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Oklahoma Department of Commerce - State of Success

Arts & Entertainment

Oklahoma is a young state, and we’ve earned a reputation as an innovative, entrepreneurial place. We’ve seen significant growth and change since the ’90s: adding attractions and outdoor activities, reinvigorating cities and neighborhoods, even bringing in our first major professional sports team, the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Our two largest metros are growing – economically, culturally and socially – and they’re surrounded by unique small towns with big personalities. Oklahomans in general are welcoming people – friendly, laid-back and good-natured – and we’re famous for our hospitality.

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Louisa McCune, Executive Director of the Kirkpatrick Foundation says Oklahoma is a beacon for a high quality of life.

Our thriving arts districts are accompanied by architectural marvels, world-class theaters, a nationally renowned zoo, music venues big and small, more than 300 museums, and nearly 30 craft breweries.

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Oklahoma Spotlights

deadCENTER Film Festival

Since 2001, deadCENTER Film Festival in Oklahoma City has evolved into the premier film festival in the state. It’s an inter­national festival boasting more than 1,400 films, ranked as one of the “20 Coolest Film Festivals in the World” by MovieMaker magazine. It also gives local film­makers a platform to showcase their work.

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Tulsa Tough

Tulsa Tough is a three-day cycling festival in downtown Tulsa. From extremely com­petitive races featuring some of the sport’s top cyclists to casual, family-friendly races, the event has something for riders of every age and skill level. The festival also has a bit of a wild hair, offering a taste of Tulsa’s free spirit and eclecticism.

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OK Mozart

This music festival brings internationally acclaimed classical musicians, as well as jazz, pops and Broadway artists, to Bartles­ville for a multi-day event. The event also features fascinating lectures discussing history, archi­tecture and culture; kid-friendly activities; and great food.

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Great Outdoors

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Oklahoma’s diverse landscapes and cities will quench your thirst for adventure and outdoor recreation.

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