Arts, history, and culture

With the Performing Arts Center, the Warren Theatre, the Bass Pro Shops, and a wide variety of restaurants, bars, and specialty stores residents and visitors have plentiful options when it comes to choosing shopping, dining, cultural, and entertainment activities. 

The Rose District is the heart of Broken Arrow’s entertainment scene. It is home to the Broken Arrow Community Playhouse, Broken Arrow’s oldest live entertainment theater with performances featuring five productions each season, from September to June. 

History buffs can spend hours at the Museum Broken Arrow, located in our historic downtown and serves as a place where our community can explore our history, appreciate our past, and imagine our future. 

In 2012, Broken Arrow offered a permanent home to a collection of military artifacts that traveled around the Tulsa region before finding their place at the Military History Center in the Rose District. Since that time the collection has grown tremendously and serves to educate the community and honor military history. 

Check out the Visit Broken Arrow widget to learn more about what Broken Arrow offers. 

Community events

The City of Broken Arrow fosters a sense of community by sponsoring seasonal festivals and events each year, including the Rooster Days festival, one of the oldest traditions in Oklahoma. The BAEDC works with Blue Bell Creameries for Taste of Summer, Broken Arrow’s one-day, All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Festival every July. In the spring and summer months, people can visit our local Farmers Market, and enjoy musical performances in the park. 

Sports and activities

The residents of Broken Arrow are active, and our city offers a wide range of community-supported sports groups. From swimming pools to splash pads, and skate parks to sports ball, there’s an activity for everyone. And our community centers not only offer fitness opportunities for all ages, they also serve as meeting spaces for groups and families. 

Outdoors attractions and activities

Broken Arrow’s Convention and Visitors Bureau conducted a Tourism Asset Inventory in 2017 and 2018 to assess the assets found in Broken Arrow. The report confirmed that Broken Arrow holds a strong niche in youth and adult sports. Our local youth sports groups manage and coordinate the sports tournaments that Broken Arrow hosts each year. 

The Ray Harral Nature Park offers citizens and visitors an opportunity to immerse themselves in the great outdoors with a 40-acre park, a Nature Center, 3 miles of trails with varying trail grades, a natural spring system, pollinator gardens, and much more. With many options to choose from you can take your pick of the many golf courses in Broken Arrow. Avid cyclists and runners can also find their track on Broken Arrow’s Liberty Parkway Trail, a 9.5 mile trail that passes through green space, linking Northeastern State University – Broken Arrow with neighborhoods to the west and providing the perfect non-motorized way to access the city.

During the winter months you can enjoy all The Rose District has to offer with many community events. For over 25 years, the Holiday Tea Off is the official kickoff to the Holiday Season. Merchants serve refreshments, you can travel mainstreet in a horse and carriage, and take advantage of awesome giveaways. The district celebrates with an ice rink opening and tree lighting residents feel is reminiscent of a “hallmark movie.”

More things to do

For more information about dining, lodging, museums, and other recreational activities visit the Broken Arrow Tourism website.

Livability Magazine – Broken Arrow

Read all about what is happening in Broken Arrow in the 2021 edition of Livability Magazine!