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FREE Events in OKC

September 2018

Wildlife Expo provides an opportunity to learn about the Wildlife Department’s different management activities and about enforcement of wildlife laws, as well as learn about other...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lazy E Arena
9600 Lazy E Dr
Guthrie, OK
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Telephone: 522-6279
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Features a come-and-go event with light refreshments to explore volunteer opportunities, meet the staff, and discover how community partnerships continue to make the Center and Clinic a vital part...

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
Crossings Community Center and Clinic
10255 N. Pennsylvania Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 749-0800
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Features a beer and wine garden, outdoor games, arts and crafts, live music and dance performances, sand volleyball, local artists and pop-up shopping booths, as well as food trucks. Admission...

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Perle Mesta Park
NW 18th & Shartel
Oklahoma City, OK  73103
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Sponsor: Mesta Park Neighborhood Association
Telephone: 426-9698
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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 neon sign displays, demonstrations and tutorials as well as live music, neon campfires, a film festival and more.

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
Various locations
Arcadia , OK


Telephone: 626-3001
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Features an interactive journey through the true stories of children living in developing countries like the Philippines, Kenya, Uganda and the Dominican Republic. Visitors will step inside...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Faith Bible Church
600 N Coltrane Rd
Edmond , 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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Kids ages 12 & up can use clues and solve puzzles to see if they can escape before the time runs out.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Choctaw Library
2525 Muzzy St
Choctaw, OK
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Telephone: 390-8418
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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 an interactive journey through the true stories of children living in developing countries like the Philippines, Kenya, Uganda and the Dominican Republic. Visitors will step inside...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Faith Bible Church
600 N Coltrane Rd
Edmond , 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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Child Safety Passenger Technicians will be on-site to demonstrate proper car seat installations, answer common car seat questions and share tips that ensure children are correctly buckled into the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Latino Community Development Agency
420 SW 10th St
Oklahoma City , OK
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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 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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The Oklahoma Ford Dealers host Wide-Open Wednesdays at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum offering FREE admission to the public.

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 478-2250
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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 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 meal and small groups for age 2 to high school. Enter the north doors of the church. 

Cost: Free

Where:
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
10600 N Council Road
Oklahoma City, OK  73162
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Sponsor: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
Telephone: 721-0590
Contact Name: Risa Powell
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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 curated selection of movies in the Dub & Mozelle Richardson Theater. See website for a complete list of movies. Popcorn provided. Museum admission is free to all guests on Wide...

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 dinner for the family and classes and activities to feed your spirit. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. Classes start at 6 or 6:30 p.m. Childcare is available for infants. For more...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Chapel Hill United Methodist Church
2717 West Hefner Road
Oklahoma City, OK  73120
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Telephone: 751-0755
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Mom-ing is hard! You don’t have to walk this incredible, crazy and oftentimes overwhelming journey alone.  Enjoy fellowship, encouragement and inspiration as the group explores...

Cost: Free to attend; Optional Breakfast, $5

Where:
St. Luke's Edmond
900 N. Sooner Road
Edmond, OK  73034
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Sponsor: St. Luke's Edmond
Telephone: 285-2002
Contact Name: Taylor Easttom
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Features an activity time for kids ages 2 to 7 with a nature-themed story time. Preregister.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Martin Park Nature Center
5000 W Memorial Rd
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 297-1429
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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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Kids ages 12 & up can use clues and solve puzzles to see if they can escape before the time runs out.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Choctaw Library
2525 Muzzy St
Choctaw, OK
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Telephone: 390-8418
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Features an hour of candy-themed activities and treats to eat. For ages 12 - 18.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Midwest City Library
8143 E Reno Ave
Midwest City, OK
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Telephone: 732-4828
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Features an art show highlighting the talents of artists living with mental illness, trauma, and addiction. This event is free to attend, open to the public, and family-friendly. Various pieces...

Cost: Free

Where:
NorthCare
2617 General Pershing Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK  73107-6437
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Sponsor: NorthCare
Telephone: 858-2700
Contact Name: Kaitlynn Wilkinson
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An instructor will walk teens through a painting as they sip on their favorite soda. For kids ages 12 - 17. 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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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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Features food trucks, live music and fun for the whole family.

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
Central Park Amphitheater
700 S Broadway
Moore, OK
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Telephone: 793-5090
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Features fine art displays, live music & entertainment as well as face painting, storytelling, crafts and inflatables. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sunday, noon - 4 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend

Where:
Rock Island Depot
100 Chickasha Ave
Chickasha, OK
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Telephone: 274-7547
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Promotes awareness & appreciation of Lawton’s diverse heritage through concerts, food, children’s activities, demonstration artists, a parade, vendors & multi-cultural...

