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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April 2015

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 »

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

More information

This world-class exhibit of the world's largest archaeological find is on display at the Chickasaw Cultural Center's Fine Art Galleries until May 6 featuring 101 ancient dugouts discovered...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Chickasaw Cultural Center
867 Cooper Memorial Dr.
Sulphur, OK  73086
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Telephone: 580-622-7130
Website »

More information

Since 1967, Arts Council Oklahoma City’s Annual Festival of the Arts has been the city’s “rite of spring.” The 49th annual Festival of the Arts, April 21-26, promises to...

Cost: Admission is free.

Where:
Festival Plaza & Myriad Gardens
Oklahoma City, OK


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

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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 »

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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The INTEGRIS Hispanic Initiative in partnership with Variety Lafayette Clinic offer a flavorful and interactive cooking class to learn more about food groups and how to prepare healthy and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Variety Lafayette Clinic
500 SW 44th St
Oklahoma City, OK  73109
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Telephone: 951-2277

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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 »

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In a Calm Waters support group, children and parents learn tools to help them through their grief process such as self-care and support, coping with feelings, communication, and an opportunity to...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Calm Waters Center for Children & Families
4334 NW Expressway, Suite 101
Oklahoma City, OK  73116
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Telephone: 841-4800
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

This world-class exhibit of the world's largest archaeological find is on display at the Chickasaw Cultural Center's Fine Art Galleries until May 6 featuring 101 ancient dugouts discovered...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Chickasaw Cultural Center
867 Cooper Memorial Dr.
Sulphur, OK  73086
View map »


Telephone: 580-622-7130
Website »

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Celebrate the best of PBS from Mister Rogers to Curious George with fun activities like Sing-a-longs, story time, happy tree time, vintage PBS photobooth and more. Kids can dress as their favorite...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma State Capitol
2300 N Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 1-800-879-6382

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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

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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The Mustang Public Library will host a Family LEGO Club. All ages are welcome. Parents are encouraged to participate. Club meetings will be held on the 4th Tuesday of every month. Registration...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mustang Public Library
1201 N. Mustang Road
Mustang, OK  73064
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Telephone: 405-376-2226
Contact Name: Rebecca Fesler

More information

This world-class exhibit of the world's largest archaeological find is on display at the Chickasaw Cultural Center's Fine Art Galleries until May 6 featuring 101 ancient dugouts discovered...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Chickasaw Cultural Center
867 Cooper Memorial Dr.
Sulphur, OK  73086
View map »


Telephone: 580-622-7130
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 »

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Learn about why rainwater is the best water for plants. Each child will plant a seed pot and then upcycle a gallon jug into a decorative watering can to care for their plant as it grows.

Cost: $2 suggested donation

Where:
Myriad Garden's Garden Porch
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, 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

Teens can practice their public poetry reading skills at Midwest City’s Teen Poetry Slam. The poetry slam is open to young poets ages 12-18. All poets will read during the first...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Midwest City Library
8143 E Reno Ave
Midwest City, OK
View map »


Telephone: 732-4828
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

This world-class exhibit of the world's largest archaeological find is on display at the Chickasaw Cultural Center's Fine Art Galleries until May 6 featuring 101 ancient dugouts discovered...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Chickasaw Cultural Center
867 Cooper Memorial Dr.
Sulphur, OK  73086
View map »


Telephone: 580-622-7130
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...

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

Celebrate the Little Read Program with a special story time featuring author Ursula Le Guin and her children's fiction book "Catwings". Activities will include crafts and treats....

Cost: FREE

Where:
SOKC Public Library
2201 SW 134th St
Oklahoma City, OK
View map »


Telephone: 979-2200
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

This world-class exhibit of the world's largest archaeological find is on display at the Chickasaw Cultural Center's Fine Art Galleries until May 6 featuring 101 ancient dugouts discovered...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Chickasaw Cultural Center
867 Cooper Memorial Dr.
Sulphur, OK  73086
View map »


Telephone: 580-622-7130
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

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

Cost: FREE

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


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

More information

The Gallery Walk will have 20 galleries open featuring 75 artists, guest artists’ exhibits, refreshments, live music and food trucks. The Paseo Arts District is located between NW 30th...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Paseo District
Oklahoma City, OK


Sponsor: Paseo Arts Association
Telephone: 525-2688
Website »

More information

Raising bronze handbells to a level of high art, the Oklahoma City Handbell Ensemble takes center stage in three public concerts in central Oklahoma. The Ensemble, which rings, swings, plucks, and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma City, OK


Sponsor: Oklahoma City Handbell Ensemble, Inc.
Telephone: 405-75-RINGER
Contact Name: Jeremy Springer
Website »

More information

The festival will feature more than 100 artists and live entertainment including appearances from the Stars and Matt Stansberry and the Romance. Other family-friendly activities include face...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Historic Downtown Edmond
, OK


Telephone: 249-9391
Website »

More information

In honor of its title as Rose Rock Capitol of the World, Noble sets aside the first weekend in May to celebrate the annual Rose Rock Music Festival. The Rose Rock Music Festival begins on Friday...

