Best time to visit Oklahoma

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Best time of year to visit Oklahoma

Although September to November gets busy, it’s deemed to be the best time to visit Oklahoma. It has been said that every season in this South Central state offers a beautiful experience. Fall will swirl you into numerous fun events, such as the Oklahoma State Fair or the Poteau Balloon Fest. And if you are a passionate runner, do not let the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon escape your attention. Winter in Oklahoma is usually dry and mildly cool, with reasonable hotel rates. You'll find a world of Christmas-light displays all around the state. Although there is a higher chance of tornados from March through May, the weather is often mild and pleasant. This is the perfect time to hike in the Wichita Mountains, where the wildflowers will be blooming. Summer brings on the sweltering Oklahoma heat, but also endless festivals, outdoor activities, and unforgettable 4th of July celebrations.

4 THINGS TO DO IN OKLAHOMA (NOVEMBER 07 - NOVEMBER 16)

Oklahoma Fall Foliage

Oklahoma Fall Foliage

October–early November • nature

Go on a drive through Oklahoma's scenic mountains and valleys

Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights

early November–January • event

The best of Oklahoma holiday traditions and celebrations

Wichita Mountains

Wichita Mountains

spring | autumn (all year round) • activity

Home to American bison, white-tailed deer, and Rocky Mountain elk

Fall Colors

Fall Colors

late October–early November  • nature

Experience fall foliage that is more than OK

19 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Poteau Balloon Fest

Poteau Balloon Fest

October 15–16, 2021 • event

One of the largest hot air balloons festivals in Oklahoma

4th of July

4th of July

July 4 • event

Old-fashioned and nostalgic celebrations at America's heartland

Waynoka Rattlesnake Hunt

Waynoka Rattlesnake Hunt

April 10–11, 2021  • event

Test your nerves and visit snakes hunt in a desert

Tulsa State Fair

Tulsa State Fair

October 1–11, 2020 • event

The giant fair offers traditional entertainment of the South

Stillwater Balloon Festival & Oklahoma Taco Fiesta

Stillwater Balloon Festival & Oklahoma Taco Fiesta

April 9–11, 2021 • event

Delicious foods and balloons are the formula for a perfect weekend

Cicada Mania

Cicada Mania

May–mid-June • nature

A billionth population of American cicadas come out during final weeks in their lives to rejoice in a huge mating par

Festival of the Arts

Festival of the Arts

June 22–27, 2021 • event

Spring rite in Oklahoma City is to celebrate art and creativity

Tulsa Winterfest

Tulsa Winterfest

November 21, 2020–January 3, 2021  • event

Enjoy your favorite fun activities at BOK Center Winter Wonderland

Oklahoma Renaissance Festival

Oklahoma Renaissance Festival

late April–May 2021 • event

Medieval entertainment and royal dining in a picturesque castle

Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival

Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival

mid-May 2021 • event

One of the largest beer festivals in Oklahoma

Chickasha Festival of Light

Chickasha Festival of Light

November 21–December 31, 2020 • event

One of the top ten light shows in the USA draws lots of Christmas-spirit seekers to Oklahoma

Eagle Watching

Eagle Watching

mid-January–mid-February • nature

Take binoculars and a camera to observe a magnificent migration of bald and golden eagles

Tarantula Migration

Tarantula Migration

late August–September • nature

The best time to spot native to Oklahoma spiders in the wild

World Cow Chip Throwing Contest

World Cow Chip Throwing Contest

April 17, 2021 • event

Find similarities between ultimate frisbee and cow dung tossing

Oklahoma Festival of Ballooning

Oklahoma Festival of Ballooning

postponed to August 2021 (TBA) • event

A popular hot air balloon roundup in Muskogee County

Apache Balloon Fest

Apache Balloon Fest

late August 2021 • event

Bring the whole family and have a blast at the fun-filled ballooning extravaganza

Monarch Butterfly Migration

Monarch Butterfly Migration

late September–early October • nature

Watch swarms of monarchs make a stop in Oklahoma on their way south

Oklahoma State Fair

Oklahoma State Fair

September 16–26, 2021 • event

One of the largest fairs in North America with lots of traditional entertainment

Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon

Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon

October 04, 2020 (virtual event) • event

A massive run commemorating the devastating terrorist attack

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