Every year, on the first Friday and Saturday of May, Washington Irving Memorial Park in Bixby is transformed into the largest BBQ festival in all of Oklahoma. May 1st and 2nd is two days of the State’s best Barbeque and music all rolled into one and is a community fundraiser created by the Rotary Club of Bixby.
The Rotary Club of Bixby used funds from past festivals to build the Rotary Club of Bixby Amphitheater which is located in Washington Irving Memorial Park.
Proceeds from the first festival enabled the Club to present Bixby Public Schools with a large electronic marquee sign, complete with a digitized message board. Located on Memorial Drive, the sign promotes school activities from PTA meetings to athletic events.