50 Fun & Free Things to do in OKC

These days every penny counts. Can I hear an AMEN? But you still want to have some fun, right? Here is my list of Fifty Fun and Free things to do in and around Oklahoma City. You may spend a little bit on food and extras if you choose, but admission is FREE. You’ll notice that some of the events are scheduled for the coming weeks and others are throughout the year. I put an asterisk * by all our family favs. You may want to Pin or bookmark this post for future reference.

    1. Annual 89er Days in Guthrie every April
    2. Annual Festival of the Arts every April in OKC *
    3. Annual Paseo Art’s Festival every Memorial Day Weekend *
    4. Annual Red Earth Festival every June
    5. Free outdoor concerts during the summer on the grand lawn of the Myriad Botanical Gardens every Sunday in June, July and August at 7:00
    6. Annual Oklahoma Regatta Festival every September *
    7. Plaza District Festival, 1700 NW 16 in OKC September 29 12-10PM
    8. Downtown Living Tour on September 30.
    9. Downtown Edmond Fall Art Crawl in Downtown Edmond September 29
    10. Oklahoma Heritage Association’s Gaylord Pickens Museum at 1400 Classen Drive in OKC free with coupon on September 29, 2012 for Museum Day Live
    11. Take a bike tour of Oklahoma City Tuesday evenings in October. Available tours include history, public art, and architecture. Register in advance.
    12. Downtown Bethany Classic Car Show at 38th Street and Asbury on October 6
    13. Movie Under the Stars (Casper) on the Myriad Garden Great Lawn October 13 at 8PM


  • Gazette’s Annual Halloween Parade in Midtown OKC every October *
  • National Weather Festival at the National Weather Center in Norman November 3 9-1
  • UCO Winterglow in Edmond on November 30 from 6-9
  • Christmas in the Park Yukon mid November through December. Drive through 3 connecting Yukon parks; Yukon City, Chisholm Trail, and Freedom Trail
  • Chickasha Festival of Lights at Shannon Springs park in Chickasha begins mid November and runs through December
  • Cowboy Christmas Parade in Historic Stockyards City December 1 at 10AM
  • Edmond Electric Parade of Lights through Downtown Edmond December 8 at 6:45PM
  • Boys Ranch Town Drive-Thru Christmas Pageant at 5100 SE 33rd in Edmond December 7-9 from 7-9PM
  • Oklahoma Railway Museum at 3400 NE Grand in OKC Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9-5
  • The 45th Infantry Division Museum at 2145 NE 36th Street in OKC.  Closed on Mondays
  • Outdoor Memorial at Oklahoma City National Memorial.  While you are there, dial 405-445-4792 for an audio tour on your cell phone. *
  • The Red Earth Museum and Gallery at 6 Santa Fe Plaza in OKC.  Monday through Friday 10-5.
  • Eleanor Kirkpatrick Gallery at City Arts Center 3000 General Pershing Boulevard in OKC.  Closed Sundays.
  • Edmond Historical Society and Museum at 5th Street and Boulevard in Edmond.  Tuesday through Saturday.



  • Fred Jones Museum of Art at 555 Elm in Norman is FREE December 26-30
  • Sam Noble Museum at 2401 Chautauqua Avenue in Norman is FREE the first Monday of each month.
  • Go for an architectural tour of mid-century buildings in Oklahoma City.  Visit the Gold Dome 1112 NW 23, First Christian Church 3700 N Walker, State Capitol Bank 3900 N. Lincoln, Hopewell Baptist Church 5801 NW 178, OKC Museum of Art 415 Couch Drive, Stage Center 400 W. Sheridan, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church 222 NW 15th, Founder’s National Bank Building 5701 N. May, Quail Creek Golf and Country Club 3501 Quail Creek Road, St. Patrick Catholic Church 2121 N. Portland *
  • Play Frisbee golf at Mitch Park in Edmond
  • Geocache
  • Attend a FREE workshop at Home Depot
  • Get your kicks on Route 66!  Take a ride down the historic mother road through Oklahoma City.
  • Tour Stockyards City
  • First Friday Gallery Walk throughout the Paseo Arts District on the first Friday and Saturday of every month
  • Stroll through the Myriad Gardens outdoor grounds in OKC daily until 11PM.
  • Fish at Lake Hefner
  • Attend a workshop at Bass Pro Shop
  • Tour the Oklahoma State Capitol Monday through Friday from 9-3.  To schedule in advance, call 800-652-6552 
  • Attend an event at your local Oklahoma Library
  • Go fly a kite at Lake Hefner
  • Take your dog to the dog park in either Oklahoma City or Edmond *
  • Visit the historic Round Barn in Arcadia at 107 E Highway 66.  Open daily 10-5
  • Tour Braum’s Farm in Tuttle.  Reservation required by calling 405-478-1656.
  • Bricktown walking tour
  • 2nd Friday Circuit of Art in Norman.  For information, visit 2ndfridaynorman.com
  • First Friday in Shawnee.  Downtown Shawnee the first Friday of each month from 5-9
  • Live on the Plaza in the Plaza District the 2nd Friday of every month
  • Guthrie Art Walk the 2nd Saturday every April and November


Get out there and have some FREE Fun!

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