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Festivals in Tulsa

So you are new to Tulsa, and you want to get immersed in the city. You visit downtown Tulsa, sample some of the best-reviewed restaurants, and check out the city’s resources; like: museums, zoos and libraries. But you are missing out on a major part of Tulsa: its festivals! There is no better way to learn about the city, meet all kinds of people, and get exposed to new kinds of cultures, food and music. Your Tulsa packing and moving company recommends attending a few festivals to gain a better understanding of your new hometown.

Cultural Festivals

  • The Tulsa Greek Festival claims to be the city’s “oldest ethnic festival,” and it has become a Tulsa tradition. While at the festival, you can learn about traditional Greek dance. There are dance performances by professionals, kids, and open dancing when anyone can join (Opa!). You will be able to buy items like fine jewelry, clothing, ceramics and cookbooks at the festival’s Marketa. And of course, you must sample the food! Roasted lamb, souvlaki, gyros, calamari, and rice pilaf will all be served. Check it out each September!
  • Celebrate the Celtic culture Tulsa-style with Scotfest, an annual event that takes place each September. This family event features Scottish activities like sheaf tossing, a hammer throw, caber toss and the braemar stone. There are always great musical acts like the Red Hot Chili Pipers, who cover current music with bag pipes. There are also dance performances and plenty of festival food.

Art, Music & Film Festivals

  • Tulsa International Mayfest is a tribute that celebrates art in music in the city each May. Admission is free, and there is always a KidZone, so families are more than welcome! The festival usually includes about three indoor art galleries, and outdoor exhibits line the streets. More than 100 artists are typically showcased. Food is a big part of the experience too. Enjoy grub from tons of vendors, like barbecue, Mexican and desserts.
  • Tulsa Overground Film and Music Festival takes place each August. The self-proclaimed non-competitive festival celebrates indie and experimental films and music. If you are the artsy type, make sure to check out this unique event.

Food & Beer Festival

  • McNellie’s Harvest Beer Festival, put on by James E. McNellie’s Public House, has grown a lot since its inception in 2010. It takes place in September, and beer lovers flock to the pub on 1st and Elgin, although the festival spills out onto the street. Local breweries are the star of this festival. Check out Marshall Brewing, Tallgrass Brewing, and Prairie Artisan Ales for some great local brew.
  • Everyone loves a good food truck, so when Eat Street Tulsa hosts its annual Food Truck Festival in November, folks in Tulsa are beyond excited. The festival takes place in Tulsa’s Blue Dome District, where admission is free. More than 30 trucks have participated in recent years, including Mediterranean, Italian, Japanese, Mexican, Vietnamese, and dessert trucks. There is also a kids area, live music and fun activities.

Your Tulsa moving company knows that you will find a festival that you will look forward to each year. Tulsa has so much to offer, and there are so many amazing cultural, artsy, and food festivals for residents.