June in OKC
We're full swing into summer and there's several events happening this June. If you're a sports fan, festival goer, adventure enthusiast or even planning a trip to do it all, Oklahoma City has plenty to entertain you in June.
The Oklahoma Quarter Horse Association puts on the Redbud Spectacular at the Oklahoma State Fair Park. Competitors show their skills in roping, Western riding, speed events, reining, barrel racing and more from all different classes at this 11-day equestrian show. It is an American Quarter Horse Association sanctioned event, and riders who successful compete in their category can move on to the AQHA World Championship Show.
The 2017 NCAA Women's College World Series will be held at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium Complex in Oklahoma City, June 1-7, 2017. We hope you experience this great championship as well as all the other great things Oklahoma City has to offer.
In downtown Oklahoma City, the OKC Jazz Fest takes over the Civic Center Music Hall and Bicentennial Park for a few days. This multi-venue event features some of the best jazz musicians in Oklahoma and beyond. This year, the festival welcomes American jazz pianist, composer and producer David Benoit as the headliner with a performance at the Civic Center Music Hall.
Oklahoma City Pro-Am Classic is BACK for its 6th year, brining you three days of racing! Three incredible districts and 3 exciting courses in Midtown, Film Row & Automobile Alley.
H&8th Night Market returns on Friday, June 2 as an annual event as part of Oklahoma City Pro Am Classic, a community-friendly weekend cycling event in downtown OKC. H&8th will c ontinue in the tradition of providing the fun, family and pet-friendly environment that made it the largest monthly food truck festival in the United States
The hotly anticipated rock event of the year, Brit Floyd brings the music of Pink Floyd to life once again with its lavish new stage show, ‘Pink Floyd Immersion World Tour 2017’ live at The Criterion!
Head to the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall to see Julianne and Derek Hough's Move Beyond Tour courtesy of OKC Broadway. Following the sold-out successes of both its 2014 and 2015 runs, this exhilarating tour is back and better than ever in 2017.
The deadCENTER Film Festival, hailed as one of the Top 20 Coolest Film Festivals in the World by MovieMaker Magazine, is an annual independent film showcase that highlights over 1,000 indie films from around the world. The name "deadCENTER" refers to Oklahoma City, the "dead center" of the United States, and the "dead center" of the downtown Oklahoma City metro area, where the festival is held. Come celebrate the art of independent film with screenings, panels, workshops and numerous parties planned over five full days in downtown Oklahoma City.
The 31st Annual Red Earth Festival Parade is 10 am Friday, June 9, 2017 in downtown Oklahoma City. Enjoy the beautiful Myriad Botanical Gardens and watch America's most unique parade as it circles one of the country's most acclaimed urban parks. The streets of Oklahoma's capitol city will be filled with Native American bands, floats, honor guards, dignitaries and tribal princesses participate in our 30th Anniversary Celebration.
The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum hosts a prestigious invitational art exhibit of more than 300 Western paintings and sculptures by the finest contemporary Western artists in the nation with art seminars, receptions, and awards.
Don't miss a concert under the stars when Theory of a Deadman perform at the Starlight Amphitheater at Frontier City on Saturday, June 10, 2017. All concerts are included with admission into the park.
Internationally known multimedia artist Jeffrey Gibson’s first Oklahoma solo exhibition will feature recent artworks that draw upon his Native American heritage (Choctaw and Cherokee) and intertribal aesthetics and traditions.
The Criterion powered by Bud Light is set to host the legendary group, At The Drive In June 13th, 2017. The band is set to embark on a reunion tour throughout 2017 and have chosen Oklahoma City and the Criterion as one of their destinations.
"Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic" presents an overview of the artist's career including around 50 of his oil paintings, stained glass and sculpture. The exhibition highlights the range of Wiley's production, starting with examples of early paintings executed around the time of his 2001 residency at the Studio Museum in Harlem. These figurative canvases of African-American men, inspired by Wiley's observation of street life in Harlem, mark the beginning of his focused exploration of the male figure.
Mark your calendars! OKC Pride Week 2017 will be June 23-25th on the 39th Street Strip at 39th & Pennsylvania Ave. the OKC Pride Parade Parade on Sunday June 25. OKC Pride 2017 looks to be the biggest and best Pride event in our history. Please get involved, volunteer, donate, or just plan to join us for a great time and show your support for OKC Pride.
Don't miss a concert under the stars when Vince Neil, the voice of Motley Crue, performs at the Starlight Amphitheater at Frontier City on Saturday, June 17, 2017. All concerts are included with admission into the park.
IRON MAIDEN’s hugely successful The Book Of Souls World Tour will return to North America for an extensive series of arena and amphitheater shows in summer 2017. The mammoth tour opened in Florida last February playing fourteen sold-out shows in the U.S.A and Canada along with a further 58 concerts in 34 other countries around the globe.
Experience a fierce Western riding competition, featuring riders guiding elite horses through a precise pattern of lighting-fast spins, circles and toe-curling stops. Watch transfixed as the National Reining Horse Association Derby awards more than half a million dollars to the winners. This premier event for the world's best reining horses will include a wide range of horses and riders. An amazing experience for horse lovers of all backgrounds and interest levels, the NRHA Derby provides free fun for the entire family. Between competitions, venture outside the show arena to shop the trade show, showcasing vendors from across the country.
This Tony Award-winning Broadway musical is inspired by the one unforgettable night where Sam Phillips brought together icons Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis Presley.
The UFC’s first event in Oklahoma City since 2009 will be one to remember, as lightweight contenders Michael Chiesa and Kevin Lee collide at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Sunday, June 25. In addition to the pivotal showdown between rising stars Chiesa and Lee, former 170-pound champion and Oklahoma’s own Johny Hendricks will attempt to lock up his second win in the middleweight class division when he faces dangerous veteran Tim "The Barbarian" Boetsch, and UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn continues his comeback with a bout against German powerhouse Dennis Siver.
An estimated crowd of 20,000+ will gather in the Boathouse District for the 6th annual Stars & Stripes River Festival on June 24. This Fourth of July themed festival combines on-the-water fun with food trucks, RIVERSPORT Adventures, whitewater rafting and racing throughout the day.