October 16, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
The Oklahoma History Center (OHC) will hold a Folklife Festival on Saturday, October 16, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This community-wide event will celebrate and recognize what the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress has called “the everyday and intimate creativity that all of us share and pass on to the next generation.” The goal is to collaborate with cultural practitioners, communities, and heritage professionals; to spark curiosity; to catalyze intercultural exchange; and to create participatory experiences. The Folklife Festival will be open to the public and held predominantly outdoors at the Oklahoma History Center.
Participants will include the 145th Army Band; 3J Farms OK; Aalim Dance Academy; Angels Modeling and Dance Studio; Blue Thumb water quality education program; Eterna Primavera Folklore Guatemalteco; Everything Goes Dance Studio; Hochatown Historical Association; Hung Viet Lion Dance Association; Kohl Jackson, stand-up comedian; Larry Newsom, singer-songwriter; Metropolitan Library System; Nritya-Arpan Dance School of Bharatnatyam and Indian Folk Dance; Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security; Oklahoma Archivists Association; Oklahoma Farm Bureau; Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center; Oklahoma State Archives; Oklahoma Wildlife Band; Partners of the Prairie; Renewal by Andersen; Danny Dunagan, rope maker; Samarpan Dance Academy; Southwest Dairy Farmers; Panamanian Society of Oklahoma; Thick Descriptions; Central Oklahoma Antique Tractor Club; “Traditional Music of the Open Prairie” with Wayne Cantwell; and BSA Venturer Scouts program. Also, the Oklahoma Pork Council will be giving away a new roaster/smoker.
The Folklife Festival will be open to the public and held predominantly outdoors at the OHC, located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City. Call 405-522-0754 to learn more.