July 4th Independence Day

Independence Day in Oklahoma Events

This guide features Oklahoma July 4th Events and Fireworks. Keep in mind not all events will take place on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017. This guide is a work-in-progress as events for 2017 have not yet been announced.

Oklahoma City

Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Oklahoma State Fairgrounds, Oklahoma City

Bring your chairs, blankets and grab the whole family to enjoy the peerless musicianship of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic playing music that celebrates our great nation. The concert conducted by Maestro Joel Levine, will include the Armed Forces Medley, God Bless the USA, and Stars and Stripes Forever, among other all American favorites. Happens on Sunday, July 3, 2016 with a free Concert at 8:30PM and Fireworks at dusk.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Bricktown, Oklahoma City

Western Enterprises, a world-renowned pyrotechnics company headquartered in Carrier, Oklahoma, began preparations in January for a fireworks show scheduled to begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Monday, July 4 in Bricktown, Oklahoma’s central entertainment district.

The fireworks are part of Bricktown 4th Fest, an annual Independence Day celebration produced by Prodigal, an Oklahoma City-based sports and entertainment company owned by Bob Funk Jr. known for the Oklahoma City Energy FC professional soccer team, and public events including the Oklahoma TenaCity cycling festival, O’City St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the Winter Shoppes at Myriad Gardens.

The party kicks-off at 7 p.m. at Centennial Fountain, near Harkins Theatres in the heart of Bricktown, with DJ Roy “Musicman” Henderson on the main stage playing family-oriented Top 40 and Country music until the fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.

The fireworks will be visible from anywhere in Bricktown and surrounding areas, and lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged. Bricktown District Manager Mallory O’Neill said she expects popular viewing areas to be Lower Bricktown surrounding the fountain, the rooftop patio at West Restaurant, 1 Mickey Mantle Dr., and the new Bricktown Beach on the 3rd Base Plaza at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

Tulsa

Folds of Honor Tulsa FreedomFest
Folds of Honor FreedomFest 2016 features live entertainment, food, beverages and Kids Zone inflatable play stations. Activities begin at 5:00 p.m. at Veterans Park located at 1875 S. Boulder Avenue and at River West Festival Park located at 2100 S. Jackson Ave. Inflatables are free and available to the public. Additional activities, food and beverage will be available from festival vendors.

Visible for miles around, an estimated 80,000 spectators will view the Folds of Honor FreedomFest 2016 presented by QuikTrip Corporation from Veterans Park, River West Festival Park and along the Arkansas River. Spectators can experience the full effect of this patriotic celebration by tuning in to radio sponsor KRMG (740 AM & 102.3 FM) during the display to listen to the accompanying musical score. For those celebrating at home, turn to KTUL Tulsa’s News Channel 8 to watch live coverage of the Fireworks Grand Finale in the opening moments of the 10 p.m. newscast.

Fireworks at OU - photo by Dennis Spielman

Norman

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 from 4 pm to 10:30 pm
Reaves Park at 2501 Jenkins, Norman

Norman’s Fourth of July activities start at 4 pm and include pony rides, inflatables, nickel find, baby crawl and toddler trot, free watermelon, food vendors, and more in Reaves Park. Fireworks at 9:45 pm.

Bethany

Freedom Festival
Freedom Festival at Eldon Lyon Park (7403 NW 36th Street in Bethany) on July 4 at NW 39th expressway between Council and Rockwell. Festival begins at 10 a.m. July 4. Fireworks at 9:55 p.m.

Edmond

Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Downtown Edmond, Edmond

Liberty Fest kicks off on July 4 in Downtown Edmond with a parade at 9 am, a festival at 6:30 pm, and fireworks at 10 p.m. at the University of Central Oklahoma.

Liberty Fest is one of the state’s largest and most renowned 4th of July celebrations. You don’t want to miss out on the days-long fest that includes such attractions as a car show, rodeo, concert in the park, a scholarship pageant, and of course, fireworks. Liberty Fest features great live entertainment and plenty of activities for the whole family.

Blanchard

Blanchard’s Independence Celebration
Gather up the gang and head to Blanchard on Friday, July 1st for an early Independence Day Celebration! This festive celebration will take place at 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m and is located near Between North Council Avenue and NE 10th Street. Free parking will be available behind Ace Hardware.

