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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Things to Do & See: October 23 - October 29, 2018

Skeleton costume

Tuesday, October 23
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Allen Stone; 8 p.m.; Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Wednesday, October 24
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Western Movie Matinee; 1 p.m.; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; This event is free.
Army of Darkness; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.
Social Distortion; 8 p.m.; Diamond Ballroom; Tickets are $32.50.

Thursday, October 25
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Boston Celtics vs. OKC Thunder; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; Ticket prices vary.
Scary Tales at the Overholser Mansion; 7 p.m.; Overholser Mansion; Ticket are $25.
Night of the Living Dead; 8 p.m.; Cityspace Theatre; Ticket prices vary.
St. Lucia; 8 p.m.; The Jones Assembly; Ticket prices vary.
The Nixons; 8 p.m.; Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Friday, October 26
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
KJ103’s Riverscream; 5 p.m.; RIVERSPORT Rapids & Adventures.
Haunt the Zoo for Adults; 7 p.m.; Oklahoma City Zoo.
Scary Tales at the Overholser Mansion; 7 p.m.; Overholser Mansion; Ticket are $25.
Haunt the River; 7:45 p.m.; Oklahoma River Cruises; Price is $35.
Alice in Wonderland; 8 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; Ticket prices vary.
Night of the Living Dead; 8 p.m.; Cityspace Theatre; Ticket prices vary.
Justin Moore; 8 p.m.; The Criterion; Ticket prices vary.
Why Not? Comedy Show; 8 p.m.; Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, October 27
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
KJ103’s Riverscream; 5 p.m.; RIVERSPORT Rapids & Adventures.
Alice in Wonderland; 2 & 8 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; Ticket prices vary.
Floating Films: Hocus Pocus; 7 p.m.; RIVERSPORT Rapids & Adventures; This event is free.
Beetlejuice; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.
Scary Tales at the Overholser Mansion; 7 p.m.; Overholser Mansion; Ticket are $25.
Night of the Living Dead; 8 p.m.; Cityspace Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Sunday, October 28
35th Annual Haunt the Zoo; All day; Oklahoma City Zoo & Botanical Gardens; Regular Zoo admission.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Day of the Dead Festival 2018; 1 p.m.; Plaza District Festival; This event is free.
Alice in Wonderland; 2 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; Ticket prices vary.
Night of the Living Dead; 8 p.m.; Cityspace Theatre; Ticket prices vary.
Phoenix Suns vs. OKC Thunder; 6 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; Ticket prices vary.
Andy Grammer; 8 p.m.; The Jones Assembly; Ticket prices vary.

Monday, October 29
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Brick-or-Treat 2018; 4 p.m.; Bricktown; This event is free.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Higher learning

University Students

As a regular reader of this blog, you’re keeping up to date on all the things to do and see in OKC. As you can tell, there’s plenty to keep you entertained. But what about the rest of your day? If you have a hankerin’ for hustle in the form of college credits, you’re in luck – there are more than 140,000 students just like you here, and 18 public and private colleges and universities in Greater Oklahoma City from which you can choose.

Fancy a law degree? You’re covered, counselor. Medical school? The laughter we get from the question is the best medicine. Musical theater? We sing a six-second affirmative (with full orchestral backing and maybe even a twirl and jazz hands). Liberal arts? No fancy analysis necessary. Veterinarian? You vet you can. Want to do research? Get a Ph.D. and be smarter than that can of Dr. Pepper. We’re running out of ridiculous ways to respond to these questions, but rest assured, whatever you want to do in the world of higher education (even if it’s “become a rock star”,) you can probably do justice to your diploma dream here in OKC.

To learn more about the opportunities in higher education in Oklahoma City, check out the Universities section of this website and our “OKC at a Glance” publication.

college, education, university
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Public schools in OKC

Students painting

When moving to a new city, we know how important a role education plays when choosing where to live. Luckily for Oklahoma City, there are excellent public schools throughout Greater Oklahoma City. There are more than 271,000 students enrolled in public schools in the 10-county region and more than 50 schools in the region hold National Blue Ribbon distinction. Read a complete list of public school districts at abetterlifeokc.com.

