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What’s Going on in Oklahoma: June 23rd – June 26th

Going to be another hot weekend, so if you do get out keep cool and drink plenty of water. Always check online to see the exact location and status of each event.

Pinto World Championship Horse Show- Tulsa Expo Square- June 23rd– 25th

NRHA Derby- Oklahoma City State Fair Park- June 23rd– 26th

Claremore 66 Days- Claremore- June 23rd– 26th

Green Corn Festival- Bixby Charley Young Park- June 23rd– 25th

Muscogee Nation Festival- Okmulgee Claude Cox Omniplex- June 23rd– 26th

Quilt, Craft, & Sewing Festival- Oklahoma City State Fair Park- June 23rd– 25th

SoonerCon- Norman Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center- June 24th– 25th

OKPEX Stamp Collector Show- Midwest City Reed Conference Center- June 24th– 25th

Tulsa Pride Festival- Tulsa Dennis R Neill Equality Center- June 24th– 26th

Tonkawa Tribal Powwow- Tonkawa Fort Oakland- June 24th– 26th

Meeker Round Up Club Open Rodeo- Meeker Rodeo Arena- June 24th– 25th

Cruisin’ Main- Ada- June 24th– 25th

LibertyFest Rodeo- Edmond Carl Benne Arena- June 24th– 25th

OKC PrideFest- Oklahoma City Scissortail Park- June 24th– 26th

Fort Gibson Sweet Corn Festival- Fort Gibson Centennial Park- June 24th– 25th

Happy Festival- Shawnee Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center- June 24th– 26th

Guided Tours on the Battlefield- Checotah Honey Springs Battlefield- June 25th

Artesian Arts Festival- Sulphur- June 25th

Knights Auto Club Car Show- Shawnee Boy Scout Park- June 25th

Coweta Patriotic Festival- Coweta- June 25th

Relics & Rods Car Show and Fireworks Display- Wilburton- June 25th

Northeast Oklahoma Autocross- Tulsa Expo Square- June 25th– 26th

Celebrate Summer Craft Show- Fairview Major County Fairgrounds- June 25th

Cactus & Succulent Show & Sale- Oklahoma City Will Rogers Exhibition Center- June 25th– 26th

Miami Nation Tribal Powwow- Miami Nation Dance Grounds- June 25th

Picnic on the Prairie- Oklahoma City Harn Homestead- June 25th

Buchanan’s Flea Market- Oklahoma City State Fair Park- June 25th– 26th

Stampede the Trail- Duncan Simmons Center- June 25th

Stars & Stripes Regatta- Oklahoma City Boathouse District- June 25th

Tulsa Art Studio Tour- Tulsa- June 25th– 26th

Woolaroc Kidsfest- Bartlesville Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve- June 25th– 26th

LibertyFest Car Show- Edmond Hafer Park- June 25th

LibertyFest KiteFest- Edmond Mitch Park- June 25th– 26th

Oklahoma City Pop Culture Con- Oklahoma City Remington Park- June 25th– 26th

Sweeney Switch Wanderlust Fest- Harrah- June 25th

Mustang Firefighter’s Freedom Celebration- Mustang Wild Horse Park- June 25th

Historic Spirit Tour- El Reno Historic Fort Reno- June 25th

AAA Route 66 Road Fest- Tulsa Expo Square Sagenet Center- June 25th– 26th

Butterfly House at the Papilion- Honor Heights Park Muskogee- June 2nd– Sept 30th

Example of cars from past Edmond LibertyFest shows.

What’s Going on in Oklahoma: June 16th- June 19th

Father’s Day weekend and lots to do!!! Going to be hotter than hell so make sure you take some water with you and discover something fun!! As always please check on the location and status of each event.

OK Humane Night at the Drive in- Oklahoma City- June 16th

Jazz in June- Norman Andrews Park- June 16th– 18th

NRHA Derby- Oklahoma City Oklahoma State Fair Park- June 16th– 26th

Ben Johnson Days- Pawhuska Osage County Fairgrounds- June 16th– 19th

Vinita Route 66 Festival- Vinita- June 16th– 18th

Pecan Festival- Okmulgee- June 16th– 18th

Tulsa Juneteenth Festival- Tulsa Greenwood Historical District- June 16th– 18th

VanBuren Cruisers Cruise Night- Enid- June 17th– 18th

Farming Heritage Festival- Shawnee- June 17th– 18th

Heartland Cruise Car Show- Weatherford- June 17th– 18th

Stigler Reunion Days- Stigler- June 17th– 18th

Peoria Powwow- Miami- June 17th– 19th

Dancing in the Gardens ‘90’s Hip Hop Night- Oklahoma City Seasonal Plaza- June 17th

Wilburton Round-Up Club Rodeo- Wilburton- June 17th– 18th

Prix de West Art Show and Sale- Oklahoma City National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum- June 17th– 18th

