The promise of warm summer days is right on the horizon, and Memorial Day weekend offers a first taste. Set off in search of sunkissed memories that last a lifetime. Feel a calm breeze by the water. Join a roaring crowd in the stadium. Let loose and indulge in something delicious. The road to adventure is open.
PASEO ARTS FESTIVAL
NW 30th and Dewey • Oklahoma City
Drawing nationally acclaimed artists and more than 60,000 visitors each year, the Paseo Arts Festival combines visual artistry with music, food and community. Enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of this popular street festival May 27-29.
NEARBY: FRIDA southwest, Sauced on Paseo, JRB at The Elms, Gorō Ramen
OKLAHOMA CITY NATIONAL MEMORIAL & MUSEUM
620 N Harvey Ave • Oklahoma City
Take a chronological, self-guided tour of the 50,000-square-foot Memorial Museum, which walks you through the story of April 19, 1995. Then enjoy a peaceful moment of reflection at the Outdoor Symbolic Memorial. It’s a must on any visit to OKC.
NEARBY: Red PrimeSteak, Parlor OKC, Tamashii Ramen House
OKLAHOMA RIVER CRUISES
701 S Lincoln Blvd • Oklahoma City
Whether you take the ferry to navigate around the city or embark on a private charter or Cocktail Cruise, an Oklahoma River Cruise is the perfect way to enjoy spring weather and soak up some of the most unique views of the city. Memorial Day on the Oklahoma River is hard to beat.
LOUIE’S GRILL & BAR (LAKESIDE)
9401 Lake Hefner Pkwy • Oklahoma City
Who doesn’t love eating al fresco? Louie’s offers a lively, come-as-you-are environment that combines consistently delicious food, a variety of beers and mixed drinks, live music and a pet-friendly patio. The best part is the view of boats passing by the Lake Hefner lighthouse.
NEARBY: Hefner Grill, Lakeshore Park, Bluff Creek Park
1701 S Western Ave • Oklahoma City
The Wheeler District offers lawn games, hammocks, gathering spaces, nearby food and beverages and, of course, rides on the historic Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel. There’s a whole season of fun to be had in this urban, outdoor park.
LAKE TEXOMA STATE PARK
11500 Park Office Rd • Kingston
Take to one of the largest reservoirs in the U.S. for a long weekend of fishing, hiking, camping, boating and ultimate relaxation. Whether you go primitive or glamping, a weekend at Lake Texoma is the perfect way to recharge.
ARBUCKLE MOUNTAIN FRIED PIES
4145 U.S. 77 • Davis
This Davis staple whips up dozens of hot, fresh pies every day. Cherry, apple, coconut cream, pepperoni pizza, Tex-Mex or breakfast – the choice is yours. We suggest picking up extras as you continue your Memorial Day weekend travels!
LAZER ZONE FAMILY FUN CENTER
14601 County Rd 3544 • Ada
Everything you need for a fun-filled day with family, you’ll find at Lazer Zone, with 24 bowling lanes, lazer tag, mini golf, an arcade with over 100 games and more. Conveniently located off I-35, you can’t miss it.
CHICKASAW BRICKTOWN BALLPARK
2 S Mickey Mantle Dr • Oklahoma City
With games each evening of Memorial Day Weekend, you have many opportunities to soak up America’s favorite pastime. Don’t miss your chance to cheer on the OKC Dodgers this Memorial Day weekend. Single game and season tickets are available.
NEARBY: Abuelo’s Mexican, Revolutions by HeyDay, Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16
BEATS & BITES FESTIVAL
1544 State Hwy 9 • Norman
The family-friendly festival returns this summer with the live music, food and drink trucks and more festivities you know and love. Come out and join the fun at Riverwind Casino with 38 Special and Blue Öyster Cult on May 27.
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Lake Texoma State Park is home to one of the largest reservoirs in the United States. Famous for its striped bass, Texoma has been dubbed the Striper Capital of the World. Kingston, Oklahoma, even celebrates the popularity of striper fishing with the Kingston Striper Festival held each June.
If you're traveling on Adventure Road through Davis, Oklahoma, you've got to make a stop at beloved local establishment Arbuckle Mountain Fried Pies. The shop whips up dozens of hot, fresh pies every day, whether you're in the mood for something sweet or are craving a rich and savory snack.
Lazer Zone Family Fun Center, located in Ada, Oklahoma, is one of the area's most popular entertainment attractions, offering bowling, lazer tag, miniature golf, batting cages and countless arcade games.
Right where Adventure Road hits the OKC Metro, you’ll find 2,800 electronic games, 19 table games, an unparalleled concert hall and, most importantly, OKC’s Most Rewarding Casino.
The Wheeler District is a burgeoning new area of OKC located just west of the Boathouse District. Featuring a grand Ferris Wheel, games, hammocks, food trucks and more, it’s the perfect place to spend an afternoon with family and friends!
Tour the city from the calm waters of the Oklahoma River! Choose from among the daytime ferry service, specialty and themed cruises in the evenings or book a private charter! Oklahoma River Cruises offers access to four major OKC districts and memorable views.
Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark is the perfect place to remember the joy of falling in love with baseball for the first time. The ballpark, which opened in 1998, is home to the Oklahoma City Dodgers, the Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
This breathtaking memorial honors the lives lost in the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995. Inside the Museum, walk through the events of, and response following, that fateful morning, and leave knowing the world holds far more good than bad. The Outdoor Symbolic Memorial, from the Survivor Tree to the Reflecting Pool to the 168 empty chairs in memory of the fallen, is a moving piece of American History that must be experienced.
The Paseo area was developed in 1929 as the first shopping district in the state, and gradually became home to local artists and musicians. Today, the Paseo's Spanish revival buildings are home to 22 galleries, restaurants, boutiques and more. Be sure to visit for First Friday, the Paseo's monthly art walk, featuring dozens of artists and several opening receptions held in participating district galleries. The Paseo Arts Festival is also held annually on Memorial Day Weekend, combining art, food, music and family fun.
Come as you are to this fun grill and bar. The menu includes a little bit of everything, making this the ultimate spot to grab a drink and catch the Thunder game with friends.
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