Festival City: Spring events in Norman

After the madness of March and Spring Break, Norman is gearing up for several jammed-packed weekends of fun events! Here is a quick rundown of some of the upcoming events happening this Spring in Norman! Grab your allergy medicine & go explore our unique community!

For a complete calendar of events, please check our friends at VisitNorman.com or download their app. 

  Jousting at the Medieval Fair.

Jousting at the Medieval Fair.

Friday, March 30th: Join the Norman Parks & Recreation Department for the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Andrews Park at 5:30 p.m. More info →

Saturday, April 7th: Join the Norman Parks & Recreation Department at the pond at Griffin Park for the Troy L. Hatfield Memorial Trout Derby. More info → 

Friday, April 6-Sunday, April 8th: One of Norman's largest & longest running festivals, the 42nd Annual Medieval Fair brings thousands of knights, kings, queens, and other interesting characters to town for weekend of medieval merriment. More info →

Saturday, April 14th: In Norman, there's the rest of the year and then there's football season! The OU Spring Game & Fan Fest provides football fanatics with a little taste of the upcoming season. Also, check out SoonerSports.com for schedules of all the OU Athletic Teams! Whether it's tennis, softball, baseball, wrestling, etc., we truly bleed crimson here! More info →

Sunday, April 15th: The second annual OPEN STREETS event will be held in Norman along Webster Avenue.  An international movement, Open Streets provides a space for you to walk, bike, skate, dance, play, and socialize with neighbors increase your activity and improve your health. Temporarily closing the street to motorized activities enhances the opportunity for creative recreation. By providing a local space, Open Streets encourages you to connect with your community. More info →

Sunday, April 22rd: Join the Norman Parks & Recreation Department and dozens of local organizations to celebrate Earth Day at Reeves Park. Free family-oriented activities providing hands-on information on protecting our air, water, forest, wildlife, & other natural resources.  More info → 

Thursday, April 26th-Saturday, April 28th: Norman Music Festival #11 will take over the streets of downtown Norman! Hundreds of musicians will perform during one of the largest free music festivals in the county.  More info → 

Thursday, April 26th- Sunday, April 29th: The annual Lion's Club Carnival will also be happening the same weekend as NMF in Downtown Norman on James Garner Avenue. Carnival rides, games, and more help the club raise money for their vision screening and other charitable projects in the community. 

  Art vendors at the May Fair.

Art vendors at the May Fair.

Saturday, May 5th-Sunday, May 6th: Original arts & crafts, juried art show, children's activities, and performers come together in Historic Andrews Park at the 45th Annual May Fair Arts Festival. Hosted by the Assistance League of Norman, this event kicks off with the May Fair 5K. More info →

Friday, May 11th to Saturday, May 12th: We will all be humming along with "Pomp & Circumstance" as the University of Oklahoma celebrates Commencement Weekend. Note, many of our restaurants are really packed this weekend, make reservations early! Even if you don't have a graduate to celebrate, the fireworks show is always spectacular! More info →

Once classes conclude, the vibe in Norman is a bit more relaxed. Chill out at the Summer Breeze events on Sunday evenings, Jazz in June, and more laid back summer celebrations. Check back with us around Memorial Day for the summer event guide!