Located in the Great Plains, Oklahoma is a state of endless prairies, gentle mesas and scattered mountain ranges. In the state's urban centers, residents and guests can sample a wide variety of attractions, shows, special events and historic sites. Outside of the cities, travelers can find any number of recreational activities, including boating, hiking and mountain biking.
- Poteau, Oklahoma in Poteau, OK.
During this mid-April weekend hot air balloons ascend over Poteau for rides, races and glows. The festival also includes: skydivers, helicopter-rides, 4X4 exhibitions, stagecoach rides, mud-pit races, burn-out contest, pet costume contest, rides and food.
The River West Festival Park is transformed into a Bavarian beer garden for this middle of October event. Live music, dance, amusement park rides, competitions, beer samples and bratwurst, among other German foods, combine with Austrian and Czech traditions for "die partie" of fun.
- Claremore, Okla. in Claremore, OK.
The first few days of November commemorate Will Rogers' birthday in 1879, and have done so since 1938 when his museum opened. Children's Day at the Museum, Night at the Museum, a car show and parade are included as well as the Indian Women's Pocahontas Club tribute.
- QuickTrip Center - Expo Square 4145 E. 21st Avenue (Between Harvard and Yale) Tulsa, OK 74114 in Tulsa, OK.
Occurring in mid-July, this largest arts-and-crafts show in the country, known for its good quality and variety of merchandise, includes antiques, collectibles, gourmet foods and accessories. It also takes place around the third weekend of November which is convenient for holiday gift buying.
Come downtown for the New Year's Eve nonalcoholic family fun night. One admission button gives access to 25 activities and locations in various buildings downtown for events from jazz music to circus performers. The finale is fireworks in Kerr Park at midnight!