Charter schools are public schools established by contract with sponsors and often promote a specific curriculum and learning style. Several Greater Oklahoma City school districts have authorized charter schools – Choctaw-Nicoma Park, Edmond, Mid-Del, Moore, Mustang, Oklahoma City and Putnam City. View a list of area charter schools.

education, school
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Private schools in OKC

Students reading

In today’s blog post we are going to highlight the private school webpage. Here you can find a list of all the private schools in Oklahoma City and under each school you will find a brief description of what to expect in regard to the grades they teach, how many students they typically serve, and a myriad of other facts. You will also find a link to each school’s website, where you can learn more about their values and educational standards.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Where quality meets affordability

OKC Shopping

Want to save money this year? Guess what… You’re already doing it just by living in Oklahoma City! Some might say that living in OKC is like finding a $200 shirt for $30… every time you go shopping. To achieve the same standard of living in OKC that $65,000 would get you in Seattle, you would only need $37,043, a difference of nearly $27,957.

You can rest easy knowing OKC is an extraordinary, affordable place to live and grow. Check out our Cost of Living calculator to see how OKC stacks up against other top cities in the nation.

cost of living, shopping
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Things to Do & See: October 16 - October 22, 2018

OKC Thunder fans

Tuesday, October 16
Pumpkinville; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens; Ticket prices vary.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Andy Mineo & LeCrae; 8 p.m.; Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Wednesday, October 17
Pumpkinville; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens; Ticket prices vary.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Western Movie Matinee; 1 p.m.; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; This event is free.

Thursday, October 18
Pumpkinville; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens; Ticket prices vary.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Rod Stewart; 7:30 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; Ticket prices vary.
The Patriot Tour; 7:30 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; Ticket prices vary.
Birdtalker; 8 p.m.; Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Friday, October 19
An Affair of the Heart; All day; State Fair Park; Tickets are $10.
Pumpkinville; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens; Ticket prices vary.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
KJ103’s Riverscream; 5 p.m.; RIVERSPORT Rapids & Adventures.
Colony House; 7 p.m.; The Jones Assembly; Ticket prices vary.
Trivium; 7:30 p.m.; Diamond Ballroom; Ticket prices vary.
Haunt the River; 7:45 p.m.; Oklahoma River Cruises; Price is $35. 

Saturday, October 20
An Affair of the Heart; All day; State Fair Park; Tickets are $10.
2018 Stockyards Stampede; All day; Stockyards City; This event is free. 
35th Annual Haunt the Zoo; All day; Oklahoma City Zoo & Botanical Gardens; Regular Zoo admission.
Industry Flea; All Day; 10th & Hudson; This event is free.
Oklahoma Book Festival; All day; Boathouse District; This event is free.
Pumpkinville; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens; Ticket prices vary.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Midtown Walkabout; 2 p.m.; Midtown; This event is free.
Haunt the River; 7:45 p.m.; Oklahoma River Cruises; Price is $35. 
Marco Antonio Solis; 8 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; Ticket prices vary.
Rhett Miller; 8 p.m.; Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Sunday, October 21
An Affair of the Heart; All day; State Fair Park; Tickets are $10.
Pumpkinville; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens; Ticket prices vary.
35th Annual Haunt the Zoo; All day; Oklahoma City Zoo & Botanical Gardens; Regular Zoo admission.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Sacramento Kings vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 6 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; Ticket prices vary.
Beetlejuice; 10 p.m.; Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Monday, October 22
Pumpkinville; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens; Ticket prices vary.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Changes in the liquor laws

Friends enjoying beer

On October 1, a whole bunch of new liquor laws went into effect that loosened restrictions on where and how you can buy your favorite suds. Frankly, the amount of changes can make your head spin. Here is what you need to know:

  • The headliner that everyone has been talking about is that wine and beer can be “full strength” or 6 percent like our neighbors down south.
  • Grocery and convenience stores can sell beer and wine from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. ANY day of the week.
  • Liquor stores can sell chilled beer and chilled wine (if you’re into that).
  • Liquor stores can sell other items other than just alcohol – think mixers and snacks – but it has to be under 20 percent of sales.
  • Small breweries can crank their production 65,000 barrels instead of the measly 25,000 they were capped at previously.
  • Breweries can now operate their taprooms until 2 a.m. instead of closing the doors at 9 p.m. which means you no longer have to miss out on your football!
  • Some really great news for those of you who enjoy spiked grape juice, wineries can now ship directly 30 nine-liter cases per person.
  • An owner can now own two entire liquor stores instead of one.
  • Small wineries (15,000 gallons annually) can now ship and sell directly to restaurants and retailers rather than a wholesaler if they would like to.
  • You can now drink your choice of alcohol at movie theaters as long as they have the appropriate license.
  • Good news, advertising happy hours and specials is now legal.
  • SB 211 allows counties to hold elections to see if liquor stores can be open on Sundays.
  • Finally, clerks selling high-point beer and wine at grocery stores now have to be at least 18 instead of 16; however, to work at a liquor store you still need to be 21 for selling the hard stuff.
beer, nightlife, wine
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Riverscream

