Spring Break in Oklahoma City means plenty of events and activities for families. If you’re not leaving the metro for a Spring Break vacation, this list features thrilling activities to keep your little ones occupied.

From soothing story times to exciting parades and everything in between, we’ve got you covered. In addition to this list, you can find even more family fun  at one of these FREE events or on our searchable calendar. Also, check out our guide to current museum exhibits.

Don’t forget! If you need childcare through the break, please visit our list of Spring Break Camps.

March 12 – 14

The American Spirit Dance Company’s Broadway Revue at Oklahoma City University (2501 N Blackwelder Ave) showcases American dance from Hollywood to Broadway — through tap, jazz and musical theatre dance with new numbers ranging from a tribute to the armed services to a dance below the sea. $21. Thursday & Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 & 8 p.m.

March 13

FREE 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk in the Norman Arts District (downtown Norman) features a monthly celebration of the arts in Norman. 6 – 9 p.m.

FREE LIVE on the Plaza in the Plaza District (1700 block of NW 16th St) features artists, live music, special events, local shopping and more on the second Friday of the month. 6 – 10 p.m.

Plaza district festival

March 14

Spring Family Canvas Painting at Artsy Learning Center (1215 36th Ave NW, Norman). The whole family is invited to create a spring-theme masterpiece. All supplies provided. All ages welcome. $20 per person. 3 – 5 p.m.

March 13 & 14

Tulsa Irish Festival at Guthrie Green (111 E Brady St, Tulsa) features live bands, Irish foods, dancing and a kids’ zone. Free to attend. Friday, 3 – 9 p.m.; Saturday, noon – 9 p.m.

March 13 – 15

Jurassic Quest at Bennett Event Center at State Fair Park (333 Gordon Cooper Blvd) features a dinosaur exhibit with a variety of interactive dino-themed experiences including science, crafts & coloring station. $25 & up. Friday, 3 – 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

March 14

Cleveland County Craft Show at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds (615 E Robinson St, Norman) features home decorating, handmade, seasonal and specialty items presented by over 90 crafters. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Oklahoma Garden School at Devon Energy Auditorium (333 W Sheridan Ave) features a lineup of speakers that will explore landscape design that nurtures beauty and relaxation. Preregister. Members, $40; nonmembers, $70; students, $25. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Museum Playdate at Oklahoma City Museum of Art (415 Couch Dr) features playtime, complimentary coffee for caregivers, structured gallery activities and full day admission to explore the Museum after the program ends. Preregister. Members, $5; nonmembers, $12. 10 a.m. – noon.

FREE St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Stockyards City (Penn, Exchange & Agnew) features longhorns, equestrian clubs, civic organizations, classic cars, marching bands and more. Food trucks and shopping in the district add to the day’s festivities. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

FREE See You Saturdays at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame (1400 Classen Dr) features themed experiences and learning opportunities for families to enjoy together including crafts and guided tours. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

FREE St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Downtown Oklahoma City (Reno & S Walker Ave) features decorated floats, animals, antique tractors, civic clubs, clowns, motorcycles and more. 11 a.m.

St. Patrick’s Day at the Gardens at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features a performance by the Oklahoma Scottish Pipes and Drums, food trucks, vendors and more. FREE to attend; activities, $5. Noon – 4 p.m.

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

March 14 – 20

Liichokoshkomo’ Spring Break Sneak Peak at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St) features a variety of activities including live entertainment, crafts, storytelling and food sampling. Each day will feature a different themed activity. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

March 14 – 22

FREE Three Sisters Spring Celebration at the Chickasaw Cultural Center (867 Cooper Memorial Rd, Sulphur) features cultural demonstrators about 18th-century Chickasaw life in the living village, traditional games including stickball and archery, a series of family-friendly films and more. Exhibit center and theater admission applies. Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, Noon – 5 p.m.

March 15

FREE Storybook Hour at Cuppies & Joe (727 NW 23rd St). Children listen to a story while parents enjoy coffee and conversation. 10 – 11 a.m.

Run Lucky 5K and Mission Mile Fun Run at Fassler Hall (421 NW 10th St) features a 5K and fun run with bagpipes, green beer, costume contest and more. Benefits The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. $30 & up. 1:30 – 4 p.m.

March 16 – 18

Spring Break Pop-Ins at Myriad Botanical Gardens Children’s Garden Porch (301 W Reno Ave) features hands-on activities such as fruit and vegetable stamping, making weather wind sticks and seed planting. $3. 10 a.m. – noon.

March 16 – 20

Spring Break Drop-in Activities at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St) features family-friendly activities inspired by the Museum’s exhibits. Free with Museum admission. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Spring Break Escape at Sam Noble Museum (2401 Chautauqua Ave, Norman) features crafts, auditorium shows, musical performances and more, all free with paid museum admission. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

March 16 – 21

FREE Spring Thing! at Oklahoma Hall of Fame (1400 Classen Dr) features free museum admission, story time, movie, crafts and special planting activity. 10:30 a.m. – noon.

Kids Playing at the Myriad Botanical Gardens

March 17

Little Sapling Series at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features songs, games and interactive fun to learn about nature and the gardens. Preregister. For ages 2 – 5. Members, $3; nonmembers, $4. 10 -11 a.m.

March 19

FREE Story Time at The Boxcar (2100 N Eastern Ave, Moore) features story time, songs and a little bit of dancing hosted by representatives of the Moore library. Best suited for kids ages 12 & under. 2 – 3 p.m.

March 19 – 21

Norman Swap Meet at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds (615 E Robinson Ave, Norman) street rods, sports cars, Model A’s, race cars, hot rods, aircraft, imports, boats, tools, parts, buggies, kit cars, scooters, Model T’s, motorcycles and memorabilia. Free to attend. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

March 19 – 22

FREE Making History Crafts at the Edmond Historical Society & Museum (431 S Boulevard, Edmond) features nature-themed crafts and story times. Open to all ages. Activities will be available while supplies last. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

March 21

Drop-In Art at Oklahoma City Museum of Art (415 Couch Dr). Create works of art as a family inspired by the Museum’s collection, exhibitions and special occasions. All ages welcome, no registration required. Free with admission. 11 a.m – 4 p.m.

Fishing 101 at the Mitch Park Pond (1501 W Covell Rd, Edmond) features an introduction to pond fishing including how to set up tackle, bait a hook and more. Everyone that signs up for this class will receive a free fishing pole and small tackle box courtesy of Cabela’s. Preregister. Best suited for ages 8 & up. $10. 5:30-7 p.m.

FREE Heard on Hurd Street Fest in Edmond (Broadway between 1st & Hurd, Edmond) features local food, unique shopping and live music. 6 – 10 p.m.