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UPCOMING EVENTS

EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT- AMERICAN LEGION POST 14. Come join the American Legion for a ribeye steak or hamburger/cheeseburger from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Enjoy a 16 oz. ribeye steak with fries for $16 or a 1/3 lb. hamburger/cheeseburger with fries for $6. All volunteer service is provided by the veterans.  Contact: (580) 765-9073.

EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT - PONCA CITY GOSPEL JUBILEE. Come on out and spend an evening listening to good ole Southern Gospel Music from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., doors open at 6:00 p.m. Special guests from around Oklahoma and Kansas open the program each week followed by The Gospel Jubilee Band. Tickets are available for $5. Contact: (580) 765-4730.

EVERY 2ND TUESDAY - THE PIONEER WOMAN MUSEUM. Free weaving and spinning demonstrations at the museum. Find more information on Pioneer Woman Facebook page or contact the museum at (580)765-6108.

FINAL FRIDAYS- Extended shopping hours downtown Ponca City for participating stores. Event includes special sales, refreshments, music, and art displays. Final Fridays are the last Friday of each month.

March 2015

1 - ROAD TRIP WEEKEND, presented by the Cherokee Strip Company. Come by the Cherokee Strip Company for this Road Trip Weekend! There will be gas card give-aways and drawings all weekend long for out of town visitors. The event will be held at the Cherokee Strip Company in downtown Ponca City. Contact Bruce Carter for more information. (580) 304-9721.

3-6 - 89.7 THE HOUSE/88.7 MY PRAISE ANNUAL PLEDGE DRIVE includes the giant giveaway from 7am-6pm each day with a giveaway every hour. Prizes included an Apple Watch, all-expense paid trip to the dove awards in Nashville, TN, iPad Air, Beats Studio Headphones, Dyson Vacuum, Xbox One, iPad Mini, and more! Call (580) 767-1400 or visit TheHouseFM.com for more information on the Giant Giveaway, how to volunteer or pledge.

7 - FLY-IN BREAKFAST, Ponca City Airport from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Contact: (580) 767-0470.

7 - GENEALOGY RESOURCES, presented by the Pioneer Woman Museum partnering with Pioneer Genealogy Society. Come learn about the free and low cost resources available through the Oklahoma Historical Society for genealogy. Free and open to the public, registration is required. The event will be at the Ponca City Library 11:00 a.m. Contact: (580)765-6108.

7 - SUEDE PANTHER, presented by unWINEd. Good old-fashioned, fresh, music. That's the way of The Suede Panther. Those who have heard, know. And those who haven't heard? Well, we can fix that. Come out and enjoy live music at unWINEd. For more information contact (580) 718-9463.

8-28 - CHILDREN'S ART EXHIBITION, presented by the Ponca City Art Center. Submission dates are March 4-6, please drop off works between the hours of 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Contact: (580) 765-9746.

12 - UNDERCOVER IN THE CIA, presented by Northern Oklahoma College and the Carl and Carolyn Renfro Lectureship Program. Join us as the former chief of CIA counterintelligence, James M. Olson, discuss what it takes to be in the CIA. The lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Renfro Center at Northern Oklahoma College. Lecture and dinner tickets are $10. Tickets go on sale February 26th at 9:00 a.m. You may purchase tickets at the Northern Oklahoma College Development Office Vineyard Library-Administration or Contact (580) 628-6292 for more information.

14 - GIRL SCOUT SPRING FLING, presented by the Pioneer Women Museum. Sing songs, play games, have fun! Activities will include games, crafts, and songs. Oklahoma State University's Insect Adventure will be part of the day's activities. Events will run 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free for girls in uniform or a troop shirt. Troops are encouraged to pre-register. Bring a lunch and join us for lunch on the museum's back lawn. For more information or to register visit the Pioneer Women Museum's Facebook page or call (580) 765-6108.

14 - PARIS FLEA MARKET FESTIVAL, presented by the Cherokee Strip Company. Come by and enjoy a Paris style flea market. Featuring flea market vendors, numerous antiques, and vintage vendors from all around. Contact Bruce Carter for more information. (580) 304-9721.

