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Top Family Events in the Oklahoma City Metro
July 24-27, 2014

MetroFamily's Weekend Picks is your go-to source for weekend family fun. Whether you live in OKC, Edmond, Moore, Norman or nearby, we'll help you find the best weekend activities for your family. Be sure to fill out the form at the end of the page to receive Weekend Picks by email every Thursday! 

Our Top 10 Weekend Picks

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FREE Internet Cat Video Festival at the Myriad Gardens screens a 75-minute romp through the Internet’s finest cat video offerings. Pre-screening festivities include food trucks, live music, Coop Ale Works, cat themed shopping, painting activities provided by Pinot’s Palette, ice cream & face painting. Saturday, Pre-show, 7pm; Movie, 9pm. 445-7080,  www.myriadgardens.org.

  • Pericles presented by Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park at the Civic Center Music Hall features a Mediterranean magical mystery tour. $15, $10 students/seniors/military. Thursday-Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 2:30pm. 403-1750, www.oklahomashakespeare.org
     
  • Children of Eden presented by Upstage Theatre at Mitch Park Amphitheater (2733 Marilyn Williams, Edmond) features the story of Adam & Eve & Noah & the Ark in a contemporary musical written by the composer of Wicked. All ages. $18 adults, $10 students, kids under 4 FREE. Thursday-Saturday, 8-10pm. 285-5803, www.upstagetheatreok.com. Through 8/2.
     
  • FREE Train Talk with Oklahoma Railway Museum at the Southwest OKC Library (2201 SW 134) features a talk about the history of trains in Oklahoma & fun train facts with Larry Loomis from the Oklahoma Railway Museum. Preregister. Friday, 2pm. www.pls.lib.ok.us
     
  • Dive-In Movies “Iron Man 3” at White Water Bay (3908 W Reno, OKC) features outdoor movies in the water park. FREE with park admission. Friday, movie at dusk. 943-9687,  www.whitewaterbay.com
     
  • FREE Family Movie Series “Karate Kid” at the Boathouse District (725 S Lincoln, OKC). Concessions available. Friday, Movie at dusk. 552-4040, www.boathousedistrict.org.
     
  • FREE H&8th Night Market (Hudson & 8th, OKC) features a family- and pet-friendly street festival built around gourmet food trucks, live music and more. Friday, 7-11pm. www.h8thokc.com
     
  • FREE Family Movie at Church of the Savior (5600 NW 63rd, OKC) in the south parking lot. Snacks available. Title TBA. Friday, 8pm. 721-5421, www.cotsokc.org.
     
  • Celebrating the National Day of the American Cowboy at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd, OKC) features the introduction of Miss Rodeo Oklahoma contestants & announcement of the queen & court as well as added activities. Saturday, 10am-3pm. 478-2250,  www.nationalcowboymuseum.org
     
  • FREE OKC Hot Wheels Association Show at The Crown Center (13300 S Western, OKC) features 40+ tables of collectables for sale or trade including, but not limited to, Hot Wheels. Also includes raffles, bid sales, pizza, downhill races and more. Saturday, 9am-5pm. www.greaterokchotwheels.com

Find dozens of great family events in our searchable online calendar

5 Events Not to Miss Next Week:

  • FREE Moore Fishing Derby at Little River Park (700 SW 4th, Moore) for ages 5-15 accompanied by an adult. The OK Wildlife Department will be onsite for safety, knot tying, fish ID, fish cleaning and ethics training. Bring your own pole and bait. Four fish limit per family. Preregister. Saturday, August 2, 7:30am. 793-5090, www.cityofmoore.com/fun
     
  • Drop-In Drawing: Sculpture at the OKC Museum of Art (415 Couch, OKC) provides basic instruction and materials during come-and-go sessions throughout the permanent collection and special exhibition galleries. FREE with museum admission. Saturday, August 2, 2-4pm. 236-3100, www.okcmoa.com
     
  • OKC Redhawks vs. Colorado Springs Sky Sox at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark (2 S Mickey Mantle). See website for tickets. Fireworks follow the game. Saturday, August 2, 7:05pm. 218-1000, www.okcredhawks.com.
     
  • FREE Plaza Sunday in the 16th Street Plaza District features such activities as sidewalk chalk, crafts, art demonstrations, food trucks, live music, church service, shopping & more. Held the 1st Sunday of every month. Sunday, August 3, 1-4pm. www.plazadistrict.org
     
  • FREE Arts Council of Oklahoma City Twilight Concert Series: Edgar Cruz on the Grand Lawn at the Myriad Gardens features music in an outdoor setting. Sunday, August 3, 7:30-9pm. www.artscouncilokc.com.

 

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