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2022 Labor Day Family Fun Guide

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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 some links that will help you plan a great Labor Day weekend:

[Editor’s Note:  This is a working list last updated on Aug. 23, 2022.  Know of a great place or event that is not included here? Send us an email and we might include it!]

Sept. 1

VIBES Artwalk in Downtown Edmond (Broadway from 2nd to Edwards St, Edmond) features a variety of creative talent hosted by participating businesses as well as live art and music performances. 5-9 p.m.

FREE Rock the Route in Downtown Yukon (Main St between 4th & 5th St, Yukon) features live music, food trucks and family-friendly activities. Free to attend but some activities are pay-to-play and prices vary. 6-11 p.m.

Sept. 3

Kids Take Over The Cowboy at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St). Learn about heroes and legends such as Pecos Bill, Annie Oakley, John Henry, Poker Chip the horse and even get the chance to create your own! Free with admission. 10 a.m. – noon, while supplies last.

Red Brick Nights Street Festival in Downtown Guthrie (2nd & Harrison Ave, Guthrie) features rotating pop-up shops, food trucks, live music and kids activities. Free to attend. 5-9 p.m.

Sept. 4

Family Skate Night at Skate Galaxy (5800 NW 36th St). Admission includes basic skate rental. $6. 6 – 8 p.m.

 Sept. 5

FREE Kids Day at the Park at Central Park (700 S Broadway Ave, Moore) features inflatables, a food truck, yard games and free sno cones. 9 a.m.-noon.

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. – 11 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 in the OKC metro:

Kyle Dillingham & Horseshoe Road: America’s Musical Ambassadors at Edmond Historical Society & Museum

This exhibit explores the musical expression of these three performers. Highlights of artifacts on loan include concert and tour memorabilia, the first musical instrument of each of the band members, handwritten scores and recordings, Dillingham’s purple performance suit designed by Manuel Cuevas and the Dolly Parton skateboard Dillingham rode onto the stage of the Grand Ole Opry.

Synesthesia at Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art

A new immersive experience by Factory Obscura at the Fred Jones Jr Museum of Art in Norman. Drawing inspiration from the museum’s permanent collection, and in particular the work of Olinka Hrdy, Factory Obscura invites museum visitors to experience the collection like never before.

Looking Through the Windows to the West at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

From 1991 to 1996, Wilson Hurley devoted his life and artistic skills to creating five enormous triptychs that depict the grandeur of the American western landscape. This exhibition presents never-before exhibited preparatory materials such as Hurley’s test canvases, sketches, mathematical diagrams and formulas, and color studies.

Aliento a Tequila ( The Spirit of Tequila) at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

The exhibition explores and celebrates the landscape, culture and traditions that gave birth to tequila, Mexico’s mestizo national drink. A series of photographs by Joel Salcido includes the original distilleries that literally founded the industry, as well as several artisanal tequileras committed to the ancestral ways of tequila-making, from harvest to bottle.

Chihuly Then and Now: The Collection at Twenty at Oklahoma City Museum of Art

The exhibition features new works on loan from Chihuly Studio in Seattle, as well as visitor favorites from OKCMOA’s permanent collection, telling a comprehensive story of Chihuly’s groundbreaking career.

Destination Oklahoma at Oklahoma Contemporary

Featuring nearly a dozen contemporary artworks, Destination Oklahoma illuminates the distinct cultural backgrounds that coexist at this crossroads of the country. The exhibition, which includes photographs, drawings, paintings and graphic works by a handful of artists living across Oklahoma, engages questions of cultural hybridity that converge in the state.

Gonzálo Lebrija: Breve Historia del Tiempo at Oklahoma Contemporary

For the first time in the region, Oklahoma Contemporary presents a monumental outdoor sculpture by Gonzálo Lebrija, one of the best-known contemporary artists living in Guadalajara, Mexico. Breve Historia del Tiempo (2020) is a 2,500-pound 1968 Chevrolet Malibu that appears to be suspended vertically over a pool of water.

Sun and Silver: Photography Before Statehood at Oklahoma History Center

The exhibit features a selection of images by twelve photographers who recorded the land, people, events, and places of Oklahoma and Indian Territories. From well-known professional traveling and studio photographers to lesser-known amateur photographers, this exhibit is an exploration of photographic images before statehood.

Zoorassic World at Tulsa Zoo

Zoorassic World, an immersive, temporary exhibit featuring more than 25 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs, incorporates both movement and sound to give guests a realistic experience. Guests view dinosaurs in natural vignettes. Walking tours and an archeological dig for dinosaur fossil casts will be available to enhance learning experiences.

BRICKLIVE Animal Paradise at OKC Zoo

BRICKLIVE Animal Paradise features endangered animal statues made with almost two 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.

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