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The Paseo Fairy Ball

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On Saturday, August 6, the Paseo district will host its annual Fairy Ball. The Fairy Ball includes two hours of live music, dancing, and more, and it’s a great evening for all ages. Children, of course, may get more out of it than others, but it is still a nice way of spending a lazy July evening. The Ball starts at 7:30 pm and ends at 9:30 pm.

So what exactly goes on at this Fairy Ball? It is, first and foremost, a dress up event. Again, this is mainly a kid’s event. Children are encouraged to play make believe, dressing up as any magical character. The category is broadly defined as a character “from an enchanted garden.” That’s pretty open, but kids wearing Superman or Batman outfits might look a little out of place. It is a fairy ball, after all. Still, no one will be turned away for their costume (or lack of one—just wear something, please!). What’s great is that parents and their children can spend time creating their own costumes, turning a two hour event into a week or more of fun (OK, or frustration if you aren’t very crafty…there’s nothing wrong with buying a costume, either!).

If you don’t quite finish off your costume, that’s OK. When children arrive at the ball, they will have the chance to add a few flowers and other items for free. Then the music and dancing beings. StarDanceSwan, a local dance group, will lead kids through a number of different dances while OJAS and Steve McLinn provide music. McLinn isn’t just playing his old music—he actually composed a number of new works just for the 2011 Fairy Ball.

In addition to the Ball on Saturday, there are a number of Fairy-related activities on Friday evening. The Paseo Art Space is showing a fairy exhibit from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

The Fairy Ball will be held at the Fairy Green at Dewey and 28th Street. It begins at 7:30 pm, and the dancing starts at 8:30 pm. The event is completely free! If you’re looking for something to do with the kids, this is pretty unique event. You can find more at their official website.

Here are a few other blogs about the Fairy Ball:

Brandy McDonnell has some pictures from the 2008 Fairy Ball on her blog.

OKC Daily Images has a few pictures from last year.

Karen talks a bit about her experience at the Fairy Ball.

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