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!

 

 

 

 

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?

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!
  13.  

[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

May 2017

Visual artists will fill the Historic Paseo Arts District, selling original artwork in a wide variety of media, from painting and photography to wood and jewelry. The Festival also hosts dozens...

Cost: Entry is FREE

Where:
Paseo Arts District
3022 Paseo St.
Oklahoma City, OK  73103
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Telephone: 525-2688
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Features a large sand-filled outdoor park area with umbrellas, lounge chairs, sand volleyball equipment and outdoor games. There will be additional seating and a small boardwalk through the beach...

Cost: FREE

Where:
2 S. MICKEY MANTLE BLVD.
Oklahoma City, OK
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Celebrate the Memorial Day weekend at the Chickasaw Cultural Center with festivities including cultural demonstrations, traditional games and a family films in the Anoli' Theater. Fees apply...

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Chickasaw Cultural Center
867 Cooper Memorial Dr.
Sulphur, OK
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Telephone: 580-622-7130
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The OKC Hot Wheels Association puts on a show several times each year featuring 40 plus tables of collectables for sale or trade. The event also includes raffles, pizza, and more.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cross Roads Convention Center
7000 Plaza Mayor Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
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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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The 45th Infantry Division Museum will pay tribute to 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...

Cost: FREE

Where:
45th Infantry Division Museum
2145 NE 36th St
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
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Telephone: 424-5313
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Visual artists will fill the Historic Paseo Arts District, selling original artwork in a wide variety of media, from painting and photography to wood and jewelry. The Festival also hosts dozens...

Cost: Entry is FREE

Where:
Paseo Arts District
3022 Paseo St.
Oklahoma City, OK  73103
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Telephone: 525-2688
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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 large sand-filled outdoor park area with umbrellas, lounge chairs, sand volleyball equipment and outdoor games. There will be additional seating and a small boardwalk through the beach...

Cost: FREE

Where:
2 S. MICKEY MANTLE BLVD.
Oklahoma City, OK
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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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Kids can plant marigolds and beans to take home. The OSU-Cleveland County Extension Office will be on hand to show kids how to plant and care for their marigolds and bean sprouts. Kids also can...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Norman Central Library
225 N Webster
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 701-2600
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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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This Open House event is free to the public and will feature a brief introduction to CASA’s work in the community as well as some testimonials and a Q&A with a longtime CASA volunteer...

Cost: FREE

Where:
CASA of Oklahoma County
5905 N Classen Court
Suite 302
Oklahoma City, OK  73118
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Sponsor: CASA of Oklahoma County
Telephone: 713-6456
Contact Name: BC Phillips
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Features a large sand-filled outdoor park area with umbrellas, lounge chairs, sand volleyball equipment and outdoor games. There will be additional seating and a small boardwalk through the beach...

Cost: FREE

Where:
2 S. MICKEY MANTLE BLVD.
Oklahoma City, OK
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Features music, movement, stories and playtime. For best suited for ages 5 & under.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Almonte Library
2914 SW 59th
Oklahoma CIty, OK  73119
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Sponsor: Metropolitan Library System
Telephone: 606-3575
Contact Name: Amy Upchurch
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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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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 large sand-filled outdoor park area with umbrellas, lounge chairs, sand volleyball equipment and outdoor games. There will be additional seating and a small boardwalk through the beach...

Cost: FREE

Where:
2 S. MICKEY MANTLE BLVD.
Oklahoma City, OK
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Features a parade from Moore City Hall to the Library followed by snow cones, games, crafts, and summer reading sign ups for all ages.  Gather at the Moore City Hall at 10 a.m. to...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Moore Public Library
225 S Howard Ave
Moore, OK
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Telephone: 793-4347
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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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Celebrate all morning Captain Underpants-style. Sign up for the Summer Reading Program, win movie tickets, play games, make crafts and more.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Edmond Library
10 S Boulevard
Edmond, OK
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Telephone: 341-9282
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Features a story and craft time as well as other fun activities provided by Calvert's Plant Interiors and OSU-OKC Farmers Market. Summer Thursdays will begin at 10:30 a.m. each Thursday....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Gaylord Pickens Museum
1400 Classen Dr
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 523-3230
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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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Features food and fun in celebration of summer reading. Best suited for ages 12 & under.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Ralph Ellison Library
2000 NE 23rd St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 424-1437
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Features the Mobile Maker, crafts, mascots and more. All ages welcome.

