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What’s Going on in Oklahoma: June 30th- July 4th

It’s the 4th of July weekend, so there are a lot of reasons to get out and enjoy. Please check the internet for the exact location and times.

Summer Canine Olympics- Oklahoma City State Fair Park- June 29th– July 3rd

Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival- Oklahoma City National Cowboy Museum & Western Heritage Center- June 30th– July 2nd

Tulsa Holiday Summer Circuit- Tulsa Expo Square- June 30th– July 3rd

Pawnee Indian Veterans Powwow- Pawnee- June 30th– July 3rd

Food Truck Roundup- Afton Marina Del Rey Resort- July 1st– 4th

First Friday Gallery Walk- Oklahoma City Paseo Arts District- July 1st

Art Crawl on 66- Tulsa- July 1st

Poker Paddle Lake Tour- Ardmore Lake Jean Neudstadt- July 2nd

Huckleberry Festival- Jay- July 2nd– 3rd

Guided Tours on the Battlefield- Checotah Honey Springs Battlefield- July 2nd

Arts, Crafts, Music & Cajun Festival- Grove Civic Center- July 2nd

Haskell LakeFest- Haskell Lake- July 2nd

Shawnee Trading Post & Flea Market- Shawnee- July 2nd

Red Brick Nights- Guthrie- July 2nd

Drumright Monthly Market- Drumright- July 2nd

Canadian River Winery Car Show- Lexington Canadian River Winery- July 2nd

And now for the 4th of July Celebrations across the state:

June 29th– July 2nd

Independence Day Celebration- Salina

July 1st

Purcell Independence Day Celebration- Purcell Lake

Bixby Freedom Celebration- Bixby Bentley Park

Boomer Blast Firework Show- Stillwater Boomer Lake Park

Vinita Fireworks Show- Vinita High School

Stonewall’s 4th of July Celebration- Stonewall Blair Park

Johnston County Red, White & Boom Celebration- Tishomingo Pennington Creek Park

July 2nd

Liberty Fireworks Bash- Nicoma Park

Stars and Stripes Block Party- Oklahoma City Riversport

ParkFest- Edmond Mitch Park

Blanchard Independence Celebration- Blanchard Independence Park

Bethany Freedom Fest- Bethany Eldon Lyon Park

Lawton Fort Sill Freedom Festival- Lawton Elmer Thomas Park

Frontier City- Oklahoma City

Stonewall’s 4th of July Celebration- Stonewall Blair Park

Johnston County Red, White & Boom Celebration- Tishomingo Pennington Creek Park

Canton 4th of July Celebration- Canton Lake

Independence Day Celebration- Collinsville City Park

Rockin’ the Park- Medicine Park

Claremore 4th of July Celebration- Claremore

4th of July Celebration- Granite

Fireworks A’ Poppin’ Independence Day Celebration- Guthrie Jelsma Stadium

Old-Fashioned Independence Day Celebration- Marlow Redbud Park

Eufaula Independence Day Weekend- Eufaula Cove

Laverne 4th of July Celebration- Laverne City Park

July 3rd

Frontier City- Oklahoma City

Family Freedom Fest- Mustang The Bridge Church

Freedom Fest- Yukon Chisholm Trail Park

Rockin’ the Park- Medicine Park

Eufaula Independence Day Weekend- Eufaula Cove

Laverne 4th of July Celebration- Laverne City Park

Freedom Fest- Yukon Chisholm Trail Park

Independence Day Celebration at Wolf Creek- Grove Wolf Creek Park

Grand Lake Fireworks- Disney

Fire on the Water- Sperry Cross Timbers Marina

Meeker Independence Day Celebration- Meeker Lake

Red, White & Boom- Oklahoma City Scissortail Park

Fairview’s Festival & Fireworks- Fairview Specht Park

City of Sand Springs Fireworks Show- Sand Springs Case Community Park

Independence Celebration- Seminole

Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks Show- Edmond Rose Creek Golf Club

