Labor Day Weekend signifies a time to honor all who “labor” with a day off, but to many it also marks the end of summer. Either way, it’s worth celebrating with a lot of family fun! Find a list below of fun activities to enjoy during Labor Day weekend and other links to MetroFamily resources that will help you plan a great time together.
In addition to the events listed below, here are links that will help you plan a great Labor Day weekend:
- Plan a fun weekend trip. Oklahoma lakes and their beaches will keep you cool while you make memories together.
- Find something totally free on our list of the top free events happening in OKC.
- See our searchable calendar of events
- Visit an area splash pad or pool. Many in the area will close after the holiday weekend.
- See our 100 Days of Summer Fun guide
- Explore a special exhibition at a local museum.
Aug. 27 – 31
FREE Payne County Free Fair at the Payne County Expo Center (4518 Expo Circle E, Stillwater) features livestock shows, a wide variety of agricultural exhibits, a carnival, fair food and more. See fair guide of a complete schedule of events.
FREE Rock the Route in Yukon (Main St between 4th & 5th St, Yukon) features live music, food trucks, family activities and more. 6 – 11 p.m.
Fridays at the Beach at the Bricktown Beach (2 Mickey Mantle Blvd) feature music from DJ Litebrite and free Wondervan Pops for the first 300 guests. 3 – 5:30 p.m. The beach will be open all weekend.
Aug. 30 – Sept. 2
OKC Dodgers vs New Orleans Zephyrs at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark (1 Mickey Mantle Dr). $8 & up. See website for game times.
FREE Traditional Trades Day at the Chisholm Trail Museum (605 Zellers Ave, Kingfisher) features demonstrations of a variety of trades and skills including woodworking, blacksmithing, fiber arts, laundry, and more. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Owls Aren’t Wise & Bats Aren’t Blind at Martin Park Nature Center (5000 W Memorial Rd). Learn about common wildlife misconceptions and folklore with a park naturalist. Preregister. For ages 8 & up. $2. 3 -4 p.m.
Peace And Love Tour 2019 at the Hudiburg Chevrolet Center (6000 Trosper Pl, Midwest City) features a celebration of the 50th anniversary of a rock and roll moment that changed history. Relive the music from the Woodstock era as performed live by Paisley Craze. $20 & up. 7 p.m.
Aug. 31 & Sept. 1
FREE Labor Day Celebration at the Chickasaw Cultural Center (867 Cooper Memorial Dr, Sulphur) features storytellers, stomp dance and cultural demonstrations and special activities in the living village. Free to attend; participation prices vary. Saturday, 10 a.m – 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 5 p.m.
Aug. 31 – Sept. 2
Labor Day Weekend Fun at RIVERSPORT Adventures (800 Riversport Dr) features fun activities including RIVERSPORT Rodeo, whitewater rafting, RIVERSPORT Adventures, Floating Films and more. The film will be “Jaws.” Prices vary. 11 a.m – 6 p.m.
Extended Hours at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art (415 Couch Dr). Van Gogh, Monet, Degas Admission, $15; Museum admission: adults, $12; kids (6-18), $10; kids (5 & under), free. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Family Skate Night at Skate Galaxy (5800 NW 36th St). Admission includes skate rental and the family package also includes pizza and drinks for up to five family members. $6; family package, $29. 6 – 8 p.m.
Tulsa Great Raft Race on the Arkansas River (various locations) features on-the-water racing on the Arkansas River from the Launch Party in Sand Springs to finish line festival with live music, a professional sand sculpture exhibition, kids cardboard boat races, food trucks, inflatables, yard games and more. See website for a complete schedule of events.
FREE First Mondays for Kids at Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History (2401 Chautauqua Ave, Norman) offers complimentary admission for kids 17 & under. General admission does apply to guests 18 and older. Adults, $8; seniors (65+), $6; kids (17 & under), FREE. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wolee’ the Pygmy Hippo Birthday Celebration at the Oklahoma City Zoo (2101 NE 50th St) features birthday enrichments for Wolee and a sing-a-long with Zoo guests. 10:30 a.m.
FREE Labor Day Celebration in Henryetta (Main Street, Henryetta) features a parade, games for all ages, concerts, a carnival, rodeo and an impressive fireworks display at dusk as well as a car, bike & tractor show. 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Hot Dog Skate at Skate Galaxy (5800 NW 36th St) includes basic skate rental, hot dog & drink. $6. 1 – 4 p.m.
Doggie Paddle at the Reno Swim & Slide (101 S Douglas Blvd, Midwest City) features a canine swim time. Each canine must be accompanied by an adult. $6 per dog. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Museum Exhibits Closing Soon:
Through Aug. 31
Jim Henson – Life and Legacy at the American Banjo Museum (9 E Sheridan Ave) showcases the optimistic visionary who created the Muppets and positively influenced generations. In addition to Kermit the Frog, original artwork, rare photographs, pop culture and more, Jim Henson – Life and Legacy features a very special banjo, the Muppets Banjo, originally owned and played by British musician Martin Kershaw. Adults, $8; kids (5-17), $6; kids (under 5), free; families (2 adults, 2 kids), $15. Tuesday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 5 p.m. 604-2793, www.americanbanjomuseum.com
Through Sept. 2
Under the Arctic: Digging into Permafrost at Sam Noble Museum (2401 Chautauqua Ave, Norman). Step into the shoes of a climate science researcher and solve engineering challenges posed by the changing global climate. The immersive exhibit experience highlights the sights and smells of the Western Hemisphere’s only permafrost research tunnel. Adults, $8; kids (4 – 17), $5; kids (3 & under) free. Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 – 5 p.m. 325-4712, samnoblemuseum.ou.edu
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure at Science Museum Oklahoma (2020 Remington Pl) features interactive, lifelike robotic dinosaurs and a variety of hands-on components to learn about some of the giant creatures that called Oklahoma’s red dirt landscape home. Adults, $15.95; kids (3-12), $12.95. Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. 602-6664, www.sciencemuseumok.org
Through Sept. 8
FREE Between the Isms: The Oklahoma Society of Impressionists and Selected Oklahoma Expressionists at Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art (555 Elm Ave, Norman) features recent paintings from the Oklahoma Society of Impressionists as well as a selection of paintings by Oklahoma artists working in expressionist styles.. Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Thursdays, until 9 p.m.; Sunday, 1 – 5 p.m. 325-3272, www.ou.edu/fjjma
Through Sept. 22
Van Gogh, Monet, Degas: The Mellon Collection of French Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts at Oklahoma City Museum of Art (415 Couch Dr) features more than 70 works by French and European masters such as Degas, Manet, Monet, Rousseau and Van Gogh. $15; kids (5 & under), free. Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Thursday, until 9 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 5 p.m. 236-3100, www.okcmoa.com
IKBI: Chickasaws and Choctaws Sharing Our Culture and History Through Arts at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame (1400 Classen Dr). Artists of both tribes implement various mediums to express their cultural roots and individual understandings of what it means to create. Adults, $7; kids (6-17), $5; kids (5 & under), $5. Tuesday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 235-4458, www.oklahomahof.com
Through Sept. 30
Votes for Women at Oklahoma History Center (800 Nazih Zuhdi) features a photographic exhibit celebrating the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in Oklahoma. Adults, $7; kids (6-17), $4; kids (5 & under), free. Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 522-0765, www.okhistory.org