14 & 15 - GREASE SING-A-LONG, presented by the Poncan Theatre. Ever wanted to know what it’s like to be a T-bird or a Pink Lady but never quite felt cool enough to pull it off? Well, now is your chance to don those pink jackets, grease up those quiffs and let your inhibitions go for an evening where you are the stars. And remember GREASE is the word…For information contact The Poncan Theatre box office at (580)765-0943.

16-20 - YMCA SPRING BREAK CAMP, presented by the YMCA. Come spend your spring break days at the YMCA of Ponca City and come see what camp is all about! For children age 5 who are in kindergarten through age 15. Each morning we will do a variety of activities to showcase our specialty camps we will be offering this summer. In the afternoons we will swim, work on the garden, do team color wars challenges and much more. Pre-Registration is required by March 12. No late registration or drop in's will be accepted. For more information or to register now to go http://www.ymcaofponcacity.net/SpringBreakCamp.html or contact the YMCA at (580) 765-5417.

17-19 - PIONEER KIDS FOR SPRING BREAK, presented by the Pioneer Woman Museum. Come to the Pioneer Woman Museum during Spring Break for fun crafts and games. The event is for 4th-6th grades. Cost is $10 per child. Contact: (580) 765-6108.

20 - ARTIST SURVIVAL WORKSHOP, presented by the Ponca City Art Center and OVAC. Advanced registration is required. Contac: (580) 765-9746.

20 - STONE BLUFF CELLARS RIBBON CUTTING, opening weekend celebration for Stone Bluff Cellars Winery. There will be wine samples and farm tours available. Contact: (580) 304-9129.

20 - SUSAN EGAN, presented by the Ponca City Concert Series. Susan Egan has traversed all four corners of the entertainment industry, making powerful impressions in theatre, film, television and music. On Broadway, Susan starred in the title role of "Thoroughly Modern Millie;" won critical acclaim as Broadway's longest-running 'Sally Bowles' in "Cabaret;" originated the leading role in "Triumph of Love," and most notably, received both Tony Award and Drama Desk nominations for "Best Actress' as the original 'Belle' in Disney's "Beauty and the Beast." Regionally, Egan starred alongside Carol Burnett in Sondheim's "Putting It Together." This Broadway singing star is a high-voltage performer who dominates a stage with a galvanizing presence.  Showtime is 7:30 p.m. at the Poncan Theatre. Contact: (580) 765-3971.

20-22-"HIDE AND SEEK," presented by Ponca Playhouse. Richard and Jennifer have been married for 18 years, and are finally about to become parents for the first time. In addition, they've moved out of the city to a farmhouse that they're restoring themselves. They want the restoration to be done before the baby arrives, but it seems as though the farmhouse itself is thwarting their plans. Other strange, even supernatural, events fall one after the other as the play builds to its chilling climax. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show begins at 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.  Sunday matinee begins at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets are available at the box office, $15 for adults, $10 for students 18 and under.  Contact: (580) 765-5360.

21 - SILVERTOP FARM & VINEYARDS GRAND OPENING, opening weekend celebration for Silvertop Farm & Vineyards. St. Kateri Blessing of the Vines, dinner, entertainment and auction benefiting the Oklahoma State University foundation. Raffle for a John Deere Gator or Oklahoma State University football season VIP Box. Contact: (580) 304-9129

21 - SHOW STOPPER BEAUTY PAGEANT, presented by the Poncan Theatre. This is a double header event with two different pageant systems. OK Miss/Master's Gingerbread Productions and Ponca City's Pure N.R.G. Pageant system. This event is for girls and boys!!! Ages are 0-10 boys and 0-20 girls and 21 & up category as well. There are 4 events to compete in. From Natural to Glitz for Beauty and Outfit of Choice this is sponsored by OK Miss/Master and Pure N.R.G. is promoting Showstopper Talent competition as well as a Natural Most Photogenic competition! Our overall theme is "Showstopper". Outfit of Choice will feature Musical-wear!!! Dress like a scene from your favorite musical! Cost: $50 for Beauty and OOC Or $25 for Talent and $15.00 Natural Most Photogenic $90 to enter both!!! Contact Amy Dye: gingerbreadoklahoma@gmail.com Or CaTrina Rathbun: purenrgpageants@gmail.com.

