August Festivals and Events in Oklahoma

Published: 07/31/2021, 9:13 PM

(OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) Maximize your fun during the last full month of summer with exciting rodeos, music festivals and food fairs. Whether you tap your toes to bluegrass in Blanchard or munch on endless watermelon at the Rush Springs Watermelon Festival, your summer plans in Oklahoma are about to get a lot cooler. See our picks for this month’s top festivals below or browse through all August events to discover even more!

Mountain View Free Fair

Mountain View / August 5-7

Attend one of the oldest community fairs in the state in the small town of Mountain View. Established in 1915, this celebration includes carnival rides, live entertainment, games, arts and crafts, exhibits and tasty fair food.

FLY Film Festival

Enid / August 6-7

Enjoy two days of independent movies in downtown Enid. See dramas, comedies, short films and more by local and national filmmakers, plus check out workshops, meet and greets and more throughout the weekend.

Cat Video Festival

Oklahoma City / August 7

Have some fun at this year's celebration of the most popular videos featuring everyone's favorite Internet felines. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to the Myriad Botanical Gardens to enjoy clips on a big screen, as well as fun activities and contests.

Ele-Birthday Celebration

Hugo / August 7

Have you ever been to a birthday party for an elephant? Grab your tickets now to celebrate the 1st birthday of Cameron Lee, the youngest elephant at the Endangered Ark Foundation. Interact with the herd and watch Cameron Lee eat his cake.

Rush Springs Watermelon Festival & Rodeo

Rush Springs / August 12-14

Escape the summer heat with a cool, juicy slice of watermelon at this much-loved Rush Springs event. The family-friendly festival features a competitive run, rodeo, seed spitting contest, carnival rides and over 25 tons of free melon handed out.

Will Rogers & Wiley Post Fly-In

Oologah / August 14

Celebrate the lives of two of Oklahoma’s favorite sons at this thrilling aviation event. Bring the kids to the famed Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch and watch more than 100 small aircraft land on the 2,000 ft. grass airstrip. This annual event also features food trucks, a classic car show and Cherokee storytelling.

Blanchard Bluegrass Festival

Blanchard / August 20-21

Enjoy some of Oklahoma’s finest regional pickers at the Blanchard Bluegrass Festival. This free festival begins Friday night with gospel singing then continues all day Saturday with traditional bluegrass music, workshops and jam sessions.

Oklahoma Festival of Ballooning

Muskogee / August 27-29

Get ready for three days of fun with tethered balloon rides, food trucks, kids activities, a 5K, nightly balloon glows and a fireworks finale at this exciting event. There will also be live entertainment and helicopter rides.

Maker Faire Tulsa

Tulsa / August 28

Experience a day of creativity with over 150 makers and inventors at this family-friendly, one-day event celebrating everything from technology and education to science, arts, crafts, engineering, food and sustainability.

Western Spirit Celebration

Duncan / August 28

Kick off this Western-themed event with a chuckwagon cook-off and sample delicious beans, biscuits and cobbler. There will also be a historical re-enactor, a stock dog demonstration, Chickasaw dancers and a country music performance.

Find a full list of events here. 


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