Weekly Events Blog, June 7-13, 2021

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Each week, Oklahoma Today staffers comb through their calendars to find a handful of great events happening across the state. Get out! See Oklahoma! And be sure to let us know what you find, either here or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @oklahomatoday.

Live music is a staple of the National Sand Bass Festival. In 2019, former "American Idol" contestant Colton Dixon performed. Photo provided.

Live music is a staple of the National Sand Bass Festival. In 2019, former "American Idol" contestant Colton Dixon performed. Photo provided.

Fun in the Sun

Summer festivities have finally begun with Madill’s National Sand Bass Festival. Those of you expecting a festival all about fish, think again! This event provides visitors with the opportunity to stroll through many food and craft vendors while enjoying a carnival atmosphere. Other activities include a car show, talent contest, three-on-three basketball, and more. The festival will showcase various artists with free concerts on the last three nights of the festival. No matter your interest, this week-long festival will provide summer fun for everyone. June 7-12. Admission, Free. (580) 795-2431 or sandbassfestival.org

Take Me Out to a Ball Game

Whether you’re buying peanuts or cracker jacks, come on down to the ONEOK Field and cheer on the Tulsa Drillers as they take on the Wichita Wind Surge. Bring your friends and family and enjoy a weekend at the ballpark. With good food, exciting competition, and maybe even a little smack talk, what more could you ask for while spending the day supporting Tulsa’s own. June 8-13. Tickets $2-$14. (918)-744-5901 or (918)-744-5998 or milb.com/tulsa

However you pronounce it, Okmulgee's Pecan Festival is a delicious way to enjoy the city. Photo by Jackie Matthews

However you pronounce it, Okmulgee's Pecan Festival is a delicious way to enjoy the city. Photo by Jackie Matthews

Go Nuts!

Is it pe-cahn or pea-can? No matter how you pronounce it, Okmulgee’s Pecan Festival provides a nut-themed celebration for everyone. Festivities include family games, a slash and dash fun run, and a Ribs and Roll BBQ Championship.Visitors can also compete for the coveted title of the Best Ever Cookie Contest. The only requirement for each cookie made is that it must contain...yes, you guessed it...pecans! Whether you’re a pecan lover or looking to try something new, the Pecan Festival is sure to have something for everybody, just don’t forget the nuts. June 10-12. Admission, Free. (918)-756-6172 or http://www.okmulgeechamber.org/home-1 or facebook.com

Arts and Culture

Experience and learn about Native American culture while attending the Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival in Oklahoma City. Attendants can see the importance of Native American art as they walk through vendors that showcase jewelry, basketry, sculpture, and much more. The festival will also provide a dance showcase as well as lectures, demonstrations, and other activities. Guests are able to purchase artwork made from Native American artists and experience an event represented by over a hundred tribes. June 12-13. Tickets, $15-$25. (405)-427-5228 or redearth.org/redearth-festival

A scene from "Black Wall Street: An American Nightmare," which will screen at the inaugural Greenwood Film Festival.

A scene from "Black Wall Street: An American Nightmare," which will screen at the inaugural Greenwood Film Festival.

Lights, Camera, Action!

Support Tulsa’s Black film community by attending the Greenwood Film Festival. Some of the films that will be screened include Black Wall Street: An American Nightmare, Rematch, This American Girl, and others. The films that will be showcased hope to educate and encourage audiences to discuss issues within the Black community. From screenings, workshops, and panels, this event provides a well rounded educational experience. This festival will help continue the conversation of issues within our community and celebrate Black filmmakers. June 12-14. Tickets, $5-$270. (323)-736-2470 or greenwoodfilmfestival.com

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Olivia McCourry

Olivia McCourry
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