July 2019 Around Town

Senior Safety and Lifestyle Fair

LIFE Senior Services and Tulsa Police Department’s Senior Safety Unit are hosting the 2019 Senior Safety and Lifestyle Fair, July 30, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Exchange Center at Expo Square. There is free parking and shuttles will be available. The event is free and open to the public.

The Senior Safety and Lifestyle Fair promotes active aging, meaningful lifestyles, and health and safety for seniors, while also offering information and support for family caregivers.

According to Mike Fogle, LIFE Senior Services COO, “We want seniors to feel safe, valued and appreciated. We are excited about partnering with the Tulsa Police Department’s Senior Services Unit to put a spotlight on some of the programs, organizations and activities that can help seniors stay active, involved and healthy.”

The event will feature 150 exhibitors representing dozens of senior organizations and services.

Highlights include a free shredding event, free health screenings, Rx Take Back,visiting with the Paw Pals therapy dogs, bingo and door prizes, and free goodie bags for the first 500 people through the door at 8:30 a.m. LifeSeniorServices.org           

Horse Show Season

For the avid horse enthusiast or competitor, Expo Square is hosting multiple horse competitions.

July 4-7, the Tulsa Holiday Summer Circuit has multiple events and is a qualifier for the Las Vegas Tuffest Jr. World Championship. In conjunction with the Circuit, the American Buckskin Registry Association, Inc. will hold its 2019 Roping World Show. TulsaHolidayCircuit.com

July 11-19 is the Pony of the Americas Club National Congress. The POAC is a family focused organization that strives to provide children with a positive equestrian experience. POAC.org

July 23-28 is the American Buckskin 30th Annual World Championship Show. High Point & Reserve High Point Saddles Awarded, Champion & Reserve Champion Buckles Awarded, NSBA Classes with Bronze Trophy Awards and more. AmericanBuckskin.com/2019-world-show

The 2019 Kansas Paint Horse Congress is July 31 – Aug 04. Established in 1967 by the Kansas Paint Horse Association, the Paint Horse Congress held in Tulsa, Oklahoma is the #1 American Paint Horse Association show in the United States! KansasPaintHorse.com

Music Scene

The Woody Guthrie Folk Festival is July 10-14 in Okemah, Oklahoma. The spirit of Woody Guthrie is revived when over 10,000 attendees from around the country gather in Okemah. WoodyFest.com

Summer’s Fifth Night is July 11, 18, & 25. Live music at Utica Square’s summer concert series serves up everything from jazz to rock to country every Thursday and it’s free. 7-9 p.m. UticaSquare.com

The BOK Center hosts Michael Buble in Concert on July 15 and Shawn Mendas in Concert on July 20th. BOKCenter.com

Cain’s Ballroom has numerous shows in July including Chase Atlantic – Phases Tour July 8th and Ashley McBride on July 25th. Visit CainsBallRoom.com for a complete list of shows.

Soul City brings local and regional music – a little something for everyone. There’s music several times a week including Dustin Pittsley’s Gospel Blues Brunch on July 14 and the Bruner & Eicher Dinner Show on July 28th. For a full schedule visit TulsaSoul.com.

For more live music around town visit TulsaJazz.com, TheWineLoftTulsa.comTheVanGuardTulsa.com, TulsaShrine.com, BradyTheater.com, and The Joint at HardRockCasino.com to name a few.


Tulsa Botanic Garden Offers Fun for the Kids and Pups

Tree Fort Story Time

Join the Tulsa Botanic Garden for an interactive garden-themed story each Friday morning in July led by local storytellers, musicians and guest readers. Meet in the Carter/Sherry Families Tree Fort in the Children’s Discovery Garden. Recommended ages 2 ½ to 8 years. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the Garden afterward.

Dog Days & Dog Nights

Bring your four-legged friend for a special time when they can join you for a walk in the Garden. Dog Days are Sundays, July 7 and August 4, from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Dog Nights are Thursdays, July 4 and August 1 from 5-9 p.m. Tulsa SPCA is scheduled be on hand with their mobile adoption unit with animals looking for their ‘furever” homes. Dogs must be current on all vaccinations and registrations and controlled by a leash (no retractable leashes). TulsaBotanic.org

Circle Cinema Film Festival 2019

The Circle Cinema Film Festival is back in 2019 with an exciting showcase of original storytelling through film, art, music and experiences. The festival brings a stellar lineup of diverse films and special guests to Tulsa, including some fresh from this year’s Sundance Film Festival and SXSW.


Film programming, with an emphasis on Oklahoma-centric independent films and filmmakers, will include a mix of documentaries and features along with some classic and even silent films.


A few of the films include “Red Dog”, “Bluebird”, Okies In Silent Film (Free), “Terlton”, “Words From A Bear”, and “American Heretics: Politics of the Gospel.” A few of the guests are Luke Dick, Republican Hair, Sterlin Harjo, Mickey Reese, Larry Charles, Kyle Bell, Peggy Dow Helmerich, Shane Brown, David Horne, Crystal Kayiza and more!


The festival is Thursday, July 11 through Monday, July 15. Ticket prices vary. For more shows and information visit CircleCinema.com