Please enjoy this quick look into many of the festivals that you and your family and friends can enjoy in Tulsa, OK this June 2013. Many events are annual events that local residents and visitors look forward to and some are new. For a complete list of events in Tulsa you can visit the City of Tulsa website.
Tulsa, OK Events and Festivals:
Leake Collector Car Show and Auction – Come enjoy the presentation of the annual Tulsa auction by the Leake Auction Company at the Quick Trip Center at Expo Square. There will be over 700 cars crossing the auction block that range from collector, high-performance, muscle, vintage and specialty vehicles.
Date: Friday – Sunday, June 7 – June 9, 2013
Time: 9:00 am
Location: 4145 E 21st St, Tulsa OK
Oklahoma Chautauqua – The Roaring Twenties – Each night come see a different scholar give a presentation that is followed by a question and answer session. It’s the Roaring Twenties, behind the scenes of cultural shifting.
Date: June 4 – June 8, 2013
Time: 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: 700 N Greenwood Ave. Tulsa, OK
1880’s Wild West Festival – This arts and crafts show is a must see. It’s a wonderful way to take yourself back to the wild west of the 1880’s.
Date: June 8 & 9, 2013
Time: 9:00 am to 5:00pm
Location: 6927 S. 115th E. Ave. Broken Arrow, OK
Vinita’s 34th Annual World’s Largest Calf Fry – A calf fry cooking competition and other cook off’s are the highlight of the festival. Come enjoy all kinds of cowboy cooking like cowboy breads, cobblers, beans and salsas.
Date: June 8, 2013
Time: 9:00 am
Location: 915 E Apperson Drive
OK Mozart International Festival – This music and cultural festival features roots, jazz, classical and folk music. Come get dazzled by the performances, talks, events, readings, tours and children’s activities.
Date: June 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, 2013
Time: 8:00 pm on every day except June 11 will be 5:30 pm
Location: 300 SE Adams Blvd.
First Annual BARUC Western Trade Days – This new event lets you purchase new and lightly used saddles, western themed items, tack, and more. There will also be a concession serving great food.
Date: June 22, 2013
Time: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Location: Broken Arrow Round-up Club Arena
It’s time for Take Me Fishing Day in Tulsa, OK. Join News on 6, Zebco and many others for Dick Faurot’s Take Me Fishing Day. Cast your lines and win a prize at one of three stocked ponds in Green Country.
Catch the Big One
Be one of the first 200 kids to catch a fish and you get a hat. Be the one to catch a tagged fish and you get an extra prize.
Bring Family and Friends
Bring out your family and friends to this fun free event at LaFortune Park and Mohawk Park East Pond. Once in the main entrance, go right at the fee booth for Jenks Veterans Park Pond. From the Creek Turnpike, take the exit north onto Elm and turn on Beaver Street in the east direction.
Bring Your Camera
Don’t forget your camera to catch video or snap shots of your catches. If you email them to Fishing with Faurot at pics@NewsOn6.net, you can see it on the news and online.
More about Dick Faurot & Take Me Fishing Day
Dick Faurot was raised on a farm in Northwestern Oklahoma. Lakes there were few and far between, but ponds were abundant. Therefore, when Dick Faurot came to Tulsa he learned there were plenty of farm ponds here too. Now, we celebrate Dick Faurot & Take Me Fishing Day!
Date: June 1, 2013
Time: 7:00am to 12:00pm
Location: LaFortune Park
Tulsa, OK is hot, hot, hot with top events this April. There will be a lot of great events to take advantage of this month that will be great for the whole family. Therefore, we have compiled a list of a few of the top events that you don’t want to miss.
Tulsa, OK Events April 2013:
Sesame Street Live – April 4 – 7, 2013
About the Show
When Elmo gets his furry fingers on Abby Cadabby’s magic wand, there’s something in the air, and Sesame Street becomes a nonstop, all-singing, all-dancing musical monttage! Grover and Baby Bear sing their highs and lows, Cookie Monster sings fast and slow, Bert and Ernie converse in song and Murray makes mouth music for all to sing along! Learn why it feels good to sing a song, but why it feels good to stop, too! What will Elmo learn about the power of musical magic? Join the conga line of fun to find out!
