Festival of the Arts

Festival Information

April 23 – 28, 2019 | Bicentennial Park, Downtown OKC

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, with 750,000 Festival attendees! Come explore and be part of an OKC tradition!

Festival is open from Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.–9 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m.–6 p.m., rain or shine!

Artists, performers and menus are subject to change.

No pets please!

Festival Map

Traveling to the Festival

  • Getting to the Festival is easy.  To see a Google map, click HERE.  To see a list of downtown parking options, click HERE. From I-40, take the Downtown/Shields exit.  The Festival is located in 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 Colcord and Couch Drive.


     

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 available in lots and garages located throughout downtown Oklahoma City. There is also limited street parking located around the perimeter of the event. Please visit www.parkingokc.com to see a list of available lots.

    Bus Stop


     

Street Car Service

  • 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, fares and more, visit okcstreetcar.com.


     

Pets

  • Please Leave Your Pets at Home
    Even for humans, Festival is sensory smorgasbord. From delicious food to head banging rock concerts… the sights, sounds and smells of Festival are often overwhelming and can cause unnecessary anxiety for our furry friends. Pet owners are encouraged to use caution when considering taking your pet to large, crowded events. There may be foods and drinks that are dangerous or toxic for animals, including certain sweets and alcoholic beverages. And, the noises from the large concert stages are often too loud for your pet’s sensitive ears. It’s for these significant reasons that no pets are allowed on Festival grounds, other than service animals in compliance with the American Disabilities Act.


     

Plan Your Visit

  • There is a lot to see and do at the Festival of the Arts. Free programs are available around the event that list schedules and all the activities.  All the information is also available right here on the website.  Please use the menu on the left to find schedules, menus, maps and more.


     

Restrooms

  • Located at N. Walker Avenue & Patience Latting Circle, N. Walker Avenue & Couch Drive, N. Walker Avenue & Colcord Drive, N. Lee Avenue & Couch Drive, and N. Lee Avenue & Colcord Drive.


     

Information and Lost People

  • 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.


     

Police and First Aid

  • Police, first aid, and emergency personnel are on the grounds at all times. Police are located on the third floor of the Civic Center. The First Aid station is located North of Artist Tent 21.


     

MidFirst Bank ATM

  • MidFirst Bank 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

  • Arts Council Oklahoma City is committed to making Festival of the Arts a sustainable, zero-landfill event. This upcoming Festival of the Arts, entirely compostable or recyclable materials will be used at every food location!

    Find Out More Here!