Free Kids Activities and Events in the OKC Metro

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

Our website is packed with opportunities to have fun with the whole family without spending a dime. Below, you'll find a list of 12 inspiring ideas and 10 favorite free activities in OKC submitted by our readers. Want even more ideas? Keep scrolling to see events happening today throughout the Oklahoma City metro that are free to attend!

 

 

 

12 FREE Things to Do in OKC on Your Next No-Spend Weekend:

  1. De-Clutter your house and sell your no-longer-needed stuff at a local consignment sale. Make it a family project and use the cash to do something fun together!
  2. Take in a movie or concert in the park. Pack up the family and a bottle of bug spray and head out to enjoy a flick or some tunes under the stars. These events start up each spring and continue through the summer in many communities around the Oklahoma City metro.
  3. Recruit your kids as sous-chefs and prepare a picnic. Head to your own backyard or dine al fresco at a local park.
  4. Get some fresh air and exercise together and go for a bike ride. There are plenty of scenic trails to discover together.
  5. Story times make for a perfect outing and the Oklahoma City metro has plenty. Visit a local story time to experience your favorite books in a new way.
  6. Create a piece of art together. Oklahoma Contemporary offers a FREE Family Make + Take art projects on the second Saturday of each month.
  7. Grab your phone and hit a local park for a family photo session. Capture silly memories together and share them with your family and friends.
  8. Whether you are looking to explore something new or simply excite your mind in a new way, museums are a fun way for families to spend time together while learning about our world. From art and science to history and more, visit a local FREE museum.
  9. Explore a new library. The Metropolitan Library System and Pioneer Library System have more than 30 locations around the metro!
  10. Take part in a fun community street festival. Some are planned seasonally; others happen year round.
  11.  Give back and volunteer together.
  12. Check out our monthly list of the top 10 FREE events for families or scan our searchable calendar filled with family fun!

 

Our readers' 10 favorite free activities in the metro:

  1. Story times 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. Walking around Myriad Botanical Gardens.
  4. Volunteering at the Regional Food Bank. Rewarding, humbling, gratifying and so much more. (Find other family volunteering opportunities here.)
  5.  Select Friday throughout the year, Edmond Parks host Movie Night in the Park. Call 359-4630 for more information on movies and locations.
  6.  Make + Take Workshops at Oklahoma Contemporary on the second Saturday of every month.
  7.  The Paseo Arts Festival (Memorial Day Weekend).
  8.  Attend Reading Wednesdays Story Time at Myriad Botanical Gardens. 
  9.  Enjoy 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 district in Oklahoma City. Find more OKC street festivals on this list

 

Looking for more free fun and family discounts?

[Editor's Note: Know of something that should be added? Comment below or email hannah@metrofamilymagazine.com and let us know!]

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FREE Events in OKC

April 2017

Features family fun activities teaching the importance of protecting our earth including hands-on art projects, musical entertainment, mascots, pet adoption and more.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Reaves Park
2501 Jenkins Ave
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 366-5473
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Features a fun-filled family event with interactive activities and pavilions, including themes like art, technology, science, sports, music, fashion, nutrition, fitness and more.

Cost: FREE

Where:
29th Street between S. Western and Shartel
741 SW 29th Street
Oklahoma City , OK  73109
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Sponsor: SW 29th Street District
Telephone: 513-2184
Contact Name: Emma Dean Kratochwill
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Features juried artists, a food court, artist demonstrations, children’s activity area and live entertainment. Saturday,  10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: Entry is FREE

Where:
Downtown Stillwater
Stillwater, OK


Telephone: 747-8070
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Features a traveling exhibit  of the unparalleled work of world-renowned National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore in his quest to visually document the thousands of animal species...

Cost: FREE

Where:
City Hall
200 N Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 424-3344
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Children will listen to stories, songs and rhymes, and then, afterwards, participate in a craft activity related to the story that was told for the day. Parents, grandparents, or caregivers are...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mustang Public Library
1201 N. Mustang Rd.
Mustang, OK  73064
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Telephone: 376-2226
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Features a wide range of artistic mediums including musical and theater performances, live art demonstrations, short film selections, and more at various venues in downtown. See website for a...

