Things to do in Tulsa in July
Fireworks, funny folks, fascinating exhibits and more await you for a fun-filled summer in Tulsa.
By Judy Langdon
The Tulsa Historical Society and Museum’s exhibit “TRIBUNE: The Story of a Newspaper” highlights the story of Tulsa’s former evening paper, the Tulsa Tribune, and the family who published it from 1919-1992. The museum is open Tuesdays-Saturdays.
A music legend’s artwork, “Bob Dylan: Face Value and Beyond,” is on exhibit at Gilcrease Museum through Sept. 15.
The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino welcomes legendary Don McLean, composer of “American Pie” and “And I Love You So.”
Start your Independence Day with patriotic music at Signature Symphony’s “4th on the 3rd” at the VanTrease Performing Arts Center for Education.
Celebrate America at Folds of Honor Freedom Fest at River West Festival Park and Veterans Park with live music, food trucks and a plethora of activities, culminating with a large fireworks display over the Arkansas River at dusk.
Watch the Tulsa Drillers take on the Northwest Arkansas Naturals at ONEOK Field, followed by fireworks Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
Shop the Kendall Whittier Mercado at East Admiral Boulevard and North Lewis Avenue for brightly colored clothing and other handmade wares. Also July 20.
Head to the islands with Starlight Concerts’ “An Island Celebration” at Guthrie Green.
The “LayUPs2Stand UP WhyNot?” comedy show, hosted by the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook, features comedian Demetrius Deason at Cain’s Ballroom.
Circle Cinema’s popular Film Festival is this week, where you can get an up-close view of the newest movies and documentaries and meet the people behind them.
“1964: The Tribute” brings the spirit of The Beatles back to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center for one performance only. Presented by Celebrity Attractions.
Are you ready for some summertime funk? Get down at the downtown VFW Post 577’s Tulsa Funk Festival, with performances including Collidoscope, Groovement, Cherokee Rose and more.
Bring a lawn chair or blanket to hear rock/country/pop band House Party at the First Friday evening concert in LaFortune Park Gardens.
Tokyo in Tulsa, Oklahoma’s largest anime and pop culture expo at Broken Arrow’s Stoney Creek Conference Center, offers a cowboys versus aliens theme this year.
Return to the Land of the Arabian Nights when Theatre Tulsa’s Broadway Bootcamp presents “Aladdin Jr.” at the Tulsa PAC.
“Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical” floats into the VanTrease PACE.
Pop crooner Michael Bublé returns to the BOK Center. (Enter to win concert tickets here.)
Bring your pooch to Yappy Hour on the Patio at Gathering Place. Dogs must be on a leash and are not allowed in buildings or on playgrounds.
Choregus Productions presents its Summer Heat International Dance Festival at the Tulsa PAC.
How much do you know about early Tulsa’s downtown history? Join the Tulsa Historical Society and Museum’s Downtown Tulsa Walking Tour. Reservations are required.
Philbrook Museum’s Movies on the Lawn features Tulsan Tim Blake Nelson’s 2000 crime comedy, “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” for some late-night laughs. Bring a blanket or lawn chair.
Celebrate Oklahoma’s Native American cultures for two days at the 67th Tulsa Pow Wow at the Cox Business Center.