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 hannah@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. Make + Take Workshops at Oklahoma Contemporary on the second Saturday of every month.
  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:

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May 2015

Enjoy heart pounding action at the Discover Aviation & Airshow Spectacular presented by the Sundance Flight Academy at Sundance Airport featuring pilots from across the nation.  Due to the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sundance Airport
13000 North Sara Road
Yukon, OK
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The General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum, along with the Hobart Community, will hold its 7th annual Celebration of Freedom featuring live music, Patriot Parade, Wild Hog Fly-in,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
507 S Main Street
Hobart, OK  73651
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Telephone: 580-726-5900
Website »

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“How I see OKC” is a photography exhibit showcasing what Oklahoma City looks like through the eyes of individuals experiencing homelessness. On display May 21-31, the exhibit is free...

Cost: FREE

Where:
a.k.a. gallery
3001 Paseo
Oklahoma City, OK  73103
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Sponsor: The Curbside Chronicle and Upward Transitions
Telephone: 415-8425
Contact Name: Ranya O'Connor
Website »

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Learn some fun and easy recipes together every Sunday.  Ages 5-8, 2 - 3 p.m.; Ages 9-12, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Register weekly by Friday at 5 p.m.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Uptown Grocery Co.
1230 W Covell Rd
Edmond, OK  73003
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Telephone: 509-2700
Contact Name: Weskey Compton
Website »

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In Women of the World, Norman photographer Shevaun Williams offers a taste of her well-recognized architectural images in addition to expressing her admiration for the women she has photographed...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma State Capitol North Gallery
2300 N Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Oklahoma Arts Council
Telephone: 521-2931
Website »

More information

Features the work of Oklahoma Native from Sapulpa, Tommy Lee Ball inspired by his evening bike rides in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Weekdays, 8 am - 6 pm; Weekends, 9 am - 4pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma State Capitol East Gallery
2300 N Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
View map »


Website »

More information

The National Weather Center Biennale is the first exhibition of its kind – an international juried exhibition presenting: Art’s Window on the Impact of Weather on the Human Experience....

Cost: FREE

Where:
National Weather Center
120 David L. Boren Blvd
Norman, OK
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Website »

More information

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:
The Crown Center
13300 S Western
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
Website »

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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
Website »

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Admission will be FREE of charge for all visitors on Memorial Day. In addition to free admission, Oklahoma WONDERtorium is partnering with Cowboys with Compassion, a non-profit organization that...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma WONDERtorium
308 W Franklin Lane
Stillwater, OK
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Telephone: 533-3333
Website »

More information

The General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum, along with the Hobart Community, will hold its 7th annual Celebration of Freedom featuring live music, Patriot Parade, Wild Hog Fly-in,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
507 S Main Street
Hobart, OK  73651
View map »


Telephone: 580-726-5900
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

“How I see OKC” is a photography exhibit showcasing what Oklahoma City looks like through the eyes of individuals experiencing homelessness. On display May 21-31, the exhibit is free...

Cost: FREE

Where:
a.k.a. gallery
3001 Paseo
Oklahoma City, OK  73103
View map »


Sponsor: The Curbside Chronicle and Upward Transitions
Telephone: 415-8425
Contact Name: Ranya O'Connor
Website »

More information

The Downtown Library invites you to an evening of play. Sharing in playtimes is an excellent way to help children build social skills, promote learning and discover that the library is a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Library
300 Park Ave
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
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Telephone: 231-8650
Contact Name: Vanessa Davis
Website »

More information

In Women of the World, Norman photographer Shevaun Williams offers a taste of her well-recognized architectural images in addition to expressing her admiration for the women she has photographed...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma State Capitol North Gallery
2300 N Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
View map »


Sponsor: Oklahoma Arts Council
Telephone: 521-2931
Website »

More information

The National Weather Center Biennale is the first exhibition of its kind – an international juried exhibition presenting: Art’s Window on the Impact of Weather on the Human Experience....

Cost: FREE

Where:
National Weather Center
120 David L. Boren Blvd
Norman, OK
View map »


Website »

More information

Features the work of Oklahoma Native from Sapulpa, Tommy Lee Ball inspired by his evening bike rides in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Weekdays, 8 am - 6 pm; Weekends, 9 am - 4pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma State Capitol East Gallery
2300 N Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
View map »


Website »

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Find hidden clues throughout the building and earn a library treasure! For ages 9-12.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Ralph Ellison Library
2000 NE 23rd St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 424-1437
Website »

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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: 405-325-3272
Website »

More information

“How I see OKC” is a photography exhibit showcasing what Oklahoma City looks like through the eyes of individuals experiencing homelessness. On display May 21-31, the exhibit is free...

Cost: FREE

Where:
a.k.a. gallery
3001 Paseo
Oklahoma City, OK  73103
View map »


Sponsor: The Curbside Chronicle and Upward Transitions
Telephone: 415-8425
Contact Name: Ranya O'Connor
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 »

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This is a great, all-levels Vinyasa-style class led by Alexis Persico, who has a loyal following at the Gardens and This Land Yoga. Class participants should bring a yoga mat and water. We’ll...

