- Parks & Recreation
- Special Events
Our special events are the pride of Yukon! With over major events throughout the year, we offer something that can be enjoyed by every member of our community and communities beyond. Click to view the full list of events (PDF). See below for information on upcoming events.
Enjoy a FREE evening of music every Thursday of the summer with our Concert in the Park series, featuring music by local and regional bands performing a variety of favorite tunes from all genres. Every concert will take place at the Chisholm Trail Park located (500 W Vandament Ave). Bring lawn chairs and enjoy a fun evening of music and community! No glass or alcohol allowed.
|Matt Cowell||June 1st||7:00 p.m.|
|Kerry Wayne's Rockstar Band||June 8th||7:00 p.m.|
|Mystery Dates||June 15th||7:00 p.m.|
|Irv Wagner Jazz Combo||June 22nd||7:00 p.m.|
|Hi-Fi Hillbillies||July 3rd||5:00 p.m.|
|Irv Wagner Concert Band||July 3rd||8:30 p.m.|
|SuperFreak||July 4th||5:00 p.m.|
|OKC Philharmonic||July 4th||8:30 p.m.|
|Sulley & Sisson||July 13th||7:00 p.m.|
|Core Country||July 20th||7:00 p.m.|
|OKC Community Band||July 27th||7:00 p.m.|
|Steve Crossley||August 3rd||7:00 p.m.|
For more information, call Yukon Parks and Recreation at 405-350-8937!
Matt Cowell - Rock & Roll
Matt Cowell, a local acoustic artist, has performed at Billy Bob's in Ft. Worth, the Branson Wine Bar in Branson, MO, and many local venues around Oklahoma. You may also recognize Matt Cowell from “The Voice” where he was a second-round contestant!
Kerry Wayne's Rockstar Band - Family Friendly R&B/Rock/Jazz Blues
Kerry Wayne’s Rockstar Band has over 35 years of combined performance experience. As one of Oklahoma’s best-kept secrets, Kerry Wayne’s Rockstar Band prides themselves on their ability to adapt to the style, culture, and age of their audience!
Mystery Dates - Rock & Roll
Mystery Dates has been featured in Modern Bride Magazine as one of the nation’s Top 100 Wedding Bands. This pop trio promises to deliver an entertaining evening that all musical tastes can enjoy, so make sure to bring your dancing shoes!
Irv Wagner Jazz Combo - Jazz
Dr. Irv Wagner is a David Ross Boyd Professor at the University of Oklahoma. His career at OU consists of 53 years of conducting, performing, and teaching trombone. He is a founding member of the Oklahoma Brass Quintet and is a member of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. Dr. Wagner has also been a guest conductor at the Kansas City Symphony, the Santa Fe (Argentina) Symphony, the Paraguay National Symphony Orchestra, and the St. Petersburg Imperial Orchestra, just to name a few.
Sulley & Sisson Trio - Rock & Roll
With over 100 songs on their ever-growing set list, this trio is customizing their show specifically for this Yukon community event! Sulley & Sisson have performed throughout the metro, including our very own Flower Shop Winery & Pizzeria. Glenn, David & Jillian’s love for music is undeniable - their audience reviews confirm that, and we hope you agree!
Core Country - Country
Core Country is a musical group named for being country to the CORE! The band features well-known, local singer Wilton O’Neal, accompanied by Gary Weathers on drums, Larry Kent on fiddle/vocals, Lorrie Kent on bass guitar/ vocals, Randy Sanders on fiddle/vocals and Ken Collins on pedal steel guitar, who founded the band in the late 90s.
OKC Community Band - Classic & Showtunes
The OKC Community Band is comprised of ninety-seven professional and amateur musicians that are all volunteers. The purpose of the Oklahoma Concert Band Foundation is to engage in the promotion, appreciation, and support of concert band music throughout the State of Oklahoma. The band was originally organized in the late 1970s and has been adding benefit and public service concerts to their agenda ever since.
Steve Crossley - Soul Classic, Country
Steve is a one-man show that plays hundreds of classic rock, R&B, and tropical rock songs. He has played in various local bands including Wheatstone Bridge, Pearly Hawkins, and Ringes. He formed the Crossley Wilson Band which later took the name Prime Time. Crossley was also the founding member of Short Dogg and the Dangerous Brothers.
