Top Family Events in the Oklahoma City Metro
September 25-28, 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
FREE H&8th Night Market (Hudson &10th) brings more than 50 food trucks to Midtown, accompanied by live music and family activities. Friday, 7-11pm. 633-1703, www.h8thokc.com.
FREE Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation's Wildlife Expo at Lazy E Arena (9600 Lazy E Dr, Guthrie) features outdoor sports demonstrations and seminars, including fishing, kayaking, archery and birdwatching, as well as more than 120 hands-on activities. Saturday, 8am-6pm; Sunday, 8am-5pm. 521-3385, www.wildlifedepartmentexpo.com.
Day Out with Thomas at the Oklahoma Railway Museum (300 NE Grand Blvd) offers families a ride on a replica of Thomas the Tank Engine. The 25-minute rides feature activities like storytelling, live music and crafts. $18 plus handling fees. Ages 2 and under ride free in an adult's lap. Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 9am-4pm. 424-8222, www.oklahomarailwaymuseum.com.
FREE Stockyards Stampede at Stockyards City (1305 S Agnew) features western activities and family entertainment. Enjoy chuck wagon food, a petting zoo, scavenger hunt and live music. Saturday, 11:00am-5pm. 235-7267, www.stockyardscity.org.
FREE Mid-America Street Fest (Town Center Plaza, SE 29th) includes a children's area, a pie-baking contest, food vendors and live entertainment. Saturday, 11am-6pm. 455-1808, www.visitmidwestcity.com.
FREE Red Earth Rocks the Plaza at Santa Fe Plaza (6 Santa Fe Plaza) brings art, live music and food trucks. Saturday, noon-8pm. 427-5228, www.redearth.org/events.
FREE Plaza District Festival (1700 block of NW 16th St) celebrates local art with street performers, live music and food trucks. Saturday, noon-10pm. www.plazadistrictfestival.com.
FREE Edmondopoly at Chitwood Park (2 S Story, Edmond) features a giant sidewalk game board. Families can play a life-size version of the game made up of Edmond businesses. Saturday, 5-7pm. 359-4630, www.edmondparks.com.
FREE PaddleFest Dragon Boat Festival at the Oklahoma City Boathouse District (725 S Lincoln) is open to the public to watch amateur paddlers race along the Oklahoma River in festival-dragon boats. Saturday, 5-10pm. 552-4040, www.boathousedistrict.org.
FREE Science in Action & Object I.D. Day at Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History (2401 Chautauqua, Norman) includes complimentary museum admission. Learn about rocks, fossils and other pieces of natural history. The public can also bring items found in nature to be identified by local experts. Sunday, 1-5pm. 325-4712, www.samnoblemuseum.org.
Find dozens of great family events in our searchable online calendar. Also, see our Fall Fun Guide for seasonal events.
5 Events Not to Miss Next Week:
Oklahoma City Zoo Halloween Costume Swap at the Oklahoma City Zoo (2000 Remington Pl) provides the opportunity to swap out your old Halloween costumes. Take new or gently used child costumes to the Zoo from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday and receive a ticket to return to shop the sale on Saturday, 10/4, 10am-2pm. 424-3344, www.okczoo.com.
FREE Art Adventures at Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art (555 Elm, Norman) gives artists ages 3-5 the chance to hear a story and make a related craft. Children should be accompanied by an adult. Tuesday, 10:30am. 325-3272, www.ou.edu/fjjma.
Orr Family Farm (14400 S Western) opens for weekday fun starting Wednesday. Enjoy a pumpkin patch, fall treats, games, a corn maze, hayrides & more. Prices vary. Monday-Thursday, 10am-6pm. Friday-Saturday, 10am-9pm, Sunday, 1-6pm. 799-3276, www.orrfamilyfarm.com.
FREE Bringing Books to Life in the lobby of the Crystal Bridge at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno) offers parents and children ages 2-5 the chance to a read a nature-themed book and create a related craft together to take home. Wednesday, 10am. 445-7080, www.myriadgardens.org.
Toddler Story & Craft Time at Unpluggits Playstudio (575 Enterprise, Edmond) features a story each week and a related craft. FREE with paid admission. Wednesday, 11-11:30am. 340-7584, www.unpluggits.com.