Cat Video Festival sponsored by Midtown Vets 

  • The Devon Lawn and Bandshell
  • Saturday, August 18, Pre-Show Fun, 7pm; Movie Screening, 9pm
  • Screening is FREE

The Cat Video Festival is back by popular demand! It is a raucous, 75-minute romp through the Internet’s finest cat video offerings and the shared hilarity with thousands of cat lovers is not to be missed. Films starts at 9 p.m. but put on your whiskers and cat ears and enjoy pre-screening festivities with Oklahoma Circus Arts Academy and with food trucks, drinks from Double Shot Bar Services and more. Don’t have your cat ear? Stop by our cat ear headband craft for a $2 suggested donation. Food Vendors: Yum Yum Bites, Cookin It Up, Kona Ice, dOugh MG and Pitchfork in the Park. Non-Food Vendors: Central Humane Society, Earthwise Pets, A-1 Pet Emporium, Yarn and Whiskers and more.

Pop-in Painting in the Gardens

  • The Devon Lawn and Band Shell—outdoors!
  • Saturday, August 18, 7-9pm
  • $5 for 4”x4” panel board
  • $10 for 5”x7” panel boards

Join Wine and Palette at the Gardens to create a unique piece of art—pop in painting CATS! Guests will be able to choose the cat they want to paint and will pay $5 for a 4”x4” canvas and 5”x7” for $10 canvas.

Howl at the Moon Sponsored by Midtown Vets

  • Presented with help from A-1 Pet Emporium
  • Myriad Gardens Dog Park
  • Monday, August 20, 8-10pm MOVED TO AUGUST 20 DUE TO RAIN
  • FREE, suggested for ages 21 and older

Want to socialize with your pooch? Join us once a month on Monday’s in the Myriad Gardens Dog Park for beers, corn hole and fun for both the owners and the dogs. Blue Jay’s Rolling Grill, Blue Jay’s Happy Wagon and Kona Ice will be onsite for food and beverage purchases throughout the evening. This month is obedience night. Sydney Head from Full Circle Obedience will be onsite to train your pooch’s basic commands. Dogs must have proof of vaccinations in order to participate. DJ Brian Smith with muttradio.com will provide your tunes for the evening. 

Gardens Walking Tour

  • Saturday, August 25, 10-11am
  • South Lobby and Garden Grounds
  • FREE
  • Walkups Welcome

Expand your knowledge of Oklahoma plants and find inspiration for your own garden with our educational walking tours. Each month will feature different plants from our outdoor collection that make great choices for our region – from spring color to drought tolerant choices and more. Self-guided plant tour handouts are available in our north lobby.

The Art of Words: Plant Poems

  • Saturday, August 25, 10-11am
  • Meet in North Lobby of Crystal Bridge
  • Member $4; Nonmember $5
  • Best for ages 6 to 10
  • Register by Tuesday, August 21
  • REGISTER HERE

Poetry and nature have always gone hand in hand. In this class, children will learn how to combine the two. Participants will learn how to write a simple poem followed by a nature walk to get a dose of creative inspiration. We will end with quiet time to compose our plant-inspired poems.

Family Workshop: Rock Terrariums

  • Saturday, August 25, 2–3:30pm
  • 2nd Floor Conference Room and Garden Grounds
  • Member $14; Nonmember $16
  • Molly Yunker and Stacey Evans, Oklahoma Geological Survey
  • Best for ages 6 to 10
  • Register by Tuesday, August 21
  • REGISTER HERE

Calling all rock collectors and plant lovers! In this hands-on family workshop, each child will pot up their own small terrarium and learn how to care for it. We’ll also learn about the fascinating world of rocks and how many varieties there are. Then we’ll get to pick out a couple interesting ones to display in our terrariums to take home.

Full Moon Bike Ride and Run

  • Presented by Stephenson Cancer Center
  • Sponsored by OK Runner, Schlegel Bicycles, Ride OKC and Athleta
  • Meet at the Band Shell by The Devon Lawn
  • Monday, August 27, 8pm, run 8:30pm ride
  • $5 per person to participate, register here.
  • Fill out your liability waiver in advance here.

Runners and cyclists, take your mark! Our Full Moon Bike Ride and Run continue. Runners will be led by OK Runner through a scenic 5K through downtown at sunset. Cyclists will cruise a one-hour leisurely ride through a downtown route planned by Schlegel Bicycles. Need a bike? Rent one from Spokies Bike Share or Ride OKC! Lights and helmets are required. #FullMoonOKC

OK Runner, Schlegel Bicycles and Ride OKC will lead ride and run safety workshops 15 minutes prior to the event start time.

Schlegel Bicycles and Ride OKC will be onsite one hour prior to the ride for quick bike maintenance and learn how to bike lessons near the Sheridan Lawn.

