May Events in Central Oklahoma Frontier Country
Central Oklahoma’s Event Calendar May 2012
is a truncated list of events occurring in Central Oklahoma Frontier Country.
DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
CENTRAL OKLAHOMA – El Reno’s
Fried Onion Burger Day Festival on May 7 is a tribute to the fried onion
hamburger, cooked daily in El Reno since the early 1900s. From 10 a.m. to 5
p.m., witness the cooking of the world’s largest fried onion hamburger,
weighing more than 750 pounds. Burger Day also includes rides, games, live
entertainment, classic car show, crafts, cycle show and more. For more
free admission at Gaylord-Pickens Museum in Oklahoma City
May 7 in honor of the Museum’s
fourth anniversary. The anniversary celebration from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. includes
free admission, family-friendly activities, discounts in the Museum Store and
more. For more information: oklahomaheritage.com.
The Oklahoma City Museum of
Art presents the world premier of Passages
on May 16. In
this year marking the 400th anniversary of the King James translation of the
Bible, Passages takes visitors behind the scenes of the most-banned,
most-debated, most-translated, best-selling book of all time. The
14,000-square-foot, interactive, non-sectarian traveling exhibition tells the
dramatic story of the capturing, preservation, translation and new discoveries
of the Bible. The exhibition continues
through October 16. For more information: okcmoa.com.
May 28-29 is the 21st Annual Chuck Wagon Gathering &
Children's Cowboy Festival 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 information: nationalcowboymuseum.org
Edmond Jazz & Blues Festival is May 28-29 at Stephenson Park. The festival includes
a variety of talented musicians on an impressive outdoor stage with professional
lighting and sound. Also enjoy a variety of foods along with vendors and arts
and crafts booths. The Edmond Jazz & Blues Festival is free to attend.
Free parking and shuttles are also available. For more information: visitedmondok.com.