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: 270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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Reduxion Theatre brings Professor Spillsby to the Metropolitan Library System for another adventure! Professor Spillsby and The Juggling Fiends have been on so many adventures together, that now...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Almonte Library
2914 SW 59 St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Reduxion Theatre
Telephone: 606-3575
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Features a traveling exhibit  of the unparalleled work of world-renowned National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore in his quest to visually document the thousands of animal species...

Cost: FREE

Where:
City Hall
200 N Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 424-3344
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Veterans in the Oklahoma City metro will have access to the Department of Veterans Affairs Mobile Vet Center. The MVC is designed to provide nonmedical readjustment counseling and outreach to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Oklahoma City Community College
7777 S. May Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK  73159
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Sponsor: Oklahoma City Community College
Telephone: 682-7590
Contact Name: Jill Robertson
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Young artists are invited to experience art through books and related art projects. The adventures include a story and hand-on art project built around a weekly theme. For children ages 3-5 with...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
555 Elm Ave
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 325-3272
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Features a wide range of artistic mediums including musical and theater performances, live art demonstrations, short film selections, and more at various venues in downtown. See website for a...

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: 270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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Held in the Wheeler District, formerly Downtown OKC Airpark, this criterium occurs every Tuesday night from late spring through summer. Cheer on some of Oklahoma’s top riders as they race...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Wheeler District
1701 S Western Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Reduxion Theatre brings Professor Spillsby to the Metropolitan Library System for another adventure! Professor Spillsby and The Juggling Fiends have been on so many adventures together, that now...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Ralph Ellison Library
2000 NE 23rd St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Reduxion Theatre
Telephone: 424-1437
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Every year Festival of the Arts attracts up to 750,000 people over six days with FREE admission, art from over 200 artists, food, entertainment and more. The International Food Row features...

Cost: Admission is free.

Where:
Bicentennial Park
500 Couch Dr
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Arts Council Oklahoma City
Telephone: 270-4848
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Features a traveling exhibit  of the unparalleled work of world-renowned National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore in his quest to visually document the thousands of animal species...

Cost: FREE

Where:
City Hall
200 N Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 424-3344
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Bring your children for story time every Wednesday. Books are nature-themed (based on the season). After story time, children will create a small craft to take home.  March...

Cost: FREE, $2 suggested donation

Where:
lobby of the Crystal Bridge
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 445-7080
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Play games for half price, every Wednesday.

Cost: Freet to attend, game prices vary

Where:
Dave and Buster's
5501 North May Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK  73112
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Sponsor: Dave and Buster's
Telephone: 254-9137
Contact Name: Tawni McGinnis
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Visitors can get an up-close look at many of the unique features and items such as the Oklahoma-shaped pool, chairs in the formal dining room stitched by former senators’ wives and, in the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma Governor's Mansion
820 NE 23rd St.
Oklahoma City, OK  73105
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Sponsor: Friends of the Mansion
Telephone: 528-2020
Contact Name: Liz Wood
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Features a wide range of artistic mediums including musical and theater performances, live art demonstrations, short film selections, and more at various venues in downtown. See website for a...

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: 270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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Every year Festival of the Arts attracts up to 750,000 people over six days with FREE admission, art from over 200 artists, food, entertainment and more. The International Food Row features...

Cost: Admission is free.

Where:
Bicentennial Park
500 Couch Dr
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Arts Council Oklahoma City
Telephone: 270-4848
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Features a traveling exhibit  of the unparalleled work of world-renowned National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore in his quest to visually document the thousands of animal species...

Cost: FREE

Where:
City Hall
200 N Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 424-3344
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A children's librarian from the Metropolitan Library System will share stories, music, rhymes, puppet plays, crafts and snacks, to create excitement about reading. Best suited for ages 5...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Whole Foods Cafe
6001 N Western Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 879-3500
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This fun singing and dancing class offers parents and children an opportunity to bond while developing literacy, motor and verbal skills by taking advantage of the benefits of rhyming. Learn new...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Yukon Community Center
2200 S Holly Ave
Yukon, OK
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Telephone: 354-8442
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Features a wide range of artistic mediums including musical and theater performances, live art demonstrations, short film selections, and more at various venues in downtown. See website for a...

