10 Things to Do in OKC This Weekend: July 27-31 - 405 Magazine

10 Things to Do in OKC This Weekend: July 27-31

This weekend is loaded with events to satisfy any empty calendar.

Two women cheers with alcoholic drinks on the outside patio of The Pump bar at the Uptown 23rd district.

Photo provided by Uptown 23rd.

This weekend is loaded with events to satisfy any empty calendar. With baseball games, a movie, nature walks and fishing classes, you won’t want to miss out on all that OKC has to offer before summer ends.

Bricktown Reggae Fest | July 29-30
Bricktown is hosting its annual Bricktown Reggae Fest with a plethora of live music from incredible reggae bands! Performances include Watusi, The Stylees, One Love Uprising and The Suspects. Caribbean food and craft beers will be available from local businesses, so you can taste some delicious food while jamming out. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets to fully relax, and grab your best beads, hats and tie-dye to match the vibe. 5 p.m. gates open, Sheridan & Oklahoma Avenue, OKC.

People on blankets and sitting in chairs watch a movie during the summer evening at the Devon Lawn at the Myriad Botanical Gardens.
Photo provided by Myriad Botanical Gardens.

SONIC Summer Movie: Batman Returns | July 27
Want to get out of the house (and outdoors) for a movie night? The Myriad Gardens presents Batman Returns on Wednesday with the chance to meet Batman and Batgirl before the show. Everyone will have the chance to interact with both characters and pose for a photo op. The first 300 people to attend will receive free Batman masks to get into character! Face painting will also be offered by Kaleidoscope Arts. Don’t know what to do for dinner? Multiple food trucks will be available, including Plus 254 – Taste of Africa, Tacos El Paso, Oklahoma Kettle Corn and JStew’s Ice Cube. You can also grab some frozen treats at Sasquatch Ice for dessert. 7 p.m., Devon Lawn at Myriad Botanical Gardens.

MAFF | July 29
A monthly festival curated by 88 Record Co., MAFF — which stands for music, art, food and fashion — will party all Friday night. This extravaganza is free to the public with RSVP, and the first 50 guests will receive a goodie bag. From 8-9 p.m., your first beer is free, and don’t forget to enter the putting contest for a chance to win some seltzers. Music by CAJ, Charlie OnTheSax, That Girl AB, Original Flow and Gold Lincoln will get you out of your seats and ready to move! 9 p.m.–12 a.m., 1141 W. Sheridan Ave., OKC.

Four kids stand outside on the sidewalk. Two are swinging a jump rope, one is jumping mid-air in time with the rope, and another is standing by watching and smiling.
Photo provided by Myriad Botanical Gardens.

Myriad in Motion: Jump and Shout | July 30
Need to let the kids burn off some energy? The Myriad Gardens is hosting its brand-new Jump and Shout class in the Children’s Garden! This free event is recommended for ages 4-8, where children can learn functional large motor skills while exercising. With group games, obstacle courses and relay races, you’ll find it hard to drag the little ones away! Jumps, kicks and even yoga will be included in this rockin’ class with an energetic playlist. Classes at 8:30 a.m. & 9 a.m., Children’s Garden at Myriad Botanical Gardens, OKC.

Parkgoers walk along the sidewalk on a tour of the Myriad Botanical Gardens in OKC.
Photo provided by Myriad Botanical Gardens.

Guided Garden Explorer Tour | July 30
On Saturday, tap into your inner explorer to witness the beauty of the Myriad Gardens. This free guided tour begins at the Visitor Center, where you’ll get the chance to discover beautiful fruit trees, shrubs and flowering perennials within the gardens. Summer flowers will be in bloom, and this event is wheelchair and stroller friendly. Your furry friends are also welcome, as long as you accompany each pup with a leash. 10 a.m., Myriad Botanical Gardens, OKC.

¡Vamos a Pescar! | July 30
Meaning “let’s go fishing” in Spanish, this lake event at Scissortail Park is a perfect opportunity to get some sun and catch some fish! All levels are welcome, so don’t worry if you aren’t a professional. If you don’t have the right gear but still want to participate, you’re in luck. This catch and release class is free to the public with fishing poles and bait provided! Spend time reeling in the catch of the day while understanding the love of fishing. 5:30–8 p.m., Scissortail Park, OKC.

Uptown Outside | July 30
There’s nothing better than a free block party, right? This Saturday, the Uptown 23rd District Association hosts a celebration where anyone can gather to enjoy local food, live music and their vibrant community. Formerly a part of Route 66, this historic environment will block off the streets so you can walk around with friends and family to enjoy the outdoor festivities. A raffle will also be open to the public, with proceeds benefiting the Uptown 23rd District Association and future programming. An outdoor stage will be set up for performances from SPORTS, Holy Wave, Nia Moné, Wood Willow, LEX, Free Mode and King Cabbage Brass Band. With a wide array of artists, get ready to jump around to some killer music! You check out local businesses while attending and grub out at the food trucks provided.
“Uptown is largely made up of local businesses, with owners who live in the neighborhoods nearby,” said Chelsea Banks, board president of the Uptown 23rd District Association. “This event gives us a chance to welcome people back to the district in the form of a big party.”
On top of this plethora of excitement, Uptown Outside will feature a skate park open to all skaters created by $ Ruins Everything, a skate store located in the district. Special skate performances will also take place throughout the day. 4 p.m., Intersection of NW 23rd Street & N Walker Avenue, OKC.

Groovin’ For Autism | July 30
This 13th annual autism awareness event takes place at Chicken N Pickle in OKC this weekend! You’ll find that your ticket proceeds, as well as raffle items and silent auction sales, will go directly toward three autism organizations. Any participation in this event is appreciated by the organizers, so get to supporting a wonderful cause while benefiting local organizations in Oklahoma. 7–11 p.m., 8400 N. Oklahoma Ave., OKC.

Oklahoma City Dodgers vs. Sugar Land Space Cowboys | July 28-31
The Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark hosts the OKC Dodgers this weekend as they take on the Sugar Land Space Cowboys! If you’re looking for a chance to snag a hot dog and cheer on your favorite baseball team, now’s the chance to grab tickets. Bring along your finest baseball fans of all ages for an evening full of team spirit and excitement. July 28-30, 7:05 p.m.; July 31, 6:05 p.m. Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, OKC.

A scattered crowd of people picnicking with blankets and chair listen to music from the stage at Devon Lawn at the Myriad Botanical Gardens.
Photo provided by Myriad Botanical Gardens.

Sunday Twilight Concert Series | July 31
Head outside during the coolest part of the day to listen to some evening music, as Arts Council Oklahoma City hosts the Twilight Concert Series this Sunday at the Myriad Gardens. Classical music will be performed by the OK Virtuosi for free, but if you can’t make the concert, don’t fret! The show will be livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube for anyone who can’t make it out of the house. For this weekend’s special raffle prize, you can enter for the chance to win a gift card to Brickopolis. Enjoy the beauty of classical music while soaking up the final few weeks of summer. 7:30–9:30 p.m., Devon Lawn at Myriad Botanical Gardens, OKC.