"Mardi Gras Celebration" Featuring the Civilized Tribe Dixieland Band
The eighth annual Mardi Gras-themed event will feature its traditional UCO faculty entertainment specialists, but with a few new twists.
This fundraising event is going bigger with complimentary New Orleans-inspired hors d oeuvres and drinks, Mardi Gras beads and masks, and a Dixieland band that comes second to none in the Oklahoma City metro.
UCO s 5th Street Jazz Collective plays under the name UCO Civilized Tribe Dixieland band for this annual performance in honor of the original Civilized Tribe Dixieland Band that performed as a UCO jazz ensemble more than 20 years ago and featured Central alumni and faculty members.
Members include trumpeter Lee Rucker, trombonist Kent Kidwell, D.M.A., clarinetist and saxophonist Brian Gorrell, pianist Dennis Borycki, banjo/guitarist Danny Vaughan, bassist Michael Geib, D.M., and drummer David Hardman. Tickets are $35 and include Creole-inspired hors d oeuvres, such as gumbo shooters and sausage balls, and a ticket for a New Orleans-inspired drink, such as a Hurricane. All proceeds from the evening benefit scholarships for the UCO School of Music and UCO College of Fine Arts and Design.
Location: UCO Jazz Lab
Extra Info: Reservations can be made by contacting Kearney Cole, development coordinator for CFAD, at email@example.com or 405-974-3778 or by visiting www.centralconnection.org/mardigras.
Located on scenic Route 66, The Mother Road, a stay in Edmond places you just minutes from international attractions such as the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Remington Park horse racing, the Lazy E Arena and picturesquely historic Guthrie, just to name a few! For a list of upcoming events, please see our Calendar of Events. For a list of major annual events, visit Events Planner.
Arcadia Lake offers a variety of recreational opportunities such as boating, camping, picnicking, swimming, hiking, Frisbee golf, and bird watching.
East of I-35 between 2nd and 15th 405/216-7470
This elegant Bed & Breakfast is a historic register house and was the original home of Dr. Ruhl, one of Edmond's first families. When Dr. Ruhl wanted to add-on to this home he "jacked-up" the entire house and added a new 1st floor! Every room is decorated to delightful and different Victorian themes.
328 East 1st St. 405/348-6347
A concertgoer's dream, this new auditorium is adorned with three huge Swarovski chandeliers, Baccarat crystal candelabra, American cherry wood veneers, Spanish marble and Iranian onyx. The incomparable performance hall acoustics and entryway's soaring "Swans in Flight" bronze sculpture all combine to set Armstrong Auditorium as a cultural jewel in the crown of Edmond.
14400 Bryant Ave. 405/285-1010
ARCTIC EDGE ICE ARENA
An outstanding ice skating arena featuring lessons, figure skating, and leagues for hockey, as well as open skating schedules.
14613 N. Kelly 405/748-5454
BICKHAM RUDKIN PARK AND COMMUNITY DOG PARK
This park features a fishing pond, playground, covered pavilion with picnic tables and a dog park.
33rd St., just east of Boulevard 405/359-4630
Equipped with 40 lanes, computerized scoring, a large game room and club.
3501 S. Boulevard 405/348-3210
Historic and eclectic shopping district featuring 30+ shops including Othello's restaurant. Unique gifts, jewelry, clothing, southwest items, and seasonal specialties.
Broadway north of 2nd
CLUE QUEST Think of it as video-game meets real life, with a side order of who-dun-it and just enough stress to make you tingle. Locked inside a room, you have only an hour to solve the mysteries and get the coveted door code– your key to escape and victory! The live Escape Room is a relatively new genre of entertainment. It is a physical adventure game where participants are locked inside a room and must explore their surroundings and solve various puzzles and logic challenges in order to get out. We offer three unique escape experiences and the price is $75 for your entire team of 2-6 people. Wonderful team building exercise and fun for any type of group. 151 E. 33rd Street, 405/625-3706 www.cluequestok.com or www.facebook.com/cluequestok
EDMOND AND AGRITOURISM
Oklahoma's growing adventure is the intersection of agriculture and tourism. Edmond is the home to many Agritourism venues including the Edmond Farmers Market, Crestview Farms, Aaron's Gate Country Estates, Honey Hill Farm, Sorghum Mill Christmas Tree & Blackberry Farm, Deer Creek Vineyard, Cripple Creek Farms, Parkhurst Ranch and Clauren Ridge Vineyard & Winery.
