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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 Aug. 14, 2023)

Sept. 7-10

FREE Cleveland County Free Fair at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds (615 E Robinson St, Norman) features a midway with carnival rides and games,  live entertainment, livestock exhibits, petting zoo, wiener dog races, baby crawl races, car & motorcycle show and more. See website for a complete schedule.

Sept. 8

FREE Busker Street Fair at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features street performers, fair foods and locally made merchandise for sale. 5-8 p.m.

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

Sept. 8 & 9

FREE Mustang Western Days at Wild Horse Park (1201 N Mustang Rd, Mustang) features a fun run, rodeo, parade, best-dressed cowboy & cowgirl contest, pet show, car show, live music, gunfighters, covered wagon rides, games and more. Some activities are at other locations. Free to attend. Friday, 5-10pm; Saturday, 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sept. 9

FREE Children’s Fishing Derby at Ten Acre Lake (15600 NE 10th St, Choctaw) features an age-divided fishing derby for kids of all ages. Bait is provided and food trucks will be on-site for refreshments. 8-11 a.m.

FREE See You Saturdays at Oklahoma Hall of Fame (1400 Classen Dr) features complimentary admission, crafts, games and more. During the first hour, guests can take part in a sensory-friendly experience. Also held Oct. 14.  9 a.m.-2 p.m.

FREE Second Saturday XL at Oklahoma Contemporary (11 NW 11th St) features art-making opportunities and experiences inspired by exhibitions on view. 1-4 p.m.

Sept. 12

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.

Sept. 14-17

Rogers County Free Fair at the Claremore Expo Center (400 S Veterans Pkwy, Claremore) features a horse show, car show, 4-H and FFA competitions, carnival rides, children’s area, midway games and more. Free to attend. See website for a schedule of events.

Sept. 15

FREE OKC Ballet Under the Stars at Scissortail Park (415 S Robinson Ave) features excerpts from classical ballet and modern dance performed by professional dancers and local students. Attendees can also participate in a movement class. 7 p.m.

Sept. 15-16

FREE Cherokee Strip Celebration in downtown Enid (various locations) features food, arts & craft show, live entertainment, parade, gunfight reenactments and more. Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon.

Sept. 16

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.-3:30 p.m.

FREE Farm Open House at Mollie Spencer Farm (1001 Garth Brooks Blvd, Yukon) features informational stations, a self-guided tour, animals and more. 9-11 a.m.

Sept. 23

FREE Walk in the Forest at Ruby Grant Park (4396 N Interstate Dr, Norman). Learn about your environment from the professionals. Learn from a forester on a walk through the park. 8 a.m.-noon.

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 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 Uptown Outside at The Art Hall (519 NW 23rd St) features a block party with food, music, art and community. 4-10 p.m.

Sept. 30

FREE Monarch Festival at Mollie Spencer Farm (1001 Garth Brooks Blvd, Yukon) features monarch-related crafts for kids, a seed ball-making station, face painting and more. Local gardening experts will be available to answer all your questions about planting a garden that attracts and supports monarch butterflies. Preregister. 9 a.m.-1 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.

FREE Monarch Festival at Martin Park Nature Center (5000 W Memorial Rd) features games, interactive activities and educational opportunities to learn about the monarch’s life cycle, their migration journey and their role in our ecosystem. 10 a.m.-noon.

FREE Fly-in and Community Day at the El Reno Airport (6600 Mustang Field Rd, El Reno) features an air show, helicopter rides, inflatables, food trucks, car show and more. 10 a.m.-4 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. 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

FREE Plaza District Festival (1700 block of NW 16th St) features a wide array of Oklahoma’s own performing artists, visual artists, live musicians and children’s activities.  Oklahoma City’s own Josh Fudge will headline the festival. noon- 10 p.m.

Oct. 11

FREE Fall Y’all Family Fun at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame (1400 Classen Dr) features a fall festival with special themed activities including games, art activities, crafts and story time, plus free admission. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Oct. 13-15

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. See website for schedule.

Oct. 14

FREE Red Earth Parade and FallFest at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features a parade, an arts market, and a youth Powwow, celebrating Oklahoma City’s Indigenous People’s Day. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

FREE Second Saturday at Oklahoma Contemporary (11 NW 11th St) features art-making opportunities and experiences inspired by exhibitions on view. 1-4 p.m.

FREE CU in the Park at Scissortail Park (415 S Robinson Ave) features a free country-music concert starring Chris Young. 7 p.m.

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. 21

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.


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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