July 4th

LibertyFest Parade- Edmond Downtown

LibertyFest Fireworks- Edmond E.C. Hafer Park

4th of July Celebration- Tipton- July 4th

Frontier City- Oklahoma City

Freedom Fest- Yukon Chisholm Trail Park

Choctaw Independence Day Celebration- Choctaw Creek Park

Celebration in the Heartland- Moore Buck Thomas Park

Norman Day and Independence Day- Norman Reaves Park

Tribute to Liberty- Midwest City Joe B Barnes Regional Park

4th of July Parade and Pancake Breakfast- Piedmont Park

Piedmont Patriotic Country Fair- Downtown Piedmont

City of Tuttle Fireworks- Tuttle Football Field

Rockin’ the Park- Medicine Park

Laverne 4th of July Celebration- Laverne City Park

Fire on the Water- Sperry Cross Timbers Marina

Heroes of America Fireworks Show- Lawton Apache Event Field

Tulsa FreedomFest- Tulsa River Parks

Oklahoma City Dodgers Independence Day Celebration- Oklahoma City Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark

Independence Celebration- Kingfisher County Fairgrounds

Hometown Independence Day- Waynoka

Sallisaw 4th of July Celebration- Sallisaw Willow Valley Venue

July 4th Games on the Square- Pawnee Courthouse Square

Fireworks at the Lake- Pawnee Lake

Fireworks Extravaganza & 4th of July Celebration- Pauls Valley Wacker Park

Bartlesville 4th of July Freedom Fest- Bartlesville Sooner Park

Jay Fireworks Display- Jay City Park

Lake Raymond Gary 4th of July Fireworks- Fort Towson Raymond Gary State Park

Duck Creek Fireworks- Afton

Tonkawa 4th of July Celebration- Tonkawa Blinn Memorial Park

Cherokee 4th of July Celebration- Cherokee

Coffee Corner: Stella Nova

Coffee Corner is a new addition to The Fat Okie, this will be written by my daughter Miss Mae. She will feature a different coffee shop each week. So join us on Wednesdays to discover new places for coffee.

Working as a barista for a year is a good way to gain a perspective into the inner workings of coffee shops and the nature of their products.  It is for this reason that I enjoy going to coffee shops (with no affiliation with a certain siren) to see how they differ as well as how they are similar.

One of the coffee shops that I recently visited was Stella Nova, which I personally enjoyed. While I was there, I ordered a hazelnut mocha and an everything bagel with cream cheese, which were personal favorites of mine during breaks at my own coffee shop. 

The hazelnut mocha was smooth and creamy, topped with whipped cream and made with milk steamed to be warm but not too hot, as is the problem with many coffee drinks. I found the drink similar to a Starbucks mocha, as it was not too sweet but also not too bitter. The bagel was perfectly toasted and came with cool, plain cream cheese.

Overall, I enjoyed the meal and hope to visit again soon.

Address: 1415 W. Main St., Norman; 119 N. Robinson Ave., Oklahoma City; 4716 N. Western Ave., Oklahoma City; 1041 NW 150th St., Oklahoma City.

4th of July Celebrations in Oklahoma

Lots of celebrations going on this weekend around the state. Lots of parades, festivals, parties, and fireworks. Try to get out and enjoy!! As always. please check on the exact time and location of each event.