EDMOND EVENING SUN
Edmond Evening Sun: The Edmond Sun was established by Milton W. "Kicking Bird" Reynolds on July 18, 1889. It is the oldest continuous newspaper dating from Oklahoma Territorial days. The building was recently restored and guided tours are available.
123 S. Broadway 405/341-2121
EDMOND HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM
Experience the history of Edmond including 1889'ers, military, genealogy, railroad, and a children's hands-on center. Museum also features National traveling exhibits.
431 S. Boulevard 405/340-0078
ELEVATION TRAMPOLINE PARK
Oklahoma’s first trampoline park is located right here in Edmond. It has 5000+ square foot main court of trampoline. Even the angled walls are trampolines and are waiting to be jumped on! They also have trampoline sport courts made for dodgeball, basketball and volleyball and a large foam pit!
14402 N. Lincoln Blvd. 405/463-3335
FESTIVAL MARKET PLACE & PLAZA
Enjoy herbs and produce picked fresh from the garden, every Saturday from May through October. Come to a colorful event enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. A vibrant outdoor festival area and new Plaza with Centennial projects, the Kentucky Daisey statue and engraved brick walkway. Festival Market Place is more than just the location of the Edmond Farmers Market. It is the home to Liberty Fest Taste of Edmond, Fall Family Night, Express Ice's outdoor skating rink and more.
North West of 2nd & Broadway 405/359-4630
FINE ARTS INSTITUTE OF EDMOND
Nurturing the arts, this group hosts shows, teaches, and sponsors art in Edmond.
27 E. Edwards 405/340-4481
FIRST PUBLIC SCHOOLHOUSE
Edmond's first schoolhouse was built near the corner of east Second and South Boulevard streets in July of 1889. It was also the first public school building constructed in Oklahoma Territory.
2nd St. & Boulevard 405/340-0078
Take a step back into the old wild west at this 40 acre Premier Attractions theme park. Frontier City has plenty of rides and shows for the whole gang.
I-35 south of Edmond 405/478-2140
If your “me-time” is tee-time, then you deserve a golf trip to Edmond. Edmond hosts major events like the PGA senior Championship and facilities where tour pros come to train. Come experience “The Art of Golf” in Edmond!
Coffee Creek Golf Club 4000 N. Kelly 405/340-4653
Fairfax Golf Club 2905 N. Sooner Rd. 405/359-8333
KickingBird Golf Course 1600 E. Danforth 405/341-5350
Oak Tree Country Club 700 W. Country Club Dr. 405/340-1010
Oak Tree National 1515 W. Oak Tree Drive 405/348-2004
Silverhorn Golf Club 11411 N. Kelley 405/752-1181
Tour 18 at Rose Creek 17031 N. May 405/330-8220
Gracelawn Cemetery was established by the citizens of Edmond in April 1895, to replace Edmond's first cemetery (1889-1895) that was illegally placed on school land. It is also the burial place of "Kickingbird Reynolds," one of Edmond's founding fathers and one of the original legislators from Oklahoma's early territorial days.
Danforth between Broadway & Boulevard 405/348-8830
Offers fishing, pavilion rentals, playgrounds, and trails. It is also the home of the "Summer Concerts in the Park" series. The concerts are free and are performed on Thursday nights from June through August, with a collection of Country, Jazz, Rock, Big Band, Classical, & Top 40 Music.
9th St. & Bryant 405/359-4630
Located within the Garvey Center at Oklahoma Christian University, this auditorium with 1184 seats hosts the music department’s annual holiday performance featuring the entire OC music department ensemble groups as well as individual ensemble groups throughout the year. It is also a popular venue for local performances.
