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OKC Moms Need to Know: Your Guide to July

guide to July

Summer is officially here, the weather is scorching hot and we’re all looking for ways to beat the heat while keeping the kids busy. From fun indoor activities to outdoor music festivals, you’re sure to find something fun to do this month!

2016 Summer Camp Guide

2016 Summer Guide to Outdoor Movies & Concerts

10 At-Home Activities for Summer Fun

Your Guide to July Events in OKC:

7/1

Blue Star Museums 2016 continues daily through September 5th.

Check out the Blackmon Mooring Summer Guide for fun activities and safety tips

First Fridays on the Paseo 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Matisse in His Time Exhibit continues through September 18th at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Nitro Circus at Remington Park 7:00 p.m.

Prix de West Exhibition continues at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

Shape Your Future – A Program of TSET-encourages you to participate in their Summer Activity Challenge.

Find It Fridays at the Myriad Botanical Gardens 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Every Friday.

ZooFriends’ Capture the Wild Photo Contest begins through July 31st.

7/2

Cuppies & Joe Storybook Hour 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Every 1st & 3rd Saturday.

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

Edmond Farmers Market at Festival Market Place & Plaza 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Every Saturday.

Free Crafts at Forever Young Toy Shoppe in Bethany 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Every Saturday.

Free Crafts for Kids at Lakeshore Learning 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Every Saturday.

Summer Saturdays at the Museum of Osteology 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Every Saturday.

Train Rides at the Oklahoma Railway Museum. 1st & 3rd Saturday.

7/3

Freedom Fest at Chisholm Trail Park in Yukon 4:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Red White and Boom at State Fair Park 8:30 p.m.

Sunday Twilight Concert Series at the Myriad Botanical Gardens 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Every Sunday.

Sunset Cinema at Charles J. Johnson Central Park in Midwest City 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Every Sunday. Movie varies.

Uptown Farmers Market 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

7/4

Independence Day

Bricktown 4th Fest

Celebration in the Heartland at Buck Thomas Park in Moore 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Fourth of July at Riversport Adventures

Freedom Fest at Chisholm Trail Park in Yukon 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Free First Monday at the Sam Noble Museum 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

LibertyFest at UCO

Make It Mondays at the Myriad Botanical Gardens 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Every Monday.

Tribute to Liberty at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park in Midwest City 6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

7/5

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

Family Night at Organic Squeeze in Midtown 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Every Tuesday.

Jazz Nights in Deep Deuce 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Every Tuesday.

Monthly Mini Model Build at LEGO in Penn Square Mall begins.

Summer Kids Series continues at Warren Theatre in Moore at 10:00 a.m. Every Tuesday & Thursday. Movies vary by week.

Tasty Tuesdays at the Myriad Botanical Gardens 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Every Tuesday.

Toddler Time at Sky Zone in Edmond 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Every Tuesday.

Tuesday Night Classics continue at Harkins Theatre 7:00 p.m. Every Tuesday.

Wild About Animals Painting at the OKC Zoo 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

7/6

Edmond Farmers Market & Junior Market at Festival Market Place & Plaza 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Every Wednesday.

Free Crafts at Forever Young Toy Shoppe in Bethany 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Every Wednesday.

Art Adventures at the Oklahoma History Center 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Every Wednesday.

Reading Wednesdays at the Myriad Botanical Gardens 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Every Wednesday.

SONIC Summer Movies at the Myriad Botanical Gardens 8:00 p.m. Every Wednesday.

Story Time at Green Bambino. Every Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.

Way Back Wednesdays at the OKC Zoo begin. $1 admission every Wednesday.

7/7

Art After 5 at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Every Thursday.

Concerts in the Park at Hafer Park 6:15 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Every Thursday.

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

2 Year Old Tots – Fancy Fish at the Oklahoma City Zoo 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

3 Year Old Tots – Super Sea Lions at the Oklahoma City Zoo 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Movie Night in the Park: Night at the Museum at Mitch Park in Edmond 8:30 p.m.

OKC Dodgers $2 Thursdays at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark

Story Time at Green Bambino. Every Thursday at 10:00 a.m.

The Farmers Market at Central Park in Moore 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Every Thursday.

Think Green Thursdays at the Myriad Botanical Gardens 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Western on the Lawn behind Whole Foods 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

7/8

2nd Friday Norman Art Walk 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Dancing in the Gardens at the Myriad Botanical Gardens 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

GLOW & FAA Credit Union Summer Movie: Goosebumps at Riversport Adventures 8:30 p.m.

Find It Fridays at the Myriad Botanical Gardens 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Every Friday.

Home School Open House at the Oklahoma City Zoo 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Live on the Plaza 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Movie Nights in the Park at Stephenson Park in Edmond 7:00 p.m.

OKC Dodgers Friday Fireworks at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark

Play in the Park by Moore Parks and Recreation 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Every Friday. Location varies

Sunset Cruises at Oklahoma River Cruises. Last 3 Fridays of the month.

The Jungle Book begins at the OK Children’s Theatre

Toddler Time at Sky Zone in Edmond 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Every Friday.

7/9

Basics of Drawing at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Braum’s Friends & Family Night/Love’s Baseball Buddies at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark 7:05 p.m.

Chasing James at Green Bambino 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Drop-In Art: Picasso Masks at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Free Family Make + Take at the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center

Matisse Painting with Paper at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Times vary by age.

