Weekly Events Calendar, June 5-11, 2023

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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.

There's nothing fishy about the crowds at the National Sand Bass Festival, which draws thousands from across the country to Madill. Photo courtesy National Sand Bass Festival

There's nothing fishy about the crowds at the National Sand Bass Festival, which draws thousands from across the country to Madill. Photo courtesy National Sand Bass Festival

All About That Bass

Each year, thousands of aquatic enthusiasts come to Madill to celebrate the area's beloved firm, flaky, white meat fish: the sand bass. During the National Sand Bass Festival, visitors will enjoy a rocking slate of live entertainment, a three-on-three basketball tournament, the Sand Bass Run, and more. There are even turtle races, though one has to wonder why nobody is racing sand bass. They're probably too busy being hauled out of Lake Texoma by festivalgoers. June 5-10. Admission, free. sandbassfestival.org

Saddle Stars

Film buffs and history fans might remember the Miller Brothers' 101 Ranch, home of the 101 Ranch Wild West Show and the birthplace of many a cowboy movie. Now a new generation is getting in on the fun at the 101 Wild West Rodeo, a PRCA rodeo including steer roping, bareback riding, barrel racing, and more. Even those more inclined to an office chair than a saddle will find much to love, with fun events after each night, including a barbecue, live music, and a parade. June 8-10. Tickets, $15-$40. 101wildwestrodeo.com

Look Out

There's a monster coming. Actually, there are several monsters coming to the Miami Fairgrounds for the O'Reilly Auto Parts Outlaw Nationals Monster Truck Show. Not only can guests see War Wizard, Barbarian, and Miss Over Bored compete in races and wheelie contests, but there's even a chance to ride in one of these vehicular behemoths as it dashes around the track. Best of all, the kids are unlikely to worry that one of these trucks is hiding under the bed. June 9-10. Tickets, $15-$45. mapmotorsports.com

The cream of the crop will be in Chandler for the annual Ice Cream Festival. Photo by Stock Snap

The cream of the crop will be in Chandler for the annual Ice Cream Festival. Photo by Stock Snap

Brain Freeze

Free ice cream. Is there really much more to say about the annual Chandler Ice Cream Festival? Sure, there will be live music from local bands, free carnival rides, face painting, and the like, but most people start packing the car as soon as they hear "free ice cream." Head to Tilghman Park for a family friendly festival that includes, once again, endless scoops of free ice cream in honor of Chandler's Hiland Dairy plant. June 10. Admission, free. chandlerareachamberok.com

Fight (and everything else) dirty when the Rugged Maniac Obstacle Race comes to Oklahoma City's Remington Park. Photo courtesy Rugged Maniac

Fight (and everything else) dirty when the Rugged Maniac Obstacle Race comes to Oklahoma City's Remington Park. Photo courtesy Rugged Maniac

Run Like Mad

When most folks hear about Remington Park in Oklahoma City, they think about horse racing. But for human athletes who are as healthy as a horse, there's the Rugged Maniac Obstacle Race. Those who sign up for the mud run can work their way through more than twenty obstacles on a three-mile course. Look for competitors leaping over fire, sliding down a massive water slide, and crawling through underground tunnels. Or head to the middle of the track for a DJ dance party with plenty of beer to go around. June 10. Registration, $64. ruggedmaniac.com

Written By
Greg Elwell

Greg Elwell served as research editor and web editor of Oklahoma Today from 2018-2023. He also has worked for newspapers, medical research organizations, and government institutions.

Greg Elwell
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