OKC Moms Need to Know: Your Guide to October 2017

I can’t believe  October is finally here. This is my favorite time of the year. Hopefully the temperature will be cooling down soon and the leaves will start changing colors!. Also, Halloween is around the corner. I usually buy my kids’ costumes. What do you do? Do you make your own or just get it from the store? Let’s enjoy all the cool activities happening around the metro this month.

2017 Must Do Fall Activities

2017 Fall Festivals

Easy Halloween Costume Ideas For Kids or Parents

OKC Moms Guide to October 2017

10/1

Daily Keeper Connections at the Oklahoma City Zoo. 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Fall Signature Tour at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Groovefest at the Andrews Park. Noon – 10:00 p.m.

Heritage Hills Home Tour at the Historic Heritage Hills neighborhood. 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

My Venture Pass is available for 12 months of fun!

Science In Action and Object ID Day at the Sam Noble Museum. 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sole Expression: The Art of the Shoe at the Science Museum Oklahoma. Recurring daily.

Spring/Summer Attraction Schedule for the Oklahoma City Zoo. 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sunday Discovery Time at the Sam Noble Museum. 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Weekly on Sunday.

Teacher Appreciation Month at the Sam Noble Museum. 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Through 10/31. All pre-K through 12th-grade educators and their families visit the museum for free.

10/2

Community FREE Barre3 in the Gardens at the Myriad Botanical Gardens. 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Free First Monday for Kids at the Sam Noble Museum. 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Every first Monday of the month.

10/3

Art Adventures at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Every Tuesday.

Norman Farm Market at the Cleveland County Fair Grounds. 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Weekly on Tuesdays until 10/31.

Toddler Time at Get Air. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Toddler Time at Sky Zone. 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Every Tuesday and Friday.

Tuesday Night Classics at the Harkins Theatres. 7:00 p.m. Every week.

Tumbling Tots Level One Session I at the Jackie Cooper Gym. 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays through 10/10. Registration required. 

Tumbling Tots Level Two Session I at the Jackie Cooper Gym. 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Tuesdays through 10/10. Registration required. 

10/4

Early Explorers at the Science Museum Oklahoma. 10:00 a.m. Recurring weekly on Wednesdays.

Edmond Farmer’s Market and Junior Market at the Mitch Park. 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Weekly every Wednesday.

Reading Wednesdays at the Myriad Botanical Gardens. 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. Free! Weekly every Wednesday.

Toddler Story and Craft Time at Unpluggits. 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Recurring weekly on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Wide Open Wednesday at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Free! Recurring weekly on Wednesdays.

Wine Down Wednesday at the O Bar. 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Recurring weekly on Wednesdays. 

10/5

Baby Story Fun at the Mabel C. Fry Public Library. 10:00 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. Weekly every Thursday. Registration required.

Drop-In Yoga at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. 5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Weekly every Thursday.

Full Moon Bike Ride and Run at the Myriad Botanical Gardens. 7:00 p.m.

Pre-School Storytime at the Mabel C. Fry Public Library. 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Weekly every Thursday. Free! Registration needed.

Rhythm and Rhyme at the Yukon Community Center. 10:30 a.m. Free! Weekly every Thursday.

10/6

ARTonTAP at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. 7:00 p.m.

Camp Fired-UP at Camp DaKaNi. 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Car Seat Clinic Drop-In at Green Bambino. 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Weekly every Friday.

Cowboy Crossings™ Opening Weekend at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. 9:00 a.m.Through 10/7. Reservations required. 

EdFest at the Festival Market Place & Plaza. 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Free entrance!

Fandom Friday: Harry Potter Slime at the Mabel C. Fry Public Library. 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. For Grades 6 – 12. Free! Registration needed.

First Friday Garden Tours at the Oklahoma City Zoo. 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Monthly on the first Friday.

Pumpkinville presented by OG&E at the Myriad Botanical Gardens. 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Through 10/22.

Re-Play visits Green Bambino! at Green Bambino. 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

10/7

Autumn Wreath Making Workshop at the Will Rogers Gardens. 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Clay Bird Rattles at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Ages 3-5.

Drop-In Art: Torn Tissue Paper Selfies at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Drop-In Yoga at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Weekly every Saturday.

Edmond Farmer’s Market at the Festival Market Place & Plaza. 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Weekly every Saturday.

Free Crafts for Kids at Lakeshore Learning Center. 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Recurring weekly on Saturdays.

FREE Fishing Day. The first Saturday of each month.

Lunar Moon Festival at the Military Park. 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 

Moore Arts and Crafts Festival at the Moore Central Park. 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Norman Farm Market at the Cleveland County Fair. 8:00 a.m. – Noon. Weekly on Saturdays until 10/28.

Oklahoma Czech Festival at the Main Street in Yukon. 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Free!

Pumpkin Seed Making at the Myriad Botanical Gardens. 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Re-Play visits Green Bambino! at Green Bambino. 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Repticon Oklahoma City Reptile & Exotic Animal Show at the State Fair Park. 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Through 10/8. 

