Free Kids Activities and Events in the OKC Metro

The Only Thing Better than Family Fun is FREE Family Fun!

The OKC metro area is full of great opportunities to have free (or nearly free!) family fun—you just have know to where to go and what to do! Below, you'll find free activities, events (see this week's free activities in the calendar!), as well as reader-suggested places to go and things to do that require little to no cash. 

[Editor's Note: This is a working list, so please check back often for updates and changes.  Know of something that should be added? Comment below or email brooke@metrofamilymagazine.com and let us know!]

Our readers' 10 favorite free activities in the metro:

  1. Storytimes and other activities at the Metropolitan Library System and Pioneer Library System branch libraries in their area.
  2. The monthly mini-model LEGO build at Penn Square Mall on the first Tuesday of each month.
  3. Arts Festival Oklahoma (Labor Day Weekend)
  4. Volunteering at the Regional Food Bank - Rewarding, humbling, gratifying and so much more.  (Find other family volunteering opportunities here.)
  5. Hafer Park in Edmond
  6. Window Shopping in downtown Edmond
  7. The Paseo Arts Festival (Memorial Day Weekend)
  8. Free admission at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History on the first Monday of each month
  9. Free admission at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art every day!
  10. Live on the Plaza event held on the second Friday of each month in the historic Plaza disrict in Oklahoma City.

Thanks to readers Jaretta B., Nicole C., Jennifer S., Kristi W., Jason B. and Dena F. for their contributions to this list!

Looking for more free fun and family discounts?

Here are this week's free events around the OKC metro:

July 2014

Features Mariachi bands, singing, dancing and more every Sunday.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Plaza Mayor at the Crossroads
7000 Crossroads
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 405-631-4422
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Features hands-on family activities.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
555 Elm
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 405-325-3272
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Offers FREE admission to all active duty military personnel and their immediate families from Memorial Day to Labor Day. See website for details and a list of participating venues.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Participating Locations
, OK


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More information

Features outdoor family movies on Sundays in June and July. Movies start at dusk. Upcoming showings include: June 1: Monsters U June 8: Frozen June 15: Despicable Me 2...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Charles J. Johnson Central Park at Town Center
Midwest City, OK


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Features an adaptation of the classic tale set to music by Offenbach.  See website for schedule.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Metropolitan Library Libraries
, OK


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Spanish translators will be available at the US Grant, Capitol Hill, Northwest Classen and Southeast High School locations, all paperwork will also be available in Spanish. Immunizations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Star Spencer High School
3001 N Spencer Road
Spencer, OK
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Telephone: 405-587-0245
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Get tactile! Come and make arts/crafts using recycled, found, natural, and new objects—we’ll be creating anything from seed mosaics to hummingbird feeders from test tubes. Each...

Cost: $1/member child, $2/nonmember child

Where:
Myriad Gardens Children's Garden
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 405-445-7080
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Features 2-hour themed classes for ages 5-12 that meet three times weekly from June 16-August 1. See website for schedule. Preregister.

Cost: $2/class

Where:
Participating Michaels Stores
, OK


Website »

More information

Art Moves, presented by Devon, is the Arts Council of OKC’s newest initiative, offering free hour-long lunchtime art events and demonstrations in Downtown OKC. The program has provided...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Venues vary throughout Downtown Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK  73102


Sponsor: Produced by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City; Presented by Devon Energy
Telephone: 405-270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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Explores what makes creatures sticky, slimy or stinky with activities, a story & live animal demonstrations from the OKC Zoo Education Department. 2pm & 7pm

Cost: FREE

Where:
Norman Public Library
225 N Webster
Norman, OK
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The Oklahoma City-County Health Department is offering FREE classes that meet one hour a week for 8 weeks. Participant goals are to lose 5% of their body weight and become more active....

Cost: Free

Where:
Ralph Ellison Library
2000 NE 23rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
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Sponsor: Oklahoma City-County Health Department
Telephone: 405-425-4352
Contact Name: Jennifer Like
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Features an adaptation of the classic tale set to music by Offenbach.  See website for schedule.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Metropolitan Library Libraries
, OK


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Features a program about scientists and their discoveries. See website for schedule.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Metropolitan Library Libraries
, OK


Website »

More information

Offers FREE admission to all active duty military personnel and their immediate families from Memorial Day to Labor Day. See website for details and a list of participating venues.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Participating Locations
, OK


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Spanish translators will be available at the US Grant, Capitol Hill, Northwest Classen and Southeast High School locations, all paperwork will also be available in Spanish. Immunizations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Capitol Hill High School
500 NW 36th St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 405-587-0245
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Munch on some of the edibles growing in the Children’s Garden! Learn about fruits, vegetables, and herbs by harvesting and tasting. This is an opportunity for Q&A about how, when,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Myriad Gardens Children's Garden
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 405-445-7080
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Includes a story and hand-on art project built around a weekly theme. For children ages 3-5 with adult.  

