Gathering Place is a home for spectacular, free events that showcase art, history, entertainment, and culture from around the corner and around the world! Check out the event calendar below to plan your visit.
Our boat operations are open for the summer! Add a splash of adventure to your park experience with a FREE kayak or pedal boat ride on Peggy's Pond! Hours of operation: Friday-Monday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting.
Gathering Place is grilling-up a new barbeque tradition in Tulsa! Riverside Rib Festival is a day of cooking, chilling and chowing down with some of the best food vendors around! But we’re bringing more than just ribs! Local vendors will be serving up and selling their unique spin on BBQ inspired dishes and small plates. Try one or try all and be sure to cast a vote for your favorite to win the inaugural Riverside Rib Festival People’s Choice award. With live music, local brew and mouth-watering barbeque, there’s something for everyone at Riverside Rib Festival!
Vote for your favorite BBQ Vendor by visiting the voting station next to the stage on the QuikTrip Great Lawn and completing a voting card. Your vote is also your entry to win a Weber 14.5” Mountain Smoker (a $200+ value)!
Riverside Rib Festival is free admission, no tickets or passes needed to attend!
Free shuttles for Riverside Rib Festival are available from 3 - 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 17. Shuttle pick up and drop off is located at 23rd Street Skate Park on the west side of the Arkansas River. Click HERE for a shuttle map.
BBQ Vendors Booths Include:
Daddy B’s BBQ
Hot Mess BBQ
Mr. Nice Guys
Stickemup Food Truck
Tito's & Jack Daniels Bar
Emcees: Tess Maune & Meteorologist Stephen Nehrenz