Saving for the holidays? Didn’t win the lottery after all? Fall is a time for gathering and we’ve gathered together our top activities and events that happen to be free! You really can #SeeOKC for free!
Cozy up with a good book
- Commonplace Books hosts a children’s story hour each Saturday at 10 am.
- The Metropolitan Library offers seasonally-themed and literature-centered activities daily for children and adults alike.
- Enjoy a story and craft under a fall canopy each Wednesday at 10 am in the Myriad Gardens Children’s Garden.
- This fall weather is perfect to enjoy the different parks around Oklahoma City, visit our park & trails page to plan your adventure.
Explore the great indoors with OKC’s museums and exhibits
- Oklahoma Contemporary offers various exhibitions and programming at no charge. Come see Chakaia Booker's "Shaved Portions" now through Summer 2022.
- On the second Saturday of the Month, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame holds “See you Saturdays” with guided tours, crafts, and learning opportunities for families at no charge.
- The Oklahoma State Capitol welcomes the public for self-guided daily or led tours on weekdays. Visitors can tour that Greco-Roman style, 100-year-old structure to view murals, restored stained glass, tribal flags and rotating art exhibits. It is best to schedule guided tours in advance by calling ahead.
- The 45th Infantry Division Museum and Oklahoma Railway Museum offer free admission. Oklahoma Contemporary offers various exhibitions and programming at no charge.
Enjoy the crisp, cool air
- The outdoor grounds of the Myriad Gardens are free and open to the public daily for strolling among the fall foliage (Crystal Bridge is closed for renovations).
- More than a garden, the Will Rogers Garden offers hands-on activities for all ages. Join the free Autumn Garden Tour on November 17th. Stroll through the Gardens and see what is growing, flowering, resting or holding onto its fruit late into November.
- The Mat Hoffman Skate Park offers a bowl and street course at varying levels of difficulty. The park is designed for skateboards, inline skates and BMX bikes.
- Multiple lakes around Oklahoma City are free for public use, check out our lake guide for the best ways to enjoy the cooler weather.
- The Centennial Land Run Monument is located just South of Bricktown and is one of the world's largest bronze sculptures featuring 45 heroic figures of the land run participants.
- Explore 140 acres of lush grasslands, rocky streams and rich foliage at Martin Park Nature Center. The center is a hub for nature exploration and education for visitors of all ages.
Get ready for the Holidays!
- In Midtown OKC, the Holiday Pop-Up Shops offers free admission to shoppers as they explore the handiwork of artists and crafters. The shops are open Friday-Sunday from November 26 to December 19. They are located on the corner of NW 10th & Hudson.
- Enjoy complimentary fares on the OKC Streetcars on the weekends beginning November 19 through January 2 in celebration of their 2nd anniversary.
Don’t miss the first glimpses of the holiday season!
- One of the year’s most anticipated annual events, the Oklahoma City Tree Lighting Festival, will return for its 20th year on Thursday, November 18th at 5 pm in Bricktown.
- Cruise down historic Automobile Alley for the district’s holiday open house and the first day of its stunning light display at the 6th Annual Lights On Broadway event! On the last two Saturdays of November and the first two Saturdays of December.
- The Stockyards Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 16th offers a peek into our city’s western roots.