KJ103 RiverScream

We all want to make memories with our family, right? We want something we can look back on 10 or 20 years from now to smile, laugh and reminisce. KJ103’s Riverscream is the perfect answer to that need. They have a zombie zip line and zombie-themed laser tag. There is a pirate’s zone for the younger children, ages 2-7, and whitewater rafting. There are a plethora of options available to make memories for the entire family. You can find all the information here.

All of this is great, the kids are important and memories with your family and kids are something you never want to lose, but what about us adults? When do we get to be a little loose and have a little fun without the kids? We love them, but we all need time apart to breathe. Once again, Oklahoma City has your back.

Haunt the River in downtown Oklahoma City provides a relaxing boat ride. The boat is decorated for the holiday, provides haunting music and light appetizers, but maybe most importantly alcohol is available. There is a cash bar on board, which can certainly help you relax and ease into the holiday season. Cruise privileges are not valid for groups of eight or more though. You can find all the information you need here.

Boathouse District, family-friendly, holiday, nightlife, Oklahoma River, outdoor recreation
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Pumpkinville

Myriad Gardens Pumpkinville

Pumpkins have quickly become the official mascot of the fall. We put their spice in our coffee. We put them in pies. Even pumpkin-scented candles are all the rage. For our money’s worth the best pumpkin-related thing every fall is Pumpkinville at the Myriad Botanical Gardens.

This year’s extravaganza will be held October 5 – 21 in the Children’s Garden and will feature more than 16,000 pumpkins. If you’ve never been, the garden is filled all kinds of crafts and games. On Saturday and Sunday the visitors can even ride the Pumpkinville Express.

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Things to Do & See: October 9 - October 15, 2018

American Banjo Museum

Tuesday, October 9
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Pumpkinville; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens; Ticket prices vary.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; Ticket prices vary.

Wednesday, October 10
Mistletoe Market 2018; All day; Cox Convention Center; Ticket prices vary.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Pumpkinville; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens; Ticket prices vary.
Western Movie Matinee; 1 p.m.; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; This event is free.
Artic Monkeys; 7 p.m.; The Criterion; Ticket prices vary.

Thursday, October 11
Mistletoe Market 2018; All day; Cox Convention Center; Ticket prices vary.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Pumpkinville; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens; Ticket prices vary.
Father John Misty; 6:30 p.m.; The Jones Assembly; Ticket prices vary.
Dan Gokey; 7 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; Ticket prices vary.
The Second City; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Friday, October 12
Mistletoe Market 2018; All day; Cox Convention Center; Ticket prices vary.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Pumpkinville; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens; Ticket prices vary.
KJ103’s Riverscream; 5 p.m.; RIVERSPORT Rapids & Adventures.
Live on the Plaza; 7 p.m.; Plaza District; This event is free.
Thomas Rhett; 7:30 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; Ticket prices vary.
Haunt the River; 7:45 p.m.; Oklahoma River Cruises; Price is $35.  
Pops 1- Melinda Doolittle; 8 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; Ticket prices vary.
Cashmere Cat; 9 p.m.; Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, October 13
Mistletoe Market 2018; All day; Cox Convention Center; Ticket prices vary.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Pumpkinville; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens; Ticket prices vary.
Wanderlust Pop Up Shops; All day; Wheeler Ferris Wheel; This event is free.  
Project Dance; 10 a.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens; This event is free.
KJ103’s Riverscream; 5 p.m.; RIVERSPORT Rapids & Adventures.
Cody Jinks; 7 p.m.; The Criterion; Ticket prices vary.
Haunt the River; 7:45 p.m.; Oklahoma River Cruises; Price is $35. 
Pops 1- Melinda Doolittle; 8 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; Ticket prices vary.
The Steeldrivers; 8 p.m.; Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Sunday, October 14
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Pumpkinville; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens; Ticket prices vary.
Stryper; 7 p.m.; Diamond Ballroom; Tickts are $20.
Puddles Pity Party; 8 p.m.; Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Monday, October 15
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Pumpkinville; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens; Ticket prices vary.
Cabin in the Woods; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The return of Loud City

OKC Thunder Fans

When it comes to sports in Oklahoma City, we can be a divided people. Sooners vs. Cowboys in some cases stretches back to birth. However, there is one thing everyone agrees on. The Chesapeake Energy Arena is the place to be in OKC when the Thunder are in the building.

