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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

  • Tue, Jul 16, 2024

  • 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 and put YOGA EMAILS in the subject line. Tuesdays 6 p.m. & Saturdays, 9 a.m.


    Myriad Gardens View map
    301 W Reno Ave,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Saddle up for adventure with the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum where a storytelling cowboy shares tools of the trade and how to survive the Wild West. Schedule: June 5 - The Village Library, 1-2 p.m. June 7 - Midwest City Library, 2-3 p.m. June 12 - Capitol Hill Library, 2-3 p.m. June 18 - Bethany Library, 1-2 p.m. June 25 - Southern Oaks Library, 2-3 p.m. July 11…


    Various locations View map

    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Click here to see a list of current museum exhibits in the OKC Metro.                  
  • Features a variety of dance classes and performances. Alongside daily classes, multiple performances will take place over the course of the two weeks, opening the Festival to the community. Ways to engage include a choreography showcase, a panel and performance with the artist-in-residence and a community dance day for everyone 10 years and older. The Community Dance Day will take place on Saturday, July 20 at Oklahoma Contemporary.  Schedule:  Saturday, July 20,…


    UCO’s Mitchel Education Center & Oklahoma Contemporary View map

    Edmond & Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Help Mothman find his friends at the library. Visit the children's department to complete a fun scavenger hunt and win a prize if you can unscramble the secret word. One prize per person. Library Hours: Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday: 1-6 p.m.


    Downtown Library View map
    300 Park Ave,
    Oklahoma City, 73102, OK, US
  • Defend yourself from a horde of ferocious dragons in this engineering-based program for children. Create, build and test your own anti-dragon defense system against a variety of dragon hides. Learn how the shape and materials of projectiles affect their speed and trajectory in this magically medieval hands-on program. Preregister. Schedule:  June 5 - Ralph Ellison Library, 2-3 p.m. June 11 - Jones Library, 4-5 p.m. June 13 - The Village…


    Metropolitan libraries View map
    various locations,
    OKC, OK, US
  • Features free daily art classes as well as art camps taught by professional teaching artists. Registration for camps can be found at OKC Parks and Recreation.  


    OKC Rec Centers View map

    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Oklahoma City welcomes rowers from across America this summer for nine days of racing and revelry at USRowing’s RowFest. Activites include: Crowning of youth, U23, open, and masters national champions across 2000-meter and 1000-meter distances 500-meter sprints, relay races, indoor racing events, night racing, and other competitions and experiences Intersquad Boathouse Relays – mixing both youth and masters athletes Coastal rowing demos showcasing this rapidly growing discipline A vendor village,…


    800 Riversport Dr,
    Oklahoma City, 73129, OK, US
  • In addition to the choice of online enrollment and weekday, evening, and Saturday in-person enrollment events at schools, the district will also have a school bus visiting different areas of the city on select dates to help families enroll their students for the 2024-25 school year. Families are encouraged to enroll as soon as possible to ensure their students are assigned to a class before the first day of school on Tuesday, August…


    Various locations View map

    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Harkins Theatre will again have its annual kid’s movie program offering family-favorite films. Individual tickets are available the day of the show for $2 each. Doors open at 9 a.m. and all shows begin at 9:45 a.m. with movies running every weekday through Friday, July 26. 2024 Movies:  June 3-7 – Trolls Band Together   June 10-14 – Sonic the Hedgehog June 17-21 – PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie June 24-28 – Leo July 1-5 – Teenage…


    Harkins Bricktown 16 View map
    150 E. Reno Ave.,
    Oklahoma City, 73104, OK, US
  • Features complimentary admission for the months of June, July & August. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-4 p.m.


    Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art View map
    1900 W MacArthur St,
    Shawnee, 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 Wednesdays.  


    Science Museum Oklahoma View map
    2020 Remington Pl,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features a storytime with a featured book and related art activity. Recommended for ages 3-8 accompanied by an adult, but kids of all ages are welcome.


    Fred Jones Museum View map
    555 Elm Ave,
    Norman, 73019, OK, US
  • Features free live music on The Jones’ patio every weeknight, Tuesday-Friday, from spring to fall. Upcoming performances include Max Sise, Brantley Cowan, Kenny Pitts and more.


    The Jones Assembly View map
    901 W Sheridan Ave,
    Oklahoma City, 73106, OK, US
  • 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. Tuesday, 7 p.m.; Wednesday, 1 p.m.


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

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