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It’s that time of year when schedules and routines are the norm. School ramps up and life feels like a pinwheel of sports events and after school activities. But, if you’re a lover of summer and not ready to wrap it up just yet, then why not end it with some fun?
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Best Family Events & Things To Do This Month in OKC
Every year the fair rolls through, ushering the first signs of fall. But, Oklahoma does what Oklahoma does so expect 90-degree weather with one weekend of rain. The fair brings greasy food, outdoor entertainment, and crowds so that’s pretty much as summer as you can get. Keep your eyes peeled for discounts on tickets! You can also check out these other local county fairs to get your fix too!
If you’re looking for a more artsy experience in a block party setting look no further than the Plaza District Festival. Take in some culture and enjoy a wide variety of vendores offering food and entertainment. One of the biggest perks? It’s free to go!
Early September brings the Western Days, Located in the heart of Mustang. The event kicks off with a parade where two miles of State highway 152 is shut down. There is the Stampede car show, a pet show, and all day local entertainment. If that isn’t enough the Mustang Round up Club hosts a Rodeo at 8pm on Friday and Saturday.
September 29-October 1
If you are a lover of water and sports don’t miss the Regatta Festaval. Teams and Athletes compeete in Rowing and Dragon Boat league championships. Food trucks will be avaliable as well as other family friendly fun entertainment.
Take a small roadtrip out east and visit El reno for its 3rd annual community day and fly in. The event is held at El reno Regional Airport and consists of a car show as well as an airshow. Warbirds, Formation flights and classic aerobatics will be on display. The event is free to all, so bring your blanket and chairs! (Pssst..on your way out don’t forget to snag an Onion birger!)
The winding down of summer doesn’t mean you need to stop visting OKC’s favorite baseball team. With Team play wrapping up at the end of September, you still have time to get in one last game.
As the weather slowly cools find a day to slather the kids in bug spray and hit up Martin Nature park for some exploration and fresh air! Pack a picnic and let the kids burn off some energy at the playground.
Catch a Concert
Even though school is back in session doesn’t mean your date nights need to be dampered by it! There are plenty of indoor and outdoor concerts available at indoor places like Tower Theater and outdoor venues like the Zoo Amphitheater.
Whether its family fun or just you and the girls, let the last bits of summer be celebrated before we all get the scarves and pumpkin spice lattes ready to go.
**Edited After Publication: Vegfest has been cancelled this year due with plans to return in 2024.
Getting kids to enjoy vegetables is a mountain many parents hate having to conquor. Vegfest is a great way to not only expose them to all the creative ways to enjoy vegitables but your entire family as well. Food trucks, local vendors, and events specifacly for kids will be available at the Great Lawn located by the Myriad gardens.
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