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2022 Free Fall Fun Events

photo courtesy of Oklahoma Hall of Fame

by Lindsay Cuomo

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The only thing better than fall fun is free fall fun. We’ve rounded up events happening throughout the Oklahoma City area that are entirely free and listed them for you below. So round up the family and go indulge in some frugal fall fun! For more family fun like area pumpkin patches and Halloween events, see all our Fall Guides

(This list is a working list so check back often. Know of a free fall fun event? Let us know by commenting below. Updated on Sept. 1, 2022.)

Sept. 9-Oct. 14

FREE Fall Film Series at OKC Parks (various parks) features a series of family-friendly outdoor movies including Encanto and Spider-man: No Way Home. Select Fridays. Movies will begin at sunset, with pre-movie activities at 7:15 p.m.

Sept. 16

FREE Outdoor Movie Series at Lions Park (450 S Flood Ave, Norman) features an outdoor screening of Ghostbusters: Afterlife. The movie will begin at sundown.

Sept. 16-17

FREE Cherokee Strip Celebration in downtown Enid(various locations) features food, arts & craft show, live entertainment, parade, gunfight reenactments and more. See website for complete schedule.

Sept. 17

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 is provided and food trucks will be on-site for refreshments. 8-11 a.m.

FREE Family Nature Hike at Martin Park Nature Center (5000 W Memorial Rd) features a gentle morning wildlife hike. Park staff will answer questions about wildlife and nature. Preregister. A parent or guardian must attend and hike with child. Also held Oct. 15. 9-10 a.m.

FREE Cherokee Strip Celebration in Downtown Perry (various locations) features a 5k, parade, Mock gunfights, live entertainment, food, exhibitors and more. 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

FREE Family Day at the Ranch at Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch (9501 E 380 Rd, Oologah) features hands-on activities and demonstrations about everyday life on the ranch during Will Rogers’s childhood.1-3 p.m..

FREE Rockin’ Regional Concert in the Park at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park (8700 E Reno Ave, Midwest City) features live music, food trucks and more. 6-10 p.m.

FREE OKC Ballet Under the Stars at Scissortail Park (415 S Robinson Ave) features selections from some of classical ballet’s most beloved dances plus new contemporary choreography in a fast-paced, eclectic performance. 7 p.m.

Sept. 23-24

FREE Open House Weekend at Oklahoma Contemporary (11 Nw 11th St) features a curated weekend filled with one-of-a-kind arts experiences, including the opening celebration for La casa que nos inventamos: Contemporary Art From Guadalajara, performances from and talks with La casa artists, art-making, music and more. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sept. 23-25

FREE Scissortail Park Takes Flight Grand Opening Weekend at Scissortail Park South (403 SW 10th St) features guided tours, children’s programming, music and dance, health and wellness activities, as well as a concert by the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. See website for schedule.

Sept. 24

FREE Old Settler’s Day in Perkins (Main St, Perkins) features a parade, vendor alley, kids zone, hot dog eating contest and more. The parade will begin along Main Street at 9 am. Past parades have included marching bands, Native American dress, tractors, bikes, vehicles, floats and horses. 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

FREE Old Volks Show at Wildhorse Park (1201 N Mustang Rd, Mustang) features over 20 different classes of cars from the earliest makes and models and beyond as well as a live DJ playing music from the 60s & 70s and food trucks. 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

FREE Tinkerfest at Science Museum Oklahoma (2020 Remington Pl) features a celebration of curiosity and creativity. Enjoy FREE hands-on activities hosted by SMO staff and community partners. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
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Oct. 1

FREE OU Westheimer Aviation Festival at Max Westheimer Airport (1700 Lexington Ave, Norman) features aircraft displays, a children’s area with community guests and STEM activities and tours of the control tower. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

FREE Midtown Walkabout in the Midtown District (Robinson Ave) features pop-up programming as well as specials, discounts and activities at local merchants. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

FREE Plaza District Festival (1700 block of NW 16th St) features live music, food trucks, visual art exhibitions, children’s activities and more to celebrate the spirit and diversity of the neighborhood. This year’s headliner will be Lincka, a bilingual pop band fronted by Lincka Elizondo. 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.

FREE Fiestas de las Americas in the Historic Capitol Hill District (SW 25th St. between Harvey and Robinson) features a celebration of Oklahoma’s rich multicultural heritage with the Parade of the Americas, family activities and live entertainment. Noon – 8 p.m.

FREE Fishing Days in Oklahoma City (various locations). The City of Oklahoma City offers FREE fishing on the first Saturday of each month. No city permit is required; a State license is required for anyone 16 & older. Regular fishing regulations apply.