Little Sapling Series

  • August 28, 10–11am
  • Children’s Garden Porch (or north lobby in case of inclement weather)
  • Member $3; Nonmember $4
  • Best for ages 2 to 5
  • Register by Friday before
  • AUGUST 14
  • AUGUST 28

Join us in the Children’s Garden for an hour of songs, games, and interactive nature fun. Toddlers (and parents!) will get to learn about the exciting world of gardens in an engaging and educational way. Each week features a new theme with corresponding activities and learning opportunities. Every Little Saplings event begins with a song, ends with a sensory bin, and includes a hands-on craft.

Reading Wednesday with the Downtown Library

  • August 29, 10am
  • Crystal Bridge South Lobby
  • FREE
  • Best for ages 2 to 5

On the last Wednesday of every month, we’re excited to welcome the Downtown Library to Reading Wednesdays!  Library staff will be onsite to do our normal reading and craft as well as a fun additional activity.

Foodie Friday’s Farm to Table Dinner with Kamala Gamble and Barbara Mock

  • In-kind sponsor Woods and Water Winery
  • Meinders Terrace
  • Friday, August 31, 8-10pm
  • *Must be 21 or older to attend: Wine included thanks to a generous donation from Woods and Water Winery.
  • Member: $65; Nonmember: $75
  • REGISTER HERE

Join us at the Meinders Terrace for an intimate dinner under the stars. Chefs Kamala Gamble and Barbara Mock are bringing fresh ingredients from Guildford Gardens straight to your dinner table. Space is limited, so be sure to register by Thursday, August 30 at noon.

SEPTEMBER IN THE GARDENS

EVENTS

Yoga in the Gardens

Sponsored by Tinker Federal Credit Union and Stephenson Cancer Center

Give-away sponsor Athleta

  • Tuesdays, 5:45pm
  • Instructed by This Land Yoga
  • Tuesdays, 5:45pm. Late arrivals not accepted after 5:50pm
  • Members $5; Nonmembers $10
  • Check-in at the north lobby to receive your wrist band
  • Must be 16 and older

This is an all-levels class led by Lisa Woodward from This Land Yoga. Class participants should bring a yoga mat and water. Meet in the south lobby for check-in each week. Drop in for a session or two or enjoy the entire series.

Flight of the Butterflies

Sponsored by Tinker Federal Credit Union

Partners include Okies for Monarchs and The Oklahoma Nature Conservancy

  • Thursday, September 6, 6-9pm
  • The Devon Lawn
  • FREE
  • All ages welcome

Educational and entertaining, this movie showing includes fun before the movie starts – how to plant and maintain a pollinator garden to attract butterflies to your yard, kids’ crafts, face painting, food trucks and more. Visit the various booths and then settle in to watch a screening of the Flight of the Butterflies and see that the monarch butterfly is a true marvel of nature. Follow the monarch’s perilous journey and experience millions of them in the remote mountain peaks of Mexico.

Foodie Friday Latin Food and Mariachi Fest

  • Friday, September 14, 7-11pm
  • Presented with help from Tango PR
  • Seasonal Plaza and Park House Event Center
  • Music and outdoor activities FREE
  • VIP Area inside the Park House Event Center Member: $40, Nonmember: $45, Ages 21 & Up
  • REGISTER HERE

Come enjoy a FREE mariachi concert under the stars as we kick off Hispanic Heritage month at the Gardens. Visit our food trucks onsite or enjoy a savory snack from Pitchfork in the Park. We will have lawn games and beverages for purchase from Double Shot Bar Services. Take it up a notch with a VIP ticket, guests will have access to the Park House Event Center that will include: a private bar, tequila and food samples from some of the best Hispanic restaurants in OKC.

Myriad Gardens Signature Concert featuring Parker Millsap 

Sponsored by Ad Astra Foundation

  • The Devon Lawn and Band Shell
  • Saturday, September 29
  • Chase Kerby and the Villains 7:30 p.m.
  • Headliner Park Millsap 9 p.m.
  • FREE, All ages welcome
  • VIP Tickets $35: receive one drink ticket and appetizers at our cocktail hour in the Meinders Terrace and front row reserved area seating for the concert as well as an individual motorized fan.
  • Purchase VIP tickets HERE

Join us for a music filled night under the stars beginning at 7:30 p.m. on The Devon Lawn! The evening will kick off with Chase Kerby and the Villains, an Indie, Americana, Rock band based out of Oklahoma.

At 9 p.m. our headliner, Parker Millsap, will perform. At 25 years of age, Oklahoma native Parker Millsap is quickly making a name for himself with his captivating live performances, soulful sound and character-driven narratives. He’s had a string of highlights in recent years including his network television debut on Conan, a performance with Elton John at the Apple Music Festival in London, an Austin City Limits taping and an Americana Music Association nomination for Album of the Year. He has also received praise from The New York Times, The Boston Globe, LA Times, Austin Chronicle and Rolling Stone to name a few.

