2017 Mother's Day Fun Guide
IMPORTANT: We apologize but the OKC Zoo does NOT provide free admission for moms today! It was totally our mistake. We are so sorry. We hope you have a great Mother's Day even if moms aren't free at the zoo.
On Mother's Day, we love to show our moms just how special they are—and what better way than to treat her to a day of fun! Here is MetroFamily's 2017 Guide to Mother's Day Fun, which includes numerous ways to enjoy an unforgettable day with Mom in the OKC metro.
Also, find our reader-suggested OKC area Mother's Day brunch suggestions here!
[Editor's Note: This is a working list last updated May 3, 2017 so check back often for new listings. If you know of a Mother's Day themed event or activity that you would like to have included, please email the listing information to email@example.com or leave a comment below.]
May 5 – 7 & 12 - 14
Oklahoma Renaissance Festival at The Castle of Muskogee (3400 W Fern Mountain Rd, Muskogee) features costumed performers and artisans, Renaissance music, magic, comedy, juggling, jousting, tomfoolery, arts, food, drink, and more. Enjoy day time events like the Queen’s Tea, the Royal Luncheon, and the King’s Smoker and after-hours entertainment at the Masqued Ball, the Pirate’s Feast and the Ceilidh. Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
FREE Build A Flower Pot Workshop at Home Depot (various locations). Kids can build a flower pot to hold spring flowers to keep or give to Mom. Preregister. 9 a.m. - noon.
FREE Flower Pot for Mom Project at Tony's Tree Plantation (801 S Post Rd). Kids can plant and decorate a special Mother's Day gift. 1-3 p.m.
FREE Mother’s Day Craft at the Belle Isle Library (5501 N Villa Ave) features a special craft making time where kids can make something special for their mom. Best suited for ages 12 & under. 2 – 3 p.m.
FREE Muffins with Mom Story Time at the Moore Library (225 S Howard, Moore). Enjoy muffins with mom during story time with books, music and a special craft. 10 – 11 a.m.
FREE Mother’s Day LED Card Craft at the Northwest Library (5600 NW 122nd St). Make a light-up LED card to give to your mom, grandma, siblings or another special someone. Supplies provided. Best suited for ages 9 & up. 6 - 7:15 p.m.
May 9 – 28
Disney’s The Lion King at Civic Center Music Hall (201 N Walker Ave) features awe-inspiring visual artistry, unforgettable music and theatrical storytelling of the popular tale of hope and adventure. $35-$105. See website for a complete list of show times.
FREE A Mother’s Day Gift Craft Time at the Edmond Library (10 S Boulevard St, Edmond). Create a Mother's Day gift for the mom, grandmother or special caretaker who is always there for you. Preregister, best suited for ages 5 & up. 4 - 5:30 p.m.
FREE Potted Plants and Paint Craft at the Bethany Library (7941 NW 23rd St, Bethany). Paint a flower pot to show your mother or special person in your life just how much you love her. All supplies provided. Preregister, best suited for ages 12 & up. 6 - 7:30 p.m.
May 11 – 14
Rooster Days Festival at Central Park (1500 S Main St, Broken Arrow) features a carnival, parade, live entertainment, festival food and more. Thursday, 4 – 10 p.m.; Friday, 4 – 11 p.m. & Saturday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 6 p.m.
National Public Gardens Day at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features 2-for-1 admission to the Crystal Bridge Conservatory. Adults, $8; students, (13-19), $7; kids (4-12), $5, kids (4&under); FREE. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
FREE 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk in the Norman Arts District (downtown Norman) features a monthly celebration of the arts in Norman. 6 – 9 p.m.
FREE Movie Night @ the Park at Mitch Park (2733 Marilyn Williams Dr, Edmond) features a screening of the Secret Life of Pets. Concessions available for purchase. Movies begin at dark.
FREE LIVE on the Plaza in the Plaza District (1700 block of NW 16th St) features artists, live music, special events, local shopping and more on the second Friday of the month. 7 – 11 p.m.
May 12 – 13
Sassafras Spring Sale at Shawnee Expo Center (1700 W Independence St, Shawnee) features retailers, artists, businesses and vintage finds. Free to attend. Friday, 5 – 9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
May 12 – 14
Arts for All Festival at Shelper Park (W Gore Blvd, Lawton) features 90 artists, two stages of live entertainment, a youth art competition, children's art area and multicultural food vendors. Free to attend. Friday, 4 – 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. & Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Stillwell Strawberry Festival in Downtown Stillwell (Olive & Oak St, Stillwell) features games, live entertainment, FREE strawberries and ice cream, a 5K run as well as a rodeo, carnival, parade and more. Free to attend. 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Mother’s Day Hand Bouquet Painting at Science Museum Oklahoma (2020 Remington Pl). Kids can turn their handprints into painted bouquets to use as gifts for Mother’s Day. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
OKC Garden Fest at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features more than 40 vendors with herbs, perennials, roses, produce, pottery, jewelry, wineries, food products, food trucks and children’s activities. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Italian Festival at McAlester Expo Center (4500 W Hwy 270, McAlester) features Italian food, live entertainment, shopping, and kids’ activities including Italian games, an obstacles course and carnival. 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
FREE Oklahoma City Literary Festival at Downtown Library (300 Park Ave) features two days of poetry, fiction and storytelling. Programs include performances, workshops, a book fair and more. Preregister. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
FREE BikeMoore Group Ride at Plaza Towers Elementary School (852 SW 11th St, Moore) features a community bike ride. All experience levels welcome. 9:30 a.m.
