Crews Preparing For 43rd Annual Mayfest

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 4:59 pm
By: News On 6

The 43rd annual Mayfest starts at 11:00 Thursday morning, a number of downtown streets are already closed as crews set up for the festival.

If you park anywhere in the closure zone until 8 p.m. Sunday the city said you could be towed.

Crews have blocked off:

  • 3rd from Boulder to Cincinnati
  • 4th and 5th from Boulder to Boston
  • 6th from Main to Boston
  • Main from 3rd to 7th
  • Boston from 3rd to 4th

Organizers say during the festival parking will be available at on-street locations and lots and garages surrounding the festival.

Around 400,000 people are expected to come out to Mayfest this year.

Organizers say 125 artists, four stages of entertainment, three indoor galleries and a KidZone will occupy downtown Tulsa from May 14 to 17, 2015.

For the first time the Tulsa Opera will perform at Mayfest. Audience members will be encouraged to sing-along with a “greatest hits” of opera.

In addition to the Tulsa Opera, several musicians, including Bradio, The Brady Orchestra, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Alaska & Madi and more, will perform throughout the festival.

Also, a mural artist is working on painting the 2015 Mayfest poster on the side of the Hyatt Regency near 3rd and Main.

The mural is one of many pieces of artwork you can check out if you go downtown for Mayfest this weekend.

Mayfest runs from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday, May 14 to Saturday, May 16 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 17.

You can learn more about Mayfest and get more details about the festival online.