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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.

November 2014

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

1-THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, presented by BisonBison Film Festival. Come join a benefit event for BisonBison Film Festival. Contests begin at 8:00 p.m. the film will show at 9:00 p.m. at the Poncan Theatre. Contest include: Rocky Horror Virgin Contest, Costume Contest and Old Fart Contest. Cash bar provided by unWINEd. All tickets just $10, prop kits available night of show for $5. Tickets will be available at the Poncan Theatre, poncantheatre.org or at unWINEd. For more information on contests visit BisonBisonFilmFestival.com or unwinedpc.com. 

1 - WICKED WEEKEND PARTY, presented by Osage Casino-Hotel Ponca City. Come enjoy food, beverages and entertainment in the banquet rooms at the Osage Casino in Ponca City. A costume contest with $900 cash prizes, dinner and hotel stays will be held. Costume contest participants must be 18 and have their picture taken in the on-site photo booth. The contest will be judged by three guest judges. The event will be from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at www.osagecasinos.com. Contact: (877) 246-8777.

1-2 - FALLFEST 2014, presented by Camp McFadden. Come join for family fun at the Camp McFadden FallFest. Camp Activities  will include crafts and walking stick carvings. All activities will promote the summer camp for boys and girls, which was a great success in 2014 with over 200  campers. Open to the general public Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Lunch and other meals will be available at the concession stand. For more information contact: Gina (580)762-9955.

6 - PONCA CITY NOON LIONS 16TH ANNUAL DINNER AND AUCTION. Come help support the Ponca City Noon Lions at their annual dinner and auction. Dinner is at 6:00 p.m., auction to follow. All proceeds will fund Lions Projects in the area. Tickets are $15 at the door or contact: (580) 763-3273.

7 - SHIRLEY TEMPLE COMING HOME, presented by the Poncan Theatre. The Poncan Theatre will be presented with an antique Shirley Temple doll that was originally won in a 1930s give away at the old Murray Theatre. There will also be a FREE Shirley Temple Movie "The Littlest Rebel" a 1935 American dramatic film directed by David Butler. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Contact: (580) 765-0943.

8 - THE FUNNY PACK: COMEDY-MAGIC-HYPNOSIS, presented by the Poncan Theatre. Gary Owen, a ventriloquist, has been featured on Good Morning American and in Time Magazine. Gary's fast paced production demonstrates the true power of hypnosis, proving that the sub-conscious mind is a terrible thing to waste. This is a show where the hypnotized volunteers that are the stars. David Thomas, a magician, is a well seasoned performer. David's comedy magic show is absolutely hilarious. This act offers plenty of audience engaging elements featuring volunteers who are integrated as part of the show for some truly amusing and memorable laughs. Patty Davidson, a ventriloquist, is a multitalented performer. Patty's quick wit and gentle humor allow the audience to become part of the show. From brash, naive Lucy and egotistical Dan, to Luna the Red Hat Lunatic Ostrich, these unforgettable and loveable characters come to life with hilarious comedy and music. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. General admission is $20, students and active military $15. Contact: (580) 765-0943.

8 - 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.

11 - GIFTS FROM YOUR KITCHEN, presented by Pioneer Woman Museum and OSU Extension. This workshop is an opportunity for adults to come and learn about the benefits of making gifts from your kitchen. This will be a hands on learning where you can work with others and take your hand-made gifts home. You will also receive a booklet including 70 recipe ideas. Crafts include Marshmallow Stir Sticks, Sugar Scrub, Milk Bath , and a BBQ Rub. Registration is due on November 3rd. The cost is $20 and will cover your materials for the day. Gifts From Your Kitchen will be at the Pioneer Woman Museum 11:00 a.m. Contact: Robbin Davis (580) 765-6108 or Lindsay Grace (580) 362-3194.

