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Top 10 FREE Things to Do This Month in OKC

Oklahoma City is alive with FREE fun, family entertainment around every corner.

50 Things to Do This Winter under $5

The winter season brings tons of fun to the Oklahoma City area. Have fun on a budget with this handy list!

50 Things to Do This Fall Under $5

Back-to-school season usually gets everyone in the mood to celebrate autumn, so we've rounded up some cheap and free ways to get in a fall mood.

Cost-Saving Entertainment in OKC

Oklahoma City boasts family fun year-round. Find exciting events and festivals all for less than $5 a person.

50 Things to Do This Summer under $5

As many parents know too well, entertaining little ones can get expensive. We've got you covered with this list of 50 exciting summer ideas all under $5.

50 Things to Do This Spring Under $5

Spring is such an exciting time in Oklahoma City. Here are 50 opportunities to have family fun under $5 this season.

Kids Eat Free Discounts at Metro Restaurants (Alphabetical)

Looking for ways to save when you eat out? Here is our list of restaurants in the OKC metro offering kids eat free discounts and other specials for families!

Winter Conservation Tips

Winter time in Oklahoma doesn’t always follow the calendar. Our coldest days are generally early January but winter-like weather may start in November and continue into early March. Those cold, dreary days can mean an increase in our household energy consumption as we attempt to stay warm and dry.

Tips for Talking Money With Your Spouse

Financial planners and psychologist have attempted to determine the role that emotions play in our ability to manage money. While some seem to think we have little or no control over our emotions and therefore have little or no control over our money, others will take the opposite extreme to insist that we can exert total control over our choices by using a rational thought process. The truth is probably somewhere in the middle.
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FREE Events in OKC

February 2018

More than 700,000 books covering a wide variety of topics will be on sale including fiction, nonfiction, cookbooks, biographies, medical, westerns, romance, children’s, encyclopedias and...

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
State Fair Park Oklahoma Expo Hall
3212 Wichita Walk
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Friends of the Metropolitan Library System
Telephone: 606-3763
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Children will listen to stories, songs and rhymes, and then, afterwards, participate in a craft activity related to the story that was told for the day. Parents, grandparents, or caregivers are...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mustang Public Library
1201 N. Mustang Rd.
Mustang, OK  73064
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Telephone: 376-2226
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Features a wide range of artistic mediums including musical and theater performances, live art demonstrations, short film selections, and more at various venues in downtown. See website for a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Venues vary throughout Downtown Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK  73102


Sponsor: Produced by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City; Presented by Devon Energy
Telephone: 270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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From 1850 to 1911, thirty to fifty Black towns were established in Oklahoma- more than any other state in the Union. Librarian and musician Cheryl Coleman will introduce the people who live in the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Edmond Library
10 S Boulevard
Edmond, OK
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Telephone: 341-9282
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Features a 30-minute program geared for 3 & 4 year olds with stories, finger-plays, music and movement. Caregivers must be present and younger children are welcome.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Piedmont Public Library
1129 Stout St NW
Piedmont, OK
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Telephone: 373-9018
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Young artists are invited to experience art through books and related art projects. The adventures include a story and hand-on art project built around a weekly theme. For children ages 3-5 with...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
555 Elm Ave
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 325-3272
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Features a wide range of artistic mediums including musical and theater performances, live art demonstrations, short film selections, and more at various venues in downtown. See website for a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Venues vary throughout Downtown Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK  73102


Sponsor: Produced by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City; Presented by Devon Energy
Telephone: 270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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Features a free interactive acting workshop for beginners. Teens will learn to develop a solid foundation of acting skills over the course of this 5 week series to help prepare them for auditions....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Norman Central Library
225 N Webster
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 701-2600
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Mother Goose Story time is a wonderful way for your infant to develop their language and social skills and a great social event for new moms or dads. Sit with your baby and let baby experience...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mustang Public Library
1201 N. Mustang Rd.
Mustang, OK  73064
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Telephone: 376-2226
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Features a nature-themed story time every Wednesday. After story time, children will create a small craft to take home. Best suited for ages 2-5. Walkups welcome.

