This Memorial Day weekend, military can visit many metro attractions for free, you can treat your creative side at an arts festival, relax with a jazz and blues festival and kids can beat the heat all summer with discount movie passes.
Museums around the state are teaming up to provide free admission for all active-duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
The program provides free admission to active-duty military and up to five of their immediate family members.
Some of the participating museums include:
- American Banjo Museum – Oklahoma City
- Oklahoma City Museum of Art – Oklahoma City
- Oklahoma History Center – Oklahoma City
- Oklahoma Museum of Telephone History – Oklahoma City
- Guthrie Museum Complex – Guthrie
- Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art – Norman
- Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History – Norman
- Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art – Shawnee
- Sherrar Museum of Stillwater History – Stillwater
For a complete list of participating museums, visit the Blue Star website.
Bring the family to the 36th Annual Paseo Arts Festival Saturday through Monday.
Check out the showcase of original works and live music in the historic Paseo Arts District.
Art lovers, music cravers, people watchers and everyone in between will find something to enjoy at this OKC creative celebration.
Paseo Arts Festival
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26, 27 and 28
Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. with music until 11 p.m.
Monday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with music until 7 p.m.
Between N.W. 30th St. and Dewey and N.W. 28th St. and Walker Ave.
Bring a blanket to relax at the Edmond Jazz and Blues Festival Saturday and Sunday.
It’s free to join in this Memorial Day tradition at Stephenson Park each afternoon.
Let the sounds of smooth jazz soothe away the day at this family-friendly, free outdoor festival.
Edmond Jazz & Blues Festival
Saturday: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday: 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Stephenson Park – 5th St. and Boulevard
Need a place for kids to beat the summer heat?
Head to Harkins Theatre in Bricktown for Summer Movie Fun June 4 through Aug. 10.
Kids can see a series of 10 movies for just 50 cents each.
Season tickets are just $5 for all 10 movies or you can purchase individual tickets the day of the show for $2 each.
Other Memorial Weekend Activities:
Northwest Library (5600 N.W. 122nd St.) invites guests to celebrate the opening of the new library with fun activities, musical performances, story time, face painting and crafts. Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (405) 606-3580.