Labor Day Weekend
The lazy days and long nights of summer are coming to an end, so why not head to Oklahoma City for one last hurrah? Here are our recommendations of ways to spend Labor Day Weekend in OKC – and be sure to come back to see what fall has in store!
Oklahoma City's super-soaking attractions are the perfect places for one last summer splash. RIVERSPORT Rapids is capping of its season with a weekend full of activities complete with whitewater rafting, land adventures and the Big Water Bull – an inflatable bull riding experience on the lower pond. Dive in to White Water Bay for high-speed water slides and cool pools the whole family will enjoy, or check out the water features at Myriad Gardens and Frontier City.
For fun on land, head to Bricktown and root for the OKC Dodgers in nightly home games throughout the long weekend.
OKC was named one of 5 surprising foodie destinations in the U.S., and rightfully so. Check out The Collective – Oklahoma City's newest dining hub and first food hall – for a selection of kitchens, cocktails and one incredible view of downtown. Craving an end of summer barbecue feast? Our BBQ joints can't be beat. Wherever your stomach takes you, be sure to indulge in one last snow cone of the season. May we suggest Sasquatch Shaved Ice or Katiebug's Shaved Ice & Hot Chocolate?
If you're looking to be inspired, some of the city's best museums are playing host to can't-miss exhibits and galleries. Meet Kermit the Frog at the American Banjo Museum within the Jim Henson - Life and Legacy exhibit, then head over to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art to get lost in the Mellon Collection featuring the masterpieces of Van Gogh, Monet, Degas and other European masters. Of course, no trip to OKC is complete without a visit to the National Memorial & Museum. The grounds are open 24 hours, and a cool nighttime stroll is a perfect and peaceful way to say goodbye to summer.