Play Zone at Sesame Street Live is back by popular demand! Come and play BEFORE the show! Play Zone at Sesame Street Live, a fun way for children to experience their favorite street! Imagine your child sitting in Big Bird’s nest, popping up in Oscar’s trash can, twirling in Zoe’s dance studio or visiting Elmo’s World. You never know who’ll make an appearance! Families won’t want to miss a single picture-perfect moment. Play Zone opens one hour before the show, and best of all, Play Zone is FREE with your Sesame Street Live ticket!
Get the ultimate fan experience with Sunny Seats! The Sunny Seats Package includes a VIP Seat and a pre-show Meet & Greet photo opportunity with two Sesame Street Live Friends. Sunny Seat orders will include a special admittance ticket for entry into the Meet & Greet. You will receive the special admittance ticket with the rest of your show tickets. All Meet & Greets start 90 minutes prior to the performance. Please meet at the Sunny Seats sign. Latecomers may miss the opportunity. Please bring your own camera.
Thursday, April 4, 2013; 7:00 PM
Friday, April 5, 2013; 10:30 AM
Friday, April 5, 2013; 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 6, 2013; 10:30 AM
Saturday, April 6, 2013; 2:00 PM
Saturday, April 6, 2013; 5:30 PM
Sunday, April 7, 2013; 1:00 PM
Sunday, April 7, 2013; 4:30 PM
Location : BOK Center, Tulsa
Web : http://www.bokcenter.com
Doors: One hour before show
Tickets: $17, $22, $27, $37, $57
On Sale: Jul 25, 2012 – 10:00 am
Parkside’s By Your Side Run – April 13, 2013
About the event
Parkside’s By Your Side Run promotes physical fitness while raising funds for the By Your Side program benefiting Parkside’s clients and their families. The event features a 5K ,1 Mile Fun Run/Walk and Dog Walk. Participants are enchouraged to dress-up like their favorite animials to show support for Parkside’s pet therapy program and to add to the family fun. Strollers are welcome to participate in all events. Bring the family and stick around after the main event to meet the pet therapy animals, enjoy live music and other family fun.
Time : 9:00 am
Location : Mohawk Park – Shelter #3
Web : http://www.parksideinc.org/
Address: 5731 E 36th St N, Tulsa, OK 74115
Days/Hours: open 7 days a week
Admission: $25-5K (with t-shirt) $20-1mile funrun/dogwalk (with t-shirt) or 5-K (without t-shirt)
Chefs for the Cure – April 20, 2013
About the event:
Cancer Treatment Centers of America will host the annual Chefs for the Cure “taste-of” style event on Saturday, April 20. The evening provides a sampling of gourmet cuisine from local chefs. It will also include live music, wine, beer and cocktails with all proceeds benefiting the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Tulsa affiliate.
Time : 6 p.m.
Location : Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Address: 10109 E. 79th St, Tulsa, OK
Days/Hours: Saturday, April 20 at 6 p.m.
Artscape – April 28, 2013
About the event:
Please save the date for our annual special event fundraiser, ARTSCAPE. All funds raised support The Grief Center programs and counseling services. If you would like to be added to our mailing list for this event, please contact us at 587.1200 and ask for our Executive Director, Susan Bramsch.
Time : 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Location : The Summit
Address: 15 W 6th St # 2913
Days/Hours: 6 hours
Admission: $90/Individual, $175/Couple
Oklahoma Teens are changing their lives for the better. A recent study by the University of Oklahoma College of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control show how to make teen prosper by enabling them to run their own lives more like a business by establishing and increasing their assets. The study shows that this method helps to eliminate their liabilities and risk by keeping them safe and healthy. As it turns out, this study can be uses as a best-practices manual for teens, their families and their communities.
