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  • Cathy O’Connor

Spring brings farmers market, other fun to OKC

We are all ready to resume social activities. The perfect way to satisfy the urge while keeping yourself and others safe is to participate in one of Oklahoma City’s many outdoor events in April.

This Saturday marks the opening season for Oklahoma City’s largest outdoor market, OSU-Oklahoma City Farmers Market at Scissortail Park. The market will be open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine, through October. The market is a great way to support Oklahoma producers and vendors and will feature fresh produce, meats, plants, cut flowers and more, all grown or produced in Oklahoma. Kyle Dillingham and Horseshoe Road will be playing on the Love’s Travel Stops Stage & Great Lawn from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. so bring a blanket or lawn chair.

On Friday, April 16, the popular Night Market at Scissortail Park will bring over 50 local vendors to the park from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. You’ll find art, home décor, jewelry and more along with food trucks, bar services and live entertainment.

The Midtown District is bringing back the Midtown Walkabout Saturday, April 17. Midtown merchants will provide specials, discounts and activities. Growe Flower Truck will be giving out free flowers at the Midtown Bocce Court and a caricature artist outside Commonplace Books will draw your image for free between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Innovation District is hosting another Walk Over where the public is invited to stop by Stiles Park on April 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be food trucks and an introduction to PlaceKeepers, the real estate and small business development program designed to empower Black residents and stakeholders of northeast Oklahoma City.

Finally, at any point in April, celebrate perfect spring weather outdoors and be a part of keeping our city beautiful by volunteering for LitterBlitz. To participate in the annual citywide cleanup, organize a volunteer project with friends, children, neighbors, civic clubs or co-workers and head to a nearby park or green space to collect litter.

These events entertain, create community, promote culture and give back. That benefits you and your community. Find an interesting event, get out, meet people and enjoy your city.


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