Is your wallet recovering from the holidays? All your cash tied up in the new gym membership? We hear you! On these short, cold days, winter can feel long. We’ve rounded up all there is to do at no cost to you. You really can #seeOKC for free!

Don’t stay in!

1. On the third Friday of every month, the Skirvin’s Park Avenue Grill transforms into a Jazz Lounge featuring talented, local artists. The music can be enjoyed at no charge. Reservations are suggested.
2. Live! On the Plaza occurs year round on the 2nd Friday of the month. Stroll the plaza to the tune of live music, theatrical and art displays.
 
Paseo Art Walk

3. The Paseo Art Walk welcomes guests to stroll and view the district’s creativity on the first Friday of every month!
4. The OK County Free Fair Spring Livestock Show welcomes the public to Barn 8 at the Oklahoma State Fair Park on March 2 from 8 am-7 pm.
5. Oklahoma City is the horse show capital. The Prairie Classic Quarter Horse Show will be held February 6-10 in the Performance Arena at the Oklahoma State Fair Park. This event is free and open to the public.
6. The Mat Hoffman Skatepark offers a bowl and street course at varying levels of difficulty. The park is designed for skateboards, inline skates and BMX bikes.
 
Gardens

7. The outdoor grounds of the Myriad Gardens are free and open to the public daily for strolling. Wait for those rare, warm winter days or bundle up and head on your way!
8. More than a garden, the Will Rogers Garden offers occasional hands-on, free activities for all ages. Start planning for the spring garden now!
 

Free eats in OKC

9. Hot dang! Nashbird Chicken is delicious and packs a punch! Ask for no spice if your kiddo isn’t a fan of the heat. Kids eat FREE on Mondays!

10. S&B Burger Joint offers great tunes and even better burgers. Kids eat FREE on Tuesdays, 5pm to close!
11. Ted’s Cafe Escondido offers endless chips and queso and FREE kids meals on Mondays.

Cozy up with a good book

12. If books are amongst your favorite things, we have the place for you! The Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held February 22-24 in the Oklahoma Expo Hall at the Oklahoma State Fair Park. Admission is free on Saturday and Sunday and open to the public from 9 am-5:30 pm.
 
Commonplace Books
 
13. Commonplace Books hosts a story hour for littles each Saturday at 10:30 am.
14. The Metropolitan Library offers seasonally themed and literature centered activities daily for children and adults alike.
Enjoy a story and craft inside the Garden Classroom each Wednesday at 9:30 am in the Myriad Gardens.
 

Explore the great indoors with OKC’s museums and exhibits

15. The Red Earth Art Center invites guests to experience tradition through American Indian arts and culture education. Admission is always free.
16. The 45th Infantry Division Museum offers self-guided tours of the 27,000 square feet exhibit space at no charge. The museum holds a plethora of Oklahoma military memorabilia.
17. The Oklahoma Railway Museum is open Thursday through Saturday 9am-5pm and offers access to the grounds at no charge.
18. Oklahoma Contemporary offers various free showcases in addition to veteran and children’s programming at no charge.

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19. The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum offers free entry and hands-on activities for kids and accompanying adults on the first Saturday of the month from 10-12 p.m. 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.
20. The Oklahoma State Capitol welcomes the public for daily self-guided tour or tours led by guides 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.