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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.

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All Free Events

  • Fri, Oct 7, 2022

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  • Features a petting zoo, yard games, hayrides, food trucks, inflatables, great photo-ops, games, a maze and of course, pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. Each Saturday will feature special activities including a touch-a-truck, Thunder Day and more. Pumpkins are available for purchase. All proceeds go to Wings. Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 - 6 p.m.  

    Where

    Wings Special Needs Community View map
    13700 N Eastern Ave,
    Edmond, OK, US
  • Features the annual Great Rat Race, a parade, live music, crafts, an art show, a quilt show, food and beverage options, wine tastings and, of course, a wide range of cheese-related activities, including tastings and cooking contests. Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Where

    Main Street and at the Watonga Armory View map

    Watonga, OK, US
  • In celebration of Dia de los Muertos, the National Cowboy Museum invites visitors to remember and honor the memory of ancestors by contributing to a community ofrenda. An ofrenda typically consists of items or photographs identifying the individual being honored along with staples of celebration such as calaveras, papel picados and marigolds. Visitors are invited to bring copies of photographs of loved ones for the ofrenda (please no food or…

    Where

    National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum View map
    1700 NE 63rd St,
    Oklahoma City, 73111, OK, US
  • Humpty Dumpty has fallen off the wall and it's up to all of the characters in Rhymevillle to work together to put him back together! This story is a hilarious twist on the classic nursery rhyme with bright colors and fun interactive characters. See website for show times.

    Where

    Oklahoma Children's Theatre View map
    2501 N Blackwelder Ave,
    Oklahoma City, 73106, OK, US
  • Features a series of family-friendly outdoor movies. Movies will begin at sunset, with pre-movie activities at 7:15 p.m. Schedule: Sept. 9 - Southern Oaks Park, Sonic the Hedgehog (PG) Sept. 16 - Pitts Park, Encanto (PG) Sept. 23 - Hefner Park, The Nightmare Before Christmas (PG) Sept. 30 - Bicentennial Park, School of Rock (PG-13) Oct. 7 - Schilling Park, Spider-man: No Way Home (PG-13) Oct. 14 - Taylor Park,…

    Where

    Various locations View map

    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Enjoy nature and Bethany's walking trails as you read a story. The story changes every month so drop by to catch a different story. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

    Where

    Bethany Library (outside) View map
    6700 NW 35th St,
    Bethany, 73008, OK, US
  • Features endangered animal statues made with more than one million toy bricks. This one-of-a-kind exhibit located within the Zoo’s butterfly garden area is designed to connect wildlife fans to many of the planet’s endangered species while “building” an appreciation for conservation and biodiversity. General admission for BRICKLIVE is $5 per person plus Zoo admission. Children 2 and under are free and do not require tickets for entry into BRICKLIVE.  

    Where

    OKC Zoo View map
    2000 Remington Place,
    Oklahoma City, 73111, OK, US
  • Bring a pumpkin larger than your head and receive FREE same-day admission to the Zoo. The donated pumpkins will be used to decorate the Haunt the Zoo trail. Limit one free admission per person. 

    Where

    Oklahoma City Zoo View map
    2101 NE 50th St,
    OKC, OK, US
  • Yoga is an excellent option during pregnancy. It can help to soothe aches and pains, reduce stress, promote relaxation, and prepare you for childbirth and motherhood. In the class at This Land Yoga, they focus on lengthening and strengthening muscles, soothing common pregnancy discomforts, and teaching proper breathing and relaxation techniques. This class fosters deep connection: connect to your body, bond with your baby, and with other women in our…

    Where

    This Land Yoga View map
    405 NW 30th St,
    Oklahoma City, 73118, OK, US
  • Tulsa's largest annual event featuring fun filled family entertainment including carnival rides, attractions, concerts, creative arts, food, livestock competitions & more. Open most days at 10 a.m. See website for hours of operation.

    Where

    Expo Square View map
    4145 E 21st St,
    Tulsa, OK, US
  • Features a variety of activities related to 19th century Cherokee culture and lifestyle, including hands-on participation in Cherokee games such as blow gun shooting, stickball playing, marbles and chunkey. Demonstrations in pottery making, basket weaving, and finger weaving will show the unique Cherokee lifestyle of this time period. Other activity stations will introduce children to period toys, the Cherokee language, and storytellers sharing Cherokee lore. Museum galleries are open for…

    Where

    National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum View map
    1700 NE 63rd St,
    Oklahoma City, 73111, OK, US
  • Features live music, art, games, hayrides, a petting zoo, pumpkin patch, bounce houses and more.

