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Exploring Bartlesville: A Calendar of Events for May and June

Attention Bartlesville residents and visitors! Your city is full of exciting events and activities to keep you busy during the months of May and June. Here’s a rundown of what’s happening and why you should check them out.


May and June are perfect months for exploring Bartlesville with its lovely scenery and friendly local community. There are various events and activities in the city that cater to your interests. Whether you are a lover of ranching or a fan of antiques or dance, this calendar of events has something for everyone.

Oklahoma Beginnings: The Legacy of Ranching in Northeast Oklahoma

Date: May 1 – June 30 (Monday – Friday)
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Bartlesville Area History Museum, 401 S Johnstone Ave.

If you want to know more about the rich ranching history of Washington County, head over to the Bartlesville Area Museum. The exhibit features local ranch artifacts and local cattle brands. It also has a turn of the century Nelson Carr One-Room School exhibit that brings the ranching history to life.

Related Facts: Did you know ranching is still a significant industry in Oklahoma with cattle being the state’s top agricultural product?

Bartlesville Farmers Market

Date: Saturdays, May 13 – Oct. 28
Time: 8 to 11 a.m.
Location: Frank Phillips Park, 222 SW Frank Phillips Blvd.

Fresh produce and homemade goods from local sources are available at the Bartlesville Farmers Market. It is an opportunity for families to enjoy fresh food while supporting local farmers and the community. The market also showcases live music performances and other exciting activities.

Related Facts: Farmers markets offer numerous health benefits, including access to fresh, nutritious food, and reduced environmental impact due to shorter transport distances.

Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony

Date: May 17
Time: Noon
Location: Bartlesville Public Safety Complex, 615 S. Johnstone Ave.

This event honors law enforcement officers who serve their communities and sacrificed their lives in doing so. People of Washington County can join together to show their respect and support for the fallen officers and their families.

Related Facts: Data from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund shows that approximately one law enforcement officer is killed in the line of duty every 54 hours in the United States.

101 Ranch Lunch and Learn

Date: May 18
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Bartlesville Area History Museum, 401 S Johnstone Ave.

Local historian, Sudi DeShazo, shares captivating stories about Col. George W. Miller and his son’s cattle business in Oklahoma. The event is a great opportunity to learn about the history of ranching in Oklahoma and understand its significance in the state’s economy.

Related Facts: The 101 Ranch was the largest diversified farm and ranch operation in America in the early 20th century, spanning 110,000 acres and employing over 3,500 people.

Conclusion of Part 1:

These are just a few of the exciting events taking place in Bartlesville. There’s more to come in the second half of this calendar, such as the Red Cross Blood Drive, Sunfest at Sooner Park, and many more. Stay tuned!

Key Takeaway from Part 1: Bartlesville has a rich history of ranching, and it’s crucial to understand how ranchers played a significant role in shaping the city.

Part 2:

Red Cross Blood Drive

Date: June 2
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Bartlesville Public Library, 600 S. Johnstone

Join the Red Cross team and donate blood to help save lives. The Red Cross Blood Drive is a great opportunity to give back to the community by donating blood or volunteering. It’s also an important event to show support for the Red Cross mission.

Related Facts: Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood, highlighting the importance of blood donation.

Antiques and Collectables’ 32nd annual Dewey Antique Show

Date: June 3
Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Washington County Fair Building, Dewey.

Whether you are an antique collector or simply fascinated by vintage items, this annual show has something for you. This event showcases a wide variety of antiques and collectibles, providing an opportunity for visitors to browse and purchase unique items.

Related Facts: Antique dealers follow a strict code of ethics and guidelines, maintaining the value and authenticity of antique collections.

“Reimagined” Annual Showcase

Date: June 3
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Oklahoma Wesleyan University, 2201 Silver Lake Road.

Oklahoma Wesleyan University’s Annual Showcase celebrates its 20th anniversary by presenting “Doing Dance Different.” The showcase features dancers of all ages and styles, performing to convey a message through movement. All ages are welcome to attend and enjoy this exhibition of contemporary, jazz, tap, and Hip Hop.

Related Facts: Dance is an art form that provides physical, emotional, and mental benefits. It can improve strength, flexibility, coordination, and reduce stress levels.

Music on the Lawn at Frank Phillips Home

Date: June 6
Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Frank Phillips Home, 1107 SE Cherokee Ave.

Enjoy live music on the lawn, provided by Ann-Janette and the Evolution Trio. The event is perfect for picnicking and playing outdoor games with family and friends. The trio blends classic jazz standards with favorite pop tunes from different eras and some piano-driven originals.

Related Facts: Studies show that live music improves mental health, elevates mood, and reduces stress levels.

Seniors Connect Seminar – “Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body”

Date: June 7
Time: 3-4 p.m.
Location: Elder Care

Join the Alzheimer’s Association for a one-hour seminar about lifestyle habits that can help maintain or improve health and keep our brains healthy as we age. The seminar is free and open to all who are interested in the topic.

Related Facts: Regular physical activity, healthy eating, getting enough sleep, and socializing are lifestyle habits that promote brain and body health.


Bartlesville’s events calendar offers a diverse range of activities and learning opportunities for people of all ages. The events highlighted in this calendar showcase the town’s commitment to celebrating its history and contributing to healthy communities. So what are you waiting for? Head to Bartlesville and experience its events!

Key Takeaway from Part 2: Participating in community events is an excellent way to meet new people, learn something new, have fun, and give back to the community.

Denk Liu
Denk Liu
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