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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Veterans Day 2018

Veterans Day Parade

OKC does things really well when it comes to honoring our military heroes with concerts, celebrations and parades. Check out one (or more) of these Veterans Day weekend events and remember to thank a veteran for their service!

Nov. 8 – Let Freedom Ring! A musical salute to our Veterans. 7:30 p.m. Oklahoma City University - Petree Recital Hall - Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center - 2501 N Blackwelder Ave

Nov. 9 – Dedication Ceremony for World War II-era C-47  The City of Midwest City and the Oklahoma History Center will hold a ceremony to dedicate C-47 transport aircraft #42-92838 on Friday, Nov. 9, at 9 a.m. Joe B. Barnes Regional Park – 8700 E. Reno

Veterans Day ceremony, Oklahoma History Center The Oklahoma History Center will host a 2018 Veterans Day ceremony on Friday, Nov. 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is open to the public. Presentations at the ceremony will be made by retired Major General Rita Aragon and Lieutenant Colonel Bill Schwertfeger, who was a prisoner of war (POW) during the Vietnam War.

Nov. 12 – Veterans Day Parade  The parade will begin at 10 a.m. and the route begins at Century Blvd and S.E. 15th St, travels east to Douglas Blvd and goes north to Reno Ave in Midwest City.

military, parade, holiday, live music
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

St. Patrick’s Day

Friends enjoying beer

It is time to make sure all your green clothes are washed because St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. We’ll be completely honest, it is not all that difficult to find a fun St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Oklahoma City. Your favorite restaurant or bar will probably have the green beer flowing. However, there are handful of events we want to make you aware of:

  • St Patrick’s Day in the Garden: This is a St. Patrick’s Day event the whole family can enjoy at the Myriad Botanical Gardens. Food trucks, face painting, bag pipes and even Scottish dancing will all be taking place.
  • O’City St. Patrick’s Day Parade: The official parade of Oklahoma City is back and will begin at 11 a.m. All sorts of local organizations will be showing their St. Paddy’s Day pride during the parade. The parade will take place on Sheridan between the Myriad Botanical Gardens and the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
  • Bricktown St. Patrick’s Day Block Party: Kicking off at noon around Reno & Oklahoma Ave, this all day shindig will feature live music and food trucks. It is for all ages and the admission is free.
parade, Bricktown, family-friendly, holiday, Myriad Botanical Gardens
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Parades

Parade

Interested in making your Fourth of July celebration an all-day family affair? Consider attending one of the many parades taking place throughout the OKC metro for some family fun.

LibertyFest – Rated as one of the top 10 places to be in America on the Fourth by CNN and USA Today, the LibertyFest parade in Edmond is a fun-filled spectacle for kids and adults. The parade begins at 9 a.m. in downtown Edmond.

Kingfisher’s Annual 4th of July Parade and Celebration – This parade begins at 10 a.m. in downtown Kingfisher and is followed by a day long Fourth of July celebration in a nearby park.

Freedom Fest – The Yukon Freedom Fest parade begins at 8 a.m. with other fun activities throughout the day including a car show, sand volleyball tournament and more.

Bethany's Freedom Festival – The parade begins at 10 a.m. at 39th Expy & Peniel with many other activities for the family at Eldon Lyon Park.

Kingfisher, parade, Yukon, Edmond, family-friendly, festivals, holiday
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Saluting those who served

45th Infantry Division Museum Veteran\'s Day Ceremony

Events across Oklahoma City will give you plenty of opportunities to celebrate America’s armed forces and honor those who have served.

  • The Norman Veterans Committee will host their 2016 Veteran’s Day and Memorial Ceremony at Reaves Park in Norman on Nov. 11. Static displays open at 10 a.m., the ceremony begins at 11 a.m. More information.
  • The annual Veterans Day service at the 45th Infantry Division Museum will take place at 10 a.m., on Nov. 11. Pay tribute to the men and women of the military at this patriotic ceremony, which includes a helicopter flyover, massing of the colors and guest speakers. More information.
  • Midwest City will hold their annual Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. The parade begins at Century Boulevard and Southeast 15th Street. More information.

