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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.

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.

OKC Metro Restaurants Offering Family Discounts (Alphabetical)

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

Top 10 FREE Things to Do This Month in OKC

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

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.

Finance Lessons for Every Age

While parents often shy away from discussing the family’s financial status with their kids, the process of involving them can be the beginning of open communication about money matters as they grow and mature.
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FREE Events in OKC

August 2017

Features a prayer service for the Putnam City School District. The public is welcome to join. RSVP requested.

Cost: FREE to attend

Where:
Community Builders Church
11900 N. Council Rd
Oklahoma City, OK  73162
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Features a free concert with Lucas Ross as emcee. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Doors open at 2 p.m.  

Cost: Free

Where:
Yukon Czech Hall
205 N Czech Hall Road
(I-40 exit 137)
Yukon, OK
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Sponsor: Oklahoma Accordion Club
Telephone: 405-949-0394
Contact Name: Karen West
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Enjoy a FREE concert every Sunday on the Grand Lawn at the Myriad Gardens from June - September. Show time is 7:30 - 9 p.m. Bring your family and a picnic and enjoy the great music. The 2017...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Myriad Gardens Grand Lawn
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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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 inflatables, pony rides, extreme animals, snow cones and food trucks. Wild World Times & Locations: 800 E Britton Rd: 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., & noon 8512 NW Expressway: 10...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Various locations
, OK


Sponsor: People's Church
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Features more than 200 pieces of art by artists of all ages and skill level who wish to express how their lives have been affected by cancer. The exhibit is open to all forms of art including but...

Cost: FREE

Where:
INTEGRIS Cancer Institute
5911 W Memorial Rd
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Troy and Dollie Smith Wellness Center
Telephone: 773-6600
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In celebration of the 120th anniversary of the game-changing invention of the diesel engine, Chevron is partnering with Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores for a grassroots tour across...

Cost: FREE to attend

Where:
Love's Travel Stop
2700 E. Highway 33
Guthrie, OK  73044
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Contact Name: Ryan Yuen
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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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Prepare yourself for the upcoming solar eclipse with Science Museum Oklahoma. Find out what causes an eclipse and learn the best way to observe one without burning out your eyeballs....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Library
300 Park Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 231-8650
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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 more than 200 pieces of art by artists of all ages and skill level who wish to express how their lives have been affected by cancer. The exhibit is open to all forms of art including but...

Cost: FREE

Where:
INTEGRIS Cancer Institute
5911 W Memorial Rd
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Troy and Dollie Smith Wellness Center
Telephone: 773-6600
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Features story time with staff from the Metropolitan Library System. Open to children ages 0-4 accompanied by their caregivers. Enter through the children's wing located at the west entrance.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Chapel Hill United Methodist Church
2717 W Hefner Rd
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 507-7311
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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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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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Michael Wallis will be signing copies of his books, including The Best Land Under Heaven: The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Best of Books
1313 E Danforth Road
Edmond, OK  73034
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Telephone: 340-9202
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Features a monthly concert by popular artists including Tyson Meade, formerly of Chainsaw Kittens, and Chase Kerby, as seen on NBC’s “The Voice.” Bring lawn chairs and/or...

Cost: FREE

Where:
SandRidge Commons
123 Robert S Kerr Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Crowe & Dunlevy
Telephone: 235-7700
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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 more than 200 pieces of art by artists of all ages and skill level who wish to express how their lives have been affected by cancer. The exhibit is open to all forms of art including but...

Cost: FREE

Where:
INTEGRIS Cancer Institute
5911 W Memorial Rd
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Troy and Dollie Smith Wellness Center
Telephone: 773-6600
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The Oklahoma Ford Dealers host Wide-Open Wednesdays at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum offering FREE admission to the public.

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 478-2250
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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 sensory themed activity stations for children ages 2 - 6.  

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southwest OKC Library
2201 SW 134th St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 979-2200
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Bring your children for story time every Wednesday. Books are nature-themed (based on the season). After story time, children will create a small craft to take home. Best suited for...

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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Features titles recently recognized by the Museum with prestigious Western Heritage Awards. August 2 – What Was Ours (2016) August 9 – Unbranded (2015) August 16 – The...

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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Prepare yourself for the upcoming solar eclipse with Science Museum Oklahoma. Find out what causes an eclipse and learn the best way to observe one without burning out your eyeballs.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Belle Isle Library
5501 N Villa Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 843-9601
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Have you ever wanted to run wild through the woods discovering new species of birds and animals? J.J. Audubon did and shared his discoveries and adventures through his art and stories....

Cost: $2; Free with a Metropolitan Library Card

Where:
Edwards Park Picnic Pavillion
1515 NE Bryant
Oklahoma City, OK  73117
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Sponsor: Martin Park Nature Center
Telephone: 297-1429
Contact Name: Emily Hiatt
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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 more than 200 pieces of art by artists of all ages and skill level who wish to express how their lives have been affected by cancer. The exhibit is open to all forms of art including but...

Cost: FREE

Where:
INTEGRIS Cancer Institute
5911 W Memorial Rd
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Troy and Dollie Smith Wellness Center
Telephone: 773-6600
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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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Features a story and craft time as well as other fun activities provided by Calvert's Plant Interiors and OSU-OKC Farmers Market. Summer Thursdays will begin at 10:30 a.m. each Thursday....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Gaylord Pickens Museum
1400 Classen Dr
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 523-3230
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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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Take a walk with J.J. Audubon, the famous North American birder. Hike through the woods of Martin Park with the adventurer himself as he makes observations of the birds and animals that you see....

