Mark your calendars, the Gathering Place Signature Events are back with a list of unique and engaging events for Tulsa families to safely enjoy for the remainder of 2021! Click HERE to view a printable 2021 events calendar.
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.
As part of our continued commitment to the safety of our staff, volunteers and Park guests, all Gathering Place on-site programs and events are designed to follow current CDC health guidelines. Click HERE to view our full statement.
Calling all All-Stars! It’s time to lace up your sneakers, grab your jerseys and bring your A-game to Gathering Place! The inaugural Tulsa 3 on 3 basketball tournament presented by Hardesty Family Foundation is making a swish this September at the state-of-the-art SemGroup Sport Courts at Gathering Place. If you love basketball or know anyone who does, you don’t want to miss this event.
Tournament winners for each division will receive a team “Wayman Tisdale Trophy” and individual medals. The grand prize for the winning team in the Men's 18+ Division will receive $1000! Each player on the High School & Youth division-winning teams will receive a $100 gift card to Dick's Sporting Goods. All registered participants receive a free tournament t-shirt.
Not a baller? Join as a spectator, root on your favorite team and enjoy food, drinks, a free kid's zone, and a full day of exciting activities and entertainment! Be on the lookout for celebrity sightings with former professional basketball players joining in the mix.
Click here for Tulsa 3 on 3 Rules & Regulations.
Team Check-in on Friday, September 6 from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. at SemGroup Sports Courts. Last-minute check-in on Saturday, September 7 from 7-8 a.m. We advise to check in on Friday.
Tulsa 3 on 3 Slam Dunk Contest
Show off your moves at the Tulsa 3 on 3 Slam Dunk Contest! You do not have to play in the tournament to participate, and entry is free! Sign up for the contest at the team check-in tent before 4 p.m. on Saturday. The Slam Dunk contest will take place at 12 p.m. on Sunday. The winner of the Tulsa 3 on 3 Dunk Contest will receive a champion trophy, basketball, and t-shirt!.
Hardesty Family Foundation Half Court Shootout
Bring down the house and drop threes at the Hardesty Family Foundation Half Court Shootout! You do not have to play in the tournament to participate. $5 for 3 shots! Sign up for the contest at the team check-in tent before 4 p.m. on Saturday. Half Court Shootout contest will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday at the Main Court. The winner of the Hardesty Family Foundation Half Court Shootout will receive a Champion medal, basketball, gift card, and t-shirt!
Saturday Activities Schedule:
7:30 a.m. – Opening Ceremony (Main Court)
8:00 a.m. – Tip-off for first-round games
9:30 a.m. – Tulsey the Turtle and Friends Meet & Greet (Celebrity Tent)
10:30 a.m. – NBA Legends Darrell Armstrong, Anthony Bowie, and Lee Mayberry Meet & Greet (Celebrity Tent)
11:00 a.m. – NBA Legends Chalk Talk with Darrell Armstrong, Anthony Bowie, and Lee Mayberry (Celebrity Tent)
11:30 a.m. – Harlem Globetrotter, Flip White Meet & Greet (Celebrity Tent)
12:30 p.m. – Prancing Pearls of Excellence Performance (Main Court)
1:00 p.m. – Alumni Invitational Game: Booker T & Central HS (Court 2A & 2B)
1:25 p.m. – Gather Round Crew; Half Time Entertainment (Court 2A & 2B)
2:00 p.m. – Wise Moves Dance Academy Performance (Main Court)
Sunday Activities Schedule:
8:00 a.m. – Tournament Day 2 Games Begin
9:30 a.m. – Harlem Globetrotter, Flip White Meet & Greet (Celebrity Tent)
10:00 a.m. – NBA Legends Chalk Talk
10:30 a.m. – NBA Legends Meet & Greet (Celebrity Tent)
10:30 a.m. – Half Court Shootout, Qualifier Times (Main Court)
11:30 a.m. – Tulsey the Turtle and Friends Meet & Greet (Celebrity Tent)
12:00 p.m. – ORU Cheer, Kick off Slam Dunk Finals (Main Court)
12:00 p.m. – Slam Dunk Finals (Main Court)
12:30 p.m. – Half Court Shootout Finals (Main Court)
1:00 p.m. – Youth Division Finals (Main Court)
2:00 p.m. – Gather Round Crew performance (Main Court)
2:00 p.m. – High School Boys Division Finals (Main Court)
2:30 p.m. – High School Girls Division Finals (Main Court)
3:00 p.m. – Men’s Division Finals (Main Court)
3:30 p.m. – Closing Ceremony; Awards Presentation