It’s 918 Day, aka Sept. 18, and the City of Tulsa has several ways for Tulsans to get involved and celebrate our city’s diversity and growth. The City launched 918 Day as part of the Resilient Tulsa Strategy, which is aimed at bringing Tulsans and Tulsa businesses together.
This year’s fitting theme is, “Rising Through Resilience.” To celebrate 918 Day, the Mayor’s Office of Resilience and Equity will host several activities, around town and online. There are also several businesses hosting celebrations and offering special deals for 918 Day.
918 Day Video Series
918 Day Graphics & Coloring Pages
The City created social media graphics, printable posters and coloring pages that anyone can download and display to "Celebrate the 918." The design concept is built around the idea of a circuit board, representing the digital nature of this year's event, the opportunity to connect with one another, and the ability to rise through challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic. On the social media graphics and posters, you’ll find icons of Tulsa landmarks, timely elements such as the COVID-19 virus structure, and more. All 918 Day graphics, posters and coloring sheets can be found at www.cityoftulsa.org/918Day.
Parking Day Pop-Up Parklets
Parking spaces in downtown Tulsa will be converted into urban parklets between 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18, to celebrate both 918 Day and Park(ing) Day, an annual global open-source event where community members collaborate to re-imagine metered parking spaces. Organizations and businesses have signed up to transform Downtown’s parking spaces into pop-up parks and public spaces.
These temporary spaces encourage people to think about the important role public spaces play in improving urban environments. Stop by each of the pop-up installations on Boston Avenue between East Third and East Seventh streets, and vote for your favorite! All votes will be tabulated, and a special award will be given to the winning parklet.
Community Specials Map
Visit the Community Specials map on cityoftulsa.org/918Day to see special deals on everything from beer to a gym membership. The map is also a great way to find the several 918 Day T-shirts for sale from places like Mythic Press, Boomtown Tees and Cain’s Ballroom.
Celebrate with your favorite hockey team at tulsaoilers.com/918-day-2020-event where they will be giving away prizes at online events and much more.
Celebrate the opening of a new coffee shop, The Collaborative, 4532 E. 51st St. Enter giveaways all day in store, enjoy 50% off drinks all day, see live music by Myron Oliver 4-7 p.m. and visit the Sincerely Yours Flower Truck from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Dead Armadillo & Doctor Kustom
Doctor Kustom brings Special Steak Pastel, Coxinha and Açaí Bowls to Dead Armadillo, 1004 E. Fourth St. to celebrate the day. There will also be a new beer from the brewery and live music by the Lost Dogs Band at 6:30 p.m.
The 918 Maker's Collective brings together local artists to create a scavenger hunt of their art works. Throughout the day, they will "hide" artwork all over the 918 area code and post clues on social media to where you can go find their work. Be sure to follow 918 Makers on Facebook and Instagram to keep up and try to find local art!
Some Good Tulsa News
Our own City Editor Morgan Phillips goes from behind the scenes to on your screen to help celebrate Tulsa's annual 918 Day with Some Good Tulsa News presented by First Bank of Oklahoma and Reasor's.
She shares happy moments from across the metro and has a special interview with music's top-selling solo artist in the world, who just so happens to have been born in Tulsa and called the 918 home for many years.