The OKC Philharmonic celebrates Independence Day with a free concert
dedicated to Oklahoma’s many hometown heroes. Red, White & Boom!
will be presented at the State Fair Park Entertainment Plaza on Wednesday, July 3 at 8:30 p.m. Conducted by Joel Levine, the Philharmonic welcomes guest vocalist
Kristy Cates, who is best known for her role in Wicked on Broadway. A
huge fireworks display will close the concert at approximately 10:00
p.m. Concert-goers will be invited to support the efforts of the United
Way and donate to the OK Strong Disaster Relief Fund. These funds are
dedicated to the long-term needs of the victims of the devastating
tornados of May 2013. The United Way, together with the office of
Governor Mary Fallin, are developing strategies to meet the needs of
those affected with long-term challenges. Attendees are encouraged to bring personal seating for comfort on the
asphalt surface of the audience area. Food vendors will be on site. For
more information, visit okcphilharmonic.org.
There is always a lot going on during the holiday season! "Downtown in December" presented by Devon is full of fun, family friendly events, as well as unique shopping opportunities and beautiful sites and scenery.
Sharing a cup of cider or cocoa and strolling through the beautiful light displays throughout the Myriad Gardens, Canal and Automobile Ally will surely prepare your hearts for Christmas as you try to forget about the nearly 80 degree weather earlier this week. If you are looking for a romantic, but inexpensive date night, or a special time with the family, there are many events that may spark your interest this season. Luke and I started dating in November of 2009, so Christmas lights and hot cocoa are kind of nostalgic for us. Now as our baby girl is due in February, we have a whole other set of memories to create as married, expecting parents.
What new memories will you make this year? Blessings. Enjoy the Local Flavor, and don't forget to tell us about it!
6 For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
It seems like the holiday season has sneaked up on us so quickly! Halloween has already passed, and Thanksgiving is next week. It doesn't seem possible! I enjoy all the fall festivities, the foliage and the smells! When I was growing up I remember playing outside in the chilly, damp weather, kicking around crunchy (or soggy) autumn leaves and smashing acorns. I will still go slightly out of my way to step on a crunchy-looking leaf. :)
This year I am assisting Luke in Real Estate at Keller Williams Elite. It is my first year not to teach school, or be in school, and it is a different experience. About this time my class would be learning about our first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims and Native Americans, going to a Pumpkin Patch, and enjoying their parents coming to school to eat a Thanksgiving feast with them! A few years ago I went to my nephew's school and ate the exact same meal we had when I was in school (right down to the odd tasting, orange sprinkled, pumpkin shaped cookie). I guess I can give them a gold star for consistency..... It is definitely the time of year for family fun and activities!
Learning about why we do the things we do, as well as history of our Native people can always serve as an asset to us. When we as a people don't pay attention to where we have come from and drudge unknowing into our future, lessons we could have otherwise avoided are bound to repeat themselves. Although I realize one fun lunch event may not change the course of our lives, we can still enjoy getting to know about our Native Heritage in Oklahoma and may be take time to reflect how our lives have been shaped as a result of what was.
The Native American Heritage Celebration looks to be an enjoyable time of storytelling, singing and dancing, as well as a free lunch (featuring traditional foods)!
Enjoy this time of reflection and family fun! We will continue to try to keep you updated on Local Flavor as the hustle and bustle sweeps the City!
What: Native American Heritage Celebration- “The Shared Journey: The Resiliency of our Native People.”
When: Monday, Nov 19, 2012 @ 11:00am - 2:00pm
Where: The Central Oklahoma Home Builders Event Center, 420 E Britton Rd., Oklahoma City
Well, it's the first day for the State Fair! Usually what does that mean for Oklahomans? Rain. Well, not just rain. :) There are so many activities that go on during the Fair! Not only do you have the carnival rides, but you have vendors with super cool crafts and goods, demonstrations of various products or talents (like blacksmithing, graffiti painting, Fire Fighter Training, or goat cheese soap making), a circus, an auto show, various musical entertainment, concerts, farm animal shows (from pygmy goats to horses), a petting zoo experience called 'The City of AGtropolis,' barrel racing, competitions, Native American dances, Disney on Ice, games you can play to possibly (may be) win a prize, and so, so, so many other activities that I can't even begin to describe. Not even joking, because I tried. I have provided you a link at the bottom of the blog that will direct you to a daily schedule of events. They really do have something for everyone.
If you don't go for anything else, you might as well go for the food. Wow food. Don't bring your Weight Watchers book or calorie counters here, 'cause "ain't nobody got time for that" at the State Fair: chocolate covered bacon, turkey legs, Indian Tacos, fried cheese curds, and anything you want on a stick that is deep fried and delicious should be available.
