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Local artists shine during metro-area festivals

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OKLAHOMA CITY-- Multiple festivals took place in Oklahoma City this weekend, showcasing the abundant talent of local artists. 
I started my day at The Fiestas de las Americas, featured Latino dancers, singers, bands, food, and a plethora of Latino culture.  It is held each year in the Historic Capital Hill District of Oklahoma City. 
From there, I moved to Wiley Post Park, in order to spend some time at the Fifth Annual Pagan Pride Day Festival.  There were booths with crystals, crafts, and Tarot card readers.  Music was provided by Ravens Three, Jahruba, Elecktra Stanislava, and Brent Blount.  It was an interesting festival considering it’s location here in the Bible Belt.
After the Pagan Pride Day Festival, I was off to the Nineteenth Annual Plaza District Festival.  The Plaza District Festival is all about keeping things local.  There was local artists and vendors, three stages for musical performance, and the Plaza Walls mural painting, which took place during the festival.  I must say that this has become one of my favorite festivals.  
It was a busy day in Oklahoma City, with even more going on in addition to the three festivals I attended.  One can say many things about Oklahoma City but the one thing you cannot say is that there is nothing to do!

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