If you are looking for activities for all ages this Memorial Day Weekend, look no further! The 45th annual Paseo Arts Festival will be held May 28-30 featuring national and local artists, performers, food and activities for the whole family.
Nestled in the Paseo Arts District, a neighborhood of colorful Spanish-style buildings with more than 20 galleries and 80 artists, this long-standing Oklahoma City tradition draws crowds of over 20,000 each day for a sun and fun-filled weekend. Known for showcasing a talented and nationally recognized lineup of artists, the festival fills each day with new performances, activities and opportunities to connect with the creative community in the Paseo Arts District. Bring your family and friends and don’t forget your sunscreen!
The Paseo Arts Festival features artists whose mediums include jewelry, sculptures, painting, ceramics, glass and more. Live music kicks off each morning with two stages of Oklahoma performers ranging from big-band style covers to bluegrass and acoustic. This year, the Paseo Arts Festival is excited to welcome the returning talents of Edgar Cruz and the Brave Amigos, Jahruba and the Jahmystics, Ken Pomeroy and Poetic City. Paper Play Theatre returns this year at 3020 Paseo with paper art and stories, as well as the children’s art tent with free activities for kids of all ages including a spin art machine, painting pointillism and folded paper crafts.
The Paseo Arts Festival is the Paseo Arts Association’s largest fundraiser, supporting the year-round programming for creative minds of all ages through arts education, exhibitions and workshops at the Paseo Arts and Creativity Center. The Paseo Arts Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (on Saturday and Sunday) and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (on Monday) with music until 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Getting to the festival is simple, with parking at First Christian Church (3700 N. Walker) and a free shuttle every 15 minutes. There is handicap and motorcycle parking available at the NE corner of 30th Street & Dewey/Paseo, along with parking throughout the surrounding neighborhood.
More information about artists, vendors, performers and more can be found here.