TULSA - Booming. Resurgent. Thriving.
All adjectives that could be overheard describing downtown Tulsa's continued revival. Thousands gathered Friday to celebrate the 41st year of Mayfest, a four-day arts and music festival in the heart of the city.
For Tulsa history buffs, the occasion serves as a marker for the area's growth.
C.J. Wells moved to Tulsa 24 years ago, when the downtown districts weren't exactly bustling.
"There wasn't much going on downtown anywhere," he said. "It's really been going strong the last few years."
He says part of its recent success is due to events like Mayfest and the Blue Dome Arts Festival.
"I love coming to the downtown area," he said. "It seems to be the happening thing to do and it's fun and eventful ... Tulsa has grown immensely since I've been here."
MORE: Mayfest Event Guide (http://bit.ly/mayfestinfo)
The festival will continue from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
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