05 April 2012

Outdoor Events in Oklahoma

Get out and enjoy one or several of these upcoming Oklahoma events.

March 31 - April 7 Muskogee Art Guild Judged Show and sale Arrowhead Mall.
918-478-3318. Artist reception April 7.

Apr 13 & 14 Spring Fest Garden Market and Festival, Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S Peoria 918-746-5141. Plant vendors, crafts, food, music, gardening advice. 9 to 4 Fri and 9 to 8 Sat

April 14 Muskogee Drew and Linda Edmondson Grand Marshals for Azalea Festival Parade11 downtown. Fun Run at 8 that morning. 918-684-6302

April 14 Muskogee, Chili Cook-Off, Okmulgee at 4th ST, 12 to 5.

April 14, Brookside, Herb Day, 41St and Peoria. Plants, wine, crafts. 9 to 5

April 19 Tahlequah, Earth Day Plant Exchange, Tahlequah Public Library, 918-456-2581. Bring plants to trade. 5:30 to 8.

April 21, Muskogee, Farmer’s Market opens. Free trees. Earth Day celebration, plants, produce, flowers, food. 8 to noon

April 21 Sand Springs, Herbal Affair Festival, 918-245-5082. 100 vendors - plants, garden supplies, folk art, children’s games. Free shuttle service – see www.herbalaffairandfestival.com, 9 to 4

April 21 & 22 Muskogee, Art Under the Oaks, Five Civilized Tribes Museum

April 21, Tahlequah, J.T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve. Native plant field trip. 918-456-7601 Preserve headquarters 10 am.

April 21 Muskogee, Rotary in the Park Wine and Food Festival, Wine tasting, food, music. Honor Heights Park. 1:30 to 6:30

April 21 to May 20 Tahlequah, Trail of Tears Art Show and Sale, Cherokee Heritage Center

April 25 to 30, Woodward, Lesser Prairie Chicken Festival, 918-809-6325. Audubon
workshops and field trips.

April 27 & 28 Tishomingo, Arbuckle Simpson Nature Festival, 580-371-2401. Naturalist bird watching, hikes, children’s workshops. 7 am to 8:30 pm Sign in at Murray State College.

April 27 to 29 Jet, Birding and Crystal Festival, 580-626-4794. Dig crystals and bird watch. Children’s activities. 7 to dark.

April 28 Jenks, Herb and Plant Festival, 918-298-5112. 100 vendors - plants, garden d├ęcor, wine, crafts, food. 8 to 4

May 1 Oklahoma City, Master Gardeners’ Plant Sale, OSU Extension Auditorium
930 N. Portland. 9 to 3:00

May 4 Muskogee Azalea Festival Banner Auction, Honor Heights Park. Mixer at 6; auction at 7. 918-684-6302

May 5 to 8, Idabel, Red Slough Birding Convention. Mary Herron Conference Center 580-286-3305. Tour Red Slough Wildlife Management Area, Little River National Wildlife Refuge and McCurtain County Wilderness Area $125.

May 12 Frederick, Hackberry Flat Day, 405-990-4977. Bird migration, tours and wetland hayrides.

May 18-20 Tuttle, Silver City Antique Tractor, Engine & Equipment Show, 405-596-7644. Demonstrations of early farm history, tractor games, antique farm equipment, food, parade, arts
and craft vendors. 9 to 5

May 19 Bristow, Nuyaka Creek Winery Festival, 918-756-7568. Wine tasting, music, food, local vendors. Children and pets welcome; bring lawn chairs. 12 to 7.

May 20 Arcadia, Herb Fest, Crest View Farms, 405-823-2430, 5521 N Douglas Bl. Plants, crafts, food, entertainment. 9 to 4

June 2, Ponca City, Herb Festival, Cann Memorial Botanical Gardens, 14th & Grand Av, 580-765-2305. 100 vendors with plants, crafts, antiques and food. Gardening seminars. 8 to 4.

June 20 Spiro, Summer Solstice Walks in the mounds with an archaeologist. Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center, 18154 1st St, 918-962-2062. 11 to 7.

June 23 Apache, Lavender Festival. 580-588-2855. Music, vendors, lavender strolls, 9-5.

Sep 29 Carnegie Canna Festival, 580-637-2327, 10-4. Horn Canna Farm has 130 acres of cannas open all summer, 9-5 weekdays.

Sep 29 Washington, Monarch Migration and Butterfly Festival, celebrating Monarch butterfly migration through central Oklahoma, Fernwood & State Hwy 74B,
405-485-2962. Demonstration gardens, children’s activities, butterfly
tagging. 10 to 3 Bring chairs.

Hard to choose on some of those weekends!

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