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    Annual Events

    No matter what time of year it is, there's always something exciting happening in OKC. From one of the "Top 20 Coolest Film Festivals in the World" to cultural celebrations that are uniquely Oklahoman, explore annual events that are yearly favorites to locals and visitors alike.

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    An Affair of the Heart

    February 7-9 • June 12-14 • October 23-25, 2020

    Each February, June and October, patrons make their way to the An Affair of the Heart show at State Fair Park where they are treated to one of the largest craft shows in the Southwest featuring more than 800 exhibitors from over 30 states displaying antiques, collectibles and handmade items.

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    Festival of the Arts

    April 21-26, 2020

    The Festival of the Arts is a community celebration of the visual, performing and culinary arts, bringing a variety of talented artists together in downtown OKC’s Bicentennial Park. Festival has been an OKC tradition since 1967, considered a rite of spring and a signature event for the Arts Council.

    Find out more about the Festival of the Arts

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    OKC Memorial Marathon

    April 26, 2020

    Voted one of the 12 ‘must-run’ marathons in the world by Runner’s World magazine, the 26.2 miles is loaded with bands, cheering supporters, banners, and the most scenic neighborhoods in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City IS a Marathon City. The marathon is a wonderful analogy of the character of our people, the history of our trials and difficulties and the way in which we have overcome and persevered.

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    Paseo Arts Festival

    May 23-25, 2020

    Each year, this event draws thousands of people who come to enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of this event. As the Paseo Arts Association's largest annual fundraiser, the Festival helps to support arts events in the Paseo year-round. In addition to the visiting food vendors and artists, the district's three restaurants and seventeen working galleries will also be open during festival hours. Many galleries will host special exhibits and new artists during the Festival.

    Find out more about the Paseo Arts Festival

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    Chuck Wagon Festival

    May 23-24, 2020

    This two-day, fun-filled family festival showcases chuck wagon food samples, buttermaking with Ag in the Classroom, artisan demonstrations, bandanna decorating, live music, rope making with Ward Family Trick Ropers, Western re-enactors, face painting, children’s craft stations, photos with a longhorn, giant puzzles, dress up areas and more!

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    deadCenter Film Festival

    June 11-14, 2020

    deadCENTER Film Festival is Oklahoma's largest film festival and one of the "Top 20 Coolest Film Festivals in the World" and "Top 50 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee" according to MovieMaker Magazine.

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    Prix De West

    June 12-13, 2020

    The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum hosts its prestigious invitational art exhibit of over 300 Western paintings and sculpture by the finest contemporary Western artists in the nation with art seminars, receptions and awards banquet. The exhibiting artists bring a diversity of styles to this prestigious art exhibition.

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    Red Earth Festival

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    Through the years, Red Earth has matured into one of the most respected visual and performing arts event of its type – setting the standard for many of today’s Indian art shows held throughout the nation.  At Red Earth, guests can sample the work of some of the nation’s most celebrated artists, with opportunities to purchase contemporary and traditional examples of beadwork, basketry, jewelry, pottery, sculpture, paintings, graphics and cultural attire during the juried art show and market.

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    Crowd enjoying Oklahoma City's Pride Parade

    OKC Pride Week

    Information for 2020 coming soon! Sign up for our eNewsletter to get the latest event updates.

    The OKC Pride Week calendar is packed with exciting, artistic and celebratory events, like the annual Pride on 39th Parade & Festival. The 39th St. District, part of original Route 66, sets the stage for the week's festivities with events for all ages happening daily throughout the city.

    Find out more about OKC Pride Week

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    Oklahoma State Fair

    September 17-27, 2020

    The Oklahoma State Fair showcases the "best of the best" in Oklahoma's agriculture, manufacturing and commerce. Enjoy family entertainment, educational exhibits and, of course, fair food at this must-do (and must-eat) event.

    Find out more about the Oklahoma State Fair

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    Plaza District Festival

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    What started as a celebration of the comeback of the revitalized Plaza District, the Plaza District Festival now draws a crowd from around the Oklahoma City area as well as visitors looking for that taste of local. During the daylong festival, you can catch a performance at any of the four stages set up in the district. So whether it's music or dance that strikes your fancy, you'll have plenty to choose from at this festival!

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    Oklahoma Regatta Festival

    October 2-4, 2020

    The 2019 Oklahoma Regatta Festival will celebrate its 15th Anniversary when racing takes place Oct. 4-6 in the Boathouse District, downtown on the Oklahoma River. The three-day celebration of rowing, kayaking, dragon boating, whitewater rafting and family fun includes the Oklahoma City University Head of the Oklahoma race, OGE NightSprints and a family festival featuring food trucks, beer gardens, a front row seat for all the racing – and RIVERSPORT Adventures!

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    Zombie character from Frontier City's Fright Fest event

    Fright Fest

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    Frontier City, Oklahoma’s favorite theme park and host of the state’s largest Halloween event, leaves no tombstone unturned to deliver what guests want most… an all-out terrifying experience. This year’s Fright Fest lineup is scarier than ever before with more haunted attractions and over 100 ghouls lurking around every coaster.

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    An image of Fireworks exploding during Opening Night, the New Years Celebration at the Civic Center Music Hall.

    Opening Night

    December 31, 2020

    Since 1987, Opening Night has been the place for families and friends to enjoy the performing arts and “open” the New Year in the spirit of community. Downtown Oklahoma City is the setting for a variety bands, fireworks, and an unforgettable children’s craft and performance area. The day begins with a festive 5k and all the excitement concludes with a fireworks extravaganza at midnight.

    Find out more about OKC Arts Council's Opening Night

    Downtown in December's Devon Ice Rink

    Downtown in December

    November 8, 2019-February 2, 2020

    The hustle and bustle of the holiday season come alive in downtown Oklahoma City for its annual Downtown in December celebration. With something fun and festive happening daily in OKC from November 8 through Thanksgiving, Christmas and the beginning of the new year, you can be sure to find your next favorite holiday tradition.

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