2017 Father's Day Fun Guide
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 12, 2017, so please check back often for new listings. Have an event you'd like to see included? Email us with information!]
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 9 p.m.
June 14 - 18
One-Man Star Wars Trilogy at Civic Center Music Hall (201 N Walker Ave) features Canadian actor Charles Ross as he single-handedly plays all the characters, sings the music, flies the ships, fights the battles and condenses the plots into just sixty minutes. Suitable for Star Wars fans from ages six to Yoda. $37-$42. Wednesday-Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday 1:30 & 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30 & 7 p.m.
FREE Art in the Park at Hafer Park (1034 S Bryant Ave, Edmond). Enjoy art in the park and use nature and natural items as inspiration. Preregister. For ages 2 -12. 9:30 - 10:30 a.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.
Across the Universe at Sam Noble Museum (2401 S Chautauqua Ave, Norman). Explore comets, asteroids, meteors and more in the “Great Balls of Fire” exhibit. Nonmembers, $30; members, $30 (includes one adult & one child). 6-8pm. 325-4436, samnoblemuseum.ou.edu
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 extended tour that allow guests to tour the mansion at night, examine archival materials and hear some amazing stories. Preregister. $20. 7 – 8 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 15 – 17
Eats on 8th Food Truck Festival in Midtown (NW 8th St & Harvey Ave) features gourmet food trucks, live entertainment and more. Free to attend. Noon – 8 p.m.
FREE Science of Star Trek at the SOKC Library (2201 SW 134th St) features a fun exploration of the science behind Star Trek through stimulating discussion and exciting hands-on activities. Preregister, space is limited. 6 – 7 p.m.
FREE Filmography: Oklahoma Film Series at 21c Museum Hotel (900 W Main St) features screenings of classic art house films. June’s film is Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace. 8 p.m.
FREE Summer Nights Concert Series at Central Park Amphitheater (700 S Broadway Ave, Moore) features live music from local artists including Boulevard Brass. 8-10 p.m.
June 16 & 17
FREE Shawnee Trail Days in Downtown Shawnee (various locations) features a variety of pioneer and Native American events including branding demonstrations, working chuck wagons, gunfighters, square dancers, wood carvers and more. Friday, 5 p.m.; Saturday, 8 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. - noon.
Historic Tours in Downtown Edmond (various locations). Learn about the structures and residents throughout downtown on guided, educational walking tour. Photos will be shown on the tours, revealing changes through the decades. Preregister, scheduled by appointment only. $5.
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.
Equality Run at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features a 5K, 10K and family fun run benefiting Freedom Oklahoma. $20-$45. 7:30 – 11 a.m.
Beach Volleyball Tournament at the Bricktown Beach (2 Mickey Mantle Dr). Spectators are welcome to watch the tournament in the bleacher seating and enjoy a live DJ, food trucks, a beer garden and concessions in the ballpark. Free to attend. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Smart Start on the Silver Screen at Cinemark Tinseltown Theater (6001 N Martin Luther King) features fun cars-themed activities and a screening of Cars 3 as well as a voucher for a drink and popcorn. Benefits Smart Start of Central Oklahoma. 2 & older require a ticket. $25. Activities begin at 9 a.m.; movie, 10 a.m.
FREE Oklahoma Bicycle Society’s Donut Ride begins at Will Rogers Park (NW 36th & Portland) and continures 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 Wine, Beer and Food Festival at Reed Conference Center (5750 Will Rogers Rd, Midwest City) features an extensive variety of wine and beer samples from local producers as well as food tastings and culinary delights from several of Oklahoma’s premier restaurants. Admission, FREE; 10 tastings, $20. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
FREE Storybook Hour at Cuppies & Joe (727 NW 23rd St). Children listen to a story while parents enjoy coffee and conversation. 10 - 11 a.m.
Father’s Day Fiesta at Orr Family Farm (14400 S Western Ave) Take dad for a ride on the zip line, ride the train, pet the animals, mine for gemstones and more. All dads receive FREE admission. $10.50. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Father’s Fun Run at Myriad Botanical Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features a fun run as well as watermelon eating contest, sack races, 100 yard dash and three-legged races. Kids can play in the Imagination Playground sponsored by Express Employment Professionals. Awards will be given to the best Father/Son Duo and Father/Daughter Duo. Members, $10; nonmembers, $15. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
FREE Craft for Kids at Lakeshore Learn (6300 N. May Ave) features a Dad’s Day Craft-Stick card project. Best suited for kids ages 3 & up. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Reel Classics at The Paramount (701 W Sheridan Ave) features screening of classic films in the cinema. $5. Films, 4 & 7 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 (6-15), $10-$12; kids (5 & under), FREE. Gates open; 1pm, practice and qualifying races, 3pm; opening ceremonies, 6:30 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.
Safari Soirée at the Oklahoma City Zoo (2101 NE 50th St) features food, exotic drinks, rare animal experiences, a live band, DJ and the freedom to explore and rediscover the zoo. $75 & up. 7 – 11 p.m.
June 17 & 18
Father’s Day River Cruise on the Oklahoma River (all landings). Fathers ride FREE with their kids. $6-$15.
Father’s Day Special at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St) features FREE admission for dad with a paid admission. Adults, $12.50; Kids(6-12), $5.75; 5 & under FREE. Noon – 5 p.m.
Father’s Day at Sam Noble Museum (2401 Chautauqua Ave, Norman) features complimentary admission for Dads. Adults, $8; kids (4-17) & seniors (65&up), $5; Kids (3&under), FREE. 1 – 5 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.
- Oklahoma River Cruises, all scheduled ferry cruises
- National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, noon – 5 p.m.
- RIVERSPORT Adventures, Dads raft for free with the purchase of a day pass
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