It’s fall in Edmond, which means cooler weather and fun events. With fall comes the return of UCO football, Storybook Forest at Arcadia Lake, the indoor farmer’s market at Mitch Park and more. September through November is full of fun, so spread the word!
Cooler weather brings recreational bliss. Explore Edmond through a Public Art tour or enjoy Edmond’s parks and trails. With over 3,380 acres of parks and over 60 acres of trails, there is bound to be a park you have yet to explore.
Wanting some classic autumn activities? Look no further than Parkhurst Pumpkin Patch. You can ride a pony, roast some smores, climb a hay bale and many more fall fun. The season is from Sept. 21 to Nov. 13.
Experience free live music all across town. Beginning Sept. 1 at VIBES, Edmond’s First Thursday’s Art Walk, live music can be heard up and down the streets of Downtown Edmond. Throughout the rest of the month, Frenzy Brewing Company, the UCO Jazz Lab and The Patriarch Craft Beer House will host a variety of musicians.
As a close to the summer season, Pelican Bay will be hosting the fluffiest and cutest event of the year – Doggie Paddles. Bring your dogs out for a pool party on Sept. 10 to end the summer. The cost is $10 per dog.
Armstrong Auditorium is hosting GENTRI, the Gentleman’s Trio, on Sept. 15 for a performance of cinematic pop and three-part harmonies. Tickets are $35.
Catch the season finale of VIBES, Heard on Hurd, Edmond Bike Night and the Outdoor Farmer’s Market. Simply Indie Film Festival will kick off the Halloween events with the Second Friday Film Night on Oct. 14 accompanied by a costume party. The Edmond Historical Preservation Trust will host Ghost Tours at Shannon Miller Park on Oct. 22. Downtown Edmond businesses will showcase their scarecrows all month long. While in Downtown, take photos with the scarecrows and tag #lovedowntownedmond to be entered in a drawing.
Be active with the Oct. 1 Red Day Run and Wine Walk. Both the Red Day Run and Wine Walk are fundraising events for local charities. The Red Day Run is $40, and the Wine Walk is $50.
UCO will be welcoming back Alumni on Oct. 22 – 29 with homecoming celebrations. UCO Football will be playing against Pittsburg State University.
Explore a variety of different cultures showcased by UCO students on Nov. 5 at the annual UCO International Festival. The next day, the second annual Cycle 66 Ride and Criterium (Crit) will take place Nov. 6. Rides will leave Downtown Edmond at 8 a.m. and Crit races will begin at 10 a.m. lasting until 4 p.m.
Mitch Park will be home to the Edmond Ice Rink from Nov. 5 to Jan. 15. The Edmond Farmer’s Market will be moving inside for the winter. Edmond Electric’s annual event Luminance will begin Nov. 18. Stroll through the holiday light display until Jan. 1.
Take on the Edmond Turkey Trot before your Thanksgiving meal. Enjoy the 5k and fun run on Nov. 24 at 8 a.m.
Support local and small businesses around town on Nov. 26 for Small Business Saturday. Downtown Edmond will offer free carriage rides, food/drink specials, small business sales and a visit from the Grinch.
Visit Edmond is leading the city in ways that will make Edmond visitor friendly. These initiatives include Wayfinding and the Arcadia Lake Master plan. The tourism team held an Arcadia Lake Master plan conference back in May with the Arcadia Lake Dream Team and city leaders. Tourism director, Jennifer Seaton, is also the leader of the Edmond Wayfinding initiative. The Wayfinding team has created new maps of the city highlighting attractions, parks, hotels and schools. These new maps are available online or at various locations around the city.