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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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  • Sun, Oct 2, 2022

  • Click here to see a list of current museum exhibits in the OKC Metro.                  
  • The City of Oklahoma City offers FREE fishing on the first Saturday of each month. No city permit is required, however a State license is for anyone 16 and older. Regular fishing regulations apply. Visit okc.gov for additional information.

    Where

    Oklahoma City parks View map

    Oklahoma City, OK
  • Classes are open to all levels, whether you are a beginner or an experienced yogi. Interested participants are invited to sign up for yogi-mail alerts when class locations change. Email info@myriadgardens.org and put YOGA EMAILS in the subject line. Tuesdays 6 p.m. & Saturdays, 9 a.m.

    Where

    Myriad Gardens View map
    301 W Reno Ave,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features authentic Greek food such as gyros and baklava and live entertainment including dancing and music. There will also be a caricaturist, face painter and balloon creations.  Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m - 10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.  

    Where

    St George Greek Orthodox Church View map
    2101 NW 145th St,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features a chalk art competition, live music, street performers, a rose show and a rose-themed art exhibit at the Broken Arrow Museum. Friday, 5-9 p.m. & Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

    Where

    Downtown Broken Arrow & Events Park View map
    1st & Main St, 21101 E 101st St
    Broken Arrow, 74014, OK, US
  • Features fine art displays, crafter booths, live music & entertainment as well as a children's creation station, bounce houses, a giant sand pile and more. Friday, 11am-9pm; Saturday, 10am-8pm; Sunday, noon-4pm.  

    Where

    Rock Island Depot View map
    100 Chickasha Ave,
    Chickasha, 73018, OK, US
  • 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
  • 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
  • Features a juried art show and unique market where both adult and youth artists from federally recognized Southeastern tribes display their art. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Where

    Chickasaw Capital Square View map

    Tishomingo, 73460, OK, US
  • Children’s Garden at Myriad Botanical Gardens is closed for setup of Pumpkinville.

    Where

    Myriad Gardens View map
    301 W Reno Ave,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • The Just Between Friends Consignment Sale offers new & gently used children’s clothes, toys, furniture & accessories. Admission is charged on select days. Walkups are welcome but those with tickets will be let in first.

    Where

    Cleveland County Fairgrounds View map
    615 E Robinson,
    Norman, OK, US
  • Features live music, handcrafted arts and crafts, fun games, a nature walk, delicious food, family-friendly entertainment and local artists. Gather around the campfire on Friday night to hear tales of Bigfoot from people who have had firsthand encounters. Guests are free to share all stories without ridicule.

    Where

    Kiamichi Mountain Mission Campgrounds View map
    37529 Indian Rte 144,
    Honobia, 74549, OK, US
  • Bill’s 44th is an original comedic show created and puppeted by Dorothy James & Andy Manjuck. The production is a full-length (55 minutes), wordless, comedic puppet show performed with an original, recorded score.

    Where

    Te Ata Theater at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center View map
    11 NW 11th St,
    Oklahoma City, 73103, 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
  • Enjoy a selection of films from finalists from all over the world and vote on your favorites. The Final Ten (shown at every screening) are viewed simultaneously across the world during a one-week period, with the Best Film and Best Actor awards determined by ballots cast by the audiences in each participating venue. 2022 Finalists: Don vs Lightning (Big Red Button, Scotland); Love, Dad (Diana Cam Van Nguyen, Czech Republic & Slovakia); Save the Bees (Charlie…

    Where

    Oklahoma City Museum of Art View map
    415 Couch Dr,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features a three-day celebration of rowing, kayaking, dragon boating, whitewater rafting and family fun.

    Where

    RIVERSPORT Adventures View map
    725 S. Lincoln Blvd.,
    Oklahoma City, 73129, OK, US
  • Features a variety of activities and demonstrations at the Chickasaw National Capitol in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, and culminating Saturday, Oct. 1 with Governor Bill Anoatubby’s State of the Nation Address. Attendees will enjoy a weeklong celebration that includes a princess pageant, cultural events, entertainment, fellowship and more.
  • 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
  • Features vintage furniture, decor, handmade treasures, re-purposed possessions and more.

