TULSA — Each year we anxiously await the Tulsa Mayfest Event. The sights, sounds, and creative energy of Mayfest is what we, as Tulsans, love about this outdoor event.
This year ahha Tulsa and Tulsa Mayfest are officially joining forces. After 47 years of partnership, the two organizations will operate under one umbrella. The Mayfest team will join the ahha Tulsa staff to continue the annual festival and its longstanding Tulsa tradition.
This year’s festival is set for May 8-10, 2020, and will take place in the Tulsa Arts District and Historic Greenwood. This year’s festival will feature juried artists from across the country, local artists, bands and musicians, and traditional festival food.
In recent years, Mayfest has increased its local focus. After returning to the Tulsa Arts District and Historic Greenwood in 2019, the festival’s director, Heather Pingry, considers this another sort of homecoming. “Local creatives are what keep Mayfest going,” said Pingry. “Joining ahha will strengthen Mayfest and maximize our creative capital as we continue a much-loved Tulsa tradition.”
“We are not planning any major changes for this year’s Mayfest,” Pingry said. “However, the 50th anniversary of Mayfest will occur in 2022, so we’re excited to exchange creative ideas with ahha and
identify ways to enhance the festival in future years,” continued Pingry. Together, ahha and Mayfest are enthusiastic about the new model.
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