- Verla Cline
Only in Guthrie, Oklahoma . . .
Guthrie is a historic town with current-day surprises. Yes, the territorial/Victorian architecture gives it a back-in-the-day feeling, and the history of this strategic place in Oklahoma is fascinating (have we got some stories for you!), but also, Guthrie is a thriving, modern little city where you can find one-of-a kind things to experience. Scroll down to see a sampling of what you may find "only in Guthrie, Oklahoma"! (see Tourism calendar for more: guthrieok.com)
Saturday, August 13, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
This "Stroll" is hosted by the downtown (brick & mortar) merchants, every second Saturday through November. Amazing boutiques, antique stores, a yarn shop, game shop, art galleries, stores with specialty chocolate, candy, drinks, ice cream and more are all located in a four-block area.
Street Performers: Catch talented "buskers", performing for tips, either inside or outside the shops. Art Walk: Check out guest artists showing what they like to create and share. This is not a vendor fair, this is downtown Guthrie merchants inviting you for an evening stroll to see the shops, guest artists and performers, and maybe your friends, neighbors, and visitors! Plan to visit our local restaurants for dinner before/after the Stroll.
Saturdays, August 13, 20, 27
Every Saturday at Mack & Ike's Saloon you can find some of the best live music around. Grab dinner in downtown Guthrie, then finish the evening off right with great tunes and drinks.
Aug.13 Noah Engh Aug. 20 Dylan Stewart Aug. 27 Spunk Adams
Saturday, August 20, 7:30 p.m.
Some of the best live bluegrass music in Oklahoma is right here in Guthrie.The Hunt Brothers Band (Andrew Hunt, Jonathan Hunt and Sam Grounds, David Meyer) bring virtuoso string band talent to the Double Stop Music Hall on Saturday August 20, and tickets are only $15 at the door, free for kids 12 and under. Doors open at 7:00pm.
Saturday, August 27, 8:30 p.m.
Return of the Mac - tribute band playing Fleetwood Mac music we grew up with! The band features Christy Bryant and Twist of Fate, with special guests. Open at 5:30pm - food trucks, snow cones, byob, music starts at 8:30pm at outdoor theater. Hear the Fleetwood Mac classics in a unique setting. Bring your lawn chair, bring your coolers, bring your family, friends and yourself for a night of magic under the stars. $20 advance admission, $25 day of show, cash rules.
Saturday, September 3
Corner of Wentz/Oklahoma Ave.
Last date for Red Brick Nights, Guthrie's summer series of 2022!
5 p.m. shopping, food trucks, kids area, 7 p.m. - live music
Guthrie’s summertime good-time block party – Red Brick Nights delivers every first summertime Saturday. At 5PM in historic downtown Guthrie you’ll find shops, vendors, food and kids’ activities, and at 7PM the live music begins.
39th Annual Guthrie Road Celebration
Saturday, September 10, 2022
Cars, trucks and motorcycles show off at historic Mineral Wells Park, 901 S. Division. Food trucks, goodie bags, prizes, music, friendly people.
Weekends Sept. 16 thru Nov. 5
Enjoy discount tickets opening weekends 9/16 & 17, and 9/23 & 24! Oklahoma's repeat winner of Best Overall Attraction!
4524 Riverside Circle, Guthrie, OK Phone: 405-243-7671
Fri and Sat 7pm-11pm Halloween 7pm-11pm.
Nov 4 and 5 is blackout 7pm-11. ADMISSION General admission $25. Touch pass additional $10. Touch pass blood upgrade additional $15, Fast pass additional $20. Cash or Card, ATM on site.
Saturday, September 17
9 a.m.13 p.m.
Guthrie-Edmond Regional Airport (KGOK)
Great time for families to enjoy activities at our small but very busy airport! Free admission, 8-17yrs- sign up early for free airplane ride.
September 17 and 18
Logan County Fairgrounds
An entire weekend devoted to motorcycle enthusiasts at the Logan County Fairgrounds. Vendors, food, prizes, and more!
The State Capital Publishing Museum is a place found "only in Guthrie, Oklahoma." So much of Oklahoma's early days of commerce, industry, journalism, and especially politics happened right here! In order to restore and preserve such a significant building of our history, a non-profit group was created. Two great fundraisers are planned this year: (Click on pictures for information.)
This one in September . . . .
