O’Connor: Spring events will bring a million to downtown

April 12, 2017

by Cathy O'Connor, via The Journal Record:

In the span of six days, April 25-30, more than 1 million people will attend the Festival of the Arts and the Memorial Marathon in downtown Oklahoma City.

If you lived in Oklahoma City in 1995, you understand the significance of the Memorial Marathon. If you’re a transplant, you probably have learned the history of how our city was forever changed on April 19 of that year, and you’ve seen how the marathon honors the victims, survivors, rescuers and all who were affected. If you are one of the 24,000 participants planning to cross the finish line, you have been preparing for this race for months.

Just a few blocks away, in Bicentennial Park, you’ll find an event with a very different feeling. The Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts is a feast for the eyes and ears, with nearly 150 visual artists from across the county and almost 300 performing artists and entertainers. The event is also a gastronomical feast with more than 31 food vendors cooking up tastes from around the world. Nationally, the festival is considered one of the largest and most successful festivals in the country.

Read full article in The Journal Record