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"Series at the Lake" at Lake Ponca

March 30th, 2019 8:30 AM - September 14th, 2019
This is a series of 4 athletic events being held at the lake. This is the perfect time for seasoned participants in any category.March 30 - 5K Run,May 11 - 25 Mile Bike Ride, July 30 - Open Water Swim, September 14 - Outdoor Sprint Run Information on each event will be released individually, watch for more information on the Series at the Lake! Celebration 5K Adult 16/up Sat 03/30/19 8:30am-10am $35. Celebration 5K Youth 15/und.

Adult Movie Matinee: "Instant Family", presented by the Ponca City Library

April 30th, 2019 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Adult Movie Matinee. Instant Family. 3-4:57 p.m. Rated PG-13. A couple find themselves in over their heads when they foster three children. Enjoy a movie with refreshments.

Pet Night FUNdraiser! Adult BYOB

April 30th, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
We will be Painting these Awesome Pet Paw Mugs alongside friends and loved stones. Ages 16+ are encouraged to attend this paint party. This Pet Mug will turn out Bright and Shiny no matter the skill level of the painter. Guests are invited to purchase drinks and snacks from our snack bar or BYOB! Guests are encouraged to purchase your tickets in advance to reserve your seat. Seats are limited so once we are sold out no more tickets will be available. This event is open to ages 16+.

Free Movies at the Poncan Theatre

May 21st, 2019 All Day - June 6th, 2019
This summer the Poncan Theatre will be offering free movies every Tuesday from May 21st through August 2nd. Showtime are 10:00 AM, 2:00 PM, 7:00 PM. For a list of movies visit

Leadercast, Leading Healthy Teams

May 31st, 2019 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Leadercast Live is the largest one-day leadership event in the world! In 2019, the Leadercast Live stage will showcase leadership experts to help attendees master the art and science of developing Gayle Young, Patrick Lencioni, Andy Stanley and more. PTC is bringing this event to Ponca CIty, tickets are $40. Contact Diane at 580.718.4350 to purchase tickets!

Family Movie "Treasure Planet", presented by the Ponca City Library

May 31st, 2019 1:00 PM - 2:35 PM
Located at Ponca City Library Program Room.

Cruzin’ Grand, presented by the Schooners Car Club

May 31st, 2019 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Any car or truck 25 years older, all corvettes, motorcycles & specialty cars are invited to join on Grand Avenue from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Registration will be at South 1st Street and Grand Avenue, you must show proof of insurance and valid driver’s license. Cost is $10 per vehicle. Contact: (580) 716-3908.

Richelle Sigrist at Astoria

May 31st, 2019 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Super Saturday Sales, hosted by Cherokee Strip Company

June 1st, 2019 All Day - August 30th, 2019
Every Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm until Labor Day Weekend, aka August 31st, we are cleaning out our 2nd floor storage and bringing new items down every Saturday Everything is on sale except items marked firm - vendor discounts from 10% to 75% off! Swing by each Friday afternoon for our preview sale if you are in townLabor Day Weekend we are MOVING to our new location at 5000 W. Fountain Road.

Ponca City Farmers Market

June 4th, 2019 All Day
Open June - September, Tuesday's 4:00 pm-6:00 pm, Saturday's 8:00 am-10:30 am. Located at Pioneer Woman Museum Circle 14th St. and Lake Road.

Ponca City Farmers Market

June 4th, 2019 All Day - September 28th, 2019
Ponca City Farmers Market offers a wide array of fresh fruits & vegetables along with plant materials. Whether you are looking for delicious produce, salad greens, herbs, honey, watermelons, peaches, farm fresh eggs, meat items, cut flowers or quality Made in Oklahoma products then you must explore this seasonal, open-air market! Open Tuesdays 5PM-7PM and Saturdays 8:00AM-10:30AM. Located at 14th St. and Lake Road at the Pioneer Woman Museum.

