Discover 10 Ways to Celebrate Spring in Oklahoma City

March 26, 2018

Spring in Oklahoma CityOklahoma City bursts with spring color and fun, including annual events like art festivals and botanical artistry at the zoo. So, let's celebrate warmer weather, the growing season and relaxed days of outdoor fun.

If you need some ideas about things to do in Oklahoma City and nearby, here are some suggestions. All are close to Spring Apartments northern OKC community -- Springs at May Lakes -- and our Springs at Memorial community in south OKC.

Arts Outdoors

The annual Festival of the Arts, April 24 to 29, at Bicentennial Park covers the performing and visual arts and also features culinary artistry by top city restaurants.On May 4, head northeast of the city for the 40th annual Downtown Edmond Arts Festival featuring work by nearly 120 artists of all kinds.

Farm to Table Dining

The national farm-to-table movement focuses on fresh meats, grain products, fruits and vegetables produced locally. You’ll find a seasonal menu at Packard’s New American Kitchen, 201 NW 10th Street, Oklahoma City. Northeast of the city in Depew, Living Kitchen Farm and Dairy serves a 9-course dinner for those who make reservations.

Festival of the Child

Twenty-three minutes west of Bethany on I-40, the town of Yukon will hold its Festival of the Child on May 5 in its City Park, 2200 South Holly Avenue. Activities range from archery to moon bouncing.

Garden of Reading for Little Ones

Every Wednesday, 10 to 11 a.m., through mid-September, Oklahoma City’s Metropolitan Library System brings a pop-up library to the Crystal Bridge South Lobby of  Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 West Reno. It’s a family event designed for children ages 2 to 5 who love storytelling.

Lake Adventures

The Oklahoma City Department of Parks and Recreation manages seven lakes and ponds. All are available for fishing and some allow boating. Lake Stanley Draper offers rustic campsites from April through mid-November.

Lake Heffner is a fine spot for boating, fishing and dining outdoors at the Red Rock Canyon Grill, which serves dinner and weekend brunch. Its gluten-free menu includes barbecued pork ribs.

Just east of northern Oklahoma City, Edmond stocks its reservoir, Arcadia Lake, with bluegill, largemouth bass, blue catfish and channel catfish.

Norman Music Festival

Admission to the Norman Music Festival, April 26 to 28 is free to the public. Indoor and outdoor performances at this volunteer-run event cover many popular music genres.

Rodeos in the City

Oklahoma City’s State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing Boulevard, is home to pro rodeos. It will host the BBR World Finals for barrel racers April 26 to 29. Then, May 25 to 27, get ready for the Great Plains Rodeo featuring a full range of events, including a “wild drag race.”

Redbud Spectacular Horse Show

Also a major center for horse shows, Oklahoma City will host the Oklahoma Quarter Horse Association’s Redbud Spectacular May 31 to June 10 at State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing Boulevard.

Walks at the Nature Center

Visitors of all ages learn about plants and wildlife at OKC’s Martin Park Nature Center, 5000 West Sherman Road. The park’s INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Courage Trail provides accessibility for people with mobility limitations.

Zoo Blooms

See more than 100,000 tulips and other bulb flowers while strolling the grounds of Oklahoma City Zoo, 2101 NE 50th Street during its annual Zoo Blooms display ending in mid-April.

Home Sweet Oklahoma City

If you’re looking for a home sweet home in the city where you lounge by a resort-style pool, chat with friendly neighbors or play with your dog in a leash-free pet playground, it’s hard to beat Springs Apartments. We pride ourselves on maintaining communities that are as beautiful as the season for which we are named.

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