    Where

    Old Chicken Farm View map
    12699 E Britton Rd,
    Jones, OK, US
  • Features aircraft displays, a children's area with community guests and STEM activities and tours of the control tower.

    Where

    Max Westheimer Airport View map
    1700 Lexington Ave,
    Norman, 73069, OK, US
  • Features a craft show, music, a kids' area and more. For more information, check out the event's Facebook page.

    Where

    Harrah Heritage Park View map
    1374 N Church,
    Harrah, 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
  • Features local vendors selling handmade items, crafts, quilts, yard art, food, farm produce, direct sale products and other types of crafts.

    Where

    Moore Central Park View map
    700 S Broadway Ave,
    Moore, 73160, OK, US
  • Features items for children, teens, and moms-to-be. Thursday & Friday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (half price day)

    Where

    Shawnee Expo Center View map
    1700 W Independence,
    Shawnee, OK, US
  • Features a storytime for littles.

    Where

    Harvey Bakery & Kitchen View map
    301 NW 13th St,
    Oklahoma City, 73103, OK, US
  • Features a half-hour, all-ages story time.

    Where

    Commonplace Books View map
    1325 N Walker Ave,
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • 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
  • Features a FREE dance class for all abilities! Chance to Dance is Oklahoma City Ballet's adaptive dance program for dancers with a wide range of mental and physical capabilities. They provide a safe, fun atmosphere for dancers to experience the joy of dancing together. Classes are every Saturday 10-11 a.m. for ages 6 and older. Please contact Stephanie Pitts at stephanie@okcballet.org or (405)208-8881.

    Where

    Oklahoma City Ballet View map
    6800 N Classen Blvd,
    Oklahoma City, 73116, OK, US
  • The Oklahoma Czech Festival celebrates the Czech culture through food, music, dancing, traditional dress and imported goods. The festival officially kicks off with one of the state’s largest parades down Main Street in Yukon. Following the parade, the festival offers a variety of family entertainment throughout the day including polka music, dancing, carnival rides, a petting zoo and a craft show with more than 150 booths.  Festival goers can snack…

    Where

    Yukon Czech Hall View map
    205 N Czech Hall Rd,
    Yukon, 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
  • Vendors will be showcasing all sorts of unique vintage, handmade and repurposed finds. The Antique Mall is also open.

    Where

    The Warehouse Antique Mall View map
    1200 SE 89th St,
    Oklahoma City, 73149, OK, US
  • Features pumpkin decorating, baking contest, hayride, petting zoo, crafts, games and more. Schedule 10 a.m.: Kids Fall Parade(Edward Jones) 1 p.m.: Corn Hole (Tennis Courts)

    Where

    Downtown Prague View map
    Jim Thorpe Blvd,
    Prague, OK, US
  • Features an outdoor market with artists, hand-crafted artisans, boutiques and local businesses offering re-purposed, vintage and unique products.

    Where

    Wheeler Ferris Wheel View map
    1701 S Western Ave,
    Oklahoma City, 73102, OK, US
  • Features live entertainment, parade, gunfighter shows, car show, corn-hole tournament, a kids zone and more. Schedule: Parade: 10:30 a.m. Car Show: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Corn Hole Tournament: 2-6 p.m. Street Vendors and Food Trucks: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

    Where

    Downtown Meeker View map
    HWY 62,
    Meeker, 74855, OK, US
  • Features a variety of themed, hands-on activities for kids to explore the history of the American West. Enjoy storytime at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Monthly themes and activities: September: Learn about heroes and legends and even get the chance to create your own! A free coloring book by local artists from Literati Press will teach you about Pecos Bill, Annie Oakley, John Henry, Poker Chip the horse and more.…

    Where

    National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum View map
    1700 NE 63rd St,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Over 30 food trucks will compete for a cash prize. Held in conjunction with the Rock Island Arts Festival.

    Where

    Historic Downtown Chickasha View map
    1st to 4th St,
    Chickasha, OK, US
  • Features genuine chuckwagon food, live performances, historical interpretations, children’s art activities and more.

    Where

    Chisholm Trail Heritage Center View map
    1000 Chisholm Trail Pkwy,
    Duncan, 73533, 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.  

