On these short, cold days, winter can feel long. Get out there and explore and see what OKC has to offer!

We’ve rounded up all there is to do at no cost to you. You really can experience OKC for free, so don’t stay in. To score deals on attractions, accommodations and dining that isn't free, check out out these special offers and discounts across Oklahoma City. 

Live! On the Plaza

Things to Do

1. 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. 
 
2. The Paseo Art Walk welcomes guests to stroll and view the district’s creativity on the first Friday of every month.
 
3. 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.

4. More than a garden, the Will Rogers Garden offers occasional hands-on, free activities for all ages. Start planning for the spring garden now!
 
5. Commonplace Books hosts a story hour for littles each Saturday at 10:30 am.
 
6. For a night filled with authentic jazz music, head to Saint's in the Plaza District for Saints Sessions every Thursday. 
 
7. 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.
 
8. Bring a mat, water, and an open mind and practice yoga in the gardens weekly at the Myraid Botanical Gardens. Classes are open to all levels, whether you are a beginner or an experienced yogi.
 
9. Walk the grounds of the Oklahoma City Outdoor Symbolic Memorial in honor of the victims, survivors, rescuers, and all who were changed forever by the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.
 
Holiday Pop Up Shops

Seasonal Happenings

1. Hop on the Oklahoma City Streetcar for free rides every Friday-Sunday until January 5.
 
2. Take a ride on the Bricktown Water Taxi for a holiday-themed, fun-filled narrated tour. Rides are free Thursday-Sunday through the end of the year. 
 
3. Stop by the Holiday Pop-Up Shops in Midtown and find unique gifts from 35+ local shops.
 
4.  Lights on Broadway features vibrant light displays along Automobile Alley

 

Free eats in OKC

1. 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 Tuesdays.
 
2. S&B Burger Joint offers great tunes and even better burgers. Kids eat free on Tuesdays, from 5pm to close.
 
3. Ted’s Cafe Escondido offers endless chips and queso and free kids meals on Mondays.
 
45th Infantry

Indoor museums and exhibits

1. 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.

2. The Oklahoma Railway Museum is open Thursday through Sunday and offers access to the grounds at no charge.

3. Plaza Walls in the Plaza District offers a free showcase of public art year-round.
 
4. 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.
 
5. 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.
 
6. Tour the works from dozens of artists at the 21C Museum Hotel. The exhibits are free and open 24/7.