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.
- Downtown Main Street Poteau, OK 74953 in Poteau, OK.
Main Street downtown has a big July 4th celebration with live music, free water slides, face painting, prizes, games and activities. Pay for the food, but enjoy everything else on Poteau! Fireworks happen at dusk.
Celebrate Independence Day in Tulsa with picnics, kids' activities, live concerts and of course, fireworks over the Arkansas River. River West Festival Park is alive with fun and families on the Fourth of July, day and night.
- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, OK.
For 10 days in the middle of September, you can experience just about everything any state fair ever had any where: rodeo, car-races, truck-pulls, ice-skating shows, livestock competitions, live concerts, fair food and rides! It's described as "enormous."
- 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.