Have 4th of July plans yet? Here’s a list of fun events and festivals to celebrate all over Central Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY – Families across the Sooner State will come together to celebrate Independence Day and there’s no need for the family to drive far to find an event near you.
The Freedom Festival will be held on Friday at Eldon Lyon Park. A parade begins at SNU around 10 a.m. and will end at the park . Guests can enjoy games, inflatable rides and even a classic car show. Live music will begin around 6 p.m. and one of the largest digitally mastered fireworks displays in the state will kick off at 9:55 p.m.
Yukon hosts their annual Freedom Fest July 3-4 with several activities for the whole family. Freedom Fest activities begin at 5 p.m., July 3 at Chisholm Trail Park with live outdoor concerts by The Rodeo Opry and Irv Wagner’s Concert Band. A fireworks show at 10 p.m. will pay tribute to American veterans. Festivities on July 4 kick off at 8 a.m. with the annual Cherry Bomb Triathlon and Stars & Stripes Sand Volleyball Tournament. Throughout the day enjoy a parade, car show, craft tents, inflatables, swimming at City Splash and a variety of family activities and games. Also enjoy live music and entertainment by Mike Black and the Stingrays, and the United Freestyle Stunt Team. Evening events on July 4 at Chisholm Trail Park and Gazebo include free watermelon and ice cream, live concert by Super Freak, hot dog eating contest and more. The finale on July 4 features a free concert at the Gazebo by the Oklahoma City Philharmonic at 8:30 p.m. and concludes with a fireworks show at 10 p.m.
Edmond boasts a week-long Independence Day celebration during LibertyFest from June 26-July 4 with 11 total events to excite, entertain and dazzle festival-goers. Festival events include a car show, chalk contest, concert, rodeo, parade and more. LibertyFest entertains an attendance of over 125,000 annually and is Oklahoma’s largest hometown Fourth of July parade beginning at 9 a.m. on July 4 in downtown Edmond. That night, ParkFest begins at 6:30 p.m. on the UCO campus with inflatables, games, entertainment and the metro area’s largest fireworks display at 10 p.m.
Freedom Fest at Lake El Reno will feature outdoor, all-day fun for the whole family with activities including beach volleyball, swimming, fishing, boating and live music. Beginning at 6 p.m., take part in zip line activities, inflatables for the kids and live music. The spectacular fireworks display is set to music and will begin at dusk.
A Celebration in the Heartland is an outdoor festival for the whole family to enjoy from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on July 4. This free event at Buck Thomas Park features a variety of food vendors and entertainment including inflatables, children’s tent, arts and crafts, car and bike show, wineries, sand volleyball tournament and live music. Festivitiesconclude with a fireworks display at dark.
Norman’s annual Norman Day Celebration is July 4 from 4 to 10:30 p.m. at Reave’s Park. The free event includes live bands, food booths, baby crawl, nickel find, moon bounces, pony rides and much more before fireworks begin at 9:45 p.m.
Join the Oklahoma City Philharmonic at State Fair Park on July 3 for an evening of popular and patriotic music as they perform a free concert during their annual Red, White & Boom celebration. Bring your lawn chairs for the outdoor concert on the Bandshell Stage beginning at 8:30 p.m. with conductor Joel Levine and guest starring vocalist Mike Eldred and narrator Ben Williams. A spectacular fireworks show begins at 10 p.m. Concessions will be available and gates open at 6:30 p.m.
The Bricktown 4th Fest begins at 4 p.m. on July 4 at the corner at Sheridan and Oklahoma. The fest includes live music, and of course, fireworks.Watch the magnificent fireworks display beginning at 9:30 p.m. from anywhere in Bricktown. Also catch an OKC RedHawks game that night beginning at 7:05 p.m.
Thursday, July 3 : - State Fair Park – 3001 General Pershing 9:30 p.m.
- Express Building – 9701 Boardwalk 9:30 p.m.
Friday, July 4: - Rose Creek Country Club – 17031 N May 9:00 p.m.
- Bricktown – 500 E Sheridan 9:30 p.m.
- Frontier City – 11501 N I-35 Service Road 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 5 : – Frontier City – 11501 N I-35 Service Road 9:30 p.m.
Friday, July 18: - Bricktown – 1 Mickey Mantle Drive (after the Red Hawks game)
The city of Midwest City presents Tribute to Liberty, an annual family-centered patriotic celebration, featuring musical concerts and fireworks display on Friday, July 4.
The event will take place in the Joe B. Barnes Regional Park, Reno Ave. and Douglas Blvd., beginning at 6:00 p.m. Families are encouraged to bring picnic dinner baskets, blankets and lawn chairs so to enjoy our community’s tribute to liberty. According to organizers, there will be food vendors on site, as well as children’s activities for a small fee.
At 6:00, audiences will enjoy acoustical duo, ME, who will perform country and pop music. Following this performance, Mayor Jack Fry will officially welcome attendees. Then, at 8:30, attendees will be treated to a patriotic concert by Dr. Irv Wagner’s Concert Band.
Event organizers say the 50 member concert band will perform the highest level of music composed for Symphonic Concert Bands from around the world. Likened to great symphonic bands, such as the one under the direction of John Philip Sousa, the concert band will many perform patriotic songs, such as the “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” “America,” and the “Stars and Stripes Forever.” In addition, the concert band will honor our veterans and current enlisted men and women with the playing of their respective armed forces hymns.
Fireworks will follow the concert at 9:45 p.m.
For additional information regarding the Tribute to Liberty event, please call 405.739.1293.
The Seminole Chamber of Commerce hosts the 8th annual 4th of July Festival on July 4 from 4 to 10 p.m. at Seminole Municipal Park. The festival is a day of family fun including a food tent, games, inflatables, live music and concluding with a huge fireworks display.
If you are looking for a place to shoot off your own fireworks, you may want to head to Valley Brook. City officials say visitors are welcome to celebrate the 4th of July in style in a cordoned off area near Camille and Jody.