Saturdays for Kids: Dia de los Muertos at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Storks movie at the Chickasaw Cultural Center. 6:30 p.m.

Things That Go Bump In the Night at the Martin Park Nature Center. 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Ages 6 and up. Free!

10/8

Archaeology Day at the Museum at the Sam Noble Museum. 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

10/9

Bow-Wow Books at the Blanchard Library. 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Kid’s Club at the Moore Library. 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Registration needed. 

10/10

Babytime at the Edmond Library. 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Registration needed.

Family Play Time/ La hora de jugar en familia  at the Shawnee Library. 9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Hip Hop Street Jam at the Oklahoma Contemporary. 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Ages 16+.Through 10/31. Price: $70-$75

Puppet Workshop at the Midwest City Library. 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Storytime at the Choctaw Library. 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

10/11

American Girl Book Club at the Noble Library. 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Pumpkin Loaf Take-And-Bake Class at the Myriad  Botanical Gardens. 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Also 10/19.

Story Time at the Shawnee Mall at the Shawnee Mall. 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Wonder Wednesday at Almonte Library. 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

10/12

Art-School Clay Days at the Oklahoma Contemporary. 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Ages 8 – 12. Through 11/2 or 11/9 through 11/30. (Thanksgiving day classes will be made up on Dec. 7) | (4 wk classes) Price: $55-$60 (Includes all supplies.)

 Farmer’s Market Relief Printmaking at the Oklahoma Contemporary. 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Ages 8 -12. 4 week class. Price: $55-$60 (Includes all supplies.)

Little Hands Art Camp at the Belle Isle Library. 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Registration needed.

Mindfulness for Children at the Norman West. 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Pre-K Play at the Moore Library. 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Registration needed.

Yoga Storytime for Preschoolers at the Edmond Library. 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Registration needed.

10/13

2nd Friday Art Walk at Downtown Norman. 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Every second Friday of the month.

Haunt the River Cruise at the Oklahoma River Cruises. 8:00 p.m. Through 10/14, 10/20, 10/21.

Movie Nights in the Park – Hotel Transylvania at the Mitch Park. Movie starts at dark. Free!

Pumpkinville Sensory Night at the Myriad Botanical Gardens. 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

10/14

Bedford Camera and Nikon present “Borrow a Lens Day” at the Oklahoma City Zoo. All day event.

Bigfoot, and Werewolves, and Chupacabras, Oh My! at the Martin Park Nature Center. 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Ages 6 and up. Free!

Cloth Diaper Bootcamp at Green Bambino. 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Drop-In Art: Styrofoam Plate Frescoes at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fall Festivities Fireworks at the Orr Family Farm. 9:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Handling Hosta at the Will Rogers Gardens. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Make + Take at the Oklahoma Contemporary. 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Free!

Morning with a Special Mouse! at We Rock the Spectrum. 8:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m.

Power Rangers at the Chickasaw Cultural Center. 6:30 p.m.

Rumble Pumpkin Carving with David Holland at the Myriad Botanical Gardens. 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration needed by 10/13.

See You Saturday | Innovation at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Recurring monthly on the second Saturday. Free!

10/15

DogFest Walk N’ Roll OKC 2017 at the Earlywine Park. 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Free!

Pumpkin Princess Pageant at the Orr Family Farm. 2:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.

10/16

123! Play with Me! at the Midwest City Library. 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Fall Break Drop-In Activities at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Through 10/20.

Fall Break Camps at the  Oklahoma Contemporary. 9:00 a.m.- Noon. / 9:00 a.m. –  4:00 p.m. Through 10/20.

Tai Chi for Health at the Southwest OKC. 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Registration needed.

10/17

Infant Massage at the Tecumseh Library. 10:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.

Mother Goose on the Loose at the Village Library. 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Registration needed.

Puppet Show at the Downtown Library. 6:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.

Tiny Tuesdays: Tape Resist Paintings at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

10/18

After School Special at Norman Central. 3:30 p.m. -4:30 p.m.

Sensory Story Time at the Moore Library. 4:00 p.m. -4:45 p.m. Registration required.

Toddlertime at the Edmond Library. 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Registration opens 10/17.

10/19

Fall Break Camp at the Science Museum Oklahoma. 9:00 a.m. Through 10/20. Registration needed.

PreSchool Sign Language at the Northwest Library. 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.

Wiggle to the Music Story Time at the Shawnee Library. 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.

10/20 

Mix on Main at the Main Street. 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 

New Film Series at the 21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City. 8:00 p.m.

Pumpkin Chomp and Stomp at the Oklahoma City Zoo. All day event.

10/21

Citizens Bank Of Edmond’s Heard on Hurd at Downtown Edmond. 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Free!

Chihuly Splatter Paintings at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Ages 6-8.

Drop-In Art: Abstract Cat Paintings  at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Eats on 8th Food Truck Festival at 8th & Harvey. 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Free! Recurring monthly on the 3rd Saturday. 

