Frugal Friday: June 1 – June 3
This weekend you and the family can get a taste of Louisiana without leaving the state, experience natural healing at a holistic health fair, see burnouts at Route 66 festival and get a free night out at the movies.
El Reno Small Town Weekend
Historic Route 66
Saturday & Sunday
Bring the family to a weekend of festivities during El Reno’s Small Town Weekend celebration.
Held rain or shine, the Small Town Weekend will cruise into El Reno Friday night to celebrate everything nostalgic on the local strip of Route 66.
Don’t miss the only legal drag race and burnout on Route 66, grass car races and an open car show.
Also enjoy children’s activities, festival food and live entertainment and more.
Friday night begins with burnouts.
Saturday, head out to the car show to admire classic and modified cars, among other sleek vehicles.
Kids can bring their own “cars” to race in the hot wheel race, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Aldo, see souped-up lawnmowers show off in the grass car races on Saturday afternoon, then stick around for the closed cruise at 7 p.m.
It features cars 25 years or older and offers cash prizes, door prizes and t-shirt giveaways.
Chisholm Trail Crawfish Festival in Yukon
Kirkpatrick Family Farm
1001 Garth Brooks Blvd.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
First, enjoy a taste of Louisiana at the Chisholm Trail Crawfish Festival in Yukon.
This annual outdoor event celebrates Cajun culture with food, history and music.
The festival is family friendly and features numerous activities for all age groups, including the Kid’s Kreative Korral, chicken and crawfish races and pony rides.
A live Cajun band will perform and give dance lessons throughout the day.
Visitors will get a glimpse into the past through historical demonstrations, including authentic chuck wagon cooking, live re-enactments of gunfights and plenty of cowboys, mountain men and blacksmiths roaming the festival grounds.
Witness living history encampments, browse through booths of prairie crafts and sample delicious Cajun food or festival fare at one of the Chisholm Trail Crawfish Festival’s numerous food booths.
Experience natural healing at the Oklahoma City Health Fair tomorrow and Sunday.
From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., meet with chiropractors, spiritual counselors and massage therapists at the India Shrine Center.
Get help with stress relief, weight loss, nutritional supplements and more in their free interactive seminars.
OKC Holistic Health Fair
India Shrine Center
3601 N.W. 36th St.
Saturday & Sunday
11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Take the family out for a summer of free movies in the Midwest City Summer Cinema Series.
Starting this Sunday, catch the first of 11 free outdoor movie screenings at the Charles J. Johnson Central Park Town Center.
The lineup includes family friendly features and begin 20 minutes after sundown.
MWC Summer Cinema Series
Charles J. Johnson Central Park Town Center.
S.E. 29th St. and Mid-America Blvd.
Outdoor movies shown each Sunday night June 3 – Aug. 12.
Movies will begin 20 minutes after sundown.
- June 3 “The Muppets”
- June 10 “Puss in Boots”
- June 17 “Top Gun”
- June 24 “How to Train Your Dragon”
- July 1 “Despicable Me”
- July 8 “Megamind”
- July 15 “Madagascar”
- July 22 “Cars”
- July 29 “Secretariat”
- August 5 “Gnomeo & Juliet”
- August 12 “Grease”
Free to Live Animal Sanctuary
Western Ave. 4 miles north of Waterloo Rd. (Logan County)
Looking for a new best friend?
Stop by Free to Live Animal Sanctuary Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Enjoy half-off adoption fees, free hot dogs and drinks.
Get a free tour and meet animals who need new homes.
Kids Fishing Derby
Saturday 7:30 a.m. – noon
Ages 5 to 15
Bring the kids out for a day of fishing fun at the annual All-American Kids Fishing Derby, held at Arcadia Lake from 7:30 a.m. to noon.
Open to ages five through 15, kids are invited to bring their fishing rods, equipment and bait to try their luck at catching the biggest fish.
Don’t forget to bring a lawn chair, sunscreen and sunglasses.
The fishing contest starts at 8 a.m. with the final weigh-in is at 11 a.m.
Prizes will be awarded in various categories at noon.
Concessions and worms will be for sale at the event site.
Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders receive free admission at participating museums Saturday, Sunday and the first full weekend of each month.
Participating Oklahoma City Museums: