87 Days of Summer in Edmond, OK (The Guide)

87 days of summer 2015
Your complete survival guide for Summer in Edmond, Oklahoma!

 

You did it! You survived another school year. Now, while the kiddos are still basking in the end of year glow, you need to come up with a game plan for a fun summer in Edmond pronto. Sure today everyone is happy and getting along but you know that in a day or two they’ll start to turn on each other as they cry out, “mom, I’m bored there’s nothing to do…” That’s when it can start to get ugly!

To help you survive another summer, I’ve put together my annual list of family friendly events and activities for summer in Edmond and Oklahoma City. There’s something for each of the 87 days until they head back to class. I’ve tried to include as many FREE options as possible. Some on the list will require signing up in advance or the purchase of tickets. I did my best to include links but when in doubt just work the Google. Ready, set, go!

May

  • polaroid 425: Grab a book bag and head to the library to sign up for their annual Summer Reading Program (FREE)
  • 26: Movie Day! See Tomorrowland
  • 27: Visit Science Museum Oklahoma and the Grossology exhibit
  • 28: Concert in the Park at Hafer Park in Edmond, 6:15 (FREE)
  • 29: Submit registration for Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta form
  • 30: Pets in the Park at the Fine Arts Institute Edmond, 11-2 ($5 per pet)
  • 31: Critter Crunch at Martin Nature Park, 2PM ($2)

June

  • 1: Women’s College World Series Softball Championship
  • 2: Full Moon Bike Ride, starts and ends at Myriad Gardens Band Shell 8:30 (FREE, helmets required)
  • 3: Shop the Wednesday Farmer’s Market in Edmond, 8-1
  • 4: Concert on the Curve at Classen Curve, 6PM (FREE)
  • 5: Take a road trip to the aquarium in Jenks to celebrate World Oceans Day
  • 6: Arcadia Lake Kids Fishing Derby, Spring Creek Park 7:30AM (Fee TBA)
  • 7: Red Earth Festival, Cox Convention Center ($11 adults kids FREE)
  • 8: Sonic Summer Movies at Myriad Gardens present Paddington, 8:30PM foodpolaroid 1 trucks 9PM movie (FREE)
  • 9: Wild Tuesdays Storytime Safari at Classen Curve, 9:30 & 10:30 (FREE)
  • 10: DeadCenter Film Festival begins
  • 11: Endeavor Games begin in Edmond
  • 12: Upstage Theatre presents The Secret Garden at Mitch Park Amphitheater, 11AM
  • 13: Children’s Garden Festival at Myriad Gardens (Charlotte’s Web)
  • 14: Plan and build cardboard boat for the regatta 
  • 15: Stand up paddle boarding at Oklahoma River
  • 16: Fly kites at Lake Hefner. How to make a paper bag kite
  • 17: Kindermusik at Mitch Park, 10AM
  • 18: Neighborhood Arts at Edmond Library, 9:30 (FREE)
  • 19: Summer Movie Series, Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Day, shown on the Chesapeake Finish Line Tower at the Oklahoma River 8:30PM (FREE)
  • 20: Golf Family Night at Kickingbird Golf Course in Edmond, 5PM
  • 21: Happy Father’s Day! Take dad to the zoo, he gets in free today!
  • 22: Movie Day! See Inside Out
  • 23: Lyric Theatre presents Oklahoma!
  • 24: OKC Dodgers vs. Colorado Springs Sky Sox
  • 25: Ringling Bros Barnum and Bailey Circus, 7:30
  • 26: Summerstock presents Guys and Dolls at UCO Mitchell Hall
  • 27: Cardboard Boat Regatta at Arcadia Lake
  • 28: Edmond’s Libertyfest events, Kitefest in the morning and Taste of Edmond in the evening
  • 29: It’s International Mud Day celebrate at the Myriad Garden’s Thunder Fountain, 10AM (bring trash bags and extra clothes!)
  • 30: Check out TopGolf in Oklahoma City

