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National Weather Festival 2023 | Saturday, October 14 from 10am to 2pm at the National Weather Center. Presented by the Norman Economic Development Coalition

Thank you to everyone who made the #NWF2022 comeback event a massive success! We hope that you will return to the festival next year and for many years to come. Be sure to follow our NWF social media pages below to stay up to date with the latest festival news and future event information.

We want to thank all of our NWF participants and vendors for your patience and understanding as we navigated the last two years. We were able to virtually host over 300,000 of you from across the world over the two years, and you all have blown us away with the interaction and engagement online! We appreciate all of you who have given us kind words and feedback as we navigate the future of the National Weather Festival.

If you would like to view any of the content featured in past NWFs, please visit our NWC Education and Outreach page and look at the #NWF2021 page for fun weather experiments and more. Thank you for your participation, and we look forward to seeing you all in-person again in 2023!



a blue two toned NWC Observation deck with "National Weather Festival 2022" to the right

Looking for parking at NWF?

Parking is available in the highlighted locations on the map below. Additionally, a shuttle service will be running from the Lloyd Noble Center, beginning at 9 am, at 15-20 minute intervals, with a break from 12-12:30. The last run will be at 2:20.

Handicap parking will be available close to the shuttle.

Please see the shuttle map below to view the parking spots for the day of the festival. Parking will be open in the very eastern portion of the NWC lot – as well as in front of the Radar Innovations Lab, and Partners Place buildings for our participants. Handicap parking is available in the first row of the NWC lot. All parking is first-come, first-serve. Please arrive early to park and bring items to the NWC!

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National Weather Festival Map

Please view the map below for a general overview of our festival areas which include: food trucks, weather balloon launches, drone demonstrations, and outdoor vendors!

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National Weather Festival 2022 INDOOR Map (png)



Clear Bag Policy

Please note that this event is going to be under OU’s Clear Bag Policy! You can see our policy on the NWC Policy page. Please adhere to this policy and do not bring large bags unless they are clear. If you have questions about this policy, please contact NWC Security at 405-325-1157.

Approved Bags

These two types of bags are the only bags permitted at the festival, per the NWC Visitor Bag Policy. No other types of bags will be permitted.

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cLipart of a large clear bag. text: 12" x 6" x 12"  CLEAR TOTE  (anything larger is prohibited)
clipart of a small clutch purse. Text: 6.5" x4.5"  SMALL CLUTCH PURSE



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Interested in NWF Merch?

The National Weather Fest Shop will be available for all your t-shirt and other goodie needs. Make sure to bring your credit card, as purchases are card-only.

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Scheduled Events

Check out the schedule below for more information on our balloon launches and the shuttle runs for #NWF22!

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NWF Attractions

We have a plethora of activities available for you on the day of #NWF22! We guarantee there is something at the festival for everyone!

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The 2019 Weather Friends on the stairs of the National Weather Center.  (Photo courtesy: NOAA)
The 2019 Weather Friends on the stairs of the National Weather Center. (Photo courtesy: NOAA)



National Weather Center Social Media Links



NWC Website



National Weather Festival Social Media Links



A weather balloon is launched in front of a crowd at the 2019 National Weather Festival.  (Photo courtesy of NOAA)
A weather balloon is launched in front of a crowd at the 2019 National Weather Festival. (Photo courtesy: NOAA)



Contact Us

For questions about the National Weather Festival, including sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, please contact our coordinator:

Jessica Cavin

Outreach Coordinator
College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences | National Weather Center

Jessica Cavin
(405) 325-1147
University of Oklahoma
120 David L. Boren, Blvd., NWC Suite 3630
Norman, Oklahoma 73072-7303