26 - REZA: MAGICIAN | ILLUSIONIST | ENTERTAINER, presented by the Poncan Theatre. The once youth magician prodigy is today one of the fastest rising stars in the industry, with his mind set on changing the world’s perception of magic. Reza is intriguing, engaging, and captivating. He has the ability to connect with his audiences and let them feel his magic on a personal level. He isn't just a magician. He is an entertainer. Showtime is at 7:30 p.m. Contact: (580) 765-0943.

27 - EQUILIBRIUM, presented by the Ponca City Arts and Humanities Council. Equilibrium is a jazz/rock band from the Oklahoma City area. The 5 member band have played together since 2005 and have opened for legendary B.B. King, Ian Moore, Monte Montgomery, Johnny A., Morris Day, and the The Time. Equilibrium fuses urban sounds and backgrounds to create the vibe that has mapped their musical landscape for years. The band was awarded the Oklahoma Gazette's reader-voted "Woody" award for Best Jazz Band. The event is free to attend however a cash bar will be available as we as regular concession items. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with the show starting at 8:00 p.m. Contact the Ponca City Arts and Humanities council for more information. Contact: (580) 765-3966.

27-29-"HIDE AND SEEK," presented by Ponca Playhouse. Richard and Jennifer have been married for 18 years, and are finally about to become parents for the first time. In addition, they've moved out of the city to a farmhouse that they're restoring themselves. They want the restoration to be done before the baby arrives, but it seems as though the farmhouse itself is thwarting their plans. Other strange, even supernatural, events fall one after the other as the play builds to its chilling climax. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show begins at 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.  Sunday matinee begins at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets are available at the box office, $15 for adults, $10 for students 18 and under.  Contact: (580) 765-5360.

28 - YMCA INDOOR TRI, presented by the YMCA. This will include a 500 meter swim, 6 mile cycle & 3 mile run. You must be at least 13 years of age to participate. The event will begin at 8 a.m. and will go through the out the day. We will email each participant their event schedule and time. YOU MUST REGISTER BY MARCH 1 TO RECEIVE A SHIRT. For more information about the registration fees contact the YMCA at (580) 765-5417 or visit them online at www.ymcaofponcacity.net/indoortri.

April 2015

3 - MEMBERSHIP SHOW, Presented by the Ponca City Art Center. Local artists are invited to participate in the Annual Membership Show with the reception and awards ceremony from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Artwork will be accepted Tuesday, March 31, and Wednesday, April 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Contact: (580) 765-9746.

4 - FLY-IN BREAKFAST, Ponca City Airport from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Contact: (580) 767-0470.

4 - CITYWIDE GARAGE SALES, the City will be promoting a one-day “Citywide Garage Sale” event to be held on Saturday, April 4, 2015.  There is currently a $5 garage sale permit requirement per event and a limitation of two sales per year, not to be held closer than 6 months apart. During this event any garage sale held on April 4, 2014 will not be counted toward the two sale per year restriction.

4 -3rd ANNUAL MOTHER-SON DANCE, presented by the American Legion Auxiliary. Moms, it is time to dance the night away with your handsome little fellas ages Pre-K to 13 years of age from either 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post 14. Contact: (580) 765-9073.

6 - BEYOND THE MASK (ONE SHOWING ONLY), presented by the Poncan Theatre. This amazing film will open nation wide on April 6th. It will be on the big screen at the Poncan Theatre at 6:30PM for one showing only. Don't miss the chance to see this film that everyone will be talking about. At the Poncan Theatre, April 6th, 6:30PM. For information contact The Poncan Theatre box office at 580-765-0943.

11 - PARIS FLEA MARKET FESTIVAL, presented by the Cherokee Strip Company. Come by and enjoy a Paris style flea market. Featuring flea market vendors, numerous antiques, and vintage vendors from all around. Contact Bruce Carter for more information. (580) 304-9721.

