Celebrate all things dad with these fun activities taking place in the Oklahoma City metro over Father’s Day weekend! MetroFamily’s Guide to Father’s Day Fun includes family-friendly events and activities that will help give dad the most memorable Father’s Day yet. Celebrate your dad, grandpa and other male role models in your life this Father’s Day by planning some family fun activity or by going to one of these family-friendly events together.
[Editor’s Note: This is a working list last updated on May 25, 2022, so please check back often for new things to do. Have an event or activity you’d like to see included? Email us with information!]
BRICKLIVE Animal Paradise at the Oklahoma City Zoo (2000 Remington Pl) features endangered animal statues made with more than one million toy bricks. $5 plus Zoo admission for ages 3 & up. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
FREE Admission to the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art (1900 W MacArthur St, Shawnee) features complimentary admission for the months of June & July. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-4 p.m.
Children’s Garden Festival at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features a variety of activities and enchanting vignettes inspired by popular children’s books. Nonmembers, $8, members & kids (2 & under), free – includes free rides on Mo’s Carousel. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
FREE Endeavor Games at UCO (100 N University Dr, Edmond) features a nationally recognized multi-sport competition for athletes with physical disabilities. The games include 10 sports — archery, cycling, para-triathlon, powerlifting, sitting volleyball, shooting, swimming, table tennis, track and field, and wheelchair basketball. Competitions will be held at various sites across UCO and Edmond and admission is free and open to the public. See website for a complete schedule of events.
deadCenter Film Festival (various locations) features new short films, documentaries, comedies, scary monster movies and some of the best independent films from around the world and all over Oklahoma. Prices vary. See website for showtimes.
OKC Dodgers vs El Paso at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark (2 Mickey Mantle Dr). The Dodgers take the field against the Chihuahuas. On Friday, there will be post-game fireworks. $11 & up. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Monday & Tuesday at 7:05 p.m.; Sunday, 2:05 p.m.
Walk for Kids at Scissortail Park (various locations) features a family-friendly walk benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities Oklahoma City. A virtual option is also available. Preregister. Free to participate; fundraising encouraged. 8:30 a.m.-noon.
FREE Oklahoma City Philharmonic Concert at Scissortail Park (801 S Robinson Ave) features a live, outdoor concert by the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. Guests are encouraged to bring picnics, blankets and lawn chairs. 7-9 p.m
FREE Edmond Bike Night at Festival Market Place (30 W 1st St, Edmond) features a variety of bikes, vendors, food, prizes and more. 6-9 p.m.
#FullMoonOKC Bike Ride at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features a casual bike ride through Downtown OKC as the sunsets. Lights and helmets are required. All ages welcome. $5 suggested donation. 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday Night Classics at Harkins Theatre (150 E Reno Ave) features a screening of the classic film My Best Friends Wedding. $5. 7 p.m.
FREE Jazz in June at Andrews Park (201 W Daws St, Norman) features a three-day music festival with a long list of jazz musicians. See website for schedule.
FREE Summer Concert Series at Hafer Park (1034 S Byrant St) features an outdoor concert by the Papa Nooch Band and Jake Gill. 6:15 – 8:45 p.m.
FREE Concerts in the Park at Chisholm Trail Park (500 W Vandament, Yukon) features an outdoor concert by Steve Crossley. Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Concessions are available for purchase. 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Daddy Daughter Luau at Pelican Bay (1034 S Bryant Ave, Edmond) features a fun luau at the pool for dads and daughters. $10. 7-9 p.m.
Daddy Daughter Dance & Dive: Under the Sea at The Station at Central Park (700 S Broadway Ave, Moore) features a date night for girls to be escorted by any adult relative. The pool deck will transform into a glow party and there will be dancing, swimming, cake pops, punch and door prizes. $10, in advance; $15, at the door. 7:30-9:45 p.m.
Disc Flying for Foster Care Disc Golf Tournament at Griffin Community Park (1001 E Robinson St, Norman) features an all-ages tournament benefiting Oklahoma foster care. $35. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
FREE Kids Fest at the Park at Scissortail Park (415 S Robinson Ave) features inflatables, a petting zoo, face painting, family games, character meet and greets, hands-on crafts and even a special Father’s day activity, plus fantastic prizes. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
FREE Route 66 Triple Tour in Warr Acres, Bethany and Yukon (various locations) features a day full of FREE festivities right on the Mother Road including a car show, live music, Touch-a-Truck and more. Free to attend. 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Father’s Day Flytraps at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave). Learn all about the Venus Flytrap through crafts, experimentation, and games. Attendees can take home their very own Flytrap to care for and enjoy. Preregister. Member, $15; nonmember,$19. 1-2 p.m.
