Map of 4th of July Celebrations in Oklahoma

Oklahoma has some of the best Independence Day celebrations. All across the state, almost every town and city hosts a 4th of July parade, festival and fireworks show. We put together this map to help you find a celebration to join for Independence Day 2015. Click the small white icon on the top left to view the legend. The map is categorized by events and fireworks displays. You can also click an icon to get more information on the events.     For more information about these events, visit TravelOK.com

Host a Tailgating Party Right At Home

Can’t justify shelling out big bucks for tickets for the big college or NFL football game? Even though you may not be able to sit in the stands, you can still have a fantastic game day at home with family and friends, including hosting your own tailgate party. A tailgate party traditionally revolves around tailgates of vehicles in the parking lot of a sports facility, but you can preserve the nature of the tailgate party by simply keeping pre-game festivities outdoors. That means food, games, decorations and a tailgate atmosphere. Atmosphere Set the stage for your tailgate party with your …

Tulsa Outdoor Fitness Options for the Adventurous Family

We give Oklahoma City a lot of love, sure – but as any self-respecting Okie (and any research-loving visitor, for that matter) knows, Tulsa is another part of our state that’s grown its own unique culture and community. Tulsa is extremely family-friendly, with plenty of new and historic neighborhoods, community-centric clubs, great school districts, and more museums than you could see in a whole weekend. So what’s a family to do when a surprisingly temperate day graces us with its presence? They get outside. Here’s our guide to outdoor activities in Tulsa – for families of all kinds. Hiking and …

OKC Outdoor Fitness Options and Activities

While there are plenty of great gyms in OKC to choose from for our sweat sessions, there’s nothing quite like an outdoor workout. Here are some of our favorite venues and activities around the OKC Metro. Hiking and mountain biking trails Whether you’re embarking on a day-long expedition or just want to work up an appetite for lunch, there’s plenty of ground for you to cover in the metro. South Grand Trail Oklahoma River Trails Hefner-Overholser Trail Katy Trail Bluff Creek Trail NuDraper Trail at Lake Stanley Draper Martin Park Nature Center Clear Bay Trail at Lake Thunderbird State Park …

7 Ways to Shop Local in OKC

As you already know, Oklahoma City is growing rapidly. And while our city is gaining new restaurants, amazing shopping venues, and talented sports teams, it hasn’t forgotten the value of supporting the local economy first and foremost. From loyalty cards to unofficial perks, here are some of our favorite ways to buy local in the Oklahoma City metro. Make regular appearances at your local farmers’ market(s). Sure, making the trek to the farmers market and buying fresh veggies might seem a tad pricier than your once-weekly haul of shipped-in produce from your chain grocery store of choice. But unlike at …