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 April 8, 2022. 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.]
Through May 14
As You Like It at Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park (2920 Paseo) features the beloved comedy of mistaken identity, mismatched love triangles, and a melancholy clown convinced that “All the World’s a Stage.” See website for showtimes.
Through May 31
Of a Mind: Oklahoma City at Oklahoma City Repertory Theater (701 N Broadway Ave) features a guided audio experience designed especially for Oklahoma City’s increasingly vibrant urban core. Guided by a live narrator and set to a score of local voices, sounds and music, gather as one of a larger group for this outdoor walking experience. $15-$20; students, $10. Thursday & Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 1 & 7 p.m.; Sunday, 5 p.m.
April 30-May 1
FREE Arts Festival in Downtown Edmond (Broadway between 2nd & Campbell St, Edmond) features more than 140 artists, food vendors, live art demonstrations, children’s activities and live entertainment. Friday & Saturday 10 a.m.- dusk; Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
FREE BikeFest at the Wheeler Ferris Wheel (1701 S Western Ave) features local bike shops, live music, family-friendly activities and more. Noon-4 p.m.
FREE Mother’s Day Floral Arrangement at the Capitol Hill Library (327 SW 27th St). Fresh flowers and accessories will be available to create a unique floral bouquet. Supplies are limited. Preregister. 4:15-5:30 p.m.
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.
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.
FREE Dancing in the Gardens – Salsa at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features an evening of dancing with a live DJ. Beginning at 7 p.m., dance instructors will give a dance demo, followed by a free lesson for all. Drink and food specials will be offered to highlight the night. All ages welcome. 7-10 p.m.
FREE LIVE @ Legacy Park Concert at Legacy Park (1898 Legacy Dr, Norman) features a family-friendly outdoor concert with live music from the Jason Young Band, food from the Psycho Taco truck, adult beverages from 405 Brewery and more. 8 p.m.
FREE Family Fishing Clinic with the Oklahoma Wildlife Department in Mustang & Newcastle (various locations). Learn the basics of fishing including fish identification, knot tying, equipment and more. A fishing license is not required of participants while the clinics are being conducted. Preregister. 10 a.m. – noon.
FREE Clean Shorts Film Festival at the Eastern Oklahoma County Technology (4601 N Choctaw Rd, Choctaw) features 75 films from around the globe, plus students films created for the Oklahoma Student Film Challenge. Friday, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, noon-8 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.
Into the Woods at Lyric Theatre’s Thelma Gaylord Academy (1725 NW 16th St) features a musical mashup of Cinderella, Rapunzel and Little Red Riding Hood. Watch their journeys unfold as each character’s wish is granted to see how the consequences of their actions affect their overall adventures. $15. Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 2 & 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.
The Sleeping Beauty at Civic Center Music Hall (201 N Walker Ave) features the cherished fairy tale about an enchanted 100-year sleep and the purest love between a beautiful princess and a handsome prince. $30-$90. Friday & Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.
Norman Pride Festival and Parade at Andrews Park and Downtown Norman (various locations) features a kick-off party, family-friendly festival and parade. See website for schedule.
You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown at Pollard Theatre (120 W Harrison Ave, Guthrie) features a fresh approach to the 1967 classic and based on the beloved comic strip. Sally Brown joins Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder and Snoopy in this charming revue of vignettes and songs. Best suited for ages 7 & up. Adults, $35; kids (12 & under), $25. See website for showtimes.
Ostrich Egg Breakfast at the Oklahoma City Zoo (2000 Remington Pl) features a smorgasbord of pancakes, sausage, bacon, scrambled hens’ eggs, waffles and more – all served by the best volunteers in OKC at the Zoo’s Devon Picnic Grounds. Seating is limited and advanced tickets are required. Choose between two session times: Early Birds, 8 a.m.-10 a.m.; Brunch Bunch, 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Prices vary.
Operation School Bell 5K at Andrews Park (201 W Daws St, 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. $30-$35. 8:30 a.m.
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.
Kids Take Over The Cowboy at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St) features traditional native games, giant horseshoes and La Loteria. Attendees can also make their own traditional games to take home. Free with admission. 10 a.m.-noon.
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.
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.
Indie Trunk Show at State Fair Park Pavilion Building (609 Kiamichi Pl) features local artists, crafters, makers, and boutiques, all from Oklahoma. $7; kids (12 & under), free. 10 a.m.-5 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 Public Tours of John Newsom: Nature’s Course at Oklahoma Contemporary (11 NW 11th St) features the vibrant flora and fauna of John Newsom: Nature’s Course in greater detail with a free, guided public tour. Gallery guides lead inclusive, conversational tours that encourage curiosity. Preregister. 1 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.
Norman Mother Son Dance at Embassy Suites (2501 Conference Dr, Norman) features a dance for sons of all ages and the special ladies in their lives. The dance will also be simulcasted on SportsTalk. A ticket is required for each person attending the in-person dance. $15-$20. 6:30-8 p.m.
Rodeo Opry Live at the Stockyards Central Event Center (2312 Exchange Ave) features a concert with family-friendly live music. All ages welcome. $20. 7-9 p.m.
FREE Legacy & Transformations by the Oklahoma Chamber Symphony at First Baptist Church ( 1201 N Robinson Ave) features an hour concert performed by experienced orchestral players and college music students beginning their professional music careers. 7:30-8:30 p.m.
FREE oNE OKC Festival & Community Day at Booker T. Washington Park (NE 4th St) features a block party with live entertainment, food trucks, vendors, children’s activities and more, on Saturday. On Sunday, volunteers will participate in a cleanup workday at the park, followed by a Mother’s Day brunch. Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.
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.
Family Skate Night at SkateGalaxyOKC (5800 NW 36th St). Admission includes basic skate rental. $29 Family Night Special includes admission, skate rental, pizza, & drinks for up to 5 family members. 6-8 p.m.
FREE Concert Series at Scissortail Park (415 S Robinson Ave) features live, outdoor concert by Amythyst Kiah. Guests are encouraged to bring picnics, blankets and lawn chairs. 7 p.m.
Tuesday Night Classics at Harkins Theatre (150 E Reno Ave) features a screening of Steel Magnolias. $5. 7 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 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.
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.