Cost: Entry is FREE

Where:
Downtown Noble
Noble , OK


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

This world-class exhibit of the world's largest archaeological find is on display at the Chickasaw Cultural Center's Fine Art Galleries until May 6 featuring 101 ancient dugouts discovered...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Chickasaw Cultural Center
867 Cooper Memorial Dr.
Sulphur, OK  73086
View map »


Telephone: 580-622-7130
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

For each item of children's clothing or accessory in good condition, one ticket will be given to use for shopping during the swap. Drop off clothes on Friday, between 1-7 p.m. Shop Saturday...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Moore Public Library
225 S Howard Ave
Moore, OK
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Telephone: 793-5100
Website »

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Every first Saturday in May, the citizens of Prague, Oklahoma, welcome people from around the world to join them in celebrating the rich Czech culture that played a vital role in the city’s...

Cost: Entry is FREE

Where:
Downtown Prague
1107 N Broadway AVe
Prague, OK  74864
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Telephone: 567-4866
Website »

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Children ages 5-12 complete a picket fence photo frame project. Participants receive a FREE craft kit, apron,  certificate and commemorative pin, while supplies last. Registration requested.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Participating Home Depot Stores
, OK


Website »

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Lincoln Park Golf Course is celebrating the grand opening with a Family Golf Fun Day. All activities are free.  10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Introduction to Golf Junior Clinics 12:00 pm - Golf...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lincoln Park Golf Course
4001 NE Grand Blvd
Oklahoma City , OK  73111
View map »


Telephone: 424-1421
Website »

More information

The Spring Fling features live music by academy students and activities for children including arts and crafts, painting, cookie decorating, instrument making, may pole, food and more.

Cost: Free, donations accepted

Where:
Crossing Community Church Pavilion
14600 N Portland Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
View map »


Telephone: 755-2227
Website »

More information

Featuring  live music, face painting, moon bounce, food, vendors, and more.  A portion of booth fees are being donated to Team Zoey for the March of Dimes.

Cost: Entry is free.

Where:
Downtown Crescent
106 N grand St
Crescent, OK  73028
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Sponsor: Country Glam Boutique & Marketplace
Telephone: 405-999-6049
Contact Name: Heather Eldridge or Kristina Vernon

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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
View map »


Telephone: 297-1429
Website »

More information

Children listen to a story while parents enjoy coffee and conversation. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Cuppies & Joe
727 NW 23rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73101
View map »


Telephone: 528-2122
Website »

More information

The ‘Smile Saturday' is a free, outdoor family celebration featuring live music by Grammy Award-winning family funk super duo Sugar Free Allstars, at 12:30 p.m., and jazzy-groove-pop...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Deep Deuce
16 N.W. 2nd St.
Oklahoma City, OK
View map »


Telephone: 605-2332
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
View map »


Website »

More information

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

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 »

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19th-century reenactors share the experience of a celebration of May Day, the beginning of the growing season, at the Murrell Home. Visitors will enjoy social activities, entertainment,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
George Murrell Home
19479 E. Murrell Home Rd.
Park Hill, OK  74451
View map »


Sponsor: George Murrell Home
Telephone: (918) 456-2751
Website »

More information

Raising bronze handbells to a level of high art, the Oklahoma City Handbell Ensemble takes center stage in three public concerts in central Oklahoma. The Ensemble, which rings, swings, plucks, and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma City, OK


Sponsor: Oklahoma City Handbell Ensemble, Inc.
Telephone: 405-75-RINGER
Contact Name: Jeremy Springer
Website »

More information

Participating retailers across the country offer a free comic book to all customers to introduce new readers to the comic book medium.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Participating retailers
, OK


Website »

More information

This world-class exhibit of the world's largest archaeological find is on display at the Chickasaw Cultural Center's Fine Art Galleries until May 6 featuring 101 ancient dugouts discovered...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Chickasaw Cultural Center
867 Cooper Memorial Dr.
Sulphur, OK  73086
View map »


Telephone: 580-622-7130
Website »

More information

The May Fair Arts Festival is a two-day, outdoor art show featuring more than 30 artists and quality craftsmen, top area performers, artists demonstrations, children's art activities, a student...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Andrew's Park
Norman, OK  73069


Telephone: 321-9400
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

The festival will feature more than 100 artists and live entertainment including appearances from the Stars and Matt Stansberry and the Romance. Other family-friendly activities include face...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Historic Downtown Edmond
, OK


Telephone: 249-9391
Website »

More information

For each item of children's clothing or accessory in good condition, one ticket will be given to use for shopping during the swap. Drop off clothes on Friday, between 1-7 p.m. Shop Saturday...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Moore Public Library
225 S Howard Ave
Moore, OK
View map »


Telephone: 793-5100
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

In honor of its title as Rose Rock Capitol of the World, Noble sets aside the first weekend in May to celebrate the annual Rose Rock Music Festival. The Rose Rock Music Festival begins on Friday...

Cost: Entry is FREE

Where:
Downtown Noble
Noble , OK


Website »

More information

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