Enid News and Eagle
Tour de Trykes/Twilight Criterium
Don’t miss out on all the cycling action Saturday in downtown Enid.
Tour de Trykes, an annual event that raises money for local AMBUCS projects, begins at 7:30 a.m. at David Allen Memorial Ballpark. Routes consist of distances of 14, 26 and 42 miles, as well as a two-mile family ride and a 100-kilometer race.
Later that day, bikes will fly through the middle of downtown during the Twilight Criterium. The criterium is a short race around a closed course at high rates of speed.
Other events include the OneSource Monster BMX Jam, 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., Enid Event Center; Asphalt Apes vintage bike show, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 200 block of North Independence; and Main Street spoked art show, 5-8 p.m., same location.
For more information on any of the weekend’s events or to register, go to tourdetrykes.com.
Historic Downtown Walking Tour
9 a.m. Saturday
Cherokee Strip Conference Center
Learn all about the history of Enid through a variety of colorful, historical characters Saturday downtown.
The Chisholm Trail Coalition’s Historic Downtown Walking Tours take place every third Saturday of the month, beginning at Cherokee Strip Confernce Center, 123 W. Maine. Cactus Jack takes tourists around the Square as characters from Enid’s past share their stories.
Reservations must be made in advance. Cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children. For reservations or more information, call (580) 242-2233.
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This Week Aug. 16-22
Enid Farmers Market, 8-11 a.m., corner of Grand and Garriott. Stop by the farmers market each Saturday morning for fresh local goodies and other products. For more information, go to enidfarmersmarket.org.
Super Bowlin’ Saturday, 1-3 p.m., Oakwood Bowl, 4709 W. Garriott. Registration at 12:30 p.m. costs $5 per child. For more information or reservations, call (580) 233-8712.
Summer Wine: ‘The Enid Writers’ Club — A Harvest of Words,’ 7 p.m., Enid Symphony Center, 301 W. Broadway. Admission is free. For more information, call (580) 237-9646.
Next Week Aug. 23-28
UTSRC Team Roping, starts 9 a.m. daily, Chisholm Trail Expo Center Pavilion Arena, 3721 N. Washington. Admission is free. For more information, call (580) 237-0238.
Greater Oklahoma Sportsman’s and Outdoor Expo, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Chisholm Trail Expo Center, 111 W. Purdue. For more information, go to www.knid.com.
Enid Mack Motor Mania, 10 a.m. to noon, Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse, 200 E. Maple. Kids can get up close and personal with big vehicles. For more information, call (580) 237-2787.
In Two Weeks Aug. 29-Sept. 5
Enid Farmers Market, 8-11 a.m., corner of Grand and Garriott. Sample fresh products from a variety of local vendors. For more information, go to enidfarmersmarket.org.
EXHIBIT [Beg. Sunday]
‘Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb,’ exhibit runs through Oct. 20, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 S. 4th. Temporary exhibit explores the atomic bomb threat through history. For more information, call (580) 237-1907.
EVENT [Beg. Thursday]
Garfield County Fair, open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Sept. 9, Garfield County Fairgrounds, 4th and Oxford. For a complete schedule of events, pick up a fair guide at the News & Eagle office, 227 W. Broadway.
Railroad Museum of Oklahoma
702 N. Washington
Hours: 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and 2-5 p.m. Sunday; closed Mondays and all major holidays and adverse weather.
Midgley Museum (the Rock House)
Hours are 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 2-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed Monday and all major holidays. Not open Nov. 1 through March 31.
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center
507 S. 4th St.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays, New Years’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students. For more admission info, go to the website.
Simpson's Old Time Museum
228 E. Randolph Ave.
Hours: 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Admission is free.
Leonardo's Discovery Warehouse & Adventure Quest
200 E. Maple
Hours: noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday; Twilight Time is 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Admission: All-day pass, $7, children under 2 are free. Groups of 12 or more is $5. Memberships available.
Leona Mitchell Southern Heights Heritage Center & Museum
616 Leona Mitchell Blvd.
(580) 237-6989 or 402-2524
Northern Oklahoma College campus at Randolph and Michael Hedges
Hours begin at dusk Wednesday and Thursday. To schedule a large group, call the number above.
Splash Zone Water Park
1122 The Trails West Loop
Hours: noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, May through August. Admission: $12 for adults and seniors and children under 45 inches are $8.
Hoover Park and Champion Park
Hoover Park location: Between Cleveland and Hoover on Oklahoma
Champion Park location: 10th and Chestnut
Admission is free.
Hours: 6-9 p.m. Thursday-Sunday