School’s out…summer’s in
by Tricia White | Managing Editor
Temperatures soar, kids populate your sofa, mass quantities of consumables magically disappear, and everyone is looking to you for a steady stream of funds and entertainment options. We’ve assembled a delightful plate full of ideas to help keep everyone active and sane during the next few months. Maybe this will be the summer you don’t want to ever end!
Check out the New OKLAHOMA
The most difficult thing to do in Oklahoma City is decide what you simply don’t have time for. The city’s reputation is growing as a vacation destination, and that is largely due to the wide variety of activities, low costs and ease of access to amenities. If hip and cool aren’t your first thoughts of Oklahoma City, let us change your mind. With more than $5 billion of public and private investment in quality-of-life projects and improvements in the past two decades, Oklahoma City is continually making headlines like “Best Trips 2015” by National Geographic and “14 places in America you have to visit in 2016” by USA Today.
A must-stop in OKC, RIVERSPORT Adventure Parks in the Boathouse District offer exciting outdoor adventures for all ages. You’ll find Adventure courses, a zip line, a pump track, flatwater kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, youth adventures and the all-new $45 million whitewater rafting and kayaking center – the only urban whitewater rafting facility in the world.
Take the short drive to OKC, be amazed by all that it has to offer—because this is the new OKC.
Check out www.VisitOKC.com to learn more about all there is to see and do!
Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival
May 12-13, 2017
Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival is a beer, cider, and mead tasting event that focuses on producers from Oklahoma, the U.S. and around the world. This is the festival’s 6th year, which promises to be the largest one yet.
Cox Convention Center
1 Myriad Gardens
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Oklahoma Renaissance Festival
April 29, 2017 to June 4, 2017
Step back in time to the 16th century with Queen Elizabeth I of England, King James of Scotland, and over 600 costumed performers and artisans as they create the boisterous village of Castleton. Held at the Castle of Muskogee, this festival will feature a royal court, jousters and jesters, magicians, musicians and minstrels. Delight your taste buds with wonderful and unique foods, or browse through more than 135 handcrafted booths for one-of-a-kind items.
The Castle of Muskogee
3400 W Fern Mountain Rd.
Muskogee, OK 74401
OKC Whitewater Festival
May 20-21, 2017
This exciting inaugural whitewater celebration will include the R4 Rafting National Championship and USA Canoe/Kayak Canoe Slalom trials, plus downriver and freestyle kayaking competitions.
Experience the world of whitewater rafting and kayaking at the opening of another exciting season at RIVERSPORT Rapids!
34th Annual Southwest Open Chili Championship & North of The Brazos Cook-off
May 27-28, 2017
The cook-off will be held at the Choctaw/KOA RV Park on the grounds of the Choctaw Casino & Resort Durant.
Special room rates:
Please ask for Chili Cook-off rates: Code CHILI17
Choctaw Lodge | (800) 788.2464
Rate: Single $99 | Double $109 | Suite $119
The District at Choctaw Casino & Resort
Fun for the entire family!
3,600 ft² Arcade
20 lane Bowling Center
Cinema | 4 Auditoriums
2-story Laser Tag Arena
4216 S. Hwy 69/75
Durant, OK 74701
To learn more about all there is to see and do, go to VisitOKC.com.