Weekend Radar: Memorial Day Weekend Edition

Your most trusted-trusted source for all-things Oklahoma City is back with its weekly feature,  Weekend Radar, highlighting a few of the most promising happenings in the metro. This weekend’s edition is brought to you by our friends at Energy FC.

It’s the long-awaited Memorial Day weekend, so we’ll cover our top picks for the whole, glorious three days that you’ll hopefully have off from work. Extra day means extra entries this Weekend Radar. From sports to arts and a few things in between; if you are bored this weekend, that’s on you, bub.

OKC Energy FC vs Colorado Springs Switchbacks
May 25 | 7:30 p.m.
Taft Stadium

Four Tickets. Four Tacos. $49. Plus the kids eat free!

Our favorite other football stars stayed home this week to enjoy all the wonderful Oklahoma weather. As a result, they should be very well rested, practiced and full of enough severe weather anxiety to easily dispatch the Colorado Springs Switchbacks this weekend at Taft Stadium. Hopefully, exposing the opposition to the oppressive humidity of an Oklahoma Spring and lungfuls of good ol’ cottonwood fluff will make it even easier to beat back the mountain-dwellers.

2019 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship
Game Times Vary
Bricktown Ballpark

The tournament itself has been going all week, but let’s be real honest: the good bits are happening this weekend. So far, the tournament has cranked out some impressively high-scoring games, a few nail-biters and the probable end of the OU baseball season. And that, folks, is as much as I can tell you about it, because I don’t know shit about baseball. Still, looks like good fun for fans of America’s favorite pastime.

2019 Paseo Arts Festival
May 25 – 27
Paseo Arts District

Oklahoma City always has its fair share of fantastic arts and music festivals! One of the most popular and versatile of them happens this Memorial Day weekend in the Paseo. Artisans in every conceivable medium will line the streets and shops of one of the most charming districts in OKC. Bonus: festival food, beer and music for the bigs and a Children’s Area for the littles.

2019 Chuck Wagon Festival
May 25 – 26 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

If Oklahoma is not known for its art, it is known for its cowboys and their chuck wagons. Take a step back in time on the lawn of the most Oklahoma-y museum in existence, and explore the wild, wild west(ish). Trick ropers, blacksmiths, screaming children and dysentery will all be on hand for an authentic experience.

2019 Memorial Day Observance
May 27 | 10 a.m.
45th Infantry Division Museum

We all get Monday off for a reason. Remember and honor those who have died in service to our country, with the wonderful veterans and families at the 45th Infantry Division Museum. The observance begins at 10 a.m. And if you’ve never toured the free museum there, you should do that. The mannequins are admittedly a wee bit creepy, but the history and story of Oklahoma’s fighting forces are astounding.

Have something we missed? Let us know in the comments!