Cost: FREE

Where:
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
555 Elm Ave
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 405-325-3272
Website »

More information

Art Moves, presented by Devon, is the Arts Council of OKC’s newest initiative, offering free hour-long lunchtime art events and demonstrations in Downtown OKC. The program has provided...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Venues vary throughout Downtown Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK  73102


Sponsor: Produced by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City; Presented by Devon Energy
Telephone: 405-270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
Website »

More information

See the future in driving at the American Solar Car Challenge July 22-23. Hosted by the University of Oklahoma’s College of Engineering, 25 collegiate solar car teams will make a pit-stop...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lloyd Noble Center
2900 S Jenkins Ave.
Norman, OK  73019
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Sponsor: OU College of Engineering
Telephone: 405-315-2683
Contact Name: Dan Seesholtz
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Features weather education for kids. Preregister.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southwest OKC Library
2201 SW 134th
Oklahoma City, OK
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The Oklahoma City-County Health Department is offering FREE classes that meet one hour a week for 8 weeks. Participant goals are to lose 5% of their body weight and become more active....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Midwest City Library
8143 E. Reno
Midwest City, OK  73110
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Sponsor: Oklahoma City-County Health Department
Telephone: 405-425-4352
Contact Name: Jennifer Like
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Come our and join Chick-fil-A at Rockwell for our SuperHero Craft night to help get ready for Super Hero Night on Saturday July 26th!

Cost: FREE- food and drink is available for purchase

Where:
Chick-fil-A at Rockwell
7004 NW Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK  73131
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Sponsor: Chick-fil-A at Rockwell
Telephone: 405-728-9494
Contact Name: Karen or Tarod
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This workshop will offer tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with family members about going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial...

Cost: Free

Where:
Call for information
Oklahoma City, OK


Sponsor: Alzheimer's Association
Telephone: 800-272-3900
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Features an adaptation of the classic tale set to music by Offenbach.  See website for schedule.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Metropolitan Library Libraries
, OK


Website »

More information

Offers FREE admission to all active duty military personnel and their immediate families from Memorial Day to Labor Day. See website for details and a list of participating venues.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Participating Locations
, OK


Website »

More information

Features a program about scientists and their discoveries. See website for schedule.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Metropolitan Library Libraries
, OK


Website »

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The Oklahoma City-County Health Department is offering FREE classes that meet one hour a week for 8 weeks. Participant goals are to lose 5% of their body weight and become more active....

Cost: Free

Where:
Northeast Regional Health and Wellness Campus
2600 NE 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
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Sponsor: Oklahoma City-County Health Department
Telephone: 405-425-4352
Contact Name: Jennifer Like
Website »

More information

Spanish translators will be available at the US Grant, Capitol Hill, Northwest Classen and Southeast High School locations, all paperwork will also be available in Spanish. Immunizations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Northwest Classen High School
2801 NW 27th
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 405-587-0245
Website »

More information

The Oklahoma City-County Health Department is offering FREE classes that meet one hour a week for 8 weeks. Participant goals are to lose 5% of their body weight and become more active....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Village Library
10307 N. Pennsylvania Ave
The Village, OK  73120
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Sponsor: Oklahoma City-County Health Department
Telephone: 405-425-4352
Contact Name: Jennifer Like
Website »

More information

Features 2-hour themed classes for ages 5-12 that meet three times weekly from June 16-August 1. See website for schedule. Preregister.

Cost: $2/class

Where:
Participating Michaels Stores
, OK


Website »

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What nature activity will you be doing? Come and find out! It’s a mystery, but you can be sure it will be fun and you will LEARN something new! We’ll do things like dissect flowers...

Cost: $1/member child, $2/nonmember child

Where:
Myriad Gardens Children's Garden
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 405-445-7080
Website »

More information

Art Moves, presented by Devon, is the Arts Council of OKC’s newest initiative, offering free hour-long lunchtime art events and demonstrations in Downtown OKC. The program has provided...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Venues vary throughout Downtown Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK  73102


Sponsor: Produced by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City; Presented by Devon Energy
Telephone: 405-270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
Website »

More information

See the future in driving at the American Solar Car Challenge July 22-23. Hosted by the University of Oklahoma’s College of Engineering, 25 collegiate solar car teams will make a pit-stop...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lloyd Noble Center
2900 S Jenkins Ave.
Norman, OK  73019
View map »


Sponsor: OU College of Engineering
Telephone: 405-315-2683
Contact Name: Dan Seesholtz
Website »

More information

For ages 8 & under features a different theme each week with books & a short activity or lesson. FREE to children & accompanying adults. July 2 – Aviation July 9...