Cost: $2; Free with a Metropolitan Library Card

Where:
Martin Park Nature Center
5000 W Memorial Rd
Oklahoma City , OK  73142
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Sponsor: Martin Park Nature Center
Telephone: 297-1429
Contact Name: Emily Hiatt
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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 more than 200 pieces of art by artists of all ages and skill level who wish to express how their lives have been affected by cancer. The exhibit is open to all forms of art including but...

Cost: FREE

Where:
INTEGRIS Cancer Institute
5911 W Memorial Rd
Oklahoma City, OK
View map »


Sponsor: Troy and Dollie Smith Wellness Center
Telephone: 773-6600
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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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Prepare yourself for the upcoming solar eclipse with Science Museum Oklahoma. Find out what causes an eclipse and learn the best way to observe one without burning out your eyeballs.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southern Oaks Library
6900 S Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 631-4468
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Have you ever wanted to run wild through the woods discovering new species of birds and animals? J.J. Audubon did and shared his discoveries and adventures through his art and stories....

Cost: $2; Free with a Metropolitan Library Card

Where:
Will Rogers Park Amphitheater
3400 NW 36th St.
Oklahoma City, OK  73112
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Sponsor: Martin Park Nature Center
Telephone: 297-1429
Contact Name: Emily Hiatt
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The year-long series will include a wide range of films, from classic art house films like David Lynch’s Eraserhead to artist profiles like Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounter. March 17...

Cost: FREE

Where:
21c Oklahoma City
900 W Main St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: 21c Oklahoma City, deadCenter Film and the OKC Film Society.
Telephone: 982-6900
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Features more than 10 of the best bluegrass bands in Oklahoma. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday night with gospel music, while Saturday features a full day of bluegrass music, workshops and jam...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lions Park
SW 7th St
Blanchard, OK
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Telephone: 485-9392
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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 car show benefiting scholarships and other benevolent services for Moore High School students.

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
Moore High School
300 N Eastern Ave
Moore, OK
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Sponsor: Moore High School Alumni
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The LOVE OKC One Day event will provide over $1 million in goods and services in a single day to children and families in the form of food, health services, haircuts, family portraits,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
State Fair Park Expo Hall
3001 General Pershing
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: LOVE OKC
Telephone: 748-0228
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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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Learn what geocaching is and how to create caches and hunt for caches in the park. All ages welcome. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Yukon Community Center
2200 S Holly Ave
Yukon, OK
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Telephone: 340-8937
Contact Name: Tim Rhodes
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Being prepared and knowing what to do during an emergency can make a life-or-death difference for your family. Learn how to stay safe from potential emergency situations. Seminar Topics:...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Civic Center Music Hall
201 N Walker
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: OKC Fire, OKC Police and the Civic Center Music Hall
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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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Telephone: 551-1715
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Features a different amazing super hero each week and on occasion a villain or two as well. This event is family friendly and all ages are welcome. Check out New World Comics' Facebook page...

Cost: FREE

Where:
New World Comics
6219 N Meridian Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 721-7634
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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 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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WestFest, a family-friendly street festival celebrating historic Western Avenue, features live music, food trucks, shopping, a kids area and more. Family festival, noon-4 p.m. Concerts will...

Cost: Free to attend

Where:
Western Ave
from NW 41st to NW 43rd
Oklahoma City, OK
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Eats on 8th & Harvey is a free, monthly family-friendly food truck festival that offers some of the finest gourmet foods in the Oklahoma City area. Held on the third Saturday of each...

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
Various locations
Oklahoma City, OK


Telephone: 234-7960
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Prepare yourself for the upcoming solar eclipse with Science Museum Oklahoma. Find out what causes an eclipse and learn the best way to observe one without burning out your eyeballs.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Northwest Library
5600 NW 122nd St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 606-3580
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All kids ages 2 to 8 are invited to experience a free soccer session.  Sign up today at https://www.soccershots.org/northokc/

Cost: Free

Where:
Bluff Creek Park
10941 N Meridian
Oklahoma City, OK  73162
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Sponsor: Soccer Shots North OKC
Telephone: 613-7114
Contact Name: Bobby Howard
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Features a cultural extravaganza with music, arts & crafts, game, food trucks, vendors and kids' activities. Performers include DJ Musicman Roy, Jabee , Slawta Harris and more. All...

Cost: Free to attend

Where:
Civic Center Bicentennial Park
201 N Walker Ave
OKC , OK  73102
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Sponsor: Heathers House Cleaning
Telephone: 593-5886
Contact Name: Victoria Hugghins
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Features free food, music, inflatables, ball games, face painting and more.    *Bring lawn chairs and sunblock

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mitch Park
1501 W Covell Rd
Edmond, OK  73003
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Sponsor: Winners Church
Telephone: 323-0790
Contact Name: Hilda Martin
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Enjoy free food, water, live music, family games and the park's splash pad.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Duffner Park
10801 N Victoria Pl
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: The City of The Village
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Movies will be projected on the pump house in the new RIVERSPORT Rapids whitewater rafting & kayaking center. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and watch the water-themed film from the banks of...

Cost: FREE, tubes, $10

Where:
RIVERSPORT Rapids
725 S Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
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Features a weekly morning story time with occasional special guests. For ages 10 & under. Check out their calendar for a list of special guests.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Full Circle Bookstore
1900 NW Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 842-2900
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Enjoy trains and tracks of all layouts and sizes. Model train enthusiasts from the South Canadian Model Railroad Club, Oklahoma N-Rail, the Arbuckle Model Railroaders and For the Love of Trains...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Norman Central Library
225 N Webster Ave
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 701-2600
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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 more than 10 of the best bluegrass bands in Oklahoma. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday night with gospel music, while Saturday features a full day of bluegrass music, workshops and jam...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lions Park
SW 7th St
Blanchard, OK
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Telephone: 485-9392
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