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, socially distant events on 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 May 7, 2021 so 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment below.]
Dino Safari at the Oklahoma City Zoo (2000 Remington Pl) features a new immersive experience with more than 20 life-sized dinosaur fossils and animatronic models that demonstrate movement and sounds like prehistoric creatures. Members, $5; nonmembers, $6. Dino Safari Adventure Ticket Packages include admission into the zoo and into Dino Safari, lorikeet feedings, a carousel ride and a tram ride. Adults, $31; seniors (65 & up) & kids (3-11), $28. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday, May 6
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.
Family Skate Night at SkateGalaxyOKC (5800 NW 36th St) features a fun night of skating. Admission includes basic skate rental, pizza packages available. $6 per person or $29 family night pizza package. 6-9 p.m. Also held Sunday from 6-8 p.m.
Friday, May 7
Night at the Museum at Oklahoma City Museum of Art (415 Couch Dr) features a late-night Museum experience for all to enjoy. Museum galleries stay open until 8 p.m. Adults, $12; seniors (62 & up), $10; kids (17 & under), free. 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
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. 5:30-9:30 p.m.
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.
Parents Night Out at the Oklahoma City Zoo (2000 Remington Pl) features a zoo-rific experience with a themed lesson, craft activity, pizza dinner, a nighttime Zoo tour and a movie. Preregister. For ages 4-12. Members, $30; nonmembers, $40. 6-10 p.m.
FREE OKC Dodgers Community Movie Night at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark (2 S Mickey Mantle Dr) features a free showing of The Greatest Showman. Plus, watch the OKC Dodgers game against the Round Rock Express (away game) in the COOP Beer Garden. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the movie will begin at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free, but a ticket is required for entry.
FREE Movie in the Park at Moore’s Central Park (700 S Broadway, Moore) features an outdoor screening of The Sandlot (PG). Movie begins at sundown. Concessions available.
May 7 – 9
Tulsa International Mayfest in Downtown Tulsa (3rd & Main St, Tulsa) features an array of multi-disciplined arts, live entertainment, food and a hands-on art activity area for kids. Free to attend. Open daily at 11 a.m.
Saturday, May 8
Ostrich Egg Breakfast at the Oklahoma City Zoo (2000 Remington Pl) features all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, scrambled hens’ eggs, egg strata and waffles. The ticket price includes Zoo admission and breakfast. Guests will be admitted every 15 minutes to ensure social distancing in the park. Members: adults, $20; kids, $15; nonmembers: adults, 2; kids, $20. Children under 3 are admitted free. 8-11:30 a.m.
Oklahoma Bicycle Society’s Donut Ride starts 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.
Stillwell Strawberry Festival in Downtown Stillwell (Olive & Oak St, Stillwell) celebrates the local crop with a talent contest, carnival parade car show kids’ zone, FREE strawberries and ice cream and more. Free to attend. See website for a schedule of events.
FREE Migratory Bird Hike at Martin Park Nature Center (5000 W Memorial Rd) features a guided hike on Migratory Bird Day to find as many of the park’s migrant species as possible and learn more about migration and bird conservation. All ages welcome. Preregister. 10-11:30 a.m.
World Migratory Bird Day at the Oklahoma City Zoo (2000 Remington Pl) features a variety of activities taking place in the Children’s Zoo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Activities include an information station, interactive activities for kids with prizes, photo opportunities and a Facebook live chat with a bird expert at 10:15 a.m. Guests will also have the opportunity to participate in a bird tour through the Zoo led by a wildlife biologist. The tour will start at 10:30 a.m. and is limited to the first 20 guests that sign up. Activities are free with admission.
FREE See You Saturdays at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame (1400 Classen Dr) features free family fun during the museum’s modified hours. Create a craft in their Makerspace, explore virtual and video exhibits, get your selfie in “Picture Yourself” and see new art and history exhibits. All ages welcome. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
FREE OKC Parks Spring Fishing Derby at Route 66 Park (9901 NW 23rd St) features educational booths and free fishing rods for kids, while supplies last. Attendees will not need a state fishing license or city fishing permit during the event. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
FREE Covered in Color Art Fest at Charles J. Johnson Central Park (SE 29th St & Mid-America Blvd, Midwest City) features a sidewalk chalk competition, live entertainment, art & crafts, fine art displays and more. Free to attend. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
FREE Second Saturday at Oklahoma Contemporary (11 NW 11th St) features a Reprint Frenzy with artist demos by design cookie artist Kaleo Maclay and experimental printmaker Virginia Sitzes, who will be printmaking on food items like tortillas and bread with chocolate and mustard. The day will also feature collaborative activities and printmaking projects. Preregister, space is limited. Noon – 3 p.m.
Rodeo Opry Live at the Stockyards Central Event Center (2312 Exchange Ave) features a concert with family-friendly live music. Seating is limited. All ages welcome. $20. 7-9 p.m.
May 8 & 9
Guthrie Renaissance Faire at Cottonwood Flats (308 N 5th St, Guthrie) features jousting, birds of prey, belly dancing, juggling, fire performers, battle demos, music, historical demonstrations, pirates, Vikings, food & drink, Bagpipes, axe throwing, contests and more. Costumes encouraged. $10; kids (2 & under), free. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Museums and attractions offering free admissions for moms on Mother’s Day:
- Oklahoma City Museum of Art (Bonus: Kids 17 & under always get in free!)
- RIVERSPORT Adventures (When you buy an adventure pass or single experience pass for yourself, mom gets hers for free.)
For even more ways to celebrate the special moms and mother figures in your life, check out our Mother’s Day Fun Guide.