25 - HEALTHY KIDS DAY, presented by the YMCA. This annual, free event will focus all on Healthy Kids! We will have a 2K family fun run/walk, door prizes, healthy snacks, games, information booths from all over Kay County and much, much more. This is our biggest day of the year devoted to kids and MORE! And remember, it's all FREE! For more information contact the YMCA at (580) 765-5417.

25 - VICTORIAN HAT MAKING WORKSHOP, presented by the Pioneer Woman Museum. Come join to make your own Victorian hat just in time for the Kentucky Derby. Skilled instructor Barbara Byrd will guide you through the process of creating a beautiful Victorian hat. Cost is $40 per person and includes all supplies.  Reservations are required. Students must be at least 13 years old to participate.  Contact: (580) 765-6108.

25 - CELEBRATE SPRING, presented by Hutchins Auditorium. This Spring time craft show will feature the area's best and most unique crafters and vendors. For more information contact (580) 670-4361.

25 & 26 - ROAD TRIP WEEKEND, presented by the Cherokee Strip Company. Come by the Cherokee Strip Company for this Road Trip Weekend! There will be gas card give-aways and drawings all weekend long for out of town visitors. The event will be held at the Cherokee Strip Company in downtown Ponca City. Contact Bruce Carter for more information. (580) 304-9721.

May 2015

1 - PATTI PAGE EXHIBIT, presented by the Pioneer Woman Museum. Come by and see this exhibit on Oklahoma's own Patti Page.
Patti Page is one of America’s true musical icons. In the course of her seven-decade recording career, she has become a living
legend by selling more than 100 million records, making her one of the biggest selling female recording artists in history.
Contact: (580) 765-6108.

1 -15th ANNUAL COWBOY BALL, presented by Peachtree Landing. The Cowboy Ball started at the Busy Bee Arena and is returning there
this year from 7:30 p.m. to midnight. Only 200 tickets will be sold to this event and every ticketholder will have the chance to
win one of 10 Major Prizes as well as enjoy an evening of dinner, dancing, silent auction and entertainment for two. The cost of
the tickets are $200 and $150 is considered a tax deductible donation. The Cowboy Ball is Peachtree's only fundraiser.
Contact: (580) 762-3208 or Deb Altman: (580) 762-3434.

2 - FLY-IN BREAKFAST,
Ponca City Airport from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Contact: (580) 767-0470.

2-3- OUTDOOR EXPO, presented by Camp McFadden. Attend the Outdoor Expo at Camp McFadden and enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities; fishing, canoeing, kayaking, archery, and hiking in the beautiful Oklahoma wilderness surrounding Kaw Lake. Test your skills in a round of shotgun shooting and learn about gun safety. Try the zip line or simply snack on tasty treats cooked over a campfire in a traditional Dutch oven. Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Contact: (580) 762-9955.

9 - PARIS FLEA MARKET FESTIVAL, presented by the Cherokee Strip Company. Come by and enjoy a Paris style flea market. Featuring flea market vendors, numerous antiques, and vintage vendors from all around. Contact Bruce Carter for more information. (580) 304-9721

9 - MARCH FOR BABIES WALK, A baby’s first steps are one of the most precious moments in life, and the March of Dimes believes every baby deserves a healthy first step. Join the First Annual Run for Babies to be held in Ponca City for the first time in conjunction with the nation’s most loved walking event, March for Babies.  Run for Babies is a sanction 5K and 1 mile fun run/walk around the scenic view of Lake Ponca. Go to active.com and get registered!  Kid’s activities and more following the walk. Registration is at 7:30; 5K starts at 8:30; 1 miles fun run/walk starts at 9:00 a.m. Lake Ponca Swim Beach, 1 Checkstand Road, Ponca City, OK 74604. For more information contact the March of Dimes at (580) 278-2921.

14 - WESTERN DANCE LESSONS, presented by the Cherokee Strip Company. Contact: (580) 304-9721

16- RELAY FOR LIFE CANCER WALK, held at the AMBUC racetrack, starts on Saturday at 3:00p.m. and goes until 1:00a.m. More information to follow.

