To make celebrating the season as memorable as possible, we’ve gathered the top OKC activities and events that happen to be at no cost to you. You really can #SeeOKC for free!
Looking for ways to keep your kids active and engaged during fall break? The Oklahoma Hall of Fame presents Fall Y’all, three days in October dedicated to free family fun. Families can enjoy arts and crafts, games and story time. The annual event will be held Oct. 11-13 this year beginning at 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. each day.
Celebrate Indigenous People’s Day at the Red Earth FallFest and Parade at the Myriad Gardens on Oct. 14. The festival will begin with a parade and continue with a number of activities throughout the day including an Arts and Crafts Market and youth Powwow. The festivities begin at 10 a.m. and are free for all to enjoy.
Stockyards Stampede is back for another round of excitement on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. The free event will include all kinds of activities throughout the district, including pony rides, a petting zoo and a Little Miss and Mr. Stockyards pageant.
For more seasonal events, visit our event calendar.
Commonplace Books is a haven for the restless mind. The intentional reading spaces and large windows invite you to take a seat and stay a while. The books are curated by staff to offer the best selections to fellow readers. The best part? You’re invited to bring the kids for free donuts and story time every Saturday at 10 a.m.
Bookworms of all ages also enjoy Full Circle Bookstore -- every book lover’s dream come true. The oak bookcases, rolling ladders and wood-burning fireplaces create a cozy space for all to enjoy. Guests are welcome to help themselves to a cup of complimentary coffee as they read books written by all kinds of authors, including Oklahoma natives. Don’t forget to bring the kiddos to Full Circle Bookstore on Saturday mornings to hear a children’s book and have a free snack.
Not much beats the view of Lake Hefner during the fall months. Gather the family for a long walk or bike ride on the paved trails that surround the lake. Looking to lie around in the great outdoors? The southside of Lake Hefner has plenty of trees for hammocking. Lastly, make sure to stop by the lighthouse for an Instagram-worthy photo.
Take a stroll through nature as you watch the leaves turn from green to gold. The Myriad Gardens are a great place to stretch and unwind. Speaking of stretching, be sure to check out Myriad in Motion, free yoga at the Myriad Gardens every Tuesday at 6 p.m. and every Saturday at 9 a.m. Don’t forget to bring your yoga mat.
The grounds at Scissortail Park are perfect for all kinds of outdoor activities, including picnicking. The park is open to the public from 6 a.m.-11 p.m. daily. If you’re lucky, you just might catch a classic Oklahoma sunset while you’re there.
All sports fans will love making their way through the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. More than 180 Oklahoma sports figures and two “teams of legend” are honored throughout the museum. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and admission is free.
Oklahoma Contemporary is a free arts center located right off Automobile Alley. The center includes both indoor and outdoor exhibits for the public to enjoy. The latest outdoor installment by Austria-based artist, Eva Schlegel can’t be missed.