As Summer break begins over the next month, everyone is looking for new ways to enjoy the beautiful weather outside. After months of cold and stormy weather, there is no reason to put stress on your wallet while soaking up the sun. Fortunately, there is a host of free activities in the Modern Frontier to keep you busy throughout the summer!


Outdoor Activities 

If you enjoy outdoor activities, you’ll definitely want to check out Scissortail Park this summer. From a family-friendly farmers market every Saturday morning to the splash pad located in the park, there is plenty to do at OKC’s largest urban greenspace. If you like to shoot hoops or kick a soccer ball, lower Scissortail Park has great basketball courts and soccer fields for a couple rounds of friendly competition. Be sure to visit their event calendar to learn more about the many free events taking place at the park this summer! 



If you want to check out some incredible art for free, head over to Exhibit C in Bricktown or the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center in Automobile Alley. Exhibit C is a phenomenal, 4,000 square-foot art gallery and retail space containing First American artwork. The gallery is free to view, but guests can purchase art pieces and learn more about Chickasaw Country at this hidden gem in the city’s entertainment district. Entry is also free at Oklahoma Contemporary, and six exhibitions are currently on view. Oklahoma’s largest selection of World War II artifacts are also on display at the Oklahoma National Guard Museum, which grants free entry year-round. The Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine and the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame and Jim Thorpe Museum, both of which debuted in 2023, offer visitors two additional attractions to explore for free. 



There are also multiple free festivals over the course of the summer. From May 25-27, the Paseo Arts Festival will take over the streets of the Paseo Arts District, featuring over 100 visual artists, 50 musicians and 20 food vendors. 

Also in early June, OKC’s 39th Street District is hosting the Pride on 39th. From May 31 - June 2, 39th Street will be decorated with live entertainment, food trucks and plenty of other vendors. On June 30, the OKC Pride Alliance is hosting its fourth annual parade, taking place in downtown Oklahoma City from 11 a.m. to noon.  

For children under 12, the Chuck Wagon Festival at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum grants free entry. Stop by the Adventure District to enjoy this western-themed event from May 25-26. 



There are plenty of free weekly and monthly events in Oklahoma City that give attendees a small taste of what each district has to offer. The West Village District hosts a Fourth Friday event on the fourth Friday of every month that features different vendors and live entertainment as well as specials from local businesses. The Paseo Arts District will hold its First Friday Gallery Walk on June 7, giving attendees a chance to view artwork from numerous local artists for free. This event helps give these artists exposure while also creating a fun atmosphere for eventgoers. Additionally, the Wheeler District hosts its weekly farmer’s market from 6-9 p.m. every Friday evening.