America has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the world; however, that can be changed according to the study. An asset called “school connectedness”, meaning female teenagers who feel accepted by their peers will feel safe and be treated fairly. It gives them a better chance to succeed in school. It will also mean that she will be less likely to get become a teen mom.
The data from the Oklahoma study shows strong connections between 17 different assets and how well teen girls are surviving or did survive their teen years in school. They were divided into family, individual and community levels. They wanted to see how strong families, the individual and the communities were. By doing so, it helped show if teens in positive environments fared better than ones in less positive ones. It also helped set examples of how to put them in a more positive environment and keep them there.
The old saying, “It takes a village to raise a child”, has turned out to be true from what this study shows. However, making teens accountable for their actions with positive reinforcement helps too. Strong families and communities are our youth’s best advocates. Therefore, we have found a list of helpful youth programs in the Tulsa, OK area.
Youth programs in Tulsa OK:
Youth at Heart – They help shape the lives of Tulsa’s teens youth by supporting their hopes and dreams. They provide education, recreation and social development for Tulsa’s after school children.
North Tulsa Youth Program – They help identify at-risk teens that are prone to falling in the wrong crowds. They match them with mentors and support them in building protective skills while finding alternatives to their environment.
Summer Youth Programs – Self expression through art is essential for the overall health of teens. Therefore, over 1,800 youth participate in the Artists in the Park program each summer.
It’s time to spring forward in Tulsa, OK with many great community events going on around town. There’s a few things that will be happening through the month of March 2013 like time changing on March 10th and spring break for students the week of March 18-21. Along with that, we have found several community events that are great for the whole family to enjoy. So, whether you are visiting Tulsa, OK or live in Tulsa, check out these events and get ready to have fun.
Things to see and do in Tulsa, OK during March 2013:
Crossroads Golden Gala – There will be a dual set performance by Grady Nichols, a nationally acclaimed jazz artist. A wonderful and tasty meal will also be presented by Just Catering by Orr. The gala will go to help adults diagnosed with a mental illness. The Crossroads Clubhouse actually helps them find meaningful employment, education, social interaction, housing and wellness. To buy tickets visit www.crosroadsok.org or call 918-749-2141.
Date: March 7, 2013
Time: 6pm to 9pm
Location: IDL Ballroom
Price: $50 per person
The Greater Tulsa Home & Garden Show – This is Oklahoma’s largest and longest running home and garden show that features products and trades of over 450 exhibitors. Come out for a one stop shopping experience for all your home and garden needs.
Dates: March 7 – 10, 2013
Time: March 7th 5pm to 9pm, March 8th 10am to 9pm, March 9th 10am to 9pm, March 10th 11am to 6pm.
Location: Expo Square @ QuikTrip Center
Price: $8 for adults, kids under 12 are FREE
Made in Oklahoma Craft Fair – Crafts, food and lots of fun.
Dates: March 9th and 10th, 2013
Time: 9am to 5pm
Location: Persimmon Hollow Village at 6927 S 115th E Ave, Broken Arrow, OK
Easter Bunny Arrival via Carriage and Hot Air Balloon Fun – Come see the Easter Bunny arrive via Carriage and Hot Air Balloon Fun. There will also be characters from the Wizard of Oz for Easter fun.
Date: March 9th
Location: Tulsa Promenade Mall at 4107 S Yale Ave.
Tulsa Auto Show – The Tulsa Auto Show will surely amaze this year with cars featuring hands free parallel parking and automated driving assistants, plus hundreds of this year’s most amazing technology and newest vehicles.
Dates: March 14th – 17th, 2013
Time: All Day
Location: Tulsa Expo Center
R.K. Gun Show – A great reputation for bringing high quality guns and 20 years of excellence. Don’t miss this year’s gun show as it increases in quality and size.
