Warmer temperatures means more activities outside. Want to experience something new but don’t have much time? We have some fun suggestions for your Spring weekends that are just a short road trip away.
Art and Music
For some entertainment, there’s nothing like live music. Pryor, Oklahoma hosts one of Oklahoma’s largest music festivals each year…Rocklahoma. This event will boast over 70 different bands on 3 stages. The 3 day music event is May 24 through May 26 this year.
And if your goal is shopping for great art while being entertained, Oklahoma has many art festivals. In its 45th year, Lawton’s Art For All Festival is May 10 through May 12. Another short day trip can be to Ardmore for June 1st’s Art In The Park.
Food, Food, Food
Oklahoma has a diverse makeup that celebrates heritage through food. Travel to McAlester May 10, 11 to experience the Italian history of the area. Different families share their restaurants’ specialties during The Italian Festival. And don’t miss the kid’s ‘Spaghetti Eating Contest’ which is as fun as it is messy.
And a tradition since 1979, Vinita, Oklahoma holds the World’s Largest Calf Fry Festival and Cook-Off. This year, the event is June 1 and Vinita is just a few hours from the OKC metro.
For a bit more adventure, the Rooster Days festival in Muskogee also has a rodeo. This Broken Arrow festival is also May 10, 11 and one of the most popular events of the year in that region.
If you want to enjoy the outdoors for the entire weekend and being in nature is your thing, try Alabaster Caverns. Located in Freedom, Oklahoma, caves are available for camping until September.
Whichever you choose, enjoy your Oklahoma road trip!