Things to Do in October with Your Family

Have a blast at these October events & festivities happening in and around the Greater Tulsa area!

FALL IS FINALLY HERE! It’s time to put the Summer behind us and jump into the cool posts we have lined up for you.

This month, the events are abundant with fresh, exciting activities — some cozy, some vibrant and some even pumpkin flavored! We are leaving no “leaf” unturned.

*Events are in no particular order


The Tulsa State Fair (September 29th to October 9th)

Bring the whole family out for Tulsa’s largest annual event, the Tulsa State Fair and enjoy fun-filled, family entertainment at its best. The Tulsa State Fair entertains festival-goers with a large array of carnival rides, midway games, attractions, free concerts, creative art displays and much more.

This fair attracts over one million visitors each year and thousands of visitors each day. Join the crowds and experience thrilling rides and breathtaking attractions at the Tulsa State Fair.

Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment

Enter the dazzling world of Disney magic, live on ice! Rev up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories at Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment.

Be amazed as Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney Pixar’s Cars perform high-speed stunts and race across ice like you’ve never seen before! Dive into adventure with Ariel and The Little Mermaid’s undersea kingdom. The toys are back in town! Watch Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and the Toy Story gang as they try and escape from the rambunctious tots of Sunny’s Daycare, in their most daring adventure ever! Plus, enter the wintery world of Arnedelle with sisters Anna and Elsa and pals Olaf and Kristoff from Disney’s Frozen, as they learn the meaning of true love.

From wheels to waves, icy wonderlands to infinity and beyond, your family’s favorite Disney moments come to life as Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment.

Tickets are currently on sale now at the Pavillion at Expo Square Box Office, online or by calling the Expo Ticket Xpress at (918) 376–6000.

Tulsa Zoo Run (October 1st) Starting at 8:00 AM

ZooRun is THE family-friendly race in Tulsa. Whether you’re a strolling tortoise or a racing hare, with a 5k, 10k and 1-mile FunRun, there is no pace for everyone. ZooRun is the second-oldest running event in Tulsa and sixth-largest race in the state.

For more information, please visit www.tulsazoo.com/run/

Tulsa Zoo

6421 E 36th St N, Tulsa, OK

  • Cross Timbers’ 1st Annual Walk/Trick-A-Thon

Halloween Festival at The Castle of Muskogee

Walk through the woods along the Trail of Blood, visit the Torture Chamber to see what rally happened in dungeons in medieval times, take the Haunted Hayride through the castle grounds. Aaaah! But, no worries, kids 8 and younger can visit Halloween Land with safe trick-or-treating, games, face painting and no scares. Eleven great Halloween events, one incredible location!

Be sure to check out Page 13 in October’s issue of Kids Directory Tulsa or visit www.okcastle.com for discount tickets & combos.

This event occurs weekly, every Friday and Saturday.

The Castle of Muskogee

3400 NE Grand Blvd, Muskogee, OK

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood (October 5th) Starting at 6:30

The legacy of the beloved “Mister Rogers Neighborhood” lives on with the award-winning television series “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” from The Fred Rogers Company and PBS KIDS. Now, Daniel and his friends are hopping aboard the trolley to delight live audiences with DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE!

Donning his iconic red sweater, Daniel invites the audience on an interactive musical adventure as he and his friends explore their much-loved Neighborhood of Make-Believe. Through the show’s familiar themes and music, the neighbors share stories of friendship, helping others and celebrating new experiences in this live theatrical production filled with singing, dancing, laughter and “grr-ific” surprises that will warm the hearts of multiple generations.

Get your tickets or find out more by visiting http://tulsapac.com/events.asp?id=92&eventid=3514&task=display

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

110 E 2nd St, Tulsa, OK

Antique Agriculture Festival (October 7th through October 9th)

Come experience nineteenth century agriculture and heritage farming on a historic 1850’s farm. There will be demonstrations, entertainment, food, shopping and more! Learn more by visiting www.antiqueag.org or call (918)456–2751.

