Ansel Adams, Green Thumbs and St. Patrick’s Day Parade

by Jill Martin

Downtown OKC is the place to be Spring Break weekend. Whether you are a gardener, an art aficionado or a lover of all things Irish, you will find the perfect activity to enjoy in the beautiful downtown area of Oklahoma City.

Photo credit: OKC Myriad Botanical Gardens

Learn how to make the most of your outdoor Sooner Space at the 2014 Oklahoma Gardening School which will be Saturday, March 15th from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Devon Auditorium. Nationally known and local experts in the world of gardening will offer advice to help you create a successful edible garden. Cost for this event is $60. Members of the Myriad Botanical Gardens receive a discounted rate of $30.

An incredible opportunity to see the work of iconic American photographer Ansel Adams begins March 15th and continues through June 1, 2014 at The Oklahoma City Museum of Art. The exhibit, Ansel Adams: An American Perspective, was organized by the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego and features nearly 60 photographs dating from 1920-1965. The OKC Museum of Art is open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended hours on Thursday until 9 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. For more information visit their website.

D0253E291133F5AA617F6D59BD5A15DCThe O’City St. Patrick’s Day Fest & Parade is Saturday, March 15th at the corner of Sheridan and Oklahoma Avenue in Bricktown. The festivities begin at 10 a.m. and continue through midnight. There will be continuous live music on the Chevy Stage including performers Timothy O’Brien and the Celtic Cheer, Kylie Morgan, 100 Bones, Tyler Lee and the 333’s and NICNOS. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. at Reno and Hudson and will travel down Reno to the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Parade starts at Reno and Hudson, and travels down Reno to the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

Downtown OKC is a magnificent place to be any time of year. Visit the DowntownOKC website to keep up to date on all of the educational, entertaining and exciting activities this thriving city has to offer!

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