Oklahoma City family fun is sure to happen this Saturday.
This season has been strange and not in the usual spooky Halloween time of year way. The weather has certainly been dark and kind of mysterious, with some fog fitting of All Hallow’s Eve, but it still doesn’t feel like a typical autumn.
This is the first year we don’t have pumpkins or costumes yet; our decorations are sparse and we’re just not in that frame of mind this week.
Rain has really quashed our outdoor plans and I think that’s true for a lot of families right now. Rock the Block, the Dolese Touch-a-Truck event I mentioned a few weeks ago, has moved to this Saturday, Oct. 20. Our neighborhood festival has changed dates and we haven’t made it out to Pumpkinville at Myriad Botanical Gardens with its new carousel yet, which ends this Sunday. If we miss it, at least the carousel will still be around.
I can’t remember a rainier fall but this Saturday’s forecast calls for sun! Get out and enjoy it before the rain starts again.
Here are three autumn-themed collections of lists to make the most of the sunshine:
- Fall Break happenings: Depending on your school’s calendar, Fall Break is either now or soon. It’s not too late to find classes and activities to enjoy, including some weekend options like Paint a Pumpkin Day on Saturday at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. If you want to squeeze in a day trip, find ideas here.
- All things Halloween: Find 10+ lists of Halloween-themed activities here, from costume events to Mummy & Son dances. Halloween is no longer just an Oct. 31 evening holiday; there’s so much leading up it that our calendar editor has even added a Countdown to Halloween list with day-by-day things to do. Wear those Halloween costumes more than once by getting out to attend something unforgettable.
- Fall in all its glory: This page features list upon list of autumn activities. Fall bucket list ideas can help shape any free time you want to plan for right now, between hayrides, s’more roasts, family festivals and pumpkin patch visits.
Grab your galoshes and go see a corn maze while it’s less muddy. This list of pumpkin patches and farm activities has my attention right now. The whole farm experience is getting more likely for us to actually get out and do with the promise of good weather.
Any day of the week that you’re looking for a fun community event, no matter the weather, find them all here on our calendar.
Happy Fall Break!