TULSA, Okla. — The 3rd Annual 918 Day is almost here!
Mayor G.T. Bynum launched 918 Day, which takes place on September 18th, to celebrate Tulsa's diversity and growth. The event is part of the Resilient Tulsa Strategy.
Officials said the theme for 2020 is "Rise Through Resilience."
Through the decades, what made Tulsa unique has been our continual ability to unite and thrive amidst great challenges. We are a resilient city, and this year has shown that more than most. Businesses have sacrificed for the health of citizens, neighbors have helped one another as the floodwaters rose, and we came together in our shared grief over the loss of a beloved Tulsa police sergeant. And still we move forward, continuing to build a better city for the next generation in spite of all these hardships. This is resilience defined, and it makes this 918 Day a particularly special one as we celebrate all that makes Tulsa such a great city.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the city will host several activities virtually in order to celebrate the day safely. However, the Scavenger Hunt and Bynum's 24-hour tour of Tulsa will not happen this year.
Below are the planned activities:
918 Day Video Series
On Friday, several 918 Day videos will be published on the Resilient Tulsa Facebook page and the City of Tulsa’s Facebook. The videos focus on topics related to resilience and equity.
918 Day Graphics & Coloring Pages
This year, the City created social media graphics, printable posters and coloring pages for people to download and display to "Celebrate the 918."
CLICK HERE for all 918 Day graphics, posters and coloring sheets. Images for people to use on their social media pages for their profile pictures and header images are also available on the website.
Restaurant and business owners are encouraged to print off the coloring pages and hand them out to patrons. Make sure to use the hashtag, #918Day, when posting pictures on social media.
918 Day Specials
Multiple Tulsa businesses have submitted their 918 Day specials. CLICK HERE for a map where each special is located
In preparation, the city is asking local businesses to submit their 918 Day specials prior to Sept. 18. CLICK HERE to submit business specials for 918 Day
Williams Tower Lights Up
On Friday night, Williams Tower in Downtown Tulsa will light up in celebration of 918 Day. Tulsans are encouraged to take photos and use the hashtag, #918Day, on their social media
River Parks Photo Op Stations
Selfie stations will be placed at multiple River Parks locations. People will recognize the stations due to their large letters spelling out, "918".
Two stations will be located at River West Festival Park, one at 41st St. Plaza and one at Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area.
Parking Day Pop-Up Parklets
Parking spaces in the heart of Downtown Tulsa will be converted into urban parklets between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18, to celebrate both Park(ing) Day and 918 Day.
People are encouraged to visit and vote on their favorite pop-up installations on Boston Avenue between 3rd and 7th Streets. All organizations pay for hourly usage of the on-street parking spaces during normal enforcement hours.
Downtown Phone Booth: Stay Connected
The red, old-fashioned telephone booth on the south corner of East 3rd Street and South Lansing Avenue in Downtown Tulsa is yet another 918 Day destination.
People will find citizen guides, voter registration forms and 2020 Census flyers outside the phone booth.
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