The evening will feature fun for the whole family including fireworks, food, live music, kids activities! The Kid’s Zone area will offer pony rides, games, inflatables, a petting zoo and many vendors. There will be food vendors and organizational booths set up on the premises for guests to peruse. There will also be live music played by The Oklahoma Symphonic Band in addition to Banana Seat, a 60-70’s band. The grand finale fireworks show will kick off at approximately 10:00 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets for comfortable seating while watching the sparks fly!

Elk City

Fireworks display on July 4 at Ackley Park on Pioneer Road. Fireworks begin at dark.

Grand Lake

Grand Lake Fireworks
A Fireworks Show For All of Grand Lake on Saturday Night, July 2nd at 9:30pm.

Jenks

Jenks Freedom Fest
Sooner Boomfest on July 4 on the Arkansas River just north of Main Street in Jenks. Festival from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m, fireworks at dark. The Jenks Aquarium opens at 6:30 p.m. for half-priced admission and seating on the deck for a spectacular view of the evening’s fireworks.

Lake Eufaula

Annual Fireworks Spectacular
4th of July Fireworks Spectacular at dusk on Sunday, July 3.

Lawton

Lawton/Ft. Sill’s Freedom Festival & Car Show
Celebrate our country’s Independence Day Saturday, July 2nd at the Lawton-Ft. Sill’s Freedom Festival in Lawton’s Elmer Thomas Park. The festival, with free admission and no parking fees. Festival opens at 10am and closes with the largest fireworks display in Oklahoma, choreographed to music.

The public is invited to bring lawn chairs, umbrellas/sunscreen, insect repellent, flashlights and picnic baskets. Please no pets, service animals only and no personal fireworks, alcohol or drones. For the public’s safety, a portion of the lake’s walking track/trail will be closed from 8am Saturday, July 2nd till 8am Sunday, July 3rd. The patrons of the park’s walking track are invited to stroll thru the festival grounds.

Midwest City

Tribute to Liberty
The event will take place in the Joe B. Barnes Regional Park, Reno Ave. and Douglas Blvd. on July 4th, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Families are welcome to bring picnic dinner baskets and encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy our community’s tribute to liberty. Food trucks will be available with a variety of foods for purchase during the event.

The patriotic evening will culminate with an impressive fireworks display, beginning at approximately 9:45 p.m.

Moore

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 from 10 am to 10 pm
Buck Thomas Park at 1903 NE 12th Street, Moore

The City of Moore’s A Celebration in the Heartland will feature Food Vendors, Children’s Tent, Inflatable’s; Happy Train; Children’s Sand Pit, Arts and Crafts Vendors, Wineries, and DWTA Helicopter Rides. The event will be held on July 4th from 10 am to 10 pm at Buck Thomas Park. Reminder: Dogs are not allowed in the park for this event.

The City of Moore is excited to conclude this event with a huge Fireworks Show on the 4th at dark. Radio Station to listen to the fireworks music is 89.9 FM.

Newcastle

Independence Day Celebration
Make plans to attend the Newcastle 4th of July Celebration on Saturday, July 2nd at Veterans Memorial Park! The entertainment begins around 6:00 p.m. with music, vendors booths, great food, bounce houses for the kids and fun activities the whole family will enjoy. Be sure to bring your comfy lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the fireworks display kicking off around dusk. This event is free and open to the public. Be sure to make it over to Veteran’s Park for this family-friendly 4th of July celebration.

Piedmont

Freedom Festival on July 4 at NW expressway and Highway 4 just outside of OKC. Festival begins at 5 p.m., fireworks at 10 p.m.

Stillwater

Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Residents are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit back and enjoy the free show. Parking is free and lots open at 6:30 p.m. and Lakeview Road bridge will be closed and open for guests. The 20-minute show will start around 9:35 p.m.

On the morning of July 4, the City is also hosting the 19th Annual Family Fishing Tournament at Boomer Lake’s south boat ramp (Lakeview Road and Washington Street). Registration is at 5:30 a.m. Teams may consist of up to four family members. There are both boat and non-boat categories.

Yukon

July 3 & 4, 2017
Yukon’s Freedom Fest will include activities all day for the family including a Children’s Parade, Craft Tent, Car Show, pony rides, laser tag, inflatables, and free Swim at City Splash Pool. In the evening, Yukon’s Freedom Fest continues with a Hot Dog eating contest, free watermelon and ice cream, the Super Freak Band and concludes with a performance by the OKC Philharmonic and a huge fireworks show at 10 pm.


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