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OKLAHOMA CITY– Families across the state will come together to ring in Independence Day and you won’t have to drive far to find an event near you.

Bethany– The Bethany Freedom Festival kicks off a day early on July 3 with the St. Wagner’s Carnival. Beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, visitors can participate in rides, carnival games and food. On the Fourth, residents can enjoy helicopter rides, a concert and one of the finest fireworks displays in the state.

Edmond– LibertyFest will feature the largest hometown Fourth of July parade, beginning at 9 a.m. in downtown Edmond. That night, the UCO campus will be overrun with inflatables, entertainment and games for families to enjoy while waiting for one of the biggest fireworks displays in the area, which kicks off at 10 p.m.

El Reno–  Freedom Fest will take over Lake El Reno with activities like beach volleyball, swimming, fishing and live music. Beginning at 6 p.m., families can participate in zip line events, inflatables and live music. A spectacular fireworks show will begin at dusk.

Kingfisher– The Independence Day Celebration features horseback rides, food vendors a parade and a free concert at 7 p.m. All events will be held in Downtown Park.

Midwest City– The Tribute to Liberty event will be held in Joe B. Barnes Park with live music and fireworks, beginning at 9:45 p.m.

Moore– A Celebration in the Heartland will feature inflatables, children’s tents, arts and crafts, a car and bike show, sand volleyball tournament and live music at Buck Thomas Park. Families can enjoy all the activities, beginning at 10 a.m. The festivities will conclude with a fireworks display at dark.

Norman– The Norman Day Celebration will fill Reave’s Park from 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Activities include live music, events designed for children and fireworks at dark.

Oklahoma City– State Fair Park will transform as the Red, White & Boom celebration kicks off the Fourth of July. The Oklahoma City Philharmonic will present a live concert on the Bandshell Stage beginning at 8:30 p.m. with a fireworks show at 10 p.m.

The Bricktown 4th Fest will take place at the corner of Sheridan and Oklahoma from 4 p.m. to 12 p.m. The festival includes live music and fireworks, which can be seen from almost anywhere in Bricktown.

Seminole-The 4th of July Festival will take over Seminole Municipal Park from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. It features a food tent, games, inflatables, live music and a huge fireworks display.

Shawnee– The Independence Boat Parade will begin at 5 p.m. as some of the areas most patriotic vessels take to the water for a unique parade on the Shawnee Twin Lakes.

Grand Casino Resort will host the Grand Firework Display, including food, games and live music at the FireLake Grand Events Center. Activities kick off at 7 p.m. with a fireworks show at 10 p.m.

Yukon– Freedom Fest will allow visitors to take part in two days of fun. Activities begin at 5 p.m. on July 3 at Chisholm Trail Park with live music and a fireworks show at 10 p.m.

On July 4, events begin at 8 a.m. with the Cherry Bomb Triathlon and a sand art contest. Throughout the day, visitors can partake in a car show, parade, craft tent, inflatables and games. Evening events include free watermelon and ice cream, live music and a hot dog eating contest. A fireworks finale begins at 10 p.m.