14 - MOJO MEN CONCERT, presented by the Ponca City Arts and Humanities Council. MoJo Men are a band of brothers who have played in various genres of music for many local and national acts. The Mojo Men have banded together for some unique sounds in R&B/Blues and Classic Rock with a set list that is sure to make a room move. The members of the Mojo Men are Cleve Warren, Jerry Wilson, Steve Crossley, Mark Galloway, and special guest performer Max Car.  The event is FREE, no tickets are required to attend. A cash bar will be available as well as regular concession items. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., showtime is 8:00 p.m. at the Poncan Theatre. Contact: (580) 765-0943.

14-16-"ANGEL STREET," presented by the Ponca Playhouse. The Manninghams live a lower-middle class life in Victorian London, but all is not well in the household. The wife appears to be slowly going insane, and seeing things that her kind husband insists are not so-but does he have ulterior motives for his actions? And is he really as kind as he seems? Who can she trust, if not her own eyes?  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.

20-23 – "LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS," presented by Northern Oklahoma College Fine Arts Division. Come see this quirky little comedy. It’s a cautionary tale about good people who make immoral decisions when faced with something they strongly desire. The musical explores the question, “What could possibly go wrong when ambition and greed overtake integrity and reason?” Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. The play will be held at the Kinzer Performing Arts Center on the Tonkawa campus. Tickets will be available at the box office before each performance and admission is $7 for adults, $5 for students and free with valid NOC ID. Contact: (580) 628-6200.

21 - DEPUE-DE HOYOS-VIOLIN AND GUITAR CONCERT-, presented by Ponca City Concert Series. Alex Depue, an exceptional violinist and fiddler, recently teamed up with talented Mexican guitarist Miguel De Hoyos. Their unique international sound has been praised throughout North America. The two perform an engaging and often virtuosic combination of classical-tinted takes on popular songs and original compositions, and their cohesion and chops are just remarkable. Show time is 7:30 p.m. at the Poncan Theatre. Contact: (580) 765-3971. 

21-23-"ANGEL STREET," presented by the Ponca Playhouse. The Manninghams live a lower-middle class life in Victorian London, but all is not well in the household. The wife appears to be slowly going insane, and seeing things that her kind husband insists are not so-but does he have ulterior motives for his actions? And is he really as kind as he seems? Who can she trust, if not her own eyes?  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.

22 -WILLAMAE AND FRIENDS-Branson comes to the Poncan Theatre. A concert the whole family will enjoy. Willamae and Friends is a collaboration of Patti Beth Anderson and Jon Harden. They are bringing to America's theaters good, wholesome entertainment you'll be glad you experienced!From country to bluegrass, from gospel to comedy to magic to juggling to... well, you get the idea! Willamae and Friends are bringing to you, entertainment you can "brang the young 'uns to!' For over 20 years they havehoned their craft doing show after show after show at a beloved show performed to sold-out crowds, they finally took a much-deserved break. Now, they're BACK! More experienced, more talented, more funnier and more in "tune" with your favorites. Tickets are $17 for Adults, $12 Children/Active Military and $12 Group Rate of 20 or more tickets. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Contact: (580) 765-0943.


26 - 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.

 

27 - DADDY LONG LEGS FUN RUN/WALK, presented by the Park and Recreation Department. Registration and packet pick up at Wentz Camp Admission Entrance is from 8:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. The 5K Fun Run/Walk will begin at 9:00 a.m. Pre-registration with long sleeved shirt before November 19th. Pre-registration is $30.  DG Productions, OKC, OK will time the event. Runners and walkers entered will wear a timing device on their shoe in order to receive a finish result. Timing devices will be distributed on race day at the timing-tag pick up at the registration table. All entrants will wear a numbered label. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 male and female participants. Starting line is inside the Entrance Gate of Wentz Camp & Pool. Contact: (580) 767-0430.

26-30 - 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 2014

1-30 - 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.

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.

5 - 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 - "THE POLAR EXPRESS," presented by The Poncan Theatre. Put the kids in their pajamas and enjoy hot chocolate and the movie "'The Polar Express" on the big screen at the historic Poncan Theatre. Get ready for the holiday season with this wonderful family film. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. For information about tickets, contact: (580) 765-0943.

