May is festival season in Oklahoma, and the entire state has multiple offerings, so choose a few or visit each one.
MISFest, the Blue Dome Arts Festival and Mayfest all sweep Tulsa this month. MISFest, short for Music Is She Festival, kicks off its inaugural year May 13 and focuses on the impressive talent of local female musicians. Several artists from around the state come together at River West Festival Park from 2 to 11 p.m.
Tulsa’s beloved Mayfest commemorates 45 years and runs May 18-21. The festival offers music, food, fun and art in a welcoming, warm and high-spirited atmosphere.
The Blue Dome Arts Festival has its 14th anniversary May 19-21 in the historic Blue Dome district. The event promises outstanding art in every medium imaginable, plus kids’ zones, food trucks, music and more.
“Festival goers are so impressed at all of the amazing art that comes out of our great state,” says Jo Armstrong, executive director at Blue Dome. “You can feel great about the fact that any purchase supports an Oklahoma artist.”
Oklahoma City has no shortage of festivals, either, like the Downtown Edmond Arts Festival (May 5-7) and the Paseo Arts Festival (May 27-29). Both events underline Oklahoma’s immense artistic talent.
“We pride ourselves as being a festival for the artists,” says Amanda Bleakley, executive director at the Paseo Arts Association. “The Paseo Festival has a sense of community unlike any other.”