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Top 10 FREE things to do this month in OKC

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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!

Editor’s Note: Due to COVID-19 precautions, some of the following events and venues may have adjusted their hours, programming or safety protocols. Please check with each venue directly to verify. We encourage our readers to enjoy family fun responsibly. When around others, wear a mask, avoid crowded indoor spaces, remain socially distant, wash your hands often and stay home if you or a member of your household is feeling ill. 

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

Tuesdays & Thursdays in October

FREE Scissortales at Scissortail Park (655 S Robinson Ave) features free nature-themed storytime and crafts at the Play Pavilion. Best suited for ages 2-10. 2 p.m.

Oct. 2

FREE OU Aviation Festival at Max Westheimer Airport (1700 Lexington Ave, Norman) features aircraft displays, a children’s area, STEM activities and tours of the control tower. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

FREE Plaza District Festival in the Plaza District (1700 Block of NW 16th St) features live music, food trucks, visual art exhibitions, children’s activities and more to celebrate the spirit and diversity of the neighborhood. This year’s headliner will be Lincka, a bilingual pop band fronted by Lincka Elizondo. 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.

FREE Calle Dos Cinco’s Fiestas de las Americas in the Historic Capitol Hill (3019 SW 25th St) features a celebration of Oklahoma’s rich multicultural heritage with the Parade of the Americas, family activities and live entertainment. Noon-8 p.m.

Oct. 8 

FREE Hispanic Fiesta at Scissortail Park (415 S Robinson Ave) features live music, dancing, merchandise, and food in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. 5-10 p.m.

Oct. 9

FREE Second Saturday at Oklahoma Contemporary (11 NW 11th St) features several different mural-making art projects. Families will also enjoy live DJ music, demonstrations from local mural artists and family-friendly guided tours of Abstract Remix and the outdoor installation Shaved Portions by Chakaia Booker. Masks are strongly encouraged while inside museum facilities. Noon-3 p.m.

Oct. 13-15

FREE Fall Y’all Family Fun at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame (1400 Classen Dr) features a fall festival with special themed activities for families to enjoy together such as pumpkin painting, crafts, carnival games and more. Wednesday & Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. & 5-7:30 p.m.

Oct. 16

FREE Red Earth Fall Festival at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features a parade, children’s activities, an arts & crafts market, Native dancers and a Fall Pow Wow sponsored by the OKC Pow Wow Club, celebrating Oklahoma City’s Indigenous People’s Day. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Oct. 23

FREE Ghost Stories in the Park at Martin Park Nature Center (5000 W Memorial Rd) features a marshmallow roast and some scary stories. Halloween costumes welcome. 6:30-8 p.m.

Oct. 25

FREE Brick-or-Treat in Bricktown (Reno Ave & Mickey Mantle Dr) features a family-friendly evening that includes spooky tunes, roaming characters, photo ops and trick-or-treating at participating businesses. Trick-or-treaters must be under the age of 14 and be in costume to receive free candy and giveaways. 4-7 p.m.


Bonus Events

Oct. 8

FREE Movie on the Lawn at Chisholm Creek (1332 W Memorial Rd) features an outdoor screening of Hocus Pocus. Bring your own blankets or chairs. The movie will begin around sunset.

FREE Movie Night @ the Park at Mitch Park (2733 Marilyn Williams Dr, Edmond) features an outdoor screening of Raya and the Last Dragon. Movies begin at dark. Concessions are $1.

Oct. 22 

FREE Creepin It Reel Movies in the Park at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park (8700 E Reno Ave, Midwest City) features a Halloween-themed, double feature with Halloweentown and Hocus Pocus. 7-11 p.m.


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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