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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  

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All Free Events

  • Sun, Sep 19, 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.


    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.


    Claremore Expo Center View map
    400 S Veterans Pkwy,
    Claremore, 74017, OK, US
  • 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.


    Broken Arrow Events Park View map
    21101 E 101st ST,
    Broken Arrow, 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.


    Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark View map
    2 Mickey Mantle Dr,
    Oklahoma Cit y, 73104, 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…


    OKC Zoo View map
    2000 Remington Place,
    Oklahoma City, 73111, 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.


    Scissortail Park View map
    801 S Robinson Ave,
    Oklahoma City, 73109, 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…


    State Fair Park View map
    3001 General Pershing Blvd.,
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • Features a one-mile walk and family-friendly festival with local entertainment, vendors and health educators. Create a walk team with friends, coworkers, church groups, family or walk individually.


    Myriad Gardens View map
    301 W Reno Ave,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Admission includes basic skate rental. Family Night Package $29 Includes: Admission, Skate Rental, Pizza, & Drinks for up to 5 family members. Thursdays, 6 - 9 p.m.; Sundays, 6 - 8 p.m.


    Skate Galaxy OKC View map
    5800 NW 36th Street,
    Oklahoma City, 73122, OK
  • Features treats, drinks, giveaways, art, live music and more from participating businesses.


    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.


    Myriad Gardens' Devon Lawn View map
    301 W Reno Ave,
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • Features live, outdoor concerts by local, regional and national artists and musicians on select evenings. Concerts will be held on the Love’s Travel Stops Stage & Great Lawn. Guests are encouraged to bring picnics, blankets and lawn chairs. Live from the Lawn concerts includes: An Evening with The Philharmonic Sunday, Sept. 19 | Music begins at 8pm Drive-By Truckers Mayor’s Mic Drop Anniversary Concert Friday, Sept. 14 | Music begins…


    Scissortail Park Love’s Travel Stage and Great Lawn View map
    415 S Robinson Ave,
    Oklahoma City, 73109, OK, US

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