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Central Oklahoma’s Event Calendar May 2011
By Tourism Industry Partner
DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
CENTRAL OKLAHOMA – El Reno’s Fried Onion Burger Day Festival on May 7 is a tribute to the fried onion hamburger, cooked daily in El Reno since the early 1900s. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., witness the cooking of the world’s largest fried onion hamburger, weighing more than 750 pounds. Burger Day also includes rides, games, live entertainment, classic car show, crafts, cycle show and more. For more information: elrenoburgerday.com.
Media contact: Codie Finnigan, El Reno Main Street, 405-262-8888
Enjoy free admission at Gaylord-Pickens Museum in Oklahoma City May 7 in honor of the Museum’s fourth anniversary. The anniversary celebration from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. includes free admission, family-friendly activities, discounts in the Museum Store and more. For more information: oklahomaheritage.com.
Media contact: Erin Page, Oklahoma Heritage Association, 405-523-3208
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art presents the world premier of Passages on May 16. In this year marking the 400th anniversary of the King James translation of the Bible, Passages takes visitors behind the scenes of the most-banned, most-debated, most-translated, best-selling book of all time. The 14,000-square-foot, interactive, non-sectarian traveling exhibition tells the dramatic story of the capturing, preservation, translation and new discoveries of the Bible. The exhibition continues through October 16. For more information: okcmoa.com.
Media contact: Leslie Spears, OKCMOA, 405-278-8206
May 28-29 is the 21st Annual Chuck Wagon Gathering & Children's Cowboy Festival at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. The event features two days of mouth-watering campfire cooked foods, children's educational hands-on activities, stagecoach and pony rides, Western stage entertainment and more. For more information: nationalcowboymuseum.org
Media contact: Leslie Baker, National Cowboy Museum, 405-478-2250, ext. 284
Edmond Jazz & Blues Festival is May 28-29 at Stephenson Park. The festival includes a variety of talented musicians on an impressive outdoor stage with professional lighting and sound. Also enjoy a variety of foods along with vendors and arts and crafts booths. The Edmond Jazz & Blues Festival is free to attend. Free parking and shuttles are also available. For more information: visitedmondok.com.
Media contact: Jason R. Gilliam, 405-627-8508
Each of these media contacts can provide additional information or a spokesperson for interviews.
For more information on these events or Central Oklahoma Frontier Country, visit oktourism.com or call 405-232-6552.