    Where

    Sonrise Adult & Teen Challenge View map
    19792 NW Cache Rd,
    Cache, 73527, OK, US
  • Lucas Ross will teach those that have never played the banjo before. Banjos will be provided. Registration includes free entry to the museum. Parents/guardians also receive free entry to the museum. Preregister, space is limited. Also held: Nov. 12 & Dec. 9

    Where

    American Banjo Museum View map
    9 E Sheridan Ave,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features celebration of the Hispanic culture representing multiple countries through music, dance, food, and vendor showcase.

    Where

    Scissortail Park - Songbird Plaza, Lower Park View map
    300 SW 7th St,
    Oklahoma City, 73109, OK, US
  • Features a night of spooky skating and a costume contest under the stars at the Sky Rink.

    Where

    Scissortail Park View map
    801 S Robinson Ave,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features live entertainment, games, crafts and food showing off authentic Asian flavors.

    Where

    University of Central Oklahoma Plunkett Park View map
    100 North University Drive,
    Edmond, 73034, OK, US
  • Each First Friday, Paseo galleries offer special themed exhibits, guest artists and a variety of live entertainment - all within walking distance. Ten restaurants and a handful of other shops round out the Paseo’s distinctive atmosphere.

    Where

    Paseo District View map
    NW 30th & 27th Streets, Walker and Hudson Ave.,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Enjoy a wagon ride through the historic Enid Cemetery on a moonlit Oklahoma evening. Re-enactment characters portray historic personalities who once lived in the Enid area and, as you ride through the cemetery, they approach your wagon to tell their unique, true stories. Scheduled wagon times: 6:30 pm 6:50 pm 7:10 pm 7:30 pm 7:50 pm 8:10 pm 8:30 pm

    Where

    Enid Cemetery View map
    212 W Willow,
    Enid, OK, US
  • Features bone-chilling legends, spooky tales and more on a 40-minute historic voyage aboard the Bricktown Water Taxi through the Bricktown Canal. Available Thursday and Friday evenings in October at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 p.m. each evening, plus Monday, October 25 during Brick-or-Treat night in Bricktown.  Benefit Preservation Oklahoma, Incorporated.

    Where

    Bricktown Water Taxi View map
    111 S. Mickey Mantle Drive,
    Oklahoma City, 73104, OK, US
  • Features a screening of Hocus Pocus (rated PG), costume contest and free one popcorn per ticket. Concession proceeds benefit the El Reno Community Theatre.

    Where

    Centre Theatre View map
    110 S Bickford Ave,
    El Reno, 73036, OK, US
  • A part of the World Ballet Series, the Swan Lake will be performed live by a multinational cast of 50 professional ballet dancers gathered to bring the most famous love story to life.  See the iconic Dance of the Little Swans, count the 32 fouettés performed by the Odile and immerse yourself in magical Tchaikovsky's music. The production will feature richly detailed, hand-painted sets as well as over 150 radiant costumes that…

    Where

    Hudiberg Chevrolet Center View map
    6000 S Prosper Blvd,
    Midwest City, 73110, OK, US
  • Features local breweries, lawn games, light bites and live music. In addition to the outdoor block party, the Museum’s Roof Terrace will serve as a VIP lounge to include an exclusive selection of wine and spirits tastings, downtown skyline views, light bites and lounge seating.

    Where

    Couch Drive View map
    415 Couch Dr.,
    Oklahoma City, 73102, OK, US
  • The City of Edmond hosts Movie Night @ the Park featuring the screening of popular movies. The movie will start around 7:15 pm, right after the sun sets. May 13: Encanto June 10: Sing 2 July 15: Moana (Foam Party, 7 p.m.) Aug. 12: The Bad Guys Sept. 9: Minions: The Rise of Gru Oct. 7: The Goonies In case of inclement weather, movies will be rescheduled. Visit Edmond Park's…

    Where

    MAC Amphitheater View map
    2733 Marilyn Williams Dr.,
    Edmond, OK, US
  • Features a family-friendly outdoor concert with live music from Latin Pop singer Lee Hernan.

    Where

    Legacy Park View map
    1898 Legacy Dr,
    Norman, 73069, OK, US

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