    Where

    Science Museum Oklahoma View map
    2020 Remington Pl,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features an inclusive event with games, activities, a resource fair and a hot dog cookout. Preregister.  

    Where

    WovenLife View map
    701 NE 13th St,
    Oklahoma City, 73104, OK, US
  • Features a kid-friendly storytime and corresponding craft activity. On Oct. 8, local author and illustrator, James Biscone and Leigha Liuzza, will read their book, Goodnight Peanut, and sign books afterward.

    Where

    Best of Books View map
    1313 E Danforth Rd,
    Edmond, 73034, OK, US
  • See inside some of Oklahoma City’s most beautiful historic homes. Tours will be held from noon to 5 p.m. each day. This self-guided walking tour allows attendees to visit several private residences. Visitors will be greeted by knowledgeable volunteers who can provide historical facts and wonderful stories about the Heritage Hills neighborhood. The tour will include a shuttle stop so attendees can take part in food and drink specials as…

    Where

    Heritage Hills View map

    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features a wide array of Oklahoma’s own performing artists, visual artists, live musicians and free children's activities. Internationally known band, Colourmusic, will be headlining this year’s event, taking the stage at 9 p.m. Artist booths line NW 16th Street in a festive display of Oklahoma creativity.

    Where

    The Plaza District View map
    1700 Block NW 16th Street,
    Oklahoma City, 73106, OK, US
  • Features free pop-up programming, plus Midtown merchants and restaurants will be offering specials, activities and giveaways. Attendees can also enjoy free pop-up programming such as art demonstrations, a caricaturist, a chalk artist, live music and more. Returning for its second year, a pop-up Pumpkin Patch by Big Friendly Brewery will also kick off during Midtown Walkabout in the lot located at N.W. 10th and Hudson. Attendees can purchase a wide…

    Where

    Midtown View map
    Robinson Ave,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Muralists will be painting and debuting their new creations. Artists are arriving from all over North America including Canada to create new murals throughout the Plaza District. Muralists will begin creating their masterpieces the week of September 26th and will debut the new murals at the Plaza District Festival on Saturday, Oct. 1.

    Where

    Plaza District View map
    1745 NW 16th Stree,
    OK, US
  • Features a dog costume contest, kid zone with inflatables, face painting, henna tattoos and live music.

    Where

    Midtown Mutts Dog Park View map
    407 W Park Pl,,
    Oklahoma City, 73103, OK, US
  • The Fiestas de Las Americas festival is a celebration of Oklahoma’s rich multicultural heritage with the Parade of the Americas, family activities and live entertainment. Schedule: Parade of the Americas | noon Family Activities | 1-5pm Live Entertainment, Food & Drinks | noon-8pm

    Where

    Calle Dos Cinco in Historic Capitol Hill View map
    3019 SW 25th St,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features a children’s story time read by Oklahoma children’s books authors.

    Where

    Deer Clan Books View map
    3905 N College Ave,
    Bethany, 73008, OK, US
  • In 2017 Sara Dykman became the first person to follow – by bicycle – the eastern population of monarch butterflies on their roundtrip, multigenerational migration. From Mexico to Canada and back, her 10,201-mile adventure, on a beat-up bicycle, was a call to action. With the monarch’s placement on the endangered species list this year, it is more important than ever to address the concerns surrounding their survival. Join Sara as…

    Where

    Myriad Gardens - Terrace Room View map
    301 W Reno Ave,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Feature a runway show of models highlighting the top trends of the season, with proceeds benefiting Susan G. Komen. This event is free and open to the community. The first 100 attendees will receive an exclusive goodie bag with retailer samples and special offers. Guests will also have the chance to win special prize giveaways and enjoy appetizers from Pepperoni Grill while supplies last.  

    Where

    Lower Level, Center Court View map
    1901 NW Expressway,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features an evening of fun with board games, snacks and a raffle.

    Where

    MAC at Mitch Park View map
    2733 Marilyn Williams Dr,
    Oklahoma City, 73003, OK, US
  • Showcases local and regional talent with rising stars and area favorites performing live music from a wide range of genres backed by the Rodeo Opry Band. Doors open at 6 p.m.

    Where

    Rodeo Opry View map
    2312 Exchange Ave,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US

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