LibertyFest brings spectators from around the country

EDMOND, Okla. – A celebration of the birthday of our great nation and the heritage of Oklahoma.

Edmond’s LibertyFest is one of the largest 4th of July celebrations in the state.

It kicked off this morning, and even Governor Mary Fallin took part in the festivities.

More than 100,000 people pack out the streets of Edmond for the LibertyFest parade.  And to call these folks excited is an understatement!

For Megan Carter it’s all about the festive fashions.

“It’s just a lot of fun to dress up and show how much you love your country,” Carter said.

Cathy Williams-White is with the Edmond Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. She said the week-long celebration brings several out of towners.

“I just talked to a couple from Alabama who just spent two days at the Grand Canyon and were just coming back to spend two days in Edmond just for the fourth of July,” said Williams-White.

It’s one of the biggest Independence Day celebrations in the state and even the nation according to CNN and USA Today.

“It’s been recognized as one of the top ten places in America to be on the Fourth of July,” she said.

Williams-White is thrilled about the recognition and the money it brings to Edmond’s businesses.

“A lot of times people go to the lake for the weekend for the Fourth of July,” Williams-White said.

“For Edmond fourth of July is a very big event for us.”

A lot of people going out to eat, buying gas, and staying in hotel rooms. All of those things we enjoy when we travel. “

More than 100 volunteers participate in Edmond LibertyFest’s parade including News Channel Four’s Mike Morgan and Lucas Ross.

But at the heart of it all, it’s a day to celebrate America’s independence with fun and festivities.

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