Memorial Day weekend is always the official kickoff for summer and events around Oklahoma City offer plenty of opportunities to get outside and enjoy the weather. From art to whitewater rafting, the city is bursting with fun events, activities and discoveries, beginning with a local favorite, the Paseo Arts Festival.
Those who run in the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon have seen considerable changes over the last 18 years. This year may be the biggest change yet! No longer a place with limited options, downtown and the surrounding neighborhoods are bustling with activity! A full weekend awaits within a few miles of the finish. Whether a runner or a spectator, we’ve lined out suggestions that will produce a memorable Memorial weekend. We’d love to see what else you discover! Tag us using #SeeOKC and @visitokc.
We love them all year long, but mommas deserve one day set aside to be pampered all day long and OKC knows how to show mommas they love them. So many of our city’s finest attractions roll out free admission and other goodies to moms on Mother’s Day. Here are the details on where to go and what to do to cash in on some freebies. As Mother’s Day gets closer, watch visitokc.com for an updated and expanded list of Mother’s Day options that will spoil mom without blowing your budget.
Historically, much of Oklahoma City’s art identity has been located in The Paseo Arts District, a small neighborhood just north of downtown with nearly two dozen working artists and studios, all of which are open the first Friday of every month—even winter months. Since the redevelopment of the urban core, though, visual arts are springing up all around downtown, both in the Arts District and in surrounding districts.