Cost: FREE

Where:
SOKC Library
2201 SW 134th St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 979-2200
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Features a new exhibition, live music, art performances and more. Enjoy a cocktail reception for OFF-SPRING: New Generations, with remarks from Chief Curator Alice Gray Stites and a special...

Cost: FREE to attend

Where:
21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City
900 W Main St
Oklahoma City, OK  73106
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On The Lawn is a monthly, family-friendly evening offering food trucks, music, kid-friendly fun, yard games and more.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Western Avenue -- On the Lawn North of Whole Foods
6233 N Western Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Spend an evening under the trees at Hafer Park with your family enjoying local bands every Thursday starting May 25 and continuing until July 27. Upcoming performances include: May 25:...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Hafer Park
1034 S. Bryant Ave
Edmond, OK
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Telephone: 359-4630
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Find out what's new, what's popular, and what's getting the latest buzz. Browse decorated tables of books, CDs and DVDs and enjoy hors d'oeuvres, sweets and door prizes. Local...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Norman Central Library
225 N Webster
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 701-2600
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Features a large sand-filled outdoor park area with umbrellas, lounge chairs, sand volleyball equipment and outdoor games. There will be additional seating and a small boardwalk through the beach...

Cost: FREE

Where:
2 S. MICKEY MANTLE BLVD.
Oklahoma City, OK
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Moore parks staff will host fun games and activities at a different park every Friday throughout the summer. June 2: Central Park June 9: Apple Valley June 16: Buck Thomas Park June 23:...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Various Parks
Moore , OK  73160


Sponsor: City of Moore Parks and Recreation Department
Telephone: 793-5090
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Celebrate historic Route 66 travel with a Corvette Car Show and family friendly festivities including food vendors, music, door prizes and a silent auction. See website for detailed schedule.

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Hafer Park
Bryant Ave & 9th St
Edmond, OK
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Telephone: 721-5616
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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 library will host a summer long series of Dungeons and Dragons. Both new and experienced players are welcome; open to kids in grades 7th - 12th. Drinks and popcorn snacks will be provided...

Where:
Norman Central Library
225 N Webster
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 701-2600
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Features an art-inspired story time in the gallery led by OSU students.  storyLAB occurs on the first Friday of every month. .  Free and open to the public, no RSVP required.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma State University Museum of Art
720 South Husband Street
Stillwater, OK  74074
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Sponsor: Oklahoma State University Museum of Art
Telephone: 744-2780
Contact Name: Carrie Kim
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The Gallery Walk will have 20 galleries open featuring more than 80 artists, special themed exhibits, refreshments, live music and food trucks.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Paseo District
NW 30th & 27th Streets, Walker and Hudson Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Paseo Arts Association
Telephone: 525-2688
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Features live entertainment, a movie in the park, yard games, food trucks and more. Held: June 2, July 7, Aug. 4 & Sept. 8. June 2- Live Entertainment- Maggie McClure and Shane Henry,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Charles Johnson Park
29th & Mid-America Blvd
Midwest City, OK
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Telephone: 739-1293
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The Seasonal Plaza transforms into an urban dance party. Beginning at 7 p.m., local dance instructors will perform a dance demonstration followed by a FREE lesson for all. Then, a DJ will keep the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Myriad Botanical Gardens Seasonal Plaza
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 445-7080
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Bring your blankets or lawn chairs for music underneath the starts at the amphitheater at Central Park every Friday in June. 2017 Music Line-up: June 2 - Banana Seat June 9 - Black Water...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Central Park Amphitheater
700 S Broadway
Moore , OK  73160
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Sponsor: Moore Public Library and City of Moore
Telephone: 793-5100
Contact Name: Mike Pierson
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Features a large sand-filled outdoor park area with umbrellas, lounge chairs, sand volleyball equipment and outdoor games. There will be additional seating and a small boardwalk through the beach...

