Weatherford offers an abundance of cultural events.
Besides the Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s Panorama Series, the University Language Arts Department offers a varied feast of drama, musicals, and comedies at the Replogle Fine Arts Center on campus. The university marching and jazz bands display their talents during the school year with both formal and outdoor concerts and get acquainted events for the entire community.
The Weatherford Schools make their contribution to the city’s cultural scene by performing plays and musicals, showing students’ art, and performing choir concerts throughout the school year.
Area ballet companies include Weatherford’s talent as their dancers tour throughout the state.
Each fall, Weatherford and surrounding communities come alive with ever-growing Weatherford Wind Festival that bring entertainment, food, arts, and crafts from all around the region to our area. The Annual Weatherford Wind Festival is held yearly in September.
Weatherford Arts Council:
For 12 years the Arts Council have offered a Summer Arts Academy for young people 1-8th grade.
Classes vary from year to year and have included violin, guitar, dance, acting, pottery making, art, and creative writing. This is partially supported by the Oklahoma Arts Council but many hours are volunteered by the Weatherford Arts Council in planning and manning this very popular and successful program.
Other activities The Arts Council has directed in the past few years include:
Yearly $300 scholarship to a Weatherford student attending SWOSU in the arts
Christmas Program and Poetry Reading, SWOSU Art Building, Dec. 2005
Country/Western Dance Classes and Sweetheart Dance, Feb. 2005
Afternoon Brunch with Edgar Cruz, June 2004
Decade of the Arts Dinner, April 2004
Valentine’s Dance, Feb. 2004
Ballroom Dance Classes, Oct. 2003
“Love Letters” production, Feb. 2003