Memorial Day Weekend Events

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Wondering what to do during the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend? Whether you are planning a relaxing day with your family or seeking an adventurous, new experience, check out these options near you.



Pack a lunch and head out to one of the 52 state parks, including many historic battlefields. If you want to find out which of the locations is nearest you, visit the Arkansas State Park Finder* to search your area. Contact the park ahead of your visit and find out if they are offering any special Memorial Day Weekend events.

Grab your lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of fireworks and summer celebration at Lake Hamilton on May 26. Relax with your family and welcome the start of summer with this fun evening. Visit the state website for more information and directions.

If you make any purchases in preparation for the holiday weekend, be sure to pay with your Arvest Personal Credit Card to earn Rewards points. You can redeem your points later for gift cards, cash back and more.


Salute United States Veterans at Jefferson City’s 31st annual air show* and parade May 25-26. The event is completely free to the public and lasts through the weekend. Enjoy the day honoring those who have served and currently serve in the Armed Services.

Head out to the ballpark to cheer on the Kansas City Royals* as they take on the Yankees May 24-26. Struggling to decide which evening to purchase tickets for? Visit the team calendar* to find out what special events will take place each night and plan accordingly.


Visit the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City for the Annual Chuck Wagon Festival* May 25-26. The event will feature a variety of activities for the whole family, including crafts, live music, photos and more. Visit the website for ticket prices and additional information.

Browse and purchase local artwork at the Paseo Arts Festival* in Oklahoma City May 25-27. The event will host visual artwork as well as musical artists sharing their talents with the public. Spend the day soaking in the culture of the city and enjoying food from local restaurants.

Enjoy an evening with the Tulsa Drillers* at ONEOK Field during one of their three, consecutive fireworks shows* May 24-26. Be sure to use your Arvest Personal Credit Card on eligible concession, ticket and merchandise purchases at the park and online to earn 3X rewards1 points.


Honor over 300 fallen soldiers at the Avenue of Flags* Memorial Day Celebration in Garnett*, which began in 1976. Each flag represents a veteran who has passed away and honors individuals dating back to the Civil War. On Monday, May 27, a Memorial Day service will take place at 10:00 a.m., and includes a guest speaker, traditional gun salute and special wreath ceremony.

Spend the weekend in Parsons at the Katy Days Festival* May 24-26. The small, Kansas town is known for hosting the first Missouri-Kansas-Texas train in 1870, and gathers each year to celebrate during Memorial Day Weekend. The event will feature music, food vendors, a parade, kids’ activities and more.

Use this opportunity to redeem your Arvest Flex Rewards™ points for cash back or gift cards. Use the extra cash to purchase a souvenir or to order food at one of the local vendors.

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1Disclosure: Earn 3x Arvest Flex Rewards points on eligible purchases made at participating merchants at ONEOK Field in Tulsa, OK and through the Tulsa Drillers’ official website between April 01, 2019 and September 30, 2019.  Merchants are assigned a Merchant Category Code (MCC) based upon the merchant’s primary line of business.  Purchases eligible for 3x rewards points are identified using the merchant’s MCC code.  Purchases made at merchants who do not use one of the eligible MCC codes will not receive bonus points.  Participating merchants are generally limited to those affiliated with Tulsa Drillers; third party vendors may or may not be included as part of this promotion.  Tickets purchased through third parties are not eligible for 3x rewards.  Purchases can be made by the primary cardholder or any additional cardholders on a single Card Account. Eligible purchases do NOT include fees or interest charges, balance transfers, cash advances, convenience check transactions, purchases of traveler’s checks, purchases or reloading of prepaid cards or purchases of other cash equivalents. Bonus points will be applied to your account within three billing cycles after your qualifying purchase. To be eligible for the bonus offer, the Card Account must be open and not in default as of the date the bonus points are applied. For complete details, ask an Arvest associate or go to Offer valid from April 1 through September 30, 2019.


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