25 Things to Do Under $5 in Tulsa This Season

August and September 2022

Find affordable family fun in Tulsa! Here are our top 25 Things to Do in Tulsa for Under $5 coming up in the next couple of months.

1. Attend a Back to School event!

We’re all thinking about the new school year! And lots of local organizations are hosting school supply giveaways and back-to-school parties. Check out our roundup at tulsakids.com/back-to-school-events-in-tulsa.

2. Enter TulsaKids’ Cover Kid Contest!

It’s time for our annual Cover Kid search! Enter August 1-15, and get your friends and family to vote (once daily) August 16-31. Thank you to Tulsa ER & Hospital for sponsoring this year’s contest.

3. Cheer for Tulsa Drillers on $2 Tuesday.

Enjoy $2 tickets and $2 concession items at Tulsa Drillers games on August 9, August 30 and September 13. Purchase tickets at milb.com/tulsa/tickets/promotions.

4. Get up close to vintage planes at the Will Rogers/Wiley Post Fly-In.

The Will Rogers/Wiley Post Fly-In returns to the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch on August 13, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. The event is free and includes vintage planes, classic cars, vendors, food trucks and other entertainment.

5. Float away to the Oklahoma Festival of Ballooning.

Hot air balloons come to Hatbox Field in Muskogee on August 26-28!

6. Attend an Open House.

Some local enrichment venues host open houses for people thinking about signing up for fall classes! Here are some on our radar:

7. Experience the World in a Box.

Stamp your passport as you visit and experience cultures from around the world! Enjoy live performances and free hands-on activities for all ages. Central Library, August 6, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

8. Get a haircut at Cuts 4 Kids.

Clary Sage Barber and Cosmetology students and faculty will provide free haircuts to school-aged kids. Walk-in only, no appointment necessary. August 9-10, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. at Clary Sage College.

9. Swim and Splash!

Don’t miss your final chance to take advantage of community splash pads and pools! Find our list at tulsakids.com/tulsa-water-parks-pools-and-playgrounds.

10. Hike beneath the Full Moon.

Oxley Nature Center hosts full moon hikes every month. Registration is required by 4:30 p.m. two days before the walk. $5 for non-Oxley Nature Center members.

11. Shop at your favorite Farmers Markets.

Whether you’re in Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Owasso – you name it – chances are, there’s a farmers market near you! Find our list at tulsakids.com/seasonal-markets-in-tulsa.

12. Train to become a Literacy Tutor.

Volunteering as an Adult Literacy Tutor? Attend this Tutor Training to get the skills needed to work with an Adult Literacy or English Language Learner! Registration required. For adults. August 13 and 20, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at TCCL Literacy, Outreach and Volunteer Services. Pre-register at events.tulsalibrary.org/event/6844024.

13. Book it to Storytime.

Looking for something affordable, fun and educational to do with your young kids? Take them to storytime! Great for getting the wriggles out while discovering new picture book favorites. Find our list of weekly storytimes at tulsakids.com/storytimes.

14. Listen to Jazz on the Green.

Love jazz? Love free, outdoor concerts? Don’t miss Jazz on the Green on August 20, 1-5 p.m. Performers include Trumpeter Rodney Block, Saxophonist Jermaine Mondaine, Pianist Ben Tankard and Saxophonist Tom Braxton.

15. Work Up a Sweat.

Guthrie Green is hosting free workout classes!

  • Sundays, 10:30-11 a.m.: Sunday Zumba with Ariane
  • Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Zumba with Tess Mack
  • Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Bootcamp with Tess and Chris
  • Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 a.m.: Morning Bootcamp with Robyn
  • Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Yoga with Liz
  • Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Bootcamp with Tess and Chris

16. Celebrate Peace, Love & Pets at Woofstock 2022!

This annual adoption event returns to the Jenks Riverwalk on September 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be live music, pet-related vendors, a kids zone, Pet Food Drive and of course, adoptable pets!

17. Attend Festival Americas.

Festival Americas will be held at Guthrie Green on September 24, 2-8 p.m.! This event “celebrates the rich culture of Latin America & inspires the next generation of leaders in Tulsa’s growing Hispanic & Latino community.”

18. Watch Kids Take the Stage.

Tulsa kids are talented! Watch 10 local kids perform on the QuikTrip Great Lawn stage at Gathering Place. Plus, there will be a youth art showcase and Youth Vendor Market.

19. Go Fishing!

On August 27, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Broken Arrow Event Park is hosting a free Kids Fishing Derby! Bring your own rods and reels; bait will be provided while supplies last. And The Optimist Club of Broken Arrow will provide free food starting around 10:30 a.m.

20. Celebrate Día de la Independencia.

Kendall Whittier Main Street is hosting Los Festivales y Mercados: Día de la Independencia on September 17, 1-8 p.m. This family friendly event celebrates Mexico’s independence from Spain with live performances, music, dance lessons and food.

21. Vote in the 4th Annual Pathways Lip Sync Battle

For just $5, you can vote for your favorite Lip Sync team while supporting Pathways Adult Learning Center, a “unique Christian program dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for adults with intellectual disabilities.“! The event is July 19, 6 p.m., at 4102 E. 61st St.

22. See a Free Movie!

Redbud Festival Park is hosting Community Movie Night on August 27 and September 24, 8-10 p.m. Check out their Facebook event for the selections!

23. Attend an Open Swim event!

Miller Swim School hosts open swim times every weekend at both locations for just $5 per person, ages 3+. Find the schedule at millerswimschool.com/open-swim.

24. Step Back in Time at Circle Cinema

Travel back in time on the second Saturday of each month at Circle Cinema! Second Saturday Silents presents a new silent film each month, with live organ accompaniment by Bill Rowland. Tickets are $5 for adults, $2 for children.

25. Chalk It Up!

It’s festival weekend in Broken Arrow! Chalk It Up, Rose Festival AND Kites Over Broken Arrow return the weekend of September 30-October 2.


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