Outdoor Recreational Events & Attractions in Oklahoma City
The Annual Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon
More than simply a race, the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon is an inspirational event commemorating the tragedy of April 19, 1995. Begun in 2000, the annual event has grown to over 10,000 participants and has been called one of the "12 Must Run Marathons" by Runner's World Magazine.
Oklahoma City Downtown Central Park
What will it look like? What features will it include? When will it be completed? Here are some frequently asked questions on Oklahoma City's MAPS 3 Downtown Central Park.
Oklahoma City's Redbud Classic - Run, Fun and Philanthropy
Started in the early 1980's, the Redbud Classic has become an Oklahoma City tradition for fitness and community support. The event takes place over two days in early April and features USATF-sanctioned marathons, bicycling, children's run, team challenges and more.
Oklahoma City Turkey Trot Classic
Sponsored by Eagle Ridge Institute, Oklahoma City's Turkey Trot Classic is a day-after Thanksgiving Run with proceeds benefiting various nonprofit social service programs including those for at-risk families, youth and women.
International Finals Rodeo
Held annually since 1969, the International Finals Rodeo is the championship event for the Oklahoma City-based International Professional Rodeo Association. The event is run toward the middle of January and features bull riding, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling and more.
Summer Swimming in Oklahoma City
Here is a quick tip on summer swimming in Oklahoma City. These are the pools operated by the Oklahoma City Parks Department, with information on hours and cost.
Play in the Park
Play in the Park is a summer program from the Oklahoma City Parks & Recreation Department. It provides adult-supervised activities and sports at park sites around the city. Here are details on dates, sites, age rules and more.
Martin Park Nature Center
Oklahoma City's Martin Park Nature Center is a wildlife sanctuary with hiking trail, education center, playground and more. Get details on this free educational and outdoor attraction, including information on admission, location and special programs.
Golf Channel Presents: Drive, Chip & Putt Challenge in Oklahoma City
The Golf Channel presents the Mutual of Omaha Drive, Chip & Putt Challenge at Oklahoma City's Lake Hefner Golf Club on Sunday, March 18th. The free event with registration open on a first come, first serve basis is a skills competition for kids aged 7-14.
Top Outdoor Activities in Oklahoma City
Cabin fever can set in a little bit following the chilly Oklahoma City winters. So when the weather starts to warm, everyone wants to get outside. Here are some of the best outdoor activities in Oklahoma City, the top ways to experience the beautiful spring or summer weather in the OKC metro.
Ozarka Bricktown Nationals Drag Boat Racing
The Bricktown Nationals Drag Boat Races on the Oklahoma River began in 2005. The event quickly turned into one of the more popular summer attractions. Running in mid-July, it includes eleven classes of racers from the United States and Canada, a kid's play area and plenty of concessions. It's an awe-inspiring event for the entire family in...
The Oklahoma Regatta Festival
The Oklahoma Regatta Festival takes place each October at Regatta Park on the Oklahoma River - Along with OCU's Head of Oklahoma, corporate rowing and a dragon boat challenge, the Oklahoma Regatta Festival includes several family-friendly events such as live music, food, an art show, children's activities and more.
Oklahoma River Cruises
The once nearly dried eyesore called the North Canadian River has been transformed into a popular Oklahoma City attraction - Head down to the Oklahoma River and take a Cruise on the Water Taxis from Devon Energy Corp.
2006 was the first year of Riverfest at Regatta Park on the Oklahoma River, and its popularity will make it an annual event. Featuring dragon boat team racing, replica submarine race, bicycling events, live music, areas for the kids and much more, Riverfest is outdoor fun for the entire family. Here's a full profile of the event with all the information you need to attend.
Stars & Stripes River Festival
Get all the details on the annual Stars & Stripes River Festival on the Oklahoma River, information on location, schedule and more.