The middle of June is a peak time for celebration, including Father’s Day and Juneteenth, so we’ve got you covered for this week’s festivities. From concerts to crafts and cars to creatures, there’s something for everyone (but especially dads) to enjoy.
Selah’s Father’s Day Fest | June 18
This Saturday, the Offices at Selah in Norman is hosting its 1st Annual Father’s Day Fest. Starting at 5 p.m., this family-friendly event will include an array of adventurous activities such as rock climbing, ax-throwing and mechanical bull riding. For the little ones, a game of cornhole, horseshoes and lassoing serves as the perfect entertainment. On top of this is the chance to perfect your line dancing skills with a catered meal from Pryor’s Pizza Kitchen afterwards.
Juneteenth on the East | June 18-19
This free festival celebrates and reflects on the cultural and federal holiday on which the last enslaved people in 1865 learned of their emancipation. From 3 to 9 p.m. on NE 23rd Avenue, stroll down the street lined with food trucks, murals, dance performances , a car show, and live music from artists such as award-winning singer Myá. A 5K run will kick off the celebration June 17, and a brunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. will close out the event.
Wine & DIY | June 18
At 3 p.m. Saturday, Norman’s The Deli is honoring the fathers in our lives with a wine and do-it-yourself project! Create a beautiful family heirloom by making a custom cutting board. Supplies will be provided in class, but make sure to bring your favorite wine along with you!
Big Clouds Music Festival | June 18
In the mood to jam out with exciting music sets? Head over to Pour OKC Liquid Lounge Saturday at 8 p.m. Artists from California, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Long Beach and Oklahoma City will be performing. Get your drink on and cheers!
Kids Fest at the Park | June 18
Scissortail Park is hosting a free, family-friendly party Saturday with inflatables, face painting, games, crafts and even a petting zoo! Character meet-and-greets and prizes will be included. The festival starts at 10 a.m., so you can bring the whole family to the park to enjoy the summer air!
Friday Family Movie Day | June 17
If you’re in the mood to take things easy this weekend, a movie day might be the perfect choice! At 11 a.m. this Friday, the Mustang Public Library will be showing 2008’s Ponyo while providing delicious popcorn and drinks. Registration is required beforehand.
And for Father’s Day, if you’re still not sure where to take your dad this weekend, here are some OKC staples that might rock his socks off (and sandals).
For the dads who love exploring nature and animals, visit:
- The Myriad Botanical Gardens and Tropical Conservatory, open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- The OKC Zoo, open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- The Oklahoma Aquarium, any time from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Calling all history dads! Make sure to check out:
- The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- The Sam Noble Museum of Natural History, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, from noon to 6 p.m.
Art and science dads—this one’s for you!
- The Science Museum of Oklahoma, open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- The Oklahoma City Museum of Art, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For upcoming events, make sure to keep a lookout for the 2022 Daddy Daughter Dance in Midwest City! This night of music and dancing will be located at the Reed Conference Center July 30th.