Muskogee enjoys four distinct seasons and all the beauty that comes with them. Muskogee has an average of 222 sunny days per year.The high temperature here in July is typically 94, while the low in January is 27. That’s a lot of pretty days to enjoy. But even on the rainy days, Muskogee is a city full of character.

 

Fall

Pecan Creek Winery

Created with wine enthusiasts and casual drinkers in mind, the winery provides a tasting room experience that is laid-back, yet sophisticated, fun, yet educational and features more than a dozen spectacular wines produced from only the highest quality grapes and other fruits. Enjoy your favorite Pecan Creek Wine on the patio while relaxing with friends.

Address
8510 W. Fern Mountain Rd.
Muskogee OK 74401
Phone
(918) 683-1087
Website
http://www.pecancreekwinery.com/index.html

Haunted History Trolley Tours

October Travel along the Spook Trail with Three Rivers Museum in this popular tour to ghostly sites around Muskogee.  Hear the stories of the famous and infamous from history that met an untimely demise and are said to haunt the area still.  Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a small flashlight because this tour takes… Read More »

Location
Three Rivers Museum
Address
220 Elgin, Muskogee
Phone
(918) 686-6624
Website
http://www.3riversmuseum.com/haunted-history-trolley-tours.html

Halloween Festival and Haunted Castle

October Each fall, the Castle of Muskogee is transformed into a spooktacular Halloween theme park with events and activities ranging from family friendly to downright horrifying. Families will enjoy the Halloween Village with drinks, food, bobbing for apples and other fun activities, as well as the Haunted Hayride and the kid-friendly Halloween Land. For those… Read More »

Location
The Castle of Muskogee
Website
http://okcastle.com/halloween/

Fin & Feather Resort Fall Festival

September One of the most popular arts and crafts festivals in the state, Fin & Feather draws thousands of visitors to its 200 exhibit booths each September.  Located on the shores of beautiful Lake Tenkiller, this 40-year-old festival is the granddaddy of arts and crafts shows.  Admission is free, but bring the mad money because… Read More »

Location
Fin & Feather Resort
Address
Rt. 1, Box 194, Gore,
Phone
(918) 487-5148
Website
http://www.finandfeatherresort.com/annual-fall-festival

Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame

The world of music wouldn’t be the same without the influences and contributions of many great Oklahomans. The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame and Museum is dedicated to recognizing the special impact many Oklahoma artists have had in music. Inductees include Toby Keith, Vince Gill, Patti Page, and of course, Merle Haggard, who made Muskogee… Read More »

Address
401 S. 3rd St., Muskogee
Phone
(918) 687-0800
Website
http://www.omhof.com

Muskogee War Memorial Park – Home of the USS Batfish

The USS Batfish is  a  submarine on permanent display at the War Memorial Park in Muskogee. This veteran of WWII  is open for tours, allowing visitors to examine the vessel that sank three Royal Japanese Navy submarines in a 76-hour span, along with eleven other enemy vessels during her time in battle. Experience for yourself… Read More »

Location
Port of Muskogee, War Memorial Park
Hours
Summer Hours: March 15th – October 15th
Wednesday – Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sunday 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

Winter Hours: October 16th – March 14th
Thursday – Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Closed Monday – Wednesday

Admission
Adults $6.00
Senior Citizens • Students • Military $4.00
Children (ages 7-13) $3.00
Children (ages 6 & under) FREE

AAA Discount: $1 off your admission price
Address
3500 Batfish Road, Muskogee, Oklahoma
Phone
918-682-6294
Website
http://warmemorialpark.org/

Spring

Oklahoma Renaissance Festival

Step back in time to the 16th century with King Henry VIII, Margaret of Scotland, the Royal Court, jousters, jesters, jugglers, knights, magicians, musicians and minstrels. Over 500 costumed performers and artisans create the boisterous village of Castleton. Delight your tastebuds with the wonderful and unique foods of days gone by. Browse through more than 100 booths with one-of-a-kind handcrafted items. Bring the whole family and rent a costume to enjoy the full wonderment of a day filled with knights in shining armor, kings, queens and maidens fair. A multitude of exciting entertainments are on display including amusing real life chess games, jousting tournaments, thrilling acrobatic feats and more. Don’t miss the children’s realm featuring games and hands-on demonstrations which provide hours of fun, try your luck at the Ultimate Maze. Special events are held throughout the festival, including The Royal Luncheon, the Queen’s Tea and the King’s Smoker. Come visit the Castle of Muskogee and experience the time of the Renaissance with food, shows, crafts, gifts, and entertainment for the whole family.

