Celebrate all things dad with these fun activities and events taking place in the Oklahoma City metro! MetroFamily’s Guide to Father’s Day Fun includes family-friendly things to do that will help you 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 or by going to one of these family-friendly events together.
[Editor’s Note: This is a working list last updated on May 12, 2023, 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!]
FREE Admission to the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art (1900 W MacArthur St, Shawnee) features complimentary admission for the months of June, July & August. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-4 p.m
FREE Kids Fest at Rose State College Student Union (1910 Hudiburg Dr, Midwest City) features petting zoos, interactive mini-classes, bounce houses, character meet and greets, touch a truck and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Full Moon 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. 8:45 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.
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.
FREE Movie Night in the Park at Mitch Park (2733 Marilyn Williams Dr, Edmond) features an outdoor screening of Puss in Boots: The Last Wish. The movie will start at sunset.
FREE Kids Fishing Derby at Buck Thomas Park (1903 NE 12th St, Moore). Kids ages 5-15 can cast a pole to try to catch a prize fish. Bring your own pole and bait. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. 8-11am.
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. 8:30-11 a.m.
Rugged Maniac 5k Obstacle Race at Remington Park (1 Remington Pl) features a 5K course with towers of a three-story water slide, trampolines and other obstacles as well as a day-long festival with mechanical bulls, music and more. For ages 12 & up. $64 & up; parking, $10 & up.
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 classic cars, activities for kids, live entertainment and more. Free to attend. 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
FREE Chandler Ice Cream Festival at Tilghman Park (417 Park Rd, Chandler) features free ice cream, carnival rides, activities for kids, live music by local talent and more. Noon-5 p.m.
FREE Second Saturday at Oklahoma Contemporary (11 NW 11th St) features a family-focused day of art-making, performances and gallery adventures for visitors of all ages. 1-4 p.m.
Beats & Bites Festival at Riverwind Casino (1544 W State Hwy 9, Norman) features a concert by Gin Blossoms, plus food trucks and more. $10; kids (12 & under), free. 6-11 p.m.
Dive-in Movies at The Station Aquatic Center (700 S Broadway Ave, Moore) features a pool-side screening of Free Willy. $5 8:30 p.m.
FREE Nature Walk at Arcadia Lake’s Edmond Park (7100 E 2nd St, Edmond) features a leisurely, guided hike open to all skill levels. Preregister. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 9-10:30 a.m.
OKC Dodgers vs Salt Lake at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark (2 Mickey Mantle Dr). The Dodgers take the field against the Bees. On Friday, there will be post-game fireworks. $14 & up. Tuesday-Saturday, 7:05 p.m., Wednesday, 12:05 p.m. &. Sunday, 2:05 p.m.
FREE SONIC Summer Movies at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features an outdoor screening of Matilda. Pre-movie activities begin at 7 p.m.; movie, 9 p.m.
FREE Summer Concert Series at Hafer Park (1034 S Byrant St) features an outdoor concert by John the Franklin and Souled Out. 6:15 – 9 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.
The Stinky Cheeseman and Other Fairly Stupid Tales at Oklahoma Children’s Theatre (2501 N Blackwelder Ave) features a stage adaptation of Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith’s quintessential children’s book of fractured fairy tales. Adults, $11; kids (2-12), $9. See website for performance times.
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.
Daddy Daughter Dance & Dive: Candyland 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 party with dancing, swimming, snacks and door prizes. $10, in advance; $15, at the door. 6-8 p.m.
FREE Fiesta Friday in Historic Capitol Hill (S Harvey Ave, 24th & 15th St) features a family-friendly block party with pop-up shops, a DJ and live entertainment. 6-9pm.
FREE Dancing in the Gardens – MTV Dance Hits at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features an evening of dancing with a live DJ, a dance demonstration and dance lesson. Drink and food specials will be offered to highlight the night. All ages welcome. 7-11 p.m.
