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2021 Free Fall Fun Events

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 Sept. 14, 2021.)

Sept. 16-19

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 complete schedule of events.

Sept. 17

FREE Outdoor Movie Series at Lions Park (450 S Flood Ave, Norman) features an outdoor screening of High School Musical. Activities, 7 p.m.; movie, sundown. Also held Oct. 15: Hocus Pocus.

FREE Movie on the Lawn at Chisholm Creek (1332 W Memorial Rd) features an outdoor screening of Jurassic Park. The movie will begin around sunset. Bring your own blankets or chairs. Also held Oct. 8: Hocus Pocus.

FREE Friday Night Movie at Chapel Hill UMC (2717 W Hefner Rd) features an outdoor screening of The Emperor’s New Groove. There will be popcorn, food and bottled water. Chairs will be set up to view the movie in the east parking lot but feel free to bring your own seating. 8-10 p.m.

Sept. 17-18

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. 18

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 Guatemalan Cultural Celebration at the Oklahoma History Center (800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr) features Guatemalan food from Pollo Campero, Guatemalan dance groups and a Mayan Art Exhibit featuring original art from four Mayan artists. 11 a.m.

Sept. 24

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

FREE Drive-By Truckers Mayor’s Mic Drop Anniversary Concert at Scissortail Park (415 S Robinson Ave) features a live, outdoor concert by the alternative country/Southern rock band, Drive-By Truckers. 8 p.m.

Sept. 25

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 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 Automobile Alley’s Art of Beer at Oklahoma Contemporary (11 NW 11th St) features local breweries, art programming with Oklahoma Contemporary, music and lawn games. The event is FREE and family-friendly. 2-8 p.m.

Sept. 26 

FREE Down Syndrome Festival at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features an awareness walk, 1-mile fun run, 5k and festival activities, including raffles, moon bounces, face painters, carnival games, music and more. 8 a.m.

Oct. 1

FREE Fall Foliage and Flavors Fest at the Norman East Library (3051 Alameda, Norman) features a cookbook sale, cookbook swap, storytime and children’s craft, kitchen a la cart food samples, wreath making adult craft, Autumn plants in Oklahoma education presentation, family-friendly outdoor games, a festive photo opp area, and more. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Oct. 2

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.

Oct. 1-3

Rock Island Arts Festival at Rock Island Depot (100 Chickasha Ave, Chickasha) features fine art displays, crafter booths, live music & entertainment as well as children’s creation station, bounce houses, a giant sand pile and more. Free to attend. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 4 p.m.

FREE Oklahoma Regatta Festival (725 S. Lincoln Blvd) features a three-day celebration of rowing, kayaking, dragon boating, whitewater rafting and family fun. See website for schedule of events.

Oct. 8

FREE Movie on the Lawn at Chisholm Creek (1332 W Memorial Rd) features an outdoor screening of Hocus Pocus.. The movie will begin around sunset. Bring your own blankets or chairs.

Oct. 9

FREE See You Saturdays at Gaylord-Pickens Museum (1400 Classen Dr) features themed experiences and learning opportunities for families to enjoy together including crafts and guided tours. All ages welcome. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

FREE Second Saturday at Oklahoma Contemporary (11 NW 11th St) features the many ways contemporary artists are making the murals that decorate our city and make OKC a more colorful place to live. From paper and chalk to tape and light, visitors can make their mark on several different mural-making art projects. Families will also enjoy live DJ music and demonstrations from local mural artists. Noon-3 p.m.

Oct. 15

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

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. Activities will vary each day. Wednesday & Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. & 5-7:30 p.m.

Oct. 22

FREE Movie at the Coop at Jackie Cooper Gym (1024 E Main St, Yukon) features an outdoor screening of a family-friendly movie. The movie will show in the grass area behind Jackie Cooper Gym, starting dusk. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase.

FREE Creepin’ It Reel Movies in the Park at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park (8700 E Reno Ave) features a Halloween-themed, double feature. Families can enjoy an outdoor screening of Halloweentown followed by Hocus Pocus. 7-11 p.m.

Oct. 23

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.

Oct. 24

FREE Let’s Get Midwest City Moving Free 5K Walk/Run at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park (8700 E Reno Ave) features a non-competitive 5K run & walk for all fitness levels. Start and finish line banners will be hung at three parks in MWC, including Joe B. Barnes Regional Park. Complete the 5K at your own pace. Preregister. 1-6 p.m.

Oct. 25

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.

Oct. 25-30

FREE National Weather Festival with the National Weather Service (Facebook) features a week-long celebration of the science behind our weather. Get your weather questions answered by local broadcast meteorologists, women scientists and more, plus take part in a variety of activities exploring meteorology.

Through Oct. 29

FREE Concerts at the Creek at The Water Stage at Chisholm Creek (13230 Pawnee Dr) features live, local music from Oklahoma singer-songwriters in the open-air pavilion. 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. Fridays, 7 p.m.

Oct. 29

FREE Trunk or Treat at Hope Connection Church (8309 S Santa Fe Ave) features decorated trunks handing out candy, refreshments and more. 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Oct. 31

FREE Church of the Servant Fall Festival at Church of the Servant (14343 N MacArthur) features trunk-or-treat activities with fun treats. Non-scary costumes are welcome. 2-3:30 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.

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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