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Free, Fun Family Activities

The Only Thing Better than Family Fun is FREE Family Fun!

Our website is packed with things to do to have fun with the whole family without spending a dime. Below, you’ll find a list of inspiring ideas of the best free events happening this month, reader-favorite free activities and more free things to do with kids in OKC! Want even more ideas? Check out our searchable calendar filled with community events for families or keep scrolling to see events happening today throughout the Oklahoma City metro that are free to attend.

Editor’s note: Due to COVID-19 precautions, some of the following events and venues may have adjusted their hours, programming or safety protocols. Please check with each venue directly to verify. We encourage our readers to enjoy family fun responsibly. When around others, wear a mask, remain socially distant, wash your hands often and stay home if you or a member of your household is feeling ill. Find more information about the coronavirus pandemic in Oklahoma at oklahoma.gov/covid19.  

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All Free Events

  • Sat, Sep 18, 2021

  • Click here to see a list of current museum exhibits in the OKC Metro.                  
  • Features a brand-new adventure filled with world-class skating and unexpected stunts. See Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and stars from Frozen, Moana, Coco, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Tangled, The Princess and the Frog, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty. Show times: Thursday, September 16 – 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 17 – 12:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 18 – 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Sunday, September 19 – 2:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Monday, September 20 – 7:30 p.m.

    Where

    Jim Norick Arena View map
    333 Gordon Cooper Blvd,
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • The fair features a horse show, car show, 4-H and FFA competitions, carnival rides, children's area, midway games and more. See website for complete schedule of events.

    Where

    Claremore Expo Center View map
    400 S Veterans Pkwy,
    Claremore, 74017, OK, US
  • On this day, over 1,000 participating museums, zoos & cultural centers across the country will open their doors for free. Participants are allowed to download one ticket per email address. The ticket provides free general admission on Saturday, September 18, 2021, for two people. Tickets can be downloaded online. Find museums participating in your area here. 

    Where

    Various locations View map

    OK
  • Scotfest is Oklahoma's flagship celebration of Celtic history and heritage, with food, crafts, live Celtic music, highland games, Scottish and Irish dance demonstrations, a Celtic dog parade and genealogy & family history sessions. Friday, 5-11 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    Where

    Broken Arrow Events Park View map
    21101 E 101st ST,
    Broken Arrow, OK, US
  • Cherokee Strip Celebration in downtown Enid is a three-day celebration commemorating when people flocked to Enid to stake their claim. The festivities include food, arts & craft show, live entertainment, parade, gunfight reenactments and more. Schedule:  Friday, Sept.17 11am-1pm: Cherokee Strip Lunch Rush Indian Tacos provided by Enid Intertribal Saturday, Sept. 18 9 am: Enid Walk of Fame Awards Ceremony 9:30 am: Cherokee Strip Celebration Begins 10:30 am: Cherokee Strip…

    Where

    Downtown Square View map

    Enid, OK, US
  • The Dodgers take the field against the Express. There will be post-game fireworks on Friday and kids can run the bases after Sunday's game. Game times are Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Monday & Tuesday at 7:05 p.m.; Sunday, 6:05 p.m. Also held: Sept. 16-21.

    Where

    Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark View map
    2 Mickey Mantle Dr,
    Oklahoma Cit y, 73104, OK, US
  • Classes led by YMCA instructors.  are open to all levels, whether you are a beginner or an experienced yogi. Meet at the Devon Lawn. Bring a mat and water. Tuesdays, 6 p.m. & Saturday, 9 a.m. *Saturday, September 25, 9 a.m. class moves to Together Square for the Down Syndrome Festival & 5K taking place on the Devon Lawn. Want to receive email alerts when the yoga class moves indoors…

    Where

    Myriad Gardens View map
    301 W Reno Ave,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features a family-friendly walk/run to raise money for the children of St. Jude during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Volunteer opportunities available.

