With festivals, firefighters, baseball games and more, get ready for a busy weekend in Oklahoma City as August begins to (quickly) make way for September.
Oklahoma City Dodgers vs. El Paso Chihuahuas | August 25-28
Get ready to watch the Dodgers battle the Chihuahuas at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark this Sunday evening. Head to the park in your ballgame gear, and don’t miss out on a Dodger Dog while you cheer on Oklahoma City’s favorite baseball team. On Friday night, stay a little after the last pitch for a Bricktown fireworks show. 6 p.m., Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, OKC.
ICF Stand Up Paddling World Cup | August 26-28
The year’s third world cup for stand-up paddling with the International Canoe Federation will be held this weekend in the beloved Boathouse District on the Oklahoma River. This championship involves a series of races categorized into technical, sprint and distance stand-up paddling. Stay afterwards with your friends and family for the 2022 World Paddlesport Festival, which offers community stand-up paddling, the Red Bull Rapids whitewater raft race, dragon boat and kayak racing, and a round of fireworks to finish the evening. 7 p.m., 800 Riversport Dr., OKC.
Spin City Back-to-School Free Laundry | August 27
To help with the start of school season, Spin City Laundry is hosting a free laundry service event organized by Laundry Love Central Oklahoma without the need for an appointment. Show up if you need some clean clothes, and you’ll be greeted with all the laundry necessities, along with a free meal, book and pet food while it lasts. New socks will also be provided for the entire family, and no ID or proof of residency is required. Get your clothes smelling fresh and squeaky clean at this community event! 9:30 a.m., 5905 S. Western Ave., OKC.
OKC Fire Department 2022 Project Life 5K | August 27
Want to get some exercise while supporting the community? The OKC Fire Department is hosting its annual Project Life 5K to raise money for smoke alarms, which will be provided free of charge to local residents in need. The morning begins with a welcome from the fire department honor guard before the 5K begins, along with a one-mile Fun Run for the whole family. Music, food, T-shirts and trophies will all be included. You can snag a finisher’s medal if you complete the race, too (even if you’d rather walk). 7:30 a.m., 9401 Lake Hefner Pkwy., OKC
Future of Sound Sessions | August 27
At Factory Obscura, local musicians and artists are coming out to engage in a collaborative, open-air performance. The Future of Sound Sessions event will feature musical artists such as Computer Girl, poetry by Mac Woods, Tony Foster Jr., and woodblock carving by Anna Humes. Take in the communal creativity of the performances that will be shared with the crowd. 8 p.m., 25 NW 9th St., OKC.