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. Celebrate your dad, grandpa and other male role models in your life this Father’s Day by planning some family fun activity or by going to one of these family-friendly events together.
[Editor’s Note: This is a working list last update June 10, 2020, 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!]
Celebrating dads at home
- Score a hip gift from one of these locally-owned stores.
- Dine in a dad’s favorite lunch spot or order in a special meal from dad’s 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!”
- Pick up a Father’s Day theme craft kit from Unpluggits to work on at home. They have a selection of beer steins that kids can personalize. Or sculpt a masterpiece all your own with the help of Oklahoma City Museum of Art.
- Drop a line at a close-to-home fishing destination.
- Plan a game day with a lineup of some of dad’s favorites 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 way to celebrate from afar:
- Write and mail a letter.
- Get out the old photo albums and share them through a video chat.
- Put that DIY cocktail bar to use and have a virtual happy hour chat. Adults only, of course!
- 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!
June 11 – 21
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. This year’s festival will be held mostly online due to the coronavirus pandemic. The festivities will be centered online at www.deadcenterfilm.org.
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.
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.
FREE Cool Pops Pop-Up Father’s Day Celebration at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features Father’s Day Backdrop, sidewalk chalk obstacle course and food trucks. The first 100 families will receive one Father’s Day related coloring craft from MetroFamily Magazine and one seed kit from the Myriad Botanical Gardens for at-home gardening fun. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
June 18 & 25
FREE Summer Concert Series at Hafer Park (1034 S Byrant St) features local bands performing in the park every Thursday. 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.
Daddy Daughter Dance & Dive In at The Station at Central Park (700 S Broadway Ave, Moore) features a luau-themed party with dancing, cookies, punch, door prizes and swimming. Tickets can be purchase in advance online. For ages 4 – 14. $10 in advance; $15 at the door. 6 – 9:30 p.m.
FREE Live from the Lawn Concert at Scissortail Park (415 S Robinson Ave) features live, outdoor concerts by local, regional and national artists and musicians on select Friday evenings. Concerts will be held on the Love’s Travel Stops Stage & Great Lawn. Guests are encouraged to bring picnics, blankets and lawn chairs. Scissortail Park will offer guests the chance to purchase a Sound Bites Package that includes food, beverages and a reserved spot on the lawn. 7:30 p.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. Dad/child pair, $20. 9 – 11 a.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 streaming on the Arts Council’s Facebook. Enjoy a FREE concert every Sunday from June to August live streaming from The Jones Assembly.
Looking for more family fun? See our searchable calendar.