Cost: FREE

Where:
2 S. MICKEY MANTLE BLVD.
Oklahoma City, OK
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The City of Moore is hosting scavenger hunts. Every Saturday morning clues will be posted on Facebook by noon for each Park that is participating that week. June 2: Central Park June 9:...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Various City of Moore Parks
Moore , OK  73160


Sponsor: City of Moore Parks and Recreation Department
Telephone: 793-5090
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Young anglers can get “Hooked on Fishing” with the Oklahoma City Parks & Recreation Department’s FREE summer fishing classes for youth. Classes run on select Saturdays in May,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Various locations
Oklahoma City, OK


Sponsor: H.B. Parsons Fish Hatchery
Telephone: 297-1426
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Celebrate the the season opening of the Wildhorse Farmers Market and the grand opening of Brittany's Play Adventure, a brand new, all-inclusive playground designed for all kids of all abilities...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Wildhorse Park
1201 N Mustang Rd
Mustang, OK  73064
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Sponsor: Mustang Parks Foundation
Telephone: 990-5590
Contact Name: Lynly Grider
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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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Features a wide variety of vendors specializing in all types of high quality vintage and antique items and handmade items including reclaimed wood, metal and architectural salvage and more.

Cost: FREE to attend

Where:
Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Centennial Building
3001 General Pershing Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK  73107
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Sponsor: Revolve Productions
Telephone: 810-6977
Contact Name: Tobi Coleman
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Features a Wild West Show, Kid's Kreative Korral, living history reenactments, crawfish races, a goat grab, live Cajun music, pony rides, gunfights and more.

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
Kirkpatrick Family Farm
1001 Garth Brooks Blvd
Yukon, OK  73099
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Sponsor: City of Yukon Parks & Recreation
Telephone: 350-8937
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Build a wooden tic-tac-toe game to play with family or friends almost anywhere. Once the project is complete, your child can personalize their game board and pieces with paint and stickers. All...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Home Depot
various locations
Oklahoma City, OK
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Children listen to a story while parents enjoy coffee and conversation. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Cuppies & Joe
727 NW 23rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73101
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Telephone: 528-2122
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While creating their own rug, children will learn about color, texture, design, and how making rugs out of rags was a practical way for pioneer women to reuse old clothes, keep a house warm, and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 478-2250
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Library staff and partners from local businesses and community organizations will present hands-on demonstrations throughout the day. The PLS Maker Mobile will be here to show off 3-D printing, CNC...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Norman West Library
300 Norman Center Ct
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 701-2644
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Features interactive panel discussions and Q&A sessions with the Nashville songwriters as well as a a workshop where the featured songwriters will break down the specifics of how they wrote...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Paramount Room
701 W Sherdian Ave
Oklahoma City , OK  73102
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Sponsor: Grand Casino Hotel & Resort
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Through hands-on activities and demonstrations, visitors will get a glimpse what life was like in the early days of the ranch during Will Rogers’s childhood! Demonstrations and activities...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch
9501 E 380 Rd
Oologah, OK
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Telephone: 800-324-9455
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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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Celebrate historic Route 66 travel with a Corvette Car Show and family friendly festivities including food vendors, music, door prizes and a silent auction. See website for detailed schedule.

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Hafer Park
Bryant Ave & 9th St
Edmond, OK
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Telephone: 721-5616
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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 Energy FC inflatables, face painting, carnival games, an official C4K Cornhole Tournament, food trucks and more. Bring a piece of equipment to donate and receive a FREE raffle entry.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Wheeler District
1701 S Western Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Big Truck Tacos
Telephone: 418-4889
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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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Learn about amazing animal architects and their construction projects from the Oklahoma City Zoo. Preregister.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Library
300 Park Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Zoo Fund for Kids
Telephone: 231-8650
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Families can spend an hour together the library, creating, exploring and generally geeking out over all things Star Wars! For all ages.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Midwest City Library
8143 E Reno Ave
Midwest City, OK
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Sponsor: Science Museum Oklahoma
Telephone: 732-4828
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Red Brick Nights in Downtown Guthrie features rotating pop-up shops, food trucks and live music, on the first Saturday each the month.

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
Downtown Guthrie
2nd & Harrison Ave
Guthrie, OK
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Telephone: 282-1947
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Features a large sand-filled outdoor park area with umbrellas, lounge chairs, sand volleyball equipment and outdoor games. There will be additional seating and a small boardwalk through the beach...

Cost: FREE

Where:
2 S. MICKEY MANTLE BLVD.
Oklahoma City, OK
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The City of Oklahoma City offers FREE fishing on the first Saturday of each month. No city permit is required, however a State license is for anyone 16 and older. Regular fishing regulations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma City parks
Oklahoma City, OK


Sponsor: City of Oklahoma City
Telephone: 297-1426
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