2501 E. Memorial 405/425-5530
Located in the Kickingbird Shopping Center, this theater houses six cinemas with first run movies for your enjoyment.
Danforth & Bryant 405/341-7227
A collection of seven museums and attractions covering 10 acres, just minutes south of Edmond, features include the Oklahoma Air Space Museum, Red Earth Indian Center, the Science Museum Oklahoma, Kirkpatrick Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Kirkpatrick Planetarium, Kirkpatrick Galleries and the International Photography Hall of Fame. Plus, the new Omnidome features an immersive, 70-foot diameter dome screen guaranteed to take viewers to the edges of Earth and beyond!
50th & Martin Luther King Blvd. 405/602-6664
LAZY E ARENA
Visit the largest indoor arena in the country! Providing a full calendar of rodeo excitement, this is the place where western legends are made. Tours are available of this working ranch.
I-35 & Seward Road, 405/282-3004
The Multipurpose Activity Center (MAC) is in Mitch Park. It houses an expanded Senior Citizen's Center, Parks Administration offices, community meeting rooms and an outdoor amphitheater. Many of the Parks & Recreation programs offered are held here.
At Mitch Park on Covell between Sante Fe & Kelly Aves. 405/359-4630
MATHIS SKATE PARK
One of the state's only skate parks, Mathis Brothers Skate Park offers 17,500 square feet of ramps, pipes, half-pipes, and bowls to challenge skater roller-bladers, and bikers of all ages.
Kelly and Covell 405/359-4630
MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY
This historic cemetery is the burial site of Wiley Post, famous pilot & friend of Will Rogers, Oklahoma statesman.
Kelly & Memorial 405/478-0556
This 133 acre park features several playgrounds including handicap accessible facilities, multiple use trials, basketball courts, pavilions, picnic tables, grills, amphitheater, Multiple Activity Center and sports fields with concession stand and restrooms.
1501 W. Covell 405/359-4630
NATIONAL COWBOY AND WESTERN HERITAGE MUSEUM
A unique and internationally acclaimed museum, featuring the finest collection of western art and artifacts in the world. It is located just minutes south of Edmond.
1700 NE 63rd 405/478-2250
NATIONAL SOFTBALL HALL OF FAME
Annually hosting many premier events in softball, such as the NCAA Women's College World Series, it is considered the finest softball sports venue in the nation.
50th & Martin Luther King 405/424-5266
OKLAHOMA CITY ZOO
Go wild at one of the country's largest and best zoos. Some of the special features include: Great EscApe; Cat Forest / Lion Overlook; and the Noble Aquatic Center just to name a few. Travel just a few minutes south of Edmond to experience this award winning zoo!
50th & Martin Luther King Blvd. 405/424-3344
OKLAHOMA FIREFIGHTERS MUSEUM
See an extensive display of firefighting equipment spanning from many ages. Come honor and learn about these every day heroes of our times.
50th & Martin Luther King Blvd. 405/424-3440
See University of Central Oklahoma
This restaurant is the original home of Edmond's first hospital over Edmond's 1st cinema! Unique tin ceilings and other details make this site a unique dinner destination.
1 S. Broadway 405/330-9045
Cool off at the public aquatic center featuring colorful cabanas, swirling water vortex, water spray-ground, leisure pool, and a lap pool.
1034 S. Bryant 405/359-4649
This 66-foot steel soda bottle sculpture -complete with a straw!- has brilliant LED lights that rotate up and down the bottle, is Rt. 66’s newest icon, stop in and choose from over 500 flavors of fizzy fun just east of Edmond on historic Rt. 66 in Arcadia. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner hot off the grill, all day, every day.
660 W. Highway 66 405/928-7677
Edmond is home to numerous pieces of public sculpture. A brief walk will afford visitors the opportunity to view many of the works that give Edmond's Cultural District its unique character. The Edmond Visual Arts Commission continues to add new pieces yearly.
