Septemberfest 2017 in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma Septemberfest
••• Photo Courtesy Friends of the Mansion

In Short:

An annual family festival hosted by the state of Oklahoma's first family, Septemberfest is typically held in each September and includes attractions and activities as well as hands-on learning for children such as crafts and old-fashioned games. In addition, the popular event celebrates the history and heritage of Oklahoma with food, live entertainment and story-telling. On average, 30,000 to 40,000 people enjoy Septemberfest in Oklahoma City each year.

2017 Septemberfest:

The 21st Annual Septemberfest in Oklahoma City takes place on Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is absolutely free, and families are encouraged to bring picnic lunches. Free treats are often provided, and some food vendors will be on hand as well.

Location & Directions:

Septemberfest is held each year at the Oklahoma Governor's Mansion at 820 NE 23rd Street, a structure that is more than 80 years old. From the Broadway Extension (I-235), follow NE 23rd east to Lincoln. The State Capitol park is located between Phillips and Kelly on the south side of NE 23rd.

NE 23rd between Lincoln and Kelly is typically closed for the event, and parking is available at the State Capitol, the Oklahoma City-County Health Department and the lot west of Phillips Avenue.


The events and activities of Oklahoma City's Septemberfest are meant to celebrate the heritage of the state, and they often take on a festival-type atmosphere.

In recent years, events have included:

  • Story-telling
  • Live entertainment such as music and dancing
  • Games
  • Face-painting
  • Bungee trampoline jump and bungee race
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Hay bale maze
  • Laser tag
  • Carriage rides
  • Petting zoo
  • Free admission to the Oklahoma History Center
  • Governor's mansion tours
  • And much more...

    For more information, call (405) 557-0198