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Top 10 FREE things to do this month in OKC

By Oklahoma City Museum of Art

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Oklahoma City is alive with fun, family entertainment around every corner and we’ve hand-picked the top 10 FREE events happening across the metro this month.  It’s easy to have fun all month long at any one of these family fun events. The best part is that all these fun things to do are completely FREE!

This list is generously sponsored by the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, where kids 17 and under always get in FREE! OKCMOA is a also Blue Star Museum, offering active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, free admission from Armed Forces Day in May through Labor Day in September.

From delicate glass pieces to painted portraits,  hand-carved statues, film screenings and more, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art has something for everyone. Check out these tips for visiting the museum with kids

Here are our picks of the top 10 FREE things to do this month:

Fridays in September

FREE Fall Film Series at OKC Parks (various locations) features a series of family-friendly outdoor movies including Sonic the Hedgehog, Encanto and more. Movies will begin at sunset, with pre-movie activities at 7:15 p.m.

Sept. 1 

FREE Rock the Route in Downtown Yukon (Main St between 4th & 5th St, Yukon) features music, food trucks and plenty of fun activities for all ages. 6-11 p.m.

Sept. 9

FREE Busker Street Fair at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features a celebration of the international history of busking artists with music, art and live theatrical performances. Performers include a cellist, human statues, dancers, stilt walkers and more. 6-9 p.m.

FREE Deep Deuce Director’s Cut in Deep Deuce (24 NW 4th St) features an outdoor screening of the 1996 Oklahoma-based classic film, Twister (PG-13). Members of the KWTV News 9 weather team and their storm tracker trucks will be on-site and available for photos before the film begins. The evening will include a red carpet photo op, free movie snacks and limited-edition giveaways while supplies last, plus food trucks. Attendees are invited to dress up like their favorite characters. 8 p.m.

Sept. 10

FREE Fly-in and Community Day at the El Reno Airport (6600 Mustang Field Rd, El Reno) features an air show, helicopter rides, inflatables, food trucks, car show and more. All ages welcome. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sept. 17

FREE Children’s Fishing Derby at Ten Acre Lake (15600 NW 10th St, Choctaw) features an age-divided fishing derby for kids ages 3-16. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and fishing begins at 8 a.m.

FREE OKC Ballet Under the Stars at Scissortail Park (415 S Robinson Ave) features selections from some of classical ballet’s most beloved dances plus new contemporary choreography in a fast-paced, eclectic performance. 7 p.m.

Sept. 23

FREE Open House Weekend at Oklahoma Contemporary (11 NW 11th St) features a curated weekend filled with one-of-a-kind arts experiences, including the opening celebration for La casa que nos inventamos: Contemporary Art From Guadalajara, performances from and talks with La casa artists, art-making, music and more. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sept. 24

FREE Old Volks Show at Wild Hores Park (1201 N Mustang Rd, Mustang) features over 20 different classes of cars from the earliest makes and models and beyond plus music from the 60s & 70s and food trucks. 8 a.m-3 p.m.

FREE Tinkerfest at Science Museum Oklahoma (2020 Remington Pl) features a celebration of curiosity and creativity. Enjoy FREE hands-on activities hosted by SMO staff and community partners. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.


Bonus Event: 

Sept. 23-25

FREE Scissortail Park Takes Flight Grand Opening Weekend at Scissortail Park South (403 SW 10th St) features guided tours, children’s programming, music and dance, health and wellness activities, as well as a concert by the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. See website for schedule.


Want more metro events? See our list of things to do with teens & tweens, things to do with toddlers & preschoolers or the hundreds of events on our searchable online calendar

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