April Festivals and Events in Oklahoma

Published: 04/01/2023, 11:15 PM

(OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) Celebrate the first full month of spring with quirky hometown celebrations, delicious food festivals and garden 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.

Cimarron Territorial Celebration & Cow Chip Throwing Contest

Beaver / April 1-8

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!

Holy City of the Wichitas Easter Passion Play

Lawton / April 1 & 8

Gear up for Easter at the longest-running passion play of its kind in the United States. This annual outdoor event is a narrated dramatization of the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ set amid the stunning Wichita Mountains.


Tulsa / April 7-8

Celebrate all things gardening at Tulsa’s Woodward Park with experts that will help you create a garden that will be the envy of the neighborhood. A wide selection of plants and flowers will be available for purchase from local nurseries, as well as gardening tools and outdoor art.

Woolaroc Spring Traders Encampment

Bartlesville / April 14-15

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.

Walkin’ on Chalk Arts Festival

Altus / April 16

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.

State Park Earth Day Events

Statewide / April 22

Join in at 10 Oklahoma State Parks for a morning of cleanup, then stick around for an afternoon reconnecting with nature this Earth Day. Garbage bags and a token of appreciation will be provided. Guests are encouraged to dress comfortably, bring work gloves and garbage collection tools.

Footloose Festival

Elmore City / April 22

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.

Festival of the Arts

Oklahoma City / April 25-30

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.

Kites Over Enid

Enid / April 29-30

Create, purchase or bring 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.


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