When it comes to spending quality family time with teens and tweens, it can be more challenging to find fun activities that older kids will love. Thankfully, Oklahoma City has plenty of activities and events to keep them entertained. We’ve hand-picked the best events to keep your older kids having fun all month long. Oklahoma City has something special for everyone!
Here are our top 5 picks for things to do with teens & tweens this month:
FREE LitFest with the Metropolitan Library System (online & at various libraries). Learn from industry professionals on a variety of topics. Activities include storytelling, author talks, take-home kits and more. Writers of all ages, skill levels, mediums, and genres are welcome. See website for schedule of events.
Young Lions Obstacle Course at Mitch Park (1501 W Covell Rd, Edmond) features a 1-mile course with 10 crazy fun and challenging obstacles. Lanes will be divided by age. For ages 5-17. $20 & up. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
FREE Perseid Meteor Shower Viewing at Martin Park Nature Center (5000 W Memorial Rd). Watch one of the year’s brightest and most visible meteor showers. Park staff will set up a few telescopes to watch the show from one of the park’s meadows. 8-9:30 p.m.
Junior Forensics at Skeletons: Museum of Osteology (10301 S Sunnylane Rd). Through a hands-on activity, students learn to “read” the features of a human skull to determine: age, sex, physical trauma and/or illness. Junior Forensics is a more family-friendly version of the classic Forensic Night event, but parental discretion is still advised. This event involves replica human skulls cast from real trauma cases. $20. 11:15 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Asian District Night Market Festival at Military Park (2520 N Classen Blvd) features Asian food vendors, cultural demonstrations, fashion show, live music, eating competition and more. 2 p.m. – midnight.
Aug. 6 & 20
FREE Summer Nights Concert Series at Central Park Amphitheater (700 S Broadway Ave, Moore) features two musical evening with live music, food trucks and lawn games for all ages. 7-10 p.m.