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If you are looking for things to do with your kids, you are in the right place! MetroFamily scours the OKC metro so you can find all of the best events for families all in one place. Find fun ways to spend time with the whole family, including can’t-miss events happening in Oklahoma City, Edmond, Norman, Moore, Yukon and beyond on our searchable calendar.

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  • Sun, Sep 25, 2022

  • Click here to see a list of current museum exhibits in the OKC Metro.                  
  • Classes are open to all levels, whether you are a beginner or an experienced yogi. Interested participants are invited to sign up for yogi-mail alerts when class locations change. Email info@myriadgardens.org and put YOGA EMAILS in the subject line. Tuesdays 6 p.m. & Saturdays, 9 a.m.

    Where

    Myriad Gardens View map
    301 W Reno Ave,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features more than 200 exhibitors displaying and selling their unique handiwork during the three-day event. Friday & Saturday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Where

    Fin and Feather Resort View map
    445889 Hwy 10A,
    Gore, OK, US
  • The Oklahoma Sooners take on the Wildcats.

    Where

    Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium View map
    1185 Asp Ave,
    Norman, 73019, OK, US
  • Features a parade, carnival rides, arts & craft vendors, food trucks, fishing derby, car show and more. Schedule: Thursday Night: Carnival and concert Friday Night: Carnival Saturday, 9 am- 10 pm: Carnival, food trucks, vendors, 5K, parade, kids fishing derby, concerts and more.

    Where

    Skiatook Central Park View map
    Hwy. 20 & S. Locust Street,
    Skiatook, 74070, OK, US
  • MetroFamily Magazine is on the hunt for our next Cover Kid Stars! We can't wait to see the fun and vibrant photos submitted by parents this year. OKC metro parents are invited to submit photos of their kids ages 2-12 from Aug. 1 – Sept. 30. Photos will then be voted on by MetroFamily readers from Oct. 1-8. The top five vote-getters in each Cover Kids group will be invited…

    Where

    Online View map

    OK, US
  • Learn about the importance of the harvest moon and create a lantern of your own. Craft available while supplies last.

    Where

    Almonte Library View map
    2914 SW 59th St,
    Oklahoma City, 73119, OK, US
  • Features dance workshops taught by master artists, plus a showcase and Tap Jam. Preregister.

    Where

    The Douglass at Page Woodson View map
    600 N. High,
    Oklahoma City, 73117, OK, US
  • Feature 40 in-person performances from 12 multidisciplinary performance groups. Five digital-only productions will be streamed online at the festival’s website and screened live at the theatre. Performers will bring disciplines such as comedy, magic, dance, improvisation, horror, solo performance, animation, puppetry and more. See website for performance times.

    Where

    Jewel Box Theatre View map
    36th & Walker Ave,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features a pizza party sing-a-long, live music, workshops and more. On Saturday, this year’s event will feature Bricktown Banjo Fest with multiple stages of Oklahoma original musicians and local vendors across the newly renovated public park area next to the railroad viaduct between Sheridan and Reno Avenues. There will also be an indoor stage at the American Banjo Museum with free entry to the museum. See website for schedule of…

    Where

    American Banjo Museum View map
    9 E Sheridan Ave,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • The Just Between Friends Consignment Sale offers new & gently used children’s clothes, toys, furniture & accessories. Admission is charged on select days. Walkups are welcome but those with tickets will be let in first.

    Where

    Cleveland County Fairgrounds View map
    615 E Robinson,
    Norman, OK, US
  • Features food, children’s games and activities, demonstration artists, retailers, concerts and multicultural experiences. See website for schedule.

    Where

    Elmer Thomas Park View map
    3rd & NW Ferris Ave,
    Lawton, OK, US
  • Enjoy a selection of films from finalists from all over the world and vote on your favorites. The Final Ten (shown at every screening) are viewed simultaneously across the world during a one-week period, with the Best Film and Best Actor awards determined by ballots cast by the audiences in each participating venue. 2022 Finalists: Don vs Lightning (Big Red Button, Scotland); Love, Dad (Diana Cam Van Nguyen, Czech Republic & Slovakia); Save the Bees (Charlie…

    Where

    Oklahoma City Museum of Art View map
    415 Couch Dr,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Festivities include a parade, vendor alley, kids zone, hot dog eating contest and more. The parade will begin along Main Street at 9 am. Past parades have included marching bands, Native American dress, tractors, bikes, vehicles, floats and horses.

