The Box District
The Box District in downtown Sand Springs is a vibrant and exciting place to shop, dine, and explore. With its charming streets lined with trees, unique shops and delicious eateries, it offers a delightful experience for visitors and residents alike.
The friendly and welcoming atmosphere of the shops makes browsing and shopping a pleasure. Whether you're in the mood for coffee with friends, a casual meal, or a fine dining experience, downtown Sand Springs has something for everyone.
For those interested in history and education, the Sand Springs Cultural and Historical Museum is a must-visit. It showcases the rich heritage and fascinating stories of the town, providing a glimpse into its past. Exploring the museum is not only educational but also a great way to appreciate the local history and community.
One of the highlights of downtown Sand Springs is the annual Herbal Affair festival. This lively event is held every April in the triangle area of the Box District, across from the museum. It brings the community together and offers a plethora of shopping and entertainment options.
Overall, downtown Sand Springs is a wonderful destination for shopping, dining, and exploring history. Its charming ambiance, diverse offerings, and community spirit make it a fun place to visit and create lasting memories.
On December 19th, 2023, the Sand Springs City Council declared the downtown area of Sand Springs “The Box District” in honor of the late Montie R. Box.
Montie R. Box, otherwise known as ‘Mr. Sand Springs’, was part of the Sand Springs community for more than 90 years. He served Sand Springs in countless ways, along with serving our country through the U.S. Naval Reserve and U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
Box is known for working with numerous community organizations and groups like Sand Springs Rotary, Sand Springs American Legion, United Methodist Church, Sand Springs Chamber of Commerce, and many more. Along with promoting Sand Springs regionally through Tulsa County Fair Trust Authority, Tulsa Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, etc., Box continuously showed his genuine commitment and support to Sand Springs.
The Box District is “the North side of the HWY 64/412 from the west curb line of Garfield Avenue to the east curb line of Lincoln Avenue, extending North to the adjacent properties north of Broadway between Garfield Avenue and Lincoln Avenue.”