GUIDE: Best Oklahoma pools, splash pads, lakes, and swimming holes

Posted June 19th, 2013 in Attractions, Free Stuff to Do, Kids and Families, Sports, Travel

by Thomas & Dianne Jones

Water. Once, it was oil; now H2O is said to be king in Oklahoma. Last summer, streams and rivers in the state ran dry as we gasped through drought. Now that our waters lap at their normal levels, the flush of supply invites some celebration.

Use this list of Oklahoma pools, splash pads, lakes, and swimming holes as a dowser, a guide to the best water in the state. You’ll discover pools with deep ends that beg for a cannonball and underwater somersaults; splash pads for sunning your shoulders and modeling your new flip-flops; and swimming holes and lagoons perfect for a game of mermaids with the kids, while wet sand massages the bottoms of your feet.

75 Free Things to do in Oklahoma This Summer

Posted May 30th, 2013 in Uncategorized

Freedom Oklahoma

But between road trip ideas, activities the kids will love, and opportunities for some adults-only fun, there’s just too much to do in Oklahoma this summer to fall into an entertainment rut. Find the trail that leads to the best 75 things to do in Oklahoma this summer right here.

Best May festival and things to do in Oklahoma

Posted May 2nd, 2013 in Arts and Theatre, Attractions, Date Night, Festivals, Food, Free Stuff to Do, How-to-Do-Tulsa Classics, Kids and Families, Music, Nightlife, Shopping, Travel

Oklahoma Renaissance Festival Muskogee Oklahoma from okcastle.com

Festivals are stories we tell about ourselves. When you attend a festival in Oklahoma, though your fingers might be sticky with powdered sugar from a shared funnel cake, you are taking part in an important storytelling endeavor. Festivals are stories we tell about ourselves. When you attend a festival in Oklahoma, though your fingers might…read the rest »

Best Oklahoma Cinco de Mayo Parties

Posted May 2nd, 2013 in Festivals, Food, Free Stuff to Do, Kids and Families, Music, Nightlife

Luchapalooza from Elote Facebook Page

A bumper crop of Cinco de Mayo festivals is about to fill your weekend with live music and plenty to spicy things to eat and drink.

Oklahoma farmers markets: A few favorites

Posted May 2nd, 2013 in Attractions, Food, Shopping

Blueberries Conrad Farms Pearl Farmers Market Tulsa Oklahoma

A list of Oklahoma farmers markets to help you find the best and freshest produce—along with some one-of-a-kind curios and crafts—from around the state.

Oklahoma’s Best Music Festivals

Posted April 24th, 2013 in Culture, Festivals, Kids and Families, Music

Mayfest Photo from Mayfest Facebook

With the warmer weather comes a calendar full of things to do outside in Oklahoma. Not least among them are our music festivals, ranging from those that draw national artists to celebrations centered on our local, homegrown talent.

GUIDE: 17 best Oklahoma festivals for April

Posted April 1st, 2013 in Festivals, Food, Free Stuff to Do, Kids and Families

by Larry Lamsa

Spring is at hand in Oklahoma, and these are just a few of the signs. The gateway to a summer full of fun across the state yawns before you, lined with a collection of festivals and shindigs that are sure to satisfy both young and old.