. . . . and this one in October
OIBF - Oklahoma's International Bluegrass Festival - Guthrie
October 6, 7, 8 (Thursday-Saturday)
2022 is the 25th year for the annual pickin', grinnin', performing, camping, and all around great time at this favorite outdoor festival Plenty of parking, convenient to downtown Guthrie, plan to be there for 1 day, 2 or all 3 days! Stay in a local hotel or BnB or camp out right at the festival site, where the jammin' 'round the campfire goes on all night! See link to more details. Discount tickets available until August 15th.
Guthrie Antique & Vintage Market
Saturday, October 8
1st Street between Oklahoma Ave/Cleveland St
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Outdoor market with so many treasures to choose from! Shop Guthrie all day, in the heart of our historic downtown!
While you're in town, a guided tour is a great way to explore Guthrie ...
"With ornate rooms designed to meticulously replicate historic periods and decorations riddled with arcane symbols, the Scottish Rite Temple in Guthrie, Oklahoma, is one of the largest Masonic complexes in the world. Completed in 1923 for around $3 million, it is both a monument to the oil boom and the influence of the Masons in the state." - Atlas Obscura
Tours of this incredible building are available Monday-Thursday at 10 a.m. for $10. Always good to call 405-282-1281 or by email email@example.com to make sure the building isn't being rented for a private event.
A walking tour of some of downtown Guthrie's most interesting sites and stories. Each walk starts at the Apothecary Garden, located at the corner of Oklahoma Avenue and 2nd Street. Tours take approximately 90 minutes and include gentle inclines on brick-paved sidewalks, and typically take place each Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Adults:$10 - Children 7-14: $5 ... call 405.293.8404 to rsvp
"Have you ever wondered just how the WanderFolk Spirits magic is made? Well, turn your wonder to a wander & swing on out to beautiful Guthrie, America for an incredible introduction to the history & science of recipe creation, distilling, blending, & so much more at Oklahoma’s original distillery.
Get a firsthand look behind the scenes at the handcrafted process that our team proudly, passionately, & painstakingly pursues daily as we work to create distinctly Oklahoman offerings." June tours are on the 4th and 18th, but check their website to reserve a limited spot.
Oklahoma Mini Mill is one of the only boutique carding mills in this region of the U.S. They clean and process all types of fleeces separately into roving, bumps or batts. Don't know what that means? Take a tour! Fascinating and impressive. Call 405 260 2705 to schedule a visit.
Are museums your thing? One of a kind options in downtown Guthrie ...
"The mission of the Oklahoma Territorial Museum
is to preserve the heritage of Oklahoma through the
collection and interpretation of archival and material
culture to present the development and influence of urban
institutions. The museum documents the creation of the
Unassigned Lands, the Land Run of 1889, the homestead
experience, and territorial and state government. The
history of Guthrie is told as the capital city of the territorial
government and the first state capital."
Seniors: (55+) $5.00
Children (6-18) $4.00
Mon-Sat: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
"The Territorial Capital Sports Museum
is dedicated to the preservation and
interpretation of Oklahoma's rich sports history.
Our goal is to have a positive influence on young
people by celebrating the accomplishments
of Oklahoma Athletes."
Tues - Sat: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
"The Oklahoma Frontier Drugstore Museum collections reflect
the history of pharmacy and medicine in the 19th and 20th
centuries in the Oklahoma and Indian Territories and the State
of Oklahoma. The artifacts and ephemera exhibited in the
Museum were coincident with the westward migration of
pioneers, shopkeepers, families and pharmacists as well as
a host of other health care providers who populated the
frontier regions of the United States."
Tues - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Troll's Bingo Pinball Museum
Betcha your town doesn't have one of these! Re-opening after heat, Sept 7, 2022. Days open: Wed.-Sat. 12 p.m.- 6 p.m. Vintage and collector gambling machines from yesteryear, real slot machines plus unusual gaming devices. 2507 S. Division. Troll's number is 405-532-4021 or firstname.lastname@example.org
And let's not forget about expressing our artistic side with an art class or two ...
Learn the art of blowing glass! Check their site for dates/times. Classes are $70 per student for each session, and the fee includes all tools and materials and the piece the student creates.
Learn to paint in a fun group setting with the Tipsy Artist! Classes available throughout the month of June.
As always, the world famous (and one and only!) Lazy E Arena offers events year round for rodeo and equestrian lovers ...