Central Oklahoma's October Events
CENTRAL OKLAHOMA – Yukon
celebrates their Czech heritage with the Yukon
Czech Festival Oct. 2 in downtown Yukon. Beginning at 9 a.m., this
free festival includes a parade, carnival, crafts, Czech dancing and food and a
coronation. A dance at Czech Hall will be the finale. For more information:
Media Contact: Yukon Chamber of Commerce, 405-354-3567
Oklahoma City Zoo hosts its annual Pumpkin
Drive Oct. 1-10. Zoo guests that bring a pumpkin larger than their head
will receive free Zoo admission. For more information: okczoo.com.
Media Contact: Tara Henson, OKC Zoo, 405-919-9038
Joe’s Juke Joint Jog benefitting the
United Way is Oct. 9 in Stillwater. The Juke Joint Jog features a 5K sanctioned
run at 5 p.m. and one-mile fun run at 4:30 p.m. along with a family fun zone
for kids, hotdogs and drinks for runners and their families and an awards
ceremony. For more information: eskimojoes.com.
Media contact: Kendra Moreland, Eskimo Joe’s, 405-377-0799, ext 320
biggest day of Remington Park’s Thoroughbred racing season is the 22nd
annual Oklahoma Derby Oct. 10.
Family fun at Remington Park begins at noon with inflatables, animals, Orr
family train, live music and more. The first Remington Park race is set for
1:30 p.m. For more information: remingtonpark.com.
Media Contact: Dale Day, Remington Park, 405-425-3215
Lyric Theatre’s popular The Rocky Horror Show
runs Oct. 14-31 at Lyric at the Plaza in Oklahoma City. Show times are Tuesday-Thursday
at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 8 p.m. and midnight. For more information and tickets:
Media Contact: Cristen Wolfe, Lyric Theatre, 405-524-9310
Also, don’t miss these special exhibitions opening in October: American Indian Printmakers from The Silberman Collection Oct. 1-May 8, 2011 at the National Cowboy Museum in Oklahoma City; Mediterranean Treasures: Selections from the Classics Collections Oct. 2-Jan. 2, 2011 at the Sam Noble Museum in Norman; Bruce Goff: A Creative Mind Oct. 9-Jan. 2, 2011 at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art in Norman; Nigel Hall Exhibit Oct. 12-Dec.18 at City Arts Center in Oklahoma City.
Each of these contacts can provide additional information or a spokesperson for interviews. For more information, visit oktourism.com or call 405-232-6552.
To download a complete listing of events, exhibits and attractions for October and November, visit http://www.oktourism.com/uploads/documents/OctoberNovember2010.doc
Katie Puckett, public relations manager
[email protected], 405-232-6552