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Blue Hippo Festival

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Edmond History Museum is celebrating the opening of Stephenson Park in a big, blue HUMONGOUS way!

The Route 66 Blue Hippo Festival is themed around Edmond’s Route 66 novelty, the Blue Hippo. Family-friendly activities, performances, artists and all things blue will be held at Stephenson Park and in the Museum on Saturday, June 15th from 10am to 4pm.  

Quirky and Educational: In addition to carnival-style activities, visitors can win prizes by participating in hippo and Route 66 Trivia throughout the park. Compete in Hot Wheels races, Hungry Hippo battles, view blue classic cars, or purchase one of the hippo art pieces being created LIVE during the festival. Even the live musical performances in the amphitheater fit the theme: blues, bluegrass, and rock-n-roll, of course!

The Blue Hippo: The origin of Edmond’s Blue Hippo is mysterious, but the icon debuted at 12th & Broadway in 1991. The hippo, left over from a former construction company, once sprayed water from its “box” at an unknown water park. He was repainted and has served as a community icon and a roadside photo stop ever since. Although the Blue Hippo will remain in his current location, festival attendees are welcome to stop by and take a selfie. An array of blue hippo merchandise will be available for purchase at the festival.

Interested in having a booth of being a sponsor? Contact Amy Stephens at astephens@edmondhistory.org.


June 15
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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