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What’s Going on in Oklahoma: March 24th- March 26th

Spring is here and so are the car shows, craft shows, and lots to other fun events going on this weekend. Hopefully there will be some nice weather, so pick something from this list and get out.

The Natural World- Norman Resonator Institute- Mar 10th– 24th

Taste of Yukon- Yukon Dale Robertson Center- Mar 25th

Harlem Globetrotters- Oklahoma City Paycom Center- Mar 25th

Easter Block Party- Norman- Mar 25th

Embroidery Class- Norman Moore Lindsay Historical House Museum- Mar 24th– 25th

Cimarron Council Boy Scouts of America Car Show- Enid Garfield County Fairgrounds- Mar 25th

Duncan Automotive Swap Meet- Duncan Stephens County Fairgrounds & Expo Center- Mar 23rd– 25th

Honks & Horns Car Show- Norman Ferguson Buick GMC- Mar 25th

Claremore Home & Garden Show- Claremore Expo Center- Mar 24th– 25th

Caffeine Crawl OKC- Oklahoma City- Mar 24th– 25th

Ada Gem, Mineral, & Fossil Club Swap, Show, & Sale- Ada Pontotoc County Agri-plex Building 1- Mar 24th– 25th

COOP Ale Works 14th Anniversary Party- Oklahoma City COOP Ale Works- Mar 25th

OKC Thrive Fest- Oklahoma City Riversport- Mar 25th

Tulsa Garden Club’s Design-Specialty Flower Show- Tulsa Garden Center- Mar 25th

2 Hip Chicks Roadshow- Grove- Mar 25th

HeART of Yukon Craft Show- Yukon First United Methodist Church- Mar 25th

Make Ready Market- Oklahoma City- Mar 25th

Future of Sound Fest- Oklahoma City Factory Obscura- Mar 25th

Chuck Wagon Gathering- Kingfisher Chisholm Trail Museum- Mar 25th

Guthrie Renaissance Festival- Guthrie- Mar 24th– 26th

Oklahoma City Reptile Expo Show- Oklahoma City State Fair Park- Mar 25th– 26th

India Shrine Circus- Oklahoma City- Mar 23rd– 26th

9th Annual Red Brick Road Food Truck & Arts Festival- Enid- Mar 25th– 26th

Tulsa Ballet: Tchaikovsky- Tulsa Performing Arts Center- Mar 23rd– 26th

Paranormal Cirque- Norman Sooner Mall- Mar 23rd– 26th

OKC Home & Outdoor Living Show- Oklahoma City Oklahoma State Fair Park- Mar 24th– 26th

Green Country Spring Fling- Tulsa Expo Square- Mar 24th– 26th

USACI (Autosound Competition) World Finals- Lawton Comanche County Fairgrounds- Mar 24th– 26th

Sunny Side Up Film Festival- Miami Coleman Theater- Mar 24th– 26th

Gear Con (Steampunk)- Durant- Mar 24th– 26th

Ranch & Rhinestones- Tulsa Expo Square- Mar 24th– 26th

Northeast Oklahoma Autocross- Muskogee- Davis Field Airport- Mar 25th– 26th

Bronchothon Car Show- Edmond University of Central Oklahoma- Mar 26th

Spring Student Choreography Showcase- Edmond University of Central Oklahoma- Mar 25th– 26th

Oklahoma Jewish Film Festival- Tulsa Circle Cinema- Mar 26th– Mar 30th

Northeast Oklahoma Area Artists Show- Pryor Graham Community Center- Mar 24th– Apr 1st

Just Between Friends Consignment Sale- Oklahoma City Oklahoma State Fair Park- Mar 25th– Apr 1st

Tulip Mania- Oklahoma City Myriad Gardens- Now- Apr 9th

Tulsa Botanic Blooms- Tulsa Botanic Garden- Mar 16th– Apr 16th

What’s Going on in Oklahoma: March 10th- March 12th

Sounds like Saturday will be nice this weekend, good thing because there are lots of things going on. The very popular St. Patrick’s Day parade will be Saturday morning in Stockyard City, Tulsa has home and garden show going on, and in Newcastle, you can get up close with alpacas. The First Americans Museum is hosting a pop culture festival, Stilwell has a bigfoot symposium, and the first Route 66 Exchange will be going on just north of Lake Overholser at Lakeview Market. Find something on this list and get out.

Second Friday Film Night- Edmond- Mar 10th

2nd Friday at the Depot- Norman Depot- Mar 10th

Live on the Paw-Za- Oklahoma City Plaza District- Mar 10th

Test & Tune- Atoka Motorsports Park- Mar 10th

Wanderlust Market- Shawnee Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center- Mar 11th

8th Annual Holba’ Pisachi’ Native Film Festival- Sulphur Chickasaw Cultural Center- Mar 11th

Te Ata 2016 Chickasaw Film- Oklahoma City Oklahoma History Center- Mar 11th

St. Patrick’s Day Parade- Oklahoma City Stockyard City- Mar 11th

Crawfish Boil & Blues- Oklahoma City Blue Note- Mar 11th

Winter Norman Farm Market- Norman- Mar 11th

Oklahoma City Comic Book Roadshow- Oklahoma City Holiday Inn Express Southeast- Mar 10th– 11th

Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Fundraiser- Shamrock- Mar 11th

Alpaca Fun Day- Newcastle Magnolia Blossom Ranch- Mar 11th

Points Race- Atoka Motorsports Park- Mar 11th

ShamROCK the Rose- Broken Arrow Rose District- Mar 11th

PorchFest at Carlton Landing- Eufaula Carlton Landing- Mar 11th

Spring into Summer Craft Show- Stillwater Payne County Expo Center- Mar 11th

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

Second Saturday Architecture Tour- Tulsa University of Tulsa- Mar 11th

Norman Wine & Craft Festival- Norman Cleveland County Fairgrounds- Mar 11th

Indigipop- Oklahoma City First Americans Museum- Mar 10th– 12th

Route 66 Exchange- Yukon Lake Overholser Lakeview Market- Mar 11th– 12th

Jurassic Quest- Oklahoma City Oklahoma State Fair Park- Mar 11th– 12th

Cosmic Collectibles Swap- Warr Acres Cosmic Collectibles- Mar 11th– 12th

Round Barn Rendezvous- Arcadia Round Barn- Mar 12th

Oklahoma Soul Food Festival- Oklahoma City La Bella Event Center- Mar 12th

Oklahoma Reining Horse Association Ride & Slide- Tulsa Expo Square- Now- Mar 12th

Future Voices- Oklahoma City Susan E Brackett Dance Center- Mar 9th– 12th

Greater Tulsa Home & Garden Show- Tulsa Expo Square- Mar 9th– 12th

Big Meat Run- Disney South Grand Lake Recreation Area- Mar 9th– 12th

Momentum- Oklahoma City Sailor & the Dock- Mar 10th– 12th

Grand Lake Renaissance Festival- Vinita Craig County Fairgrounds & Community Center- Mar 11th– 12th

Oklahoma Bigfoot Symposium- Stilwell CC Camp- Mar 11th– 12th

Oklahoma Youth Expo- Oklahoma City State Fair Park- Mar 8th– 17th

Hamilton- Tulsa Performing Arts Center- Now- Mar 19th

The Natural World- Norman Resonator Institute- Mar 10th– 24th

Tulip Mania- Oklahoma City Myriad Gardens- Now- Apr 9th

Yukon Christmas in the Park

My absolute favorite Christmas light display in Oklahoma is in Yukon at their city park. The three parks have over 5 million lights and 500 displays. You start the drive at NW 10th Street and Holly Avenue. There are lighted snowmen pointing the way, the traffic usually starts right here, so be prepared to wait. The first park you will go through is the Yukon City Park. It’s a nice drive down a wooded lane with displays on both sides of the road. As you get near the pond, there will be places to park. You can get out and walk around or keep driving. As you get back to Holly Avenue, you will turn to the west (right) and head to the next park.

Not much driving to Freedom Trail Park. If you don’t know it’s there you’ll miss it but this small park has a bigger parking area. You can walk to the other 2 parks or just drive through. It’s really just circling around the parking lot but there are displays set up. If you get out to walk, there are plenty of selfie stations to take pictures. Mulvey Pond is right there with bridges lit up as well as great views of the large displays across the water. Really is beautiful the way light reflects off the water.

The last park is a longer drive north on Holly Avenue (right again), then back east on Vandament Avenue. Traffic is always backed up here as well, but you will only go a bit before you can turn (right once more) and be in the last park, Chisholm Trail Park. This is where you’ll find the ice-skating rink and the park train. This is where the biggest parking lot is but be careful, it’s dark and lots of people running around. While I haven’t tried ice skating, and with my knees probably won’t, it looks fun. My favorite part is the ride on the park train. It’s always done up in lights, grab one of their blankets they have to borrow, and take a ride through Chisholm Trail Park on it. Takes about 20 minutes but always worth it. Another of my favorite things to do is hike to the top of the hill just south of the parking lot. Not for the weak of heart but it is really worth the view. You can see all 3 parks, lights twinkling off the water, the train traveling through, perfect for photos. You can also walk the trails in the park and find more opportunities for selfies or pictures of family (if you don’t want to be in the pic). The new Santa bus is always fun for group photos.

If you don’t want to do any of these things, just keep driving and you get to the last part of this Christmas journey. Past the parking lot, you are on another small tree lined road. There are displays next to the road plus you can see everything further into the park (where the train runs). The very last parking lot is where you can stop and watch the tree with dancing lights. There is a radio station you can turn on and listen to the Christmas music. The park is free to drive through but they take donations, usually the costumed characters are in the last lot taking donations.

The first time I remember driving through it was in December of 1996. We had just moved to NW Oklahoma City and this was close. We loved driving through, the traffic wasn’t bad yet, so you could drive through in about 30 minutes. There were also only 2 parks at that time, the last park got lights later. They also used to leave the lights on all night, we went through one night after midnight in the fog. Was so pretty, never have seen it like that again. When my daughter was younger, this light display was used as a reward for good behavior. One year we went through well over 20 times. Even with the traffic, this is one of my favorite Christmas light displays in Oklahoma. Hope you have fun while visiting.

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