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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

  • Tue, Sep 21, 2021

  • Click here to see a list of current museum exhibits in the OKC Metro.                  
  • 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
  • Features Trauma-Sensitive Yoga classes for those over 13 years of age and female-identifying. Each Trauma-Sensitive Yoga class will be led by Heather Warfield, LMFT, Calm Waters’ Clinical Director, and who has been trained in the Trauma Center’s Trauma-Sensitive Yoga, (TCTSY). All abilities are welcome and movement options will be provided throughout the session.

    Where

    Calm Waters Center View map
    501 N. Walker, Suite 140,
    Oklahoma City, 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 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
  • Meet up with friends on the third Tuesday of the month April through September within a safe community space at the all-new Friess Family playground. Enjoy refreshments for both adults and littles. Kids also can take part in a craft activity, while supplies last.

    Where

    National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum View map
    1700 NE 63rd St,
    Oklahoma City, 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 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 celebration of the rich and varied cultures of North, South and Central America. Enjoy musical performances and dance from local cultural groups representing countries of origin from all over the Americas. Bring a sack lunch to enjoy after the presentation, then embark on a self-exploration of the Museum galleries and discover the vast diversity of the American West. This event will be onsite as well as live streamed.

    Where

    National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum View map
    1700 NE 63rd St,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Kids can enjoy storytime and a craft activity. 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.

    Where

    Unpluggits Paint & Play View map
    575 Enterprise Dr Ste 110,
    Edmond, 73013, OK, US
  • Features free nature-themed storytime and crafts each Tuesday and Thursday at the Play Pavilion. May sign-up: https://forms.gle/XncK3vHe95WzErXd8 June sign-up: https://forms.gle/ZUFXqhBdzZZMKyzx5

    Where

    Scissortail Park Playground and Play Pavilion View map
    655 S Robinson Ave,
    Oklahoma City, 73109, OK, US
  • Cheer on some of Oklahoma’s top riders as they race through the neighborhood streets in the Wheeler District. Races take off at 5:30 p.m.

    Where

    Wheeler District View map
    1701 S Western Ave,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features a series of films that explore the changing face of the American movie musical as represented by six feature-length films supplemented by clips from others, as well as a few musical short films. Film historian Elizabeth Anthony, president of Reel Classics, provides introductions and commentary. Film schedule: Sept. 21 - 42nd Street (1933) Oct. 19 - Top Hat (1935 Nov. 9 - Love Me Tonight (1932) Feb. 22 -…

    Where

    Harding Fine Arts Academy Auditorium View map
    3333 N Shartel Ave, o
    Oklahoma City, 73118, OK, US
  • 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
  • Special presentations of classic films are brought back to the big screen every Tuesday at 7 p.m. for only $5. Click here for a full lineup of movies.

    Where

    Harkins Theatre View map
    150 E Reno,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US

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