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50 Things to Do This Summer under $5

As many parents know too well, entertaining little ones can get expensive. We've got you covered with this list of 50 exciting summer ideas all under $5.

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June 2017

Features demonstrations by experienced kiters, Kite Candy drops, a night kite fly, silent auction and more. The sky will be painted with hundreds of kites flown by anyone who wants to “go...

Cost: FREE to attend.

Where:
Mitch Park
1501 W Covell Rd
Edmond, OK
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Enjoy a FREE concert every Sunday on the Grand Lawn at the Myriad Gardens from June - September. Show time is 7:30 - 9 p.m. Bring your family and a picnic and enjoy the great music. The 2017...

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 Depot in Norman hosts a free Summer Breeze concert series throughout the summer at Lions Park. Bring seating, refreshments and enjoy the live music provided by top artists. May 21 - Jabee...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lions Park
400 S. Flood
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 301-9320
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This multi-venue event features some of the best jazz musicians in Oklahoma and beyond, featuring jazz, jazz rock, hip hop, rhythm & blues and other genres of music. Audiences can enjoy live...

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
Bricktown & Deep Deuce
Oklahoma City, OK


Telephone: 630-7668
Contact Name: Mike McAuliffe, Chairman
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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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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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Features a story time a different city park led by the Moore Public Schools. All ages welcome.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Various locations
Moore, OK


Telephone: 793-5090
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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 variety of sports and games, every Monday in June. June 5: Pickleball June 12: Disc Golf June 19: Obstacle Course June 26: Scooter Hockey For ages 8 - 12.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Jackie Cooper Gym
1024 E Main St
Yukon, OK
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Telephone: 350-8920
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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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This multi-venue event features some of the best jazz musicians in Oklahoma and beyond, featuring jazz, jazz rock, hip hop, rhythm & blues and other genres of music. Audiences can enjoy live...

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
Bricktown & Deep Deuce
Oklahoma City, OK


Telephone: 630-7668
Contact Name: Mike McAuliffe, Chairman
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Features a tale of adventure in space called Seventeen Bowls of Blackbean Chile. June 19: Northwest Library at 10:30 a.m. June 19: Capitol Hill Library at 2 p.m. June 20: Bethany Library...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Various locations
Oklahoma City, OK


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Each week, enjoy books, music, stories and games about local community helpers. June 6: Shelby Hays, meteorologist for KOCO 5 news June 20: Jessica Conley, a Army National Guard Medic...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Moore Library
225 S Howard
Moore, OK
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Telephone: 793-5100
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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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This Open House event is free to the public and will feature a brief introduction to CASA’s work in the community as well as some testimonials and a Q&A with a longtime CASA volunteer...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma County Juvenile Center
5905 N Classen Court
Suite 302
Oklahoma City, OK  73118
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Sponsor: CASA of Oklahoma County
Telephone: 713-6456
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Features a tale of adventure in space called Seventeen Bowls of Blackbean Chile. June 19: Northwest Library at 10:30 a.m. June 19: Capitol Hill Library at 2 p.m. June 20: Bethany Library...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Various locations
Oklahoma City, OK


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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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This multi-venue event features some of the best jazz musicians in Oklahoma and beyond, featuring jazz, jazz rock, hip hop, rhythm & blues and other genres of music. Audiences can enjoy live...

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
Bricktown & Deep Deuce
Oklahoma City, OK


Telephone: 630-7668
Contact Name: Mike McAuliffe, Chairman
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Features music, movement, stories and playtime. For best suited for ages 5 & under.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Almonte Library
2914 SW 59th
Oklahoma CIty, OK  73119
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Sponsor: Metropolitan Library System
Telephone: 606-3575
Contact Name: Amy Upchurch
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Bring your children for story time every Wednesday. Books are nature-themed (based on the season). After story time, children will create a small craft to take home.  March...

Cost: FREE, $2 suggested donation

Where:
lobby of the Crystal Bridge
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 445-7080
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Families can spend an hour together the library, creating, exploring and generally geeking out over all things Star Wars! For all ages.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southern Oaks Library
6900 S Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Science Museum Oklahoma
Telephone: 631-4468
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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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Beat the summer heat and enjoy some feature family films Wednesdays in June and July. June 7: Alexander and the Horrible, Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (rated PG) June 14:...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Moore Library
225 S Howard
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 793-5100
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Let out your inner Trekkie for a fun exploration of the science behind Star Trek through stimulating discussion and exciting hands-on activities.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Almonte Library
2914 SW 59 St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Science Museum Oklahoma
Telephone: 606-3575
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SONIC Summer Movie Nights return to Myriad Botanical Gardens Wednesday nights. Bring chairs or a blanket and a picnic (no glass) or enjoy offerings from a variety of local food trucks and vendors....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Myriad Garden's Great Lawn
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: SONIC, America’s Drive-In
Telephone: 445-7080
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This multi-venue event features some of the best jazz musicians in Oklahoma and beyond, featuring jazz, jazz rock, hip hop, rhythm & blues and other genres of music. Audiences can enjoy live...

