2017 Memorial Day Weekend Fun Guide




As the unofficial start to summer, we know you are looking for family fun over the long Memorial Day weekend. Here are some fun suggestions for family-friendly events and activities happening in the OKC metro and beyond. Also, check out our Editor's Picks of Top Memorial Day events happening in the metro.

If you are looking to venture outside the OKC metro area this Memorial Day weekend for even more family fun, check out our Guide to Family-Friendly Festivals for a list of festivals taking place throughout Oklahoma this spring.

For a complete list of events taking place throughout the weekend, visit our online calendar.

[Editors Note: This is a working list last updated April 26, 2017. Please check back often for updates. If you know of a festival or activity that you think should be included, please email the listing information to calendar@metrofamilymagazine.com or leave a comment below.]

April 30 – June 4

The Renaissance Festival at the Castle of Muskogee (3400 West Fern Mountain Rd, Muskogee). Experience a rich cultural tapestry, and the beauty and grandeur of Renaissance England, right here in Oklahoma. The festive features costumed performers and artisans, Renaissance music, magic, comedy, juggling, jousting, tomfoolery, arts, food, drink, and more. Open weekends and Memorial Day, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. See website for pricing. 

May 24 - 28

Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark (2 S. Mickey Mantle Dr.) Eight teams compete in a single elimination tournament for the right to be crowned Big 12 Baseball Tournament Champion. $69-$169. See website for game times.

May 26

FREE Movie in the Park at Moore’s Central Park (700 S Broadway Ave, Moore) features a screening of Rogue One. Star Wars characters will be present for photo opportunities. Concessions available for purchase. 7 - 10 p.m.

May 26-28

FREE Mayor’s Red Dirt Ball at Medicine Park’s Town Center Mainstage (Town Center, Medicine Park) Explore the quaint landscape of Medicine Park and enjoy music, food and fun at the three day festival. See website for performance schedule.

May 26 – 29

Chris Neal’s “Future Stars” Calf Roping Competition at Lazy E Arena (9600 Lazy E Dr, Guthrie) features a variety of youth professional roping events all weekend long. Prices vary. See website for schedule.

May 27

OK River Dog Jog at Wiley Post Park (2021 S Robinson Ave) features pet-friendly 3K, benefiting A New Leash on Life, Inc. Adults, $25; kids (13-17), $10, kids (12&under), FREE with a registered adult. 9 - 11 a.m.

Artesian Arts Festival at the Artesian Plaza (West Muskogee Ave). Celebrate creativity at the Artesian Plaza with Southeastern Native American art, food, children's activities, Native American dance performances and live music throughout the day. Free admission. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.  

66 Festival in Bethany (Ashbury & College Ave) is a family-friendly event featuring food, downtown sidewalk sales, antiques, commercial exhibits, a classic car show, children's activities and a myriad of live entertainment. Free admission. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

FREE Crafts for Kids at Lakeshore Learning (6300 N May Ave) features a Stars & Stripes Windsock craft for kids ages 3 & up. No reservation required. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

FREE Rock the Park at Moore’s Central Park (700 S Broadway Ave, Moore) features a family-friend concert by Superfreak and food trucks. All ages welcome. 6 - 10 p.m.

May 27-28

Chuck Wagon Festival at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St) features two days of Old West themed fun from stagecoach rides to weaving, rope making and more. One day pass, $15; Members & Kids 12 & under, FREE. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

FREE Memorial Day Celebration at the Chickasaw Cultural Center (867 Cooper Memorial, Sulphur) features cultural demonstrations, traditional games, and a family film in the Anoli' Theater. Fees apply for films and admission to the exhibit halls. Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 5 p.m.

May 27-29

Paseo Arts Festival in the Historic Paseo Arts District (3022 Paseo St.) features more than 80 artists selling original works and dozens of musicians performing on two stages. A FREE children’s area allows future artists to explore the arts. Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., music until 10 p.m.; Monday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

May 29

FREE OKC Hot Wheels Association Show at Cross Roads Convention Center (7000 Plaza Mayor Blvd) features 40 plus tables of collectables for sale or trade, raffles, pizza and more. 9 a.m.

FREE Memorial Day Celebration at the 45th Infantry Division Museum (2145 NE 36th St) features a special ceremony honoring the men and women who have served in our Nations Armed Forces and honor those men and women who have paid the ultimate price in service to their country. Highlights include a helicopter flyover, massing of the colors, patriotic music and distinguished guest speakers. 10 a.m. 

Scout Day at Oklahoma Aquarium (300 Aquarium Ave, Jenks) features discounted admission and special activities for youth organizations and their members including Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Camp Fire, 4-H, FFA and more. Adults, $10; Scouts (3&older), $7. Activities, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

May 29 – June 2

Summer Movie Fun Series at Harkins Bricktown 16 (150 E Reno Ave) features screening of popular kids’ film opening with Mr. Poppers Penguins. $2; season pass, $5. 9:45 a.m.

Looking for even more family fun for your Memorial Day weekend, check out our list of metro swimming lakes, pools & splash pads now open for the summer season. And find all of our summer lists here

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