TGIF: Tulsa's Weekend Happenings, Cinco de Mayo Edition
Warm, sunny skies will be all over Tulsa this weekend and that's a great thing because there are dozens of outdoor events to give you a chance to get out and enjoy it.
Let's start off with Cinco de Mayo celebrations because they are plentiful.
El Guapo's Cantina is hosting its annual celebration starting at 11 a.m. Saturday and crowds of up to 3,000 are expected. It's over on 1st and Elgin.
Or, head to Elote Cafe for the Luchador Street Festival for a unique twist on the holiday. The event also begins at 11 a.m. and will feature luchador wrestling and a 400 lb. Pinata drop -- yes, you read that right. It's on Boston between 5th and 6th Streets and the party will rage on until midnight.
You can also head to In The Raw Sushi Bar's Cinco de Mayo block party -- it runs from 4 p.m. to midnight.
The Tulsa Hispanic Chamber is holding a 5 de Mayo Festival in Eastland Plaza all weekend long. It runs 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday at 14007 E 21st St.
The downtown Tulsa Cinco de Mayo Fiesta celebration will run from noon to 10 p.m. on 400 S. Cheyenne. It's hosted by Casa Laredo and thousands of people are expected to come party.
Or, get active
But if you want to get a workout ahead of all that partying -- head to Fleet Feet Sports Tulsa's Fun Run and 5K on Friday. It gets started at 6:30 p.m. at Veterans Park.
The 4th Annual Michael Jr. Garner Renal Run also gets going Saturday evening at 6:30 p.m. at Cain's Ballroom. It honors Sgt. Mike Garner, who served the Tulsa Police Department for 30 years and battled kidney cancer for the last decade of his life.
If running isn't your thing...Tour de Tulsa is also this weekend. It kicks off bright & early at 8 a.m. Saturday at River West Festival Park.
Saturday morning in LaFortune Park will give Tulsans a chance to learn how to get healthy -- and stay healthy. The event will run in the Community Center from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and will feature free children's immunizations, free Zumba & yoga demonstration classes and health screenings.
Back to the grub
The BBQ 'N Blues Festival in Bixby starts Friday at 5 p.m. and gets going again all day Saturday. It's $10 per vehicle in Washington Irving Memorial Park & will be fun -- and food -- for the whole family.
If you want to get a little classier than barbeque and ribs -- the Philbrook Wine Experience runs Friday & Saturday, 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tickets run $150 for non-members and include a delicious dinner, wine tasting and live auction.
There's also the Brady District First Friday Art Crawl in downtown, which gets going at 6 p.m. The motto? Arrive early, stay late!
The Casey Donahew Band with openers Matthew Stell & The Crashers will headline at Cain's Ballroom Friday night. Tickets will run you $25.
And finally, over in Pryor, Mayor Jimmy Tramel, who is afraid of heights, will be hoisted into an 80-foot lift, while wearing a clown suit, if enough funds are raised by the Mayes County Relay for Life. The fundraiser runs Friday from 6 p.m. until Saturday at 6 p.m. in Whitaker Park. Mayor Tramel will be raised 10 feet for ever $200 raised.
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