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, 10 reader-favorite free activities in OKC and a link to our searchable calendar filled with community events for families. 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:

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!

Looking for even more low-cost ways to have fun as a family? Check out these exciting ideas for endless entertainment year round on our cost-saving seasonal guides.

Whether you live in OKC, Edmond, Moore, Norman or nearby, MetroFamily wants to help you find the best weekend activities for your family. Sign up for Weekend Picks and our other e-newsletters here to be sure you don't miss a thing!

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FREE Events in OKC

May 2018

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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Features a parade, carnival rides, a children's pageant, museum tours, food and craft vendors and more See website for complete schedule of events.

Cost: FREE

Where:
General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum
507 S Main St
Hobart, OK
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Telephone: 580-726-5900
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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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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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Features a 30-minute program geared for 3 & 4 year olds with stories, finger-plays, music and movement. Caregivers must be present and younger children are welcome.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Piedmont Public Library
1129 Stout St NW
Piedmont, OK
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Telephone: 373-9018
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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 an hour-long, casually paced ride around Edmond beginning at Hafer Park.  This is for new riders or simply those who want a casual ride. Although this no-drop ride is for adults,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Hafer Park
9th & Bryant
Edmond, OK  73034
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Sponsor: Oklahoma Bicycle Society
Telephone: 503-5620
Contact Name: Lissa Wohltmann
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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 nature-themed story time every Wednesday. After story time, children will create a small craft to take home. Best suited for ages 2-5. Walkups welcome.

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 an all-day lineup of educational presentations, land and water fitness classes and vendors, all of which are open to the public. Speakers from Mercy Clinics, Oklahoma Heart Hospital,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mercy Fitness Center
2017 W i-35 Frontage Rd
Edmond, OK
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Telephone: 757-3300
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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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Features a parade from Moore City Hall to the Library followed by music, games, crafts, treats 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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Features story time, a movie, crafts and as well as special themed activities. The Summer Thursdays Celebration on May 31 will showcase new museum amenities: NEW Makerspace – A...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma Hall of Fame
1400 Classen Dr
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 523-3230
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Features stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, and lots of fun for kids ages 3 to kindergarten.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mabel C Fry Public Library
1200 Lakeshore Drive
Yukon, OK
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Telephone: 354-8232
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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 balloon animals, face painting, carnival-style games and more No registration required. For kids ages 12 & under.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mustang Library
1201 N Mustang Rd
Mustang, OK
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Telephone: 376-2226
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Features a building-wide scavenger hunt, a visit from the Maker Mobile, crafts, music and more. All ages welcome.

Cost: FREE

Where:
SOKC Library
2201 SW 134th
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 979-2200
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An instructor will walk teens through a painting as they sip on their favorite soda. For kids in grades 6th - 12th. Preregister.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mustang Public Library
1201 N Mustang Rd
Mustang, OK  73064
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Telephone: 376-2226
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Spend an evening under the trees at Hafer Park with your family enjoying local bands every Thursday starting May 24 and continuing until August 9. Upcoming performances include: May 24:...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Hafer Park
1034 S. Bryant Ave
Edmond, OK
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Telephone: 359-4630
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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 variety of activities such as rhymes, songs, puppets and instruments to foster speech development, motor coordination, self-confidence, and sensitivity to others. For ages birth to 3.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Piedmont Public Library
1129 Stout St NW
Piedmont, OK
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Telephone: 373-9018
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Features a speaker from the CARE Center of Oklahoma. Their program, ROAR, teaches kids how to speak up against child abuse.  Registration is open to any moms and their children interested...

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
Santa Fe Presbyterian Church
1603 N Santa Fe Avenue
Edmond, OK  73025
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Sponsor: Moms Club of Edmond West
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Moore parks staff will host fun games and activities at a different park every Friday throughout the summer. June 1: Central Park June 8: Apple Valley June 15: Fairmoore Park June 22:...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Various Parks
Moore , OK  73160


Sponsor: City of Moore Parks and Recreation Department
Telephone: 793-5090
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Features crafts, games, food, and music for the whole family. All ages welcome.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Library
300 Park Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 231-8650
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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 City of Moore is hosting scavenger hunts. Every Friday morning clues will be posted on Facebook by noon for each Park that is participating that week. Schedule: June 1: Central Park...

