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Weekdays, 10am-11am through August 19

Weekly Walk-Ups

  • Children’s Garden Porch
  • Come and go
  • $2 suggested donation

Weekly Walk-Ups are back this year and more creative than ever! Dates are June 6-August 19, 10am-Noon on the Children’s Garden Porch. It’s drop-in activities, come and go. $2 suggested donation per child. Each day of the week has it’s own theme: Make it Mondays, Tasty Tuesdays, Reading Wednesdays, Think Green Thursdays and Find It Fridays.

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Wednesdays, July 6-August 3, Pre-activities, 8pm/Film, 9pm

SONIC Summer Movies

  • Great Lawn & Bandshell
  • FREE
  • Blankets on the north, lawn chairs to the south
  • Food trucks change each week

July 27 — Spiderman (2002 version)

August 3 — Raiders of the Lost Ark

A much-loved summer tradition is back thanks to our sponsor SONIC Drive-In! Join us each Wednesday on the Great Lawn for movies, activities, food and lots of fun. Thanks to SONIC these movies are completely FREE. Come early to get a great seat. Bring a picnic or enjoy a hamburger and fries from the Ice House, hot dog from J’s Ice Cube or from our line-up of food trucks.

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Thursdays through September 22, 5:45-6:45pm

Zumba in the Gardens

  • Pavilion or Terrace Room depending on weather
  • $5 members, $10 nonmembers
  • No pre-registration required

Zumba is a Latin-inspired cardio-dance workout that uses music and choreographed steps to form a fitness party atmosphere. Our instructor is Ashley Johnson, a Zumba instructor at the YMCA and with the Oklahoma Health Care Authority.


2016_7 Astronomy Night

Thursday, July 28, 8:30-10pm

Astronomy Nights In the Gardens

  • Presented by Tinker Federal Credit Union
  • Great Lawn, FREE

Back by popular demand, members of the OKC Astronomy Club and their telescopes will be returning to the Gardens for summer nights filled with star gazing. Come check out the moon, stars, and planets. Other dates: Thursday, August 25 and Thursday, September 22.

Walking Tour 2

Saturday, July 30, 10am

Gardens Walking Tour

  • South Lobby and Garden Grounds
  • Free, Walkups Welcome!
  • Every last Saturday of the month

Join us to expand your Oklahoma plant knowledge and get great ideas for your yard. Each month changes as the plants grow through the seasons; in July and September we’ll discuss plants for water conservation and in August we’ll highlight plants for color. Can’t make it for the guided tour? Pick up a self-guided handout in our South Lobby.




Tuesdays, 5:45pm

Yoga in the Gardens

Sponsored by Tinker Federal Credit Union


  • No Late arrivals after 5:50pm
  • Pavilion or inside the Crystal Bridge
  • Members FREE; Nonmembers $10
  • Must be 16 & older

This is a great, all-levels class led by Lisa Woodward. Class participants should bring a yoga mat and water. Classes will meet under the Pavilion as weather permits; when it doesn’t they will meet inside the Crystal Bridge. Drop in for a session or two or enjoy the entire series!


Jason Boland Band and the Stragglers

Saturday, July 23, 7pm

Great Lawn Concert: Jason Boland and the Stragglers with opening act the Tequila Songbirds

Presented by Ad Astra Foundation

  • FREE for General Seating,
  • $20 VIP tickets available. Must be 21 & Over. Receive one drink ticket, souvenier  cup and front row reserved area seating.


Join us for a music filled night under the stars! The evening will kick-off with the Tequila Songbirds at 7pm and at 8pm our headliner, Jason Boland Band and the Stragglers, will take the stage. Come enjoy some great music, great food in a beautiful scenic backdrop. Bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket. ring a picnic or enjoy food from Ice House or from our line-up of food trucks. Jason Boland is one of the leading lights in the Red Dirt scene, a grassroots movement that mixes honky tonk, outlaw, and contemporary and country.


Thursday, July 28, noon-1pm

Cooking With Kam

  • Park House Event Center
  • Kamala Gamble and Barbara Mock, premier OKC chefs
  • Member $8 ; Nonmember $10
  • Register by Friday, July 22.


Life on the go but still want to enjoy healthy, incredibly tasty meals?  Each month Kam and Barb will teach us how to make great side dishes from local, seasonal vegetables. The dishes are vegetable-based so you may want to bring a meat. Monthly on-going. Other dates: August 25, September 29


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Arts Council of OKC’s Twilight Concerts presented by Devon

  • Sundays, July 3-September 25, 7:30-9pm
  • Great Lawn/Bandshell
  • www.artscouncilokc.com

From their site: Enjoy summer even more with the Arts Council of Oklahoma City’s Sunday Twilight Concert Series presented by Devon, every Sunday night, June 12 through mid-September, 7:30-9pm on our Great Lawn and Bandshell! Bring a picnic, chairs, blankets, etc. Make it family night out or a fun date!

The entire line-up:
July 24 – Jahmystics (reggae)
July 31 – Susan Herdon & Sky Smeed (singer/song writers)
August 7 – Moetowne Alex (Motown)
August 14 – Mountain Smoke (bluegrass)
August 21 – Orquesta D’Calle (salsa)
August 28 – Built for Speed (covers)
September 4 – The Notionaries (indie pop)
September 11 – Meanstreak (rock/pop rock covers)
September 18 – Al Good Orchestra (big band)
September 25 – Shortt Dogg (funk/r&b)