FREE Concert Series at Scissortail Park (415 S Robinson Ave) features a concert by Noche Norteña with Conjunto Generación and Real del Alamo y Grupo Tornado. 8 p.m.
Let It Glow Event at the Westwood Family Aquatic Center (2400 Westport Dr, Norman) features a DJ and glow products at the pool. All ages welcome. $5. 8:30-10:30 p.m.
Dancing Turtle Interactive Celebration of the Arts at the Stillwater Community Center (315 W 8th Ave, Stillwater) features visual arts booths, live entertainment, demonstrations, workshops, live music, food trucks and activities for kids of all ages. Free to attend. Friday, noon-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-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, a 5k race, interactive murals, dance performances, spoken word, food trucks and local small businesses. See website for schedule of events.
Edmond Jr. Rodeo at Carle Benne Arena (300 N Kelly Rd, Edmond) features a youth rodeo for the Edmond Round Up Club. Adults, $5; Kids (18 & under), $1. Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 4 p.m.
Wild-ones Wildlife Walks at Martin Park Nature Center (5000 W Memorial Rd) features a naturalists-led, guided hike to see the park and the wildlife living there. Preregister. $2. 9-10 a.m.
Edmond Electric Touch-a-Truck at UCO (Main & Hurd on Baumann, Edmond) features life-size vehicles and community support leaders like police officers, firemen, construction workers and more. Proceeds benefit the Edmond Hope Center. $2 suggested donation. 9 a.m.-noon.
Picnic on the Prairie at Harn Homestead (1721 N Lincoln Blvd) features tours of the historic buildings and the grounds, old-fashioned games, craft vendors, live music and more. Families can bring their own picnic lunch or purchase from onsite food trucks. Free admission. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Drop-In Art at OKCMOA (415 Couch Dr) features come-and-go art activities for all ages. June’s activity is Impressionistic Marker Paintings. Adults, $15; seniors, $13; kids (17 & under), free. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
FREE Family Yoga Classes at Bikram Yoga Studio (210 S Ellison Ave) features a family-friendly yoga class taught by Heather Geis Lensgraf, RYT-500. Best suited for ages 4 & up. 2 p.m.
Guthrie Juneteenth Celebration at Mineral Well Park (819 S Division St, Guthrie) features food trucks, live music, games, shopping and more. 4-10 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.
FREE Juneteenth Music and Arts Festival at Washington Park (NE 4th St) features performances by Scarface and other musical artists. 6:30 p.m.
FREE Concerts at the Creek at Chisholm Creek (13230 Pawnee Dr) features live music by The River Gypsies Band. Bring a blanket and pick up a to-go picnic from any of the surrounding restaurants. There is a playground and coffee shop nearby as well as shopping. 7:30-9:30 p.m.
FREE Floating Films at Riversport OKC (800 Riversport Dr) features a water-side screening of Raiders of the Lost Ark. FREE, raft or tube, $19.99. 8-10 p.m.
Children’s Gardening Fair at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features interactive stations designed for immersive learning and play to explore different aspects of gardening. $8-$14; members & kids (2 & under), free. 10 a.m.-5 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.-4 p.m.
AT&T Sundays at First Americans Museum (659 First Americans Blvd). Kids ages 4-12 receive free admission to the museum galleries on the third Sunday of the month. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
FREE National Go Fishing Day at Scissortail Park (650 S Hudson Ave) features basic fishing skills including casting and knot tying. Hands-on instruction with actual fishing time. Rods, reels and bait will be provided. 1-3 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.
FREE Family Kickball at North Highland Park (NW 82nd St & N Harvey Ave) features a family-friendly kickball event for families to enjoy fun and physical activity together. 6-8 p.m.
FREE Sunday Twilight Concert Series at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features a concert local artists. 7:30-9 p.m.
Celebrating dads at home
- Dine in at Dad’s favorite lunch spot or order a special meal from his 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 favorite board games 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.
- 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!
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