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Family-friendly Mother’s Day Weekend Events in OKC

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On Mother’s Day, we love to show our moms just how special they are—and what better way than to treat her to a day of fun! Organizations are hosting family-friendly events leading up to Mother’s Day weekend. Check out our round-up of things to do and plan a fun way to make memories together.

[Editor’s Note: This is a working list last updated on April 19, 2023. Check back often for new listings. If you know of a Mother’s Day themed event or activity that you would like to have included, please email the listing information to calendar@metrofamilymagazine.com or leave a comment below.]

May 4

VIBES Artwalk in Downtown Edmond (Broadway from 2nd to Edwards St, Edmond) features a variety of local artists partnered with businesses to provide fifteen blocks of art experiences. 5-9 p.m.

May 5

FREE First Friday Gallery Walk in the Paseo District (NW 30th & 27th St, Walker & Hudson Ave) features local artists, gallery openings and more. 6-9 p.m.

#FullMoonOKC Bike Ride at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features a one-hour sunset bike ride throughout downtown Oklahoma City. $5 suggested donation. 8:30-9:30 p.m.

May 5-7

FREE Arts Festival in Downtown Edmond (Broadway between 2nd & Campbell St, Edmond) features artists from across the country, food vendors, live art demonstrations, children’s activities and live entertainment. Friday & Saturday 10 a.m.- dusk; Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Rose Rock Music Festival in Downtown Noble (304 S Main St, Noble) features live music, a carnival, vendors, festival foods, parade, car show and more. Free to attend. Friday, 5:30-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Norman Pride Festival and Parade at Andrews Park and Downtown Norman (various locations) features live music and entertainment, artist and vendor booths lining the streets, face painting and a dedicated kids’ area with crafts and fun activities for the whole family. See website for schedule.

FREE oNE OKC Weekend at Booker T. Washington Park & other locations (NE 4th St) features an entire weekend of events for the entire family, including a festival with a variety of food, vendors and activities for all ages. See website for schedule.

Thelma Gaylord Academy presents Shrek The Musical Jr at Lyric’s Plaza Theatre (1727 NW 16th St) features a production adapted for young performers based on the  Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film. $15. Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 2 & 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.

OKC Ballet’s Shorts at Civic Center Music Hall (201 N Walker Ave) features three iconic ballets in one performance: Gerald Arpino’s Birthday Variations, George Balanchine’s Western Symphony and Twyla Tharp’s The Golden Section. $23 & up. Friday & Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.

May 6

FREE VDubs on Auto Alley (NW 8th St between Robinson & Oklahoma Ave) features a family and pet-friendly street festival with a car show with classic, vintage and new Volkswagons as well as live entertainment, pop-up shops and more. 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Operation School Bell 5K at the University of Oklahoma Campus (905 Asp Ave, Norman) features a 5k race benefiting Assistance League Norman Operation School Bell program which provides kids with clothes, shoes, coats and more. All ages welcome. $20-$35. 8:30 a.m.

Kids Take Over the Cowboy at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St). Learn about comic and cartoon techniques with Literati Press Comics and Novels. Play a game to create your own caricature character and learn how to write your name in bubble letters. Free with admission while supplies last. 10 a.m.-noon.

Festival of the Child at Yukon City Park (2200 S Holly Ave, Yukon) features a family-friendly festival with over 50 areas of fun including kayaking, pony rides, painting, inflatables, crafts and more. Activities are geared for children 12 and under. $5 in advance, $7 day of; adults, free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fried Onion Burger Festival in El Reno (119 S Rock Island Ave, El Reno) features the cooking of an 850lb fried onion burger, vendors, live music, games, rides, food trucks, classic car/motorcycle show and more. Free to attend. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

FREE Game Night at the MAC at Mitch Park (2733 Marilyn Williams Dr, Edmond) features an evening of fun with board games, snacks and a raffle. 6-10 p.m.

FREE Out With a Bang by the Oklahoma Chamber Symphony at First Church OKC (131 NW 4th St) features an hour concert performed by experienced orchestral players and college music students beginning their professional music careers. 7:30-9 p.m.

Menopause The Musical at Hudiburg Chevrolet Center (6000 S Prosper Blvd, Midwest City) features a musical parody set to classic tunes from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. $30 & up. 8 p.m.

May 6-7

Space Days at SMO (2020 Remington Pl) features special hands-on activities and live demonstrations, plus the museum’s permanent exhibits with NASA artifacts, interactive simulators and more. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

May 6-21

Symphony Show House at Fairview Farms (1124 Fairview Farm Rd). Visitors can see luxurious textures and furnishings throughout the main house, and a bit of the unexpected in the 1,500-square-foot pool house. Benefits the OKCPHIL and music education and community engagement. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Sunday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturdays 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

May 6-27

Ostrich Egg Breakfast at the Oklahoma City Zoo (2000 Remington Pl) features a delicious breakfast buffet. Ostrich Egg Breakfast tickets include admission into the OKC Zoo, the breakfast buffet, tram and carousel access, lorikeet feeding opportunity and entry into Stingray Bay. Prices vary. Saturdays, 8-10:30 a.m.