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

6- 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.

6 - 2nd ANNUAL MARTIAL ARTS DEMONSTRATION, presented by The Poncan Theatre. Local Martial Arts schools and their students display their skills. Family friendly. Showtime from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. For information about tickets, contact: (580) 765-0943.

13 - 6th ANNUAL BREAKFAST WITH SANTA, presented by the Ponca City High School FCCLA. Traditional craft and game booths including Velcro Wall, Bungee Run, Merry Mats, Photo with Santa, Holly Hangers, Santa Stocking and Jingle Jail, Gingerbread Workshop and more at the Ponca City High School old girls gym from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with breakfast being served from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.! This event is designed as a family event with children in mind! All inclusive bracelets are available for $15  and includes breakfast, crafts and games as well as photo with Santa. All proceeds benefit the March of Dimes North Central Division. Contact: (580) 761-6288.

 

13 - HANDEL'S MESSIAH WITH COMBINED PONCA CITY AND BLACKWELL CHOIRS, presented by The Poncan Theatre. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. For information, contact: (580) 765-0943.

 

13-14- HOLIDAY HAPPENING, presented by the Pioneer Woman Museum, Marland's Grand Home the Ponca City Art Center and the Marland Mansion. Guests will enjoy a fun atmosphere of shopping, demonstrations and complimentary cider and hot chocolate. The event will be from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Contact: (580) 765-6108.

Pioneer Woman Museum-Come enjoy A Very Merry Open House, hot cider and cookies enjoyed while the soft sounds of the holidays play in the background. Free gift wrapping on all Pioneer Woman Museum gift shop items.
The Ponca City Art Center-Come-And-Go Open House with Christmas Tree Display, Children’s Craft Corner, and gifts for purchase. Munch on homemade goodies while you browse.
Marland’s Grand Home-Annual Holiday Open House, guests will be greeted by Mary Virginia Marland accompanied by Santa Clause. Guests can enjoy tours, a Family Christmas Ornament Crafting, Christmas carols around the piano, and gifts for purchase.
Marland Mansion-View the mansion at its loveliest when decorated in the splendor and sparkle of Christmas unlike any other time of year. The gift shop will be open with plenty of unique holiday gifts found nowhere else. Come do your Christmas shopping with the Marlands!

13-14 - THE ART OF CHRISTMAS, presented by the Ponca City Art Center. Holiday trees decorated by the community. The public votes on their favorite. Sample baked goodies, buy some to take home. Children's Creative Corner, where kids can make and take a holiday project. Also offered, "Fragments of History," art pieces created from tile fragments from our 90-year-old historic tile roof. Stop by sample goodies, get in the holiday spirit, get decorating ideas, vote on your favorites. 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Contact: (580) 765-9746.

19 - JOHNNY ROGERS AND OTHERS, presented by The Poncan Theatre. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact: (580) 765-0943.

21- MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHY-COWBOY CHRISTMAS BALL, presented by Stagecoach BBQ & Event Center. The yuletide dance features Murphey headlining an evening of entertainment for the entire family. With the newly expanded facility, there will be room for dancing. Vintage western attire is strongly encouraged. Cowboy Christmas Buffet at 6:00 p.m. Showtime is 6:45 p.m. Dutch Oven Desserts at Intermission served with our famous Homemade Ice Cream. Tickets are $60 and includes dinner. Contact: (580) 362-3160.

22 - SANTA BUCK GIVEAWAY, presented by the Ponca City Area Chamber of Commerce. Shop Ponca City from November 2nd to December 18th at participating merchants to receive a ticket(s) and increase your chances to win $500, $1,000 or even an awesome $5,000 in Santa Bucks!! The winning tickets will be drawn starting at 7:00 p.m. on December 20th at the Chamber office. To win, tune into your favorite Ponca City radio station: KLOR 99.3 FM, KPNC 100.7 FM, KIXR 104.7 FM, WBBZ 1230 AM, 89.7 FM The House FM, or My Praise 88.7 FM. If you hear your ticket number announced on the radio you have 5 minutes to phone the Chamber office and let them know you have the winning ticket!! Contact: (580) 765-4400.

