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Editor’s Note: Due to COVID-19 precautions, some of the events and venues featured may have adjusted their hours, programming or safety protocols. Please check with each venue directly to verify. We encourage our readers to enjoy family fun responsibly. Get vaccinated if you are a candidate and when around others, wear a mask, avoid crowded indoor spaces, remain socially distant, wash your hands often and stay home if you or a member of your household is feeling ill. 

Find more information about the coronavirus pandemic in Oklahoma at oklahoma.gov/covid19. To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines and vaccine clinic locations, visit vaxokc.com.

  • Sat, Oct 16, 2021

  • Click here to see a list of current museum exhibits in the OKC Metro.                  
  • The folks at Hunter’s Home have created a fun and safe alternative to the historic home’s annual Ghost Stories event. Participants can hear bewitching tales, uncover mysteries of the antebellum property built in 1845, and see the site after dark through a Facebook version of the popular event for 2021. By joining the private Facebook group “Life at Hunter’s Home: Ghost Stories,” viewers can enjoy complete access to special, spooky…

    Where

    Facebook View map

    Park Hill, OK, US
  • Relive the golden age of steam railroading when the Oklahoma Railway Museum host Leigh Valley Coal Company #126, the beautifully restored 1930s-era coal-burning saddle tank steam locomotive affectionately known as “Sadie”. Ride in vintage 1920s & 30s passenger cars or on an open flatcar or caboose and enjoy the unique experience of hearing that engine chug down the track during the 40-minute excursion. Trains leave from our historic Oakwood Depot…

    Where

    Oklahoma Railway Museum View map
    3400 NE Grand Blvd,
    Oklahoma City, 73111, OK, US
  • Features a new, immersive theatre performance inspired by the Mix-Tape experience. Produced in collaboration with 19th Century Hound. Directed by Ronn Burton.

    Where

    Factory Obscura View map
    25 NW 9th St,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features hayrides, food trucks, inflatables, great photo-ops, games, a maze and of course, pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. Pumpkins are available for purchase. All proceeds go to Wings. Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 - 6 p.m.

    Where

    Wings Special Needs Community View map
    13700 N Eastern Ave,
    Edmond, OK, US
  • Classes led by YMCA instructors.  are open to all levels, whether you are a beginner or an experienced yogi. Meet at the Devon Lawn. Bring a mat and water. Tuesdays, 6 p.m. & Saturday, 9 a.m. Want to receive email alerts when the yoga class moves indoors due to weather? Signup for Yogi-Mail. Email info@myriadgardens.org and put YOGA EMAILS in the subject line. Important dates:  Botanical Balance FREE Yoga is will…

    Where

    Myriad Gardens View map
    301 W Reno Ave,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features two dance sessions. Afternoon session, noon-4 p.m.; evening session, 6-11 p.m. The Oklahoma City Pow Wow Club adheres to the dress protocol of the Kiowa Gourd Clan: dress slacks, long sleeve shirt, no hats except otter, please. The event will follow the Covid-19 protocols recommended by the CDC and the Oklahoma County Health Department.

    Where

    Myriad Gardens View map
    301 W Reno Ave,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • In this scented case of mistaken identity and letter writing, two feuding perfume clerks have no idea that they are in love. This production is suitable for all audiences. Performances are at 8 p.m. Oct. 15, 21, 22, 23, and 3 p.m. Oct. 17, 24

    Where

    Reynolds Performing Arts Center View map
    560 Parrington Oval,
    Norman, 73019, OK, US
  • ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. In accordance with current CDC COVID-19 guidelines, masks are requested for all…

    Where

    Sooner Theatre View map
    101 E Main St,
    Norman, 73069, OK, US
  • Features gently used items for babies, children and teens. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Where

    Yukon Shopping Hills View map
    1093 S Cornwell,
    Yukon, OK
  • Features  a lecture, a guided walk, and many other activities.  Lectures about the prehistory and history of this region will start at 11 a.m. There also will be a guided tour of the site at 2 p.m. led by manager Dennis Peterson. The regular exhibits will be available throughout the day as well. Several expert flintknappers, or stone tool makers, will be on hand to show off their skills from…

    Where

    Spiro Mounds View map
    18154 First Street,
    Spiro, 74959, OK, US
  • Features a family-oriented event celebrating the western history of the famous Chisholm Trail with living history re-enactors of the Old West, a variety of foods, live entertainment, contests, Civil War demonstrations, gunfights, vendors, craft booths, the Kids Korral, pony rides, and a petting zoo.

    Where

    Mollie Spencer Farm View map
    1001 Garth Brooks Blvd,
    Yukon, 73099, OK, US
  • Features arts & crafts, classic car show, food, carnival rides, entertainment & activities.

