August offers a variety of programming from Cat Video Fest to a Joni Mitchell Tribute concert to Dancing in the Gardens and classes – we’ve got options to choose from. Take a look:
TUESDAY, 6PM & SATURDAY, 9AM
Botanical Balance FREE YOGA
Presented by Fowler Auto
Sponsored by Tinker Federal Credit Union and OU Medicine
The Devon Lawn
Recommended for ages 16&Up
Classes are open to all levels, whether you are a beginner or an experienced yogi. Bring mat and water.
WEDNESDAY, PRE-FUN 8PM, FILM 9PM
FINAL FILM of the SONIC Summer Movies
Join us on the Devon Lawn for movies, activities, food and lots of fun. Thanks to SONIC, the movies are completely FREE. Come early to get a great seat. Bring a picnic or enjoy a lineup of food trucks. Blankets on one side, chairs on the other. With additional support from Tinker Federal Credit Union.
Fantastic Mr. Fox, (2009)
After 12 years of bucolic bliss, Mr. Fox (George Clooney) breaks a promise to his wife (Meryl Streep) and raids the farms of their human neighbors, Boggis, Bunce and Bean. Giving in to his animal instincts endangers not only his marriage but also the lives of his family and their animal friends. When the farmers force Mr. Fox and company deep underground, he has to resort to his natural craftiness to rise above the opposition.
WEEKDAYS THROUGH AUGUST 13, 10AM-NOON
Presented by Geico-Southwest OKC & Tinker Federal Credit Union
August 2-13, Monday–Friday, 10am – Noon
Children’s Garden Porch
$2 suggested donation per child
Come to the Children’s Garden for some fun activities that explore the world of plants. Make-It Mondays, Plant-astic Tuesdays; Reading Wednesdays; Blooming Thursdays and Find-it Fridays.
OPENING RECEPTION AUGUST 5, 4-6PM
Memorial: Positive and Negative Space – Works of Art by Tony Tiger
Opening Reception Thursday, August 5, 4-6pm
Exhibit run August 5-November 5
Crystal Bridge South Lobby
Free to see during lobby hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday noon-5pm; closed Mondays & Tuesdays
Tony A. Tiger is an artist, Indigenous art curator and educator. Tiger is a member of the Sac and Fox Tribe with Seminole and Muscogee Creek ancestry. He earned a Master of Fine Art degree from the University of Oklahoma and a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from Oklahoma State University. His art has been exhibited nationally and internationally, with numerous awards to his credit. His latest curation project “Speak: Speak While You Can,” is a multi tribal art exhibition on the revitalization of Indigenous languages in Oklahoma. It opens at the Seminole Nation Museum in Wewoka on September 1.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 7PM
Dancing in the Gardens: 90s Hip Hop
Friday, August 6, 7pm dance lesson, 8-10pm free dance
All ages are welcome at Dancing in the Gardens. Join us as we transform the Seasonal Plaza into an urban dance space. Beginning at 7 p.m., dance instructors from Race Dance Collective will give a hip hop dance lesson. At 8 p.m., Dance to the 90s hip hop jams from DJ Ramal “Hometown Heat” Brown, coming to us direct from Tulsa! He’ll crank up the hip hop tunes to get the FREE dance started. Enjoy food trucks, and 90s activities!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 11AM
Growing Cool Season Vegetables in Your Fall Garden
Saturday, August 7, 11am-Noon
M $15; NM $18
Lori Coats, My Raggedy Herbs
Register by Tuesday, August 3
Fall is one of the best times for an edible garden in Oklahoma but to have one, you actually need to start thinking about it and planting in August. Join us to discover all the cool season greens, garlics and root vegetables you can grow and enjoy into the colder months. Each participant will learn tips for growing and harvesting in the fall and head home with seeds for three fall crops.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 7PM
Cat Video Festival
Presented by Tinker Federal Credit Union
Sponsored by OKC Vet Campus
Caturday, August 7, 7-10pm
The Devon Lawn and band shell
The world’s #1 cat video festival is coming back bigger and better than ever in 2021. Cat Video Festival returns to the “Meowyriad” Gardens in all its purrfect glory on Caturday, August 7. Open to feline fans of all ages, put on your cat ears and enjoy entertainment and cat vendors. CatVideoFest is a compilation reel of the latest and best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and classic internet powerhouses.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 10AM-NOON
Goldfish Swim School – Edmond – at “Find-it Friday”
Children’s Garden and Thunder Fountain Splash Pad
Friday, August 13, 10am-noon
Gardens’ members ride Mo’s Carousel for Free
SUPPORT THE MYRIAD GARDENS BY BECOMING A MEMBER HERE
Join Bubbles from Goldfish Swim School – Edmond for Find It Fridays from 10 a.m. – Noon on August 13! Find the hidden Bubbles bath toy during your scavenger hunt and you’ll win a special prize from Goldfish Edmond. Bring a towel and swim shoes. Make it a picnic morning at Myriad Botanical Gardens.
