10 Best Family Events and Things to Do with Kids in OKC This June

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School is out, and it’s time to celebrate with a summer of fun. Be sure to check out our summer guide with over 60 FREE things to do as a family! June is the month of festivals, outdoor concerts, celebrating dad, and is jam-packed with all the family fun you might be looking for in and around the Metro area.

If you’d like to add a family-friendly event to our June calendar, you can do that here.

Best Family Events & Things To Do This Month in OKC

Attend a Summer Festival in OKC

June is the month of outdoor festivals and concerts in OKC from Edmond’s FREE concerts in the park to Heard on Hurd. There is family fun to be had with live music, local vendors, family games & activities, and of course food vendors. 

Head to the Movies!

From the annual $2 Harkin Theater Summer Movies to Sonic Summer Movies at Myriad Gardens to a nostalgic drive in movie night at Winchester Drive In, there is something for everyone, and we can’t think of more of a classic summer activity. 

Get Your Hands Dirty at the Children’s Gardening Fair | June 3-4

Learn all about gardening and how to become little gardeners! This two-day fair will invite children of all ages to explore different aspects of gardening through interactive stations designed for immersive learning and play, as well as activities and take-home crafts specifically designed to get their hands dirty and their brains whirring. Enjoy food vendors, face painting, the Thunder Fountain, and free rides on Mo’s Carousel (with admission).

  • General Admission: $8, non-members; FREE, members and 2 and under
  • Premium Admission: $14, non-members; $6, members
  • FREE unlimited rides on Mo’s Carousel with admission

Enjoy the Music at Madagascar the Musical | June 6-7

Join Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria as they bound out of the zoo and onto the stage in this live musical spectacular at the Civic Center Music Hall. 

Cool Down at Chandler’s Ice Cream Festival | June 10

Only about 45 minutes away from OKC, head to Chandler for their annual ice cream festival! There will be free ice cream courtesy Highland Dairy, live music, inflatables, a kids’ 
“wet zone”, and tons of family friendly activities!

Celebrate Juneteenth on the East | June 16-18

Juneteenth on the East is a celebration for all people to come together and peacefully rejoice in freedom, exchange in culture, and uplift the community. Starting with a 5K run on the 16th, a festival and celebration on the 17th with headliners D Smoke & Elle Varner, and a brunch on the 18th!

Celebrate Dad at the Father’s Day Festival | June 18

Head to Scissortail Park for the 4th Annual Father’s Day Festival to celebrate the important men in your life! A fun and free family event. There will be bounce houses, music, vendors, food trucks, and more!

Enjoy Summer Thursdays at Oklahoma Hall of Fame | Month of June

Enjoy FREE admission and activities every Thursday in June and July starting at 10:00 am. Enjoy story time, arts and crafts, and outdoor games! Each Thursday will feature different stories and crafts plus a featured Oklahoma Hall of Fame Member. Story time will begin every hour on the half hour from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. Arts and crafts will be available until 2:00 pm. Outdoor games are available all day!

Take a Classic Train Ride | Summer 2023

Experience a classic train ride! At the Oklahoma Railway Museum, every first and third Saturday of the month from April through August, you can ride a vintage diesel locomotive and experience historic passenger coaches. The regular train rides leave the Oakwood Depot at the Museum at 9:15 am, 11:15 am, 1:15 am, 3:15 am.

Don’t Forget! Register for Summer Camp

Plan a fun and stress-free summer for your kids by enrolling them in a summer camp – there are so many day camp options by the week! Get your kids registered early because programs fill up quickly. Summer camps in OKC include programs for all ages, budgets, and interests – from nature and the arts to academics and athletics. There really is something for everyone!

Recurring Monthly Best Family Events in OKC

Storytime Science at the Science Museum of Oklahoma,recurring each Tuesday at 10:30 am, *Included with museum admission

Toddler Reading Wednesday at Myriad Gardens, (ages 2-5), FREE, recurring each Wednesday at 10 am. Bring your toddler for storytime every Wednesday.

Weekly Open Play at We Rock the Spectrum OKC (scheduled shared weekly on Facebook)

Kids Take Over the Cowboy, 10am-12pm every first Saturday and enjoy story time and create your own reversible sheriff badge and determine which side of the law you are on! *Included with museum admission

Storytime with the Littles at Commonplace Books, FREE, every Saturday at 10am

LIVE! on the Plaza, FREE, every second Friday from 6-10pm, with local artists, live music, special family events and more

2nd Friday Norman Art Walk, FREE, every second Friday from 6-9pm across the Walker Arts District, with local artists, organizations and businesses

See You Saturdays at Oklahoma Hall of Fame, FREE, every second Saturday, from 9-10 am is specifically sensory friendly, check out the exhibits and kids’ makerspace


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