22-24-"GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES," presented by Ponca Playhouse. Gentlemen may prefer blondes...but diamonds are a girl's best friend! Come and see the show that introduced Carol Channing to the world and gave Marilyn Monroe her signature song. Follow the adventures of two girls from Little Rock as they board an ocean liner for France so that one can perform in a nightclub...and watch as she leaves a trail of hearts in her wake!Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show begins at 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.  Sunday matinee begins at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets are available at the box office, $15 for adults, $10 for students 18 and under.  Contact: (580) 765-5360.

29-31-"GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES," presented by Ponca Playhouse. Gentlemen may prefer blondes...but diamonds are a girl's best friend! Come and see the show that introduced Carol Channing to the world and gave Marilyn Monroe her signature song. Follow the adventures of two girls from Little Rock as they board an ocean liner for France so that one can perform in a nightclub...and watch as she leaves a trail of hearts in her wake!Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show begins at 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.  Sunday matinee begins at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets are available at the box office, $15 for adults, $10 for students 18 and under.  Contact: (580) 765-5360.

June 2015

5-CRUZIN' GRAND, presented by the Schooners Car Club. Any car or truck 25 years older, all corvettes, motorcycles & specialty cars are invited to join on Grand Avenue from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Registration will be at South 1st Street and Grand Avenue, you must show proof of insurance and valid drivers license. Cost is $10 per vehicle. Contact: (580) 716-3908.

6 - FLY-IN BREAKFAST, Ponca City Airport from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Contact: (580) 767-0470.

6 - 22nd ANNUAL PONCA CITY HERB FESTIVAL, 8am to 4pm, LA Cann Gardens, 14th & Grand Ave. A fun-filled day with vendors offering unique and hard-to-find items, everything from annual and perennial plants, unusual herbs, along with those special touches every garden or home needs. Included are seminars on horticultural-related topics, free children's activities, live entertainment and lots of great tasting food. Free admission. Contact (580) 765-2305. 

6  - SCHOONERS CAR, TRUCK AND MOTORCYCLE SHOW, presented by the Schooners Car Club of Ponca City. Please join us at Lake Ponca beginning at 8:00 a.m. for the Schooners Car Club Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show. All year vehicles are welcome for this event but vehicle must be driven in to register/enter. Registration fee is $20 per vehicle. Awards will be presented for the Top 20 cars and Top motorcycle. Don't forget to get your event t-shirt available for purchase during the event. Contact: (580) 362-2143.

6-7 - GREEN EARTH YOGA RETREAT, presented by Om Yoga & Wellness Center. Come out to the Ponca City Herb Festival and join an all-inclusive retreat for the beginner to seasoned practitioner to experience yoga in nature. This year's theme is "Journey of Creativity: The Art of Being." Pranayama, Asana, Meditation, Nourishing Delicious Meals, Wine & Canvas Activity. Must be 16 years of age or older. Contact: Kay or Bret Smith (580) 718-9042 or (580) 304-4771.

11-13 - 101 WILD WEST RODEO, The 101 Wild West Rodeo will be held at the 101 Ranch Rodeo Arena, located on West Prospect Ave. and North Ash St. This years rodeo will mark the 56th running of the rodeo honoring what historians have described as the birthplace of rodeo, the 101 Ranch. Come out and enjoy some summertime family fun. Contact: (580) 765-5549.

13 -101 WILD WEST RODEO PARADE, Begins at 10:00 a.m. in downtown Ponca City, on Grand Avenue. For more information visit www.101wildwestrodeo.com. Contact: (580) 765-2482.

13 - KIDS RODEO, Ponca City Library grounds immediately following the 101 Wild West Rodeo parade. Contact: (580) 767-0345.

13 - KID DJ DAY, presented by 89.7 The House FM & 88.7 My Praise Fm. Come celebrate the 13th annual Kid DJ Day at The House FM and My Praise FM studios. Children are invited to take a turn being on air with a House or Praise DJ. This free event will include activities such as bounce houses, balloon animals, "The Menagerie" mammal petting zoo, a Dunk the DJ-Dunk Tank, face painting, magician, plus snow cones, Cherry Berry frozen yogurt and more. All children who register (ages 2-16) receive a Free Day Pass with One Paid Admission to Sun 'N Fun Waterpark. Kid DJ Day will take place at The House FM and My Praise Fm studios, which are located 3 miles west of Ponca City on Hwy 60.  Contact: (580) 767-1400.

