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Friday, May 27, 2011

Cowboy Events highlight Memorial Day weekend

Cowboy Events highlight Memorial Day weekend
Memorial Day Weekend will include a variety of festivals and activities throughout the Oklahoma City metro area.

Memorial Day weekend in the metro area is packed full of events — some new and others steeped in tradition.


The 21st annual Chuck Wagon Gathering and Children’s Cowboy Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63. Chuck wagon crews will serve traditional foods. Other highlights include stagecoach rides, weaving, rope making, music and children’s activities. Admission is $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and students, $6 for ages 4-12 and free for museum members and children 3 and younger. Call 478-2250.

The Big 12 Baseball Championship is Saturday and Sunday at the RedHawks Field in Bricktown, 2 S Mickey Mantle Drive. Single-game tickets, group tickets and multigame options are available. Call 236-5000.
The 35th annual Paseo Arts Festival will feature art, live music, family activities and food in the Paseo Arts District, which is northwest of NW 28 and Walker. Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday. Activities are free. Call 525-2688.


The Bethany 66 Festival will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday on NW 39 between Asbury and College avenues. Activities include a car show, sidewalk sale, food and music. The event is free except for the Mountain Smoke Concert, which is $20 and begins at 6 p.m. Call 312-0155.


The inaugural Rhythm Q’s & Blues will feature a barbecue cook-off sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Sampling of the barbecue entries is $10 and begins at 10:30 a.m. Other attractions include a car show, children’s activities and live music. The event will be at Hafer Park, 1034 S Bryant. Call 340-4481.
The annual Edmond Jazz and Blues Festival will be from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 10 p.m. Sunday at Stephenson Park, SE 5 and S Boulevard. Admission is free. Call 341-3321.

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