As always, it was not a boring offseason for the home teams as superstar Paul George signed a new deal with the team. The announcement happened at a house party hosted by Russell Westbrook featuring a performance from hip-hop superstar Nas. You know … typical Oklahoma City stuff.

The Thunder tips-off the 2018-19 season with a preseason game at the ‘Peake this week. The real season tips-off October 16 with a short road trip out west, before the home opener against the Kings of Sacramento October 21. See a full schedule here and get your tickets today.

basketball, live sporting events, Thunder
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Marquee games

Chesapeake Energy Arena

New to town? Maybe not real familiar with the NBA? Here are some games we have circled as "can’t miss":

  • Sacramento Kings- Oct. 21; Home openers are always great but this is extra special as the Kings are led by former University of Oklahoma superstar Buddy Hield.
  • Boston Celtics- Oct. 25; The Celtics look like the class of the Eastern Conference and feature former Oklahoma State star Marcus Smart.
  • Houston Rockets- Nov. 8; Harden vs. Russ, the return of Melo. The Rockets vs. Thunder never disappoint.
  • New York Knicks- Nov. 14; Enes Kanter might be the most beloved former Thunder player. Don’t expect many boos when Kanter’s Knicks come to town.
  • Atlanta Hawks- Nov. 30; Former OU star Trae Young makes his first trip to OKC as a pro.
  • Dallas Mavericks- Dec. 31; New Year’s Eve with Russ. What else do you need to know?
  • Los Angeles Lakers- Jan. 17; Lebron James’ first trip to OKC in the purple and gold.
  • Golden State Warriors- March 16; Bring ear plugs.
basketball, live sporting events, Thunder
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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October in OKC

Concerts galore, Halloweens fright fests, world-class art exhibits and more special events than you can shake a stick at it. If you are looking for a good time, October in the 4-0-5 is the place to be. Check out this video from our friends at VisitOKC for more.

arts and culture, holiday, live music, Visit OKC
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Here’s what you missed on VeloCity in September

OKC Skyline

VeloCity is a website aimed at helping keep the citizens of Greater Oklahoma City informed. That means you … yes, you. Whether you have lived in the metro for 30 years or 30 minutes it is important that you are informed and engaged with your community. If you haven’t checked out the new site here are some stories you may have missed last month:

  • Top 5 Metro for Youngest Entrepreneurs: Did you know OKC was ranked as one of the best places for young entrepreneurs? You would if you read VeloCity.
  • SkyWest Airlines: The airline recently celebrated the grand opening of their new facility in OKC that will bring more than 100 high-paying jobs to the Metro.
  • Pot Pie Party: Ever wonder who has the best chicken pot pie in the land? Our expert fills you in. 
  • Education update: Both the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma Public Schools have new leadership.
publication, velocity
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Things to Do & See: October 2 - October 8, 2018

Myriad Gardens Pumpkinville

Tuesday, October 2
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Mat Kearney; 6:30 p.m.; The Jones Assembly; Ticket prices vary.

Wednesday, October 3
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Western Movie Matinee; 1 p.m.; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; This event is free.
Detroit Pistons vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; Ticket prices vary.
The Breeders; 8 p.m.; Diamond Ballroom; Ticket prices vary.

Thursday, October 4
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
The Bad Plus; 8 p.m.; The Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Friday, October 5
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Day Out with Thomas; All day; Oklahoma Railway Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Pumpkinville; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens; Ticket prices vary.
First Fridays on the Paseo; 6 p.m.; This event is free.
Juice WRLD; 7 p.m.; The Criterion; Ticket prices vary.
Friday; 7 p.m.; The Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, October 6
Industry Flea; All day; Midtown; This event is free.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Day Out with Thomas; All day; Oklahoma Railway Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Pumpkinville; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens; Ticket prices vary.
Kevin Gates; 7 p.m.; The Criterion; Ticket prices vary
Classics 2; 8 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; Ticket prices vary.
Reik; 8 p.m.; Diamond Ballroom; Ticket prices vary.
Read Southall Band; 8 p.m.; The Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Sunday, October 7
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Day Out with Thomas; All day; Oklahoma Railway Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Pumpkinville; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens; Ticket prices vary.
Cafe Tacvba; 8 p.m.; Diamond Ballroom; Ticket prices vary.
Bishop Briggs; 8 p.m.; The Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Monday, October 8
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Pumpkinville; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens; Ticket prices vary.
Henry Rollins- Travel Slideshow Tour; 8 p.m.; The Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

