Apr 25, 2022
What are you
doing in May?
We are discussing some of the fun events happening throughout
Oklahoma during the month of May. If you want to find
something new to do this month, check out the show.
The German-American Society of
steps up by hosting the annual Germanfest, an authentic
German experience you never thought could exist in Oklahoma. Guests
are invited to sink their teeth into scrumptious German cuisine,
dance happily to upbeat polka music and slam back a couple of
German beers, among many other activities.
is a city on
the Arkansas River. It’s known for its art deco architecture,
mostly in the central Deco District. Landmarks like the Philcade
and Philtower buildings reflect a 20th-century construction boom
fueled by the prosperous local oil industry.
On the western edge of Pawnee, Oklahoma
, atop Blue Hawk
Peak sits the Pawnee Bill Ranch Historic Site & Museum, the
well-preserved dream home and ranch of Gordon Lillie (a.k.a. Pawnee
Bill) and his wife, May Lillie. This picturesque historic site
offers a wagon-load of family fun. Each summer, the ranch puts on
Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show, an extravaganza in the Wild West show
tradition. Other events such as the Oklahoma Steam Threshing & Gas
Engine Show and the Pawnee Indian Veterans Powwow keep the town
hopping. Downtown Pawnee is replete with century-old native stone
buildings, unique shops and outstanding eateries such as Click's
Steakhouse. Don't miss the well-appointed Pawnee County Historical
Society Museum, with its special area devoted to Pawnee native
Chester Gould, creator of the Dick Tracy comic strip.
An all-American event, the El Reno Fried Onion Burger Day
traces its origins back to Ross Davis, who owned and
operated the Hamburger Inn on Route 66 in downtown El Reno. During
the Depression, when onions were cheap but meat was expensive,
Davis began adding shredded onion to five-cent meat patties in
order to make the burgers look bigger. What resulted on the grill
of the Hamburger Inn was a hamburger with a tremendous amount of
flavor and the birth of a local tradition and delicacy.
The historic city of El
lies at the crossroads of Route 66 and the
Chisholm Trail, now known as U.S. Highway 81. Ride an authentic
rail trolley through the historic downtown area, stop to shop the
antique and specialty stores or savor one of El Reno's famous onion
burgers. The burgers are so well-known that they've spawned the
annual El Reno Fried Onion Burger Day Festival, where the world's
largest onion burger is cooked and served to the crowd. Fort Reno
is located four miles west of the city and hosts the Tombstone
Tales each fall, featuring Buffalo Soldiers, Indian scouts and
World War II German prisoners of war sharing their stories.
Kick-off the start of summer each May with a trip to the
and enjoy free strawberries and ice cream plus endless
family-friendly entertainment. Bid on plump, ripe strawberries
harvested from local crops in the annual strawberry auction, see
which lucky lady is crowned this year’s Strawberry Queen or check
out the Strawberry Festival Rodeo for exciting rodeo action.
Nothing screams summer quite like biting into a Stilwell
In 1949, the Oklahoma governor and legislature proclaimed
"Strawberry Capital of the World." Stilwell also serves as a
gateway to Lake Tenkiller and Adair Park.
Make your way to Claremore for all the excitement of the
Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo
. Rodeo events include bull
riding, barrel racing, team roping, mutton bustin' for the kids,
rodeo clowns and a dance following the nightly performance. See
area cowboys compete in steer wrestling, bareback riding, saddle
bronc riding and more. Vendors will be on-site to sell Western wear
and goods to the crowds. Pick up a cowboy hat and secure a spot in
the stands for the Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo, an
action-packed event you won't want to miss. Rodeo queens will also
be on hand to lead the opening ceremonies.
offers a historic downtown area full of unique shopping and dining
experiences, the Belvidere Mansion, Cherokee Casino Will Rogers
Downs and the JM Davis Arms & Historical Museum, among other
interesting sites to see and things to do.
Chuck Wagon Festival
will include Liichokoshkomo', the Museum's
interactive outdoor addition showcasing the diversity of the West
with inter-tribal native dwellings, a pioneer village and
interactive natural history features. Native American food samples
will be available.
Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
in Oklahoma City is America's
premier institution of Western history, art and culture. Founded in
1955, the Museum collects, preserves and exhibits an
internationally renowned collection of Western art and artifacts
while sponsoring dynamic educational programs to promote interest
in the enduring legacy of the American West.
Modern Frontier and defines its own future. A young city steeped in
Native American and Western culture, openness, and an enterprising
nature, OKC embraces its roots and continues to pave the way as a
center of innovation and entrepreneurship.
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