Oct. 3

FREE Take a Hike, Mom at Edmond Parks (various locations) features a monthly mom-guided hike for moms to get outdoors with their children. All skill levels welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Trail locations will be sent via email after registration. 9-10:30 a.m. Also held: Nov. 7

Oct. 7

FREE Cherokee Cultural Celebration at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St) features a variety of activities related to 19th century Cherokee culture and lifestyle, including games, art demonstrations, storytelling and more. Preregister. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

FREE Hispanic Fiesta at Scissortail Park (415 S Robinson Ave) features live music, dancing, merchandise, and food in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. 5-10 p.m..

Oct. 13-15

FREE Fall Y’all Family Fun at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame (1400 Classen Dr) features a fall festival with special themed activities for families to enjoy together. Each day will feature games, art activities, crafts and story time, plus free admission. There will be a free movie night of Lilo and Stitch on Saturday starting at 7:30 p.m. with free popcorn. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Oct. 14

FREE Movie at the Coop at Jackie Cooper Gym (1024 E Main St, Yukon) features an outdoor screening of a family-friendly movie and a costume contest. 7 p.m.; movie, dusk.

FREE Outdoor Movie Series at Lions Park (450 S Flood Ave, Norman) features an outdoor screening of Hocus Pocus. Movie begins at sundown.

FREE Creepin It Reel Movies at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park (8700 E Reno Ave, Midwest City) features a Halloween-themed, double feature showing Hocus Pocus and Beetlejuice. 7-11 p.m.

Oct. 15

FREE Family Nature Hike at Martin Park Nature Center (5000 W Memorial Rd) features a gentle morning wildlife hike. Park staff will answer questions about wildlife and nature. Preregister. A parent or guardian must attend and hike with child. Also held Oct. 23. 9-10 a.m.

FREE Folklife Festival at the Oklahoma History Center (800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr) features a culturally rich festival with cultural practitioners, diverse communities and heritage professionals that spark curiosity, catalyze intercultural exchange and create participatory experiences. Museum admission is complimentary for festival guests. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

FREE Stockyards Stampede at Stockyard City (S Agnew Ave) features chuckwagons, equestrian activities, carriage rides, food trucks and a children’s educational area. Rodeo Cinema will be airing a free movie for kids and offering free popcorn. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

FREE Red Earth Parade and FallFest at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features a parade, children’s activities, an arts & crafts market, Native dancers and a youth Powwow, celebrating Oklahoma City’s Indigenous People’s Day. See website for schedule.

FREE Family Day at the Ranch at Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch (9501 E 380 Rd, Oologah) features hands-on activities and demonstrations about everyday life on the ranch during Will Rogers’s childhood. 1-3 p.m.

Oct. 18

FREE Campfire Convos with Park Rangers at Scissortail Park (650 S Hudson Ave) features wildlife experts on the Park Ranger team and s’mores. 6-7 p.m.

Oct. 22

FREE Automobile Alley’s Art of Beer at Oklahoma Contemporary (11 NW 11th St) features local Auto Alley breweries, art programming with Oklahoma Contemporary, music and lawn games. The event is FREE and family-friendly. Noon-6 p.m.

Oct. 24

FREE Brick or Treat in Bricktown (Reno Ave & Mickey Mantle Dr) features trick or treating at Bricktown businesses, popular characters and local mascots, spooky tunes and more. For ages 14 & under. 4-7 p.m.

Yukon’s Mummy & Son Masquerade at Jackie Cooper Gym (1024 E Main St, Yukon) features a fun evening of contests, spooky music, dancing and more for boys ages 4 – 12 & their mummies. There will also be creepy games, face painting, a mummy wrapping contest, dance contest and candy. All attendants receive one hotdog and one drink. Capacity is limited. $4 in advance, $5 day of. 6-8 p.m.

Oct. 28-30

FREE Arcadia Route 66 Neonfest (E Old Highway 66, Arcadia) features neon displays, neon campfires, a film festival and more. Neon Campfire begins at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Friday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 – 10 a.m.

Oct. 29

FREE National Weather Festival at the National Weather Center (120 David L. Boren Blvd, Norman) features kids activities, food trucks, giveaways, local news personalities and weather balloon launches. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Oct. 30

FREE Trunk or Treat Fall Festival at Church of the Servant (14343 N MacArthur) features trunk-or-treat activities with fun treats. Non-scary costumes are welcome. best suited for kids in 5th grade and under. 4-6 p.m.

 

For more family fun, find pumpkin patches, fall festivals, Halloween activities and more on this Fall Fun guide from our Sponsors, or check out all our fall guides highlighting costume events, hayrides and more. For even more ideas for free family fun, check out our round-up of the best free events, ideas for a no-spend weekend and more! 

About the author: Born and raised in the Oklahoma City metro and a graduate of the Gaylord College of Journalism at the University of Oklahoma, Lindsay Cuomo has worked for MetroFamily since 2014 covering local stories, people and events. Lindsay is a mom to three school-aged boys and calls Moore, Oklahoma home.

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