Edmond was the place to be on June 29th! Tourism leaders from across Oklahoma gathered at The Edmond Conference Center for the Oklahoma Travel Industry Association’s annual RedBud Awards. Edmond Electric stepped up to be the title sponsor, which helped showcase Edmond to new leaders.
Emceed by Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell and Jenifer Reynolds, 37 awards were given in 20 categories. The awards recognize Oklahoma’s top tourism attractions, events, programs, and organizations for outstanding efforts to serve and promote Oklahoma’s tourism industry. “Oklahoma is not just OK; we are a great state to explore, and visitors are impressed by our tourism efforts every day,” said Lt. Governor Pinnell. Open to all Oklahoma tourism entities, the RedBud Awards represent the highest honor given in the Oklahoma tourism industry.
Two local attractions, Edmond Historical Society and Museum and Armstrong Auditorium, were honored. Make plans to visit the museum’s rotating exhibits like Edmond’s African American History and Edmond in the 1980s, as well as the upcoming Blue Hippo Festival on Aug. 6-7th. If you haven’t experienced Armstrong Auditorium’s world-renowned performances, get tickets to Brazilian All Stars on Oct. 27th and Romeros Guitar Quartet on Nov. 11th.
Two of Edmond’s most engaging community events were also awarded top honors. Last year on Nov. 7th, a Mural Festival called Rollin’ Deep brought Edmond’s alleyways to life by inviting local artists to paint 11 murals in one day. Edmond Electric’s Luminance, An Enchanted Stroll, continues to grow and feature the state’s only 3D lighted display.
The RedBud judges agreed that walking through Mitch Park during the holidays is a special way to interact with creative lights including a 30-foot tree, Santa’s sleigh, and words like hope, joy, and love are perfect to selfies (and marriage proposals)!
Edmond RedBud Award Winners
Best Social Media
Redbud: Armstrong Auditorium – Rediscover Joy
Best Overall Marketing Campaign – (Small Budget Organization)
Merit: Armstrong Auditorium – Rediscover Joy
Outstanding Temporary Exhibit
RedBud: Edmond Historical Society & Museum – Darci Lynne’s Got Talent Exhibit
Merit: City of Edmond/Edmond Electric – Edmond Electric’s Luminance: An Enchanted Stroll
Outstanding New Event
Merit: Visit Edmond – Rollin’ Deep November 7, 2020 Mural Festival
Subscribe to Email Updates
SubscribeGet Edmond Business news in your inbox.
About Jennifer Seaton
Jennifer Seaton has been the Director of Visit Edmond (also known as Edmond Convention & Visitors Bureau) since July 29, 2019. She is a City of Edmond employee and long-time Edmond resident. Jennifer brings extensive marketing and advertising experience from her 25 years working in the Oklahoma City metro. Most recently, she served as Vice President of Business Development for STAPLEGUN, an advertising agency based in Oklahoma City. She previously worked as the Director of Marketing for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber and Vice President of Marketing for United Way of Central Oklahoma. She attended Ohio University where she received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Communication. Jennifer's goal is to elevate the “Edmond experience” to attract more leisure travelers, tournaments, and business conferences to Edmond.