Cost: Free for Myriad Botanical Gardens members, $10 for nonmembers

Where:
Myriad Botanical Gardens, Inside Crystal Bridge
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
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Sponsor: KINDA Healthy Snacks
Telephone: 445-7080
Website »

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Oklahoma Connections Academy, a tuition-free online public school, will host a free information session for families interested in learning about its online program and individualized approach to...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mustang Conferenc Center
1201 N Mustang Rd
Mustang, OK  73064
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Telephone: 1-800-382-6010
Website »

More information

The National Weather Center Biennale is the first exhibition of its kind – an international juried exhibition presenting: Art’s Window on the Impact of Weather on the Human Experience....

Cost: FREE

Where:
National Weather Center
120 David L. Boren Blvd
Norman, OK
View map »


Website »

More information

In Women of the World, Norman photographer Shevaun Williams offers a taste of her well-recognized architectural images in addition to expressing her admiration for the women she has photographed...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma State Capitol North Gallery
2300 N Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
View map »


Sponsor: Oklahoma Arts Council
Telephone: 521-2931
Website »

More information

Features the work of Oklahoma Native from Sapulpa, Tommy Lee Ball inspired by his evening bike rides in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Weekdays, 8 am - 6 pm; Weekends, 9 am - 4pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma State Capitol East Gallery
2300 N Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
View map »


Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Find hidden clues throughout the building and earn a library treasure! For ages 9-12.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Ralph Ellison Library
2000 NE 23rd St
Oklahoma City, OK
View map »


Telephone: 424-1437
Website »

More information

Bring your children (ages 2-5) for story time every Wednesday at 10am. Books are nature-themed (based on the season). After story time, children will create a small craft to take...

Cost: FREE

Where:
lobby of the Crystal Bridge
301 W Reno
OKC, OK
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Telephone: 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

“How I see OKC” is a photography exhibit showcasing what Oklahoma City looks like through the eyes of individuals experiencing homelessness. On display May 21-31, the exhibit is free...

Cost: FREE

Where:
a.k.a. gallery
3001 Paseo
Oklahoma City, OK  73103
View map »


Sponsor: The Curbside Chronicle and Upward Transitions
Telephone: 415-8425
Contact Name: Ranya O'Connor
Website »

More information

Features the work of Oklahoma Native from Sapulpa, Tommy Lee Ball inspired by his evening bike rides in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Weekdays, 8 am - 6 pm; Weekends, 9 am - 4pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma State Capitol East Gallery
2300 N Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
View map »


Website »

More information

In Women of the World, Norman photographer Shevaun Williams offers a taste of her well-recognized architectural images in addition to expressing her admiration for the women she has photographed...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma State Capitol North Gallery
2300 N Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
View map »


Sponsor: Oklahoma Arts Council
Telephone: 521-2931
Website »

More information

The National Weather Center Biennale is the first exhibition of its kind – an international juried exhibition presenting: Art’s Window on the Impact of Weather on the Human Experience....

Cost: FREE

Where:
National Weather Center
120 David L. Boren Blvd
Norman, OK
View map »


Website »

More information

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Find hidden clues throughout the building and earn a library treasure! For ages 9-12.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Ralph Ellison Library
2000 NE 23rd St
Oklahoma City, OK
View map »


Telephone: 424-1437
Website »

More information

“How I see OKC” is a photography exhibit showcasing what Oklahoma City looks like through the eyes of individuals experiencing homelessness. On display May 21-31, the exhibit is free...

Cost: FREE

Where:
a.k.a. gallery
3001 Paseo
Oklahoma City, OK  73103
View map »


Sponsor: The Curbside Chronicle and Upward Transitions
Telephone: 415-8425
Contact Name: Ranya O'Connor
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

SUPER HERO TRAINING CAMP at the Mustang Town Center. Kick of this summer's Summer Reading Program "Every Hero Has a Story!" with fun, games and the fabulous Monty Harper....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mustang Town Center
1201 N. Mustang Rd.
Mustang, OK  73064
View map »


Sponsor: Mustang LIbrary
Telephone: 376-2226
Website »

More information

Features the work of Oklahoma Native from Sapulpa, Tommy Lee Ball inspired by his evening bike rides in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Weekdays, 8 am - 6 pm; Weekends, 9 am - 4pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma State Capitol East Gallery
2300 N Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
View map »


Website »

More information

In Women of the World, Norman photographer Shevaun Williams offers a taste of her well-recognized architectural images in addition to expressing her admiration for the women she has photographed...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma State Capitol North Gallery
2300 N Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
View map »


Sponsor: Oklahoma Arts Council
Telephone: 521-2931
Website »

More information

The National Weather Center Biennale is the first exhibition of its kind – an international juried exhibition presenting: Art’s Window on the Impact of Weather on the Human Experience....

Cost: FREE

Where:
National Weather Center
120 David L. Boren Blvd
Norman, OK
View map »


Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Find hidden clues throughout the building and earn a library treasure! For ages 9-12.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Ralph Ellison Library
2000 NE 23rd St
Oklahoma City, OK
View map »


Telephone: 424-1437
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

“How I see OKC” is a photography exhibit showcasing what Oklahoma City looks like through the eyes of individuals experiencing homelessness. On display May 21-31, the exhibit is free...