2018 Oklahoma Regatta Festival

Oklahoma Regatta Festival

The 2018 Oklahoma Regatta Festival will take place Sept. 28 - 30 in the Boathouse District. This amazing three-day competition includes rowing, dragon boating, kayaking, white water rafting and family fun.

The weekend will also feature the Oklahoma City University Head of the Oklahoma race, OGE NightSprints, and food trucks and beer gardens. The races features teams from all over the nation competing on all levels of competition--collegiate, masters and junior rowing.

During the festival the 500-meter NightSprints are held when the sun sets. This creates a unique and intense atmosphere for everyone involved from spectators to competitors. Everyone is invited to bring something to sit on or someone to sit with, or both of course, and cheer the athletes on.

Boathouse District, family-friendly, free, live sporting events, Oklahoma River, water sports
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A river’s rise

Riversport Rapids whitewater rafting

In many ways, the story of the Oklahoma River and the modern-day renaissance of Oklahoma City go hand-in-hand. The river and Oklahoma City had many ups and downs during their first century before the original MAPS program jumpstarted an unprecedented rebirth for both.

To help tell that story, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber launched a storytelling feature on www.greateroklahomacity.com/river depicting the rise of Oklahoma City’s river.

“A River’s Rise” walks the reader through the history of the Oklahoma River from the Land Run of 1889 to today. Each of the six chapters cover an important aspect of the river’s renovation, from its roots as an important water source for early settlers and a venue for entertainment offerings like Delmar Gardens at the turn of the 20th century, to the more recent addition of the RIVERSPORT Rapids Whitewater Center and hosting the 2016 Olympic trials for whitewater kayaking.

Each chapter of the story offers the chance to engage with more contextual content, with links to news archives about Oklahoma City’s hosting of the Olympic Festival of 1989 and videos capturing the original vision for the boathouses that now dot the banks of the Oklahoma River, all to tell Oklahoma City’s story more fully.

So check out “A River’s Rise” and be sure to share it with you friends and family.

Boathouse District, MAPS, Oklahoma River, publication, water sports
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The Plaza District Festival turns 20

Plaza District Festival

The Plaza District Festival turns 20 this weekend and the celebration is September 29th from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. There will be live music, art, good drink and great food.

Outside the usual art, music and food, there will be Zumba classes, Home Depot will have areas for building birdhouses and even soccer activities. Heck, the Plaza has thought of everything as they will even have childcare available.  

If you really want to get involved check out volunteer opportunities here. You can find a map of the festival here.

family-friendly, festivals, free, Plaza District
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Live Music in October

concert goers

We love to talk about live music in Oklahoma City. You could say it is a bit of an obsession. But don’t let our bias fool you when we say this is one of the best months for live music in the 4-0-5 we can remember, especially if you are a rock fan. Below is just a small sample of what there is to look forward. What concerts are you looking forward to? Let us know via Twitter or Facebook!

  • Artic Monkeys- October 10 at the Criterion. The Grammy-nominated rock band makes their first-ever stop in Oklahoma City
  • Father John Misty- October 11 at The Jones Assembly. This singer/songwriter released one of the most acclaimed albums of the year. Special bonus: local rockers Broncho are the opening act.
  • Thomas Rhett- October 12 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. One of the biggest stars in country music swings through OKC.
  • Rod Stewart- October 18 at Chesapeake Energy Arena. This international superstar is one of the best-selling artists of all time.
  • The Nixons- October 25 at the Tower Theatre. The Oklahoma legends have reunited for the first time since 2000.
  • The Struts- October 30 at the Diamond Ballroom. These English rockers are helping keep glam rock alive.
concerts, live music
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Things to Do & See: September 25 - October 1, 2018

OKC Zoo Tiger

Tuesday, September 25
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Spyair; 8 p.m.; Diamond Ballroom; Ticket prices vary.
Get the Led Out- American Led Zeppelin; 8 p.m.; The Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Wednesday, September 26
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Western Movie Matinee; 1 p.m.; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; This event is free.
Coop Showcase; 8 p.m.; The Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Thursday, September 27
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Lake Street Dive; 7 p.m.; The Jones Assembly; Ticket prices vary.
An Unpredictable Evening with Todd Rundgren; 8 p.m.; The Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.
Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park: Richard III; 8 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Water Stage; Ticket prices vary.