Cost: FREE for children and accompanying adults

Where:
Stafford Air & Space Museum
3000 E Logan
Weatherford, OK
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Telephone: 580-772-5871
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Features stories for the whole family just before SONIC Summer Movie Nights. Wednesdays July 2-August 13.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Myriad Gardens
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 405-445-7080
Website »

More information

Features an adaptation of the classic tale set to music by Offenbach.  See website for schedule.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Metropolitan Library Libraries
, OK


Website »

More information

Features a program about scientists and their discoveries. See website for schedule.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Metropolitan Library Libraries
, OK


Website »

More information

Offers FREE admission to all active duty military personnel and their immediate families from Memorial Day to Labor Day. See website for details and a list of participating venues.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Participating Locations
, OK


Website »

More information

Features a family movie each week through August 13. July 2: Field of Dreams July 9: Frozen July 23: Ghostbusters July 30: The Lego Movie August 6: Pitch Perfect August 13: Stand...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Myriad Gardens Great Lawn
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 405-445-7080
Website »

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Spanish translators will be available at the US Grant, Capitol Hill, Northwest Classen and Southeast High School locations, all paperwork will also be available in Spanish. Immunizations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southeast High School
5401 S Shields
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 405-587-0245
Website »

More information

After a romp in the Thunder Fountain cool off with some lemonade or whichever delicious drink we’ve brewed up. You may find yourself drinking mint, lemon grass, or other herbs from our...

Cost: $1/member child, $2/nonmember child

Where:
Myriad Gardens Children's Garden
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
View map »


Telephone: 405-445-7080
Website »

More information

Art Moves, presented by Devon, is the Arts Council of OKC’s newest initiative, offering free hour-long lunchtime art events and demonstrations in Downtown OKC. The program has provided...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Venues vary throughout Downtown Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK  73102


Sponsor: Produced by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City; Presented by Devon Energy
Telephone: 405-270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
Website »

More information

The Oklahoma City-County Health Department is offering FREE classes that meet one hour a week for 8 weeks. Participant goals are to lose 5% of their body weight and become more active....

Cost: Free

Where:
Oklahoma City-Community College
7777 S. May
Oklahoma City, OK  73159
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Sponsor: Oklahoma City-County Health Department
Telephone: 405-425-4352
Contact Name: Jennifer Like
Website »

More information

A variety of musical performers in an outdoor setting. Upcoming performances include: June 5: Mike Black & The Stingrays and The Gotcha Band June 12: Zero 2 Sixty and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Hafer Park
Edmond, OK


Telephone: 405-359-4630
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More information

See website for schedule. Concessions available. Thursdays through August 7th. Movies will also be shown on June 12 & 19, July 17 and August 7.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Chisholm Trail Park
500 W Vandament
Yukon, OK
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Website »

More information

Features members of the OKC Astronomy Club and their telescopes as they help fill the night with stargazing on the Great Lawn.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Myriad Gardens Great Lawn
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 405-445-7080
Website »

More information

Features an adaptation of the classic tale set to music by Offenbach.  See website for schedule.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Metropolitan Library Libraries
, OK


Website »

More information

Features a program about scientists and their discoveries. See website for schedule.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Metropolitan Library Libraries
, OK


Website »

More information

Offers FREE admission to all active duty military personnel and their immediate families from Memorial Day to Labor Day. See website for details and a list of participating venues.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Participating Locations
, OK


Website »

More information

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Chef Terri & Healthy Eating Specialist JaLillian will be offering a free, fun and easy children's cooking class for all ages. All children must be accompianed by an adult....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Whole Foods Market
6001 N. Western
Oklahoma City, OK  73118
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More information

Features 2-hour themed classes for ages 5-12 that meet three times weekly from June 16-August 1. See website for schedule. Preregister.

Cost: $2/class

Where:
Participating Michaels Stores
, OK


Website »

More information

Bring your cell phone or digital camera and capture the beauty of nature. We’ll create a scavenger hunt for you that offers new and exciting things to see and discover in the...

Cost: $2/frame

Where:
Myriad Gardens Children's Garden
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 405-445-7080
Website »

More information

Limited space available. Email Jalillian.Cook@wholefoods.com to register.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Whole Foods Market OKC
Oklahoma City, OK

More information

Art Moves, presented by Devon, is the Arts Council of OKC’s newest initiative, offering free hour-long lunchtime art events and demonstrations in Downtown OKC. The program has provided...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Venues vary throughout Downtown Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK  73102


Sponsor: Produced by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City; Presented by Devon Energy
Telephone: 405-270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
Website »

More information

Features a talk about the history of trains in Oklahoma & fun train facts with Larry Loomis from the Oklahoma Railway Museum. Preregister.  

