Guide to March: Events & Activities to Kick Off Spring in OKC Metro

Looking for the best family events in OKC and surrounding areas? 

What’s happening this month in OKC? Between spring break, St. Patrick’s Day, and (hopefully) warmer temperatures, be sure to find other fun things to stay busy and explore the city!

Below are a few resources of things to do if the weather doesn’t cooperate: 

Best Family Events & Things To Do This Month in OKC

March 5-10

Oklahoma City Restaurant Week is being held March 5-10 this year and is a great opportunity to support and try new eateries and restaurants in the Metro who are pledging to donate a portion of sales to fight hunger in Oklahoma. 

March 11

St. Patrick’s Day Parade at Stockyard City. This FREE family friendly event begins at 10am and is a celebration of Oklahoma Irish heritage and the western culture of Stockyards City! The parade will be led by the Slash O Ranch Longhorns along with marching bands, bagpipes, Irish dancers, and more. 

March 16

Farm to Table Festival on March 16 The Oklahoma History Center will hold the 2024 Oklahoma Farm-to-Table Festival. The event is completely free and will offer up chuckwagon cooking, a petting zoo, nutritional education, and much much more! 

March 16

St Patrick’s Day parade at Stockyard City. Make a plan to hit up this annual event! Celebrate Irish heritage and stay for the day to enjoy shopping and various activities around the area. The event is free and offers a full day’s worth of entertainment. 

March 17

ShamROCK the Gardens at Myriad Gardens from 11am-2pm. Enjoy delicious eats from your favorite Irish food vendors, music, face painters  for the kids and Irish clubs will provide instructional dancing. And the Gardens lake will be dyed green this year!

March 18

Spring round-up at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Enjoy family fun at this spring break event on March 18. There will be a fun and educational activity for everyone, including a photography contest. The event comes with admission. 

Side note: Make this even more fun by combining your day/week with a visit to the First Americans Museum.

March 18-22

Spring Break drop-ins at The Myriad Gardens. Don’t want to make any major travel plans this spring break? Enjoy this casual and fun event going from March 18-22. Various activities will be offered such as arts and crafts, storytelling, and more. Make it a day by packing a picnic and enjoying the gardens. Better yet do a staycation downtown and become a tourist in your city. 

March 18-22

Spring Break camp with Artsy Rose. Do you have a creative one in the family? This is a great alternative to your typical spring break camp. They will have plenty of opportunities to express themselves through fun art projects, cooking classes legos, and more. The best part is you don’t have to commit to the full week! 

March 20-22

Spring Thing at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Enjoy this family fun event from March 20-22, where crafts and storytelling will be available. Not only is it free but they offer up a morning and evening time slot so busy families can make it work within their schedule. 

March 23

Go see the Harlem Globetrotters. Sure it’s not exactly a spring event but it guarantees a day of fun and entertainment for all ages. 

March 30-31

Myriad Botanical Garden’s annual Tulip Festival is returning this spring on March 30 & 31 from 10am-5pm. Experience the stunning tulips in the gardens along with other activities and family fun. 

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

First Fridays on the Paseo, every first Friday from 6-9pm. Galleries offer special themed exhibits, refreshments, guest artists and a variety of entertainment opportunities – all within walking distance.

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

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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Jessie Magee
Hi! I’m Jessie! Born and raised in Central Oklahoma, I am currently enjoying suburban life with my toddler, husband, and a sweet little terrier. I love diving into anything nerdy from engaging in a fantasy novel to playing a tabletop game with friends. I love to make people laugh. Catch me watching a football game, making cookies, or painting dinosaurs with my daughter. My struggles once defined me, but now they help mold me. I want to lift fellow mothers who silently suffer in the shadows. Chronic illness and pain are invisible, but very real. Our battles are tough, but our resolve is strong. You’ll never see me hide my tears, and neither should you.


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