Kaleidoscope Arts will be offering face painting on July 16 & August 13 for $7 each; Waterproofing paint $10; Henna $10; Waterproof glitter tattoos; festival glitter $5 each.
SUNDAYS THROUGH AUGUST 29, 7:30PM
The Arts Council of Oklahoma City is BACK in the Gardens with their 2021 Sunday Twilight Concert Series presented by The Chickasaw Nation! Each week they will bring you a different genre of music from local and regional acts from 7:30 to 9 p.m. This is the lineup at the Myriad Botanical Gardens on the Devon Lawn
- 8/1: Banda Lamento Show De Durango – Regional Mexican (Tamborazo)
- 8/8: Shortt Dogg – Funk/R&B/Smooth Jazz
- 8/15: Weston Horn and the Hush – Rock/Soul
- 8/22: Smilin’ Vic – Rhythm & Blues
- 8/29: Yacht Rock Legends – 60’s, 70’s, & 80’s Yacht Rock
THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 6:45PM
FREE Zumba with Evelin Pino
Presented by Fowler Auto
Sponsored by OU Health and Tinker Federal Credit Union
Thursday, August 19, 6:45pm
Seasonal Plaza Splash Pad
Zumba is every third Thursday through October and features a dance class that combines Latin and international music with a fun and effective workout system.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 8:30PM
Full Moon Bike Ride presented by OU Health
Sunday, August 22, 8:45pm
Seasonal Plaza Splash Pad
Suggested $5 per person donation
Bring your bike for a one-hour leisurely ride through the downtown area under the light of the full moon. Meet up at the bandshell stage on the Devon Lawn. Bikes can be rented at Ride OKC and through Spokies. Get your 2021 Full Moon Bike Ride shirt! Full Moon Bike Ride t-shirts are available for sale: $16 for t-shirts and $18 for tank tops. Other dates are Monday, September 20, 7:30pm and Wednesday, October 20, 7pm.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 6PM
A Night of BLUE: A Tribute Concert to Joni Mitchell
Friday, August 27, Food & drinks 6pm; Music at 8pm
The Devon Lawn
A tribute concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of Joni Mitchell’s masterpiece album, “BLUE” with our partners UCO@ACM. Special guest appearances by local and regional singer/songwriters and musicians to be announced!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 9AM
Foraged Floral Arrangement
Terrace Room and Garden Grounds
M $45 per session; NM $50 per session
Kaitlin Bacon, Children’s Garden Manager
Learn how to create your own floral arrangement using seasonal flowers and foliage collected from the garden grounds. We’ll begin with a basic introduction on floral design, go over the already collected materials available, and then head outside to collect a few items together. The class ends with creating arrangements to take home, as well as discussing tips for foraging in your own yard and ways to prolong the life of your arrangements.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 10AM
Guided Walking Tour
Last Saturday of each month, 10-11 am
Garden Grounds, meet in the south lobby
Expand your knowledge of Oklahoma plants and find inspiration for your own garden with an educational walking tour. Each month will feature different plants from our outdoor collection that make great choices for this region – from year-round color to drought-tolerant choices and more.