MetroFamily's Guide to Father's Day Fun
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Celebrate all things dad with these fun activities taking place in the Oklahoma City metro over Father's Day weekend! MetroFamily's Guide to Father's Day Fun includes family-friendly events and activities that will help give dad the most memorable Father's Day yet. From daddy-daughter dances to free admission opportunities, this list covers it all. Celebrate your dad, grandpa and other male role models in your life this Father's Day by going to one of these family-friendly events together.
[Editor's Note: This is a working list last update June 11, 2018, so please check back often for new listings. Have an event you'd like to see included? Email us with information!]
All month long
FREE Bricktown Beach outside the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark (2 S Mickey Mantle Blvd) features a large sand-filled outdoor park area with umbrellas, lounge chairs, sand volleyball equipment and outdoor games. Open daily.
FREE International Axe Throwing Day at Bad Axe Throwing Oklahoma City (1201 W Reno Ave Ste A) features axe-throwing lessons with professionally trained coaches. 5 - 9 p.m.
A Night with Megalodon at Sam Noble Museum (2401 Chautauqua Ave, Norman). Explore monsters of the deep, play games and find out why Megalodon ruled the ocean. Finish the night with a special exploration of the new temporary exhibit “Megalodon: Largest Shark That Ever Lived.” Preregister. 6 - 8 p.m.
June 13 -17
Tulsa International Balloon Festival at Tulsa Airpark (1211 W 36th St N, Tulsa) features hot air balloon launches, night glows, a carnival, action arena, live music, children's play area, a wide variety of fair food, craft beer tent, vendors and more. Free to attend. Balloons launch daily at 6 a.m. & 6 p.m. The Night Glow is held nightly at 8 p.m.
FREE Summer Thursdays at Gaylord-Pickens Museum (1400 Classen Dr) features a themed story and craft time for families to enjoy together as well as FREE admission to the museum. 10 a.m.
FREE Summer Concert Series at Hafer Park (1034 S Byrant St) features local bands performing in the park every Thursday in June, July & August. See website for a schedule of bands. 6:15 - 8:45 p.m.
Mysteries of the Overholser Mansion Tour at Henry Overholser Mansion (405 NW 15 St) features an after-hours tour of the mansion, the chance to examine archival materials and hear some stories. Preregister. $20. 7 – 8:30 p.m.
FREE Concerts in the Park at Chisholm Trail Park (500 W Vandament, Yukon) features an outdoor concert. Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Concessions are available for purchase. 7 – 8:30 p.m.
June 14 – 16
Father’s Day Craft at the MAC at Mitch Park (2733 Marilyn Williams Dr, Edmond). Make a special gift for your dad. Best suited for ages 2 - 5. Preregister. 10 - 11 a.m.
Father’s Day Craft at the MAC at Mitch Park (2733 Marilyn Williams Dr, Edmond). Create a custom mug for Father's Day. Best suited for ages 6 - 12. Preregister. $12. 4 - 5 p.m.
FREE Summer Nights Concert Series at Central Park Amphitheater (700 S Broadway Ave, Moore) features live music from local artists, Nicnos. 8-10 p.m.
June 15 & 16
FREE Shawnee Trail Days in Downtown Shawnee (various locations) features live music and entertainment, vendors, family activities, gunfighters, live demonstrations of time honored craftsmanship, fireworks and food from all over the state. Friday, 6 - 10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Farming Heritage Festival at Shawnee Feed Center (40006 Hardesty Rd, Shawnee) features antique tractors and farming equipment, demonstrations, a tractor parade, face painting and a petting zoo. Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Miles 4 Smiles at Baptist Children’s Home (16301 S Western Ave) features 56, 44, 27 and 10.5 mile bike ride benefiting the Baptist Children's Home followed by a free lunch for registered riders. $20-$55. 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
FREE Oklahoma Bicycle Society’s Donut Ride begins at Will Rogers Park (NW 36th & Portland) and continues on a 14 - 25 mile ride to Browns Bakery or Kamps 1910. Riders can return on the same route or join groups for longer return ride. 9 a.m.
