7 Things to Do in OKC This Weekend: September 15-18 - 405 Magazine

7 Things to Do in OKC This Weekend: September 15-18

This weekend is full of concerts, Disney characters, fair food, festivals and more.

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This weekend is full of concerts, Disney characters, fair food, festivals and more. Save room in your schedules and stomachs for all the sweet treats offered at these exciting events.

Adult Night at Mix-Tape | September 15

If you’re looking for a reason to get out of the house but can’t decide on what to do, you’re in luck this week. On Thursday, Factory Obscura is staying open late for adults to experience the immersive and trippy handcrafted artwork at Mix-Tape. Explore every corner of the exhibit, including the tunnel of love, which is especially perfect for date nights. Pair your experience with a fun dinner by dining along Ninth Street in Automobile Alley. 7 p.m., 25 NW 9th St., OKC.

A passionate crowd cheers and raises its hands in the pit of a concert stage brightly lit with yellow stagelights.
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The Lively Concert Series | September 15-16

It’s always a good time to discover new artists, and luckily, September offers a variety of talent to choose from. At The Jones Assembly, Tanner Fields takes the stage on Thursday with Blake O following Friday night. Come for the live music and stay for a bite to eat, with a cocktail or other drink of choice. This concert series is free to the public, but make sure to get there early to snag a spot at the beloved outdoor patio. 5:30 p.m., 901 W Sheridan Ave., OKC.

A pair of Minnie Mouse ears overlook a princess castle at a Disney theme park.
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Disney On Ice | September 15-18

At this year’s Oklahoma State Fair, Disney On Ice is ready to sweep you off your feet and away to Disney worlds full of iconic characters. Titled Road Trip Adventures, these spectacular performances from Mickey and Minnie are for guests of all ages. Prepare to watch Mary Poppins on the streets of London or Moana as she heads out to sea. Simba and Timon will guide you through the safari, and several Disney princesses, such as Merida, Belle, Ariel, Mulan and Tiana will be skating on the ice and interacting with the crowd.

Show times:

  • Sept. 15 & 16 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 17 – 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 18 – 2:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

Jim Norick Arena, 333 Gordon Cooper Blvd., OKC.

Oklahoma State Fair | September 15-18

Are you ready to try a fried stick of butter or a giant turkey leg? How about a deep-fried cookie? If that’s not for you, don’t worry, as the Oklahoma State Fair has far more than just epic snack foods. With carnival games, rides, competitions and educational exhibits, there’s tons of show-stopping events. Live music and food vendors will be set up across the fairgrounds, so come hungry. You can expect to see livestock, car shows and family entertainment throughout the state fair this year. Starts 10 a.m., 3001 General Pershing Blvd. OKC.

Goo Goo Dolls | September 17

If you’re craving songs you can sing your heart out to, visit the Zoo Amphitheater this weekend to watch the Goo Goo Dolls perform on their summer tour with Houston-based opener Blue October. Make sure to snag your tickets early before the show fills out. Grab a few drinks or sing along to “Iris” for the perfect night out. 7:30 p.m., The Zoo Amphitheater, 2101 NE 50th St., OKC.

The feet of a ballet dancer balance en pointe. The dancer is wearing ballet slippers and tape around their feet and ankles.
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Ballet Under the Stars | September 17

For a night of delightful dances, Scissortail Park is hosting Ballet Under the Stars free for all ages. Watch performances from students of the Yvonne Chouteau School and OU School of Dance alongside Oklahoma City Ballet’s professional dancers. Expect a mixture of classical and contemporary choreography in these dances, and grab a photo with the performers before the show. Giveaways and drawings will be offered, so don’t miss out on winning a special prize. Prior to the main performances will be a family dance class that everyone is encouraged to join. 5:30 p.m., Scissortail Park, OKC.

India Food & Arts Festival | September 17

Experience a brilliant array of culture and cuisine from India with this free festival. Bring your families along to shop, taste food from different regions in India and watch Bollywood-style dances. A fashion show will commence along with traditional art shows and craft-making. Don’t miss out on the Indian Cooking 101 workshop, an idli sambar eating contest, calligraphy of different Indian languages and more. With classical temple and folk dances, prepare to have a lively time enjoying the festivities hosted by India Association of Oklahoma. 3–9 p.m., Myriad Botanical Gardens, OKC.