    Where

    Downtown Main Street View map

    Perkins, 74059, , US
  • Features an awareness walk, festival activities, 1-mile fun run and a 5k. The festival at Myriad Gardens will feature raffles, moon bounces, face painters, carnival games, music and more. The 5k begins at 8:20 a.m at the Myriad Botanical Gardens. The Awareness Walk will start at the intersection of Hudson Ave and Sheridan Ave at 9:45 a.m. There will also be a virtual 5k option.  

    Where

    Myriad Gardens View map
    301 W Reno Ave,
    Oklahoma City, 73102, OK, US
  • Features over 20 different classes of cars from the earliest makes and models and beyond as well as music from the 60s & 70s and food trucks.

    Where

    Wild Horse Park View map
    1201 N Mustang Rd,
    Mustang, OK, US
  • Students will be taught basic fishing skills including casting and knot tying. Hands-on instruction with actual fishing time. Rods, reels, and bait will be provided. Preregister. Schedule: July 9 - Scissortail Park, 9-11 a.m. Aug. 6 - Metro Tech Lake, 9-11 a.m. Aug. 20 - Metro Tech Lake, 9-11 a.m. Sept. 10 - Route 66 Park, 9-11 a.m. Sept. 24 - Scissortail Parl, 9-11 a.m.

    Where

    Various locations View map

    Oklahoma City, 73117, OK, US
  • Features a class full of fun, integrated exercises with explosive movements like jumps, kicks, rolls, hops, and even some yoga. There are also teamwork opportunities with group games, relay races and an obstacle course.

    Where

    Myriad Gardens View map
    301 W Reno Ave,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Enjoy nature and Bethany's walking trails as you read a story. The story changes every month so drop by to catch a different story. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

    Where

    Bethany Library (outside) View map
    6700 NW 35th St,
    Bethany, 73008, OK, US
  • Features endangered animal statues made with more than one million toy bricks. This one-of-a-kind exhibit located within the Zoo’s butterfly garden area is designed to connect wildlife fans to many of the planet’s endangered species while “building” an appreciation for conservation and biodiversity. General admission for BRICKLIVE is $5 per person plus Zoo admission. Children 2 and under are free and do not require tickets for entry into BRICKLIVE.  

    Where

    OKC Zoo View map
    2000 Remington Place,
    Oklahoma City, 73111, OK, US
  • Science Museum Oklahoma’s Tinkerfest is a celebration of curiosity and creativity. Enjoy FREE hands-on activities hosted by SMO staff and community partners.

    Where

    Science Museum Oklahoma View map
    2020 Remington Pl,
    Oklahoma City, 73111, OK, US
  • Features monarch-related crafts for kids, a seed bomb-making station and demonstrations in the pollinator garden. Preregister.

    Where

    Mollie Spencer Farm View map
    1001 Garth Brooks Blvd,
    Yukon, 73099, OK, US
  • Features a storytime for littles.

    Where

    Harvey Bakery & Kitchen View map
    301 NW 13th St,
    Oklahoma City, 73103, OK, US
  • Features a community event with arts & crafts, parade, a bake sale, car show, local entertainment, inflatable games for kids, pie-eating contest, the famous brick toss competition and more.

    Where

    Downtown & Santa Fe Depot View map

    Pauls Valley, OK, US
  • More than 90% of children who use lap-and-shoulder seat belts under the age of 10 should still be in a booster seat, according to data collected by AAA and the National Safety Council. Nationally-certified technicians will be on-site to teach children and caregivers how to properly use a booster seat or to determine if a child is ready to ride without a booster seat. A limited number of booster seats will…

    Where

    Oklahoma City-County Health Department’s NE Campus View map
    2600 NE 63rd St,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • The Little Red Heart 5K’s mission is to celebrate life, honor those who were donors, pay tribute to those who received, offer hope to those who continue to wait and remember the lives lost waiting for the gift of life. The event features plenty of activities for families including balloon art, face painting, photo opportunities and more. Benefits the LifeShare Foundation.

    Where

    Stars and Stripes Park View map
    3701 S Lake Hefner Dr,
    Oklahoma City, 73116, OK, US
  • Features a half-hour, all-ages story time.

    Where

    Commonplace Books View map
    1325 N Walker Ave,
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • Yoga is an excellent option during pregnancy. It can help to soothe aches and pains, reduce stress, promote relaxation, and prepare you for childbirth and motherhood. In the class at This Land Yoga, they focus on lengthening and strengthening muscles, soothing common pregnancy discomforts, and teaching proper breathing and relaxation techniques. This class fosters deep connection: connect to your body, bond with your baby, and with other women in our…

    Where

    This Land Yoga View map
    405 NW 30th St,
    Oklahoma City, 73118, OK, US
  • Features a FREE dance class for all abilities! Chance to Dance is Oklahoma City Ballet's adaptive dance program for dancers with a wide range of mental and physical capabilities. They provide a safe, fun atmosphere for dancers to experience the joy of dancing together. Classes are every Saturday 10-11 a.m. for ages 6 and older. Please contact Stephanie Pitts at stephanie@okcballet.org or (405)208-8881.

    Where

    Oklahoma City Ballet View map
    6800 N Classen Blvd,
    Oklahoma City, 73116, OK, US
  • The Oklahoma State Fair is an end-of-summer annual tradition. The 2022 Oklahoma State Fair will feature free concerts, food and shopping vendors, shows, exhibits, games, carnival rides and more. Disney On Ice will return for performances in the Jim Norick Arena. Midway ride tickets will move from paper to digital tickets. Special Discount Days Thursday, Sept. 15: Opening Day -  $5 outside gate admission for everyone (children 5 and under…

    Where

    State Fair Park View map
    3001 General Pershing Blvd.,
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • Features a story and corresponding hands-on science activity in various locations throughout the museum. Storytime Science moves to a new location for each story — check with a team member or at the Guest Relations Booth for directions. 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays.  

    Where

    Science Museum Oklahoma View map
    2020 Remington Pl,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features a kid-friendly storytime and corresponding craft activity.

    Where

    Best of Books View map
    1313 E Danforth Rd,
    Edmond, 73034, OK, US
  • Features a family-friendly outdoor event to celebrate, inspire and encourage recovery with live music, food trucks and more.

    Where

    Scissortail Park View map
    415 S Robinson Ave,
    Oklahoma City, 73109, OK, US
  • Features an outdoor market with an assortment of locally made goods including clothing, flowers, skin care products, vintage, jewelry, art, pottery, food. 2022 schedule: March 26, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. April 23, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. May 28, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. June 25, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. July 23, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Aug. 27, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    Where

    Midtown OKC - Make Ready Buildings View map
    220 NW 13th St,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features alpacas, activities for kids, live demonstrations and farm tours. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Saturday, 11am-2pm & 4-7pm; Sunday, 2-5pm.

    Where

    Magnolia Blossom Ranch View map
    2901 NW 16th St,
    Newcastle, 73065, OK, US
  • Features storytime and book signings by authors from Chickasaw Press. Schedule Storytime will begin at 11 a.m. Signings will begin at noon. About the Authors: Wiley Barnes, a Chickasaw citizen, holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Oklahoma State University, and has spent twenty-one years forging a career in the publishing industry, and the last fourteen years with the Chickasaw Nation. Barnes is the author of the non-fiction children’s book, C…

    Where

    Best of Books View map
    1313 E Danforth Rd,
    Edmond, 73003, OK, US
  • Features “Oklahoma Original” artists such as Kyle Dillingham and Horseshoe Road, Edgar Cruz, One-Eyed Jack, Lucas Ross, Midnight Hollow, The Hunt Brothers, Red River Ramblers, Shelby Eicher's Cowboy Jazz Band, and 2022 Banjo Hall of Fame inductee Alan Munde as well as nationally renown banjoists like 2022 Banjo Hall of Fame inductees Don Vappie and Randy Morris, Tyler Jackson, Lincoln Hensley & Aynsley Porchak, and Pat Terry Jr. This year’s…

