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. From daddy-daughter dances to free admission opportunities, this list covers it all. Celebrate your dad, grandpa and other male role models in your life this Father’s Day by going to one of these family-friendly events together.
[Editor’s Note: This is a working list last update May 22, 2019, so please check back often for new listings. Have an event you’d like to see included? Email us with information!]
All month long
FREE Bricktown Beach outside the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark (2 S Mickey Mantle Blvd) features a large sand-filled outdoor park area with umbrellas, lounge chairs, sand volleyball equipment and outdoor games. Open daily.
May 31 – June 2
Pro-Am Classic in Oklahoma City (Midtown, Film Row and Automobile Alley) features three full days of racing for both the amateur and elite cyclist. FREE to watch, participation prices vary. See website for schedule.
Chisholm Trail Crawfish Festival at Mollie Spencer Farm (1001 Garth Brooks Blvd, Yukon) features living history re-enactors of the Old West, authentic Cajun foods, a live Cajun band, Cajun dance lessons, crawfish racing, pie eating contests, Civil War demonstrations, gunfights, food vendors, craft booths, the Kids Korral, pony rides and a petting zoo. 9 a.m – 6 p.m.
Edmond Electric Touch-a-Truck at UCO (Hurd & Baumann, Edmond) features life-size vehicles and community support leaders like police officers, firemen, construction workers and more. Benefits the Edmond Hope Center. $2. 9 a.m. – noon.
FREE Saturday for Kids at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NW 63rd St). Out on the range or on long cattle drives, cowboys had to take care of themselves. Discover how they cared for their day-to-day needs and what they did for entertainment. For ages 4 – 12. Activities available while supplies last. 10 a.m. – noon.
June 6 – 9
FREE Endeavor Games at the University of Central Oklahoma (100 N University Dr, Edmond) features a multi-sport event for athletes with physical disabilities. Watch archery, cycling, para-triathlon, power lifting, sitting volleyball, shooting, swimming, table tennis, track and field, and wheelchair basketball. Free to attend. See website for competition schedule.
deadCENTER Film Festival in Oklahoma City (various locations) features short films, documentaries, comedies, scary monster movies and some of the best independent films from around the world and all over Oklahoma. Individual movie tickets, $12. Tickets sold 15 minutes prior to screening. See website for a full list of films and show times.
FREE Summer Nights Concert Series at Central Park Amphitheater (700 S Broadway Ave, Moore) features live music from local artists, Nicnos. 8 – 10 p.m.
FREE Outdoor Movie Series at Lions Park (450 S Flood Ave, Norman) features an outdoor screening of “Spiderman Into the Spider-verse.” 7 – 10 p.m.
FREE Family Fridays: Rhythm and Flicks at Charles Johnson Park (29th & Mid-America Blvd, Midwest City) features live entertainment, a movie in the park, yard games, bounce houses, food trucks and more. June’s movie is “Spiderman Into the Spider-verse.” 7 – 11:30 p.m.
FREE Movie Night in the Park at the MAC Amphitheater (2733 Marilyn Williams Dr, Edmond) features an outdoor screening of “Mary Poppins Returns.” Concessions available for purchase. Movie begins at dark.
June 7 – 9
Red Earth Festival at Cox Convention Center (1 Myriad Gardens) features a parade, dance competitions with dancers from throughout North America, children’s activities and American Indian artists. Adults, $11 & up; kids (18 & under), free. Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Small Town Weekend in El Reno Adams Park (2001 Park Dr, El Reno) features a car show, Hot Wheels races, drag races, burnouts, antique car cruise, kids’ games and more. Free to attend; prices vary. See website for schedule.
SoonerCon at the Embassy Suites Norman Hotel & Conference Center (2501 Conference Dr, Norman) features an art show, special guests, workshops, performances, gaming, costume contest, films and panels with creative and STEM industry professionals. $30 – $100. See website for a complete schedule of events.
June 7 – 16
Children’s Garden Festival at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features crafts, activities and imaginative displays inspired by the popular children’s book, “Where the Wild Things Are.” Nonmembers, $8, members & kids (2 & under), free; dads get in free on Father’s Day. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
FREE Kids All-American Fishing Derby at Arcadia Lake’s Spring Creek Park (SE 15th St, Edmond). Young anglers, ages 5-15, may enter the derby and compete for prizes. Bring bait, fishing equipment, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and a lawn chair. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 7:30 a.m. – noon.
Walk for Kids at the Dell Oklahoma City Campus (3501 SW 15th St) features a family-friendly walk benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities Oklahoma City. Activities include music, inflatables, arts & crafts, yard games, story time, face painting and more. Free to attend; fundraising encouraged. 8 – 11 a.m.