While you eat, you can stroll through the fairgrounds and people watch. Why would you want to people watch? Well, people are interesting. When a lot of people from all over come to one place, one should always take a moment to appreciate and enjoy all our differences.
Our State is a pretty cool place. We have a lot going on, and I hope you will take time to enjoy some local flavor!
The Carnival is in Town, in Mustang, America and Mustang Western Days is a go! Luke and I go to church in Mustang, and though we don't live there we know that Western Days is a pretty sweet event! The Carnival runs nightly until 6PM Saturday, September 8th.
On Friday Night, September 7th, you can view the Store Decoration Contest, enjoy a Chili Cook Off from 6PM-8PM, a contest for best dressed cowboy or cowgirl begins at 6:30, the Mustang Open Car Show is from 6:30PM-8PM, FREE Gospel Music to enjoy at 7PM, and the Mustang Roundup Club Open Rodeo is from 8PM-10PM.
Saturday, September 8th is a full day starting with the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at 6AM- 10:30AM at Mustang Methodist Church. Mmmmm. That's a lot of pancakes. At 7:30AM there is a Western Stampede Run at the Mustang High School Track (5k) and a 1K fun run at 7:45 (for all of those who wish to burn off those carbcakes). The Oklahoma Mustang Club Open Car Show continues from 8AM-11AM with trophies awarded at 4PM. Not only do they feature a car show, but a Silver City Antique Tractor Show from 12PM-5PM with displays, games and rides.
The PARADE begins at 10:45 AM, so don't forget your blankets and lawn chairs! After the parade, you can mosey around to various food vendors, and view the pet show at 4PM, and enjoy free music at 7PM. After you have gotten your fill of jams, the Mustang Round Up Club Open Rodeo is from 8PM-10PM.
Sunday, in conjunction with Western Days, the day begins with Cowboy Church: The Mustang Church of the Nazarene will have a Western Days Tent Worship Service at 10:30 a.m., Lunch at 12:00PM and concert at 2PM- The Dutch Creek Blue Grass Band!
This is a pretty busy weekend for all Okies to enjoy! Not only are the people great, but the weather is supposed to be wonderful this weekend as well!
Enjoy the Local Flavor,
What: The 36th Annual Mustang Western Days When: September 6th-8th
The Carnival is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 4PM-6PM. Mustang Western days festivities are held Friday September 7th from 8PM-10PM, Saturday, Sept. 7th, from 6AM-10PM, and Sunday at the Cowboy Church from 10:30AM(the last event begins at 2PM)
Where: Downtown Mustang, OK "The City of Mustang is located 6 miles south of I-40 on Mustang Road, within the far southwest quadrant of Oklahoma City. Our Corporate Limits are two miles wide and 6 miles long with the center of town at the intersection of State Highway 152 and Mustang Road." -Mustang Chamber of Commerce
The 34th Annual Arts Festival Oklahoma at OCCC!!!!
My name is Myriah Walker. I am Luke "Sky" Walker's wife, and as you may have found thus far, Luke and I love Oklahoma Flavor! This weekend marks the 34th Annual Arts Festival Oklahoma at Oklahoma City Community College!
This Arts Festival is a great place to view and enjoy droves of hand-crafted art, live entertainment, and great eats, such as some delicious "Fair Food"- like Indian Tacos, turkey legs, roasted corn on the cob, cinnamon rolls, funnel cakes, etc. Kids are even invited to their own Children's Activity Tent where they can enjoy making paintings and crafts of their own.
There are over 160 booths throughout the Festival filled with various art mediums ranging from Jewelry, Metal work, Wood Art, Fiber work, Glass work, Ceramics, Sculpture, to Mixed Media, Photography, Fine Crafts, Pastels, Drawings, Water Color, Acrylic, and Oil Paintings.For a list of artists and their mediums, click the following link: www.occc.edu/afo/artistpics.html
I hope that if you visit, you have a lot of fun and that you get to see some pretty amazing art and performances! Leave us a comment to let us know how you enjoyed the Festival!
What: The 34th Annual Arts Festival Oklahoma at OCCC
When: Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 1-3 Saturday, Sept. 1 and Sunday, Sept. 2 from 10AM to 9PM, and Monday, Sept. 3, from 10AM to 5PM.
Where: The north end of the OCCC campus, S.W. 74th and May Ave. Admission to the festival is free; parking is $5 per vehicle.
For more information call: (405) 682-7576 or visit the Arts Festival Oklahoma web site at www.occc.edu/afo