Get Back in the Fray

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After several months cooped up at home, Oklahomans are surely ready for some community events.

Expo Square offers the Rock, Gem, Mineral and Jewelry show on July 11-12. The show boasts a variety of vendor booths showcasing everything from sand stones to one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces. Stick around Expo Square for the Home and Garden Expo on July 19-21; along with knowledgeable experts, admission is free and visitors can win $1,000 in a raffle.

Those looking for fresh air in OKC should visit Myriad Botanical Gardens for the brand-new Urban Hike on July 25. Instructors from YMCA lead participants through several architectural highlights in downtown OKC. Outdoor entertainment continues at Riversport Adventures, which hosts the fourth annual White Water Festival in OKC from July 30-Aug. 2; enjoy a week of competitive rafting along with family-friendly activities.

The Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, typically in Okemah, is going virtual this year. However, organizers are still offering fans what they want most: performances from talented musicians and some educational events to honor the life and legacy of Oklahoma’s favorite troubadour. Learn more at woodyfest.com. Aquatic fun can be found at Aquapalooza on July 18, described as Grand Lake’s largest on-the-water concert and raft-up event. Visit 360grandlake.com for more information.