FREE Children’s Story Time at Full Circle Books (1900 NW Expressway) features a fun story time with Miss Julie. 10:15 a.m.
FREE Story Time at Commonplace Books (1325 N Walker Ave) features a weekly story time with pastries and juice. 10:30 a.m.
FREE Mama’s Day at Wheeler Ferris Wheel (1701 S Western Ave) features an interactive story time puppet show and followed by a ReFuseOKC, all-ages make & create Mother’s Day craft. All supplies provided. Story time, 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.
FREE Explore the Outdoors: A Day in the Park at Lake Texoma State Park (11500 Park Rd, Kingston) features activities and games, live music by Chasing James Band and Sugar Free All Stars and interactive storytelling with Al Bostick. The event is FREE for the entire family, including lunch. Registration is required. Families are encouraged to bring snacks, water, lawn chairs, bug spray, sunscreen and wear closed-toe shoes. 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
FREE Oklahoma Orchid Society’s Mother’s Day Orchid Show and Sale at Will Rogers Gardens Exhibition Center (3400 NW 36th St) features orchids from all over the world on exhibit as well as orchid care items and orchid art and jewelry. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Pop Up Shops in the Park at Hafer Park (1034 S Bryant St, Edmond) features local vendors, live music, food trucks, inflatables, face painting, giveaways and more. Benefits Peppers Ranch Foster Care Community. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Mother’s Day Celebration at Orr Family Farm (14400 S Western Ave). Moms get FREE admission. Admission applies for all other visitors. Moms; FREE; family members, $11.50. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
FREE See You Saturdays at the Gaylord Pickens Museum (1400 Classen Dr) features special activities for the whole family including a conversation series, themed museum tours, immersive crafts and a chance to collect Hall of Fame Heroes. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Okie Sampler at Chester’s Party Barn (5201 Cimmaron Rd NW, Piedmont) features a full day of shopping, food & fun including a kids festival, food trucks, a monster truck show, live music, entertainment, pony rides, hay rides, petting zoo and more. $5; kids (1 & under), FREE. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Mother’s Day Flower Arranging Class at Will Rogers Gardens (3400 NW 36th St). Make mom a beautiful bouquet using unique containers and a bounty of beautiful blooms from the gardens. Material provided. All ages welcome. $12. 10:30 a.m. - noon.
FREE Story Time with Steve at Barnes & Noble (540 Ed Noble Parkway, Norman) features a unique style of silly storytelling and a coloring activity. 11 a.m.
Drop-in Seed Bomb Making at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave). Learn how to make your very own seed bombs to take home. Best suited for 5 - 9, all ages welcome. $2. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Indian Taco Sale and Indie Market at the OK Choctaw Tribal Alliance (5320 S Youngs Blvd) features traditional Indian tacos and other native dishes as well as native vendors selling crafts and handmade goods. Proceeds benefit the OK Choctaw Tribal Alliance. 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
FREE OSU Museum of Art Family Day at Oklahoma State University of Museum of Art (720 S Husband St, Stillwater) features free, hands-on art activities for visitors of all ages and abilities, connected to the exhibitions on view. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
FREE Crafts for Kids at Lakeshore Learning (6300 N May Ave) features a Mom’s Favorite Recipes Box craft. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Fancy Dance Celebration at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St). Watch dancers with diverse intertribal backgrounds, including Sac and Fox, Pawnee, Otoe, Ponca, Cheyenne, and Arapaho Nations and learn about the history of dances and the regalia worn. Free with admission. 2 - 3:30 p.m.
FREE Beats & Bites Festival at Riverwind Casino (1544 W State Hwy 9, Norman). Dine on some of the best cuisine from local food trucks while enjoying live entertainment under the stars as well as local vendors. 6 – 11 p.m.
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill In Concert at Chesapeake Energy Arena (100 W Reno Ave) features the Soul2Soul World Tour. 7:30 p.m.
Mother’s Day Celebration at the Chickasaw Cultural Center (867 Cooper Memorial Dr, Sulphur). Mothers receive free admission to the Chikasha Poya Exhibit Center and free cookies and tea in the Aaimpa' Café. Adults, $6; Moms & Kids under 12, FREE. Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 5 p.m.
May 13 & 14
Mother’s Day Cruise on the Oklahoma River (all landings). Moms ride free on all public ferry cruises. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Mother’s Day Brunch at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St) features carving stations, a variety of vegetables, fresh salads, and other side offerings. An extensive dessert buffets complete the menu. Reservations required. Adults, $35; kids (5-10), $17.50; kids (4&under), FREE. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Family Skate Night at Skate Galaxy (5800 NW 36th St) includes admission, basic skate rental, pizza & drinks for up to five family members. $29. 6 p.m.
Chaparral Family Sundays at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark ( 2 Mickey Mantle Dr) features mascot meet & greets, player autograph sessions, inflatables, face painting, craft stations, train rides and photo stations. Kids also get to run the bases following the game. The Dodgers finish off their series against Fresno beginning at 2:05 p.m. Activities begin 30 prior to game time.
FREE Admission for Moms on Mother’s Day at the following venues:
(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 Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, 1 to 5 p.m.
- Chickasaw Cultural Center, noon to 5 p.m.
- Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum, buy one get one free, noon to 6 p.m.
- Oklahoma River Cruises, all scheduled cruises
- Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, free admission for moms from 1 to 4 p.m.
- Skate Galaxy, Moms skate free 1 to 3:45 p.m. & 6-8 p.m.
- Crystal Bridge Conservatory, free admission for moms with paid family member, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Oklahoma River Cruises, moms ride free with a paid admission