19 – JUNETEENTH BLUES AND BBQ, Join friends and family for this event at Attucks Park and Community Center! FREE children's movie beginning at 6:30 p.m. then onto Blues & Bar-B-Q (& fish) beginning at 7:00 p.m. The Blues is FREE - The Bar-B-Q is NOT. Contact: (580) 762-2499.

20 - JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION, Attucks Community Center & Park. Kids Korner begins at 12:00 p.m. including games, events & free fun for little ones along with a free picnic style lunch. Enjoy a dominoes tournament, 3 on 3 basketball tournament, horse shoes tournament, bingo and various other games beginning at 4:00 p.m. Fish Fry and Bar-B-Q beginning at 7:00 p.m. along with live entertainment . Lots of GAMES and FUN for ALL!!! This annual event marks the historic freedom of slaves across many Southern states. Contact: (580) 762-2499.

21 - JUNETEENTH COMMUNITY CHURCH SERVICE, 11:00 A.M. at Attucks Community Center. FREE dinner immediately following. Contact: (580) 762-2499.

July 2015

4 - 4th OF JULY FIREWORKS SHOW, Annual Lake Ponca Fireworks display beginning at 9:50 p.m. Contact (580) 767-0430.

4 - FLY-IN BREAKFAST, Ponca City Airport from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Contact: (580) 767-0470.

18-23 - PONCA CITY AMATEUR MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIPS, presented by Fly Racing. For information visit, www.mxsports.com.

August 2015

1 - FLY-IN BREAKFAST, Ponca City Airport from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Contact: (580) 767-0470.

21 - "PARTY AT THE PALACE!" A Ponca City Area Chamber of Commerce celebration at the Marland Mansion beginning at 6:30 p.m., tickets are $25 per person and includes great food, live entertainment, and dancing. Tickets are available at the Ponca City Chamber of Commerce. Contact: (580) 765-4400.

September 2015

5 - FLY-IN BREAKFAST, Ponca City Airport from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Contact: (580) 767-0470.

10-12 - 53rd ANNUAL CHEROKEE STRIP GOLF CLASSIC, at the Ponca City Country Club, Benefitting the Opportunity Center. Golf tournament is "two net low ball" (4 amateurs & 1 pro) using 85% handicap. Sign up as an individual or bring an entire team! Other activities include the Marty McArthur Memorial Ladies golf tournament, silent auction, live entertainment, ladies activities, amateur golf horserace. Social passes are available. Contact: (580) 765-6782.

12-13 - 40th ANNUAL ARTS FESTIVAL, presented by The Ponca City Art Association. This two-day juried festival takes place on the grounds of the Ponca City Art Center located in the Historic Soldani Mansion at 819 E. Central Avenue. Art will be judged by Dr. Karen York, Curator at the Sherwin-Miller Jewish Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma and also art professor at Tulsa University. A $300 First, $200 Second, and $125 Third Place cash prize will be awarded for each category. A $300 cash prize will be awarded to Best of Show. The non-monetary Florence Riesen Award will be given to the winner of the People's Choice Category. The Fine Arts Festival will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. Contact: (580) 765-9746. 

19 - CHEROKEE STRIP BBQ COOK-OFF, presented by Women of Professionals Today. Sample Chicken, pork ribs, pork and beef brisket and
try a variety of chilis. Vote for your favorite BBQ team in the people's choice competition. Tasting kits will be sold starting around 12:30 p.m. at Lake Ponca. All proceeds benefit Hospice of North Central Oklahoma. Contact Robyn Ryan: (580) 765-3311 or robynryan@poncacity.net.

25-26 - 21st ANNUAL STANDING BEAR POW WOW, Standing Bear Native American Park. Food Vendors and Native American Arts & Crafts. Cash Prizes in all categories! Friday starts with Gourd dancing beginning at 5:00 p.m. with Grand Entry at 7:00 p.m., Princess selection, Intertribal dancing, Tiny Tots contests, Jr./Teen Division contests, Golden Age contests and Exhibition dancing. Saturday starts with Gourd Dancing at 1:00 p.m., Specials (afternoon only) The Traditional Meal served at 5:30 p.m., Grand Entry 7:00 p.m. then Intertribal Dancing, Adult contests & Exhibition Dancing. (Times subject to change.) Contact: (580) 762-1514.

