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 (OCTOBER 26 - NOVEMBER 04)

Oklahoma Fall Foliage

Oklahoma Fall Foliage

October–early November • nature

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

Talimena Drive Fall Foliage

Talimena Drive Fall Foliage

late October–mid-November • nature

Wonderful Talimena Scenic Drive is waiting for you

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

30 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Oklahoma Festival of Ballooning

Oklahoma Festival of Ballooning

out of rangeAugust 23–25, 2024 • event

A popular hot air balloon roundup in Muskogee County

Poteau Balloon Fest

Poteau Balloon Fest

out of rangeOctober 18-19, 2024 • event

One of the largest hot air balloons festivals in Oklahoma

FireLake Fireflight Balloon Fest

FireLake Fireflight Balloon Fest

out of rangeAugust 9–10, 2024 • event

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

Waynoka Rattlesnake Hunt

Waynoka Rattlesnake Hunt

out of rangeApril 5–7, 2024 • event

Test your nerves and visit this desert snake hunt

Oklahoma Renaissance Festival

Oklahoma Renaissance Festival

out of rangeApril 27–June 2, 2024 (selected dates) • event

Medieval entertainment and royal dining in a picturesque castle

Tulsa State Fair

Tulsa State Fair

out of rangeSeptember 28–October 8, 2023 • event

The giant fair offers traditional entertainment of the South

4th of July

4th of July

out of rangeJune 14–July 4, 2024 • event

Old-fashioned and nostalgic celebrations at America's heartland

Festival of the Arts

Festival of the Arts

out of rangeApril 25-28, 2024 • event

Spring rite in Oklahoma City is to celebrate art and creativity

Stillwater Balloon Festival & Oklahoma Taco Fiesta

Stillwater Balloon Festival & Oklahoma Taco Fiesta

overApril 9–11, 2021 • event

Delicious foods and balloons are the formula for a perfect weekend

Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights

out of rangelate November–early January • event

The best of Oklahoma holiday traditions and celebrations

Oklahoma State Fair

Oklahoma State Fair

out of rangeSeptember 12-22, 2024 • event

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

Tulsa Balloon Festival

Tulsa Balloon Festival

out of rangemid-August 2022 • event

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

Monarch Butterfly Migration

Monarch Butterfly Migration

out of rangelate September–early October • nature

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

Rhema Christmas Lights

Rhema Christmas Lights

out of rangeNovember 22–January 1 • event

One of the top holiday light displays across Oklahoma

Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds

out of rangemid-April–October • nature

Oklahoma boasts sightings of three hummingbird species

OKC Renaissance and Scottish Festival

OKC Renaissance and Scottish Festival

out of rangeNovember 4–5, 2023 • event

Highland Games, jousts, and turkey legs

World Cow Chip Throwing Contest

World Cow Chip Throwing Contest

out of rangeAugust 19-24, 2024 • event

Find similarities between ultimate frisbee and cow dung tossing

Chickasha Festival of Light

Chickasha Festival of Light

out of rangeNovember 18–December 31 • event

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

Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival

Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival

out of rangeMay 18, 2024 • event

One of the largest beer festivals in Oklahoma

Medieval Fair of Norman

Medieval Fair of Norman

out of rangeApril 5-7, 2024 • event

This festival will take you back to the Middle Ages through music, jousting, archery, crafts, and other medieval activities

Tarantula Migration

Tarantula Migration

out of rangelate August–September • nature

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

Muskogee Christmas Lights

Muskogee Christmas Lights

out of rangelate November–early January • event

Get into the festive mood in the city on the Arkansas River

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

Tinker AFB Star Spangled Salute

Tinker AFB Star Spangled Salute

out of rangeJune 28–29, 2025 • event

Hear the roar of legendary Blue Angels over Tinker Air Force Base!

Tulsa Winterfest

Tulsa Winterfest

out of rangeNovember 24, 2023-January 2, 2024 • event

Enjoy your favorite fun activities at BOK Center Winter Wonderland

Ardmore Festival of Lights

Ardmore Festival of Lights

out of rangeNovember 18–December 29, 2023 • event

One of the largest light displays in southern 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

Duncan Christmas Parade

Duncan Christmas Parade

out of rangeDecember 2, 2023 • event

Thousands flood Main Street Duncan for the community celebration starting the holiday season

Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon

Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon

out of rangeApril 26-28, 2024 • event

A massive run commemorating the devastating terrorist attack

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