Rodeos, fairs and other events all over Oklahoma will provide plenty of family-friendly opportunities to celebrate the holiday and long weekend this Labor Day. Following are some of the activities scheduled.
Arts Festival Oklahoma
Peruse paintings, photography, pottery and other works of original art by artists from all around the country while enjoying live entertainment and concessions.
When: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday
Where: Oklahoma City Community College, 777 S May Ave.
Information: occc.edu/afo, 682-7576
How much: parking $5, admission free
The Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre will perform “The Phantom of The Opera” as a benefit to raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, which provides funds for Oklahomans living with AIDS and for AIDS research.
When: 7:30 p.m. Monday
Where: Freede Little Theatre at the Oklahoma City Civic Center, 201 N Walker Ave.
Information: cityrep.com, 848-3761
How much: $35 to $70
Kones for the Korral
Enjoy almost a dozen flavors of all-you-can-eat ice cream to support the OK Kids Korral. There also will be water slides, bounce houses and pony rides for the kids to get their energy out, as well as a stage with free entertainment and face painting.
When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday
Where: Chatenay Square, 104th and Pennsylvania Avenue
Information: tobykeithfoundation.org, 271-6552
How much: adults $8, children $3
Choctaw Oktoberfest in Choctaw
Never mind the fact that it’s a month early — enjoy the fact this authentic German celebration is happening over the long weekend. There will be plenty of German food, beer and music.
When: 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. Friday, noon to midnight Saturday and Monday
Where: 1900 Harper Street, Choctaw
Information: oldgermany.com, 390-8647
How much: Adults $5, kids under 12 free
Payne County Free Fair
Celebrate the 100th year of the Payne County Free Fair with carnival rides, a horse show, an old-fashioned horse pull, a pet parade and other activities.
When: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Where: Payne County Expo Center, 4518 Expo Circle E, Stillwater
Information: pcexpocenter.com, 377-1275
How much: Free
Loose Caboose Festival
Vendors will sell a variety of items and creations including antiques, collectibles, art and more. There will be wine tastings and live entertainment as well as a car show.
When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Main Street, Purcell
Information: loosecaboosefestival.com, 527-5214 or 527-0462
How much: Free
OU Sooners vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
Cheer for the Sooners as they take on the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in their first game of the season.
When: 6 p.m. Saturday
Where: Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, 180 W Brooks, Norman
Information: soonersports.com, 325-8200
How much: $49 to $500
PRCA Rodeo of Champions in Elk City
Elk City has hosted one of the most renowned rodeos in the state for decades. Partake in the tradition and watch cowboys and cowgirls compete in barrel races, horseback and bull riding, calf roping and more. A parade Saturday will begin at 2 p.m. at the corner of 7th Street and Main Street.
When: Rodeos begin 8 p.m. Friday to Sunday, Parade 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: 2251 West A Ave., Elk City
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