Date: March 16th and 17th, 2013
Time: 9am to 5pm
Location: Expo Square, Exchange Center
Price: $12 for adults, $4 for kids 6-12, kids under 6 FREE
Huge doesn’t begin to describe how much the 43rd Annual Bassmaster Classic is expected to boost Tulsa, OK’s economy. Those who have never seen the event are truly surprised by how grand the event actually is. This year’s event is presented by the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa and will include a world-class sporting event, an outdoor sports expo, sports television production and more.
The City of Tulsa, OK is expecting over 100,000 visitors to the event that could benefit the economy by $26 million. And even though the event is free to the public, it is expected to bring in nearly $2 million in tax revenues. The heart of this year’s event will include a contest between 53 of the world’s best anglers with a top prize will be the most coveted Bassmaster Classic Trophy, a champion’s ring and $500,000.
The newly constructed Wolf Creek Boat Park and Ramp at Grove will be launched during the first event. The park and ramp are in phase one of three in a multimillion dollar area improvement. And, the 22-acre boat launch will give Tulsan’s easy access and a great experience with the lake for years to come.
At the end of the event, anglers will meet at the BOK Center for a live TV production of the weigh-in. They will be greeted by a packed crowd of thousands of fans
Dates: February 22-24 Friday-Sunday
Location: Grand Lake 6:00am to 7pm
Weigh-in Location: BOK Center at 3pm
Outdoor Expo Location: Tulsa Convention Center Friday-Sunday
Price: Each event is FREE
Tulsa, OK is looking for community volunteers to help in the Early Settlement Mediation program. They need local residents who would like to serve as a volunteer for the court system as mediators who are trained to settle lawsuits and disputes. The program will be sponsored by the Supreme Court of Oklahoma and the City of Tulsa Municipal Court.
The Early Settlement Mediation program will handle cases such as real estate, merchant/consumer, tenant/landlord, family, individuals with disabilities education act, divorce, adult guardianship, and child permanency.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for the mediator program, you can email email@example.com to get an application. Once you have completed your application, you can submit it back by email or by postal mail to Early Settlement, 600 Civic Center, Suite 108 Police-Courts Building Tulsa, OK 74103.
You will also have to have your application in before February 12, 2013. There will be periodic trainings for Divorce and Family Mediation; however, it is required that you have this training prior to mediation. Trainings provided by the court system will be free for those who are chosen to be mediators for the program and who can make a commitment to volunteer.
Training for 2013 will be March 20, 21, and 22, 2013. And, you have to attend all three trainings and each orientation. If you need a step up on pre-training, you can visit the Mediation Institute of Tulsa. They offer an array of conflict resolution services that will qualify you for any court system in Oklahoma.
The Mediation Institute of Tulsa is the only mediation facility in Oklahoma with offices in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Outlying counties are also included in the areas scheduling so you can use the institute whether you are local or not. The Mediation Institute of Tulsa also hosts short training classes for mediations in conflict resolution skills. You can attend the institute from either the Tulsa location or the Oklahoma City location every quarter.
Even though it’s still early in the year, you can still start your spring cleaning and make some extra money at Tulsa, OK’s consignment sale events. Therefore, we have some tips for helping you get the most of the things you no longer need or want.
First you want set aside some time for going through all your stuff. It could take quite a while to pick through everything you have depending on how much you have kept over the years. You will also need supplies like boxes, trash bags and hangers along with pen and paper to take inventory and the items price.
To make things easier, you may want to start with the most expensive items first. To get your items values, you can visit sites like eBay. This process will help you see what particular items like electronics and furniture are going for. If you have many clothes to sell, you may want to consider selling them in sets like shirt and pants, dress and belt, shoes and handbag, etc. Using this technique will help your items sell for more money. When joining in a children’s consignment event, books, DVD’s, games and clothes are all big ticket items.
To make things run smoothly for you throughout the year, you can set aside a box in the laundry room or garage that is designated for items that you can sell at consignment. When you no longer need items, place them in the box. When the box is full, start your inventory and pricing list.