June 29th– July 2nd

Independence Day Celebration- Salina

July 1st

Purcell Independence Day Celebration- Purcell Lake

Bixby Freedom Celebration- Bixby Bentley Park

Boomer Blast Firework Show- Stillwater Boomer Lake Park

Vinita Fireworks Show- Vinita High School

Stonewall’s 4th of July Celebration- Stonewall Blair Park

Johnston County Red, White & Boom Celebration- Tishomingo Pennington Creek Park

July 2nd

Liberty Fireworks Bash- Nicoma Park

Stars and Stripes Block Party- Oklahoma City Riversport

ParkFest- Edmond Mitch Park

Blanchard Independence Celebration- Blanchard Independence Park

Bethany Freedom Fest- Bethany Eldon Lyon Park

Lawton Fort Sill Freedom Festival- Lawton Elmer Thomas Park

Frontier City- Oklahoma City

Stonewall’s 4th of July Celebration- Stonewall Blair Park

Johnston County Red, White & Boom Celebration- Tishomingo Pennington Creek Park

Canton 4th of July Celebration- Canton Lake

Independence Day Celebration- Collinsville City Park

Rockin’ the Park- Medicine Park

Claremore 4th of July Celebration- Claremore

4th of July Celebration- Granite

Fireworks A’ Poppin’ Independence Day Celebration- Guthrie Jelsma Stadium

Old-Fashioned Independence Day Celebration- Marlow Redbud Park

Eufaula Independence Day Weekend- Eufaula Cove

Laverne 4th of July Celebration- Laverne City Park

July 3rd

Frontier City- Oklahoma City

Family Freedom Fest- Mustang The Bridge Church

Freedom Fest- Yukon Chisholm Trail Park

Rockin’ the Park- Medicine Park

Eufaula Independence Day Weekend- Eufaula Cove

Laverne 4th of July Celebration- Laverne City Park

Independence Day Celebration at Wolf Creek- Grove Wolf Creek Park

Grand Lake Fireworks- Disney

Fire on the Water- Sperry Cross Timbers Marina

Meeker Independence Day Celebration- Meeker Lake

Red, White & Boom- Oklahoma City Scissortail Park

Fairview’s Festival & Fireworks- Fairview Specht Park

City of Sand Springs Fireworks Show- Sand Springs Case Community Park

Independence Celebration- Seminole

Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks Show- Edmond Rose Creek Golf Club

July 4th

LibertyFest Parade- Edmond Downtown

LibertyFest Fireworks- Edmond E.C. Hafer Park

4th of July Celebration- Tipton- July 4th

Frontier City- Oklahoma City

Freedom Fest- Yukon Chisholm Trail Park

Choctaw Independence Day Celebration- Choctaw Creek Park

Celebration in the Heartland- Moore Buck Thomas Park

Norman Day and Independence Day- Norman Reaves Park

Tribute to Liberty- Midwest City Joe B Barnes Regional Park

4th of July Parade and Pancake Breakfast- Piedmont Park

Piedmont Patriotic Country Fair- Downtown Piedmont

City of Tuttle Fireworks- Tuttle Football Field

Rockin’ the Park- Medicine Park

Laverne 4th of July Celebration- Laverne City Park

Fire on the Water- Sperry Cross Timbers Marina

Heroes of America Fireworks Show- Lawton Apache Event Field

Tulsa FreedomFest- Tulsa River Parks

Oklahoma City Dodgers Independence Day Celebration- Oklahoma City Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark

Independence Celebration- Kingfisher County Fairgrounds

Hometown Independence Day- Waynoka

Sallisaw 4th of July Celebration- Sallisaw Willow Valley Venue

July 4th Games on the Square- Pawnee Courthouse Square

Fireworks at the Lake- Pawnee Lake

Fireworks Extravaganza & 4th of July Celebration- Pauls Valley Wacker Park

Bartlesville 4th of July Freedom Fest- Bartlesville Sooner Park

Jay Fireworks Display- Jay City Park

Lake Raymond Gary 4th of July Fireworks- Fort Towson Raymond Gary State Park

Duck Creek Fireworks- Afton

Tonkawa 4th of July Celebration- Tonkawa Blinn Memorial Park

Cherokee 4th of July Celebration- Cherokee

Food Friday: Interurban Restaurant

In the Oklahoma City metro there are some restaurants that are locally owned and have been part of the scene for many years. Interurban is a perfect example, they have been here since 1976 and still serve up good food.