CHILDREN

Reading Wednesdays

  • Wednesdays, 10am
  • Children’s Garden Porch (or north lobby in case of inclement weather)
  • FREE
  • Best for ages 2 to 5

Bring your youngster for story time each Wednesday at 10am. Books are nature-themed and selected based on the season. We’ll begin with an interactive song and children will enjoy creating a small craft after the story. For groups of 10 or more please call Kodi Clifford at (405)-835-6789.

Sprouting Chefs: Pinwheels with Pizzazz

  • Saturday, September 8, 11am-12:30pm
  • Member $12; Nonmember $15
  • Best for ages 8 to 12
  • REGISTER HERE

In this family cooking class, we’ll learn about pinwheels – some basic recipes and then how you can get creative with them, combining your favorite flavors or using what you have in your pantry. We’ll practice preparing fresh vegetables and fruits, rolling up 3 different creations and then enjoying them.

Evening Bug Hunt

  • Friday, September 14, 6:30-7:30pm
  • Member $6; Nonmember $7
  • Best for ages 6 to 11
  • REGISTER HERE

Come learn about the flying, crawling and creeping creatures that come out at night in the Gardens. We’ll start by learning about what types of bugs like the dark, gather our bug hunting equipment and then go exploring. We’ll learn how to take care of our friendly bug neighbors and create a craft to take home.

Family Workshop: Mushrooms and Gnomes in the Gardens

  • Saturday, September 15, 1-2pm
  • Member $6; Nonmember $8
  • Best for ages 6 to 10
  • REGISTER HERE

Learn all about mushrooms in this crafty and hands-on class. We’ll learn about the basic types of mushrooms and where they grow. Then we’ll finish by making mushrooms and gnomes out of recycled materials, making a little scene to take home and display in a garden or window. If the weather is right, we’ll also go on a mushroom hunt.

Fall Fairy Fashion

  • Saturday, September 22, 10-11am
  • Member $4; Nonmember $5
  • Best for ages 5 to 9
  • REGISTER HERE

Fairies are known for their great style, and fall fairies are especially colorful! Join us on the Autumn Equinox as we create our very own fall fairies from natural materials. We will read a fairy book for fashion inspiration, then head out for a walk around the Children’s Garden to collect materials to create our fabulous fairies. Costumes welcome!

ADULTS

Myriad Kitchen: Organic Vegetables

  • Saturday, September 8, 1-3pm
  • Member $18; Nonmember $25
  • Pam Patty, RD/LD, Community Wellness Dietician for Integris Health
  • REGISTER HERE

This demonstration class will showcase seasonal vegetables (tomatoes, corn, squash, cabbage, mushrooms, and root vegetables).  Participants will sample recipes by Pam Patty, Community Wellness Dietician for Integris Health, as she prepares succulent, mouthwatering dishes featuring organic vegetables.  Pam will also share essential tips for wellness, plant-based diets, and sustainable living.

Water Marbling Workshop

  • Thursday, September 13, 6-8pm
  • Member $20; Nonmember $25
  • Kanuni Yilmaz, Principal, Dove Science Academy
  • REGISTER HERE

This ancient practice teaches patience, balance and harmony.  All materials are natural and organic: seaweed, branches of rose, horsehair brushes, ox gall liquid, water, and paints. In Ebru, each painting is as unique as the human creating the art is.  Disposable aprons will be provided to shield clothes as you create personalized works.

Growing Your Fall Garden

  • Thursday, September 20, 6-8pm
  • Member $10; Nonmember $12
  • Dale Spoonemore, From Seed to Spoon
  • REGISTER HERE

In this class, From Seed to Spoon creator, Dale Spoonemore will guide you in growing the highest quality produce in cooler temperatures.  He will also demonstrate helpful techniques in growing and harvesting a backyard garden with ease.  Once you begin to immerse yourself in the joys of autumn gardening, you may extend your growing season every year.

Harvesting and Preserving Herbs

  • Saturday, September 22, 10am-Noon
  • Member $14; Nonmember $19
  • Lori Coats, My Raggedy Herbs
  • REGISTER HERE

Have you ever planted a few herbs and then wondered what to do with them after they matured?  Join Lori Coats, Backyard Kitchen Gardener and owner of My Raggedy Herbs, and learn how stress-free it is to harvest and preserve your bounty.  No more wasting your precious produce!  Discover fun tips and useful techniques for drying, freezing and utilizing the herbs that you have grown. 

Gardens Walking Tour

  • Last Saturday of the Month, 10-11am
  • Meet in the North Lobby and Walk the Garden Grounds
  • FREE
  • Walkups Welcome
  • Geared towards adults, children and leashed dogs always welcome

Expand your knowledge of Oklahoma plants and find inspiration for your own garden with our educational walking tours. Each month will feature different plants from our outdoor collection that make great choices for our region – from spring color to drought tolerant choices and more. Self-guided plant tour handouts are available in our north lobby.

PUBLIC EVENTS BEING HELD AT THE MYRIAD GARDENS

VegFestOKC

Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park presents “Hamlet”

Wiggle Out Loud