2018 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.

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, 2018. 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.]

Through June 3

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. - 6 p.m. See website for pricing. 

May 23 - 27

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. Prices. See website for game times.

May 25

Family Prairie Exploration at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave). Learn about the parts of a flower and discover plants that live in the prairie with crafts and a a scavenger hunt. For ages 7 - 11. Preregister. Members, $4; nonmembers, $5. 2 – 3 p.m.

Opening May 26

Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived at Sam Noble Museum (2401 S Chautauqua Ave, Norman) showcases both fossil and modern shark specimens as well as full-scale models from several collections. Visitors enter a full-size sculpture of Megalodon through massive jaws and discover this shark’s history and the world it inhabited, including its size, structure, diet, lifespan, relatives, neighbors, evolution and extinction. Free with admission. Adults, $8; kids (4-17), $5; kids (3 & under), free. Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m; Sunday, 1 – 5 p.m.

May 25 – 28

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 26

FREE Hooked on Fishing Lessons at South Lakes East Pond (7210 SW 119th St). Young anglers learn fishing basics including knot-tying, casting, fish identification, angler ethics and fishing regulations. Classes are open to boys and girls 5 to 15 years old.  All participants must be accompanied by an adult. Preregister. 8 - 10:30 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.

Flights of Fancy: Fairy Houses at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features a fanciful fairy story and a chance to build a fairy house using materials found in the children's garden. For ages 5 - 9. Preregister. Members, $5; nonmembers, $6. 11 a.m. – noon.

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

FREE Retro Video Game Tournament at the Downtown Library (300 Park Ave) features a friendly competition to win a grand prize. All ages are welcome. Preregister. 1 – 3 p.m.

Kayak Tour of Stinchcomb at the Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge (NW 51st St & N Stinchcomb Ave). Martin Park Naturalists will take attendes on a kayak trip through Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge to discuss the different plants and animals. Best suited for ages 14 & up with kayaking experience. Preregister. $15. 2 -4 p.m.

Deep Deuce Sessions at Artspace at Untitled (1 NE 3rd St) features a music & art walk on stages across the neighborhood. Free to attend; VIP $25. 7 – 10 p.m.

May 26 - 27

Chuck Wagon Festival at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St) features two days of Old West themed fun from rope making, archery, Western re-enactors and more.  $15; kids (12 & under) & museum members, 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 26 - 28

Paseo Arts Festival in the Historic Paseo Arts District (3022 Paseo St.) features local and regional 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 27

Banda Carnaval in Concert at Frontier City (11501 N I-35 Service Rd). Free with park admission. See website for performance time.

May 28

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.

Memorial Day Special at Pelican Bay (1034 S Bryant Ave, Edmond). Enjoy $5 admission on Memorial Day. Noon – 5 p.m.  

May 28 – June 1

Summer Movie Fun Series at Harkins Bricktown 16 (150 E Reno Ave) features screening of popular kids’ film opening with Smurfs: The Lost Village. $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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