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Summer is Coming: What to do in June!

Summer is here, and that means it’s time to step outside your house and enjoy the warm weather and fun festivities that Oklahoma City and Edmond have to offer! June is riddled with entertainment, and we’ve collected the necessary information for some of this month’s can’t-miss events. Check out what your city has to offer you this month!

H&8th Night Market

H&8th festival in OKC When: June 27 – Every last Friday of the month – 7pm-11pm Where: Midtown, Hudson Ave and 8th St. – Oklahoma City What: A family-and-dog-friendly street festival in Midtown (OKC). The festival lasts from 7pm-11pm every last Friday of the month, and it’s centered around Oklahoma City’s dazzling array of food trucks. Seriously, there are about 30 food trucks that line the blocks around Hudson and 8th St and they’re all amazing. Name the style of food you want and it’s probably there. A few favorites: Taste of Soul Eggroll, Big Truck Tacos, Kaiteki Ramen, and Hall’s Pizza Kitchen. Oh, there’s also live music! This is seriously a good time if you don’t mind wandering through crowds.

Live on the Plaza

Live on the Plaza in OKC
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When: June 13 – Every second Friday of the month – 7pm-11pm Where: The Plaza District – Oklahoma City What: Live on the Plaza is a lot like H&8th. There’s live music, food trucks and lots of people; granted, there are only six food trucks at LOTP as opposed to 30 at H&8th, but you’ll still get your pick of great food. This month, for example, you have a choice of Kaiteki Ramen, Taste of Soul Eggroll, Franks Wurst and Klemm’s Smokehouse German BBQ for your main dishes, and the delectable Roxy’s Ice Cream Social or Huey’s Shaved Ice if you’re wanting something to help you cool off. LOTP puts more emphasis on the music, art and local shops than H&8th, and it’s a great way to spend an evening. This month there will even be a World Cup watch party, if you happen to be into soccer.

LibertyFest

Fireworks at LibertyFest in Edmond, OK
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When: June 26-July 4 Where: Edmond, OK – Check the events for exact locations! What: LibertyFest is the place to be in Edmond to celebrate your Independence Day activities – and all of that fun starts early! Starting on June 26 with a “Concert in the Park” at UCO, and ending on July 4th with one of the best fireworks displays in the state, LibertyFest is hosting 11 different festival activities that are sure to entertain the whole family. Some highlights include: KiteFest, Road Rally, and a Taste of Edmond.

SandRidge Energy Stars & Stripes River Festival

Stars and Stripes Festival at OKC Boathouse District When: June 28 – 7:30am-10pm Where: OKC Boathouse District on the Oklahoma River What: The Boathouse District’s website sums it up nicely: “Join us on Saturday, June 28 for this family friendly festival on the shore while racing action takes place on the water. This fun summer celebration of rowing and dragon boating will include the RIVERSPORT Challenge, live music, food vendors, RIVERSPORT Adventures, an Olympic experience and fireworks to end the night!” If you’ve never been to the Boathouse District in Oklahoma City, you’re definitely missing out!

OKC RedHawks

Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City Redhawks When: Lots of days in June – Check the schedule! Where: Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark – Oklahoma City What: Oklahoma City’s Triple-A baseball team hosts the Salt Lake Bees, the Las Vegas 51s, and the Omaha Storm Chasers during the month of June. This is your chance to see some great baseball being played before these players get called up to the Houston Astros. The Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark is a beautiful stadium that doesn’t get enough credit. If you can find an evening that beats baseball, hot dogs and a cool breeze, let me know!

Rock The Boat

Rock The Boat, Bricktown Canal in Oklahoma City When: June 7 Where: 12pm-6pm; 6pm-midnight for “after dark” What: Ever wanted to get a free ride in a water taxi? Now is your chance! Bricktown’s “Rock The Boat” Festival is back and better than ever. Bring the kids, because this is a family friendly event that the little ones will love: bounce house, free face painting, free caricatures and live “kindie rock” for kids! For the adults: pop-up retail shops, local food trucks galore and discounts at local shops and restaurants! If you don’t have kids, don’t fret: Rock the Boat “after dark” has you covered! There will be food, live music and a few adult beverages to consume.

OKC Fest

OKC Fest When: June 26-29 Where: Downtown Oklahoma City What: OKC Fest is a four-day music festival highlighting some of the best contemporary and traditional country music around. There will be music Thursday-Sunday, but Friday and Saturday a main stage will be featuring nationally-renowned acts and requires tickets for entry ($35 per day or $60 for advanced passes). Some of these nationally-renowned acts include: Dierks Bentley, Merle Haggard, Lady Antebellum and Scotty McCreery. OKC Fest is expected to attract roughly 30,000 fans, so get your tickets now!

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