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: 270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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The Laureate Institute for Brain Research is hosting a series of lectures focused on brain development in adolescents. This month's talk features a special update on the progress of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Laureate Conference Center
6655 S. Yale Ave.
Tuls, OK  74136
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Sponsor: Laureate Institute for Brain Research
Telephone: 918-502-2223
Contact Name: Collin O'Leary
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Put on your pajamas, grab your favorite stuffed friend and enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and an occasional craft with the family every Thursday evening. Space is limited. Preregister. Best...

Where:
Edmond Library
10 S Boulevard S
Edmond, OK
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Telephone: 341-9282
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Features a variety of different games like Monopoly, card games, Ping Pong and more. No registration required. All ages welcome. Kids under 6 must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Station at Central Park
700 S Broadway
Moore, OK
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Telephone: 793-5090
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Norman Music Festival is a free, three day independent music festival in downtown Norman featuring more than 300 performers providing free arts, culture and entertainment. Entertainment on...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Norman
Main St and Jones Ave
Norman, OK
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Website »

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Every year Festival of the Arts attracts up to 750,000 people over six days with FREE admission, art from over 200 artists, food, entertainment and more. The International Food Row features...

Cost: Admission is free.

Where:
Bicentennial Park
500 Couch Dr
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Arts Council Oklahoma City
Telephone: 270-4848
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Features a traveling exhibit  of the unparalleled work of world-renowned National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore in his quest to visually document the thousands of animal species...

Cost: FREE

Where:
City Hall
200 N Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 424-3344
Website »

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Celebrate Arbor Day with FREE nature themed crafts. All ages welcome.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Edmond Historical Society & Museum
431 S Boulevard Ave
Edmond, OK
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Telephone: 340-0078
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Reduxion Theatre brings Professor Spillsby to the Metropolitan Library System for another adventure! Professor Spillsby and The Juggling Fiends have been on so many adventures together, that now...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southern Oaks Library
6900 S Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Reduxion Theatre
Telephone: 631-4468
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Features a wide range of artistic mediums including musical and theater performances, live art demonstrations, short film selections, and more at various venues in downtown. See website for a...

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: 270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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Features a kids' talent show. Do you juggle, do magic tricks, play an instrument, dance, sing, or do gymnastics? Kids interested in participating should sign up to secure their spot. A CD...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southern Oaks Library
6900 S Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 631-4468
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Children grades 2nd-5th will receive training to prepare for disasters including making a plan, building a kit, and getting informed. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Moore Library
225 S Howard
Moore, OK
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Telephone: 793-4347
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Local restaurants, art galleries and merchants are open late in the downtown area. Roam between quaint shops and stores to find unique art pieces and have some delicious food at this monthly event....

Cost: FREE to attend

Where:
Downtown Shawnee
Maint Street
Shawnee, OK
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Sponsor: SEFF Shawnee
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The Red Fern Festival is inspired by the renowned novel, "Where the Red Fern Grows," set in Tahlequah. Focused on old fashion fun, the festival features hound dog field trails, 1930s era...

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Various locations Downtown
Muskogee Ave
Tahlequah, OK
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Website »

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Every year Festival of the Arts attracts up to 750,000 people over six days with FREE admission, art from over 200 artists, food, entertainment and more. The International Food Row features...

Cost: Admission is free.

Where:
Bicentennial Park
500 Couch Dr
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Arts Council Oklahoma City
Telephone: 270-4848
Website »

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Norman Music Festival is a free, three day independent music festival in downtown Norman featuring more than 300 performers providing free arts, culture and entertainment. Entertainment on...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Norman
Main St and Jones Ave
Norman, OK
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Features a FREE all inclusive ride to the Oklahoma River. Meet up at Schlegel’s at 8:30 a.m. or at the Chesapeake Boathouse between 8:40 - 8:50 a.m. and enjoy a ride around the Oklahoma...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Boathouse District
Oklahoma City, OK


Telephone: 552-4040
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Get a behind-the-scenes look at what gardeners do in the Children’s Garden. On April 1, help Children’s Garden Manager Abby Curry turn the compost and feed the worms in a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Myriad Gardens
301 W Reno Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 445-7080
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Features operatic version of the story of The Billy Goats Gruff based on scenes from operas by W. A. Mozart, G. Donizetti and G. Rossini. An after school game of hide and seek is...

