SandRidge Tree Lighting Festival – Nov. 29
Make this a Black Friday to remember by joining Mayor Cornett at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark for a ceremonial lighting of the city Christmas tree. Santa will be in attendance to take photos with kids. There also be live music and plenty of snacks courtesy of Nonna’s Ristorante.
Deluxe Winter Market – Nov. 30 & Dec. 1
Taking place at the Chevy Bricktown Events Centre, the Deluxe Winter Market is the ultimate one-stop-shop for Christmas gifts. You’ll find all kinds of unique handmade items, home décor, crafts, art, food and more, along with live entertainment and food trucks onsite.
Free Museum Sunday – Dec. 8
For one day only, the Oklahoma Heritage Museum and the Red Earth Museum will open their doors free of charge to the public. Explore their extensive collections and take advantage of exclusive gift store sales and giveaways.
Free Evening Water Taxi Rides on Weekends
From 6pm to 930pm Thursday through Sunday during the month of December, you can hop on the Bricktown Water Taxi free of charge for a picturesque cruise down OKC’s Bricktown canal.
Devon Ice Rink
Strap on a pair of skates, and join hands with your sweetheart for a leisurely skate around the outdoor Devon Ice Rink, returning for its third season at Myriad Botanical Gardens. Admission is $10 per person, which includes skate rental.
Stay tuned to our BEST WESTERN PLUS Saddleback Inn blog for more up-to-date ideas on how to make the most out of your trip to Oklahoma City.
One of the greatest guitarist of all time, and certainly among the most prolific, Eric Clapton is a living legend. From his origins in the London blues scene of the early 60s, to his meteoric rise to international stardom and his surprisingly productive later years, Clapton’s career has offered up some of the most memorable music of the past century.
When Clapton and his band take to the stage at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in OKC on Wed. March 20th, fans can expect to be in for a treat: an epic performance that delivers both hits and hidden gems from a catalog spanning nearly five decades. This performance will mark the fifth show in his short 2013 US tour that culminates in the Crossroads Guitar Festival at New York’s Madison Square Gardens.
“Slowhand”—as he is known by some—has assembled a first-rate band of decorated musicians for this tour including some of his long-time collaborators like guitarist Doyle Bramhall and Grammy-winning drummer Steve Jordan. Clapton will also be joined by special guests the Wallflowers, fronted by Jakob Dylan (son of Bob).
Fans attending the 2013 shows are sure to hear some cuts off of Clapton’s forthcoming record, Old Sock, a collection of covers, originals, and blues standards that show the 67-year-old rocker in fine form. Sadly, however, this tour might be the last time anyone will be lucky enough to see Slowhand pass through their city. He told reporters that he will stop turning after he turns 70.
Tickets are available now for what will surely be one of the most memorable Oklahoma City performances in recent rock history. If you’re lucky enough to be in attendance, why not finish off your unforgettable evening with a comfortable stay at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Saddleback Inn and Conference Center, just 10 minutes from the arena. Meanwhile, here is a list of the 10 best Clapton songs (as if your excitement levels weren’t high enough already!).
The AQHA World Championship Show will be held on
November 3rd - November 17th, 2012 at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds.
Again in 2012, the world's best American Quarter Horses meet in Oklahoma City for the chance to become a world champion and a share of more than $2.7 million in cash and awards. From halter to reining and jumping to trail, the Bank of America Amateur and FedEx Open AQHA World Championship Show is the event for those who love and appreciate the athletic ability and beauty of the American Quarter Horse.
As in years past, the Best Western Saddleback Inn and Conference Center is the place to stay for this great annual event.