Selah’s Father’s Day Fest at the Offices at Selah (18935 Selah Way, Norman) features axe throwing, rock climbing, mechanical bull riding, barnyard games, a skeet shooting competition, line dancing instruction and a BBQ dinner. $25. 1-8 p.m.
FREE Juneteenth on the East in Eastside Oklahoma City ( N 23rd St Between N Kelham & N Hood, 415 S Robinson Ave) features live music, interactive murals, dance performances, spoken word, food trucks, vendors, a car show and a 5K run. 3-9 p.m.
FREE Norman Juneteenth Festival at Reaves Park (2501 Jenkins Ave, Norman) features a live DJ, music, guest speakers, food trucks, performances, poetry, fireworks and more. 5:30-10 p.m.
FREE Heard on Hurd in Downtown Edmond (1st & Hurd, Edmond) features a family-friendly street festival with local food, unique shopping and live music. Free to attend. 6-10 p.m.
Beats & Bites Festival at Riverwind Casino (1544 W State Hwy 9, Norman) features a concert by Everclear with Sister Hazel & Deep Blue Something, plus food trucks and more. $5; kids (12 & under), free. 6-11 p.m.
FREE Juneteenth Music and Arts Festival at Washington Park (Ne 4th St) features performances by Vokal Gold, B Les, Jon B, DJ Quik and more. 6:30 p.m.
Outdoor Movie Series at Westwood Water Park (2400 Westport Dr, Norman) features a water-side screening of Raiders of the Lost Ark. $5. 8 p.m.
June 18 & 19
Route 66 Road Fest at Bennett Event Center (3101 Gordon Cooper Blvd) features an immersive historical journey through the decades, allowing visitors to travel through time from the 1920s to futuristic visions of the Great American Road Trip. Attendees can enjoy food, games, live music and a variety of vehicles on display ranging from classic cars, motorcycles and RVs to remote-controlled cars and automated vehicles destined for the future. Adults, $25; kids (6-12), $10; kids (5 & under), free. Saturday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
FREE Father’s Day Festival at Scissortail Park (300 SW 7th) features a free family event with games, food, music, vendors and more. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Father’s Day Cruise on the Oklahoma River (701 S Lincoln Blvd) features a fun river cruise with snacks and a cash bar on board. Tickets must be purchased in advance. $30. Boarding time, 1:15 p.m.; departure time, 1:30 p.m.
Family Skate Night at Skate Galaxy (5800 NW 36th St) features admission, skate rental, pizza and drink for up to five for $29. 6 p.m.
FREE Sunday Twilight Concert Series at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features a concert by the Wise Guys. 7:30-9 p.m.
FREE Summer Breeze Concert Series at Lions Park (450 S Flood Ave, Norman) features live music in the park provided local and regional artists on select Sundays. 7:30 p.m.
Museums and attractions offering free admissions for dads on Father’s Day:
- Oklahoma City Museum of Art (Bonus: Kids 17 & under always get in free!)
- RIVERSPORT Adventures (Dads raft for FREE! When you buy a pass for yourself, dad gets his for free.)
Celebrating dads at home
- Dine in a dad’s favorite lunch spot or order in a special meal from dad’s favorite restaurant.
- Get outside and take a family hike together.
- Hit up an Oklahoma beach or swimming hole for some splashy fun.
- Bake something sweet to say “I love you!”
- Drop a line at a close-to-home fishing destination.
- Plan a game day with a lineup of some of dad’s favorites or something brand new.
Celebrating dads from a distance
Can’t be with your dad or father figure on Father’s Day? Here are a few ways to celebrate from afar:
- Write and mail a letter.
- Get out the old photo albums and share them through a video chat.
- Put that DIY cocktail bar to use and have a virtual happy hour chat. Adults only, of course!
- Have the grandkids make a special craft and stick it in the mail for a special mail surprise.
- If dad is within driving distance, drop off a special meal or treat from a local business! Or, order delivery.
- Sign dad up for a beer of the month subscription.
- Create and send a playlist of songs that remind you of your dad. Services like Spotify makes it easy!
Looking for more family fun? See our searchable calendar.