Right-of-way meets the rite of spring.

Photo courtesy Mayfest.
Photo courtesy Mayfest.

Thursday, May 15-Sunday, May 18

Tulsa International Mayfest brings music, art and community to downtown Tulsa – along with a good number of fair food vendors and fun. Mayfest kicks off another year of entertainment and performance on Thursday, May 15, on Main Street between Third and Sixth streets. Hours are 11 a.m.-11 p.m. daily through Saturday, May 17. Hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, May 18. As always, Mayfest brings the best local talent along with major recording artists to its stages. The Paul Thorn Band plays the Williams Green Stage at 9:30 p.m. Thursday; Black Joe Lewis headlines at 9:30 p.m. Friday; and Bob Schneider sings at 9:30 p.m. Saturday. You’ll also see artists from all over demonstrate their skills and works, and performers from local theater and dance companies get in on the act throughout. There’s plenty to keep the kids busy, as well for this annual family festival. Mayfest is free and open to the public. For more, visit