Oklahoma Laborfest is an annual public celebration of Oklahoma’s working class culture and labor history. Most events during the festival are free and open to the public. The first Oklahoma Laborfest was held in 2010.

Conducted over several days in late August, Laborfest includes artistic performances of music, poetry and spoken word, film, visual art exhibits, historic displays, children’s activities, educational workshops, information sharing and networking.

The event culminates in a stage performance, Oklahoma Speaks, which includes dramatic readings of selected historical texts from Oklahoma’s labor and civil rights movement as well as musical performances of songs connected to these movements.

Laborfest events take place in several venues located in the Plaza District of Oklahoma City near NW 16th and Indiana Avenue in Oklahoma City.

The Plaza District is an historic neighborhood commercial district rich in Oklahoma City’s local cultural flavor. Located on NW 16th between Classen Blvd. and Penn Ave, the Plaza District is home to the Lyric Theatre, art galleries, vintage resale stores, retail shops, restaurants and bars, a salon, a tattoo parlor, and other creative and professional services.