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Calendar of Special Events

The City of Tulsa maintains a Calendar of Special Events for community events scheduled to occur on public property. Typically, these events are community celebrations and festivals, parades and athletic or recreational activities that are open to the public and require a road closure. The information used to generate this calendar is primarily obtained from details included on special event permit applications that have been submitted to the City of Tulsa.

Please note that information is added to the calendar from special event permit applications as they are received and reviewed by the City of Tulsa. Because the application submission time requirement can be as short as ninety days prior to an event, many special events are not listed until the month in which they are scheduled to occur. The listed events are not approved until a permit has been issued. 

Events and recreational programs scheduled within city parks and at recreation centers receive permits directly through the City of Tulsa Park and Recreation Department and may not appear on this calendar. Events at the BOK Center, ONEOK Field, HA Chapman Stadium, Reynolds Center, Tulsa Performing Arts Center, Cherry Street Farmer's Market and other similar venues may not appear on this calendar, including neighborhood block parties. Review the Road Closure Map for event news releases.

The Calendar is not intended to be used as a promotional vehicle for private events or for events taking place on private or commercial property even though the event may be sponsored by a non-profit organization and open to the public. The City of Tulsa reserves the right to determine the events and content included in the Calendar of Events.

Thank you for using the City of Tulsa Calendar of Special Events. We hope you enjoy the excitement, enthusiasm and diversity of our city!


January 2023

BOK Center Events
Date: Jan 1-31
Time: Varies
Location: 300 S. Denver Ave.
Road Closure: 5 p.m. to Midnight for 5000 or more attendance - See schedule
Anticipated Attendance: 34000
Host: BOK Center - ASM Tulsa
Contact: Sarah Kate Rhoades (918) 894-4272
www.bokcenter.com 

East Quarry Blasting Operations
Date: Jan. 1-31
Time: Varies
Location: 3605 N. David Patrick Ave.
Road Closure: Varies
Anticipated Attendance: 4
Host: APAC Central, Inc.
Contact: Tyler Leithauser (918) 694-4506
kaitlynn.henson@apac.com

Night Light Tulsa 
Date: Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26
Time: Every Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: 202 N. Maybelle Ave.
Road Closure: 6 to 9 p.m.
Anticipated Attendance: 200 per day
Host: The City Lights Foundation of Oklahoma
Contact: Sarah Grounds (918) 991-9599
www.citylightsok.org/

Toyland Ball 
Date: Jan. 28 
Time: 6 to 11 p.m. 
Location: 400 S. Houston Ave. 
Road Closure: 5 to 11 p.m. 
Anticipated Attendance: 500 
Host:  Roya Valet 
Contact: Mandy McElroy (918) 935-6070 
www.royalvalettulsa.com 

 


February 2023

BOK Center Events
Date: Feb 2-28
Time: Varies
Location: 300 S. Denver Ave.
Road Closure: 5 p.m. to Midnight for 5000 or more attendance - See schedule
Anticipated Attendance: 34000
Host: BOK Center - ASM Tulsa
Contact: Sarah Kate Rhoades (918) 894-4272
www.bokcenter.com 

East Quarry Blasting Operations
Date: Feb. 1-28
Time: Varies
Location: 3605 N. David Patrick Ave.
Road Closure: Varies
Anticipated Attendance: 4
Host: APAC Central, Inc.
Contact: Tyler Leithauser (918) 694-4506
kaitlynn.henson@apac.com

Night Light Tulsa 
Date: Feb. 2, 9,16, 23
Time: Every Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: 202 N. Maybelle Ave.
Road Closure: 6 to 9 p.m.
Anticipated Attendance: 200 per day
Host: The City Lights Foundation of Oklahoma
Contact: Sarah Grounds (918) 991-9599
www.citylightsok.org/

Tulsa Farmers' Market
Date: Feb. 4 & 18
Time: Saturdays 8:30 a.m. to Noon. 
Location: 1 S. Lewis Ave
Road Closure: Saturdays 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Anticipated Attendance: 600 per day
Host: Tulsa Farmers' Market
Contact: Kristin Hutto (918) 636-8419
www.tulsafarmersmarket.org/

Sweetheart Run
Date: Feb. 11
Time: 7:15 to 10:30 a.m.
Location: 418 E. 2 St.
Road Closure: Staging 5:30 to 11:30 a.m. | Racecourse 7:15 to 10:45 a.m. 
Anticipated Attendance: 1200
Host: Fleet Feet Sports Tulsa
Contact: Timothy Dreiling (918) 230-5760
www.fleetfeet.com/s/tulsa  

Dark Mode Beer Festival 
Date: Feb. 25
Time: 2 to 10 p.m.
Location: 114 W. Archer St.
Road Closure: 7 a.m. to Midnight
Anticipated Attendance:1500 
Host: Welltown Brewing 
Contact: Maylien Diamond (808) 463-6853 
www.welltownbrewing.com 

 


March 2023

Arnie's Bar 67th Annual St. Patrick's Day 
Date: March 17 (Rain date 18)  
Time:  10 a.m. (03/17) to 2 a.m. (03/18)
Location: 318 E. 2 St.
Road Closure: 8 a.m. (03/16) to Noon (03/18)
Anticipated Attendance: 3000
Host: Arnie's Bar
Contact: Chris Armstrong (918) 812-6219
www.arniesbar.com 

McNellie's 2023 St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Date: March 17 & 18  
Time:  11 a.m. to Midnight (daily)
L
ocation:  409 E. 1st St. 
Road Closure:  1 p.m. (03/16) to 10 a.m. (03/19)
Anticipated Attendance: 1800
Host:  McNellies LLC
Contact:  Scott Sipes (918) 740-7225
www.mcnellies.com

Chris Brown Du
Date: March 19
Time: 8 to 11 a.m.
Location: 6421 E 36th St N. 
Road Closure: 8 to 11:30 a.m.
Anticipated Attendance: 200
Host:  Runners World Racing
Contact: Kathy Bratton (918) 805-6905
 www.runnersworldtulsa.com  


T-Town Half Marathon and 5K Run
Date: March 25
Time: 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Location: 418 E. 2 St.
Road Closure: Staging 5:30 a.m. to Noon | Racecourse 7:00 to 11:30 a.m. 
Anticipated Attendance: 1000
Host: Fleet Feet Sports Tulsa
Contact: Timothy Dreiling (918) 230-5760
www.fleetfeet.com/s/tulsa


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