Outdoor October

Saturdays, Oct 3, 10, 17 and 24
10a to 8p in the Boathouse District

Admission is free • Parking is $10

If autumn leaves and crisp fall air are calling your name, mark your calendar for Outdoor October, RIVERSPORT’s four-week series of Saturday events that begins October 3.

Outdoor October will include pop-up shops, food trucks, authentic German food and family-oriented experiences on four Saturdays in October, each with a different focus.

Featured events include a special “pop-up” dog park presented by Bar K, a dog park, bar and restaurant coming to the Boathouse District in 2021; Oktoberfest food and beer; a screening of the BMX cult favorite movie “Rad;” and a Thrive Outside weekend offering ‘how to’ mini seminars for those interested in learning about camping, hiking and cooking outdoors.  

The Bike Park will be open each weekend with scooters, One Wheels, and bikes available to rent – or bring your own. RIVERSPORT’s Basecamp Nature Center allows families to see 30 different native Oklahoma species of frogs, turtles, spiders, snakes and lizards. A new urban nature trail offers a great walking experience and food trucks and pop-up vendors will be on hand to round out the activities. Be sure to check out Urban Tomahawk’s axe throwing and All the Rage’s mobile rage room.

German food and Oktoberfest beers will be featured all month, and leashed dogs are always welcome.

OUTDOOR OCTOBER IS SPONSORED IN PART BY

CALENDAR

Saturday, Oct. 3 “Dogtober” will feature a full day of dog-friendly activities. Bar K, the new dog park and bar slated to open in the Boathouse District in 2021,  will create a popup version of their concept which will include a free dog yoga class, SUP with your PUP, an off-leash dog park area and beer tasting provided by Coop Ale plus live music. Get your pup ready for his or her close-up – AJ’s Photography will be on hand shooting puppy portraits! [Full Schedule]


Saturday, Oct 10 Break out the lederhosen for a celebration of Oktoberfest’s famous German beers, German brats, porkchops, potato salad and sauerkraut, plus live oompah music. Gather round the firepit to enjoy a brew or toast a s’more. [Full Schedule]


Saturday, Oct 17  Begin the day with a 15-mile guided Group Bike Ride, then stay for a free Bike Maintenance Clinic. Olympic Gold Medalist Bart Conner will be on hand for the showing of “Rad,” the 1986 BMX movie that has recently enjoyed an uptick in popularity. [Full Schedule]


Saturday, Oct 24  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.

You’ll also learn about all the outdoor opportunities available to you at Martin Nature Park and can see how the YMCA Outdoor Club is ensuring youth get access to outdoor recreation. [Full Schedule]