May in Oklahoma

Published: 05/02/2021, 6:57 PM
Edited: 05/02/2021, 6:59 PM

(OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) Take advantage of sunny spring weather at these fun Oklahoma events that’ll have you enjoying the great outdoors. From car shows to concerts and art fairs to food fests, there is something for everyone. Take a look at 10 fun festivals below or browse through all May events to discover even more!

We encourage any potential visitors to check with organizers/venues before attending events as dates can change with little notice.

Oklahoma Renaissance Festival - Muskogee - Through June 6

Step back in time to 1569 Elizabethan England to celebrate with the Royal Court of Castleton. Held on select dates through early June, this festival features a dazzling display of artisan creations, entertainment, full-contact jousting and tons more.

Guymon Outback Motorcycle Show & 5-State Run - Guymon - May 7

Hop on your bike and cruise to Guymon to participate in a motorcycle show, check out vendors, enjoy live music and drive along 300 miles in Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado and Kansas.

Bixby BBQ ’n Blues Festival - Bixby - May 7-8

Join the fun at Bixby’s biggest family event of the year. At this two-day event, you can sample mouthwatering entries from over 80 barbecue teams, hear some great local music and have loads of fun with the whole family.

TravelOK Days – Statewide – May 7-8

Catch the travel bug during TravelOK Days and gather a wealth of inspiration for a Sooner State getaway. Tourism information centers across Oklahoma are ready to welcome you with trip planning resources, live entertainment, food truck fare and bonus prizes during this exciting event.

Tulsa International Mayfest - Tulsa - May 7-9

Downtown Tulsa transforms into an outdoor tribute to both performance and exhibit art during this three-day festival. Gather the whole family for live concerts, hands-on art projects for all ages, fair food, juried art shows and more.

Stilwell Strawberry Festival - Stilwell - May 8

Known as one of Oklahoma's most-loved hometown festivals, this annual event treats visitors to a parade, games, live entertainment and tons of fresh, ripe strawberries. Browse vendor booths and take a spin on the carnival rides.

Celebration of Freedom - Hobart - May 15

Honor those who serve in the military at this hometown event. Visitors will enjoy a patriotic parade, military tribute, quilt show, a car and motorcycle show, poker run and museum tours. Other highlights will include craft vendors and plenty of food.

Beavers Bend Rod Run - Broken Bow - May 15-16

Calling all vintage vehicle enthusiasts! Head to beautiful Beavers Bend State Park to browse over 150 pre-1973 street rods. There will also be games for all ages, a poker run, door prizes and concessions.

Boley Rodeo & BBQ Festival - Boley - May 28-30 

Come to the nation’s oldest African American community-based rodeo to celebrate the historical significance of Boley with family-friendly activities and entertainment. Events include a trail ride, parade, mutton-bustin’ and two nights of rodeo action.

Chuck Wagon Festival - Oklahoma City - May 29-30

Round up your little cowboys and cowgirls for two days of Western entertainment, artisan demonstrations, chuck wagon and Native food samples, live music and more. There will also be socially-distanced craft stations and take-and-make activities.

Nettie Davenport Day - Sponsored

Held the Saturday before Mother's Day -- Held annually since 1978, Nettie Davenport Day is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and highlights the community's heritage with prize drawings sponsored by all local businesses. Car show registration: 8-11am. Parade: 11am. Car show judging: 12:30pm.

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