    Where

    Robbers Cave State Park View map
    4575 Northwest 1024th Ave,
    Wilburton, OK, US
  • Features live entertainment, Highland Game demonstrations, Celtic-themed vendors, traditional Scottish foods, a fire festival and a ceilidh (an informal social gathering with folk music, singing, dancing and storytelling). Attractions include clan tents, genealogy research, crofters’ village and Gaelic lessons & readings. Friday, 6-9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Where

    Joe B. Barnes Regional Park View map
    8700 E Reno Ave,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features a new immersive experience with life-sized dinosaur fossils and animatronic models that demonstrate movement and sounds like prehistoric creatures. This interactive experience has 15 one-of-a-kind animatronic displays and 8 skeleton replicas. Learn how dinosaurs evolved over time and where they roamed as well as what the OKC Zoo is doing to fight the extinction of Oklahoma’s beloved lizard, the horny toad, also known as the Texas horned lizard. Dino…

    Where

    OKC Zoo View map
    2000 Remington Place,
    Oklahoma City, 73111, OK, US
  • Trick-or-treaters can collect treats from 13 candy stations located along the Haunt the Zoo trail. Volunteers will distribute candy and tasty snacks through 8-foot “treat tubes” into trick-or-treat bags from a safe distance. Guests can also visit themed booths displaying an array of family-friendly decorations and elaborate props, perfect for capturing photo moments. Haunt the Zoo goers are invited to wear their Halloween costumes. Adults may wear costumes, too, but nothing…

    Where

    Oklahoma City Zoo View map
    2101 NE 50th St,
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • Science Museum Oklahoma’s Tinkerfest is a celebration of curiosity and creativity. Enjoy FREE hands-on activities on the Museum’s lawn hosted by SMO staff and community partners. Each Saturday has a different theme showcasing Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math (STEAM). Here’s a schedule of the planned themes and sample activities: Mechanics - Saturday, Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. SMO and Carter Chevrolet are teaming up to…

    Where

    Science Museum Oklahoma View map
    2020 Remington Pl,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features a culturally rich festival with cultural practitioners, diverse communities and heritage professionals that spark curiosity, catalyze intercultural exchange and create participatory experiences. This community-wide event will feature various dance troops demonstrating their talents to all attendees. Included in these demonstrations will be Mexican, Venezuelan, and South and Southeast Asian dance performers. A variety of food vendors, musical performers and educational resources will be present to offer their time and…

    Where

    Oklahoma History Center View map
    800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive,
    Oklahoma City, 73105, OK, US
  • Features a half-hour, all-ages story time.

    Where

    Commonplace Books View map
    1325 N Walker Ave,
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • Features an aerial performance by Calliope Youth Circus, petting zoo, SPCA pet adoption mobile, therapy pony,  Pet Fashion Show competition, Star Wars characters, a mini car show, Trunk or Treat, food trucks, a dunk tank and carnival games. This event is free and open to the public.

    Where

    Pathways Adult Learning Center View map
    4102 E 61st St,
    Tulsa, 74136, OK, US
  • Features an outdoor skating surface for both traditional quad skates as well as inline skates. Fall hours: Thursday & Friday, 4-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Sunday, 1-7 p.m. (weather permitting) Skates are available to rent, but personal skates are always welcome. Hours are subject to change due to weather conditions.

    Where

    Scissortail Park View map
    801 S Robinson Ave,
    Oklahoma City, 73109, OK, US
  • Features a talent show, chili cookoff, car show, pinewood derby, kids zone, food trucks, craft vendors and a pumpkin patch.

    Where

    Charlie McCown Park View map
    200 E. Broadway,
    Lexington, OK, US
  • Features a parade, children's activities, an arts & crafts market, Native dancers and a Fall Pow Wow sponsored by the OKC Pow Wow Club, celebrating Oklahoma City’s Indigenous People’s Day. The Red Earth Parade begins at 10 am at NW Walker and 6th Street moving southbound on Walker and ending near the Myriad Gardens, the site of Fallfest.

    Where

    Myriad Gardens View map
    301 W Reno,
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • Features a longhorn parade, a western photo booth, an equestrian meet and greet, authentic chuckwagons, the Rodeo Opry stage with live music, a Made in Oklahoma Market, a Stockyards "Steak" Out Championship Steak Cook-Off, a kids' corral, a corn hole tournament and more. Rodeo Cinema will be airing a free movie for kids and offering free popcorn! The Chain Ranch Longhorns parade down the street at 10 a.m.

    Where

    Stockyard City View map
    S Agnew Ave,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Pumpkinville celebrates pumpkins, mums and everything fall. Families can explore a mini-village made out of pumpkins, gourds, haystacks, cornstalks and mums and enjoy hand-crafted games, activities, entertainment, unlimited rides on Mo’s Carousel and special treats. This year’s theme is the Wizard of Oz – “There’s no place like Pumpkinville.” Daily Activities 11 am Story Time Crafts, preregister, Monday-Friday at 1 pm Paint-A-Pumpkin $5, 10am-4pm Face Painting, Costs range $5-$8 Weekends…

    Where

    Myriad Botanical Gardens View map
    301 W Reno,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features surfing, skiing, authentic German beer and food, music, sunrise kayaking, dog yoga and Biketober activities. Both novice and experienced cyclists are invited to join RIVERSPORT's Biketober Bike Ride. Riders will meet in front of RIVERSPORT's Whitewater Center at 10:00 a.m. The 15-mile group ride will be along the north and south side of the Oklahoma River. After the Ride, riders will have the opportunity to stay for a free Fix-a-Flat & Bike Maintenance clinic. RIVERPORT…

    Where

    RIVERSPORT Adventures View map
    800 Riversport Dr,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features a weekly morning story time with occasional special guests. For ages 10 & under. Space is limited so guests can maintain social distancing.

