The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

November 19, 2013

Enid has plenty of fun, upcoming events to offer


Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Enid continues to be a destination for people looking for fun things to do.

This past weekend, rodeo fans enjoyed the PBR Challenge at Enid Event Center, the latest event staged at the new facility.

Enid Event Center has proven to be a draw, with several concerts, Cirque Musica and the PBR Challenge among the events.

For years, we’ve heard people complain “there’s nothing to do in Enid.” We never really believed that then, and we surely don’t believe it now.

There is plenty to do, if you choose to participate. Many of the events cost, we understand that, but the old saying “you get what you pay for” rings true. Concerts and other events brought to Enid Event Center are going to cost, just has events in Oklahoma City, Tulsa and wherever else are going to cost. Ticket prices have been reasonable, too, allowing families to attend. Yes, it may take some planning and choosing which events to attend, but it’s doable.

Another fun event coming up Friday and Saturday is the Phoenix Quest Harry Potter convention, set for Leonardo’s Children’s Museum and Adventure Quest, 200 E. Maple.

There are several events packed into the two days of the convention. Be sure to read the story about the event in today’s News & Eagle and go to iloveenid.com to check out the schedule and buy tickets. Cost of the convention is $25 for adults, $15 for kids 6-12 and $20 for those with a student ID. The Yule Ball Friday night and screening of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” on Saturday cost extra.

Enid Event Center also will host more events in the coming days. Coming up Monday is Circus Spectacular, while Sesame Street Live “Can’t Stop Singing” is scheduled for Dec. 17-18. Check out www.enideventcenter.com for ticket information and details on all the upcoming events.

Enid Symphony Orchestra will perform Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 with actor and singer Tom Wopat. Tickets for the performances are on sale at Enid Symphony Center.

Another big event will be “Holiday Ice Spectacular” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21 at Chisholm Trail Expo Center. Tickets are on sale for $50, $40 or $30 at the Coliseum. A $50 ticket purchases a chair at a table in front, or the entire table may be purchased.

There’s nothing to do in Enid? Far from it, there is quite a bit to do. You just need to go out and enjoy what’s going on.