Ponca City Parks and Rec Child/Youth Fishing Leagues

June 10th, 2019 6:00 PM - July 22nd, 2019
League will meet Monday nights at 6PM on the sailboat side of of Lake Ponca. Youth League can use any type of bait. All fish you catach will be weighed and a running total of weight will be kept for the six weeks of league.

2019 Tonkawa Pow Wow

June 27th, 2019 All Day - June 30th, 2019
Come experience the 45th Annual Tonkawa Powwow on June 27-30, 2019 at the Fort Oakland Reserve in Tonkawa, Oklahoma. The Tonkawa Powwow, an annual tribal celebration, feature Native American singing, dancing, contests, crafts, artwork and food. Dance contest styles include straight, fancy, traditional, cloth and buckskin categories. Free admission, free camping, along with electric and water hookups and free rations will be available.

PO-HI Chorale Homecoming

June 29th, 2019 7:00 PM
After 23 years, Mr. Robert E. Moore is coming out of retirement to conduct again. Po-Hi Chorale members from across the U.S. are coming home to the brand new PCPS Concert Hall to perform a program that Mr. Moore has put together himself. Tickets are $10 and available for sale right now at the Ponca City Chamber of Commerce. Tickets will also be sold at the door the night of the concert. CASH ONLY, please.

Family Outdoor Movie Night at the RecPlex

July 5th, 2019 All Day - August 2nd, 2019
Friday evenings beginning July 5th through August 2nd The Ponca City RecPlex will be showing movies outside! Bring your blankets, chairs, snacks and drinks and enjoy! July 5- Ralph Breaks the Internet, July 12- The Lego Movie 2, July 19- Mary Poppins, July 26- Trolls, August 2nd- Bee Movie. Movies start at 9:00PM.

Adult Bubble Art Paint Party Hosted by The Doodle Academy

July 19th, 2019 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
We will be learning how to bubble paint alongside friends and loved ones. Ages 16+ are encouraged to attend this paint party. Each person will bubble paint a plate. Everything will turn out Bright and Shiny no matter the skill level of the painter. Guests are invited to purchase drinks and snacks from our snack bar or BYOB! *Remember to shop LOCAL for your BYOB*Guests are encouraged to purchase your tickets in advance to reserve your seat.

Kids Focus on Fishing hosted by the Kaw Lake Association

July 20th, 2019 8:00 AM
Located at at Pioneer Park, Kaw Lake on the east side of Kaw City. Registration will begin at 8:00am, Mini Clinics will begin at 9:00 and fishing will begin at 10:00 to noon. Awards will be presented as soon as possible after fishing is completed. A hot dog lunch will be provided for the participants. Mini clinics will include water safety, fish identification, knot tying, and other timely subjects. More information and pre-registration is available by calling the Kaw Lake Assn. 580-269-2213

Ponca City Parks and Rec Adult Dodgeball

July 20th, 2019 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration is open between May 10th and and July 15th. 6 people per team-must have two females on court at all times. $50 per team, 18-Older.

Branson Country USA with Melody Hart

July 20th, 2019 7:30 PM
This all-star band is bringing the best of country music to Ponca City. This performance will primarily feature Melody Hart and her family who appear regularly on our local channel 72 for "Branson Country USA." Select instrumentalists in this concert are regularly featured on stage with Clay Cooper and Doug Gabriel. Located at the Poncan Theatre, Online tickets are $18 for adults, but $20 when bought at the ticket booth. Tickets for children ages 5-12 are $15.

And Then There Were Two at the Hideaway Marina

July 20th, 2019 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Located at Hideaway Marina 1000 McFadden Cove Drive

JAWS at the Poncan Theatre

July 26th, 2019 7:30 PM
Something BIG is coming!When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach community, it's up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down.Come see this Golden Globe, Grammy award, and Academy award-winning movie! JAWS will be playing on our big screen at 7:30 on Friday, July 26th.