Murrell Home, Park Hill, OK

Aqua-Tots at the Oklahoma Aquarium (October 7th) 11:00 AM

Bring your little ones out for a special Seaside Story Time and join our educators for an interactive experience! Visit the Oklahoma Aquarium Coral Reef Café for lunch and order a Treasure Box. Aqua-Tots is for ages 1–5. There is a maximum of 35 children, first come, first served.

Oklahoma Aquarium
300 Aquarium Dr, Jenks, OK

Octonauts Live! (October 8th) Starting at 5:00 PM

Calling all Octo-Cadets! For the first time ever, The Octonauts are bringing their live stage show to Tulsa. The Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure features brand new and fan favorite songs from the entire cew of beloved underwater explorers, led by the intrepid Captain Barnacles, Lieutenant Kwazii and Medic Peso. Join them as they embark on an exciting new quest through an aquatic world full of adventure, interactive opportunity, and “must-sea” surprises from coast-to-coast! Octonauts Live promises to be the perfect theatre show for all fans of the Disney Jr. series!

Brady Theatre

105 W Brady St, Tulsa, OK

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Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa (October 20th to October 23rd)

Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa Celebrates an authentic Bavarian culture in the heart of Oklahoma, and represents an incredible setting patterned after Oktoberfest Munich in Bavaria, Germany. Presenting international German bands, Bavarian delicacies, authentic arts and crafts as well as games and competitions for the entire family, this Tulsa tradition is in its 38th year.

To find out more, please visit www.tulsaoktoberfest.org

River West Festival Park

701 W 21st St, Tulsa, OK

Art of Main (October 8th) 9:00 AM

Art on Main is a one-day celebration of Oklahoma art, wine and music. Featuring artists from across the state, Art on Main, includes art from many mediums including painting, sculpture, photography and more. Find more at www.jenkschamber.com.

Downtown Jenks

Costume Party at Pottery Barn Kids (October 8th) 2:00 PM

Get dressed up in Pottery Barn Kids’ costumes, walk the run way, enjoy a special prize, a parade through the store and more. Limited spots for ages 0–12 years old. Call the store to sign up: (918) 743–1700. #PBKSpooky

Pottery Barn Kids

Utica Square, Tulsa, OK

Medieval Faire (October 1st & October 2nd)

Dress up! Come see! Food! Music! Fun! Invite your friends and come play in the park! Admission is FREE. Parking is only $2.00. Located in Kiefer Municipal Park, on E. Indiana Ave. The Entrance is just west of B. Street.

Art in the Square (October 1st) 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Beautiful Utica Square is the backdrop for over 90 local artists as they showcase their work. As you stroll down the tree-lined sidewalks, you can admire the different mediums of art ranging from watercolors and stained glass to pottery, sculpture and woodturning. And if you see something that inspires you, stop and chat with the artist. Each artist is on hand to answer any questions you may have. And kids, be sure to stop by Art Alley to participate in fun art activities. This free event celebrates art and the art of shopping.

Utica Squre

HallowZOOween (October 27th through October 31st)

HallowZOOween is a premier spooky (but not too spooky) trick-or-treat event for the whole family. The zoo offers an alternative to traditional Halloween activities and gives more than 15,000 children each year a safe place to enjoy the holiday.

Activities include Goblin Stops full of treats, carnival-style games in the CommunityCare Pumpkin Patch Playroom, special themed activities in both the Burger King Royal Castle and the American Airlines Pirate Island, a Haunted Train Ride, and much more. Plus, it’s a zoo, so there’s that, too!

Find more at www.tulsazoo.com/boo

The Tulsa Zoo

6421 E 36th St N, Tulsa, OK

HallowMarine (October 27th through October 31st)

Once a year, for 5 nights only, the Oklahoma Aquarium opens its doors to trick-or-treaters of all ages to enjoy a safe, fun, indoor alternative to traditional Halloween activities. It’s the only place around where visitors can shake hands with a friendly pirate or two and leave with the biggest bag of loot on dry land. Aaaargh!

