Festival of the Arts

Festival Information

Festival of the Arts takes place at Bicentennial Park in downtown Oklahoma City.  The event stretches from Lee Ave east to City Hall, and from Colcord north to Couch Drive. Come explore and be part of an OKC tradition!

Festival Hours

Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

We’re open rain or shine! Artists, performers and menus are subject to change. No pets please!

Traveling to the Festival

Getting to the Festival is easy. From I-40, take the Downtown/Shields exit. The Festival is at Bicentennial Park, on Walker between Colcord and Couch, and on the City Hall lawn. When traveling to the festival please note that Walker will be closed between Main Street and Robert S. Kerr Avenue.

Parking

Parking will be available in the Arts District Garage located just south of City Hall, as well as the lot located at 444 West Reno.

Paid parking is also  available in lots and garages located throughout downtown Oklahoma City. There is also limited street parking located around the perimeter of the event.

Streetcar Service

Parked far? No problem! OKC Streetcar will be free of charge June 22nd – 27th. The Library stop on the Downtown loop faces the east entrance to Festival grounds! 

The MAPS 3 Modern Streetcar, known as the Oklahoma City Streetcar or OKC Streetcar, links important districts in and around downtown Oklahoma City. The streetcar will stop at 112 N. Hudson Ave, right next to Festival grounds on the east side. For detailed information, visit the link below.

Please Leave Your Pets at Home

Festival of the Arts strict no pets policy is in place for the safety of the vendors, attendees, and your pet. Pets, even very social and friendly ones, can react poorly when in large crowds. These events can even be stressful for them. This could cause the pet to behave in a manner that is not normal for them, therefore putting the safety of others and your pet at risk.

One of the great things about Festival is the food. Some of the food can be harmful to your pet if digested. Pets can also react negatively in the presence of food, especially if they have a tendency to resource guard.

Lastly, there are a lot of valuable pieces of art that pets may inadvertently damage. This can affect the artist in many ways. We have a responsibility to protect the artist and their work while at Festival. For the safety of everyone, including your pet, we ask that you keep them at home when attending Festival.

– OKC Animal Welfare

Restrooms

 Portable restrooms are located at the following locations:

N. Walker Avenue & Couch Drive

N. Walker Avenue & Colcord Drive

N. Lee Avenue & Couch Drive

Festival Headquarters

Festival Headquarters is located on Colcord Drive, just west of Walker Ave. You may go here for event information or should you lose any members of your party.

MidFirst Bank ATM

MidFirst Bank ATMs are located throughout Festival grounds.  Check the program for full information.

Weather

The Festival is open rain or shine.  When it’s raining is one of the best times to be at the Festival, as it’s easier to get up close to the art.

Artists, performers and menus are subject to change.

Go Green Initiative

Did you know that Festival of the Arts is a green event? For over 10 years, we have partnered with the Go Green committee to ensure that we are a sustainable festival. Only compostable or recyclable materials are used at every food location, and we are proud to say we are one of the largest eco-conscious events in the United States! Help us in doing your part by utilizing the recycling and composting receptacles across Festival grounds. And if you have any questions, our friendly Go Green Ambassadors will be around for assistance!

In Case of Emergency

If you need immediate medical attention, please call 9-1-1. First responders are located on and near Festival grounds at all times. If you need information or your are looking for someone, please visit the Headquarters station.