Celebrate creativity in the heart of OKC.
Looking for plans this Memorial Day weekend? The Paseo Arts District has got you covered, as its 45th Annual Arts Festival delivers a ton of enjoyment this Saturday through next Monday. As one of Oklahoma’s most popular festivals, it sees over 60,000 people attend each year to experience live music, art galleries and goodies from local businesses. On May 28 and 29, the festival goes from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m., and on May 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Follow along with this guide for a list of hotspots to look out for at the 45th Annual Paseo Arts Festival.
With two designated food courts with 18 different vendors, the festival includes an array of concession stands along with food from Let’s Do Greek, The Roadhouse, Tacos El Paso, Big Biang Theory and more. Snack shack options include funnel cakes, corn dogs, sandwiches and all the fried food you could dream of. For dessert, try some cinnamon roasted nuts, snowcones or homemade ice cream.
Drinks tents will be set up throughout the festival, with Budweiser and Paseo Draw Beer on Tap as featured hubs. Sodas, teas and other non-alcoholic beverages will also be sold, along with beverages from Urban Wineworks, The Lemonade Company and Whispering Meadows Vineyards & Winery in the food court.
A wide variety of performers are set to play on two stages from Saturday through Monday. On May 28, Gracie Sparks opens on the North Stage, with John the Franklin closing. The South Stage begins with Bedtime and finishes up the night with Norman-local Ken Pomeroy. For a full list of performers this Memorial Day weekend, visit thepaseo.org/festival-performers.
Creators are the backbone of the Paseo Arts District, and this year, over 100 artists working in an assortment of mediums will be showcased at the festival. Pieces for sale will include ceramics, woodworking, sculptures, fiber and glass art, jewelry, painting and photography, along with graphic design media. Additionally, caricatures, face painting and henna tattoos will also be offered. For a comprehensive list of artists and their mediums, visit thepaseo.org/festival-artists.
Bring the entire family along, as the Paseo Arts Festival has a free children’s area where kids can create artwork, tell stories at the Paper Play Theatre and get their faces painted. All supplies will be provided by the Paseo Arts District.
For more information, visit thepaseo.org.