May 7

FREE BikeFest at the Wheeler Ferris Wheel (1701 S Western Ave) features local bike shops, live music, family-friendly activities and more. Noon-3 p.m.

FREE Calderón Dance Festival in the Plaza District (1745 NW 16th St) features dance classes in various styles and performances from more than two dozen genres on several stages throughout the day,  plus live music, artist vendors and more. Noon-8 p.m.

Express Myself Paint Party at The Place to B Event Center (8306 NE 10th St, Midwest City) features food, unique shopping and music. Families can join a painting activity with leading artist Tiffani Nicole. Free to attend; painting, $10 & up. 1-4 p.m.

May 9

Tuesday Night Classics at Harkins Theatre (150 E Reno Ave) features a screening of Fried Green Tomatoes. $5. 7 p.m. Also held May 16 – The Wizard of Oz.

May 11

FREE The Art of Food Community Conversation: Tea With Our Afghan Neighbors at Oklahoma Contemporary (11 NW 11th St) features Afghan tea, desserts, poetry, essays and dance, all centered around themes of food, community and displacement. Presented in partnership with The Spero Project, moderated by Atiqullah Bayat. Preregister. 7-8:30 p.m.

May 12

Night Market at Scissortail Park (801 S Robinson Ave) features a pop-up collection of local vendors as well as bar service, food trucks, live music and more. 5:30-10 p.m.

FREE LIVE! on the Plaza in the Plaza District (1700 block of NW 16th) features local artists, live music, special events, local shopping and more. May’s theme is Plazacon. 6-10 p.m.

FREE Movie in the Park in Moore’s Central Park (700 S Broadway Ave, Moore) features an outdoor screening of ET the Extra-Terrestrial (PG). Movie begins at sundown. Concessions available.

May 13

Oklahoma Bicycle Society’s Donut Ride starting at Will Rogers Park (NW 36th & Portland Ave) features a casual ride suitable for beginners and young riders. The ride is about 11 miles with a stop for refreshments at a local donut shop. 9-11 a.m.

Oklahoma City Flower and Garden Festival at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features a variety of vendors with herbs, perennials, roses, produce, pottery, jewelry, wineries, food products and food trucks. Free to attend. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Kolache Festival in Prague (1107 N Broadway Ave, Prague) features dancing, music, food, crafts, a parade, carnival rides, royalty and more. See website for schedule.

Safe Kid’s Day at the Oklahoma City Zoo (2000 Remington Pl) features family-friendly activities including a safety scavenger safari for kids and information stations teaching guests how to stay safe on the road, at home and at play! Free with admission. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

FREE Second Saturday XL at Oklahoma Contemporary (11 NW 11th St) features a family-focused day of art-making, performances and gallery adventures for visitors of all ages. Explore Camp Contemporary experiences including  DJing, shadow puppet shows and creative clay creations. 1-4 p.m.

FREE Murder, Mystery & MAYhem Escape Room at the Bethany Library (6700 NW 35th St, Bethany) features an escape room for teens and adults. Participants (in groups of 4-8) will sign up for a time slot once they arrive at the library. (Groups may be determined by arrival.) Limited slots and sessions are available. 1-4 p.m.

FREE Family Yoga Class at Bikram Yoga Studio (210 S Ellison Ave) features a family-focused class taught by Heather Geis Lensgraf, RYT-500. Preregister. 2 p.m. Also held June 17.

Oklahoma Stories: Clara Luper Centennial presented OKC Phil at Civic Center Music Hall (201 N Walker Ave)  features guest artist Karen Slack and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic performing in honor of the 100th birthday of Civil Rights activist Clara Luper. $27 & up. 8 p.m.

May 13-14

Alpaca Farm Days at Magnolia Blossom Ranch (2901 NW 16th St, Newcastle) features alpacas, activities for kids, live demonstrations and farm tours. $8; kids (under 2), free. Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. & 4-7 p.m.; Sunday, 2-5 p.m.

May 14 

Mother’s Day Dessert Cruise on the Oklahoma River Regatta Landing (701 S Lincoln Blvd) features bite-sized desserts and mimosas at the cash bar. $30. Departures at 1 & 4 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

 

Museums and attractions offering free admissions for moms on Mother’s Day: 

 

For even more ways to celebrate the special moms and mother figures in your life, check out our Mother’s Day Fun Guide.

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