Free Oklahoma Family Fun Events This Week: Part 5

Winter means cold days with less daylight. It can be hard to find the motivation to get out and do something, especially as a family. Luckily, there are plenty of Oklahoma family fun events happening all throughout January to get your new year started right!

Every Friday for the month of January, ONIE will be highlighting different family fun events in all regions of the state! Find something nearby or take the long way and make a road trip out of it! 

Free Family Fun Events: February 3rd – 9th

Central Oklahoma

Feb, 3rd: First Friday Gallery Walk 

Location: Paseo District 

Time: 6:00pm -9:00pm 

Age Group: All ages 

Event Type: Arts, Crafts 

Enjoy a night stroll with the arts at the historic Paseo Arts District with the First Friday Gallery Walk. Over 80 artistes and more than 25 businesses and galleries participate all within walking distance. Restaurants will also be open for dining, patio seating and takeout. 

Feb, 4th: Bald Eagle Watch 

Location: Chickasaw National Recreation Area 

Time: 9:00am-12:00pm 

Age Group: All ages 

Event Type: Outdoors  

Come spend a morning in nature with the Bald Eagle watch! The Eagle Watch begins at the Travertine Nature Center with a ranger program about eagles, then travels down to the Lake of the Arbuckles to look for eagles. Bring binoculars if you have them. Rangers will have spotting scopes set up throughout the morning. Look at the forecast and dress for the weather. 

Northeastern Oklahoma

Feb, 4th: First Friday Art Walk 

Location: Tulsa Arts District 

Time: 6-9pm

Age Group: All ages 

Event Type: Arts, crafts 

The Tulsa Arts District First Friday Art Crawl features galleries, studios and museums as well as part-time galleries in various shops opening their doors to show art. Established museums and galleries offer free or reduced admission and many shops stay open late. Visitors can expect visual art, performances and maybe a few fireworks! Each venue offers something different and creative. 

Feb, 4th: National Take Your Child to the Library Day: Kids Read Free Book Fair

Location: Nathan Hale Library – 6038 E 23rd ST, Tulsa, OK

Time: 10:30 am-12:00 pm

Age Group: Elementary and Middle school aged children

Event Type: Reading

Need help finding the books that best fit YOU? Come to our book fair to learn about your reading identities and check out books that match your interests. Light snacks and giveaways will keep the fun going. Sponsored by the Friends of the Tulsa City-County Libraries. For elementary and middle schoolers.

Feb. 4th: Fly In Breakfast

Location:  Ponca City Regional Airport

Time: 7:00am-10:00am

Age Group: All ages

Event Type: Planes/outdoor activity

The first Saturday of every month airplanes will be lined up to view for free at the Ponca City Regional Airport with an optional breakfast that is $4 for children and $8 for adults! (cash only)

Southeast Oklahoma

Feb. 7th: Peace, Zen, & Namaste  

Location: Donald W. Reynolds Library

Time: 6:30pm

Age Group: All ages

Event Type: Yoga/Physical activity

FREE Tuesday evening Yoga class series led by Yogi Sarah Hoffman of OK Knockout Fitness. Come to the Black Box Theater inside the Library. Made possible through Health Literacy Grant funding by The Institute of Museum and Library Services & The Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

Tuesday – Sunday: Museum of the Red River

Location: The Museum is located at 812 E. Lincoln Rd, on the South Highway 70/259 Bypass, in Idabel, Oklahoma

Time: Tues – Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-3pm, Closed Mondays & National Holidays

Age Group: All ages

Event Type: Museums, History

A surprising gem of southeast Oklahoma, the Museum of the Red River in Idabel not only offers visitors free admission, but also an up-close-and-personal view of the museum’s reconstructed Acrocanthosaurus atokensis dinosaur, excavated only 12 miles from the museum. Escape the winter cold on a trip through the scenic southeast region by heading indoors for archaeological collections, American Indian artifacts and ethnographic art at this fascinating museum

Monday-Friday: Atoka Museum, Civil War Cemetery & Visitors Center

Location: 2902 US-69, Atoka, OK 74525

Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm 

Age Group: All ages

Event Type: History, Museums

Back in 1959, the cemetery on the grounds of the Atoka Museum was declared the state’s first official Civil War Confederate cemetery – and today, you can visit it on your next family day out in Oklahoma, for a chance to really immerse yourselves in the rich history of the region.

Today, you can explore the cemetery, the museum, and a Visitor Center, bringing to life a piece of Oklahoma’s history which dramatically altered the course of its future.

Throughout the museum you have a unique look into the varied history of southeastern Oklahoma, from prehistoric bones, the Choctaw Trail of Tears and a stop on the Butterfield Stage Line, to homegrown talents like Reba McEntire, and the late legendary bull rider Lane Frost! The exhibits feature actual historic artifacts, as well as re-created displays of what life would have been like during certain moments in history.

Western Oklahoma

Feb. 3rd-4th: Kiwanis Karnival

Location: Elk City Convention Center

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Age Group: All ages 

Event Type: Games

Enjoy two days of family fun at the Kiwanis Karnival in Elk City. For two evenings each winter, the Elk City Convention Center turns into a comfortable indoor carnival full of games. Children can test their skills at a wide variety of booths including ring toss, skeeball and basketball. Food concessions will also be available.

Feb. 4th: First Saturday of the Month Kids Arts & Crafts Workshop

Location: Lawton Fort Sill Art Council

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Age Group: All ages 

Event Type: Arts, crafts 

This month we will be making Tissue Paper Stained Glass Hearts. They are fun to make and will brighten up your window even on a gloomy winter day. This event is all ages and free to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. Please do not park across the street.

Feb. 5th: How-To Festival 

Location: Lawton Farmers Market- 77 SW 4th St., Lawton, OK 

Time: 12:00-4:00 pm

Age Group: All ages 

Event Type: Arts, crafts 

Come and learn something new! Lawton area clubs, organizations, and businesses will gather to show off their skills with simple “how-to” demonstrations. 

We hope you enjoyed the activities mentioned above. Please let us know if we missed an event, in the comments!

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