I have had the opportunity to visit a couple of locations recently and both times the food has been excellent. Both visits I had the chicken fried steak. A nice size steak, breaded with cream gravy poured over it. The steak itself is fork tender and the breading was fried to a crisp brown. The mashed potatoes had a slight hint of garlic, which was different and the okra was also fried to a golden perfection. We started with the cracker-breaded mozzarella sticks, which were deep fried perfectly- crisp on the outside and melty inside. Big K had the flamethrower burger which he said was flavorful but not overly spicy.

I have had many other menu items over the past 40+ years that I have been going to Interurban. My first burger from there was not long after it opened at their original location in downtown Norman. I was maybe 5 or 6 and my grandfather picked up some burgers for dinner. I had only really eaten McDonald’s burgers or homemade ones to that point and can honestly say that burger was the best thing my young mouth had ever eaten. I think that I have spent the rest of my life trying to recreate that experience when I eat out. Now they are called Interurban because they got their start in the building that had been an interurban station built in 1917 for the trolley lines that went from Oklahoma City to Norman. After 1947 when the interurban lines shut down it was converted to a bus station. The restaurant was opened in 1976 and later moved to a location closer to I-35 in the 1990’s.

I give them 5 strips of bacon because they have been able to have good food for over 40 years.

Locations: 1150 Ed Noble Dr., Norman; 11316 W Reno, Yukon; 1301 E Danforth Rd., Edmond; 300 E Grand Ave., Chickasha; 322 Holiday Dr., Ardmore; 717 S. Houston Ave., Tulsa.

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: June 9th- June 12th

Lots going on again this weekend and it looks like the heat will return, it’s ok put on some sunscreen, grab a water and get out. As always make sure of the location and times of the event.

Summerfest- Collinsville- June 9th

2nd Friday Norman Art Walk- Norman Arts District- June 10th

LIVE on the Plaza- Oklahoma City Plaza District- June 10th

O’Reilly Auto Parts Outlaw Nationals- Miami Fairgrounds- June 10th– 11th

Mecum Auto Auction- Tulsa Expo Square Sagenet Center- June 9th– 11th

Highway to Henryetta Music Festival- Henryetta Nichols Park- June 11th

Oklahoma City Makers Market- Oklahoma City Core4 Brewing- June 11th

National Sand Bass Festival- Madill- June 9th– 11th

American Heritage Music Festival- Grove Snider’s Camp & Wolf Creek Park- June 9th– 11th

101 Wild West Rodeo- Ponca City 101 Rodeo Grounds- June 9th– 11th

Tulsa Chautauqua: Surviving the Sixties- Tulsa Historical Society & Museum- June 7th– 11th

Greenwood Film Festival- OSU-Tulsa- June 8th– 12th

Commerce Days- Commerce High School- June 8th– 11th

Woodward Elks Rodeo- Woodward- June 8th– 11th

Pawnee Bill Days- Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum- June 11th

Stroud Summerfest- Stroud- June 11th

E.T. 40th Anniversary Celebration- Oklahoma City Core4 Brewing- June 11th

Oklahoma City Burlesque Festival- Oklahoma City Auditorium at the Douglass- June 10th– 11th

4-Way Rodeo- Pryor Mayes County Fairgrounds- June 10th– 11th

Elk City Route 66 Festival- Elk City Ackley Park- June 11th

Tinker Inter-Tribal Council Powwow- Midwest City Joe B Barnes Regional Park- June 11th

Fort Gibson Car, Truck, & Motorcycle Show- Fort Gibson- June 11th

Old Settlers Day & Parade- Checotah- June 11th

Hogs ’n’ Hot Rods- Collinsville- June 11th

Chandler Ice Cream Festival- Chandler Tilghman Park- June 11th

Dancing Rabbit Music Festival- McAlester- June 11th

NCCO All Corvette Show- Norman Landers Chevrolet- June 11th

Second Saturdays- Stillwater Oklahoma State University Museum of Art- June 11th

Second Saturday Architecture Tour: Kendall-Whittier- Tulsa She Brews Coffee House- June 11th

