The Green Corn Festival is a kick back to the good old fashioned family oriented picnics. The annual festival (held on the 4th Thursday, Friday and Saturday of June) features great music, arts and crafts, food, bingo, carnival and great games and contests for the young and young at heart. A talent show to highlight area youth is held on Friday at the Community Center and the annual Green Corn Parade entertains the masses on Saturday morning. The Festival is held in downtown Bixby, south and east of 151st and Memorial. Charley Young Park is the site of the Gazebo stage, and games, surrounded by food and crafts booths. Just a hop and skip over is the Youth Stage and Carnival. Cool off during the heat of the day by joining in a few rounds of bingo in the building at the corner of Charley Young Park. What could be more traditional than an afternoon or evening in the bright summer sun, with lemonade to sip, an array of crafts and gifts to purchase, music to enjoy listening to, with your friends all around? Only a ride on the ferris wheel as the sun sets and the sounds of carnival music drift up in the evening air…
Bixby is also home to the BBQ'n Blues Festival. This festival could easily be called the BBQ'n Family Festival. A large area within the festival is dedicated to family fun again this year.
Topping the list will be numerous inflatable jumpers available at $10.00 per child for an all day pass. Plans include a petting zoo and a trackless train ride and pony rides.
The festival promises to provide a venue of family fun, food and relaxation. Proceeds from the festival return to the community through The Rotary Club of Bixby.