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What to Do in Oklahoma City

By: Joe Deacon | May 12 2009 | 498 words | 731 hits

If you like country and western style, then Oklahoma City in Oklahoma is the place you want to be. You can find many events that relate to rodeos, music as well as fun in this city throughout the year. Oklahoma City has a mild climate and events are scheduled throughout the summer as well as winter months.

Native American Art Festival

The Native American Art Festival takes place at the Crossbar Gallery each May. Throughout the month of May in Oklahoma, you can visit this gallery to see the best in Native American art that the city has to offer. Several Nations call Oklahoma home and this festival is designed to exhibit the best artwork including paintings, weavings and beadwork, done by Native Americans of the Oklahoma area.

Lazy E Arena Rodeo

The Lazy E Arena boasts of many rodeos throughout the year. These events are scheduled in this arena at various times; including the annual Rodeo Competition that takes place during the second weekend in June of each year. This is an event that features bronco busting, bull riding and even clowns. It is fun for the entire family.

Oklahoma Independence Day Celebration

Enjoy a Fourth of July like never before at the Frontier City Theme Park. The park is open until late on this day and there is a discount in admission. Best of all, there is a parade and a fireworks show that rounds out the evening that is fun for the young as well as young at heart.

Western Music Festival

Western music is more foot stomping than country music. Although Oklahoma has both, western music is celebrated every year at the Centennial Rodeo Opry House. Visit Oklahoma City during the last weekend of July to enjoy some real foot stomping western entertainment.

Annual Horse Show

Express Ranches holds an annual horse show that features riding competitions, a display of Clydesdale horses as well as sales of horses. Those who enjoy horses, want to learn how to ride or even purchase a horse can see the best Oklahoma has to offer at the Express Ranches during the second weekend of August.

Oklahoma Heritage Day

Celebrate Oklahoma Heritage and wrap up the end of the summer during the last weekend in August at the Oklahoma Heritage Day celebration at Gaylord-Pickens Heritage Manor. This is a family event that is not only fun but historic as well. Take a look at the beginning of Oklahoma with costumed guides. There are also food vendors as well as crafts displayed by local artisans at this annual summer event.

International Gymnastics Competition

The first Sunday in October spells the International Gymnastics Competition at the Oklahoma City Civic Center. This competition welcomes young gymnasts from all over the world who compete for prizes as well as scholarship money.

Christmas Music Festival

Each weekend during November and December, the Civic Center Music Hall features a celebration of Christmas Music. From country to classical - it is all here at this event. If you are in Oklahoma around the holidays, be sure to check out this Christmas musical event.

About author:
Joe Deacon loves to travel and Oklahoma City events are some of his favorite must-see happenings. Go to and see a schedule of Oklahoma events running at the time of your visit.
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