Jun 05 - Oct 30, 2014

Art After 5

Galleries and Roof Terrace open at 5 p.m. Galleries close at 9 p.m. Roof…more
Sep18
Sep 11 - Sep 27, 2014

Oklahoma Shakespeare in…

Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park was founded in 1985 by the late Jack…more
Sep18
Sep 18 - Sep 18, 2014

Southern Plains…

Enjoy the Southern Plains Six-Horse Hitch Showdown at the 2014…more
Sep21
Sep 21 - Sep 21, 2014

Sunday Twilight Concert…

The Arts Council of Oklahoma City's Sunday Twilight Concert Series,…more
Sep25
Sep 25 - Sep 28, 2014

2014 ICF Canoe Marathon…

Join us for the 2014 ICF Canoe Marathon World and Pan Am Championships…more
Sep26
Mar 28 - Sep 26, 2014

H&8th Night Market

Presented by Fowler Toyota, H&8th Night Market is a monthly,…more
Sep27
Sep 27 - Sep 27, 2014

PaddleFest Dragon Boat…

Join OKC RIVERSPORT on September 27 for the inaugural 2014 PaddleFest, an…more
Sep27
Sep 27 - Sep 27, 2014

Plaza District Festival

Celebrate local arts, culture and the revitalization of Oklahoma City's…more
Sep28
Sep 28 - Sep 28, 2014

Sunday Twilight Concert…

The Arts Council of Oklahoma City's Sunday Twilight Concert Series,…more
Oct02
Oct 02 - Oct 05, 2014

Oklahoma Regatta Festival

Oklahoma City's premier fall event, the Oklahoma Regatta Festival takes…more
Oct03
Beginning Apr 04

Paseo Arts District…

The Paseo Arts District First Friday Gallery Walk is held on the first…more
Oct10
Beginning Jan 10

LIVE on the Plaza

LIVE on the Plaza is the Plaza District's second Friday artwalk. Each…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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