McFadden Golf Scramble

July 27th, 2019 8:00 AM
Camp McFadden will be hosting our 1st annual golf scramble at Lew Wentz Memorial Golf Course. We will be raising money to continue to provide this camp to the families of our community. Please come out and join us for a round of golf for a good cause. RSVP by emailing [email protected] or by calling 580-762-9955. Cost is $100 per player or $400 per team, hole sponsorship is $100.

Hand Lettering with Elizabeth Wood hosted by The Doodle Academy

July 27th, 2019 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
“Hand-lettering”, also known as Modern Calligraphy, is the artful form of drawing letters. This form of art is nearly everywhere you look! It is popular at weddings, on home decor and paper crafting. In this class, you will learn the basic strokes you will need for hand-lettering. You will be inspired to take your hand-lettering to the next level at the end of the workshop. Come join the fun! Supplies and a practice notebook are included in the class fee.

Crazy Days Shopping in Ponca City

August 1st, 2019 All Day - August 4th, 2019
Crazy Days Sales in downtown Ponca City that start on Thursday and run through Saturday, with many stores extending their business hours during these three days. Visit merchant locations to see each store’s specials and sales during Crazy Days.

2019 Kaw Pow Wow

August 2nd, 2019 All Day - August 4th, 2019
Join us for the 36th Annual Kaw Nation Washunga Days Powwow on June 21-23, 2019 in the Dance Arbor at Allegawaha Park near Council Grove, Kansas. Each year, Kaw citizens make the trip to Council Grove from their homes in Oklahoma and elsewhere to be a part of this Kaw Nation Washunga Days Powwow celebration of the tribe’s historical heritage in the area. The Kaw Nation Washunga Days Powwow in Council Grove honors the last full-blooded Kaw chief, Washunga.

Crazy Days Street Party & Sales​

August 2nd, 2019 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The Crazy Days Street Party is a free community event hosted by Ponca City Main Street on the first Friday in August each year. The Party happens at the Vet Plaza in downtown Ponca City, at 4th & Grand from 5:00 - 9:30 p.m. and includes food trucks, live music and various other activities

Ponca City Aviation Booster Fly-in Breakfast

August 3rd, 2019 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Breakfast Saturday August 3rd, 7:00 to 10:00 am $8 for adults, $4 for children. Best breakfast for the money anywhere and biggest fly-in breakfast anywhere.

1st Saturday Vintage and Antique Market hosted by Nonnamaker Hall

August 3rd, 2019 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
We are hosting the 1st Saturday "Wrong Side of the Tracks" Vintage and Antique market again this Saturday 8am to 3pm. If you want to set up as a vendor (Good vintage or antique items please) contact Bret Carter (580) 716-5649, otherwise come and shop! Located at 209 W. Grand.

All Fired Up Benefit Dinner and Auction

August 3rd, 2019 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
The Ponca City Fire & Life Safety Council and The Ponca City Fire Foundation will be hosting their annual “All Fired Up” Fundraiser on Saturday August 3 at Osage Casino & Hotel, located at64464 US-60. Tickets are just $25 and are available at Rainmaker Sprinkler Co. 2100 Lake Rd and at the Ponca City Chamber of Commerce 420 E. Grand.

Ponca City Parks and Rec Cornhole League

August 8th, 2019 6:00 PM - September 12th, 2019 - 9:00 PM
Cornhole is a fun and easy game. Join us at Ponca Lake for a league on Thursdays in August and September. League is 16-up and cost $30.

Summer of Baseball at City Central - "A League of Their Own"

August 9th, 2019 All Day
City Central will be showing three classic baseball movies in the courtyard this summer. Food trucks will be on hand. Bring your chairs or blankets and some snacks and join us at 400 East Central. Movies start at dark.

RecPlex Kid's Night Out

August 9th, 2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Join Ponca City Parks and Rec for a fun night of swimming, games, climbing wall and more! Register online at

Ancestor Fair Hosted by the Pioneer Woman Museum

August 10th, 2019 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
You are invited to an ancestor fair Saturday, August 10th from 11:00AM to 3:00PM at the Pioneer Woman Museum located at 701 Monument Rd. All ages welcome!