Friday, September 28
2018 Oklahoma Regatta Festival; All day; Boathouse District; This event is free.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Day Out with Thomas; All day; Oklahoma Railway Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Zoo Brew; 7 p.m.; Oklahoma City Zoo; Ticket prices vary.
Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park: Richard III; 8 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Water Stage; Ticket prices vary.
My So Called Band; 8 p.m.; The Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, September 29
2018 Oklahoma Regatta Festival; All day; Boathouse District; This event is free.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Day Out with Thomas; All day; Oklahoma Railway Museum; Ticket prices vary.
2018 Plaza District Festival; All day; Plaza District; This event is free.
20th Annual Vietnamese Lunar Moon Festival; 4 p.m.; Military Park; This event is free.
Myriad Gardens Signature Concert featuring Parker Millsap; 7:30 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens; This event is free.
Ryan Davis; 8 p.m.; The Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Sunday, September 30
2018 Oklahoma Regatta Festival; All day; Boathouse District; This event is free.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.
Day Out with Thomas; All day; Oklahoma Railway Museum; Ticket prices vary.

Monday, October 1
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Jim Henson- Life and Legacy; All day; American Banjo Museum; Free with museum admission.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Art galore

When you have as many gorgeous murals as OKC, it’s not totally untrue to say that the entire city is like an art gallery. But for the visitor or resident who prefers a more indoor art experience, or wants a more curated art experience, OKC has plenty of galleries and museums to quench your thirst. As always, this isn’t an exhaustive list, so let us know if you don’t see your favorite(s) on here!

21c Hotel
[Artspace] at Untitled
OKCMOA
The Womb
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
JRB Art at the Elms
Exhibit C
Red Earth Art Center
Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art
Oklahoma Contemporary

arts and culture, museums
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Hands on history

Overholser Mansion

There is perhaps no experience quite as fulfilling as holding a 400-year-old object in your hand, or being in a place where a landmark event once happened. Such are the joys of history, many of which can be found right here in OKC.

For the aspiring historians out there we’ve compiled a list of some of the more historic spots across Oklahoma City that you might be especially interested in visiting. As always, this isn’t a comprehensive list, so if you think we missed a really good location, please let us know!

Centennial Land Run Monument
Henry Overholser Mansion
National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum
Oklahoma State Capitol Building
Oklahoma History Center
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
Red Earth Art Center
Science Museum Oklahoma
American Banjo Museum  
International Gymnastics Hall of Fame
Harn Homestead
Museum of Osteology
Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art
Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame
Oklahoma Railway Museum
Oklahoma Hall of Fame

family-friendly, history, museums, Oklahoma City history, western heritage
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Comic book shopping

Bookstore

The comic novice looking to read all the classics, the hardcore fan looking for their favorite niche series, the collector with rare comics they’re looking to buy or sell, will all find good things at OKC’s comic book stores. Whereas many book stores also have a comic book section, there’s something special about the dedicated comic book store: The fan interactions, the better variety, the merchandise, etc. So here’s a list of some of OKC’s favorite local comic book stores! As always, this isn’t an exhaustive list, so let us know if you don’t see your favorite(s) on here!

Okie Comics (publishes local comics)
All Star Comics
Atomik Pop!
DZ Comics
New World Comics & Games

local goods, retail, shopping
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Retro fun

video games

Anyone who tells you toys and video games are just for kids has clearly never gone hunting for retro toys and video games. There’s a lot of fun to be had looking around, reliving your childhood, sharing major parts of your childhood with your kids, or maybe even getting the toys/games you couldn’t get then, well, now. And in the interest of helping you experience that joy, we’ve assembled a list of some of the best vintage game/toy stores in and around OKC.