    Where

    Full Circle Bookstore View map
    1900 NW Expressway,
    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. To align with revised CDC guidelines, the museum strongly recommends all guests wear masks while in the museum. They require that unvaccinated guests ages 13+ wear…

    Where

    Science Museum Oklahoma View map
    2020 Remington Pl,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features non-competitive bowling for the differently-abled, family & friends in a safe and fun environment. Ramps and bumpers are available.

    Where

    Bronco Bowl View map
    33 N. Mustang Rd,
    Mustang, 73064, OK, US
  • Features a FREE roller skating lesson. No sign up required. Skate rentals start at $2. Sizes available from trainer skates for the smaller family members and large sizes for the bigger ones. All ages welcome.

    Where

    Skate Galaxy OKC View map
    5800 NW 36th Street,
    Oklahoma City, 73122, OK, US
  • Features a seasonal fair trade shop offering unique gifts, including a wide selection of folk art from around the world and more. All merchandise are fair trade items, from almost every continent, made by artisans who are paid a living wage for their work. All proceeds benefit PAMBE Ghana's La'Angum Learning Center in northern Ghana.

    Where

    PAMBE Ghana Global Market View map
    2420 N. Robinson,
    Oklahoma City, 73103, OK, US
  • Features a dog costume contest. The day will be filled with activities including a Dog Halloween costume contest, dog partnered relay games, trick or treating at vendor tents for pups, with an emphasis on pups who are in costume.

    Where

    Midtown Mutts Dog Park View map
    407 W Park Pl,,
    Oklahoma City, 73103, OK, US
  • Features a free guided tour of the museum's exhibitions at 1 p.m. on Saturdays. Gallery Guides lead inclusive, conversational tours that encourage curiosity. To participate in a guided tour, reserve your time for up to eight people per slot, up to two weeks in advance.

    Where

    Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center View map
    11 NW 11th St,
    Oklahoma City, 73103, OK, US
  • Hands-on activities and demonstrations will give visitors a glimpse of everyday life on the ranch during Will Rogers’s childhood. September's activities explore life in the early 1900s and include corn grinding, butter churning, 19th-century games, candle dipping, wool spinning, cornhusk dolls, and more. In October, families can learn how to weave a basket. Family Day at the Ranch is free and open to the public, and donations are appreciated. Also…

    Where

    Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch View map
    9501 E 380 Rd,
    Oologah, OK, US
  • Features an overnight camping experience Saturday evening through Sunday morning. There will be activities to enjoy throughout the evening including campfires with s'mores supplies (free), fishing equipment, kayaking, a mountain biking course, camping gear demonstrations and more. There will also be a movie in the amphitheater and a campfire storytelling time after the movie. Registration will include a campsite large enough for an average 4-6 person tent. Dinner is also included…

    Where

    Mitch Park View map
    2733 Marilyn Williams Dr,
    Edmond, 73003, OK, US
  • Howardena Pindell’s short video, Rope/Fire/Water, is a haunting distillation of historical data and statistics related to lynching and racist attacks. It opens with a personal memory from her childhood but proceeds without further personal comment as she reads — without inflecting her tone with sentiment — short excerpts from historical text. The bibliographical citations simply read out before each excerpt places an emphasis on historical fact. In reciting this history, the…

    Where

    Oklahoma Contemporary View map
    11 NW 11th St,
    Oklahoma City, 73103, OK, US
  • Presented by Citizens Bank of Edmond, Heard on Hurd is a monthly, family-friendly street festival occurring every third Saturday from June - October. Enjoy local food, unique shopping and live music.  

    Where

    Broadway Ave View map
    1st & Hurd,
    Edmond,
  • Features treats, drinks, giveaways, art, live music and more from participating businesses.

    Where

    Film Row View map
    California to NW 4th, Classen to Hudson Ave,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features food, live music, games, fireworks and more. *Rescheduled due to inclement weather. The celebration will now coincide with the City of Mustang’s 52nd Birthday. 

    Where

    Wildhorse Park View map
    1201 N. Mustang Road,
    Mustang, 73064, OK, US
  • Features a Zumba class that combines Latin and international music with a fun and effective workout system. Instructors provided by YMCA.

    Where

    Myriad Gardens' Devon Lawn View map
    301 W Reno Ave,
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • Features a concert that combines symphonic music and comedy. Enjoy musical selections from Corigliano, Saint-Saëns and Hayden.

    Where

    Civic Center Music Hall View map
    201 N Walker Ave,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features a decorated boat, haunted tunes, light snacks and cash bar on board. This cruise begins boarding at the Exchange Landing at 7:45 p.m.

    Where

    Oklahoma River Cruises Exchange Landing View map
    1503 Exchange Ave,
    Oklahoma City, 73108, OK

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