    Where

    American Banjo Museum View map
    9 E Sheridan Ave,
    Oklahoma City, 73104, OK, US
  • Features a special car show presented in collaboration with the Oklahoma Latino Cultural Center and the Oklahoma Lowrider Community. The car parade and show are a nod to Gonzalo Lebrija’s Breve historia del tiempo, a gravity-defying Plymouth Duster, and a celebration of OKC's longstanding cruising culture. Entry form at: https://okcontemporaryarts.wufoo.com/forms/zgbev1q0e1auer/ Image: Graphic featuring Gonzalo Lebrija's Breve historia del tiempo (2020) and Johnny Antonelli's Bombita.

    Where

    Oklahoma Contemporary View map
    11 NW 11th Street,
    Oklahoma City, 73103, OK, US
  • Features a performance by Yúmare Mexican Folkloric Dancers Inc., an Oklahoma City-based non-profit organization. Experience the storytelling of regions through songs, dances and learn about Mexico's diverse culture.

    Where

    Capitol Hill Library View map
    327 SW 27th St,
    Oklahoma City, 73109, OK, US
  • Features a special birthday bash. Children can have a blast with bounce houses, face painting, crafts and more, while all ages can enjoy live music, delicious food and snow cones during this party on Route 66. All proceeds from the birthday bash will benefit the Johnnie Marshall Memorial Scholarship.

    Where

    The Blue Whale of Catoosa View map
    2600 US Route 66,
    Catoosa, OK, US
  • Lara Bernhardt will sign her new novel, Red Rain, at Full Circle Bookstore. Bernhardt is a Pushcart-nominated writer, editor, and audiobook narrator.

    Where

    Full Circle Bookstore View map
    1900 NW Expressway,
    Oklahoma City, 73118, OK, US
  • For $10/per person, attendees get a "tour" of Moore's best of the best restaurants - all in one place. Benefits the Moore Public School Foundation.

    Where

    Douglas H. Frederick Sports Complex View map
    300 N Eastern Ave,
    Moore, 73160, OK, US
  • Showcases local and regional talent with rising stars and area favorites performing live music from a wide range of genres backed by the Rodeo Opry Band. Doors open at 6 p.m.

    Where

    Rodeo Opry View map
    2312 Exchange Ave,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • The Beach Boys, featuring Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, will make a stop in Oklahoma City as part of their Sixty Years of the Sounds of Summer Tour to help raise money for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Food for Kids Programs. Actor John Stamos will join The Beach Boys. All net proceeds raised from this show will be donated to the Regional Food Bank.  

    Where

    Civic Center Music Hall View map
    201 N Walker Ave,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • What many consider to be the premier Classic Rock band in the city made even better with the addition of Greg Zink and Lacy Saunders who will perform an opening set prior to the Headline set featuring Susan Hollingsworth on Vocals, Todd Ellis, Guitar, Kyle Lunsford, Guitar, Steve Tillman Bass and Martin Turney Drums. Greg and Lacy will join the band to close the show. All Ages, Non-Smoking, Reserved Seated.

    Where

    Belle Isle Restaurant & Brewery View map
    1900 Northwest Expressway ## 44R,
    Oklahoma City, 73118, OK, US
  • Features an outdoor production of William Shakespeare's iconic tragedy.

    Where

    Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park View map
    2920 Paseo,
    Oklahoma City, 73103, OK, US
  • Features an outdoor screening of Hotel Transylvania. The movie will begin around sunset. Bring your own blankets or chairs. Also held: Oct. 29 - Hocus Pocus, plus free candy and a costume contest.

    Where

    Chisholm Creek View map
    1332 W Memorial Rd,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features a concert by the OKC PHIL followed by a fireworks display. The OKCPHIL will play on the former Arts Festival grounds of the main OCCC campus and the fireworks will take place over the duck pond. Be sure to bring your lawn chairs or blankets

    Where

    OCCC View map
    7777 S May Ave,
    Oklahoma City, 73159, OK, US

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