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southwest OKC Library
2201 SW 134th
Oklahoma City, OK
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Website »

More information

Offers a movie night for teens affected by autism or other disabilities. Movies will be shown with lower volume & soft lighting & movement is welcome. See website for titles.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Norman Public Library
225 N Webster
Norman, OK
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Website »

More information

Features a family- and pet-friendly street festival built around gourmet food trucks, live music and more.

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Hudson & 8th
Hudson & 8th
Oklahoma City, OK
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Website »

More information

Bring the  family, lawn chairs or blanklets to the Church of the Savior south parking lot for FREE movies this summer.  Movies will be shown the last Friday of each month beginning...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Church of the Savior
5600 NW 63
Oklahoma City, OK  73132
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Sponsor: Church of the Savior
Telephone: 405-721-5421
Contact Name: Deb Goff-Roberts
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More information

Movies begin at dusk. Upcoming showings include: May 30: Despicable Me 2 June 13: Goonies June 27: Frozen July 11: 42 July 25: Karate Kid August 8:...

Cost: FREE

Where:
OKC Boathouse District
725 S Lincoln
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 405-552-4040
Website »

More information

Features activities including a turtle race, music fun, carnival, magic show and more every Friday. See website for locations.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Various Yukon Parks
Yukon, OK


Telephone: 405-350-8937
Website »

More information

Offers FREE admission to all active duty military personnel and their immediate families from Memorial Day to Labor Day. See website for details and a list of participating venues.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Participating Locations
, OK


Website »

More information

Features a program about scientists and their discoveries. See website for schedule.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Metropolitan Library Libraries
, OK


Website »

More information

Features an adaptation of the classic tale set to music by Offenbach.  See website for schedule.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Metropolitan Library Libraries
, OK


Website »

More information

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Young anglers learn fishing basics including knot-tying, casting, fish identification, angler etiquette and fishing regulations. For ages 5-15. Must be accompanied by an adult. Preregister.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Edwards Park Lake
1515 N Bryant
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 405-755-4014
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Features 40+ tables of collectables for sale or trade including, but not limited to, Hot Wheels. Also includes raffles, bid sales, pizza, downhill races and more.

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Crown Center
13300 S Western
Oklahoma City, OK
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Website »

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Citizens Caring for Children is pleased to host its annual Back to School event for children in foster care on July 26-27, 2014. Located at the State Fairgrounds in the Expo building, this event...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma State Fairgrounds-Expo Hall
, OK


Sponsor: Citizens Caring for Children
Telephone: 405-753-4099
Contact Name: Brandi Brown
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More information

A themed shopping event in downtown Edmond that supports shopping local. Features vendors, entertainment & more.

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Downtown Edmond
Edmond, OK


Website »

More information

For ages 2-6 features stories chosen to help children discover the world of nature read by park naturalists followed by an activity or outdoor hike.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Martin Park Nature Center
5000 W Memorial
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 405-755-0676
Website »

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Each Saturday, 10:15am.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Full Circle Books
1900 NW Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 405-842-2900
Website »

More information

Saturdays 11-11:30am.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Edmond's Best of Books
1313 E Danforth
Edmond, OK
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Telephone: 405-340-9202
Website »

More information

  Ages 3+

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lakeshore Learning Store
6300 N. May Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK  73112
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Telephone: 405-858-8778
Website »

More information

FREE learn to skate lesson.

Cost: FREE, $2 skate rental (if needed)

Where:
Skate Galaxy
5800 NW 36th St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 405-605-2758
Website »

More information

Superheros unite!! Calling all Superheros a special superhero meeting has been called at Chick Fil A at Rockwell from 5pm to 8pm It’s time to meet and eat! Anyone who comes in dressed...

Cost: FREE- additional food and drink available for purchase

Where:
Chick-fil-A at Rockwell
7004 NW Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK  73132
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Sponsor: Chick-fil-A at Rockwell
Telephone: 405-728-9494
Contact Name: Karen or Tarod
Website »

More information

Kids dressed in a Super Hero costume get a free Kids Meal.  Parents and teenagers dressed in a Super Hero costume get a FREE entree!

Cost: FREE - but must dress as a super hero

Where:
Chick-fil-A at Rockwell
7004 NW Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK  73132
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Sponsor: Chick-fil-A at Rockwell
Telephone: 405-728-9494
Contact Name: Karen or Tarod
Website »

More information

Screens a 75-minute romp through the Internet’s finest cat video offerings. Pre-screening festivities include food trucks, live music, Coop Ale Works, cat themed shopping, painting...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Myriad Gardens Great Lawn
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
View map »


Telephone: 405-445-7080
Website »

More information

Offers FREE admission to all active duty military personnel and their immediate families from Memorial Day to Labor Day. See website for details and a list of participating venues.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Participating Locations
, OK


Website »

More information

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