Top Family Events in the Oklahoma City Metro
October 16-19, 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 Bigfoot and Werewolves and Chupacabra, Oh My! at Martin Park Nature Center (5000 W Memorial) features spooky tales of these mythical creatures perfect for the Halloween season. All ages welcome. Saturday, 3-3:45pm. Preregister. 297-1429, www.okc.gov/parks.
- Fall Break Frenzy at Oklahoma WONDERtorium (308 W Franklin, Stillwater) features three days of activities. Oklahoma State University athletes will help young visitors practice their sports skills. Bring your camera to get photos of your kids with the athletes. Free with membership or admission. Friday, 1-5pm.
- Boo on Bell in Downtown Shawnee (Main St & Bell Ave) is a month-long celebration of Halloween that includes live music, trick-or-treating, carnival games, a pumpkin pie eating contest and scary movies. Prices vary per attraction. It kicks off Friday, 6-10pm. See website for additional days/times. 432-4131, www.seffshawnee.org.
- Monster Mash at Oklahoma Children’s Theatre (2501 N Blackwelder) includes dinner, crafts, games and dancing. Preregister. Ages 5-12. Adults do not have to accompany kids. $25. Friday, 6-9pm. 606-7003, www.oklahomachildrenstheatre.org.
- FREE Premiere on Film Row (Sheridan between Dewey & Shartel) is a monthly block party celebrating the businesses on Film Row. Enjoy live music, art exhibitions and a screening of Beetlejuice at The Paramount OKC. Friday, 7-10pm. 235-3500, www.filmrowokc.com.
- Haunt the River at the Boathouse District (725 S Lincoln Blvd) provides active outdoor Halloween fun for all ages on the Oklahoma River. Attractions will be decorated and renamed with seasonal themes. Adventure passes are $35, but save $10 on Friday passes. Friday, 5-10pm; Saturday, 1-10pm; Sunday,
- 1-8pm. 552-4040, www.boathousedistrict.org.
- Cinderella at Civic Center Music Hall (201 N Walker) will be presented by the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and Oklahoma City Ballet. Friday, 8pm; Saturday, 2pm & 8pm; Sunday, 2pm. $26-59.
- Susan G. Komen Oklahoma City Race for the Cure at Myriad Botanical Gardens (301 W Reno) offers the chance to watch thousands of runners traverse a course through downtown Oklahoma City, including MetroFamily's own Strong Together team. Head out to cheer on the runners and see a special ceremony for cancer survivors. Saturday, 6:30-11am. Free for bystanders; $30 for race participants. 526-2873, www.komencentralwesternok.org.
- FREE Out of the Box at Science Museum Oklahoma (2100 NE 52nd) features a friendly competition among local businesses to create a work of functional creativity for the museum.Watch participants build their masterpieces and then vote on your favorite. Saturday, 7-10pm. 602-6664, www.sciencemuseumok.org.
- FREE Harvest Hustle at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park (8700 E Reno, Midwest City) is a family 5K and interactive wellness expo to highlight healthy living. Presented by the Oklahoma Nutrition Information and Education Project and the Midwest City YMCA, this event is the perfect opportunity to get the whole family moving. Sunday, 12:30-3:30pm. Wellness expo starts at 12:30pm, 5K run/walk starts at 3pm. 271-2017, www.ouhsc.edu/onie.
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