OneSix8
7:30 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week: Take Flight This Weekend

If your plans for this weekend are up in the air, this week’s OneSix8 has some suggestions for you. From fairies to butterflies, there are a lot of options to spread your wings and enjoy the warm weekend ahead.

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The Gatesway International Balloon Festival and Oklahoma Hot Air Balloon Championship take flight this Thursday and continue through Saturday. People from across the country have traveled to Oklahoma with their award winning balloons. There are 30 Balloons in total, but this event is more than just nylon and hot air.

The festival also features arts and crafts, food vendors and a car show. And all of this benefits a good cause.  All of the proceeds go to the Gatesway Foundation, a non-profit Oklahoma agency that gives opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.

The Monarch Migration and Butterfly Festival, celebrating the Monarchs’ migration through central Oklahoma, takes place this Saturday beginning at 10:00 a.m. and ending at 4:00 p.m. Activities include a butterfly tag and release, face painting and a parade of butterflies. And those interested in joining the parade can come dressed as a butterfly, caterpillar or flower.

And if you can’t get enough of the fluttering festivities, The Paseo Arts District holds its annual Fairy Ball on the Paseo this Saturday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Fairy Green.

People of all ages can attend this evening of “make believe, music and dance.” Guests come dressed up as their favorite character from an enchanted garden and add finishing touches to their costumes, dance, and listen to the songs of the summer.

Other outdoor events happening this weekend include:

 The Art on the Hill art show and sale features the works of noted local, regional and state artists, as well as work from area students. There are live art demonstrations and musical performances on the Rogers State University campus.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Registration and check-in open at 8:30 a.m. The walk site also opens then and features free Alzheimer's resources, support information in Caregiver Corner and involvement with the Alzheimer's Association.

To find ways to fill the 168 hours of your week, visit the calendar page.

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