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
Bricktown & Deep Deuce
Oklahoma City, OK


Telephone: 630-7668
Contact Name: Mike McAuliffe, Chairman
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Features a tale of adventure in space called Seventeen Bowls of Blackbean Chile. June 19: Northwest Library at 10:30 a.m. June 19: Capitol Hill Library at 2 p.m. June 20: Bethany Library...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Various locations
Oklahoma City, OK


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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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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 story and craft time as well as other fun activities provided by Calvert's Plant Interiors and OSU-OKC Farmers Market. Summer Thursdays will begin at 10:30 a.m. each Thursday....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Gaylord Pickens Museum
1400 Classen Dr
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 523-3230
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Learn about amazing animal architects and their construction projects from the Oklahoma City Zoo. Preregister.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Warr Acres Library
5901 NW 63rd St
Warr Acres, OK
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Sponsor: Zoo Fund for Kids
Telephone: 721-2616
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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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Spend an evening under the trees at Hafer Park with your family enjoying local bands every Thursday starting May 25 and continuing until July 27. Upcoming performances include: May 25:...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Hafer Park
1034 S. Bryant Ave
Edmond, OK
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Telephone: 359-4630
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Features a series of FREE concerts of a variety of musical genres including country, classic rock, patriotic, classical and pop every Thursday night between June 8 - August 3. Those attending...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Chisholm Trail Park
500 W. Vandament
Yukon, OK  73099
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Sponsor: City of Yukon Parks & Recreation
Telephone: 350-8937
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The hour-long concert will feature a mixture of light classics, marches and patriotic music performed by an 88-member band from area high schools, college students and community members. Following...

Cost: FREE

Where:
UCO Campus Near Buddy’s Cafeteria
100 N University Dr
Edmond, OK
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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 tale of adventure in space called Seventeen Bowls of Blackbean Chile. June 19: Northwest Library at 10:30 a.m. June 19: Capitol Hill Library at 2 p.m. June 20: Bethany Library...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Various locations
Oklahoma City, OK


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Features fun activities for kids including a turtle race, a carnival, magic show and more, every Friday morning all summer long.  June 9: Touch-a-Truck at Chisholm Trail Park June 16:...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Yukon Parks
Yukon, OK


Telephone: 354-8442
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Moore parks staff will host fun games and activities at a different park every Friday throughout the summer. June 2: Central Park June 9: Apple Valley June 16: Buck Thomas Park June 23:...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Various Parks
Moore , OK  73160


Sponsor: City of Moore Parks and Recreation Department
Telephone: 793-5090
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Features a wide range of artistic mediums including musical and theater performances, live art demonstrations, short film selections, and more at various venues in downtown. See website for a...

Cost: FREE

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


Sponsor: Produced by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City; Presented by Devon Energy
Telephone: 270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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The library will host a summer long series of Dungeons and Dragons. Both new and experienced players are welcome; open to kids in grades 7th - 12th. Drinks and popcorn snacks will be provided...

Where:
Norman Central Library
225 N Webster
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 701-2600
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Features food vendors, live music, guest speakers, kids' Fun Zone and fireworks.

Cost: FREE

Where:
7673 E 121st St S
Bixby, OK
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Telephone: 918-394-4330
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Features local shopping, food trucks, live music, nightly fireworks and kids' activities including face painting, petting zoo, inflatables, rock wall and visits with local heroes.

Cost: Free to attend

Where:
Chisholm Creek
13230 Pawnee Dr.
Oklahoma City , OK  73114
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Sponsor: Dirt Road Dixie Roadshow
Telephone: 328-3131
Contact Name: Heather or Kristina
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Features hot food, cold beverages, live music, dancing, shopping and activities for kids.

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
Historic Capitol Hill
SW 25th between Harvey and Robertson
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 623-0133
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The two day Festival features all kinds of blackberry themed items from fresh blackberries to blackberry cobbler, sodas, and teas, live music, a parade, royalty pageant, food and fireworks. After...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
McLoud High School Athletic Complex
12780 W Seikel
McLoud, OK  74851
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Sponsor: Mcloud Chamber of Commerce
Telephone: 964-6566
Contact Name: Victoria Mongold
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Features a tale of adventure in space called Seventeen Bowls of Blackbean Chile. June 19: Northwest Library at 10:30 a.m. June 19: Capitol Hill Library at 2 p.m. June 20: Bethany Library...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Various locations
Oklahoma City, OK


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Features a large sand-filled outdoor park area with umbrellas, lounge chairs, sand volleyball equipment and outdoor games. There will be additional seating and a small boardwalk through the beach...

