Sky High Adventures

Families watch a balloon glow during Firelake Fireflight Balloon Festival, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018.

Take some time to venture outside the metros for numerous community events this month.

In Shawnee, the FireLake Fireflight Balloon Festival runs Aug. 13-14 at 1702 S. Gordon Cooper Dr. The skyline will transform into a beautiful mix of colorful hot air balloons, launching from the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Powwow Grounds.

Fans of Oklahoma history won’t want to miss the Will Rogers and Wiley Post Fly-in on Aug. 14 at Oologah’s Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch.

Rock out at the Blanchard Bluegrass Festival, Aug. 20-21 at Lions Park. Along with fun for the whole family, you’ll hear talented musicians jamming together in a casual, friendly environment. 

Other goodies this month include the Fly Film Festival, running Aug. 6-7 at Enid’s Gaslight Theatre; the Rush Springs Watermelon Festival and Rodeo Aug. 12-14 at Jeff Davis Park in Rush Springs; and the Cat Video Festival on Aug. 7 at OKC’s Myriad Botanical Gardens.