Is there anything better than spending a warm summer evening outside with family? Venues across the metro offer opportunities to enjoy the evening’s more mild summer temperatures while taking in some live music or a family-friendly flick. Here are our picks for the best places to catch an outdoor movie or concert this summer.
Sunday Twilight Concert Series at the Myriad Gardens
301 W. Reno Avenue, Oklahoma City
Why we love it: These free, family-friendly concerts offer a wide variety of musical styles and showcase some of the metro’s best musicians. Presented by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City, concerts are held on Sunday evenings from 7:30–9 p.m. Bring a blanket and chairs and kick back for a musical treat in one of downtown’s most beautiful areas. This year, the concert series will kick off with two concerts at The Jones Assembly and then move to Myriad Gardens’ Devon Lawn. Concerts will also be live-streamed.
Summer Music Series at RIVERSPORT Adventures
725 S. Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City
Why we love it: On Saturday evenings throughout the summer, head down to the Boathouse District to catch free outdoor concerts waterside. Enjoy local and regional artists plus beautiful views. Craft beer & cocktails will be available for purchase.
Dive-In Movies at The Station Aquatic Center
3908 W. Reno Avenue, Oklahoma City
Why we love it: Enjoy a movie poolside on select Friday nights. Dive-in movies begin at 8:00 p.m. and offer films that appeal to the whole family. This year’s movies include Shrek & The Karate Kid.
Concerts in the Park at Hafer Park
1034 S. Bryant, Edmond
Why we love it: If your kids need to get to bed earlier, check out Edmond’s Concerts in the Park, held on Thursday evenings from 6:15 to 8:45 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy live performances. The kids will also love that snow cones are for sale during the concerts and the nearby play equipment.
For more outdoor concerts and movies, visit www.metrofamilymagazine.com/outdoor-fun.