Amazing Action
Got Games
Plastic Galaxy
Toy Base 10
Vintage Stock

retail, shopping
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Things to Do & See: September 18 - September 24, 2018

OKC Civic Center show

Tuesday, September 18
2018 Oklahoma State Fair; All day; State Fair Park; Ticket prices vary.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Les Miserables; 7:30 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; Ticket prices vary.
JJ Grey & MOFRO; 8 p.m.; The Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Wednesday, September 19
2018 Oklahoma State Fair; All day; State Fair Park; Ticket prices vary.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Western Movie Matinee; 1 p.m.; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; This event is free.
Les Miserables; 7:30 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; Ticket prices vary.

Thursday, September 20
2018 Oklahoma State Fair; All day; State Fair Park; Ticket prices vary.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Bullet for my Valentine; 7:30 p.m.; Diamond Ballroom; Ticket prices vary.
Les Miserables; 7:30 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; Ticket prices vary.
Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park: Richard III; 8 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Water Stage; Ticket prices vary.

Friday, September 21
2018 Oklahoma State Fair; All day; State Fair Park; Ticket prices vary.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Les Miserables; 7:30 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; Ticket prices vary.
Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park: Richard III; 8 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Water Stage; Ticket prices vary.
Stone Temple Pilots; 8 p.m.; Diamond Ballroom; Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, September 22
2018 Oklahoma State Fair; All day; State Fair Park; Ticket prices vary.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Les Miserables; 2 & 8 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; Ticket prices vary.
Fall Out Boy; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; Ticket prices vary.
Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park: Richard III; 8 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Water Stage; Ticket prices vary.
Alejandro Escovdeo; 8 p.m.; The Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Sunday, September 23
2018 Oklahoma State Fair; All day; State Fair Park; Ticket prices vary.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Mesta Festa; Noon; Mesta Park; This event is free.
Les Miserables; 2 & 7 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; Ticket prices vary.
Sacramento Republic FC vs. OKC Energy FC; 6 p.m.; Taft Stadium; Ticket prices vary.

Monday, September 24
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Full Moon Bike Ride and Run; 7 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens.
Frankie Cosmos; 8 p.m.; The Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Great State Fair of Oklahoma

Midway at the Oklahoma State Fair

Football, cooler weather and the State Fair of Oklahoma means it is fall. If you are new to Oklahoma City then you might be surprised to find out that for many the kickoff of the State Fair of Oklahoma is our official signal that autumn has arrived!  

From Sept. 13-23, State Fair Park in Oklahoma City will be bustling with the Oklahoma State Fair and all that it entails. An annual extravaganza stretching back more than 100 years, the Oklahoma State Fair offers a little something for everyone, from deep-fried culinary delights (sign us up!) to ice-dancing Disney princesses. Read on for our can’t-miss fair favorites.

  • Disney on Ice- A State Fair mainstay, Disney on Ice is back with Dare to Dream!, a fun adventure with all your Disney favorites.
  • Xtreme Bulls- What do you get when you mix action-packed bull riding and high-energy country music concerts? You get Xtreme Bulls.
  • Chickasaw Country Entertainment Stage- Nothing can beat free live music. This year’s lineup includes Neal McCoy, Beatlemania, Dylan Scott, Dru Hill, Foghat and more.
family-friendly, live music, live sporting events, State Fair Park
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110 years and counting…

Ever wonder how the great State Fair of Oklahoma came to be so great? Jump in our DeLorean and do a little time traveling with us.

When a young Oklahoma City had the opportunity to host the Farmers National Congress in 1907, city leaders were determined to do everything they could to make the convention a success. There was only one stipulation from the convention organizers: They wanted a fall fair so their delegates could see the achievements of agriculture in the new state.

Oklahoma citizens pushed for an annual fair as early as 1892, recognizing the impact that the fair could have on the new territory. Convinced of the potential, a coalition of business leaders gathered in the offices of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber on Jan. 18, 1907, to organize a state fair association. After months of planning, the first State Fair of Oklahoma celebrated its opening day on Oct. 5, 1907.

Here are a few more facts you may not know about the Oklahoma State Fair:

  • The first State Fair of Oklahoma opened on Oct. 5, 1907, a few weeks before Oklahoma was officially granted statehood.
  • The first fair attracted a crowd of more than 10,000 people.
  • The State Fair Park moved to its current location in 1954.
  • The park expanded its facilities in 1961 to included horse barns, a move that allowed Oklahoma City to earn its place as the “Horse Show Capital of the World”—a title that the city still holds today!
  • The current park is 435 acres and hosts more than 180 events each year. The total attendance of these events is more than 2.28 million people annually.
  • Oklahoma State Fair Park is located at the junction of two major highways, providing easy access from anywhere in the state (and nation!).
  • The people of Oklahoma City support the fair in a big way. Citizens have approved major improvements to State Fair Park in both the MAPS and MAPS 3 initiatives.
history, State Fair Park
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Fry it and put it on a stick please

OK State Fair Food

The State Fair of Oklahoma is a wonderful way to celebrate this time of the year. The rides are fun, the exhibits are cool and it’s an even better treat to close out the summer, but can we be honest? We all know it’s about the food. The state fair has become more and more consumed with food and just how crazy and fried can it be. Well, if that makes you salivate then you are in for another treat this year.

