Red Earth Festival; photo courtesy Red Earth

Community events are around every corner.

In Tulsa, kick the month off with Ride to Remember Black Wall Street on June 3 at 400 N. Main St. During the event, you can hop on your bike and take a tour of one of Oklahoma’s most storied, historic areas. Other T-Town goodies include the Miss Oklahoma competition from June 7-10 at the River Spirit Casino Resort, as well as the Route 66 Road Fest from June 23-25 at Expo Square. 

June also ushers in three of Tulsa’s most lauded community events: the cycling extravaganza of Saint Francis Tulsa Tough, running June 9-11 in downtown Tulsa and near Riverside Drive; the Tulsa Juneteenth Festival, running June 15-17 in the Greenwood Historical District; and the Tulsa Pride Festival, running June 23-25 at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center. 

The community calendar is jam-packed in OKC as well. Firstly, don’t miss the annual Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival, coming to town on June 2-3 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. There, you can enjoy more than 1,000 American Indian artists and dancers from throughout the country. Also visit the deadCenter Film Festival, June 8-11, at various downtown locations for local, national and international cinema. Juneteenth on the East runs June 16-17 on N.E. 23rd St., with live music, interactive murals and dance performances. Other can’t-miss events include the OKC Pride Alliance Festival and Parade on June 23-25 at Scissortail Park; Father’s Day Fest at Scissortail Park on June 18; and LibertyFest from June 14-July 4 citywide in Edmond. 

In Durant, the Magnolia Festival takes place June 1-3 at the Choctaw Event Center; the National Sand Ball Festival runs June 5-10 at Madill’s Town Square; the Chandler Ice Cream Festival comes to town on June 10 in Tilghman Park; and the Okie Noodling Tournament returns June 16-17 in Pauls Valley’s Wacker Park.

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