Hundreds attend 1st of 2-day Enid event

Owen and Brenden Chiffon take turns firing a toy gun with Umbrella Corporation Southern Kansas Hive's Captain S.W.A.M.P (Tony Conrady) during Enid Comic Con weekend-festivities at the Central National Bank Center Saturday, August 4, 2018. (Bonnie Vculek / Enid News & Eagle)

Aug. 2-8

EVENT [Friday]

First Friday, 6-9 p.m., downtown Enid. Special events and activities, as well as musical performances, throughout downtown. For more information, call (580) 234-1052.

EVENT [Friday]

Walk to Enid Alzheimer's, 6 p.m., Garfield County Court House lawn. Ceremony starts at 7 p.m. Register an individual or team at

MUSIC [Saturday]

Country Western Dance, 7-11 p.m., Enid Moose Lodge, 302 E. Purdue. Featuring Bobby Bennett and the Borrowed Bandits. Admission is $10. For more info, call (580) 237-7779.

EVENT [Saturday-Sunday]

Enid Comic Con, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Stride Bank Center. Toys, comics, art and much more converge in downtown Enid for second annual event. Tickets are $10 per day. For more info, call (855) TIX-ENID, or go to

EVENT [Thursday]

Lip Sync Battle, 5:30 p.m., Stride Bank Center. Prizes for first ($1,000), second ($750) and third place ($500). Presented by RSVP of Enid and North Central Oklahoma. For more information, call (580) 233-5914.

Aug. 9-15

EVENT [Tuesday]

Sensory-friendly Nights at Leonardo's, 5-7 p.m., Leonardo's Children's Museum, 200 E. Maple. Individuals with sensory or special needs can explore Leonardo's in a relaxing, friendly environment. For more info, call (580) 233-2787.

EVENT [Tuesday]

Forget Me Not Outdoor Dinner Event, 7-9 p.m., Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 S. 4th. Cost is $75 per person or $500 for a table of eight. For more info, call (580) 242-1153.

EVENT [Wednesday]

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn, noon, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 S. 4th. For more information, call (580) 237-1907.

Aug. 16-22

EVENT [Saturday-Sunday]

USTRC Team Roping: Chisholm Trail Classic, 9 a.m., Chisholm Trail Expo Center. For more information, call (580) 237-0238, or go to

EVENT [Tuesday]

Edward Jones Harvest Wine Series, 6:30 p.m., Enid Symphony Center, 301 W. Broadway. Wine social followed by music from the Claire Piersol Band. Admission is $10 at the door. For more info, go to


Railroad Museum of Oklahoma

702 N. Washington — (580) 233-3051

Hours: 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sundays and Mondays except by appointment, and all major holidays and adverse weather. Admission is by donation.

Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

507 S. 4th St. — (580) 237-1907

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Closed Sundays, Mondays, New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and $4 for students. 

Simpson’s Old Time Museum

228 E. Randolph Ave. — (580) 234-4998

Hours: 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Admission is free.

Leonardo’s Children’s Museum

200 E. Maple — (580) 233-2787

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday

Leonardo's Adventure Quest

200 E. Maple — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Twilight Time will be 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday during the months of June and July.

Admission: All-day pass, $9, children under 2 are free. Groups of 16 or more are $7 per person. After 3 p.m., admission is $4.50. Memberships available.

Midgley Museum

1001 Sequoyah — (580) 234-7265

Hours: 1-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 2-4:30 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday through Tuesday, except by appointment. Closed all major holidays and inclement weather. Closed Nov. 1 through March 31. Admission by donation.

Northern Oklahoma College Enid Observatory

Northern Oklahoma College Enid campus is at the corner of Randolph and Michael Hedges.

Groups may schedule visits to the observatory or planetarium by calling the astronomy center at (580) 548-2399.

Leona Mitchell Southern Heights Heritage Center

616 Leona Mitchell Blvd. — (580) 237-6989 or 402-2524

Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday

Admission: $8 for adults, $5 for children

Dillingham Memorial Garden

5th & East Oklahoma

Open 24/7

Garfield County Demonstration Garden

316 E. Oxford

(580) 237-1228

Open 24/7

Demonstrates the growing habits of Oklahoma Proven trees and shrubs.

 4RKids Mini Golf

710 Overland Trail

(580) 237-7888

Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Midgley Museum

1001 Sequoyah

(580) 234-7265

Open 1-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2-4:30 p.m. or by appointment Saturday. Admission free, donations welcome.


Splash Pads

Champion Park: 700 N. 10th

Hoover: 3000 W. Oklahoma

Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day

Meadowlake Park Rides

Ferris wheel, carousel, train rides, paddle boats, sno-cones and more

6-9 p.m. Thursday through Sunday

Champlin Pool

Adams & Cherokee

Lap swim 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday-Sunday

Open swim noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday

Aqua cardio 6-7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday

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