Location
The Castle of Muskogee
Hours
Every weekend in May
Admission
http://www.okcastle.com/buy-tickets.html
Website
http://www.okcastle.com

Muskogee Farmers’ Market

April-October Nothing is more flavorful than fresh, locally grown produce. At the Muskogee Farmer’s Market, you can pick from the best of the crop. Saturdays and Wednesdays from 8am to 1pm at the Muskogee Civic Center, browse the stands for fresh, ripe produce, as well as plants, herbs, flowers and bakery goods. Considered the “best… Read More »

Location
Muskogee Civic Center
Website
http://www.muskogeefarmersmarket.com

Bare Bones International Film Festival

Every April! Some of the country’s best films aren’t screened at big budget Hollywood premiers. They’re shown right here in Muskogee at the Bare Bones International Film Festival. A celebration of ingenuity, creativity and talent, the Bare Bones Film Festival is an eleven-day showcase of independent motion pictures and music. Catch screenings in multiple venues… Read More »

Location
Several venues throughout Muskogee
Website
http://barebonesfilmfest00.tripod.com/index.html

Annual Chili & BBQ Cook-Off

Imagine a full day of tasting some of Oklahoma’s best chili and BBQ! The Annual Chili Cook-Off is a day of great food and fun activities for the whole family. The Muskogee Exchange Club hosts the cook-off, raising money for local charities with an event that draws over 10,000 people each year. Teams square off… Read More »

Location
Muskogee Civic Center
Hours
Second Friday and Saturday in April

Friday night: Kick-off party & Concert
Saturday: Parade & Cook-off
Admission
Admission is FREE, and taster kits are available for purchase.
Address
425 Boston, Muskogee
Website
http://www.exchangeclubmuskogee.org/chilicookoff.shtml

Azalea Festival

Honor Heights Park is a stunning 132-acre oasis atop a hill overlooking Muskogee, and home to the well-known Azalea Festival each spring. The park comes alive as over 625 varieties of azaleas burst forth with a stunning spectrum of color in one of the most beautiful displays of flowering tress and shrubs in the world…. Read More »

Location
Honor Heights Park
Admission
Free

Honor Heights Park

The crown jewel in the extensive park system of Muskogee is Honor Heights Park. Home to the famous Azalea Festival each spring, as well as numerous other events, Honor Heights Park is a gorgeous oasis in the midst of Muskogee. With over 30,000 azaleas, the Park bursts into life each spring and summer with a… Read More »

Hours
Monday 6AM–6PM
Tuesday 6AM–6PM
Wednesday 6AM–6PM
Thursday 6AM–6PM
Friday 6AM–6PM
Saturday 6AM–6PM
Sunday 6AM–6PM
Address
837 East Okmulgee, Muskogee
Phone
(918) 684-6302
Website
http://www.muskogeeonline.org/departments/parks_and_recreation/facilities/departments/parks_and_recreation/honor_heights_park.php

Summer

Pecan Creek Winery

Created with wine enthusiasts and casual drinkers in mind, the winery provides a tasting room experience that is laid-back, yet sophisticated, fun, yet educational and features more than a dozen spectacular wines produced from only the highest quality grapes and other fruits. Enjoy your favorite Pecan Creek Wine on the patio while relaxing with friends.

