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Top 10 Reader Picks: Best Places for Free (or Nearly Free!) Fun

The Oklahoma City metro area is teeming with opportunities to have great family fun that will be easy on your wallet.

50 Things to Do This Spring Under $5

Spring is such an exciting time in Oklahoma City. Here are 50 opportunities to have family fun under $5 this season.

Top 10 FREE Things to Do This Month in OKC

Oklahoma City is alive with FREE fun, family entertainment around every corner.

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The winter season brings tons of fun to the Oklahoma City area. Have fun on a budget with this handy list!

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Back-to-school season usually gets everyone in the mood to celebrate autumn, so we've rounded up some cheap and free ways to get in a fall mood.
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FREE Events in OKC

April 2018

Features a fun-filled family event with interactive activities and pavilions, including themes like art, technology, science, sports, music, fashion, nutrition, fitness and more.

Cost: FREE

Where:
29th Street between S. Western and Shartel
741 SW 29th Street
Oklahoma City , OK  73109
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Sponsor: SW 29th Street District
Telephone: 513-2184
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Features family fun activities teaching the importance of protecting our earth including hands-on art projects, musical entertainment, mascots, pet adoption and more. National Park Rangers will...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Reaves Park
2501 Jenkins Ave
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 366-5473
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Use a recycled jar to create a miniature terrarium featuring pebbles, shells and even tiny toys. All supplies provided. All ages welcome.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Capitol Hill Library
327 SW 27th St
Oklahoma City , OK
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Telephone: 634-6308
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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. Visit website for...

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
Deep Deuce
Oklahoma City, OK


Telephone: 630-7668
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Features juried artists, a food court, artist demonstrations, children’s activity area and live entertainment. Saturday,  10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Cost: Entry is FREE

Where:
Downtown Stillwater
Stillwater, OK


Telephone: 747-8070
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Features a resource fair and honored speakers in celebration of World Autism Day.

Cost: FREE to attend

Where:
Oklahoma State Capitol
2300 N Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 842-9995
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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 fun hour of story time and a craft with a Rangers. For kids 5 and under.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Blanchard Public Library
205 NE 10th St
Blanchard, OK  73010
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Sponsor: National Park Service
Telephone: 609-8860
Contact Name: Matt Whitney
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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 books, music, stories and games exploring the world of bugs. Best suited for ages 2 & up.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Moore Library
225 S Howard
Moore, OK
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Telephone: 793-5100
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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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Dog owner can bring their fur babies to the Midtown Mutts Dog Park to play with, meet, and take pictures with National Park Rangers. Park Rangers will be available to talk about dog-friendly...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Midtown Mutts Dog Park
407 West Park Place
OKC, OK  73103
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Sponsor: National Park Service
Telephone: 609-8860
Contact Name: Matt Whitney
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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 a collaborative event with the Japanese Student Association. Attendees can learn how to roll sushi and about popular ingredients and the history of sushi. Supplies are limited, so the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
UCO AASA
100 N University Dr
Edmond, OK
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Sponsor: UCO Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Telephone: 974-3588
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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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Every year Festival of the Arts attracts up to 750,000 people over six days with FREE admission, art from over 200 artists, food, entertainment and more. The International Food Row features...

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Bicentennial Park
500 Couch Dr
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Arts Council Oklahoma City
Telephone: 270-4848
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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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Mother Goose Story time is a wonderful way for your infant to develop their language and social skills and a great social event for new moms or dads. Sit with your baby and let baby experience...

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 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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Visitors can get an up-close look at many of the unique features and items such as the Oklahoma-shaped pool, chairs in the formal dining room stitched by former senators’ wives and, in the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma Governor's Mansion
820 NE 23rd St.
Oklahoma City, OK  73105
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Sponsor: Friends of the Mansion
Telephone: 528-2020
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Every year Festival of the Arts attracts up to 750,000 people over six days with FREE admission, art from over 200 artists, food, entertainment and more. The International Food Row features...

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Bicentennial Park
500 Couch Dr
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Arts Council Oklahoma City
Telephone: 270-4848
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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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This fun singing and dancing class offers parents and children an opportunity to bond while developing literacy, motor and verbal skills by taking advantage of the benefits of rhyming. Learn new...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Yukon Community Center
2200 S Holly Ave
Yukon, OK
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Telephone: 354-8442
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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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Oklahoma City Community College will host legendary Pulitzer Prize-Winning investigative journalist and author Bob Woodward. The lecture is free and open to the community. The presentation, The...