PUMP IT UP
This inflatable party zone has a large indoor play arena featuring huge air-filled play structures with a separate room for parties and group events.
14400 N. Lincoln Blvd 405/751-9800
REMINGTON PARK RACING & CASINO
One of the world's finest horse racing tracks features exciting thoroughbred racing action as well as a quarter horse calendar. Off track betting available for those who want to cover several tracks at once! Just take the 50th St. exit from I-35 south.
50th & Martin Luther King 405/424-1000
RODKEY FAMILY HOME
Built in 1910 and moved to Stephenson Park, this is the former home of Isaac and Catherine Rodkey, early-day Edmond mill owners. You can see the downtown Edmond landmark, Rodkey’s Best Flour Mill, towering above the city. The house is currently undergoing restoration. Window viewing is allowed.
5th & Littler 405/359-4630
ROUND BARN OF ARCADIA
The famous bright red Rt. 66 landmark is located 6 miles east of Edmond in Arcadia.
East of Edmond on Rt 66 405/396-0824
SCIENCE MUSEUM OKLAHOMA
Explore the Omniplex, a collection of seven museums all under one roof! While there, visit Oklahoma Air Space Museum; Red Earth Indian Center, the Science Museum Oklahoma, Kirkpatrick Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Kirkpatrick Planetarium, Kirkpatrick Galleries and the International Photography Hall of Fame, and the OmniDome, a 3-D theatre similar to I-MAX.
50th & Martin Luther King Blvd. 405/602-6664
SHADID FINE ART GALLERY
Located within the Shadid-Schaus Building, an Edmond Historic Preservation Award winner, this wonderful art gallery was also the first boarding house in Oklahoma Territory.
19 N. Broadway 405/341-6741
SHANNON MILLER PARK
Adjacent to the Edmond Public Library, this public green space includes one the community's finest pieces of public art, a bronze statue honoring Edmond native and seven-time Olympic medalist Shannon Miller.
Main & Jackson 405/359-4630
SILVERLEAF SHOTGUN SPORTS
Silverleaf Shotgun Sports offers Sporting Clays, Skeet, Trap, 5-Stand, and Wobble Trap. This family owned business is open to the public year-round. Sometimes called “golf with a shotgun,” Sporting Clays is our most popular discipline. Three separate Sporting Clays Courses are set at different levels of difficulty.
Seward Rd. Exit from I-35, then 3 miles east 405/282-2787
Summerstock Productions is dedicated to providing a high quality, affordable theater experience. They present two musical productions each summer at UCO's Mitchell Hall Theater.
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
Originally the "Normal School" this was Oklahoma's first public school of higher education. It began as a teachers college, and is now a premier institution of education in this region of the United States. Many of the campus buildings date to the 1890's. Mitchell Hall Theater produces a variety of Broadway style performances every fall, winter & spring.
2nd St. & University Dr. 405/974-2000
UCO - JAZZ LAB
The UCO Jazz Lab is a world class entertainment venue featuring a relaxed atmosphere styled after jazz clubs in New Orleans. The Jazz lab features live entertainment with food and beverages provided by Hideaway Pizza located next door.
5th & Littler 405/359-7989
UCO - MITCHELL HALL
The UCO performing arts venue since 1926, Mitchell Hall is the showcase of several theatrical productions and concerts. Mitchell Hall features beautiful period architecture and decorations.
1st St. & University Dr. 405/974-3375
UCO - OLD NORTH
First opened for classes in 1893, Old North was the first building of higher education in the state of Oklahoma. Listed on the National Register of Historic places, it has become a community icon and the enduring symbol of the University of Central Oklahoma.
University Dr. & Campbell 405/974-2000
UCO - MUSEUMS & GALLERIES
Several art galleries and museums can be found on the campus of the University of Central Oklahoma. The Central Museum of Art and Design is located in the art building, while frequently changing exhibits welcome visitors of the Donna Nigh Gallery.
100 N. University Dr. 405/974-2771