Photo courtesy Tour de Tulsa

Grab your family, friends or partner and visit a variety of community events this month.

Kick your month off at the German American Society-Tulsa’s Germanfest, May 3-5. Then, walk over to River West Festival park for the annual Tour de Tulsa, a cycling event that’s been truckin’ for more than 30 years. One of the city’s most anticipated events, Tulsa International Mayfest, returns to downtown from May 10-12. Visit Expo Square for the Oddities & Curiosities Expo, May 11-12, as well as the Tulsa Festival of Kites at Tulsa Wind Riders headquarters, also on May 10-12. The John Hope Franklin National Symposium closes out the month on May 31 at the Lorton Performance Center. There, you can discuss racial reconciliation and learn about active advocacy efforts to heal racial divides worldwide. 

In OKC, the Downtown Edmond Arts Festival kicks off May 3-5 at15 W. Campbell St. in Edmond. Make a short trip to enjoy the Norman Pride Festival, May 3-5 citywide. Circle back around to OKC for the Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival, May 18 at the OKC Fairgrounds; the Chuck Wagon Festival, May 25-26 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum; and the Paseo Arts Festival, May 25-27 in the historic Paseo District.

Around the state, enjoy a panoply of other events, ranging from the Tumbleweed Calf Fry, May 2-4 at Stillwater’s 5212 W. Lakeview Rd.; the Prague Kolache Festival, May 4 at Main Street at City Park; the McAlester Italian Festival, May 10-11 at the Southeast Expo Center; or the Stilwell Strawberry Festival, May 11 in downtown Stilwell. Other goodies range from the Bixby BBQ and Blues Festival, May 16-18 at Washington Irving Memorial Park and Arboretum, or the Magnolia Festival of Oklahoma,May 30-June 1 at the Choctaw Event Center in Durant.

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