TulsaKids’ Weekend Roundup

10 family friendly events happening in the Tulsa Area this weekend!

I‘m booooored!” “There’s nothing to do!” These are two phrases you don’t want to hear at home, and we don’t want to hear them about Tulsa, either! There’s so much happening every day in the 918–if you don’t believe us, check out our community calendar–so we want to help ease your weekend planning by presenting our Top Weekend Choices!

Looking for more? Download TulsaKids’ 2019 Summer Family Fun Guide! Plus, if you do any of the events found in the SFFG, use the hashtag #tksummerfun for a chance to win a $10 gift card to Josh’s Sno Shack each week in June & July!

**Please note: It is always a good idea to double check the primary event webpage or call ahead to make sure the event hasn’t been canceled due to weather concerns, etc. 

1. Porter Peach Festival

  • When: July 18-20, 2019
  • Where: Porter, Oklahoma

Peach orchards have been an integral part of Porter’s history for over 100 years.  Since the inaugural Porter Peach Festival in 1960, the town has highlighted its tasty heritage with a fun festival of arts & crafts, outdoor concerts, small town parade, 5k run, car show, and of course, FREE peach ice cream! www.porterpeachfestivals.com

2. “DISNEY & CAMERON MACKINTOSH’S MARY POPPINS”

  • When: July 17-19, 7:30 p.m.; July 20, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; July 21, 2 p.m.
  • Where: VanTrease PACE, 10300 E. 81st St.

The Mollie Craft Foundation and Signature Symphony in collaboration with Craft Productions of Oklahoma present Disney & Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins from July 12-21, 2019 at the TCC VanTrease PACE, located on TCC’s Southeast Campus at 10300 E 81st St. in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The musical will mark Craft Productions of Oklahoma’s inaugural production.

3. Free Movie: How to Train Your Dragon 3

  • When: Thursday, July 18, 1:30 p.m.
  • Where: Circle Cinema, 10 S. Lewis Ave.

A popcorn snack and books related to each film will also be provided FREE for kids thanks to generous sponsors. Seating is first come, first serve.

Free Summer Kids Films Program sponsored by Fowler Automotive and The Sharna and Irvin Frank Foundation.

Books provided by Tulsa City-County Library-Kendall Whittier Branch- Summer Reading Program.

4. Apollo 11: Man’s First Step on the Moon

  • When: July 18, 12-1 p.m. and 7-8 p.m.; July 20, 8:30-9:30 p.m.; July 22, 7-8 p.m.
  • Where: Jenks Planetarium, 205 E. B St., Jenks

50 years ago, Neal Armstrong made history as being the first human to walk on the surface of another world. Join us in the planetarium as we look back on that historic day and the events leading up to it. Apollo 11 is a Jenks Planetarium Production. The target audience age for Apollo 11 is for ages 6 and up. This show is held at the Jenks Planetarium, Jenks High School, Dr. Kirby L. Lehman Center for the Study of Math & Science Building, 3rd Floor. Elevator available.

5. Nature Collages

  • When: July 20, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; July 21, 1-3 p.m.
  • Where: Tulsa Botanic Garden, 3900 Tulsa Botanic Dr.

Use your imagination to make a collage/suncatcher with natural pieces from the Garden. Free with admission.

6. Family Wellness Day: Vision

  • When: July 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Where: Gathering Place, 2650 S. John Williams Way

Gathering Place Wellness Days presented by OU Physicians-Tulsa, a part of OU Medicine, are designed to raise awareness and draw attention to four major health risks in our Tulsa Community. These health risks are Diabetes, Vision, Obesity and Mental Health. The Gathering Place Wellness Days and local health providers will give the community access to screening services, demonstrations and a wide range of group health amenities designed for early detection through proactive testing and education. This event will bring together family, friends and neighbors to discover helpful tips to stay healthy!

This Family Wellness event focused on Vision Health promotion, prevention and management will be on July 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gathering Place on the QuikTrip Great Lawn.

PARTICIPATING PARTNERS:
OU Medicine
Morton Comprehensive Health Services, Inc.
Tulsa Community College
NewView Oklahoma
National Federation of the Blind
Trader Joe’s

7. Native Creativity Fashion Show

  • When: July 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Where: Chickasaw Cultural Center, 867 Cooper Memorial Dr., Sulphur

The Chickasaw Cultural Center is excited to present the Native Creativity Fashion Show, demonstrating Native culture and interwoven threads of art by indigenous fashion designers from across the country.

Featured designers include Patricia Michaels (Taos Pueblo), Leslie Deer (Muscogee) and Mahota Handwovens (Chickasaw), who joined us for our ground-breaking first fashion show in 2018, along with designer great Loren Aragon (Acoma Pueblo) and showcasing native accessories by Brent Deramus (Choctaw).

The fashion show will begin at 1 p.m. inside the Anoli’ Theater, with designer interviews and a Q&A session immediately following the show.

Designers will have sales booths in the Anoli’ Theater Lobby throughout the day, and patrons will also receive 10% off select retail purchases in the Aachompa’ Gift Shops.

8. Taste of Summer Ice Cream Festival

  • When: Saturday, July 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Where: Central Park Community Center, 1500 S. Main St., Broken Arrow

Admission price is $5 per person, kids 2 and under are free. Once within the festival gates, enjoy unlimited ice cream, great entertainment, food trucks, the KidZone, the Vintage Car Show-Off and a Marketplace.

9. Giraffe’s First Birthday

  • When: July 20-22
  • Where: Tulsa Zoo, 6421 E. 36th St. N.

Wish Ohe a Happy Birthday during this multi-day celebration! Special enrichment and activities, including a chance to write a note for Ohe. Free with regular zoo admission. Don’t forget, giraffe feedings occur 11 a.m. to noon, Friday thru Monday for an additional fee.

10. Funday Sunday

  • When: Sunday, July 21, 12-4 p.m.
  • Where: Gilcrease Museum, 1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Rd.

The third Sunday of the month is Funday Sunday. It’s a free admission day loaded with fun for the whole family. Visitors can enjoy art projects for all ages, gallery tours, activities and special guest performances. Free program, no reservations required. For more information, contact laurel-benson@utulsa.edu.


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