Hey parents, we know that summer vacation is in full swing for your family. We also know that this fun time of year can be coated with a dreaded phrase: “I’m bored.” Luckily for you, Tulsa has plenty to offer in the summer for you and your family. Before the sun drains you of all your motivation to make it a memorable summer, try these free or cheap things to do in Tulsa to beat the heat.
Take Yourself Out to Ball Game
One fun way to enjoy the outdoors with the whole family is to take them out to the ball game. Cheer on our Tulsa Drillers! On Tuesday nights, tickets are only $2. General admission seats on the outfield lawn are $5 every game. So, bring a blanket to sit on for any game or wait for a Tuesday game and make it a family event at the old ball game. You can find the Driller’s schedule here.
See an Outdoor Movie
Take a typical family evening event off the couch and out of the theater. Make it a family event and watch one outside as the sun goes down while the weather is nice. Elwood’s shows a film on Tuesdays as the sunsets. While on Thursdays, Guthrie Green shows movies on a big screen. Both are free to attend. Check out their sites for movie lineups and addresses here: facebook.com/elwoodstulsa and guthriegreen.com
Free Bowling for the Kids
Take advantage of a slower time of year and less homework in the evening for playing something a little more active with the whole family. Take the family to Andy B’s bowling alley during the summer. Though it is an event that can be done all year, Andy B’s offers free bowling for kids younger than 15. Kids can bowl two games for free every day during the summer. For more information, check out the website here!
Attend a Festival All About Corn!
The Green Corn Festival is a fun family event for a weekend in June. The festival is all about corn with live music, a carnival, corn-eating contest, watermelon seed-spitting contest, and a balloon toss. Craft vendors and artists will be on-site during the event June 25-27. For more information, visit: bixbyoptimist.com/green-corn-festival.
Splash Pads, Pools and Water Parks
The most classic summer pastime, is a classic for a reason. To best enjoy the heat while also staying cool in the summer heat, visit Tulsa’s splash pads all summer from noon to 8 p.m. Also check out Tulsa’s pools and water parks. For all locations and hours, look at the TulsaKids list at bit.ly/2red1Yo.
Hopefully these ideas will give you and your family exciting things to do together this summer. Have a great summer!