Edmond’s Heard on Hurd -- For Music, Food, Shopping and Family Fun
July 23, 2019
Looking for a free family-friendly event that includes live music, local food and shopping? You probably want to check out Heard on Hurd in downtown Edmond, just north of Oklahoma City. Held from 6 to 10 p.m. on the third Saturday of the month from March through October at the corner of Broadway and Hurd, Heard on Hurd is now in the midst of its fifth year, after being started in 2014 by Citizens Bank of Edmond. Last year, more than 4,000 visitors took to the streets to take advantage of all the entertainment this event has to offer. Fully dedicated to the continuing success of this festival, Citizens Bank of Edmond has added activities to its new downtown lobby, which include food samplings and live music, as well as street performers featuring local musicians at the intersection of Main and Broadway. Due to its ever expanding popularity, the festival site has extended east to Littler in order to allow for more vendors. On average about 30 of the metro’s most popular food trucks and 12 pop-up shops participate in each festival. Vendors are always changing, as they rotate monthly, but a wide variety of fare is always available. Locally-brewed beer from craft beer vendors is also sold at designated spots. The pop-up shops from local vendors typically include clothing, jewelry, gifts, stationery and more. There is also a designated children’s area behind the bank where youngsters can enjoy Let it Glow, i9 Sports, Peony and Dragon face painting, as well as other activities. As long as they’re friendly, furry members of the family are allowed to join the fun. Attendees are asked not to bring their own food or drink and instead to buy from the participating vendors in order to support local businesses and merchants. Since many of those attending come and go throughout the event, the best place to park is anywhere nearby on the street, plus empty unused lots are fair game. However, everyone is asked to not park on nearby resident’s lawns or to block their drives or in “Resident Only” posted parking areas. The latest information on upcoming festivals can be found on the event’s official Facebook page. Heard on Hurd’s official hashtag: #JoinTheHurd.