Dancing Turtle Arts Festival in Downtown Stillwater

  • Dates:

    June 6, 2024 - June 9, 2024

    Recurring daily

  • Address:

    702 S Duncan St

    Stillwater, OK 74074

  • Time:

    All Day


The Dancing Turtle Arts Festival is a three-day event with 6 festivals in 1 designed to draw people interested in many art forms and designed to bring families together with something for everyone. Festivities encompass everything from live music, to dance performances, art classes, Theatre, Hands-On Participation, live music on 6 stages and more!

Dancing Turtle Short Film Festival and Screenplay Competition: The film festival will include live screenings of all selected films, staged readings of selected screenplays, and winners will receive a one of a kind Dancing Turtle Trophy and our Best of Fest Winner will also receive a cash prize! Best Film (Turtle Trophy), Best Director (Turtle Trophy), Best Actor (Turtle Trophy), Best Actress (Turtle Trophy), Best Editing (Turtle Trophy), Best Cinematography (Turtle Trophy), Best Score (Turtle Trophy), Best Screenplay (Turtle Trophy), BEST Of FEST ($ and Turtle Trophy). 

Theater Competition: Artistic playful take on a short play festival. The Dancing Turtle team will give each team 3 days to write a short play with a specific theme that must be included. The theater team will have a budget of $25 dollars to produce their short play. A panel of four judges will choose the winning team by how well they performed, the use of their theme, and the overall atmosphere of the audience. The Audience will get to choose their favorite show as well. This can be introduced as a fundraiser to help the community (given to United Way for their partner agencies)

Dance Concert: Saturday 3 PM in Winfrey-Houston Theater. Dance classes in Dance Studio Rm 112 Saturday, Yoga Class Rm 112 Sunday 10 AM, Kids Dance Class rom 112 with flash mob performance outside, pop up performances at Turtle Tent, movement classes in KidZone tent Sat. & Sun.



Illustrated Story Contest by Bluepeak:  for the Dancing Turtle Arts Festival. The 2024 theme is "What Makes The Turtle Dance?". Use illustration, color, and creativity to fill in the background around the turtle to tell the story of why you think the turtle is dancing. Create your art according to the instructions on the prompt document. Take a photo or scan the file into your computer so you can upload it to the registration form (linked below) and submit your artwork to the contest.  Download, print artwork prompt and register at Dancing Turtle Arts Festival (dancingturtleok.org)

Visual Arts: Artist vendor booths, art contest, local art displays, and children's activities with 2 fun zones.

Art on Wheels: Join a multitude of car aficionados as we bring together classic cars, Corvettes, Mustangs and exotic cars with an exhilarating car show! Best of the best, design history and context and car builder presentation. Designated and protected parking for antique, classic and show cars

Rock Academy: Ages 11-15, in two days a Band of Stars is born! Led by a singer/songwriter!  Rock concert by local "Bands"

Workshops: Instrument playing, Instrument Technology and Songwriting

Vendors: If you would like to be a vendor at the festival, available are 10’ by 10’ spots and 10’ by 20’ booth spots. Register at https://www.dancingturtleok.org/.


Dancing Turtle Arts Festival in Downtown Stillwater