Children’s Festival

In the spirit of wonder and discovery, simplicity and charm, Woody Guthrie’s emphasis on children’s music gives the impression that he truly understood the mind of a child. Join several songwriters as they invite families and children to participate in lively, interactive music showcases, meant to inspire and entertain!

2023 Children’s Festival

This year’s Children’s Festival will take place on Saturday, July 15th from 11am to 4m Okemah City Park. Everything is 100% free!

We will be giving away 200 ukuleles, harmonicas, ukulele songbooks, ukulele tuners, and t-shirts. We will also be hosting FREE music lessons so the kids can learn to play their instruments. We’ll have hot dogs, snow cones, cotton candy, rock painting, face painting, airbrush tattoos, glitter tattoos, putt-putt golf, jewelry making, balloon animals, tie-dye shirt making, spin art, sand art, a sidewalk chalking contest, a cornhole tournament, and a hula hoop contest for adults and kids!!!

We are also very excited about this year’s Children’s Stage featuring the Red Dirt Rangers, AND approximately 10 kids performing on the Children’s Stage this year!

Schedule of Events

11:00am: Registration – Registration Tent

11:30am: Sidewalk Chalking Contest Opens

11:30am: Cornhole Tournament – Location TBD

11:30am: Ukulele Class (Age 11 and Up) – Media Center Basement

12:00pm: Childrens Stage Performances – Okemah City Park Pavilion

  • Josh Wills *3rd Place Songwriting Contest Winner
  • Dykota Williamson *2nd Place Songwriting Contest Winner
  • Jessa Nichols
  • Ryleigh Law
  • Daniel Bowland
  • Gracie Pollard
  • Ashton Deiter
  • Clarey Ellis & London Reilly
  • Sienna Rose
  • Ivey Ellis *1st Place Songwriting Contest Winner

12:30pm: Ukulele Class (Age 10 and under) – Media Center Basement

1:00pm: Harmonica Class – Media Center Basement

1:30pm: Games –Designated Locations

2:00pm: Red Dirt Rangers Performance – Okemah City Park Pavilion

3:30pm: Sidewalk Chalking Contest Judging