Frontier Days- Beggs- June 11th

Wanette Flag Day Celebration & Rodeo- Wanette- June 11th

Thursday Night Cruisers 11th Annual Car Show- Mustang The Bridge Church- June 11th

Round Barn Rendezvous- Arcadia Round Barn- June 12th

Guthrie Renaissance Faire- Guthrie- June 10th– 12th

Rooster Days Festival- Broken Arrow Central Park- June 9th– 12th

What About Bob Chuckwagon Races- Wilburton- June 9th– 12th

DeadCenter Film- Oklahoma City- June 9th– 12th

Redbud Spectacular Horse Show- Oklahoma City Oklahoma State Fair Park- June 2nd– June 12th

Children’s Garden Festival- Myriad Botanical Gardens Oklahoma City- June 3rd– 12th

Toes in the Grand Summer Kickoff Festival- Grove Wolf Creek Park- June 10th– 12th

An Affair of the Heart- Oklahoma City Oklahoma State Fair Park- June 10th– 12th

OKM Music Festival- Bartlesville- June 9th– 13th

Brightmusic Summer Chamber Music Festival- Oklahoma City- June 10th– 14th

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

What’s going on in Oklahoma: June 2nd- June 5th

We are getting into the swing of things with festivals, car shows, and other fun things to do. Lots going on and hopefully the weather will be cooperative. As always, please check the status and location of each event.

Brookside Rumble and Roll- Brookside District Tulsa- June 2nd

Magnolia Festival of Oklahoma- Durant- June 2nd– June 4th

Redbud Spectacular Horse Show- Oklahoma City Oklahoma State Fair Park- June 2nd– June 12th

East End Eats- Ada- June 2nd

Wine, Jazz and World Fete- Duet Restaurant Tulsa- June 2nd– 4th

Vibes- Downtown Edmond- June 2nd

Oklahoma Renaissance Festival- The Castle of Muskogee- June 2nd– 5th

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

Downtown Dogfest and June First Friday- Enid Courthouse Lawn- June 3rd

Morgan Horse Association Showcase- Purcell McClain County Expo Center- June 3rd– 5th

2022 Real Okie Craft Beer Festival- Muskogee- June 3rd

Schooner Cruzin’ Grand and Car Show- Downtown Ponca City- June 3rd– 4th

OCCC Presents Outdoor Twilight Concert- OCCC Oklahoma City- June 3rd

Hugo PRCA Rodeo- Fairgrounds Hugo- June 3rd– 4th

El Reno Small Town Weekend- El Reno- June 3rd– 4th

Children’s Garden Festival- Myriad Botanical Gardens Oklahoma City- June 3rd– 12th

First Friday Gallery Walk- Paseo Arts District Oklahoma City- June 3rd

Art Crawl on 66- Tulsa- June 3rd

Durant PRCA Rodeo- Durant- June 3rd– 4th

Sunfest- Sooner Park Bartlesville- June 3rd– 5th

Ghosts and Giggles- Norman Moore-Lindsay Historical House Museum- June 3rd– June 4th

Pride on 39th– Oklahoma City- June 3rd– 5th

Lawton Great Strides- Fort Sill Veterans Center Lawton- June 4th

Holdenville Spring Car Show- Holdenville- June 4th

Shawnee Trading Post and Flea Market- Shawnee- June 4th

Ponca City Herb Festival- Cann Memorial Botanical Gardens Ponca City- June 4th

H-Town Throwdown Street Races- Hartshorne- June 4th

Poker Paddle Lake Tour- Lake Scott King Ardmore- June 4th

The Cement Opry- Cement- June 4th

Gotebo Trade Day- Gotebo- June 4th

All-American Kid’s Fishing Derby- Arcadia Lake Edmond- June 4th

Wildflower Festival- St. Francis of the Woods Coyle- June 4th

Nescatunga Arts and Crafts Festival and Inaugrual Sugar Show- Downtown Alva- June 4th

