After its brief hiatus in 2020 due to COVID-19, Mayfest returns to downtown Tulsa on May 7-9. Enjoy top-of-the-line arts from local and national artists, plus entertainment and food all weekend long. In conjunction with Mayfest, ahha Tulsa presents the 2021 Youth Art Gallery through June 20. The original works in this exhibition were created in the past year by Tulsa area K-12 students. 

The John Hope Franklin National Symposium runs May 26-29 at 100 E. Second. St. This symposium, welcome to all, explores the role arts and culture can play in healing racial divides in the United States and around the world.

In OKC, the Cinco de Mayo Festival runs May 2 at Scissortail Park. Enjoy live music from local and international artists, plus dancing, children’s activities and more. 

Fans of scary movies shouldn’t miss Horror Con on May 15-16 at OKC’s Lost Lakes Amphitheater. A variety of horror movies are on display for cinema lovers everywhere.

And in Shawnee, Mabee Gerrer Museum of Art presents the work of oiler painter Roberto Ugalde through June 20.