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Best time to visit Oklahoma

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Oklahoma

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 (OCTOBER 03 - OCTOBER 12)

Oklahoma Fall Foliage

Oklahoma Fall Foliage

October–early November • nature

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

Tulsa State Fair

Tulsa State Fair

September 29–October 9, 2022 • event

The giant fair offers traditional entertainment of the South

Monarch Butterfly Migration

Monarch Butterfly Migration

late September–early October • nature

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

Wichita Mountains

Wichita Mountains

spring | autumn (all year round) • activity

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

24 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Poteau Balloon Fest

Poteau Balloon Fest

out of rangeOctober 14–15, 2022 • event

One of the largest hot air balloons festivals in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Festival of Ballooning

Oklahoma Festival of Ballooning

out of rangeAugust 26–28, 2022 • event

A popular hot air balloon roundup in Muskogee County

FireLake Fireflight Balloon Fest

FireLake Fireflight Balloon Fest

out of rangeAugust 12–13, 2022 • event

Create memories while watching 20 bright balloons fill the skies over Shawnee, Oklahoma

Waynoka Rattlesnake Hunt

Waynoka Rattlesnake Hunt

unconfirmedApril 2023 • event

Test your nerves and visit this desert snake hunt

4th of July

4th of July

out of rangeJuly 1–July 4 • event

Old-fashioned and nostalgic celebrations at America's heartland

Stillwater Balloon Festival & Oklahoma Taco Fiesta

Stillwater Balloon Festival & Oklahoma Taco Fiesta

on holdApril 9–11, 2021 • event

Delicious foods and balloons are the formula for a perfect weekend

Festival of the Arts

Festival of the Arts

out of rangeApril 25–30, 2023 • event

Spring rite in Oklahoma City is to celebrate art and creativity

Oklahoma Renaissance Festival

Oklahoma Renaissance Festival

unconfirmedlate April–early June 2023 • event

Medieval entertainment and royal dining in a picturesque castle

Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights

out of rangeearly November–January • event

The best of Oklahoma holiday traditions and celebrations

Oklahoma State Fair

Oklahoma State Fair

out of rangeSeptember 15–25, 2022 • event

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

Tulsa Balloon Festival

Tulsa Balloon Festival

unconfirmedmid-August 2022 • event

Five days of summer fun with hot air balloons and carnival rides

World Cow Chip Throwing Contest

World Cow Chip Throwing Contest

out of rangeApril 9–16, 2022 • event

Find similarities between ultimate frisbee and cow dung tossing

Cicada Mania

Cicada Mania

out of rangeMay–mid-June • nature

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

Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival

Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival

out of rangeMay 14, 2022 • event

One of the largest beer festivals in Oklahoma

Tarantula Migration

Tarantula Migration

out of rangelate August–September • nature

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

Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds

out of rangemid-April–October • nature

Oklahoma boasts sightings of three hummingbird species

Chickasha Festival of Light

Chickasha Festival of Light

out of rangeNovember 19–December 31, 2022 • event

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

Talimena Drive Fall Foliage

Talimena Drive Fall Foliage

out of rangelate October–mid-November • nature

Wonderful Talimena Scenic Drive is waiting for you

Tulsa Winterfest

Tulsa Winterfest

unconfirmedmid-November 2022–early January 2023 • event

Enjoy your favorite fun activities at BOK Center Winter Wonderland

Rhema Christmas Lights

Rhema Christmas Lights

out of rangeNovember 23, 2022–January 2, 2023 • event

One of the top holiday light displays across Oklahoma

Eagle Watching

Eagle Watching

out of rangemid-January–mid-February • nature

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

Apache Balloon Fest

Apache Balloon Fest

on holdAugust 28–30, 2020 • event

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

Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon

Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon

out of rangeApril 28–30, 2023 • event

A massive run commemorating the devastating terrorist attack

Fall Colors

Fall Colors

out of rangelate October–early November  • nature

Experience fall foliage that is more than OK

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