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Last Hurrah of Summer

Lake Texoma State Park, photo by James Pratt, Oklahoma Tourism

by Lindsay Cuomo. Photos provided.

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6 ways to celebrate the end of the season

  1. Plan a trip to an Oklahoma beach! Did you know Oklahoma has more than 11,000 miles of shoreline? Take full advantage of these refreshing waters and head to one of more than 3,000 lakes and rivers for some splashing fun! Start planning today at or
  2. Organize a popsicle party or ice cream social with your neighbors, friends or family. Go potluck style by having each family bring their favorite flavor or topping to share
  3. Cheer on Oklahoma City’s newest professional sports team, the Oklahoma City Spark. The Spark are kicking off their inaugural season in the Women’s Professional Fastpitch (WPF) league playing at UCO and Hall of Fame Stadium and starring softball legends Keilani Rickets and Jocelyn Alo. Tickets start at $15 and are available at
  4. Catch an outdoor movie. Save the date to see The Sandlot at Myriad Gardens on July 12, Goonies at Riversport OKC on Aug. 5 or Puss in Boots: The Last Wish at Little River Park in Moore on Aug. 18. Find a full list of options at
  5. Say so long to summer at the Chisholm Creek Fam Jam. The entertainment district is celebrating the success of its school art supply drive with a party on Aug. 5. Enjoy a foam party, petting zoo, magician, touch a truck and dessert vendors. Learn more at
  6. Meet at the park for an epic Nerf Battle. Arena51 is hosting a Back to School Fest and Nerf War at Scissortail Park’s Sports Pavilion on Aug. 5. From 6 to 8 p.m., participate in a variety of Nerf games such as Battle Royale, Capture the Flag, Last Man Standing and more. Tickets to play are $20 to $40, but spectating is free. There will also be community organization present, including MetroFamily!

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