Festivals aplenty


Culture and fun on a bun.

Prague Kolache Festival
Prague Kolache Festival

The weekend

Get ready to join the fun at the many festivals taking place in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metro areas. The Bixby BBQ ‘n Blues Festival gets underway Friday, May 2, and Saturday, May 3, at Washington Irving Memorial Park in Bixby with plenty of room for camping out, live entertainment and competing grill masters (www.bixbyrotarybbq.com). Looking for a good schnitzel sandwich? Germanfest runs from Friday, May 2, to Sunday, May 4, at the German American Society Building in Tulsa with great food, German dance, polka music and activities (www.gastulsa.org). El Reno Fried Onion Burger Day Festival celebrates the best of fry-cook culture and a local specialty in downtown El Reno on Saturday, May 3 (www.elrenoburgerday.wordpress.com). Get a look at Turkish culture in Green Country at the Raindrop Turkish House in Broken Arrow on Saturday, May 3 (www.raindropturkishhouse.org/oklahoma/tulsa). Learn more about the town of Prague’s Czech traditions and history during the Kolache Festival, Saturday, May 3, filled with a parade, carnival, Czech foods, crafts and more (www.praguekolachefestival.com). You’ll find more culture at the Cinco de Mayo Festival, Saturday, May 3-Sunday, May 4, near Tulsa’s Eastland Plaza with Ballet Folklorico Sol Azteka, singing, traditional dance groups, authentic Mexican foods and more (www.tulsahispanicchamber.com).