With our rich history, lively University, homey neighborhoods, rooted arts, education, business and culture, Norman, Oklahoma has something for every type of traveler, home seeker, business owner, or student. Everyone. Norman is always improving, expanding, and developing.
Live Work Play Norman is a fun new event that Norman NEXT is working on in collaboration with the Norman Economic Development Coalition to help encourage young talent to stay in Oklahoma, and specifically, Norman. The goal of the event is to help introduce college students and young professionals to life in Norman outside of the University setting. Students & young professionals will be introduced to local employers, Norman arts, shopping, festivals, and real estate options.
Last year was the first ever Live Work Play Norman event. It was a huge hit with attendance over 300 students and young professionals! We successfully showcased a portion of what makes Norman the perfect play to live, to work, and to play at all stages of life. Continuing the new tradition, we are looking forward to another successful Live Work Play Norman 2018 as we continue to grow this fantastic event!
Scheduled for Thursday, March 1 from 6 - 9 p.m., Live Work Play 2018 will host its guests in the Gray Street parking lot. Presented by Johnson Controls, this is a wonderful opportunity to present your business to the general public in attendance and increase your exposure to those entering the business community. There will be opportunities to earn free food and drinks will be available for purchase. There will be many new booths this year in addition to returning booths and attractions.
“In an effort to attract more students, we are giving the event more of a festival feel,” said Angela Barbour, Past Chair of Norman NEXT and 2018 Live Work Play planner. “Food trucks from The Meating Place and Midway Deli will be in attendance as well as the band Flock of Pigs. We are excited to be able to have the event in the Gray Street parking lot downtown to show the students what a great time there is to be had outside of campus and all that the City of Norman has to offer!”... More >><< Less