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Elmer Thomas Park
3rd & NW Ferris Ave
Lawton, OK
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Telephone: 580-581-3470
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Features more than 200 exhibitors displaying and selling their unique handiwork during the three-day event. Friday & Saturday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Fin and Feather Resort
445889 Hwy 10A
Gore, OK
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Telephone: 918-487-5148
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Festivities include the annual parade, vendor alley, kids zone, baking contest and auction, hot dog eating contest and plenty of entertainment. The parade will begin along Main Street at 9am....

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Downtown
Perkins, OK


Telephone: 714-0171
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Features over 20 different classes of cars from the earliest makes and models and beyond as well as a live DJ playing music from the 60s & 70s and food trucks.

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
Wildhorse Park
1201 N Mustang Rd
Mustang, OK
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Telephone: 203-3821
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Features family activities including free food, face painting, balloon twisting, inflatables, blood pressure checks, books from Bethany Library, a visit from Bethany Fire Dept, games and more.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Ripper Park
7975 NW 30th St
Bethany, OK  73008
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Sponsor: RCCG New Covenant Parish
Telephone: 408-8499
Contact Name: Onos Uhunoma
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Tinkerfest will encompass the entire museum and grounds, bringing together makers, artists, crafters, engineers, and educators to showcase how their diverse skills converge. Guests of all ages will...

Cost: Museum admission and all activities will be free to the public.

Where:
Science Museum Oklahoma
2020 Remington Pl
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 602-6664
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Features a fun run and celebration benefiting the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation.

Cost: FREE, fundraising encouraged

Where:
Stars and Stripes Park
3701 S Lake Hefner Dr
Oklahoma City, OK  73116
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Sponsor: Crohn's & Colitis Foundation
Telephone: 972-386-0607
Contact Name: Jackie Peterson
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The Fiestas de Las Americas festival is a celebration of Oklahoma’s rich multicultural heritage featuring the colorful Parade of the Americas, food, games, music, art and more. Parade...

Cost: FREE to attend

Where:
Historic Capitol Hill
SW 25th St. between Harvey and Robinson
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Historic Capitol Hill
Telephone: 632-0133
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From the youngest to the oldest, young cowboys from the Boys Ranch will entertain your entire family as they compete in different categories. There will also be a cookout and additional outdoor...

Cost: Free, donations accepted

Where:
Boy's Ranch Town
5100 E 33rd St
Edmond, OK  73013
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Sponsor: Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children
Telephone: 341-3606
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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 a different amazing super hero each week and on occasion a villain or two as well. This event is family friendly and all ages are welcome. Check out New World Comics' Facebook page...

Cost: FREE

Where:
New World Comics
6219 N Meridian Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 721-7634
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The Plaza District Festival is a day-long cavalcade of live music, food trucks, visual art exhibitions, children’s activities and fun to celebrate the spirit and diversity of the neighborhood.

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Plaza District
1700 Block NW 16th Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73106
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Sponsor: Plaza District Association
Telephone: 578-5718
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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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Features a themed story time and related activity.

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
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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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Compete for a grand prize in a fun and casual setting. All ages are welcome. Younger children must be accompanied by a responsible adult or sibling. Preregister.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Library
300 Park Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 231-8650
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Wetumka celebrates an age-old town tale of business owners being swindled into buying tickets for a circus that didn't exist. They decided to celebrate any way and have continued the tradition...

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Wetumka Central Park
Wetunka, OK


Telephone: 452-3237
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The Lunar Moon Festival is a harvest festival celebrated by ethnic Vietnamese and Chinese people. The event will feature dragon dances and other traditional dance performances, food trucks,...

Cost: FREE to attend

Where:
Military Park
Classen & NW 24th St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 763-5904
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Features headliner Parker Millsap and special guests Chase Kerby and the Villians.  All ages welcome.

Cost: FREE; VIP, $35

Where:
Myriad Gardens
301 W Reno Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 445-7080
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Features fine art displays, live music & entertainment as well as face painting, storytelling, crafts and inflatables. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sunday, noon - 4 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend

Where:
Rock Island Depot
100 Chickasha Ave
Chickasha, OK
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Telephone: 274-7547
Website »

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Promotes awareness & appreciation of Lawton’s diverse heritage through concerts, food, children’s activities, demonstration artists, a parade, vendors & multi-cultural...

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Elmer Thomas Park
3rd & NW Ferris Ave
Lawton, OK
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Telephone: 580-581-3470
Website »

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Features more than 200 exhibitors displaying and selling their unique handiwork during the three-day event. Friday & Saturday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Fin and Feather Resort
445889 Hwy 10A
Gore, OK
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Telephone: 918-487-5148
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All ages can participate in immersive alpaca fun, from up-close encounters and alpaca obstacle courses to live demonstrations and farm tours. Feel soft alpaca fleece products, learn about the art...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Magnolia Blossom Ranch
2901 NW 16th St
Newcastle , OK
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Telephone: 412-4845
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