The temperature is dropping, the days are getting shorter, and the holidays are fast approaching. This can only mean one thing: it’s November in Tulsa, Oklahoma. However, there is still plenty of time to enjoy the fall weather before winter hits. From festivals to concerts to marathons, this is our top ten best Tulsa events in November.
Kick off this November with a trip to the Pumpkin Festival at Shepherd’s Cross Farm in Claremore. Escape from the city for a few hours and take part in a whole slew of fun fall activities. Take a walk through the pumpkin patch, visit the petting zoo, find your way through the hay maze, or go for a wagon ride. The Pumpkin Festival is fun for the whole family. The festival is open from Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am to 6:30 pm and admission is donation based.
William Shatner: Shatner’s World
William Shatner of Star Trek fame is putting on a one-man show and it is coming to the Tulsa area. Shatner combines his unique style of storytelling with his sense of humor to create this truly unique show. Plus, there will be more than a few classic Shatner musical numbers. Shatner’s World follows his career path from his early days as a classically trained Shakespearean actor all the way to his current day status as a pillar of pop culture.
Pathways Lip Sync Battle
Gather the best fake singers you know and head on down to Pathways Adult Learning Center to take part in a friendly lip sync competition. Teams of six will compete for the title of best lip syncer. The champs will be chosen based on their performance, costumes, and dance moves, so start preparing today! Not a performer? No problem! The event is open to the public for just $10 a ticket.
Rock N' Folk N' Chili Cook-Off
Yes, the Rock N' Folk N' Chili Cook-Off is exactly what it sounds like. Enjoy an evening of live music and all-you-can-eat chili from some of Tulsa’s best restaurants. This event features music from John Fullbright, Mike Dee & Stone Trio, Chris Blevins, and more. Bring a donation of a non-perishable food item or a coat and receive a free raffle entry and $15 admission. The doors of Cain’s Ballroom open at 5:30 pm and tickets cost $15 to $20.
The Wizard Of Oz
On November 11 at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center, come see a live performance of the Wizard of Oz. Children and adults alike will love this live musical celebration of the 1939 classic film. Though you likely already know the story, the Wizard of Oz follows Dorothy Gale as she travels through the strange and wonderful world of Oz on a quest to meet the Wizard and return to her home. Along the way, she makes more than a few new friends and one very powerful enemy. Experience the story unfold live on stage through its classic musical numbers, fantastic choreography, and spectacular special effects.
Route 66 Marathon
The Route 66 Marathon was declared one of the best half marathons in the country. Participants travel from all over the country and all over the world to join this event. To find out what this marathon is all about, you will have to come down and find out for yourself. There is an event suited for everybody including a marathon, half marathon, 5k run and walk, 1-mile fun run and walk, and a mascot dash. The route winds through Tulsa’s unique and beautiful neighborhoods, including the famous art deco district. Even if you are not a runner, there is plenty of fun to be had at the Route 66 Marathon.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone In Concert With the Tulsa Symphony
Fans of the popular Harry Potter series can see the film truly come to life during this live concert event. Audiences can watch the first movie in the series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, while the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra scores the whole movie from behind the scenes. Performances take place on November 18 at 1 pm and 7 pm and November 19 at 2 pm.
Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
Get in the holiday spirit with this amazing rendition of the classic ballet, the Nutcracker. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker tour. This performance features world-class dancing, stunning hand-crafted costumes, and life-size puppets. Combine them all together and you have a spectacular show. You can see the Nutcracker on November 24 at 7 pm at the Mabee Center.
Paw Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure
Looking for something to do with young children? You won’t want to skip Paw Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure. Your kids may have seen Paw Patrol on the tv before, but they have never seen it quite like this. The new live show follows the puppies as they head out to look for buried treasure on a musical pirate adventure. The shows are on November 25 at 10 am, 2 pm, and 6 pm and November 26 at 10 am and 2 pm.