Cost: FREE

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
Various City of Moore Parks
Moore , OK  73160


Sponsor: City of Moore Parks and Recreation Department
Telephone: 793-5090
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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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Cajun Festival at the Grove Civic Center features Cajun music, food, dancing, arts & craft vendors and more.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Grove Civic Center
1702 S Main St
Grove, OK
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Telephone: 918-786-8896
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Children will be taught the finer points of transforming a lump of clay into a wildlife sculpture. Then, families can tour the Museum galleries and see how many wild animals they can find. For...

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 live music, bounce houses, car show and more. The festivities will end with one of the largest firework displays in Oklahoma.

Cost: Entry is free

Where:
Elmer Thomas Park
Lawton, OK


Sponsor: City of Lawton
Telephone: 580-581-3470
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Through hands-on activities and demonstrations, visitors will get a glimpse what life was like in the early days of the ranch during Will Rogers’s childhood! Demonstrations and activities...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch
9501 E 380 Rd
Oologah, OK
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Telephone: 800-324-9455
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Features a fun story time with Miss Julie every Saturday.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Full Circle Books
1900 NW Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 842-2900
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FREE Crafts for kids ages 3+ every Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lakeshore Learning. No reservations necessary. Click here for the weekly project lineup.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lakeshore Learning
6300 N. May Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK  73112
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Telephone: 858-8778
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Extremely hyperactive and interactive, Mr. Steve has been doing story times for Barnes and Noble for over 12 years now. His unique style of storytelling is extremely silly. Everybody gets a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Barnes and Noble Bookstore
540 Ed Noble Parkway
Norman, OK  73072
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Sponsor: Barnes and Noble Booksellers
Telephone: 579-8800
Contact Name: Steve Galindo

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Features 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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Families can spend an hour together the library, creating, exploring and generally geeking out over all things Star Wars! For all ages.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Library
300 Park Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Science Museum Oklahoma
Telephone: 231-8650
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Get sucked into an alternate dimension where the future is unknown, and the path back to our own world is a tricky one to follow. Preregister, space is limited. Best suited for ages 12 & up.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Norman West Library
300 Norman Center Ct
Norman, OK
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Sponsor: A Science Museum Oklahoma program
Telephone: 701-2644
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Features a hot air balloon event and a kids' carnival with booths, inflatables, hot dogs, sno cones and cotton candy.  Proceeds benefit Edmond Elementary Schools. Folding Chairs and...

Cost: FREE to attend

Where:
Mitch Park
2901 Marilyn Williams Dr
Edmond, OK
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Sponsor: Edmond Kiwanis
Telephone: 405-255-4028
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Features live entertainment, inflatables, rides and fireworks. Gates open at 4 p.m.; fireworks, 9:17 p.m. 

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
Wolf Field
Davis, 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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Features local shopping, food trucks, live music, nightly fireworks and kids' activities including face painting, petting zoo, inflatables, rock wall and visits with local heroes.

Cost: Free to attend

Where:
Chisholm Creek
13230 Pawnee Dr.
Oklahoma City , OK  73114
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Sponsor: Dirt Road Dixie Roadshow
Telephone: 328-3131
Contact Name: Heather or Kristina
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Features music, vendors booths, great food, bounce houses for the kids and fireworks. Bring lawn chairs and/or blankets. Fireworks begin around dusk.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Veterans Memorial Park
NW 10th St
Newcastle, OK
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Telephone: 387-4427
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Features fireworks, food, live music and special activities just for kids including a petting zoo, pony rides and inflatables. Begins at 6 p.m.; fireworks, 10 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
Blanchard
10th & HWY 62
Blanchard, OK
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Telephone: 485-9392
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Features live music, games, family fun activities and favorite summer foods. Activities take place throughout the day.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Duncan's Grove
1802 E Chestnut
Duncan, OK
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Telephone: 580-736-1363
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The two day Festival features all kinds of blackberry themed items from fresh blackberries to blackberry cobbler, sodas, and teas, live music, a parade, royalty pageant, food and fireworks. After...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
McLoud High School Athletic Complex
12780 W Seikel
McLoud, OK  74851
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Sponsor: Mcloud Chamber of Commerce
Telephone: 964-6566
Contact Name: Victoria Mongold
Website »

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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 two-day music festival and Fourth of July celebration.

Cost: FREE to attend

Where:
Downtown Medicine Park
Medicine Park, OK


Telephone: 580-574-9528
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