2019 Ponca City Chamber of Commerce Party at the Palace/Auction

August 16th, 2019 6:30 PM
The Party at the Palace is one fundraiser the Ponca City Chamber of Commerce puts on every two years. The event takes place at the Marland Mansion in Ponca City, it features live and silent auction items as well food and drinks.

2019 Ponca Pow Wow

August 22nd, 2019 All Day - August 25th, 2019
In 1994, the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska held its first annual Pow Wow after the Tribe’s federal reinstatement in 1990. The Tribe hosted its 25th Annual Pow Wow August 10-12, 2018 in Niobrara. Traditionally, Pow Wows were held as a celebration for fall harvest, successful hunts and for all births, deaths and weddings of tribal members during the past year. It was also a gathering place for other tribes, relatives and friends to meet and celebrate.

2019 Cherokee Strip Golf Classic

September 5th, 2019 All Day - September 7th, 2019
Thanks to all who joined us at the 57th Annual Cherokee Strip Golf Classic benefitting the Opportunity Center in Ponca City, Oklahoma. We hope you’ll join us this year! The dates, as always, are the weekend after Labor Day, with a practice round Thursday, Sept. 5 and team play Friday and Saturday, Sept. 6–7. More information coming soon. See you at the Strip!

Music in the Garden

September 5th, 2019 All Day - September 26th, 2019
Join us as we enjoy the early autumn in the lush garden setting for live music with the Northern Oklahoma College Music Dept. Dates are Sept. 5th, 12, 19. 26th in the LA Cann Gardens located at 1500 E. Grand.

Silvan Zingg Concert

September 5th, 2019 7:30 PM
The international press calls him: "The Boogie Woogie ambassador from Switzerland". “Silvan plays as if he were from St. Louis – he could be my blues brother!” said Rock 'n' Roll legend Chuck Berry enthusiastically about his pianist. Silvan Zingg's Boogie Woogie piano style is characterized by a great portion of swing and blues performed with passion, lightness and brilliant quality. Located at the Poncan Theatre Tickets: Adults $20, Children (5-12) $15.

Ponca City Art Festival 2019

September 21st, 2019 All Day - May 22nd, 2019
A juried fine art show, this is the premier annual Arts Festival of Northern Oklahoma since 1975. Each year, artists from around the country gather at the Ponca City Arts Festival to share their arts with this region. This festival includes an interactive art area, a children's art area, live art demonstrations, live entertainment, food/drink vendors all next to the Historic Soldani Mansion. Located at 819 E Central Ave, Ponca City, Oklahoma 74601

2019 Standing Bear Pow Wow

September 27th, 2019 All Day - September 28th, 2019
The 25th Annual Standing Bear Powwow in Ponca City will be held September 27-28, 2019 next to Standing Bear Park. The powwow is hosted by the six north-central tribes of Oklahoma the last Friday and Saturday of September each year. Standing Bear Powwow features inter-tribal dancing, exhibition dancing, contest dancing, tiny tot contests and the crowning of the Standing Bear Princess. Visitors will also find a variety of arts and craft vendors, along with a wide variety of food vendors.

2019 Tallgrass Tour

September 28th, 2019 All Day
Tallgrass Tour is a bike event benefiting the Marland Children's Home on September 28, 2019. Registration opens on March 1, 2019 and starts at $37.00. September 15, 2019 the prices go up to $42.00 to register, and on the day of, the prices for registration will be $45.00. Tandem riders are asked to register separately.

National Public Lands Day

September 28th, 2019 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
One day dedicated across the nation to improving public lands. Love spending time at the Lake? Love to make a difference in the community? Come on out to Kaw Lake. Everyone is invited to come out to the Osage Cove Group Camping Area on Kaw Lake and help out. The focus this year will be on improving the Eagle Watch Trail. If you are interested in participating in this exciting event, or if there are any questions, please feel free to drop by the Lake office or email [email protected]