July

  • 1: Reading Buddies at Edmond Library, 3PM (FREE)
  • 2: Decorate bikes in red, white and blue then have a neighborhood parade
  • 3: Red White and Boom fireworks show at State Fair Park (FREE)
  • 4: Edmond Libertyfest events, parade through downtown in the morning and fireworks at UCO in the evening (FREE)
  • 5: Learn archery at Martin Nature Park, 2PM ($5, ages 8 and up register by calling 297-1429)
  • 6: Visit Sam Noble Museum, kids admission is FREE today!
  • 7: The Science of Superheroes at Edmond Library, 3PM (FREE)polaroid 2
  • 8: Okietales at The Oklahoma History Center, 10:30 ($2)
  • 9: Visit Warhol, the Athletes exhibit at Oklahoma City Museum of Art before it ends later this month
  • 10: Summer Movie Series, Malificent, shown on the Chesapeake Finish Line Tower at the Oklahoma River 8:30PM (FREE)
  • 11: Play a life-size game of Candyland at Chitwood Park in Edmond, 2PM (FREE)
  • 12: Sunday Sunday at Boulevard Bowl in Edmond, 6PM (2 hours of play for $6 per person)
  • 13: Movie Day! See Minions
  • 14: Visit the Fred Jones Museum of Art, 10:30 for Art Adventures
  • 15: Sonic Summer Movies at Myriad Gardens present Back to the Future, 8:30PM food trucks 9PM movie (FREE)
  • 16: Upstage Theatre presents Seussical the Musical at Mitch Park Amphitheater,
  • 17: Spend the day at Main Event in Oklahoma City
  • 18: Hooked on Fishing Class at Metro Tech Springlake (FREE call 297-1426 to reserve a spot)
  • 19: Buy the biggest watermelon you can find then have a seed spitting contest
  • 20: Plan a trail ride at Silver Wind Stables in Edmond details
  • 21: Children Reading to Dogs at Edmond Library, 6:30PM (FREE)
  • 22: Spend the day at Frontier City
  • 23: Concert in the Park at Hafer Park in Edmond, 6:15 (FREE)
  • 24: Summer Movie Series, Annie, shown on the Chesapeake Finish Line Tower at the Oklahoma River 8:30PM (FREE)
  • 25: Shop Krazy Daze in downtown Edmond
  • 26: Rent Spokies and tour downtown OKC by bike
  • 27: Have a campout in the backyard and make s’mores
  • 28: Play Frisbee Golf at Mitch Park
  • 29: Sonic Summer Movies at Myriad Gardens present Wizard of Oz, 8:30PM food trucks 9PM movie (FREE)
  • 30: Make ice cream in a coffee can! recipe
  • 31: Spend the day at White Water Bay and stay for a Dive-in Movie, Finding Nemo

August

  • 1: Internet Cat Video Festival at Myriad Gardens, 4PM
  • 2: Spend the day at the pool
  • 3: Build a fort then have a read-a-thon to finish the Summer Reading Program
  • 4: OKC Energy vs. LA Galaxy
  • 5: Go jump in a lake! Pack a picnic then spend the day at Arcadia Lake
  • 6: Lyric Theatre presents Billy Elliot
  • 7: Back to school shopping (tax free weekend)
  • 8: Annual Arcadia Lake Sweep at Spring Creek Park, 7AM (FREE breakfast and Tshirt while supplies last)
  • 9: Movie Day! See Fantastic Four
  • 10: Load bikes, shoes, and swimsuits then have a mini triathlon at the Aquapolaroid 3tic Center and Hafer Park in Edmond
  • 11: Go kayaking on the Oklahoma River
  • 12: Sonic Summer Movies at Myriad Gardens present ET, 8:30PM food trucks 9PM movie (FREE) don’t forget the Reese’s Pieces!
  • 13: Make a slip and slide DIY
  • 14: Live on the Plaza in Oklahoma City’s Plaza District
  • 15: Make and take crafts at Lakeshore Learning, 11AM (FREE)
  • 16: Host a neighborhood carwash use donations to buy school supplies for the HOPE Center
  • 17: Have an end of summer sleepover
  • 18: Make a Summer 2015 scrapbook ideas
  • 19: Kindermusik at Mitch Park, 10AM
  • 20: First Day of School in Edmond!

If I missed something awesome, be sure to share it in the comments below. We’re all in this together!

Have a great summer!

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One thought on “87 Days of Summer in Edmond, OK (The Guide)

  • July 12, 2015 at 6:59 am
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    Thanks for putting this together – its a great reminder of things I’ve heard of but forget about!

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