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. Scroll down to see events happening today throughout the Oklahoma City metro that are free to attend! Below, find a list of 10 favorite free activities in OKC submitted by our readers. 

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 Bringing Books to Life at Myriad Botanical Gardens. 

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 district in Oklahoma City. Find more OKC street festivals on this list

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FREE Events in OKC

August 2016

Enjoy a FREE concert every Sunday on the Grand Lawn at the Myriad Gardens from June 7 through September 27. Show time is 7:30-9pm. Bring your family and a picnic and enjoy the great music. The...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Myriad Gardens Grand Lawn
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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The show features original pieces of art created by the Zoo’s own talented animal artists. Art by Zoo animals is safe and nontoxic, and part of the animal enrichment process of providing a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Crystal Bridge Conservatory South Lobby
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 425-0262
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Features more than 200 pieces of art by artists of all ages and skill level who wish to express how their lives have been affected by cancer. The exhibit is open to all forms of art including but...

Cost: FREE

Where:
INTEGRIS Cancer Institute
5911 W Memorial Rd
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Troy and Dollie Smith Wellness Center
Telephone: 773-6600
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Features readings of favorite books in the Green Room. Participants get 10% off all books during story time. Also held: Mondays, 11:30 a.m.; Wednesdays at 4 p.m.;Thursdays,10 a.m.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Green Bambino
5120 N Shartel Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 848-2330
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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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Make something A-MAZE-ing at this month's LEGO Club. Each month features a new building challenge. Held on the last Monday of each month, the Mustang Public Library hosts Lego Club for...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mustang Public Library
1201 N Mustang Rd
Mustang, OK  73064
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Telephone: 376-2226
Contact Name: Jen
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Features Julie Lythcott-Haims, acclaimed author of the New York Times best-selling book, How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success, as the first...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Heritage Hall Middle School Howard Theatre
1800 NW 122nd St.
Oklahoma City, OK  73120
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Sponsor: Heritage Hall
Telephone: 743-3001
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The show features original pieces of art created by the Zoo’s own talented animal artists. Art by Zoo animals is safe and nontoxic, and part of the animal enrichment process of providing a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Crystal Bridge Conservatory South Lobby
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 425-0262
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Features more than 200 pieces of art by artists of all ages and skill level who wish to express how their lives have been affected by cancer. The exhibit is open to all forms of art including but...

Cost: FREE

Where:
INTEGRIS Cancer Institute
5911 W Memorial Rd
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Troy and Dollie Smith Wellness Center
Telephone: 773-6600
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Enjoy complimentary coffee and donuts as Leigh Martin discusses her art installation, Contained Aesthetics, at the Downtown OKC Community Basketball Court.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown OKC Community Basketball Court
412 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Artist Invitational
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Features outdoor play-based learning activities to help kids ages 18 mos to 5 years old learn and develop important skills including self-reliance, creativity, leadership and problem...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Pat Murphy Park
4500 W Hefner Rd
Oklahoma City, OK  73162
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Sponsor: Tinkergarten
Telephone: 837-4014
Contact Name: LoriAnn Gregory
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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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Features live music, hands-on exposure to instruments, dancing and singing. Preregister, best suited for ages 5 & under.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southern Oaks Library
6900 S. Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 631-4468
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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 as...

Cost: FREE

Where:
CASA of Oklahoma County
5905 N Classen, Suite 302
Oklahoma City, OK  73118
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Sponsor: CASA of Oklahoma County
Contact Name: BC Phillips
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Kiddos can take the stage on the last Tuesday of every month at Othello's for Kid's Karaoke. There is no cost to perform and kids of all ages are welcome. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
FREE Kid's Karaoke Night
434 Buchanan Ave
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 701-4900
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Teachers and their families can celebrate the new school year and learn about metro museums. Museum staff will be on hand to answer questions about field trips, trunks and special events. Door...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma History Center
800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Oklahoma History Center
Telephone: 522-3602
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The show features original pieces of art created by the Zoo’s own talented animal artists. Art by Zoo animals is safe and nontoxic, and part of the animal enrichment process of providing a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Crystal Bridge Conservatory South Lobby
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 425-0262
Website »

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Features more than 200 pieces of art by artists of all ages and skill level who wish to express how their lives have been affected by cancer. The exhibit is open to all forms of art including but...

Cost: FREE

Where:
INTEGRIS Cancer Institute
5911 W Memorial Rd
Oklahoma City, OK
View map »


Sponsor: Troy and Dollie Smith Wellness Center
Telephone: 773-6600
Website »

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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.  Best suited...

Cost: FREE

Where:
lobby of the Crystal Bridge
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 445-7080
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The Oklahoma Ford Dealers host Wide-Open Wednesdays at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum offering FREE admission to the public.

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 478-2250
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One Faith Boutique is supporting all local Law Enforcement by hosting a “Back the Blue” event featuring a free lunch and a Back the Blue t-shirt for members of law enforcement. A...

