September 8, Oklahoma Governor’s Mansion, 820 NE 23rd St, OKC, 568.1292
Back in 1997, Friends of the Mansion, a non-profit group dedicated to restoring and preserving the Oklahoma Governor’s Mansion, started a little thing called Septemberfest. Over the years it has continued to grow, and the gates will once again swing open from 10am to 4pm for the 16th annual event, when Governor Mary Fallin and First Gentleman Wade Christensen will welcome all Oklahomans to tour the grounds and the mansion. “Septemberfest is a celebration of all things Oklahoma,” said Jim Hasenbeck, chairman of the event. “We have a little something for everyone – arts, children’s activities, exhibits, live entertainment and storytelling.” The Governor will be on hand to greet guests, and N.E. 23rd will be closed and pedestrian crosswalks installed so patrons can walk across the street to visit the Oklahoma History Center. Admission to both is free.