Top Ten Tuesday at Verbode – Fall Events in the OKC Metro
There are so many fun fall events coming up in October and November in the OKC Metro. Here’s a run-down of the ten we think you should not miss:
1. OKC Horror Fest: Two Things
This event put on by the OKC Film Society and hosted at The Venue OKC will offer a viewing of The Thing From Another World (1951) and John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982). These movies both offer political commentary on their respective eras without sacrificing story. Catch the showings for free from 6-11 PM tonight, October 3rd, 2017.
More information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1895443027134303/
2. A Night Out for Puerto Rico: Fundraiser and Supply Drive
On Thursday the 5th of October from 5-8pm, Flashback RetroPub and The Fried Taco have joined together to throw a fundraiser for hurricane relief efforts. 100% of the evening’s food and beverage sales will be donated in conjunction with a supply drive for needed items. There will be tables set up outside for families and those who wish to enter Flashback will need to be 21+.
More information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/167705537140003/
3. Lunar Moon Festival
Saturday, October 7th, from 4PM-10PM the Vietnamese American Community of Oklahoma City and Vicinity are hosting this harvest festival that is celebrated by ethnic Vietnamese and Chinese. According to the Facebook event, “Dragon dances, traditional dance performances, food trucks, vendors…and games” will be essential parts of this celebration. Children will also be treated to free lanterns and other goodies. It will take place in Military Park.
More information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1718783128427502/
4. Midtown Walkabout
October 21st, from 2-6PM the 4th Annual Midtown Walkabout will feature live music, giveaways, specials from local businesses and more. For a complete list of offers visit the link below. Listed on their website are several new additions to the event including, “Live pumpkin carving demonstration, live muralist, The Big Friendly, live chalk artist, and more!”
More information here: http://downtownokc.com/midtown-walkabout/
5. Brick or Treat
At this free event Bricktown businesses cater to the kiddos encouraging children under the age of 14 to come dressed in full costumes. Maps will be passed out in Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark and Mickey Mantle Plaza for trick-or-treaters. Afterwards, the movie Hocus Pocus will be played at 7:30pm in the Ballpark. This event will take place on Tuesday, October 24th from 4-7PM.
More information here: http://downtownokc.com/brick-or-treat/
6. St. Elijah Annual Food Festival and Bake Sale
Well worth the short drive to St. Elijah Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church on North May Avenue, this annual festival combines culture, arts, and extremely good Mediterranean ethnic food. This event runs from October 27th at 10 AM until October 28th at 8pm. In addition, the church itself has beautiful architecture and a small room is staged for displays on history and tradition.
More information here: https://www.facebook.com/StElijahAnnualFoodFestival/
7. Gypsy Glam Roadshow Fall Festival
October 28th from 11AM-3PM at Tony’s Tree Plantation. This family-friendly event will feature a “pooch parade” and pumpkin decorating as well as numerous pop-up shops and food trucks. Halloween costumes are encouraged for this event as there will be selfie-stations for your children and/or pets.
More information here: https://www.oklahomagypsyglam.com/show-details
8. Fall Open Streets OKC
This street festival is a celebration of healthier living and community. The stretch of S. Robinson from SW 15th to SW 29th is “reclaimed” for the use of cyclists, walkers, skateboarders, etc. and the purpose is to encourage accessible communities in order to strengthen the local community and economy. Local food and activities will be a key part. It will take place from 1-5PM on October 29th.
More information here: http://www.openstreetsokc.com/about-open-streets
9. Wizards on Western: Harry Potter Festival
Hosted in the Western Avenue District of Oklahoma City, this event combines all the love for Potter World with the idea of community and local business patronage. The sorting hat, selfie stations and photo ops, activities, and more will be high-points. Additional activities will require a paid admission but include Tri-Wizard Harry Potter Trivia and a Harry Potter themed band inside Will Rogers Theater. November 12th from 1PM-6PM.
10. Thanksgiving Celebration at Chickasaw Cultural Center
Saturday November 25th and Sunday November 26th the Chickasaw Cultural Center in Sulphur opens their doors for two days filled with cultural demonstrations, including stomp dance, and tours of their traditional village. There will also be a children’s Christmas workshop and decorations on display and for sale throughout the center and in the retail shops.
More information here: http://chickasawcountry.com/events/ccc-thanksgiving-celebration
Let us know which ones you make it to!