Muskogee’s Honor Heights Park boasts 40 acres of manicured gardens with over 30,000 azaleas in 625 varieties. Visit this stunning park throughout the month of April for one of the top events in the South. The annual Azalea Festival celebrates the blooming of azaleas, tulips, dogwoods and wisteria as these buds begin to unfurl during the warmer temperatures of spring to the delight of visitors. Call 918-682-2401 for additional information.
This year’s focus will be on Preventing Production Losses. Featured speakers will be specialists with considerable goat and sheep experience. For additional information, call 405-466-6126.
Come on out every Wednesday at 9 a.m., where we will be selling calves, yearlings, bulls, pairs and cows. For additional information, visit www.solallc.com or call 580-436-5033.
Looking for a one-of-a-kind dining experience on Route 66? Take part in a quirky, formal dinner hosted onsite at the Blue Whale in Catoosa. During the Blue Tie Affair, sit down for a catered meal prepared by Molly’s Landing chefs. Bite into a filet steak dinner. Place your bids in the silent auction items for sale, from neon signs to prints by local artists. Other festivities will include a photo booth and live music, sure to make for a memorable evening. Come visit this beloved roadside oddity and get ready for a meal you won’t forget.
Make plans to come to the 2018 Cowboy Way MayFest! Meet the cast of “The Virginian” and other celebrities! Hear great Western/Cowboy music, poets and storytellers! See tribute artists and lookalikes as well as classic Westerns and 1950s to 1960s TV Western Series! Buy western memorabilia, handcrafts and more! Enjoy wonderful food! Bring the Family, 17 & under are Free! See www.cowboywayfest.com for details.
The Oil Can Classic at Riverbend Ranch in Inola is an officially sanctioned American Quarter Horse Association Event. See cowboys and cowgirls of all ages show off their equestrian skills in a wide variety of competitions. You’ll see roping, show halter, reining, ranch horse pleasure, barrel racing and more at the Oil Can Classic. Visit www.oilcanclassic.com for additional information.
Owasso Trails Days is an annual event celebrating Owasso’s heritage and history. The four-day carnival features a parade, a rodeo, an expo with more than 80 vendors, a skateboard competition, food trucks, free train rides and more. Head to Owasso to learn about the town’s early days through fun and entertaining events and activities. Browse rows and rows of shopping booths and watch four cooking demonstrations throughout the long weekend. Celebrate Oklahoma heritage with festival foods and live entertainment. A two-day rodeo will be sure to keep the whole family entertained, as well as carnival rides and games. Call 918-272-2141 for additional information.
Come step back in time at the annual Oklahoma Steam Threshing and Gas Engine Association Show. For over 50 years this show has entertained with steam engines, a saw mill, gas engines, blacksmith shop, tractors and more. For more information, call 918-762-2105.
Travel to Miami in northeast Oklahoma for Rodeo Miami, a two-day rodeo event filled with exciting acts, vendors and concessions at the Miami Fairgrounds. Rodeo Miami has been named the ACRA Rodeo of the Year for five straight years. Feel the suspense in the arena, and cheer for your favorite championship rodeo participants as they compete in traditional rodeo events such as bronc riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing and bull riding. Attend Rodeo Miami on Saturday and stick around after the main act for a concert following the show.
Experience the fun and excitement of the Cowboys of Color Rodeo in Oklahoma City. This competitive rodeo features over 200 culturally diverse cowboys and cowgirls competing for cash prizes. Head out to the Cowboys of Color Rodeo to see traditional rodeo events including bull riding, calf roping, steer wrestlin’, bronc bustin’ and barrel racing. There will also be live music, a DJ battle and a kids play area. Don’t miss this fun event that’s perfect for the whole family. Call 405-948-6700 for additional information.