Cost: FREE

Where:
a.k.a. gallery
3001 Paseo
Oklahoma City, OK  73103
View map »


Sponsor: The Curbside Chronicle and Upward Transitions
Telephone: 415-8425
Contact Name: Ranya O'Connor
Website »

More information

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and celebrate the beginning of summer with an outdoor showing of Big Hero 6. Arrive early to enjoy free popcorn and $1 snow cones. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Little River Park
700 SW 4th Street
Moore , OK  73160
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Sponsor: City of Moore Parks and Recreation Department and Moore Public Library
Telephone: 405-793-4332
Contact Name: Teresa Smith
Website »

More information

Features the work of Oklahoma Native from Sapulpa, Tommy Lee Ball inspired by his evening bike rides in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Weekdays, 8 am - 6 pm; Weekends, 9 am - 4pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma State Capitol East Gallery
2300 N Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
View map »


Website »

More information

In Women of the World, Norman photographer Shevaun Williams offers a taste of her well-recognized architectural images in addition to expressing her admiration for the women she has photographed...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma State Capitol North Gallery
2300 N Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
View map »


Sponsor: Oklahoma Arts Council
Telephone: 521-2931
Website »

More information

The National Weather Center Biennale is the first exhibition of its kind – an international juried exhibition presenting: Art’s Window on the Impact of Weather on the Human Experience....

Cost: FREE

Where:
National Weather Center
120 David L. Boren Blvd
Norman, OK
View map »


Website »

More information

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At Martin Park Nature Center's weekly Saturday Nature Story Time, children ages 2 and up can learn about nature through colorful books and engaging activities. Outdoor hikes or nature-themed...

Cost: FREE

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

More information

Kick off your summer with some swimming and old-fashioned carnival fun, including visits with the Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma City Fire Department and the Public Works Department,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Will Rogers Family Aquatic Center
3201 N Grand Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 297-1429
Website »

More information

FREE Crafts for kids ages 3+ every Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lakeshore Learning. No reservations necessary.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lakeshore Learning
6300 N. May Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK  73112
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Website »

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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: 405-579-8800
Contact Name: Steve Galindo

More information

Features food trucks, live music, mini-farmers market and vendor booths as well as face painting, Child ID kits, moon bounces, obstacle course, Disney princesses, pony rides and more.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Livewell Family Chiropractic Center
3543 W. Memorial Rd.
Oklahoma City, OK  73134
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Sponsor: Livewell Family Chiropractic
Telephone: 286-6300
Contact Name: Christen Romano
Website »

More information

The COBA Baby Café is a free drop-in or stay event that provides pregnant and breastfeeding mothers a friendly and comfortable environment to learn more about breastfeeding. When you...

Cost: Free

Where:
Springlake Campus ( room J)
Metro Technology Center
1900 Springlake Drive
OKC, OK  73111
View map »


Sponsor: Coalition of Oklahoma Breastfeeding Advocates
Contact Name: Danielle Lugrand, CLC
Website »

More information

“How I see OKC” is a photography exhibit showcasing what Oklahoma City looks like through the eyes of individuals experiencing homelessness. On display May 21-31, the exhibit is free...

Cost: FREE

Where:
a.k.a. gallery
3001 Paseo
Oklahoma City, OK  73103
View map »


Sponsor: The Curbside Chronicle and Upward Transitions
Telephone: 415-8425
Contact Name: Ranya O'Connor
Website »

More information

The event features inspiring and empowering short messages from young adult speakers, a youth versus adult basketball game, half-time show with performances by Christian artists, multiple...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Quail Springs Baptist Church Gymnasium
14613 N. May Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK  73134
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Contact Name: Danielle Reece

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Piedmont Public Library hosts its third annual Summer Reading Kickoff features fun activities for the whole family including food trucks, local vendors, exotic animals, and crafts and games under...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Piedmont Public Library
1129 Stout St N
Piedmont, OK  73078
View map »


Sponsor: Piedmont Public Library
Telephone: 405-373-9018
Contact Name: Rhonda Turley
Website »

More information

In Women of the World, Norman photographer Shevaun Williams offers a taste of her well-recognized architectural images in addition to expressing her admiration for the women she has photographed...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma State Capitol North Gallery
2300 N Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
View map »


Sponsor: Oklahoma Arts Council
Telephone: 521-2931
Website »

More information

Features the work of Oklahoma Native from Sapulpa, Tommy Lee Ball inspired by his evening bike rides in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Weekdays, 8 am - 6 pm; Weekends, 9 am - 4pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma State Capitol East Gallery
2300 N Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
View map »


Website »

More information

The National Weather Center Biennale is the first exhibition of its kind – an international juried exhibition presenting: Art’s Window on the Impact of Weather on the Human Experience....

Cost: FREE

Where:
National Weather Center
120 David L. Boren Blvd
Norman, OK
View map »


Website »

More information

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