Cost: FREE

Where:
OU Weitzenhoffer Theatre
563 Elm Ave
Norman, OK
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Sponsor: OU Opera Outreach
Telephone: 325-2081
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Features an educational and family fun day with interactive games, activity booths, asthma care information and experts to answer any questions. Best suited for families with kids ages 5-14.

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Children's Hospital Atrium
1200 Children's Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK  73104
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Sponsor: The Children's Hospital
Telephone: (405) 271-7900 Opt.1
Contact Name: Briana C. Jones

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The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Norman West Library
300 Norman Center Ct
Norman, OK  73072
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Sponsor: Norman Family Childcare Association
Telephone: 310-9457
Contact Name: Christy
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Features a live bluegrass band, children's activities, cowboy poets, pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, concessions, shopping opportunities, silent auction, raffles and more.

Cost: FREE to attend

Where:
Hope Retreat Ranch
2320 S Sandwood Ave
Choctaw, OK  73020
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Telephone: 390-3754
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Features cool cars and coffee. All ages welcome.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Will Rogers Theater
4322 N Western Avenue
OKlahoma City, OK  73118
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Sponsor: Western Concepts
Telephone: 719-398-9176
Contact Name: Sheldon Roth
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Families may participate in activities and games and enjoy live music by Chasing James Band and Sugar Free All Stars and interactive storytelling with Al Bostick. The event is FREE for...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sequoyah State Park
17131 Park 10
Hulbert, OK
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Sponsor: Oklahoma State Parks & OETA
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Features a fun story time with Miss Julie every Saturday.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Full Circle Books
1900 NW Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 842-2900
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Features a weekly story time with pastries and juice.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Commonplace Books
1325 N Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 551-1715
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FREE Crafts for kids ages 3+ every Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lakeshore Learning. No reservations necessary. Click here for the weekly project lineup.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lakeshore Learning
6300 N. May Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK  73112
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Telephone: 858-8778
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Extremely hyperactive and interactive, Mr. Steve has been doing story times for Barnes and Noble for over 12 years now. His unique style of storytelling is extremely silly. Everybody gets a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Barnes and Noble Bookstore
540 Ed Noble Parkway
Norman, OK  73072
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Sponsor: Barnes and Noble Booksellers
Telephone: 579-8800
Contact Name: Steve Galindo

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Features operatic version of the story of The Billy Goats Gruff based on scenes from operas by W. A. Mozart, G. Donizetti and G. Rossini. An after school game of hide and seek is...

Cost: FREE

Where:
OU Weitzenhoffer Theatre
563 Elm Ave
Norman, OK
View map »


Sponsor: OU Opera Outreach
Telephone: 325-2081
Website »

More information

Features a FREE roller skating lesson. No sign up required. Skate rentals start at $2. Sizes available from trainer skates for the smaller family members and large sizes for the bigger ones....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skate Galaxy OKC
5800 NW 36th Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73122
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Telephone: 602-2758
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Camp Fire Heart of Oklahoma would like to invite the community and all prospective campers and their families to meet the camp staff, take a tour, play some games, and ask any questions concerning...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Camp DaKaNi
3309 E. Hefner Road
Oklahoma City, OK  73131
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Telephone: 254-2080
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Features a family celebration of the Earth with eco-friendly games, crafts and activities. Attendees can explore a variety of activities about nature, gardening, animals and conservation.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Martin Park Nature Center
5000 W Memorial Rd
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 297-1429
Website »

More information

Norman Music Festival is a free, three day independent music festival in downtown Norman featuring more than 300 performers providing free arts, culture and entertainment. Entertainment on...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Norman
Main St and Jones Ave
Norman, OK
View map »


Website »

More information

The Red Fern Festival is inspired by the renowned novel, "Where the Red Fern Grows," set in Tahlequah. Focused on old fashion fun, the festival features hound dog field trails, 1930s era...

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Various locations Downtown
Muskogee Ave
Tahlequah, OK
View map »


Website »

More information

Every year Festival of the Arts attracts up to 750,000 people over six days with FREE admission, art from over 200 artists, food, entertainment and more. The International Food Row features...

Cost: Admission is free.

Where:
Bicentennial Park
500 Couch Dr
Oklahoma City, OK
View map »


Sponsor: Arts Council Oklahoma City
Telephone: 270-4848
Website »

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