April Festivals and Events in Oklahoma

Published: 04/04/2022, 12:10 AM

(OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) Welcome the first full month of spring with quirky hometown celebrations, delicious food festivals and art shows set among gorgeous spring blooms. See our picks for this month‘s top festivals below or browse through all April events to discover even more.

Azalea Festival

Muskogee / April 1-30

View beautiful spring blooms all month long at the 132-acre Honor Heights Park. Visitors will find over 30,000 azaleas in 625 varieties, as well as tulips, dogwoods and wisteria. The festival also features carriage rides, arts and crafts, food and more.

Woolaroc Spring Traders Encampment

Bartlesville / April 8-9

Step back in time to when the West was young and experience the rugged pioneer life firsthand at this weekend event. Visitors will learn about the men and women who trapped and traded during the 1840s in Indian Territory.  

Cimarron Territorial Celebration & Cow Chip Throwing Contest

Beaver / April 9-16

Visit the panhandle town of Beaver to celebrate Oklahoma’s pioneer roots at this fun and quirky annual event, which includes a carnival, craft show, festival foods, parade, antique tractor pulls, live entertainment and—you guessed it—plenty of cow chip tossing!

Walkin’ on Chalk Arts Festival

Altus / April 10

Whether you enjoy creating art or just admiring it, this outdoor show has something for everyone. Browse unique designs created just for the festival, visit the art-filled vendor booths and enjoy delicious food. Stick around for the judging to see who takes home top honors.  

Festival of the Arts

Oklahoma City / April 19-24

Oklahoma City’s annual “rite of spring” returns for six days of visual, culinary and performing arts. Find delicious fare at International Food Row, browse 144 booths of artwork and watch live entertainment.

Footloose Festival

Elmore City / April 23

Did you know the town that inspired the 1984 movie “Footloose” is located in Oklahoma? Visit Elmore City to commemorate the famous 1980 prom that ended the town’s ban on dancing with a car show, lawnmower races, vendors, inflatables and a street dance.

Kites Over Enid

Enid / April 23-24

Bring, create or buy your own colorful kite and send it sky high at this spring event.  There will also be a candy drop, special kite performances and food trucks at this Enid event, which broke the North American record in 2009 by flying 2,598 kites simultaneously.

Tumbleweed Calf Fry

Stillwater / April 28-30Adventurous eaters and music lovers alike won’t want to miss this annual event, which features a calf fry meal and live Red Dirt country music entertainment. The 2022 lineup includes Zach Bryan, Cole Swindell and Dustin Lynch and more.

Red Fern Festival

Tahlequah / April 29-30

Harken back to a simpler time with 1930s-era children’s games, hound dog field trials, a car show and food trucks at this old-fashioned event. Stick around to tour locations from “Where the Red Fern Grows.”


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