If you know of any events we didn’t mention please include them in the comments or give us a shout on Facebook or Twitter.

festivals, military, parade
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

I o’love an o’parade

St. Patrick's Day postcard 1908

OK, we know that title doesn’t really make any sense. But this does: The O’City St. Patrick’s Fest & Parade is Saturday, March 12, starting at 11 a.m.! I love a parade, you love a parade, we all love a parade, especially when there’s fancy outfits involved. Well, we’re in luck: from Reno and Hudson, floats, clowns, animals, and even more manifestations of pure raw fun will indeed parade east toward the Bricktown Ballpark in a flash of Irish-inspired green-garbed glory. Join in the fun! Sláinte!

For more information: http://www.ocityparade.com/.

family-friendly, holiday, parade
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Merry and bright…

Christmas Lights in Automobile Alley

One of our favorite things about the holiday season in OKC are the beautiful decorations and light displays that adorn the city.

If you haven’t visited Automobile Alley during the holiday season, then you are truly missing out. More than 180,000 colorful lights drape the historic buildings transforming the eight blocks of North Broadway into a magical holiday wonderland. There are also some really awesome shops along this stretch including where you can find unique local gifts for that special someone on your holiday list.

Don’t miss the annual tree lighting festival in Bricktown as Mayor Mick Cornett officially kicks off the holiday season in OKC on Nov. 27. The festivities will continue that evening at the Oklahoma River during the annual holiday river parade and will conclude with a fireworks show. The beautiful lights in Bricktown can be enjoyed throughout the holiday season.

We know most towns in the metro have great holiday light displays and tours so hit us up in the comments and with more information so we can spread the Holiday cheer.

Automobile Alley, Bricktown, festivals, free, holiday, Oklahoma River, parade, retail
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Honoring those who served

45th Infantry Museum Veterans Day ceremony

Events across Oklahoma City will give you plenty of opportunities to celebrate America’s armed forces and honor those who have served. If you know of any events we didn’t mention please include them in the comments or give us a shout of Facebook or Twitter:

  • Oklahoma City Symphonic Band ConcertAt 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 10, the Oklahoma City Symphonic Band will present “A Veterans Day Salute!” concert honoring American veterans. The concert will feature Sousa marches and a special presentation of the Armed Forces salute. View okcband.org for more information.
  • Veterans Day service at the 45th Infantry Division MuseumOn Nov. 11 at 10 a.m., pay tribute to the men and women of the military at this patriotic ceremony, which includes a helicopter flyover, massing of the colors, patriotic music selections from the 145th Army Band and guest speakers.
  • Midwest City Veterans Day ParadeMidwest City will hold their annual Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. In addition to area marching bands and floats, a warbird flyover will take place during the parade.
holiday, live music, military, museums, parade
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Parade of ghouls and ghosts

Halloween Parade

Quickly becoming one of the most fun annual traditions in Oklahoma City is the Oklahoma City Halloween Parade & Costume Party or OKCHPCP (just kidding we made that up). This year’s parade will take place Saturday, Oct. 31 starting at 7 p.m., in Automobile Alley.

The parade will feature parade-like things such as floats, marching bands, walking groups and cars except they will be spooky. However, don’t worry if you have a young one. This year’s parade aims to be more family friendly, and candy will be handed out by parade participants. The parade will start on N Broadway and 13th and end on N Fourth Street.

After the parade stick around for the Street Party along Automobile Alley. The party will feature games, food, drink and live music by Superfreak. The best part of the parade is that all proceeds from entry fees will be donated to the Allied Arts.

Automobile Alley, family-friendly, holiday, parade
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

No Need to Be a Halloweenie

Don’t be scared, costumed compatriots—the Halloween parade is back! Saturday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. marks the return of downtown’s observance of All Hallow’s Eve festivities. But this year, the Oklahoma City Halloween Parade & Costume Party will stay on the straight and narrow right down Broadway, starting at N 13th  Street and ending at N 4th Street. 

Without any of those pesky turns to worry about, organizers have set the viewing stand at N 8th Street and Broadway Avenue, and have also added an after-parade-party with local favorites My So-Called Band playing only the best ‘90s hits (tickets to the “Zombie Ball” after-party are $10, but parade viewing is free). Another thing that is different about this year’s parade is that it’s modeled after the New York City event that supports the arts community, and will have parade MCs! Yep, it’s Hammer Time, parade people. Hey, speaking of the ‘90s and costumes, anybody got any of those parachute pants? Those things are too legit to quit…

More info: http://www.okchalloweenparade.com/

family-friendly, live music, nightlife, parade
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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