It's never hard to find something fun to do in Oklahoma City, no matter when you're here. But you'd have to be trying not to enjoy yourself if you're bored this weekend. Starting tonight, the calendar is jam-packed with fun events for the whole family.
Festival of the Arts: Check out our previous blog post from guest blogger Miranda Wilson, Communications Director for the Arts Council of Oklahoma City, for the full skinny on this can't-miss event.
Thursday, April 24
Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Nashville Sounds: Catch some great baseball action at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark as the hometown boys take on the Nashville Sounds. Did someone say $1 Beer Night?
Friday, April 25
H&8th Night Market: This monthly, family-and-pet-friendly street festival built around a lineup of the city's top gourmet food trucks is happening this Friday. Head down to Hudson Avenue, downtown between N.W. 7th and N.W. 8th streets to join the party.
Midtown Open House Block Party: Speaking of party, stroll on over from H&8th to Midtown Plaza Court for music, door prizes and other specials from a number of local businesses.
Saturday, April 26
Steam Locomotive Rides: Head over to the Oklahoma Railway Museum for a trip back in time, or more specifically, a trip on the Flagg Coal Co. #75 Gramling Locomotive.
Oklahoma City Energy FC vs. Orlando City: USL-Pro soccer has officially arrived in Oklahoma City. Come enjoy the home opener this Saturday. Tickets are going fast!
2014 USA Canoe/Kayak Flatwater Sprint Team Trials: The Boathouse District will host the 2014 USA Canoe/Kayak Flatwater Sprint Team Trials, April 25-26 on the Oklahoma River. More than 100 athletes will compete over the weekend in 200m, 500m, and 1000m races in single and double kayaks and canoes. The Team Trials event will determine who will represent the USA internationally for the upcoming 2014 competition season. Races are free and open to the public.
Oklahoma City Barons vs Texas Stars: Playoff hockey returns to the Cox Convention Center Arena as the Barons continue their chase for the Calder Cup.
Frontier City Summer Concert Series: While you could spend all day at Frontier City enjoying the rides and attractions, their annual summer concert series kicks off Satruday night with a fantastic line-up of Christian artists.
Sunday, April 27
Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon: Voted one of the 12 ‘must-run' marathons in the world by Runner's World magazine, the Run to Remember is a sight to behold. Even if you aren't a runner, you can always find a spot along the course and cheer them on.
Extreme Racing at Remington Park: One of the more unique events this weekend, races will feature ostriches, zebras and camels in action on the main track. The Extreme races will fall between the American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa races that afternoon.
Oklahoma City RedHawks vs. Nashville Sounds: You'll want to bring the kiddos to this one. Following Sunday home games at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, kids can line up along the first base side of the concourse for a chance to run the bases just like the RedHawks!
For a full list of events, check out our events calendar. Now get out there and enjoy OKC!