October 2015

3 - FLY-IN BREAKFAST, Ponca City Airport from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Contact: (580) 767-0470.

3-4 - 31st ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST, presented by the E.W. Marland Estate Foundation.  From the Beer Garden to the Chicken Dance, visitors will find everything needed to enjoy Oktoberfest. The festival includes dozens of food vendors, craft booths, and a children's area with large inflatables, rides and carnival games. Oktoberfest will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $4 for all, except children ages 6 and under are FREE! Contact: (580) 767-0420.

31 - TRICK OR TREAT IN PONCA CITY - Official night for ghosts and goblins in Ponca City!

November 2015

7 - FLY-IN BREAKFAST, Ponca City Airport from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Contact: (580) 767-0470.

7- VETERANS DAY PARADE, Downtown Ponca City, Grand Avenue 10:45 a.m.  Come and see both Antique and F-16 flyovers.  Vets can meet for coffee and donuts from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the American Legion Post 14. Lunch following the parade for veterans only. Parade will consist of veterans' groups, civic groups, floats, bands, Shriners, bikes and school kids. Contact: (580) 765-9073.

25 - FESTIVAL OF ANGELS, "THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS GO ON," Free Family Fun!! Join us from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Lake Ponca Park for this wonderful family event, offering hayrack rides, marshmallow roasts, hot chocolate and cookies. Contact: (580) 362-6744.

25-30 - FESTIVAL OF ANGELS LIGHTING DISPLAY, over 260 displays at 3 citywide locations from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. -Visit our host angel at the Pioneer Woman to get your map of the other locations offering beautiful lighting around Lake Ponca Park, L.A. Cann Gardens and the Pioneer Woman. Contact: (580) 362-6744.

December 2015

1-30 - FESTIVAL OF ANGELS LIGHTING DISPLAY, Over 260 displays at 3 citywide locations from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Contact: (580) 362-6744.

1-30 - NATIVITY FESTIVAL,
hosted by First Christian Church. More than 100 nativity sets or crèches are spread throughout the church.   Guests will see handmade as well as sets purchased from around the world. A special area for children is located on the first floor. These nativities have been shared by many members of the First Christian Church and are available for viewing during normal business hours. Contact: (580) 762-1667. 

1-30 - LIGHTS AT LUTHERAN CHRISTMAS LIGHT DISPLAY, presented by First Lutheran School. Lights at Lutheran Christmas Light display has over 27,000 Christmas lights and a 16-foot screen of animations choreographed to music and broadcasted on 88.1 FM. The free display runs nightly from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Contact: (580) 762-4243.

4 - DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS PARADE, presented by Ponca City Park and Recreation. This “lighted” Christmas Parade will include floats from area schools, organizations, civic groups, churches and businesses. Santa himself is rumored to make a grand appearance. The parade begins at 6:00 p.m. downtown on Grand Avenue. Parade entry forms available at www.poncacityok.gov. Contact: (580) 767-0430.

5- CHRISTMAS MARKET OKLAHOMA, presented by First Lutheran Church & School. Weihnacht Markets (Christmas Markets), originally began in Renaissance Germany and Austria. The German-American churches in Northern Oklahoma celebrate such a Yule wonderland, join First Lutheran Church as they celebrate on the first Saturday of December in Ponca City from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Shop the arts and crafts for Christmas gifts and decorations including Native American wares while being enchanted by the ambience of Christmas aromas and the sounds of carols. Of special interest is the music, an all day concert of choirs and contemporary artists, while a "Cookie Walk" of over 300 dozen Holiday cookies is on sale. Sip hot chocolate or spiced cider and sample the German food. The day is culminated by a fantastic lights show put on by the students of First Lutheran School. Vendors may want to consider participating in this highly unique one-day festival. Both indoor and outdoor booths are available and prices for a space are enough to make Scrooge smile. Contact: (580) 761-4657.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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