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SPONSORED: Save Smarter for Higher Education

Nearly every parent I meet has a financial goal of funding – at least a portion of – college for their kids. There are a lot of vehicles to save for this expense.

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.

SPONSORED: Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Finances

As the weather gets warmer, many people take to the outdoors to tackle those long-overdue projects. However, there’s one more thing that requires annual cleaning: your finances.

SPONSORED: Spring Break Travel - Trading Money for Memories

With spring break around the corner, many families have tightened the purse strings to save for vacation. The budgeting, planning and looming logistics might leave you wondering if family vacations are worth the effort.

Top 10 FREE Things to Do This Month in OKC

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

SPONSORED: How to Build Financial Compatibility with Your Partner

For years, finances have been noted as a top factor contributing to divorce in the United States. However, it’s often not because a couple lacks financial resources. It’s because they have different ideas on how to handle them.

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

The arrive of autumn usually gets everyone in the mood to celebrate, so we've rounded up some cheap and free ways to get in a fall mood.

50 Things to Do This Summer under $5

We've got you covered with this list of exciting things to do all under $5.
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FREE Events in OKC

May 2019

Features yoga outdoors in the glow of the Ferris Wheel. This class welcomes all levels, from beginner to experienced yogi. This series is free, no registration is required. Bring your yoga...

Cost: Free

Where:
Wheeler Ferris Wheel
1701 S. Western Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK  73109
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Telephone: 655-8455
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Features vendors, bouncy houses, a car show and more. 

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
Holiday Shoppping Center
1100 S. Air Depot
Midwest City, OK  73110
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Sponsor: Dragonflies & PixieDust Boutique
Telephone: 294-2144
Contact Name: Holli

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Features St. Paul's Suite Op.29 No.2 by Gustav Holst, selections from Carmen Suite by Bizet and a collaborative performance of flamenco dances. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
21C Hotel
900 West Main St.
Oklahoma City, OK  73016
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Sponsor: Oklahoma Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra
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The Depot in Norman hosts a free Summer Breeze concert series throughout the summer at Lions Park. Bring seating, refreshments and enjoy the live music provided by top artists. May 19 - Byron...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lions Park
400 S. Flood
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 301-9320
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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 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 hands-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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Held in the Wheeler District, formerly Downtown OKC Airpark, this criterium occurs every Tuesday night from late spring through summer. Cheer on some of Oklahoma’s top riders as they race...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Wheeler District
1701 S Western Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Features a large sand-filled outdoor park area with umbrellas, lounge chairs, sand volleyball equipment and outdoor games. There will be additional seating and a small boardwalk through the beach...

Cost: FREE

Where:
2 S. MICKEY MANTLE BLVD.
Oklahoma City, OK
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Classes are open to all levels, whether you are a beginner or an experienced yogi. Saturdays, 8 a.m.; Tuesdays, 5:45 p.m. Check in at the south entrance to the Crystal Bridge to find out...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Myriad Gardens
301 W Reno Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Fowler Toyota, Tinker Federal Credit Union and Stephenson Cancer Center
Telephone: 445-7080
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Features a nature-themed story time, interactive song and small craft. Best suited for ages 2-5. Walkups welcome.

Cost: FREE

Where:
lobby of the Crystal Bridge
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 445-7080
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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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Visitors can get an up-close look at many of the unique features and items such as the Oklahoma-shaped pool, chairs in the formal dining room stitched by former senators’ wives and, in the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma Governor's Mansion
820 NE 23rd St.
Oklahoma City, OK  73105
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Sponsor: Friends of the Mansion
Telephone: 528-2020
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Dope Poetry Night is every Wednesday Night at the Ice Event Center Sports Bar & Grill hosted by ProVerb and J. Wiggins. Sign-ups begin at 7 p.m.

Cost: Free

Where:
Ice Event Center Sports Bar & Grill
1148 NE 36th St
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
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Sponsor: Anthony Crawford, Jr.
Telephone: 323-346-8683
Contact Name: ProVerb

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Features a large sand-filled outdoor park area with umbrellas, lounge chairs, sand volleyball equipment and outdoor games. There will be additional seating and a small boardwalk through the beach...

Cost: FREE

Where:
2 S. MICKEY MANTLE BLVD.
Oklahoma City, OK
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Features an activity time for kids ages 2 to 7 with a nature-themed story time. Preregister.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Martin Park Nature Center
5000 W Memorial Rd
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 297-1429
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Spend an evening under the trees at Hafer Park with your family enjoying local bands every Thursday starting May 23 and continuing until August 15. Upcoming performances include: May 23:...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Hafer Park
1034 S. Bryant Ave
Edmond, OK
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Telephone: 359-4630
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Features a variety of different games like Monopoly, card games, Ping Pong and more. No registration required. All ages welcome. Kids under 6 must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Station at Central Park
700 S Broadway
Moore, OK
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Telephone: 793-5090
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Features a large sand-filled outdoor park area with umbrellas, lounge chairs, sand volleyball equipment and outdoor games. There will be additional seating and a small boardwalk through the beach...

Cost: FREE

Where:
2 S. MICKEY MANTLE BLVD.
Oklahoma City, OK
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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 large sand-filled outdoor park area with umbrellas, lounge chairs, sand volleyball equipment and outdoor games. There will be additional seating and a small boardwalk through the beach...

Cost: FREE

Where:
2 S. MICKEY MANTLE BLVD.
Oklahoma City, OK
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Features a children’s princess and action hero parade, a pet parade, car show, arts and crafts booths, food trucks, corn hole tournament and more. 

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
38th St & 39th Expressway, between Peniel & Asbury
Bethany, OK  73008
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Telephone: 312-0155
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Features more than 80 artists selling original artwork in a variety of mediums as well as live performers, musicians and food vendors.  As the Paseo Arts Association’s largest...

Cost: Entry is FREE

Where:
Paseo Arts District
3022 Paseo St.
Oklahoma City, OK  73103
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Telephone: 525-2688
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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 an activity time for kids ages 2 to 7 with a nature-themed story time. Preregister.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Martin Park Nature Center
5000 W Memorial Rd
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 297-1429
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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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Features a themed story time and related activity.

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
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Deep Deuce Sessions is a music & art walk highlighting Oklahoma’s City’s best music artists on stages across the neighborhood every last Saturday of the month.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Various locations
Oklahoma City, OK  73104


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Classes are open to all levels, whether you are a beginner or an experienced yogi. Saturdays, 8 a.m.; Tuesdays, 5:45 p.m. Check in at the south entrance to the Crystal Bridge to find out...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Myriad Gardens
301 W Reno Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Fowler Toyota, Tinker Federal Credit Union and Stephenson Cancer Center
Telephone: 445-7080
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Celebrate the Memorial Day weekend at the Chickasaw Cultural Center with festivities including cultural demonstrations, traditional games and a family films in the Anoli' Theater. Fees apply...

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Chickasaw Cultural Center
867 Cooper Memorial Dr.
Sulphur, OK
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Telephone: 580-622-7130
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Features a large sand-filled outdoor park area with umbrellas, lounge chairs, sand volleyball equipment and outdoor games. There will be additional seating and a small boardwalk through the beach...

Cost: FREE

Where:
2 S. MICKEY MANTLE BLVD.
Oklahoma City, OK
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