Cost: FREE, $2 suggested donation

Where:
lobby of the Crystal Bridge
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 445-7080
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Features a wide range of artistic mediums including musical and theater performances, live art demonstrations, short film selections, and more at various venues in downtown. See website for a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Venues vary throughout Downtown Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK  73102


Sponsor: Produced by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City; Presented by Devon Energy
Telephone: 270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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A children's librarian from the Metropolitan Library System will share stories, music, rhymes, puppet plays, crafts and snacks, to create excitement about reading. Best suited for ages 5...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Whole Foods Cafe
6001 N Western Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 879-3500
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This fun singing and dancing class offers parents and children an opportunity to bond while developing literacy, motor and verbal skills by taking advantage of the benefits of rhyming. Learn new...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Yukon Community Center
2200 S Holly Ave
Yukon, OK
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Telephone: 354-8442
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Features stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, and lots of fun for kids ages 3 to kindergarten.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mabel C Fry Public Library
1200 Lakeshore Drive
Yukon, OK
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Telephone: 354-8232
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Features a wide range of artistic mediums including musical and theater performances, live art demonstrations, short film selections, and more at various venues in downtown. See website for a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Venues vary throughout Downtown Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK  73102


Sponsor: Produced by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City; Presented by Devon Energy
Telephone: 270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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Learn some new folding techniques and meet some new friends. Preregister. For ages 9 & up.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Edmond Library
10 S Boulevard
Edmond, OK
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Telephone: 341-9282
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Make a magical lamp that features faeries, dragons or any of your favorite fantasy creatures. Preregister. For ages 12 & up.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Midwest City Library
8143 E Reno Ave
Midwest City, OK
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Telephone: 732-4828
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Features a variety of activities such as rhymes, songs, puppets and instruments to foster speech development, motor coordination, self-confidence, and sensitivity to others. For ages birth to 3.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Piedmont Public Library
1129 Stout St NW
Piedmont, OK
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Telephone: 373-9018
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Features a wide range of artistic mediums including musical and theater performances, live art demonstrations, short film selections, and more at various venues in downtown. See website for a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Venues vary throughout Downtown Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK  73102


Sponsor: Produced by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City; Presented by Devon Energy
Telephone: 270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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The Gallery Walk will have 20 galleries open featuring more than 80 artists, special themed exhibits, refreshments, live music and food trucks.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Paseo District
NW 30th & 27th Streets, Walker and Hudson Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Paseo Arts Association
Telephone: 525-2688
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Dental and dental hygiene students, working under the supervision of trained dentists, will provide cleanings, fillings, crowns and caps for children. Registration is required and space is...

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
OU College of Dentistry
1201 N Stonewall Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 607-4755

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The Kids' trout Fish Out is a fishing derby for young anglers. Kids can win awards for largest and smallest fish. Prizes awarded for each contest category. Adults must be accompanied by a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Dale Robertson Center
1200 Lakeshore Dr.
Yukon, OK  73099
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Sponsor: City of Yukon Parks & Recreation
Telephone: 350-8937
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Explore a Seuss Playground filled with funny things. Attendees will learn about the library as well as reading readiness, musical instruments and sensory exploration while enjoying rhymes,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Northwest Library
5600 NW 122nd St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 606-3580
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Many Plains Indian tribes were nomadic – traveling the Great Plains on horseback and on foot. A common item used for packing was the parfleche bag. Made from rawhide, these durable storage...

Cost: FREE

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 478-2250
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Children listen to a story while parents enjoy coffee and conversation. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Cuppies & Joe
727 NW 23rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73101
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Telephone: 528-2122
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Features a fun story time with Miss Julie every Saturday.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Full Circle Books
1900 NW Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 842-2900
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Features a half-hour, all-ages story time.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Commonplace Books
1325 N Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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A staff member or published author will read to children and offer an activity to accompany the story.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Edmond's Best of Books
1313 E Danforth
Edmond, OK
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Telephone: 405-340-9202
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FREE Crafts for kids ages 3+ every Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lakeshore Learning. No reservations necessary. Click here for the weekly project lineup.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lakeshore Learning
6300 N. May Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK  73112
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Telephone: 858-8778
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Extremely hyperactive and interactive, Mr. Steve has been doing story times for Barnes and Noble for over 12 years now. His unique style of storytelling is extremely silly. Everybody gets a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Barnes and Noble Bookstore
540 Ed Noble Parkway
Norman, OK  73072
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Sponsor: Barnes and Noble Booksellers
Telephone: 579-8800
Contact Name: Steve Galindo

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Features a special story time to celebrate Chinese New Year as well as activities that display traditional Chinese art and culture including dancing, paper cutting, calligraphy, musical instruments...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Norman Central Library
225 N Webster
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 701-2600
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Features a FREE roller skating lesson. No sign up required. Skate rentals start at $2. Sizes available from trainer skates for the smaller family members and large sizes for the bigger ones....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skate Galaxy OKC
5800 NW 36th Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73122
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Telephone: 602-2758
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Meet at the Discovery Cove Nature Center within Lake Thunderbird State Park in Norman for an information session, then tour the park to catch a glimpse of magnificent eagles in their winter...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lake Thunderbird State Park
1201 Clear Bay Ave
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 321-4633

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The City of Oklahoma City offers FREE fishing on the first Saturday of each month. No city permit is required, however a State license is for anyone 16 and older. Regular fishing regulations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma City parks
Oklahoma City, OK


Sponsor: City of Oklahoma City
Telephone: 297-1426
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