Cultural Attractions in Downtown Broken Arrow

Broken Arrow's arts and entertainment district attracts residents and tourists alike

By
Jason Zasky
On Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 17:00
Broken Arrow, OK Military Museum

Broken Arrow's booming downtown is the perfect outgrowth of its small-town charm. It oozes with character, from its blossoming food district to its surprising collection of cultural offerings. And there's never a shortage of excuses to visit. Here are a few of our favorites:

Downtown Historical Attractions

It's fitting that downtown offers two places where visitors can learn about the area's history. The Museum Broken Arrow preserves artifacts and shares local history through interactive, informative exhibits. The Military History Center, which relocated from Tulsa in mid-2013, features an outdoor flag display at Flag Plaza.

Downtown Arts Attractions

If you're in a show tune kind of mood, check out the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center, a 1,500-seat venue that hosts Broadway tours and pop music concerts. Or visit the Broken Arrow Community Playhouse ("only 1,487 miles off Broadway"), which strives "to provide quality theatrical entertainment to the community" and serves as the resident theater on south Main Street.

Broken Arrow's Spring and Summer Festivals

Feeling outdoorsy? Broken Arrow is famous for its festivals. The annual Rooster Days Festival features 5K, 10K and 15K runs, a parade and a carnival. With offerings for the whole family, the festival brings Okies from far and wide. 

And let's not forget Blue Bell Ice Cream's annual Taste of Summer, an outdoor ice cream festival. Naturally, the attractions include all-you-can-eat ice cream and lots of family-friendly activities.

With such a wide variety of offerings for the young and the young at heart, it's easy to see why Broken Arrow continues to be one of the area's most exciting locales for art and entertainment.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jason Zasky is a journalist, author and media entrepreneur with a background in print and online magazines.