Address
8510 W. Fern Mountain Rd.
Muskogee OK 74401
Phone
(918) 683-1087
Website
http://www.pecancreekwinery.com/index.html

Dusk ‘Til Dawn Blues Festival

September If you want to experience great blues music in a down home authentic setting, then this Blues Festival is for you.  Held annually around Labor Day for the past 17 years in the historically black town of Rentiesville, the Blues Festival brings dozens of bands to the stage.  The Down Home Blues Club, site… Read More »

Location
Down Home Blues Club
Hours
Dusk til Dawn
Address
701 DC Minner St., Rentiesville
Phone
(918) 473-2411
Website
http://www.dcminnerblues.com

Symphony in the Park

May-June Honor Heights Park is the perfect setting for an evening of music. Each summer, residents and visitors alike congregate amongst the flowers and trees for Symphony in the Park, a celebration of music, beauty and community. Bring a picnic to enjoy as one of Oklahoma’s most stunning parks comes alive with music and fireworks…. Read More »

Location
Honor Heights Park

Lakes Getaway

Year-round Muskogee is surrounded by five sparkling lakes that offer a wide variety of summer outdoor activities.  Fishing, boating, skiing, swimming, hunting, hiking, camping, and even scuba diving can all be enjoyed at area lakes.  From sparkling clear Tenkiller Lake in the Cookson Hills to the “gentle giant” Lake Eufaula, where the fishing is excellent,… Read More »

Honor Heights Park

The crown jewel in the extensive park system of Muskogee is Honor Heights Park. Home to the famous Azalea Festival each spring, as well as numerous other events, Honor Heights Park is a gorgeous oasis in the midst of Muskogee. With over 30,000 azaleas, the Park bursts into life each spring and summer with a… Read More »

Hours
Monday 6AM–6PM
Tuesday 6AM–6PM
Wednesday 6AM–6PM
Thursday 6AM–6PM
Friday 6AM–6PM
Saturday 6AM–6PM
Sunday 6AM–6PM
Address
837 East Okmulgee, Muskogee
Phone
(918) 684-6302
Website
http://www.muskogeeonline.org/departments/parks_and_recreation/facilities/departments/parks_and_recreation/honor_heights_park.php

Love-Hatbox Sports Complex

The Love-Hatbox Sports Complex is a 60-acre site that was formerly an historic airport. The newly expanded and developed complex is home to 10 lighted baseball fields, 8 lighted softball fields, 2 lighted football fields, 13 soccer fields, an outdoor skate park, batters box and a 3.1-mile multi-purpose activity trail. Numerous sports leagues and tournaments… Read More »

Address
34th Street and Arline Street, Muskogee OK
Website
http://www.cityofmuskogee.com/Love-Hatbox

Winter

Flying Fez Wine Tasting Festival

February Featuring the products of area vineyards, local Shriners host this annual wine-tasting festival held each February at the Bedouin Shrine Center.  The Flying Fez Wine Festival includes award winning wines, live music, authentic Italian food and fashion shows. Bring your sweetheart to taste wines from 11 different Oklahoma wineries, including newly released wines from… Read More »

Location
Bedouin Shrine Temple
Address
201 S. 6th Street, Muskogee

ML King Soul Food Cook-Off

January The Muskogee Civic Center hosts this event each January as great cooks gather to show off their culinary skills.  Southern comfort foods, make-do improvisations, and family recipes handed down through generations all come together for good eating, good fellowship and good fun.  Muskogee is the headquarters for the National Soul Food Cook-Off and the… Read More »

Location
Muskogee Civic Center
Address
425 Boston St., Muskogee
Phone
(918) 684-6363

Garden of Lights Festival

The beautiful Honor Heights Park comes alive with lights in the evenings. From Thanksgiving through New Years Day, visitors can enjoy a stunning drive through a holiday delight. The drive-through display includes over 1.2 million shimmering lights, enhancing the natural beauty of the park’s gardens, waterfalls and ponds with holiday displays the whole family will… Read More »

Location
Honor Heights Park
Hours
Gates open at 5:30 pm
Admission
Free

Honor Heights Park

The crown jewel in the extensive park system of Muskogee is Honor Heights Park. Home to the famous Azalea Festival each spring, as well as numerous other events, Honor Heights Park is a gorgeous oasis in the midst of Muskogee. With over 30,000 azaleas, the Park bursts into life each spring and summer with a… Read More »

Hours
Monday 6AM–6PM
Tuesday 6AM–6PM
Wednesday 6AM–6PM
Thursday 6AM–6PM
Friday 6AM–6PM
Saturday 6AM–6PM
Sunday 6AM–6PM
Address
837 East Okmulgee, Muskogee
Phone
(918) 684-6302
Website
http://www.muskogeeonline.org/departments/parks_and_recreation/facilities/departments/parks_and_recreation/honor_heights_park.php