    Where

    Bicentennial Park View map
    500 Couch Dr,
    Oklahoma City, 73102, OK, US
  • Features a new immersive experience with life-sized dinosaur fossils and animatronic models that demonstrate movement and sounds like prehistoric creatures. This interactive experience has 15 one-of-a-kind animatronic displays and 8 skeleton replicas. Learn how dinosaurs evolved over time and where they roamed as well as what the OKC Zoo is doing to fight the extinction of Oklahoma’s beloved lizard, the horny toad, also known as the Texas horned lizard. Dino…

    Where

    OKC Zoo View map
    2000 Remington Place,
    Oklahoma City, 73111, OK, US
  • Features a 2-mile course with several obstacles like kayaking, archery, log jumping and more. Snacks and warm drinks will be provided at the finish line. Preregister. Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers.

    Where

    Martin Park Nature Center View map
    5000 W Memorial Rd,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features an awareness walk with family-friendly activities, music, family stories and more. Oklahoma City Congenital Heart Walk is planned to be both virtual and in-person.

    Where

    Scissortail Park View map
    300 SW 7th St,
    Oklahoma City, 73109, OK, US
  • Features Hot Wheels as well as action figures, comic books, model kits and more. Also held: Oct. 23 & Dec. 11.

    Where

    New Life Church OKC View map
    13300 S Western Ave,
    Oklahoma City, 73170, OK, US
  • Features modern and vintage aircraft including a World War II era aircraft and a mid-reconstruction A-26 Invader. The Experimental Aircraft Association will offer airplane rides for children. Food vendors will be onsite.

    Where

    Guthrie-Edmond Regional Airport View map
    520 Airport Rd,
    Guthrie, 73044, OK, US
  • Features a half-hour, all-ages story time.

    Where

    Commonplace Books View map
    1325 N Walker Ave,
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • Run so they can fly! The course takes runners through the zoo and benefits conservation efforts.

    Where

    Oklahoma City Zoo View map
    2101 NE 50th St,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features an outdoor skating surface for both traditional quad skates as well as inline skates. Fall hours: Thursday & Friday, 4-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Sunday, 1-7 p.m. (weather permitting) Skates are available to rent, but personal skates are always welcome. Hours are subject to change due to weather conditions.

    Where

    Scissortail Park View map
    801 S Robinson Ave,
    Oklahoma City, 73109, OK, US
  • Learn what the Zoo is doing to protect red pandas and their habitat, and ways you can help. Presented locally by Bob Moore Subaru, International Red Panda Day activities are happening near the red panda habitat at Sanctuary Asia from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and include kid activities with prizes, photo opportunities presented by Bob Moore Subaru, Facebook live videos and more. Schedule: Kids Activities with Prizes: Event-goers 11…

    Where

    OKC Zoo View map
    2101 NE 50th St,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • The festival pays tribute to the famous aviator and features a car show, bounce houses, a sidewalk chalk art show, games, craft vendors, a parade and more.

    Where

    Maysville Public Library View map
    506 Williams St,
    Maysville, 73057, OK, US
  • The Oklahoma State Fair is an end-of-summer annual tradition. The 2021 Oklahoma State Fair will feature free concerts, food and shopping vendors, shows, exhibits, games, carnival rides and more. Disney On Ice will return for performances in the Jim Norick Arena. However, the Xtreme Bulls & Broncs Rodeo and Concert will not return in 2021. Midway ride tickets will move from paper to digital tickets. Special Discount Days Thursday, September 16: Opening…

    Where

    State Fair Park View map
    3001 General Pershing Blvd.,
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • Features a weekly morning story time with occasional special guests. For ages 10 & under. Space is limited so guests can maintain social distancing.

    Where

    Full Circle Bookstore View map
    1900 NW Expressway,
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • Features an outdoor storytime in the plaza in front of the library, weather permitting. Best suited for children ages 2 to 5 and their grown-ups, but children of all ages and their grown-ups are welcome.