Moore’s Old Town Days- Moore- June 4th

Summer Science Smackdown- Broken Arrow- June 4th

Guthrie Motorcycle Swap Meet- Guthrie- June 4th– 5th

Touch-A-Truck- UCO Edmond- June 4th

Wines of the West- The Marketplace Oklahoma City- June 4th

Red Brick Nights- Guthrie- June 4th

Drumright Monthly Market- Drumright- June 4th

Juneteenth Rodeo- Heartland of America Expo Center Shawnee- June 4th

Tulsa VegFest- Guthrie Green Tulsa- June 4th

Dewey Antique Show- Dewey- June 4th

Dive Into Summer- Lortondale Home Tour- Tulsa- June 4th

Port City VW Show- Catoosa Rogers Point Park- June 4th

Sunday Twilight Concert Series- Myriad Botanical Gardens Oklahoma City- June 5th

Wanderlust Pop-Up Shops- Oklahoma City- June 5th

What’s going on in Oklahoma: May 26th- 30th

Memorial Day Weekend, lots going on!! Get out and explore!! Enjoy the festivals and events in Oklahoma!! As always, please check the internet for the status of each event.

Boley Rodeo and Festival- Boley- May 26th– 29th

Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo- Claremore- May 26th– 29th

Food Truck Thursday- Claremore- May 26th

Boots on the Boulevard- Claremore- May 26th

Roots Ball- Medicine Park- May 27th– 29th

Bethany Route 66 Festival- Bethany- May 28th

Chuck Wagon Festival- Oklahoma City National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum- May 28th– 29th

Norman Veterans Car Show- Norman- May 28th

Toxic A Memorial Day Fireworks Celebration- Luther- May 28th

Cement’s 120th Birthday Celebration- Cement- May 28th

Nardin Heritage Day- Nardin- May 28th

Beats & Bites Festival- Norman Riverwind Casino- May 28th

Paseo Arts Festival- Oklahoma City Paseo Arts District- May 28th– 30th

Stigler Cruise Night- Stigler- May 28th

Jim Long Memorial Car Show- Clayton- May 28th

Tour de Meers- Meers- May 28th

Memorial Weekend Celebration- Oklahoma City Orr Family Farm- May 28th

United the People Powwow- Oklahoma City Scissortail Park- May 28th– 30th

Memorial Day Ceremony- Oklahoma City 45th Infantry Division Museum- May 30th

Memorial Day Ceremony- Moore Veterans Memorial Park- May 30th

Route 66 Festival in Bethany 2021

Food Friday: Smoked Out Barbeque

There are lots of barbeque places in Oklahoma, some are good and to be honest, some aren’t. One of my favorites is right down the road from me- Smoked Out BBQ. If you are a regular driver on NW Expressway, you might know about Smoked Out but if you have only been by a few times, it’s easy to miss. Tucked up off the road in a small strip mall, it almost looks like another marijuana store but in reality they have some really good barbeque.

They have a large menu of dinners, sandwiches, sides, and desserts. My go to is a 2-meat dinner with brisket and smoked sausage. The brisket is always tender and juicy, with just enough char on the edges. The smoked sausage is also really flavorful with just a hint of spicy. I also get 2 sides- fried okra and Jacq and cheese, their version of mac and cheese. The fried okra is always good, fried crispy and served in a huge mound. The Jacq and cheese is just about as popular as their barbeque, penne swimming in a thick cheese sauce.

Service is always great. The green glow in the restaurant gives a calming effect when dining with them. I give them 5 strips of bacon.

Address: 6220 NW Expressway, Suite B, Oklahoma City.

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