7/10

Chaparral Family Sundays/Love’s Baseball Buddies/Faith and Family Night at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark

Summer Breeze Concert Series at Lions Park in Norman 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

7/11

Neighborhood Arts at the Southern Oaks Library & Northwest Library 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Reading Buddies at The Village Library 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Story Time at Green Bambino. Every Monday at 11:30 a.m.

7/12

Preschool Champions at the Northwest Library 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Summer Games Sports Science at the Downtown Library 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The Wizard of OZ begins at the Civic Center Music Hall

Yoga and Wellness for Parents and Children at the SOKC Library 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

7/13

Baby Story Time at Norman Central Library 10:00 p.m. – 10:20 p.m.

Family Gamefest at the Wright Library 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Kids Yoga at the Downtown Library 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Parachute Play at the Midwest City Library 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

7/14

BUG OUT! at the Myriad Botanical Gardens 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Concerts in the Park at Chisholm Trail Park in Yukon 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Movie at the Beach: Finding Nemo at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark 9:00 p.m.

Painting the Spirit of the Horse begins at the National Cowboy & Wester Heritage Museum

7/15

Floating Films: Oxford Blues at Riversport Adventures 9:15 p.m.

Friday Films at Southern Oaks Library 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Just Dance-a-thon at Ralph Ellison Library 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Outdoor Movie Series: Minions at Andrews Park in Norman 8:30 p.m.

Where the Wild Things Are Ballet at the Moore Library 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

7/16

Art Stories at the Belle Isle Library 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Drop-In Art: Make a Scene at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Cruise In for Coffee at Santa Fe Steak House in Midwest City 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Heard on Hurd 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Native Creativity Day at the Chickasaw Cultural Center

7/17

Portfolio Prep begins at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sales Tax Appreciation Day at the Oklahoma City Zoo – free admission.

Teen Journeys in Art at the Norman Central Library 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Uptown Farmers Market 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

7/18

Children Reading to Dogs at the Northwest Library & Belle Isle Library 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

I Think My Mom is a Zombie begins at the OK Children’s Theatre

Story Time at the Edmond Library 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

SquishBAND! Concert at the Norman Central Library 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Toddler Time at the Del City Library 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

7/19

Full Moon Bike Ride & Run at the Myriad Botanical Gardens 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Innovation Station at the Midwest City Library 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Magic Show at the Edmond Library 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Movement Masterpieces begins at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Summer Story Time at the Del City Library 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Toddler Time at the Choctaw Library 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

7/20

Kids Spa at the Downtown Library 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Lapsit Story Time at the Moore Library 10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.

Mobile Magic at the Southern Oaks Library 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Play Time at the Warr Acres Library 9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Sensory Story Time at the Moore Library 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Super Sports Wednesdays at the SOKC Library 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

7/21

Auto Alley Shop Hop 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Concerts in the Park at Chisholm Trail Park in Yukon 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Free Third Thursdays at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum.

Storytime at Whole Foods 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Tortoise and the Hare at the Warr Acres Library 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

7/22

GLOW & FAA Credit Union Summer Movie: Ant Man at Riversport Adventures 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

OKC Dodgers Friday Fireworks at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark

Reading Buddies at the Downtown Library & Edmond Library 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Rhythm Babies at the Norman Central Library 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

7/23

Bowling for Rhinos by the Oklahoma City Zoo at Heritage Lanes 6:00 p.m.

Color Fun Fest 5k & Carnival at Remington Park 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Drop-In Art: Cubist Clay Portraits at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Hip-Hop 4 Kids at the Southern Oaks Library 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Saturday Story Time at the Norman Central Library 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Teen Retro Game Night at the Norman Central Library 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

7/24

Chaparral Family Sundays /Love’s Baseball Buddies at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark

Summer Breeze Concert Series at Lions Park in Norman 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

7/25

Baby Time at the Belle Isle Library 9:30 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.

Build Your Brain! at the Moore Library 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Children’s Story Time and Craft at the SOKC Library 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Kids Joining Eternity Bench Dedication at the Myriad Botanical Gardens 6:00 p.m.

Rocket Readers at the Bethany Library. Times vary.

7/26

Kids Karaoke at Othello’s of Norman 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Mother Goose on the Loose at the Warr Acres Library 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Rock and Read with the Musical Mom at the Southern Oaks Library 6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

ZOOmba at the Downtown Library 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

7/27

Annie Jr. begins at the OK Children’s Theatre

Juggle Whatever at the Almonte Library 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Play Time at the Warr Acres Library 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Snakes, Lizards and Bugs… Oh, My! at the Midwest City Library 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

7/28

Concerts in the Park at Chisholm Trail Park in Yukon 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Kids Olympics Day at the SOKC Library 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Family Play Time at the Moore Library 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Music Time at the Del City Library 9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Noon Tunes at the Downtown Library 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

7/29

Eats on 8th & Harvey 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Floating Films: Jaws II at Riversport Adventures 9:15 p.m.

Gals, Glitter and Garb luncheon in Yukon 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Outdoor Movie Series: Zootopia at Andrews Park in Norman 8:30 p.m.

7/30

5th Annual Food & Shelter Car Show at First Baptist Church in Norman 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Dog Days of Summer at the Oklahoma City Zoo 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Drop-In Art: Watercolor Seascapes at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Happiest Baby on the Block at Green Bambino 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Krazy Daze in Downtown Edmond

Industry Flea 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Slide the City OKC 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

7/31

Teen Journeys in Art at the Norman Central Library 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Enjoy your Independence Day and stay cool!

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