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Oct02
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
Oct02
Oct 02 - Oct 02, 2014

Foster The People

Who's ready to get their pumped up kicks rockin' with Foster the People…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
Oct10
Oct 10 - Oct 31, 2014

Pumpkinville

Some 3,000 pumpkins, a gaggle of scarecrows, straw creatures, gorgeous…more
Oct14
Oct 14 - Oct 14, 2014

Oklahoma City Thunder…

The Oklahoma City Thunder host the Memphis Grizzlies in a preseason game.more
Oct17
Oct 17 - Oct 19, 2014

Cinderella

The enduring tale of Cinderella will delight audiences with the beauty…more
Oct17
Oct 17 - Oct 17, 2014

OKC Barons vs. Texas…

Regular Season Home Opener! The Oklahoma City Barons host the Texas…more
Oct18
Oct 18 - Oct 18, 2014

OKC Barons vs. San…

The Oklahoma City Barons host the San Antonio Rampage, the AHL affiliate…more
Oct20
Oct 20 - Oct 01, 2015

Orly Genger "Terra"

It was Oklahoma's wide open spaces and famous red dirt that inspired New…more
Oct20
Oct 20 - Oct 20, 2014

Theresa Caputo Live! The…

Theresa Caputo is a psychic medium and star of hit TLC show, Long Island…more
Oct23
Oct 23 - Oct 23, 2014

Casting Crowns

Casting Crowns comes to Oklahoma City at the Cox Convention Center with…more
Oct23
Oct 23 - Oct 26, 2014

Walking With Dinosaurs…

Full Schedule Thu., Oct. 23 - 7 p.m. Fri., Oct. 24 - 7 p.m. Sat., Oct. 25…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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