Springtime in OKC means free fun galore! From park picnics to cultural gems, we've got the scoop on the best cost-free activities. Ready to dive into budget-friendly adventures? Let's explore.


Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum

Learning Adventures


Wheeler District

Enjoying the Outdoors

  • Take a walk down Automobile Alley and be on the lookout for Factory Obscura--a quirky, brightly painted building with an interactive boom box that is visible from the street. It has large, working buttons and can be used all day long.
  • For outdoor mural viewing, the Plaza Walls project in the Plaza District makes for a great spot for an art walk. Visit this blog to discover OKC's most Instagrammable spots.   
  • Scissortail Park is an urban oasis, offering endless opportunities to roam, exercise, relax, play and enjoy nature. The children’s areas invite imagination and exploration with opportunities to climb, crawl, jump, splash and spin. Lake Hefner is another beautiful spot to walk and enjoy the scenery.
  • Grab your friends and head out to the Myriad Gardens for a serene walking tour offered on the last Saturday of every month. You can also participate in Myriad in Motion which is a place for enthusiasts of all levels to center, recharge and reconnect with nature, also offered on the last Saturday of every month.
  • Oklahoma City has a network of 10 interconnected trails that lead to nearly every part of the city, totaling up to 80 miles of non-motorized trails. Check out our list of top trails in OKC to explore.  
  • Will Rogers Gardens is a city park and educational center offering family-friendly workshops and classes on gardening and horticulture as well as boasting a large variety of plant species for you to view. 
  • For skateboarders, inline skaters and BMX riders of all skill levels, the Mat Hoffman Action Sports Park offers both a bowl and street course. For beginning and intermediate skateboarders and skaters, the Route 66 Skate Court and South Lakes Skate Court provide rails, slides and above-ground ramps. 
  • Enjoy a picnic in the Wheeler District and take a rest on the hammocks. They also have outdoor games on the lawn near the Wheeler Ferris Wheel that are available to the public.


Paseo Arts FestivalFree Spring Events

  • Kick off your St. Patrick's Day celebrations with a parade at Historic Stockyards City. Led by the Slash O Ranch Longhorns, the parade is a celebration of Oklahoma Irish heritage and the western culture of Stockyards City. The family-friendly event takes place Saturday, March 16 at 10 a.m. 
  • Celebrate Sparky the Fire Dog's Birthday at the Oklahoma Firefighters Museum on March 19 with free museum admission. This is a party you and the fam won't want to miss.
  • Spring has sprung, and the tulips are showing off. Check out the Tulip Festival on March 30-31 at the Myriad Botanical Gardens. Can someone say, "photo op?"
  • What's better than a free event? How about a dog-friendly free event? Live! on the Pawza will feature live entertainment, tasty food, art shows and shopping on April 12!
  • The Marking: Indigenous Narrative Exhibition is a celebration of Indigenous art and storytelling. All ages are welcome to learn, observe and become inspired. The show will take place April 11 - May 11.
  • The annual Paseo Arts Festival is a can't-miss event. Gather your people, and get ready for three days of art, food and drink, live music and so much more. The event offers free admission to all guests and will take place May 25-27.