While fried foods are usually what get headlines, there are some foods that are making headlines without taking a dip into the fryer:

  • Cotton Candy Pie
  • Beef Poke Bowl
  • Drizzled Muffins
  • Cherry Limeade Pie
  • Mac-N-Cheese Topped with Ground Beef and Fries
  • Cheese Curd Taco
  • Gourmet Donut Burger (maybe the most famous)
  • Waffle Wrapped Snow Ice
  • Flaming Hot Cheetos Fish Taco

It wouldn’t be a state fair without new and crazy fried food. Here are the new platters for this year:

  • Deep-Fried Hot Pepper Rings
  • Deep-Fried Buffalo Chicken Wing Dip
  • Cookie Fries
  • Funnel Cake Burger
  • BBQ Chicken and Bacon Calzone
  • Fish & Chips
  • Beer Cheese Bacon Fries

My mouth is watering right now. Here at BetterLife HQ we’re a big fan of spicy food, and that Deep-Fried Buffalo Chicken Wing Dip and those Flaming Hot Cheetos Fish Tacos are right up our alley.

food, State Fair Park
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Things to Do & See: September 11 - September 17, 2018

Shakespeare in the Park

Tuesday, September 11
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Bricktown Beach; All day; Bricktown; This event is free.
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.

Wednesday, September 12
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Bricktown Beach; All day; Bricktown; This event is free.
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Western Movie Matinee; 1 p.m.; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; This event is free.
Neck Deep; 7 p.m. Diamond Ballroom; Ticket prices vary.
Hannibal Buress; 10 p.m.; The Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Thursday, September 13
2018 Oklahoma State Fair; All day; State Fair Park; Ticket prices vary.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Bricktown Beach; All day; Bricktown; This event is free.
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park: Richard III; 8 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Water Stage; Ticket prices vary.
John Mark McMillan; 8 p.m.; The Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Friday, September 14
2018 Oklahoma State Fair; All day; State Fair Park; Ticket prices vary.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Bricktown Beach; All day; Bricktown; This event is free.
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Latin Food, Dance and Mariachi Fest; 7 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens; This event is free.
LIVE on the Plaza; 7 p.m.; Plaza District; This event is free.
Rigoletto; 7:30 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; Ticket prices vary.
Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park: Richard III; 8 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Water Stage; Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, September 15
2018 Oklahoma State Fair; All day; State Fair Park; Ticket prices vary.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Bricktown Beach; All day; Bricktown; This event is free
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park: Richard III; 8 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Water Stage; Ticket prices vary.
Punch Brothers; 8 p.m.; The Tower Theatre; Ticket prices vary.

Sunday, September 16
2018 Oklahoma State Fair; All day; State Fair Park; Ticket prices vary.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.
Wiggle Out Loud 2018; 10:30 a.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens; This event is free.
Rigoletto; 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Civic Center Music Hall; Ticket prices vary.

Monday, September 17
2018 Oklahoma State Fair; All day; State Fair Park; Ticket prices vary.
American Indian Artists: 20th Century Masters; All day; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Free with regular museum admission.
Philadelphia’s Mummers-Struttin’ Their Stuff at the American Banjo Museum; All day; American Banjo Museum; Ticket prices vary.
WWE Live; 7:30 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; Ticket prices vary.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Farmers Market District

Historic Farmers Market

Historic yet cutting edge, classic yet fresh, the Farmers Market District in OKC dates back as far as the 1920s. In the 90 years it’s been operational, the Farmers Market District has been a pillar in the Oklahoma City community acting as an economic, culinary, development, cultural and performance hub. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for a farmers market, a yoga class, new breweries, bowling or even a concert—the Farmers Market District probably has what you’re looking for and even some stuff you didn’t know you needed.

farmers market, Farmers Market District, Oklahoma City history
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