Cost: FREE

Where:
OCCC Visual and Performing Arts Center
7777 South May Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK  73159
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Sponsor: Oklahoma City Community College
Telephone: 682-7590
Contact Name: Jill Robertson
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Enjoy corn hole, bocce, ladder toss and a host of other games in a casual atmosphere for all ages.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Memorial Park
3600 N. Classen
OKC, OK  73118
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Sponsor: National Park Service
Telephone: 609-8860
Contact Name: Matt Whitney
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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 Conference Center
1201 N. Mustang Rd.
Mustang, OK  73064
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Sponsor: Oklahoma Connections Academy
Telephone: 800-382-6010
Contact Name: Jessica Hamilton
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Larry Daniels from the Oklahoma Herpetological Society will bring live snakes and offer useful information on keeping them as pets as well as provide instruction on recognizing venomous and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Warr Acres Library
5901 NW 63rd St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 721-2616
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Norman Music Festival is a free, three day independent music festival in downtown Norman featuring more than 300 performers providing free arts, culture and entertainment. Entertainment on...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Norman
Main St and Jones Ave
Norman, OK
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Every year Festival of the Arts attracts up to 750,000 people over six days with FREE admission, art from over 200 artists, food, entertainment and more. The International Food Row features...

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Bicentennial Park
500 Couch Dr
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Arts Council Oklahoma City
Telephone: 270-4848
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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 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 Red Fern Festival is inspired by the renowned novel, "Where the Red Fern Grows," set in Tahlequah. Focused on old fashion fun, the festival features hound dog field trails,...

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Various locations Downtown
Muskogee Ave
Tahlequah, OK
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Every year Festival of the Arts attracts up to 750,000 people over six days with FREE admission, art from over 200 artists, food, entertainment and more. The International Food Row features...

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Bicentennial Park
500 Couch Dr
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Arts Council Oklahoma City
Telephone: 270-4848
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Family Band Fest is a free musical event designed to bring together family bands from all over for fun and fellowship. Attendees are invited to participate in activities including concerts,...

Cost: $10-$25; Public concert, free

Where:
God’s House Ministries
624 W. Warner
Guthrie, OK
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Norman Music Festival is a free, three day independent music festival in downtown Norman featuring more than 300 performers providing free arts, culture and entertainment. Entertainment on...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Norman
Main St and Jones Ave
Norman, OK
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Features a special story time, refreshments and drawings for multiple prizes throughout the day. Free to Live Animal Sanctuary will have pets available for adoption from 11a.m - 2 p.m.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Best of Books
1313 E Danforth Rd
Edmond, OK  73034
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Features vendors that offer help for single parents and their children such as help with housing, finances, medical, insurance, counseling, after school activities, car maintenance tips and more....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Putnam City Baptist Church
11401 N Rockwell Ave
Oklahoma City , OK
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The steamroller festival provides a glimpse into Artspace’s print studio and brings the community together through printmaking, family activities and live music. The annual festival features...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Artspace at Untitled & Deep Deuce
1 NE 3rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73104
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Telephone: 815-9995
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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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A staff member or published author will read to children and offer an activity to accompany the story.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Edmond's Best of Books
1313 E Danforth
Edmond, OK
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Telephone: 405-340-9202
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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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Honoring a centuries old tradition of blessing the vines, this free, one day event includes local artwork, wine tasting, delicious food and the season opening of the farm stand and community market.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Canadian River Vineyards & Winery
7050 Slaughterville Rd
Slaughterville, OK
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Telephone: 872-5565
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Deep Deuce Sessions is a music & art walk highlighting Oklahoma’s City’s best music artists on stages across the neighborhood every last Saturday of the month. Parking is...

Cost: Free; VIP $25

Where:
Artspace at Untitled
1 NE 3rd St.
Oklahoma City, OK  73104
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Sponsor: Artspace at Untitled
Telephone: 815-9995
Contact Name: Holly Hodge
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Norman Music Festival is a free, three day independent music festival in downtown Norman featuring more than 300 performers providing free arts, culture and entertainment. Entertainment on...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Norman
Main St and Jones Ave
Norman, OK
View map »


Website »

More information

Family Band Fest is a free musical event designed to bring together family bands from all over for fun and fellowship. Attendees are invited to participate in activities including concerts,...

Cost: $10-$25; Public concert, free

Where:
God’s House Ministries
624 W. Warner
Guthrie, OK
View map »


Website »

More information

Every year Festival of the Arts attracts up to 750,000 people over six days with FREE admission, art from over 200 artists, food, entertainment and more. The International Food Row features...

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Bicentennial Park
500 Couch Dr
Oklahoma City, OK
View map »


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

More information

The Red Fern Festival is inspired by the renowned novel, "Where the Red Fern Grows," set in Tahlequah. Focused on old fashion fun, the festival features hound dog field trails,...

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Various locations Downtown
Muskogee Ave
Tahlequah, OK
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Website »

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