27 - KEM'S 1 NITE PONCAN THEATRE FUND RAISER, presented by Kem's Gym. Many talented performers from Ponca City are home for the holidays and will share their talents at the Poncan. It will be a "festive musical variety show" featuring performers that have gone on to have careers in "the biz" after getting their start in Ponca City. The event will be at The Poncan Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Contact: (580) 765-0943.

January 2015

1-2 - 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.

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

16-18-"DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER," presented by Ponca Playhouse. From the author of Boeing-Boeing comes another hilarious farce of mistaken identities. Bernard plans a romantic weekend with his mistress, and calls his best friend Robert in to keep his wife out of the way. Unfortunately for Bernard, he doesn't know that his wife and Robert are also having an affair with each other, and are determined that she will stay for the weekend. Matters get worse when the mistress has to pretend to be the cook...and has no idea how to cook. 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.

17 - MARTIN LUTHER KING MEMORIAL PROGRAM, celebrate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Attucks Community Center.  Contact: (580) 767-3662.

17 - PAUL MCDERMAND- PERCUSSION CONCERT, presented by the Ponca City Concert Series. At the age of 19, Paul McDermand assumed the percussion duties on a popular theatrical production called "The Magic Man" and its star was another teenager, David Copperfield. Since then, the list of big-name entertainers with whom Paul has performed includes Natialie Cole, Tony Bennett, Johnny Cash, Liberace, the Temptations and the Moody Blues. Paul began to record instrumental arrangements built around the steel drums and marimba, and he has the unique ability to make you feel that you are the most important person in the theater. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. at the Poncan Theatre. Contact: (580) 765-3971.

19 - MARTIN LUTHER KING INTERFAITH PRAYER BREAKFAST, celebrate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King beginning at 8:00 a.m. in the Attucks Community Center.  Breakfast will be available for everyone!  Contact: (580) 767-3662.

23-25-"DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER," presented by Ponca Playhouse. From the author of Boeing-Boeing comes another hilarious farce of mistaken identities. Bernard plans a romantic weekend with his mistress, and calls his best friend Robert in to keep his wife out of the way. Unfortunately for Bernard, he doesn't know that his wife and Robert are also having an affair with each other, and are determined that she will stay for the weekend. Matters get worse when the mistress has to pretend to be the cook...and has no idea how to cook. 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.

February 2015

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

7 - "PRINCESS FOR A NIGHT, FATHER DAUGHTER DANCE", fundraiser for the Ponca City Opportunity Center at the Marland Mansion.  Contact: (580)765-6782.

March 2015

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

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.

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- BISON BISON FILM FESTIVAL, presented by the Ponca City Arts Center. The festival is a showcase of films in all genres by young emerging filmmakers enrolled in accredited colleges, universities and trade schools within a hundred and twenty five (125) mile radius of Ponca City, OK. Contact: (580) 765-9746.

April 2015

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.

24 -TASTE & TASTELESS-presented by the Poncan Theatre. Taste and Tasteless is a fundraiser for the Poncan Theatre highlighting the happenings in Ponca City in a humorous manner. Skits, song parodies and men in pink tutus. What more can you ask for in an evenings entertainment. Contact: (580) 765-0943.

May 2015

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.

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 - 21st 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 25 cars and Top 5 motorcycles. Don't forget to get your event t-shirt available for purchase during the event. Contact: (580) 763-7859.

6 - CHEROKEE STRIP CORVETTE CAR CLUB SHOW, Lake Ponca Event Area 9:00 - 4:00 - 55 years of America's #1 Sports car competition and judging. Contact: (580) 767-1236

11-13 -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

6 - 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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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