Midtown Walkabout Weekend is returning THIS WEEKEND!
Midtown Walkabout Weekend will take place this Friday, October 23rd & Saturday, October 24th and will put you in the fall spirit with seasonal promotions and activities for those shopping, eating, and visiting the district as well as for the folks at home. Midtown merchants will provide specials, discounts, and activities during their normal operating hours each day, and there will be free pop-up programming to enjoy such as live music, art demonstrations, and caricature drawings during certain hours Friday and Saturday.
Need to break out of the house? Need to break out of the office? It’s easy to get swept up in the constant stream of virtual meetings and virtual school only to look up and find that the week has flown by. 𝗕𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗸𝘁𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗕𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗸 encourages downtown workers and virtual school families to set aside intentional time mid-week to stroll Bricktown with family and friends Wednesday, November 4.
Bricktown will be offering family-friendly activities, street performances, and outdoor yoga to provide a safe environment while you ditch the screen and enjoy time together. Bricktown businesses will be open with local shopping, happy hour specials, and fun experiences for all. Whether you are a downtown employee enjoying drinks on a patio, or a virtual school parent looking to end the day spending quality time with the kids, we invite you to take a break in Bricktown!
Early bird registration is now open through October 30 for the virtual Saints Santa Run presented by SSM Saint Anthony's. Each year, our family-friendly holiday run brings young and old, and even pets, to downtown Oklahoma City for a festive 5K. In 2020, the run is coming to you!
This virtual 5K is a great way to stay active and spread holiday cheer, without spreading germs. Sign up online and complete your run anytime, anywhere during the month of December.
Submit your name and Christmas wish for a chance to hear Santa read it during the Oklahoma City Tree Lighting Festival's family friendly holiday program. This event will be broadcast by News 9 and streaming online. The exact air date will be announced soon.
The 3rd Annual JONESTOBERFEST is back for a week-long celebration happening now through October 24. Get ready for German food, live music, and of course, lots of bier! It's all taking place in The Jones Assembly "biergarten" also known as their incredible outdoor patio. Join in for the fun all week long!
For more information on this event, visit the Facebook event page.
THE GREAT PUMPKIN PATCH
Celebrate everything you love about fall in the Great Pumpkin Patch at Myriad Botanical Gardensnow through October 25. Find the perfect porch décor, paint a pumpkin, and pose in front of the colorful pumpkin murals all while listening to music by the OKC Philharmonic. The Great Pumpkin Patch is being held on the Devon Lawn and is designed with safety protocols and social distancing in mind.
Looking for something a little more spooky? Join the Myriad Botanical Gardens for a BOO-TANICAL: Twighlight Tricks & Treats on Saturday, October 24. Trick or treaters will stop at multiple, socially-distanced treat locations. Admission buys a treat bag to be used at the event, as well as free carousel rides and take & make crafts. To encourage smaller crowds and maintain safety, register for a timeslot here.
For more information on the events happening at the Myriad Botanical Gardens, visit their website.
ART ON TAP: TAPROOM EDITION
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is partnering with six local breweries starting this Friday, October 23 through November 1, for a variety of COVID-safe, socially distanced promotions in their taprooms.
Proceeds from this beer-loving event will be going back to the Museum. After working hard to assemble a group of breweries that you know love, OKCMOA invites you to raise a glass and join in on the fun of this year's Art on Tap: Taproom Edition.
If autumn leaves and crisp fall air are calling your name, mark your calendar for this Saturday's Outdoor October event hosted by OKC RIVERSPORT. Thrive Outside, is all about exploring the great outdoors. Thrive Outside with a day of geocached treasure hunts and free outdoor clinics for those interested in learning about camping, hiking, and cooking outdoors. Learn to make a campfire, pitch a tent, or cook in cast iron over an open fire.
While you're exploring, you can check out the new bike park and other family activities! The event is free for all, but parking is $10.
In commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the bombing, the Oklahoma City Thunder provides FREE admission to the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum for all visitors one day per month for the entire calendar year. It is part of the Thunder’s longstanding partnership with the Memorial. Head to Thunder Free Day at the memorial this Sunday, October 25.
The women at The Treasury are on a mission to encourage the community to spend their holiday shopping dollars at locally female-owned businesses.
Their goal is to remind local shoppers that their dollars are better spent with local businesses rather than online. How will they do it? They are creating a beautiful digital guide to promote these awesome stores throughout the holiday season.
Are you a locally female-owned business in OKC that would like to be featured in the guide? Find more information on getting your business listed here.
FINAL CALL FOR HOLIDAY
EVENTS AND ATTRACTIONS
It's the FINAL CALL for holiday events! Are you hosting a physical event, virtual event, or show-stopping attraction between the months of November through January? Tell us all about it! We want to include all things holiday in Downtown in December presented by Devon.
Follow along with our new series as we shine a spotlight on businesses across downtown that help our city thrive. We have asked owners to tell us about their businesses as well as themselves, we'll share their answers in our feature below. Read along, then stop in to say hello.
A NOTE FROM OWNER J E N S E M M L E R
The Plant Shoppe is best known for its curated selection of indoor plants, pots and workshops. We love working with customers to find plants that fit their lifestyle and that will thrive in their homes and offices.
In addition to plants, the shop boasts a full-service floral program servicing customers for everyday occasions as well as special events. Both plants and florals are available for delivery and subscription! We love serving our community through plants + florals.
J E N ' S P I C K S
S H O P
My favorite place to shop in the Arts District is The Social Club. They have a great selection of homewares, candles and gifts. My favorite bar glasses can be found there! Bonus, it's a woman-owned shop.
E A T
I love breakfast (+ my coffee) so there's no doubt that Stitch Cafe is my favorite place to eat. Their new menu serves breakfast tacos all day so it's a match made in heaven for me. And can we talk about those loaded tots?!
P L A Y
My most favorite place to play would have to be the Jones Assembly. I absolutely love the patio vibes, especially when live music is being performed on their outdoor stage. And it's no secret how much I enjoy a Disco Nap with fries! Hands down, the Jones is my go-to place when gathering with friends.