    Where

    Norman Central Library View map
    103 W Acres St,
    Norman, 73069, OK, US
  • Celebrates the founding of Perry with a 5k, parade, Mock gunfights, live entertainment, food, exhibitors and more.

    Where

    Downtown Perry View map

    Perry, OK, US
  • Features a story and corresponding hands-on science activity in various locations throughout the museum. Storytime Science moves to a new location for each story — check with a team member or at the Guest Relations Booth for directions. 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays. To align with revised CDC guidelines, the museum strongly recommends all guests wear masks while in the museum. They require that unvaccinated guests ages 13+ wear…

    Where

    Science Museum Oklahoma View map
    2020 Remington Pl,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features a MadPotter Open House, Council Grove Historically Local Tour at Castle Falls and a Marking Tree Open House. MadPotter Studio with Matt Murray hosts a monthly open house 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at 4602 Northwest 10th which is open to all ages (children need parental supervision), must be 14+ to experience pottery wheel and includes light appetizers at moon. There is no charge for the open house and…

    Where

    WesTen District View map
    Northwest 10th Street Corridor,
    Oklahoma City, 73127, OK, US
  • Features Guatemalan food from Pollo Campero, Guatemalan dance groups and a Mayan Art Exhibit featuring original art from  four Mayan artists. The Mayan Art Exhibit and the Guatemalan Cultural Celebration are free and open to the public, and will take place on the first floor of the OHC.

    Where

    Oklahoma History Center View map
    800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Celebrate the lives of Major Gordon W. “Pawnee Bill” Lillie and his wife May Lillie and their famous Wild West Shows. The one-day festival features an exhibition of acts from the original Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Shows. There will be historically accurate entertainment such as blacksmithing, gunfighters and sharpshooters, a medicine man show and musicians.

    Where

    Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum View map
    1141 Pawnee Bill Road,
    Pawnee, OK, US
  • Features a FREE roller skating lesson. No sign up required. Skate rentals start at $2. Sizes available from trainer skates for the smaller family members and large sizes for the bigger ones. All ages welcome.

    Where

    Skate Galaxy OKC View map
    5800 NW 36th Street,
    Oklahoma City, 73122, OK, US
  • Features a free guided tour of the museum's exhibitions at 1 p.m. on Saturdays. Gallery Guides lead inclusive, conversational tours that encourage curiosity. To participate in a guided tour, reserve your time for up to eight people per slot, up to two weeks in advance.

    Where

    Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center View map
    11 NW 11th St,
    Oklahoma City, 73103, OK, US
  • Hands-on activities and demonstrations will give visitors a glimpse of everyday life on the ranch during Will Rogers’s childhood. September's activities explore life in the early 1900s and include corn grinding, butter churning, 19th-century games, candle dipping, wool spinning, cornhusk dolls, and more. In October, families can learn how to weave a basket. Family Day at the Ranch is free and open to the public, and donations are appreciated. Also…

    Where

    Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch View map
    9501 E 380 Rd,
    Oologah, OK, US
  • Presented by Citizens Bank of Edmond, Heard on Hurd is a monthly, family-friendly street festival occurring every third Saturday from June - October. Enjoy local food, unique shopping and live music.  

    Where

    Broadway Ave View map
    1st & Hurd,
    Edmond,
  • Features treats, drinks, giveaways, art, live music and more from participating businesses.

    Where

    Film Row View map
    California to NW 4th, Classen to Hudson Ave,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features a Zumba class that combines Latin and international music with a fun and effective workout system. Instructors provided by YMCA.

    Where

    Myriad Gardens' Devon Lawn View map
    301 W Reno Ave,
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • The Buddy Holly Story will relaunch their national tour from The McKnight Center, spending a week in Stillwater.

    Where

    The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts View map
    705 W University Ave,
    Stillwater, 74074, OK, US

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