Children’s Garden CLOSED For Festival Setup

Children’s Garden CLOSED For Festival Setup

June 7, 2021 all-day

The Children’s Garden Festival is closed June 7-10 for setup of the annual Children’s Garden Festival, June 11-20. See more below.

Join us in the Children’s Garden for 10 days of activities, crafts and creative displays inspired by a selection of books featuring tiny people and magical creatures.

Enchanting vignettes will be created by local artists to bring these books to life. The 2021 theme, Tiny Gardens and Enchanted Woods, highlights a variety of books that will appeal to a wide range of ages.

Selected titles include Thumbelina, Hilda and the Hidden People, The Borrowers, Backyard Fairies, Unicorns Are The Worst, A Natural History of Fairies and more.


  • E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation
  • Tinker Federal Credit Union
  • Devon Energy Corp.
  • Geico OKC-South
  • Burnett Equity
  • Goldfish Swim School
  • Bank of Oklahoma
  • Gray, Blodgett & Company
  • Red Earth Landscaping
  • IPGI Screen Printing, Embroidery, Promotional Products


Storytime on the Children’s Garden Porch

  • Daily, 11am
  • Children’s Garden Porch

Each day during the Festival we’ll have story time featuring books Unicorns are the Worst, Hilda and the Hidden People, Thumbelina, The Borrowers, Backyard Fairies

Flower Fairy Fashion Walk-Up

  • Monday, June 14 and Wednesday, June 16, 1-2pm
  • $3 per child
  • Best for ages 5 to 10, but all are welcome

Help us create outfits that fairies and other tiny forest creatures would wear to a royal ball. We have gathered petals, leaves and other natural materials to help you build a tiny ensemble.

Tea Dragon Tea Party

  • Tuesday, June 15, 1-2pm and Thursday, June 17, 1-2pm
  • The Children’s Garden Porch
  • M $10; NM $12
  • Best for ages 6 to 10
  • Pre-registration is required by Friday, June 11
    June 15
    June 17

Visit our Tea Dragon raised bed in the Children’s Garden during the Bringing Books to Life – Children’s Garden Festival and discover the tasty world of tea and the magical world of dragons. We’ll learn about all the different types of tea and how they grow, then we’ll read a few books and end with a tea party. Tasty tea and snacks included.

Sensory Night at Children’s Garden Festival

  • Presented by Bank of Oklahoma
  • Sponsored by Goldfish Swim School
  • Friday, June 18, 6-7:30pm
  • M $10; NM $12
  • Register here

Geared for families with children with special needs, this pre-registered event provides a more controlled Children’s Garden Festival (or Bringing Books to Life Festival) experience with no lou