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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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 music and a family-friendly, outdoor screening of popular movies. Music, 7 p.m.; concessions, 8:30 p.m; movie, 9 p.m.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lions Park
400 block SW 7th street
Blanchard, OK  73010
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Sponsor: Parks Dept.
Telephone: 485-9392
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Features live entertainment, a movie in the park, yard games, food trucks and more. Held: June 1, July 6, Aug. 3 & Sept. 7. Live Entertainment: June 1: 100 Bones Band July 6: TBA...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Charles Johnson Park
29th & Mid-America Blvd
Midwest City, OK
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Telephone: 739-1293
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Enjoy a FREE outdoor screening of popular movies. In addition to the movie, families can enjoy inflatables, face painting, music, arts & crafts and more. Activities begin at 7 p.m.; movie...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lions Park
450 S Flood Ave
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 366-5472
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The seasonal plaza transforms into an urban dance space for an evening of dancing and a live DJ. May: Salsa June: Bollywood July: 90s Hip Hop Drink and food specials will be offered...

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 stars at the amphitheater at Central Park every Friday in June. 2018 Music Line-up: June 8: Banana Seat June 15: Nicnos June...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Central Park Amphitheater
700 S Broadway
Moore , OK  73160
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Telephone: 793-5100
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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 Oklahoma City Metropolitan Association of Realtors Inc. (OKCMAR) Foundation will host a free homeownership workshop. Attendees will learn the ins and outs of being a homeowner, from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Metro Tech Business Conference Center
1900 Springlake Drive
OKC, OK  73111
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Sponsor: OKCMAR Foundation
Telephone: 841-5311
Contact Name: Helen Bozman
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Kids ages 2 to 8 are invited to experience a free, fun soccer session with professional instructors. Sign up at https://www.soccershots.org/northokc/

Cost: FREE

Where:
Stars and Stripes Park (Practice Field)
3701 S Lake Hefner
Oklahoma City, OK  73116
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Sponsor: Soccer Shots- North OKC
Telephone: 613-7114
Contact Name: Bobby Howard
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Features living history re-enactors of the Old West, authentic Cajun foods, a live Cajun band, Cajun dance lessons, crawfish racing, pie eating contests, Civil War demonstrations, gunfights, food...

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
Mollie Spencer 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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Features a variety of themed, hands-on activities for kids to explore the history of the American West. Monthly themes and activities: April - Little Buckaroos Round-up: Put on your favorite...

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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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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The Boots & BBQ festival is centered around a Kansas City Barbeque Society competition. The two-day event also features a children's area and local musicians providing live entertainment....

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
Claremore Expo Center
104 Muskogee
Claremore, OK
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Sponsor: Reveille Rotary Club of Claremore
Telephone: 918-341-8688
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Features a guided hike with a National Park Service Ranger. Visitors are invited to gather in the story circle near the parking lot at 10:30 a.m. to walk as a group to Red Stick Trail. A...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Martin Park Nature Center
5000 W Memorial Rd
Oklahoma City, OK  73142
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Telephone: 297-1429
Contact Name: Emily Hiatt
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Features a fun story time with Miss Julie every Saturday.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Full Circle Books
1900 NW Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 842-2900
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Features a half-hour, all-ages story time.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Commonplace Books
1325 N Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Features free goodies, pampering, entertainment, encouragement, shopping, food, fun, community resources and more. The purpose for this event is to reach out to the women of our community by...

Cost: FREE

Where:
OSU-OKC Student Center (Main bldg)
900 N. Portland Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK  73107
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Sponsor: Impact Women's Outreach
Telephone: 294-2144
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Features free food, outdoor activities, face painting, giveaways and toddler games

Cost: FREE

Where:
NE Regional Wellness Campus
2600 NE 63rd St
Oklahoma City, OK
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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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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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Features a lecture, conducted meditation and video. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/essentials-of-raja-yoga-meditation-a-day-course-registration-45935502324?aff=ebapi

Cost: Free

Where:
Brahma Kumaris Meditation Center
2500 S. Broadway Suite 104
Edmond, OK  73013
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Sponsor: Brahma Kumaris Meditation Center
Telephone: 227-9618
Contact Name: Sister Ranjan
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Features a variety of games and activities for the whole family to enjoy. All ages welcome.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Belle Isle Library
5501 N Villa Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 843-9601
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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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Movies will be projected on the pump house of RIVERSPORT Rapids. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and watch fun films from the banks of the lower pond or rent a tube to watch from the water....

Cost: FREE, tubes, $10

Where:
RIVERSPORT Rapids
725 S Lincoln 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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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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