If you’re looking to take advantage of some free entertainment in Oklahoma City this summer, there are plenty of events that might pique your interest. Be sure to add the following four to your calendar.
1. Uptown 23rd Farmers Market
Select Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Walker Ave between 23rd and 24th St
The farmers market is the place to go if you want to score some incredibly fresh and ripe local produce. In addition to the wide selection of fresh foods, you can browse a range of other local products and enjoy live music in a family-friendly atmosphere.
2. Watch Live Bicycle Races at the Wheeler Criterium
Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Downtown OKC Airpark: 1701 S Western Ave
This weekly event is Oklahoma City's premier cycling festival, and it's the perfect place to catch some free weeknight entertainment. Along with seeing some of the best cycling our area has to offer, you can checking out the great lineup of local food trucks. If you can't scoot out of work by 5:30 p.m., no problem—there are usually three races running until 8 p.m. each Tuesday.
3. First Thursdays on the Lawn
Thursday, July 7
Western Avenue on the lawn
This free, family-friendly event—which locals call the “whole family happy hour”—features live entertainment, yard games, bounce houses, food trucks, and beer courtesy of Anthem Brewing Company. Be sure to visit the Western Avenue Facebook page for more information on July’s event.
4. Summer Nights Concert Series
Friday, June 24 at 7 p.m.
Central Park Multipurpose Pavilion and Amphitheater, 700 S Broadway
Need a great date idea? Pack a picnic and come enjoy a free concert under the stars! The talented Riders Ford will be entertaining the crowd on Friday, June 24, so be sure to wear your dancing shoes as it will be hard to resist moving to the tunes of this up-and-coming country artist.
Have we missed any of your favorite free things to do in Oklahoma City this summer? If so, please leave your suggestions for our Springs at May Lakes and Springs at Memorial residents in the comments section below.