Fun Father’s Day Activities in Frontier Country - Central Oklahoma Frontier Country

Fun Father’s Day Activities in Frontier Country

Posted by Lauren Lorenzen, public relations manager on 06/08/2009

Fun Father’s Day Activities in Frontier Country

 

CENTRAL OKLAHOMA –Take dad to one of Central Oklahoma’s Frontier Country attractions, events or exhibits for some fun on Father’s Day Sunday, June 21. Several attractions in Frontier Country are offering special Father’s Day discounts and activities.

Father’s Day Fiesta at the Orr Family Farm

            Celebrate Father’s Day a day early at the Orr Family Farm June 20. The Father’s Day Fiesta kicks off with a Toe Fishing Contest from 1 to 2 p.m. Children and dads can tie as many strings on their toes as they like and fish off the dock to compete for a $100 gift certificate to spend on the Orr Family Farm.

Dads can cheer on their children ages 4-12 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Tractor Pedal Pull Contest. All children receive a ribbon and winners in each age group receive a trophy plus eligibility for the state contest.

Dads and children can team up once again in the Cow Milking Contest from 4 to 5 p.m. Teams of two to four will try to milk as much as they can from “Bessie” in two minutes time. The winning team will receive a $25 gift certificate to the Orr Family Farm gift shop.

For more information visit www.orrfamilyfarm.com.

Father’s Day Freebie at the Myriad Botanical Gardens

            Take dad on a tropical adventure of the storybook kind at the Myriad Garden’s ConservaStory. Stroll through the transformed Crystal Bridge and discover a magical world of timeless tales inside a storybook setting. Dads get in free when accompanied by a paid family member June 21 from noon to 6 p.m.

            For more information visit www.myriadgardens.com.

Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History and Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art

Located on the campus of the University of Oklahoma, the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History and Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art offer free admission for dads June 21 from 1 to 5 p.m.

In addition to their permanent exhibitions, both museums currently feature special exhibitions with a Native American focus. The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History offers “One Hundred Summers: A Kiowa Calendar Record,” featuring 200 drawings by the renowned Kiowa artist and calendar-keeper Silver Horn, one of only two such collections in existence. The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art presents “Spirit Red: Visions of Native American Artists from the Rennard Strickland Collection.” The exhibit features various works including paintings, baskets, pottery, textiles and sculpture that represent some of the most acclaimed artists of the 20th century to the present.

For more information see www.snomnh.ou.edu and www.ou.edu/fjjma.

Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum

            Dads who visit the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum get in free with a paid admission June 21 from 1 to 6 p.m. Walk through the Memorial Museum and watch the story of April 19, 1995 and the days, weeks, months and years that followed then visit the Outdoor Symbolic Memorial.

            For more information visit www.oklahomacitynationalmemorial.org.

Sunday Twilight Concert Series

            Take dad and the whole family, your lawn chairs and picnic to the free Sunday Twilight Concert Series featuring Michael Fracasso June 21 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Myriad Botanical Gardens. Enjoy Fracasso’s American/folk/acoustic music and spending some time with dad.

            For more information see www.artscouncilokc.com.

            Central Oklahoma’s Frontier Country is full of exciting activities to entertain dad and the entire family this Father’s Day. For your free Trips on a Tank Full coupons visit www.oktourism.com or call (800) FUN-OKLA.

 

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For Immediate Release: June 8, 2009                                                                               

Contact: Lauren Lorenzen, Public Relations Manager

Telephone: 405-232-6552

E-mail: [email protected]