Tuttle Ice Cream Festival in Downtown Tuttle (3rd & Main St, Tuttle) features live music and performances, a classic car show, an antique tractor show, an Ice Cream Princess Pageant, kid's games, food and vendor booths, crafts and more. FREE admission. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Made in Oklahoma Fest at Sheraton Midwest City Reed Conference Center (5750 Will Rogers Rd, Midwest City) features live music, car show and food and drink vendors as well as unique shopping with local merchandise. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
FREE Native Creativity Day at the Chickasaw Cultural Center (867 Cooper Memorial Dr, Sulphur) features a celebration of Native American artists showcasing a variety of creative mediums. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m
FREE Craft for Kids at Lakeshore Learn (6300 N. May Ave) features a My Favorite Picture Holder project. Best suited for kids ages 3 & up. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
FREE Juneteenth Film Festival at Jewel Theatre (904 NE 4th St) features an outdoor film festival hosted by Jewel Theatre. Enjoy a collection of local filmmakers, live performances and special guest speakers. 2 - 6 p.m.
Gypsy Glam Roadshow Music and Wine Festival at Tony’s Tree Plantation (3801 S Post Rd) features Oklahoma wineries, breweries, live music, shopping with vendors and more. Adults, $10; under 21, free. 5 - 10 p.m.
FREE Movie in the Park at the Mustang Town Center (1201 N Mustang Rd, Mustang) features an outdoor screening of Peter Rabbit, fun activities including a car show and food trucks. 6 p.m.
OKC Mile at Remington Park (1 Remington Pl) features AMA Pro Flat track motorcycle races, food trucks and a fun zone in the infield for the kids. Adults, $35-$42; kids (12 & under), free. 6 p.m.
Daddy Daughter Dance at The Station at Central Park (700 S Broadway Ave, Moore) features dancing, cookies, punch and door prizes for dads and their daughters ages 4 - 14. $10, in advance; $15, at the door. 6 – 8 p.m.
FREE Heard on Hurd Street Fest in Downtown Edmond (Broadway between 1st & Hurd, Edmond) features local food, unique shopping and live music. 6 – 10 p.m.
Urban Camping at RIVERSPORT Adventures (725 S Linclon Blvd) features classic camping with favorite activities like stargazing and outdoor games, just steps away from modern conveniences including indoor restrooms. Preregister. $10 per tent. 7 p.m.
FREE Paseo Arts District Fairy Ball at Crown Jewel Amphitheater (3700 N Walker Ave) features an enchanted world of make believe, costumes and dancing. Children are invited to come dressed as a character from an enchanted garden. 7 - 9 p.m.
Art Moments Dads will Love at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St) features a variety of 10-minute talks spotlighting various works in the Museum’s temporary exhibitions or permanent collection. Free with admission. Admission is free for dads. 1 - 2 p.m.
FREE Family Day at Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art (555 Elm Ave, Norman). Explore the Visual Voices exhibition and enjoy stomp-dancing, storytelling, and art projects presented by the Chickasaw Cultural Center. 1 - 4 p.m.
Chaparral Family Sundays at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark (2 S Mickey Mantle Dr) features mascot meet & greets, player autograph sessions, inflatables, face painting and craft stations Kids also get to run the bases following the game. Activities begin 30 prior to game time. $9 & up. 5:30 p.m.
Family Skate Night at Skate Galaxy (5800 NW 36th St) features admission, skate rental, pizza and drink for up to five for $29. 6 p.m.
FREE Sunday Twilight Concert Series at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features an outdoor concert on the Great Lawn. Bring your family and a picnic and enjoy the great music. 7:30 – 9 p.m.
FREE Summer Breeze Concert Series at Lion’s Park (400 S Flood Ave, Norman) features live music provided by The Railsplitters. Bring seating and refreshments. 7:30 p.m.
FREE Admission for Dads on Father’s Day at the following venues (Most offer dads free admission with the purchase of a paid admission. Please contact selected venue as policies & offers vary.)
- Oklahoma Aquarium, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Oklahoma City Museum of Art, noon to 5 p.m.
- Sam Noble Museum, 1 to 5 p.m.
- Chickasaw Cultural Center, noon to 5 p.m.
- Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum, noon to 6 p.m.
- Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, 1 to 4 p.m.
- Crystal Bridge Conservatory, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, noon – 5 p.m.
- RIVERSPORT Adventures, Dads can play and eat for free with buy one get one deals on day passes and meals at the Big Water Grill.
- Stafford Air & Space Museum, 1 - 5 p.m.
- Incredible Pizza, free buffet for dad, and one free attraction for each child.
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