Weekly Events Calendar, June 20-26, 2022

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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.

Broken Arrow welcomes the Hi-Fi Hillbillies for a rocking night in Central Park this week. Photo by Justin Norton

Broken Arrow welcomes the Hi-Fi Hillbillies for a rocking night in Central Park this week. Photo by Justin Norton

Lark in the Park

A day in the park sounds relaxing, right? A leisurely walk, feed the ducks, maybe sit on a bench and breathe in the scent of wildflowers and freshly cut grass. But a night at the park, Broken Arrow’s Central Park, sounds like a rocking good time. Tuesdays in the Park brings bands to the stage for a fun free concert. This week the Hi-Fi Hillbillies bring classic rock dance music to the park for a night of tunes that refuse to leave crowds seated. Come early to patronize local food vendors and make a night of it. June 21. Admission, Free. artsok.org/tuesdays2019

Rubber Solstice

Hard to believe based on the temperature, but technically summer doesn’t start until June 21, the longest day of the year. And with all that time to kill, there’s no better way to spend it than in Spiro at the Summer Solstice Walks. Learn from Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center’s Dennis Peterson about the Spiro Mounds, the state’s only prehistoric Native American archaeological site open to the public. Walks begin at 11 a.m., 2 and 7 p.m. and include about a mile of easy walking over the course of two hours. June 21. Fee, $5. okhistory.org

No matter which way you like it, there'll be plenty of corn to enjoy at the Fort Gibson Sweet Corn Festival.

No matter which way you like it, there'll be plenty of corn to enjoy at the Fort Gibson Sweet Corn Festival.

Sweeter Than Syrup

This is a prime week for Oklahomans to start nibbling some ears. Wait, no, we don’t mean like that. That ear nibbling is between you and your significant other. We’re talking about the Fort Gibson Sweet Corn Festival—a two-day fun-filled event with children’s activities, arts and crafts, live music, and enough corn to make a crow blush. Head to Fort Gibson’s Centennial Park to try your hands at the corn shucking contest (or your mouth at the corn eating contest) and marvel at the wide variety of dishes and goods that can come from locally grown sweet corn. June 24-25. Admission, Free. oklegion20.org

Sleep with the Fishes?

Just to be clear, there’s no indication that the mafia is in any way involved with Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks. So forget your cement shoes when you make your way to ZZZs in the Seas, the overnight event where guests can literally sleep surrounded by the aquarium’s water-bound residents. Learn about sea turtles, sharks, and more before watching a movie, going on a scavenger hunt, and bedding down for a slumber party. Enjoy muffins, fruit, juice, and coffee the next morning before departing to a presumably non-fish-filled environment. June 24. Admission, $25-$45. okaquarium.org

You can't cuddle with a cuttlefish, but during ZZZs in the Seas at Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks, you can have a slumber party with a shark. Photo by Lori Duckworth

You can't cuddle with a cuttlefish, but during ZZZs in the Seas at Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks, you can have a slumber party with a shark. Photo by Lori Duckworth

Not Sweeter Than Honey

After about a month out of school, most kids’ brains have turned to a mushy mixture of Minecraft, YouTube videos, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Reawaken the whole family’s love of learning at the Honey Springs Battlefield’s Guided Tours on the Battlefield in Checotah. Learn about the most important Civil War battle that took place in Oklahoma with the help of student tour guides along six trails crossing the 1,100-acre battlefield. June 25. Admission, $2-$5. okhistory.org

Written By
Greg Elwell

Web Editor Greg Elwell worked for newspapers, medical research organizations, and government institutions before he joined the magazine.

Greg Elwell
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