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Best Patio Dining for Families in OKC

Warmer weather has arrived in Oklahoma City, which means we're requesting outside seating at our favorite restaurants. Nothing says spring like patio dining and the OKC metro offers plenty of al fresco dining options.

Story Times in the OKC Metro

There's no question reading aloud is good for your kids. In fact, research shows kids benefit from being read to as early as birth! Lucky for you, Oklahoma City boasts plenty of opportunities for your kids to hear their favorite books in new and exciting settings. Here are some story times throughout the Oklahoma City metro for kids of all ages. For more read aloud opportunities, see our list of best storytimes in the metro as voted by our readers.

MetroFamily's 2015 Kids Fest

Kids Fest is MetroFamily Magazine's annual celebration. It's an opportunity for our readers to learn all about the family-friendly services available in the Oklahoma City metro area. We're hosting thousands of Oklahoma City metro families for interactive learning, exciting activities and plenty of educational opportunities. Petting zoos, face painting, roaming characters and live music are just a few of the attractions your kids are sure to love.

Family-Friendly OKC Street Festivals

Spring and summer bring endless opportunities for outdoor fun to the Oklahoma City metro. Communities in the metro host exciting events filled with live music, local food and activities for guests of all ages. Grab your family and take part in thrilling street festivals in your community this spring or summer.

April Festivals in Oklahoma

Festivals are perfect family destinations. Between the live music, delicious food and exciting atmosphere, festivals in Oklahoma offer endless opportunities for your kids to be entertained. These festivals present time for your kids to learn about a new culture, get exposed to the arts and discover Oklahoma's thrilling history. There's a festival for everyone happening this April in Oklahoma!

Top 10 Free Things to Do in April

Spring is finally here and Oklahoma City is coming alive with outdoor entertainment and thrilling events. There's family fun around every corner in April and we've hand-picked the top 10 free events just for our readers. From cooking classes and Native American and living history celebrations to an outdoor movie and an iconic music festival, find free fun for the whole family using this list of free events. Want more metro events? See our list of things to do with teens or things to do with preschoolers or see hundreds of April events on our online calendar.
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Kids Fest is April 18!

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Editor’s Picks: Best Places to Hang Out with Mom in the OKC Metro

May is the perfect time to celebrate mom and nothing is better than spending quality time together. Here are our top picks for the best places to relax, explore new interests or have a sweet treat with your family’s leading lady.
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Celebrate YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day

The YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City is holding free community events to inspire kids to keep their minds and bodies active. YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day®, the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families, features activities such as games, healthy cooking demonstrations and arts and crafts to motivate and teach families how to develop a healthy routine at home.

Save Money with MetroFamily

  • Coupons: Print valuable coupons for family-friendly destinations and services in the OKC metro.
  • Kids Pass: Discounts to 29 venues across Oklahoma. Print as many copies of our money-saving Kids Pass as you'd like!
  • Free Kids Activities and Events: Find free activities and events, as well as reader-suggested places to go and things to do that require little to no cash.
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Practice Safe Digging this Season

In honor of National Safe Digging Month, we’re sharing some safe digging tips with our readers. Oklahoma residents are asked to call 811 before starting a digging project to prevent injuries, property damage and outages. Digging even a shallow hole can damage lines. In fact, an underground utility line is damaged every six minutes because someone decided to dig before dialing 811. The call and the line locating service are provided for free to Oklahoma residents.

Tackling Special Needs through Peer Integration Program

For parents of children with special needs, the future often feels uncertain. Easter Seals Oklahoma is marked by the powerful symbol of the lily, a sign of hope and new beginnings, and the organization offers just that to children and adults with disabilities, and to the family members who love them.

New OCU Program Aims to Certify More Teachers

Most adults look back on their elementary school years as a time of wide-eyed exuberance. From story time and crafts to science experiments and sing-a-longs, most moments were joy- and wonder-filled, with little realization that foundational learning was occurring, too.

Integris Doctor Answers Your Questions

From the moment a woman becomes pregnant, it's likely a flood of questions will come to mind. Whether it's curiosity about pregnancy symptoms or concern about a procedure or practice during delivery, women have plenty of reason to seek advice. Today, answers can be found with just a few keystrokes online or through apps. But there's nothing like the advice of a trusted physician. Edmond obstetrician Robert Schiermeyer was kind enough to answer some questions from our readers. Read his answers below and scroll to the bottom of the page to learn more about Dr. Schiermeyer.

Pregnant? Tips for Choosing Your Doctor

Whether you’re just thinking about having your first baby or you’re a seasoned mother with another one on the way, having a baby is a serious and life-altering process. The decision to have a baby is huge, and it’s immediately followed by another big choice: which physician will you choose to see your through your pregnancy and delivery?

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Oklahoma's Kid-Friendly History Museums

Oklahoma's Kid-Friendly History Museums

Last week I shared a bit about art museums in Oklahoma; this week I want to focus on history museums around the state. We have so many places that share our state's history over time as well as places that focus on a specific person or time period.

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Enjoying Life with Dorian


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Preparing for the Redbud Classic bike event this past weekend, I drove the course to see where the tough spots would be.

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MetroFamily's Kids Fest: insider scoop on tomorrow's event

MetroFamily's Kids Fest: insider scoop on tomorrow's event

As a parent, Kids Fest appeals to me because it's everything local I want to find out about but don't have time to research year after year. Getting info about local services isn't a chore when we're together, having a good time instead of planning one. Kids Fest takes place at the Cox Convention Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 18.

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