Oklahoma Aquarium

300 Aquarium Dr, Jenks, OK

Bixby Model Train Show (October 8th) Starting at 9:00 AM

Sponsored by the Tulsa Train Society, Sooner Division. Browse around and watch the train layouts. Bring your old trains to buy, sell or trade.

Bixby Community Center

211 N Cabaniss Ave, Bixby, OK

The Oklahoma City Thunder in Tulsa (October 13th) 7:00 PM

The Oklahoma City Thunder will be returning to Tulsa and will host the Memphis Grizzlies. Tickets are available BOKCenter.com

Sleep with the Sharks (October 14th) 6:00 PM

Ever wonder what it would be like to snooze alongside a shark? Find out at the Oklahoma Aquarium’s overnight Sleep with the Sharks event! Enjoy a dive show, scavenger hunt, flashlight tour and movie, then spend the night alongside our exhibits.

Learn more by visiting: www.okaquarium.org

Oklahoma Aquarium

300 Aquarium Dr, Jenks, OK

Tulsa Toy Depot Block Party (October 16th) 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Your neighborhood children’s toy store will be hosting a Fall Block Party on October 16th. For more information, visit www.tulsatoydepot.com or call: (918) 938–0555.

Tulsa Toy Depot

10114 S Sheridan Rd, Tulsa, OK

Kiddie Park Spook-A-Rama (October 20th through October 22nd) 6:00 PM

The annual Spook-a-Rama is a Bartlesville institution offering rides, a costume parade, a haunted house, and more. For more information, just visit: www.kiddiepark.net

Johnstone Park

201 S Cherokee Ave, Bartlesville, OK

Finding Fall Treasure Hunt (October 22nd & October 23rd)

Cooler temperatures mean fall is around the corner. Pick up a treasure hunt card for the family and see how many signs of fall you can find!

Tulsa Botanic Garden

3900 Tulsa Botanic Dr, Tulsa, Ok

Chandler Park Harvest Festival (October 22nd) Between 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

A cake walk, photo booth, bounce house, BINGO, face painting, ring toss and a ton more carnival games with prizes. Concessions will be available.

Chandler Park

6500 W 21st St, Tulsa, OK

O’Brien Park Halloween Flashlight Candy Hunt (October 22nd) From 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

A cake walk, photo booth, bounce house, BINGO, face painting, ring toss and a ton more carnival games with prizes. Concessions will be available.

O’Brien Park

6149 N Lewis Ave, Tulsa, OK

Buddy Walk — Down Syndrome Association of Tulsa (October 23rd) From 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM

The Buddy Walk is a multi-city advocacy walk in which people with Down syndrome invite “buddies” to walk with them. Buddies can be anyone from friends to teachers or coworkers to politicians. The Tulsa Buddy Walk will include entertainment, prize giveaways, games and fun activities for the whole family. The Tulsa Buddy Walk is a 1/4 mile walk & funds programs for the Down Syndrome Association of Tulsa (DSAT). DSAT exists to enhance the lives of individuals with Down syndrome, their families & their communities. For more information, please visit dsat.org/buddywalk.asp

Oral Roberts University
 7777 S. Lewis Ave, Tulsa, Ok

Halloween Carnival at Whiteside Community Center (October 27th) Starting at 6:00 PM

Wear your costumes and come for some “spooktacular” fun at Whiteside.

Whiteside Recreation Center

4009 S Pittsburgh Ave, Tulsa, OK

Bixby Mummy & Me Halloween Dance (October 29th) 6:00 PM

Mummies of all ages! Bring your sons and daughters in costume to an exciting Halloween Dance. There will be costume contests, dance competitions, games and refreshments. Just show up. No pre-ticket sales, $5/person. Contact Celia Wetherill at (918) 366–4841.

Bixby Community Center

211 N Cabaniss Ave, Bixby, OK

Ghouls on the Green at the Guthrie Green (October 30th) at 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Take the family down to Brady District for a Halloween extravaganza! Dress up your little ones for the costume contest, enjoy live music and sweet treats at the Guthrie Green. Next, cruise the Brady District for a Mini-Art Crawl.

Find more at www.guthriegreen.com.

Guthrie Green, Tulsa, OK