Kids’ Day at the Edmond Farmer’s Market (24 W 1st St, Edmond) features shopping, cooking demos and other farm-friendly activities for kids. Free to attend. 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Dutch Oven Cooking Class at Oklahoma History Center (800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr). Learn a variety of historic recipes as you create a dish and discover how to use a Dutch oven in your backyard during a hands-on cooking class for teens and adults. Supplies provided. Preregister. Members, $20; nonmembers, $30. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race at Remington Park (1 Remington Pl) features a 5K course with towers of shipping containers, a water slide, underground tunnels, fire and other obstacles as well as a day-long festival with mechanical bulls, adult bounce houses, music and more. $69 & up. 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Donuts with Dads at the Norman Fire Department Station #7 (2207 East Goddard, Norman) features inflatables, a donut truck, cornhole, photo booth, and more, hosted by the Norman Fire Department Women’s Auxiliary and in partnership with the Norman Fire Department. There will also be fire trucks to explore and a chance to meet Sparky the fire dog mascot. $15 per family. 10 a.m. – noon.
FREE See You Saturdays at Oklahoma Hall of Fame (1400 Classen Dr) features themed experiences and learning opportunities for families to enjoy together including crafts and guided tours. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
World Oceans Day at the Oklahoma City Zoo (2101 NE 50th St). Learn what actions you can take to ensure our planet’s water sources are healthy. The day’s activities are free with paid Zoo admission. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
FREE Chandler Ice Cream Festival at Tilghman Park (417 Park Rd, Chandler) features free ice cream, carnival rides, live music by local talent and more. Noon – 5 p.m.
FREE Super SONIC Second Saturday at Oklahoma Contemporary’s Showroom (NW 11th & Broadway) features an art-making project inspired by works of art on view at the museum. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Supplies provided. 1 – 4 p.m.
FREE Tinker Inter-Tribal Council Powwow at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park (8700 E Reno Ave, Midwest City) features Native American traditional dance, singing, art, jewelry and food. 1 p.m.
FREE Beats & Bites Festival at Riverwind Casino (1544 W State Hwy 9, Norman) features local food trucks, a beer garden, live entertainment, local vendors and inflatables. 6 – 11 p.m.
Dive-in Movies at The Station Aquatic Center (700 S Broadway Ave, Moore) features a pool-side screening of “The Meg.” $5. 8:30 – 10:30 p.m.
June 8 – 10
USA Softball All-American Games at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex (2801 NE 50th St). Watch teams from across the country compete for top honors. Prices vary. See website for schedule.
Chaparral Family Sundays at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark (2 S Mickey Mantle Dr) features mascot meet & greets, player autograph sessions, inflatables, face painting, photo stations and more. Kids also get to run the bases following the game. $8 & up. 5:30 p.m.
FREE Disco with Dad at the Moore Library (225 S Howard Ave, Moore) features art and music to celebrate your dad or any favorite grown up. All ages welcome. 10 – 10:45 a.m.
FREE Off-road Mountain Biking at Mitch Park (1501 W Covell Rd, Edmond). Ride the trails of Mitch Park with the Oklahoma Fliers. Preregister. Best suited for ages 8 & up. 4:30 – 6 p.m.
June 13 – 17
Tulsa International Balloon Festival at Tulsa Airpark (1211 W 36th St N, Tulsa) features hot air balloon launches, night glows, a carnival, action arena, live music, children’s play area, a wide variety of fair food, craft beer tent, vendors and more. Free to attend. Balloons launch daily at 6 a.m. & 6 p.m. The Night Glow is held nightly at 8 p.m.
FREE Summer Thursdays at Gaylord-Pickens Museum (1400 Classen Dr) features a themed story and craft time for families to enjoy together as well as FREE admission to the museum. 10 a.m.
FREE Summer Concert Series at Hafer Park (1034 S Byrant St) features local bands performing in the park every Thursday in June, July & August. See website for a schedule of bands. 6:15 – 8:45 p.m.
FREE Concerts in the Park at Chisholm Trail Park (500 W Vandament, Yukon) features an outdoor concert. Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Concessions are available for purchase. 7 – 8:30 p.m.
FREE LIVE on the Plaza in the Plaza District (1700 block of NW 16th St) features local artists, live music, special events, local shopping and more. 6 – 10 p.m.
FREE 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk in Downtown Norman (Main St, Norman) features a monthly celebration of the arts including dance, painting, photography, music and more. 6 – 9 p.m.
Miles 4 Smiles at Baptist Children’s Home (16301 S Western Ave) features 56, 44, 27 and 10.5 mile bike ride benefiting the Baptist Children’s Home followed by a free lunch for registered riders. $20-$55. 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Land Run 5K & Fun Run at Stars & Stripes Park (3701 S Lake Hefner Dr) features a family-friendly run benefiting the Oklahoma Housing Foundation. $35. 7:30 a.m.
