The first day of summer may not be until June 21, but summer weather has arrived in Oklahoma City. Get ready for plenty of ice cream, sunshine and, of course... local fairs and festivals. Here are four upcoming events to consider visiting this summer.
1. Indie Trunk Show
OKC Fairgrounds, 3001 General Pershing Blvd
Scheduled for Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., this trunk show will feature the wares of more than 200 independently owned, Oklahoma-based businesses. You'll find everything from teas, to natural living products, to doll clothes. This is the perfect place to find a unique gift for someone special, or perhaps some decorations for your Springs at May Lakes or Springs at Memorial apartment home. Admission is just $6 at the door, and the first 100 visitors get a swag bag full of free treats.
2. Red Earth Festival
Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens
If you love traditional art, then you'll enjoy a visit to the Red Earth Festival, where you can view work from celebrated national artists and also shop for creations for your own home. You'll find everything from intricate beadwork to jewelry, along with sculptures, paintings and pottery. There will be delicious food for sale and performances by Native American dancers. The event is scheduled from June 9 to 11 with a packed schedule of events and general admission tickets are available online for $11 per person.
3. 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk
The Norman Art Council presents art walks on the second Friday of each month. Upcoming dates include June 9, July 14 and August 11. Galleries throughout the downtown area of Oklahoma City open their doors to the public between 6 and 9 p.m. There will be food trucks on site offering delicious eats, and live performances from local musicians. Some of the studios even host live talks with artists and entertainers. Admission to each of the galleries and studios is free.
4. OK Choctaw Tribal Alliance Taco Sale and Indie Market
5320 S Youngs Blvd
Organized by the OK Choctaw Tribal Alliance, this event is recurring on the second Saturday of every month. On Saturday, June 10 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., you can enjoy authentic Indian tacos made with frybread, along with other native dishes like tanchi labona and grape dumplings. This event is a celebration of Choctaw culture and will feature unique craft vendors selling everything from jewelry to wall art. Vendors and the menu change from month to month, and admission is free.
Have you attended any of these fairs or festivals in past years? Feel free to share your experiences with us in the comments below!