Cost: Free for all Law Enforcement

Where:
One Faith Boutique
425 W. Main St.
Yukon, OK  73099
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Sponsor: One Faith Boutique
Telephone: (405)323-1026
Contact Name: Kerri Hunt
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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 screenings of a selection of Wrangler Award winning films. August 3 – Comancheros (1961) August 10 – The Cowboys (1972) August 17 – Heartland...

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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Features readings of favorite books in the Green Room. Participants get 10% off all books during story time. Also held: Mondays, 11:30 a.m.; Wednesdays at 4 p.m.;Thursdays,10 a.m.  

Cost: FREE

Where:
Green Bambino
5120 N Shartel Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 848-2330
Website »

More information

The show features original pieces of art created by the Zoo’s own talented animal artists. Art by Zoo animals is safe and nontoxic, and part of the animal enrichment process of providing a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Crystal Bridge Conservatory South Lobby
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
View map »


Telephone: 425-0262
Website »

More information

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Features more than 200 pieces of art by artists of all ages and skill level who wish to express how their lives have been affected by cancer. The exhibit is open to all forms of art including but...

Cost: FREE

Where:
INTEGRIS Cancer Institute
5911 W Memorial Rd
Oklahoma City, OK
View map »


Sponsor: Troy and Dollie Smith Wellness Center
Telephone: 773-6600
Website »

More information

Join Ms. Connie and the Cow for story time every Thursday.  No story time held on Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Chick-fil-a at 2nd & Bryant
1210 E 2nd Street
Edmond, OK  73034
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Telephone: 330-1141 x 2
Contact Name: Jennifer Kellner
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Features readings of favorite books in the Green Room. Participants get 10% off all books during story time Also held: Mondays, 11:30 a.m.; Wednesdays at 4 p.m.;Thursdays,10 a.m.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Green Bambino
5120 N Shartel Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 848-2330
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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
Website »

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Features live music, food trucks, shopping, family activities and more.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Main St between 4th & 5th St
Yukon, OK
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Sponsor: YNB
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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 an interactive story time with music, action rhymes and pre-reading activities that stimulate the brain in a fun, enjoyable way.  For ages 2 and under with a caregiver. No...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mustang Public Library
1201 N Mustang Rd
Mustang, OK  73064
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Telephone: 376-2226
Contact Name: Sandy
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Enjoy local music in the park. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and coolers. Lineup: 9/1: The Ross Clayton Band 9/8: Blue Chair Band 9/15: Noise Bleeds Sound 9/22: Goldie Lahr 9/29: FM...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Charles J. Johnson Central Park in Town Center Plaza
SE 29th ST and Mid-America Blvd
Midwest City, OK
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Telephone: 739-1293
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Features more than 200 pieces of art by artists of all ages and skill level who wish to express how their lives have been affected by cancer. The exhibit is open to all forms of art including but...

Cost: FREE

Where:
INTEGRIS Cancer Institute
5911 W Memorial Rd
Oklahoma City, OK
View map »


Sponsor: Troy and Dollie Smith Wellness Center
Telephone: 773-6600
Website »

More information

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 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 a Cha-Cha dance demonstration followed by a FREE dance lesson and music provided by a DJ. All ages welcome.

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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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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This family-oriented festival features collectibles, antiques, arts & crafts, Made in Oklahoma products, a children's activity area, wine tasting and live entertainment. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Main Street
Purcell, OK
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Sponsor: Purcell Antique Merchants Association
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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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Learn how to use your power tools safely. This is a hands on event, so come prepared to get a little dusty. The class is free to the public. Preregister, space is limited.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Joe's Workshop
13915 N Harvey
Edmond, OK  73013
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Sponsor: Joe's Workshop
Telephone: 531-0153
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Features a different an amazing super hero each week and on occasion a villain or two might show up. This event is family friendly and all ages are welcome. Check out New World Comics'...

Cost: FREE

Where:
New World Comics
6219 N Meridian Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 721-7634
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Learn about how dogs think, learn and communicate, common challenges of having a dog and appropriate games for kids and dogs to play together. No registration required. All ages welcome, please...

Where:
OKC Animal Welfare
2811 SE 29th St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: A New Leash on Life
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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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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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WestFest, a family-friendly street festival celebrating historic Western Avenue, features live music, food trucks, shopping and more. Family festival, noon-4 p.m. Concerts will continue until 10...

Cost: Free to attend

Where:
Western Ave
from NW 41st to NW 43rd
Oklahoma City, OK
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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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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. FREE days are: January 2...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma City parks
Oklahoma City, OK


Sponsor: City of Oklahoma City
Telephone: 297-1426
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Features stomp dance and cultural demonstrations and special activities in the living village. Saturday, 10 a.m-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon - 5 p.m.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Chickasaw Cultural Center
867 Cooper Memorial Dr.
Sulphur, OK
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Telephone: 580-622-7130
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