You can wave goodbye to the summer heat at a variety of community events this month.

In Tulsa, the Greenwood Film Festival takes place Aug. 2-6 at OSU-Tulsa. There, you’ll enjoy inspirational stories, panels and events. 

In OKC, don’t miss the Oklahoma City Renovation and Landscaping Show, Aug. 4-6 at the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds, where you can learn more about remodeling, building and landscaping. At Remington Park, horror enthusiasts can enjoy Horror Con from Aug. 5-6. Or, visit OKC’s Military Park on Aug. 19 for the Asian District Night Market Festival. 

Hungry? Enjoy the Rush Springs Watermelon Festival and Rodeo, Aug. 10-12 at Jeff Davis Park; celebrate the local watermelon crop and experience activities, carnival rides and plenty of family-friendly entertainment. Get sky-high with the FireLake Firelight Balloon Festival, running Aug. 11-12 at 1702 S. Gordon Cooper Dr. in Shawnee. Hosted by the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, the event offers tethered balloon rides, gorgeous views and a 5K. Other can’t-miss events include the Blanchard Bluegrass Festival, Aug. 18-19 at Lions Park; and the Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo and Parade, Aug. 23-26 at North Park and the American Legion Rodeo Grounds in Vinita.

Photo credit: Photo courtesy Citizen Potawatomi Nation

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