Tulsa Consignment Sale Events:
Just Between Friends:
Sun, Mar 3 from 1p-7p
Mon, Mar 4 from 9a-7p
Tue, Mar 5 from 9a-7p
Wed, Mar 6 from 9a-7p
Thur, Mar 7 from 9a-7p 25% off sale
Fri, Mar 8 from 9a-7p 25% off sale
Sat, Mar 9 from 9a-5p 50% off sale
Location: 4145 E 21st St. Tulsa, OK
Dates: February 10 – 16
Location: 10425 and 82nd Avenue in the Regal Plaza, Tulsa, OK
While the flu is still spreading widely in Tulsa, OK many people are looking for locations to get their flu vaccination. And since we are experts in the Tulsa, OK area we thought we would write a short blog about locations where you can find extended hours to get your flu vaccination.
Professionals say the flu vaccination is the single best possible way to defend yourself against the flu. And there is still time to get your shot and be safe. Anyone over six months old and anyone at high risk for serious complications from the flu should get the flu vaccination. If you have asthma, chronic heart or lung disease, diabetes, a low immune system or if you are pregnant, you should get the flu vaccination.
Currently the Tulsa Health Departments is one of the most visited clinics for the flu shot. Therefore, they have extended their hours to help those who work later hours than most. They will now be open for walk-ins Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at the following locations:
Tulsa Health Department Locations for Flu Vaccination:
5051 S 129th E Ave., Tulsa
315 S Utica Ave., Tulsa
5635 N Martin Luther King Blvd., Tulsa
Other Locations include:
Bixby Health Center – 8120 E 126th St., Bixby
Collinsville Health Center – 120 W Center St., Collinsville
Sand Springs Health Center – 306 E Broadway, Sand Springs
You can also get your flu vaccination at any CVS or Walgreens at the following locations:
CVS – 6342 E Admiral Place, Tulsa
CVS – 4107 S Harvard Ave., Tulsa
CVS – 7041 S Yale Ave., Tulsa
Walgreens – 1440 S Lewis Ave., Tulsa
Walgreens – 1424 S Yale Ave., Tulsa
Walgreens – 3112 S Harvard Ave., Tulsa
The New Year has arrived and along with you will find many events in Tulsa, OK to enjoy this January. Some of the events are annual and some are new, but either way they are great for the whole family. So, grab them all and enjoy Tulsa at its best this month.
Tulsa Events January 2013:
Monster Jam Monster Trucks – This is an annual show that is family-friendly and stars the biggest and best on four wheels. The show is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat while they race and rip up the course. It’s also great on the family budget.
Date: January 5 & 6, 2014
Time: 5th at 7:30pm, 6th at 3:00pm
Location: BOK Center, Tulsa
Price: $27 to $37
Tulsa Bead Market – If you like beads, gemstones, silver, pearls and more you will enjoy the Bead Market.
Date: January 12 & 13
Time: 12th from 10am to 5pm, 13th from 10am to 4pm
Location: Tulsa OK Fairgrounds Ford Truck Arena
Jekyll & Hyde – The classic production of Jekyll & Hyde is finally here in Tulsa after four years on Broadway and many world-wide tours. It’s a theatrical phenomenon you won’t want to miss.
Date: January 22 – 27, 2013
Time: times vary – visit tulsapac.com
Location: Tulsa Performing Arts Center
Price: $20, $25, $45, $60
Justin Bieber in Concert – Bieber fever is coming to Tulsa in his “Believe” North American Tour, which will feature Carly Rae Jepson.
Date: January 9, 2013
Location: BOK Center, Tulsa
Price: $39.50, $55, $65, $79.50
Tulsa Boat, Sport & Travel Show – Boats, trucks, watercrafts, fishing gear, ATV’s and more will all be right here in Tulsa.
Date: January 28 – February 3, 2013
Time: 12pm to 9pm
Location: QuickTrip Center