May 2012 Events in Central Oklahoma Frontier Country
Central Oklahoma’s Event Calendar May 2012
The following is a
truncated list of events occurring in Central Oklahoma Frontier Country for May.
DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
CENTRAL OKLAHOMA – The Downtown Edmond Arts Festival is May 4-6 in downtown Edmond. Enjoy more than 100 artists and crafters along with a wine tasting and performing artists. The free festival is open to the public Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more info: 405-341-4344, visitedmondok.com.
El Reno's annual Fried Onion Burger Day Festival, May 5 in downtown El Reno, is a tribute to the fried onion hamburger, cooked daily in El Reno since the early 1900s. Witness the cooking of the world’s largest fried onion hamburger, weighing over 850 pounds! Other free festivities include rides, games, live entertainment, a classic car show, craft show, burger eating contest and more from 10 a.m. 5 p.m. For more info: 405-262-8888, elrenoburgerday.com.
Every first Saturday in May, the citizens of Prague welcome people from around the world to join them in celebrating the rich Czech culture that played a vital role in the city's founding. The free Prague Kolache Festival, May 5 offers dance, food, crafts, parade, carnival rides and royalty all day at Prague City Park. Don’t miss the Chicken Dance - a highlight of the night. For more info: 405-567-4866, praguekolachefestival.com.
The new Andy Alligator’s Water Park grand opening is May 12 at Andy Alligator’s Fun Park in Norman. The 4.2 million, family-friendly waterpark will feature a lazy river, slides, giant aquatic play structure, mat racer, toddler splash zone, private cabanas and more. For more info: 405-321-7275, andyalligators.com.
The Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City opens a new 8,000 square-foot museum exhibit titled Oklahoma @ the Movies, May 15. The exhibit will showcase the creativity and innovation of Oklahomans and their legacy of creating, starring in, and watching motion pictures on the silver screen. For more info: 405-522-0765, okhistorycenter.org.
Midwest City’s inaugural Made in Oklahoma Festival is May 19 at the Sheraton Midwest City Hotel & Reed Conference Center. Enjoy many of Oklahoma’s finest foods, heartiest hops and award winning wines in an exciting festival atmosphere complete with a car show, culinary presentations, a grilled cheese challenge, live music and children's area. For more info: 405-455-1808, midwestcityok.org.
May 25-27 marks the Grand Opening Weekend of Wild West Water Works at Frontier City. See this all-new water feature and be the first to slide down the slides or experience the 1,000 gallon tipping bucket. There are 198 ways to get wet and stay cool. For more info: 405-478-2140, frontiercity.com.
Downtown Bethany hosts the second Bethany 66 Festival, May 26. The free, old-fashioned, community festival includes a children’s activity area, Diffee Motors Car Show, local entertainment, sidewalk sales at downtown merchants, and food and crafts venders all celebrating Bethany’s rich Route 66 heritage. For more info: 405-789-1256, nwokc.com.
The 21st Annual Chuck Wagon Gathering &
Children's Cowboy Festival is May 26-27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.
The event features two days of
mouth-watering campfire cooked foods, children's educational hands-on
activities, stagecoach and pony rides, Western stage entertainment and more.
For more info and tickets: 405-478-2250, nationalcowboymuseum.org.
For more information on these events or to request literature on Central Oklahoma Frontier Country, get coupons and see a full calendar of events, visit oktourism.com or call 405-232-6552.