Bricktown Blues & BBQ Festival- Oklahoma City Bricktown- June 17th– 18th

Draggin’ Main Car & Bike Show & Cruise- Durant- June 17th– 18th

Fiesta Friday- Oklahoma City- June 17th

3rd Friday Art & Wine Walk- Stillwater- June 17th

Cattlemen’s Convention- Pawhuska Osage County Fairgrounds- June 17th– 19th

Blues on Broadway- Shawnee- June 18th

Shawnee Trading Post & Flea Market- Shawnee- June 18th

Southern Thunder Car Show- Oklahoma City Community College- June 18th

Kids Fest- Oklahoma City Scissortail Park- June 18th

Beats & Bites Festival- Norman Riverwind Casino- June 18th

Will’s Cowboy Trader Days at the Ranch- Oologah Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch- June 18th

Heard on Hurd- Edmond- June 18th

Santa Fe Trail Tour- Boise City- June 18th

Cruise in for Coffee- Midwest City- June 18th

Native Indian Taco & Arts & Crafts Sale- Oklahoma City Church of the Open Arms- June 18th

Independence Day Celebration & Kiowa Powwow- Lone Wolf- June 18th

Ardmore’s Got Park-tential- Ardmore Central Park- June 18th

Juneteenth on the East- Oklahoma City- June 18th

Juneteenth Celebration- Lawton Patterson Community Center- June 18th

Maine Street Market- Enid- June 18th

Tulsa Flea Market- Tulsa Expo Square- June 18th

The Grand Car Show- Chickasha- June 18th

Tulsa Antique Advertising & Bottle Show- Tulsa Expo Square- June 18th

Pride on 9th– Oklahoma City Automobile Alley- June 18th

Guthrie Juneteenth Celebration- Guthrie Mineral Wells Park- June 18th

Juneteenth Celebration- Stillwater Southern Woods Park- June 18th

Oklahoma Brewer’s Fest- Oklahoma City Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark- June 18th

Route 66 Triple Tour- Warr Acres, Bethany, Yukon- June 18th

Juneteenth Festival- Norman Reaves Park- June 18th

Route 66 VW Bug Bash- Yukon First Church of the Nazarene- June 18th

AAA Route 66 Road Fest- Oklahoma City Oklahoma State Fair Grounds Bennett Events Center- June 18th– 19th

Family Builders Father’s Day Festival- Oklahoma City Scissortail Park- June 19th

Butterfly House at the Papilion- Honor Heights Park Muskogee- June 2nd– Sept 30th

What’s going on in Oklahoma: May 12th- 15th

Another nice weekend and lots going on. Graduations everywhere, car shows and festivals. As always please look up the event before attending.

The Lion King- Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall- May 11th– 29th

Summerfest- Collinsville- May 12th

McAlester Italian Festival- May 13th– 14th

Guymon Outback Motorcycle Show and 5 State Run- Guymon Texas County Activity Center- May 13th– 14th

Fort Towson/Doaksville Cemetery Walking Tour- Fort Towson Historic Site- May 13th– 14th

Exchange Club Chili and BBQ Cook-Off- Muskogee Hatbox Field- May 13th– 14th

2nd Friday Norman Art Walk- Norman Arts District- May 13th

LIVE on the Plaza- Oklahoma City- May 13th

Lao New Year Festival- Oklahoma City- May 13th– 15th

Eufaula Heritage Days Festival- Eufaula- May 14th

Muddy Buddies Run- Choctaw Creek Park- May 14th

Midwest Jeepfest- Guthrie- May 14th

Stilwell Strawberry Festival- Stilwell- May 14th

Main Street Masquerade- Claremore Will Rogers Memorial Museum- May 14th

Payne County Flea Market- Stillwater Payne County Expo Center- May 14th

May 2022 Downtown Norman Ghost Tour- Norman- May 14th

Tulsa Garden Tour- Tulsa Garden Center- May 14th

Woolaroc Spring Trail Ride- Bartlesville Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve- May 14th

Second Saturdays- Stillwater Oklahoma State University Museum of Art- May 14th

Second Saturday Architecture Tour- Sapulpa- May 14th

VW’s on Automobile Alley- Oklahoma City- May 14th

12th Annual Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival- Oklahoma City State Fair Park- May 14th

Food Truck Festival- Oklahoma City- May 14th

Budweiser’s Custom Cars Super Show Tour- Oklahoma City Oklahoma Expo Hall- May 15th

VW’s on Automobile Alley 2021

What’s going on in Oklahoma: April 14th- 17th

It’s Easter weekend, might be a bit chilly but there are still plenty of things to do in Oklahoma. As always, please do a Google search to make sure events are still occurring.