Friday Fun Days are fun activities put on by the Yukon Parks and Recreation Department every Friday during the summer. These are FREE events to attend. Descriptions of each event can be found below. For more specific information, call Parks and Recreation at 405-350-8937!
|Touch A Truck||June 2nd||10:00 AM||Chisholm Trail Park|
|Turtle Race||June 9th||10:00 AM||Mulvey Pond|
|Fishing Derby||June 16th||8:00 AM||Mulvey Pond|
|Disc Golf||June 23rd||10:00 AM||Welch Park|
|Extreme Animals||July 14th||10:00 AM||Yukon Community Center|
|Scavenger Hunt||July 21st||10:00 AM||Chisholm Trail Park|
|Glow Party||July 28th||10:00 AM||Yukon Community Center|
|Water Wars||August 4th||10:00 AM||Jackie Cooper Gymnasium|
Touch A Truck
Kids get an up-close, personal, hands-on look at a wide variety of trucks and other exciting vehicles. Scheduled this year are: Canadian County Sheriff’s MRAP, City of Yukon Fire and Police vehicles, Channel 9’s Helicopter, a Sprinter Limo, and a race car! Yukon Fire Dept will do their Jaws of Life demonstration. See these vehicles and many more!
Kids race their turtles to see who has the fastest turtle in town!
To participate, here is what you need to do:
- Catch/Find your own turtle.
- Decorate your turtle for speed and fun. No paint, please.
- Show up and register your turtle by 10:00 am on Friday June, 9th.
- Release your turtle back where you found it following the race.
Show up early so you're ready to start fishing at 10AM! Be sure to bring a pole and bait. Anglers can win prizes in 3 different categories: Biggest Fish, Smallest Fish and Most Fish caught. Participants also stand a chance to win door prizes just for showing up!
Come learn this fun game which is a combination of golf and frisbee at the city’s new course!
Come meet interesting animals and learn more about these extreme animals that share our planet.
Decode the clues, collect items, and find the answer to the mystery!
Have a glowing good time with music, lights, and fun glowing party favors!
Come prepared to get wet as we will have all sorts of water-wonderful activities.
Three central Oklahoma towns join forces to present a celebration like no other! The Route 66 Triple Tour rides into town on Saturday, June 10, with a day full of FREE festivities right on the Mother Road!
The Triple Tour starts in Warr Acres at 9 a.m. with a Car Show on 39th and Ann Arbor from 9 a.m. to noon. Enjoy antiques, hotrods and classics, as well as free face painting, bouncy houses for kids, and the Native American Color Guard.
Continue your cruise down Route 66 at Bethany from noon until 4 p.m. Downtown shops host sidewalk sales and antiques, while Bethany neighbors host a City-wide yard sale all weekend. Feeling lucky? Participate in the Poker Run! Or for younger Mother Road enthusiasts, enjoy the City of Bethany firetruck on display. Stop by the Broadhurst Building at SNU for a Vinyl Record Sale. The Route 66 Cruisers show off classic cars as they start in Bethany and move to Yukon to continue the festivities.
The Tour concludes in Yukon with “Get Your Flix on Route 66” at 7 p.m. At dusk, enjoy a special outdoor movie screening off Route 66 and 4th Street. In addition, face painters and movie concessions will be on site with a variety of eats and treats!
For more information regarding the Route 66 Triple Tour, please contact the below:
- Warr Acres events: (405) 789-2892
- Bethany events: (405) 789-2146
- Yukon events: (405) 350-3939
Date, Time & Location
Saturday, June 10th, lasting all day traveling through Warr Acres, Bethany, and Yukon.
Yukon has a long-standing tradition of celebrating Independence Day with a blast. As always, admission is free! Several free live outdoor concerts are on the Freedom Fest agenda, as well as food trucks, contests, kids' activities, and much more. Giant fireworks shows start at 10 pm on July 3 and 4, so bring your family, lawn chairs, or blankets and enjoy!
Date, Time, & Location
Monday, July 3rd, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Tuesday, July 4th, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Chisholm Trail Park (500 W Vandament) and City Park (2200 S Holly Ave).
Nick Rice | firstname.lastname@example.org | (405) 350-8937