FREE Children’s Fishing Derby at Ten Acre Lake (15600 NE 10th St, Choctaw) features an age-divided fishing derby for kids ages 3-16. Bait provided and food trucks will be on site for refreshments. 8 – 11 a.m.
Treeclimbing with Dad at Will Rogers Gardens (3400 NW 36th St). Learn how to climb trees with a rope and harness. All ages welcome. Preregister, space is limited. 8 – 11 a.m.
Wags to Riches Craft Show at Cole Community Center (4400 NW Expressway) features vendors, food trucks, raffle prizes and more benefiting 1 Day Ranch, a dog and horse rescue and rehab in Bethel Acres. Free to attend. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Father’s Day Celebration at the Chickasaw Cultural Center (867 Cooper Memorial Dr, Sulphur) features make-&-take crafts and other family-friendly activities. Prices vary; fathers receive free admission to the Chikasha Poya Exhibit Center. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
FREE Oklahoma Bicycle Society’s Donut Ride begins at Will Rogers Park (NW 36th & Portland) and continues on a 14 – 25 mile ride to Browns Bakery or Kamps 1910. Riders can return on the same route or join groups for longer return ride. 9 a.m.
FREE Craft for Kids at Lakeshore Learn (6300 N. May Ave) features a Father’s Day card project. Best suited for kids ages 3 & up. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Gypsy Glam Roadshow Music and Wine Festival at Tony’s Tree Plantation (3801 S Post Rd) features Oklahoma wineries, breweries, live music, shopping with vendors and more. Adults, $10; under 21, free. 5 – 10 p.m.
Daddy Daughter Dance at The Station at Central Park (700 S Broadway Ave, Moore) dancing, cookies, punch and door prizes for dads and their daughters ages 4 – 14. New in 2019, attendees can end the evening with swimming in the aquatic center. $10, in advance; $15, at the door. Dance, 6:30 – 8 p.m.; pool, 8 – 9:30 p.m.
FREE Heard on Hurd Street Fest in Downtown Edmond (Broadway between 1st & Hurd, Edmond) features local food, unique shopping and live music. 6 – 10 p.m.
Asian District Night Market Festival at Military Park (2520 N Classen Blvd) features Asian food trucks, merchants and vendors as well as live entertainment, inflatables, cultural performances and more. Free to attend. 6 p.m. – midnight.
OKC Energy vs San Antonio FC at Taft Stadium (2501 N May Ave). $11 & up. 8pm. Also held: 6/22 vs Phoenix, 7/6 vs El Paso & 7/17 vs Reno.
Tuttle Ice Cream Festival in Downtown Tuttle (3rd & Main St, Tuttle) features live music and performances, a classic car show, an antique tractor show, an Ice Cream Princess Pageant, kid’s games, food and vendor booths, crafts and more. FREE admission. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
FREE Family Day at Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art (555 Elm Ave, Norman). Explore the Visual Voices exhibition and enjoy stomp-dancing, storytelling, and art projects presented by the Chickasaw Cultural Center. 1 – 4 p.m.
Father’s Day Cruise at Regatta Park Landing (701 S Lincoln Blvd) features a fun river cruise and a cash bar on board. Tickets must be purchased in advance. $30. 1:30 – 3 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 an outdoor concert on the Great Lawn. Bring your family and a picnic and enjoy the great music. 7:30 – 9 p.m.
FREE Summer Breeze Concert Series at Lion’s Park (400 S Flood Ave, Norman) features live music provided by Levi Parham. Bring seating and refreshments. 7:30 p.m.
Ezzie Izzard World Tour at the Rose State College Hudiburg Chevrolet Center (6000 S Trosper Pl, Midwest City) features his Wunderbar World Tour. $48 & up. 8 p.m.
FREE Admission for Dads on Father’s Day at the following venues (Most offer dads free admission with the purchase of a paid admission. Please contact selected venue as policies & offers vary.)
- Andy Alligator’s Fun Park, Free All-Day Fun Pass for dads, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
- Chickasaw Cultural Center, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 15.
- Crystal Bridge Conservatory & Children’s Garden Festival at Myriad Gardens, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. & 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Incredible Pizza, Dads eat free with the purchase of a child’s buffet.
- Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, 1 – 4 p.m. (Everyone is free in June, July & August!)
- National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, noon – 5 p.m.
- Oklahoma Aquarium, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Oklahoma City Museum of Art, noon – 5 p.m.
- Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum, noon – 6 p.m.
- RIVERSPORT Adventures, Dads can play and eat for free with buy one get one deals on day passes and meals at the Big Water Grill.
- Sam Noble Museum, 1 – 5 p.m.
- Stafford Air & Space Museum, 1 – 5 p.m.
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