Traber’s Ultimate Food Fair- Oklahoma City 4141 NW Expressway- Apr 14th

Twilight Easter Eggstravaganza- Ardmore Regional Park- Apr 14th

Apache Rattlesnake Festival- Apache- Apr 14th– 17th

Stillwater Music Festival- City of Stillwater Community Center- Apr 15th– 16th

OK Roots Global Bash- Tulsa Arts District- Apr 15th– 16th

Stillwater Arts Festival- Stillwater- Apr 15th– 16th

Easter Bunny- Oklahoma City Shoppes at Northpark- Apr 15th– 16th

Express Ranches Classic- Tulsa BOK Center- Apr 15th– 16th

Tri-State Carnival- Enid Oakwood Mall- Apr 15th– 24th

Okie Country Home, Garden and Outdoor Expo- Muskogee- Apr 16th

Easter Eggstravaganza- Oklahoma City Orr Family Farm- Apr 16th

Holy City of the Wichitas Easter Passion Play- Lawton Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge- Apr 16th

Easter Egg Hunt- Pawnee Bill Ranch- Apr 16th

Easter Egg Hunt- Claremore Will Rogers Memorial Museum- Apr 16th

Cruise in for Coffee- Midwest City- Apr 16th

Easter Express Train and Egg Hunt- Oklahoma City Oklahoma Railway Museum- Apr 16th

Jay Easter Egg Hunt- Jay City Park- Apr 16th

Native Indian Taco and Arts and Crafts Sale- Oklahoma City Church of the Open Arms UCC- Apr 16th

Tulsa Oddities and Curiosities Expo- Tulsa Expo Square- Apr 16th

Easter Eggstravaganza- Piedmont- Apr 16th

Herbal Affair and Festival- Sand Springs Triangle Park- Apr 16th

Easter Eggstravaganza at Foss State Park- Foss- Apr 16th

Easter Egg Hunt- Jenks Oklahoma Aquarium- Apr 16th

Heard on Hurd- Edmond- Apr 16th

The Great Easter Egg Hunt- Ardmore- Apr 16th

Family Day at the Birthplace Ranch- Oologah Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch- Apr 16th

Eggstravaganza- Oklahoma City Zoo- Apr 16th– 17th

Spring Market at Red Bird Farm- Enid- Apr 16th

Choctaw Easter Egg Hunt- Choctaw Creek Park- Apr 16th

Me at Crossroads Mall Easter 1974

AAA Glidden Auto Tour in Oklahoma

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1929 Duesenberg at the Masonic Temple in Guthrie, OK, 2015.

Just when I think it’s going to be a boring week, I get word over the weekend that the American Automobile Association’s Glidden Automobile Tour is in town.  It is being hosted by the Okie Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America all around the metro area August 30- September 4, 2015.  Today I went to the stop in Guthrie, OK at the Masonic Temple and being a car nut, it was totally worth the trip.

The cars featured are all pre-1943 and still in running order, they do have to drive to their destinations.  I passed a few around town while running some errands, so I knew I was going to be in for a treat.  The cars started arriving in Guthrie around 11a.m., most were still getting there when I showed up.  Do you know how cool it is to have an old Ford following you through the streets of downtown Guthrie?  I just stood on the corner and appreciated the rolling works of art as they arrived.  There is just a sound with these old cars that you can’t recreate with a newer vehicle.  And since some of these cars had hand controls for the gas, it was fun to see how smoothly the owners operated controls.

There were of course the usual Fords- Model A and Ts, some sweet Chevrolets, a few Buicks, and a couple Cadillacs.  But I like the different stuff, the cars you don’t always see.  My favorite was the show stopper 1929 Duesenberg (shown above).  There is nothing in the world I like better than Duesenbergs and have appreciated many in museums, so to have this one drive up to the show was just the coolest thing I’ve ever seen.  There was a beautiful butter yellow 1937 Cord convertible, a red 1913 White speedster, a 1914 Dodge Brothers touring car, a 1931 Oakland, and a 1914 Chandler.  I got to talk to the owner of a 1938 Chrysler Royal Convertible Coupe, it had been a barn in Texas until 1963 when it was restored to original.

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The gold 1938 Chrysler Royal, Guthrie, OK, 2015.

The best part about the rolling car show is that it’s in town for 3 more days.  On September 2, 2015, the cars will be displayed downtown Oklahoma City on Broadway in what’s known as Automobile Alley (Broadway between NW 4th and NW 13th, more on the name some other day) between 10a.m.- 2p.m.  Then on September 3, 2015, they are traveling to Chickasha, OK to be displayed at the Grady County Fairgrounds from 11:30a.m.- 1p.m.  Last day to see them will be on Friday, September 4, 2015, when the cars go to the University of Oklahoma and are on display at the Lloyd Noble Center from 10a.m.- 2p.m.

Like I said it is totally worth a visit even if you’re not a car person.  You will see automotive brands that don’t exist any longer.  And for a little history, this is the first time the tour has been in Oklahoma City since June 24, 1910.  Yeah, you read that right 105 years ago.  The American Automobile Association started these endurance races in 1904 by Charles Glidden to promote the use of the automobile.  The races continued until 1913 when they stopped because they were too popular.  In 1946 the tours were restarted and continue to this day.

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A Plymouth with a Packard, Guthrie, OK, 2015

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An Auburn with a Dodge Brothers, Guthrie, OK, 2015.

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