Faerie Discovery Tour at the Will Rogers Gardens. 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Free!

Faerie Gardening at the Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Center. 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Fall Festival at the Chickasaw Cultural Center. 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Fall Into Art at the Martin Park Nature Center. 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Free!

Halloween Party: Garden Monster Bash at the Myriad Botanical Gardens. 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Registration needed.

Hip Hop Dance Battle at the Oklahoma Contemporary. Noon – 4:00 p.m. Ages: 10+ (15 participants). Price: $40-$45

Kid’s Haunt the River Cruise at the Oklahoma River Cruises. 11:40 a.m. 

Hotel Transylvania at the Chickasaw Cultural Center. 6:30 p.m.

National Weather Festival at the National Weather Center. 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Free!

Oklahoma Wine Walk & Brew Fest  at the Brookhaven Village. 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

OK Ale Trail at the Downtown Edmond. 3:00 p.m.

Outdoor Movie Night at the Orr Family Farm. 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. This event will be held also 10/27, 10/28.

Turn the Town Upside Down! at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Through 10/28.

Wanderlust Pop Up Shops Fall 2017 at the Wheeler Ferris Wheel. 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

10/22

One Year Anniversary Resource Fair! at We Rock the Spectrum. 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Pooch Parade Sponsored by Midtown Vets at the Myriad Botanical Gardens. 2:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m. Registration needed.

10/23

Parachute Play at the Jones Library. 10:00 a.m.  -10:30 a.m.

Sit! Stay! Read! at the Norman Central. 4:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m.

10/24

Musictime at the Northwest Library. 10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Stress Relief Storytime at the McLoud Library.  11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

10/25

Not-So-Scary Storytime at the Belle Isle Library. 6:00 p.m. -6:30 p.m. Registration begins 10/11.

PreK Story Time at the Newcastle Library. 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

10/26

Haunt The Harn at the Harn Homestead. 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Spike’s Spooktacular Fall Fest at the Sam Noble Museum. 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The Lord of the Flies at the Oklahoma Children’s Theatre. 11:00 a.m. Through 10/28.

10/27

Edmond Historic Ghost Tours at Downtown Edmond. 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Through 10/28.

Fall Festival at the Historic Downtown. 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Mummy and Son Dance at the Station Recreation Center. 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 

Not Too Spooky Halloween Party at Unpluggits. 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.

Supernatural Nature Science Overnight at the Science Museum Oklahoma. 6:00 p.m.

10/28

Advanced Graffiti at the Oklahoma Contemporary. Noon – 2:00 p.m. Ages: 13+. Price: $25-$30 (Includes supplies.)

Basic Graffiti at the Oklahoma Contemporary. 10:00 a.m.  – Noon. Ages: 13+. Price: $10-$15 (Includes supplies.)

Downtown Edmond Fall Festival at the Festival Market Place & Plaza. 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Free!

Halloween Story Time, Craft & Movie Program at the Blanchard Library. 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Halloween Train at the Oklahoma Railway Museum. 9:15 a.m. Through 10/29 at 1:15 p.m.

Halloween on the Green at the Ed Lycan Conservatory. 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Haunt Old Town at the Old Town Moore. 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Independent Study at the Oklahoma Contemporary. 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Ages: 13+. Price: $10-$15 (Includes supplies.)

Kid’s Haunt the River Cruise at the Oklahoma River Cruises. 11:40 a.m. 

Moore Red Ribbon Parade om 5th street between  I-35 and Broadway. 10:00 a.m.

Nighttime is the Right Time for Scorpions at the Martin Park Nature Center. 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Ages 6 and up. Free!

OKLAHOMA! – 1955 at the Chickasaw Cultural Center. 6:30 p.m.

Oklahoma Archivists Bazaar at the Oklahoma History Center. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Free!

Pajama Storytime at the Mabel C. Fry Public Library. 6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Free! Registration needed.

Painting Pumpkins at the Science Museum Oklahoma. 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Run the Boolevard at Orvis Risner Elementary and Boulevard. 8:00 a.m.

Spooktacular Saturday at the Southern Oaks Library. 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Trick or Treat City at the Joe B. Barnes Regional Park. 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Free!

Trunk or Treat in the Park at the Mitch Park. 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Free!

10/29

Day of the Dead Festival at the Lloyd Noble Center. 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Magic Lantern Event at the Paseo Arts District. 3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Free!

Open Streets South OKC at the Wiley Post Park. 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Spontaneity Kid Care’s 2nd Birthday Bash Open House! at Spontaneity Kid Care. 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

10/30

Escape the Dark Circus at the Choctaw Library. 4:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.

Halloween Toddler Dance & Costume Parade at the Southern Oaks Library. 10:30 a.m. -11:15 a.m.

Family Story Time at the Southwest OKC. 10:00 a.m. -10:45 a.m.

Pumpkin and Pajama Party at the Northwest Library. 6:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.

10/31

Family Storytime at the Midwest City Library. 6:30 p.m. -7:15 p.m.

Halloween Story Time at the Moore Library. 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.

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