July 4th Independence Day

This guide features Oklahoma July 4th Events and Fireworks. Keep in mind not all events will take place on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018. Some events take place on Saturday, Monday, or even multiple days. If you see dates for last year in the description, it means this year’s details have yet to be released. This guide is regularly updated as events for the year are announced so check back for updates. As always, it is recommended to check official sources for any last minute changes.

Oklahoma City

WHERE: Oklahoma State Fairgrounds, Oklahoma City
WHEN: Tuesday, July 3, 2018
The Oklahoma City Philharmonic presents the annual Red White & Boom concert – a free Independence Day celebration concert and fireworks display, Tuesday, July 3 with the concert starting at 8:30 pm with the fireworks starting at 10 pm.

Bring your chairs, blankets, and the whole family to the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds to enjoy “Red, White, and Boom!” with the fabulous orchestra and their new Maestro, Alexander Mickelthwate. This patriotic celebration includes favorites like “America the Beautiful,” the “Armed Forces Medley,” “The Washington Post March,” “God Bless the USA,” “Stars and Stripes Forever,” and more.

The event is FREE, family-friendly, and open to the public. Gates open at 6:00 pm. The concert begins at 8:30 with fireworks immediately following. Concessions will be available for purchase on the grounds. Outside food and drink are not encouraged.

WHERE: Boathouse District, Oklahoma City
WHEN: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Come on out and celebrate this Fourth of July along the beautiful backdrop of the Oklahoma River with OKC 4TH FEST! There is fun for the whole family, featuring a local DJ, lawn games, food trucks, and more. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets or float on the water at the rapids and enjoy the fireworks at around 9:45 pm. From the Chesapeake Boathouse, canoes and kayaks will be available to rent for use during the day and evening to watch the fireworks on the river.

The high-flying fireworks display will start at 9:45 pm and will be visible from Bricktown, the Boathouse District, and many other surrounding areas.

WHERE: Frontier City
11501 North I-35 Service Road in Oklahoma City
WHEN: July 4 and 7, 2018
Enjoy the Fantasy of Fire Fireworks Show at Frontier City with park admission or a season pass. There will be two ones: July 4 around 9:30 PM and on July 7 after the Eli Young Band concert.

Tulsa

WHERE: River West Festival Park
2100 South Jackson Avenue
WHEN: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm.
Visible for miles around, an estimated 80,000 spectators enjoy the view of the Folds of Honor FreedomFest 2018 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 into radio sponsor KRMG (740 AM & 102.3 FM) during the display to listen to the accompanying musical score. This is where Tulsa Fireworks happen! If you want to see Tulsa’s BEST fireworks show, you’ll want to join them at FreedomFest 2018. 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 pm newscast. The 2018 fireworks display will be produced by Hance Pyrotechnics and staged from the 21st Street Bridge.

For the complete schedule, visit freedomfesttulsa.com/activities/

Fireworks at OU - photo by Dennis Spielman

Norman

WHERE: Reaves Park
2501 Jenkins, Norman
WHEN: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 from 2 pm to 10:30 pm
Norman’s Fourth of July activities start at 2 pm and include pony rides, inflatables, nickel find, baby crawl and toddler trot, food vendors, and more in Reaves Park. Fireworks at Sundown (around 9:45 pm).

Bethany

WHERE: Downtown Bethany and Eldon Lyon Park
WHEN: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 from 10 am to 10 pm
Join the City of Bethany on July 4th for a Parade at 10 am (starting at NW 39th/Peniel, traveling West on Historic Route 66, then South on Rockwell to NW 36th); then Live Musical Entertainment & Food Truck Dining from 6-10 pm, and FIREWORKS after 9 pm at Eldon Lyon Park!

Edmond

WHERE: Downtown Edmond, Edmond
WHEN: Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Liberty Fest kicks off on July 4 in Downtown Edmond with a parade at 9 am, the ParkFest at Mitch Park from 4 pm to 6pm, and fireworks at 9:30 pm 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

WHERE: Between NE 10th and North Council Avenue,
Blanchard
WHEN: Monday, July 2, 2018
Gather up the gang and head to Blanchard for an early Independence Day Celebration! This festive celebration willl be 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! 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!

Grand Lake

WHERE: The Disney Spillway
WHEN: Tuesday, July 3, 2018
A fireworks show for all of Grand Lake on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at 9:30 pm. Tune your radio to 99.3 FM for a live remote broadcast. This show is donation supported, so to donate and learn more, visit the Grand Lake Fireworks site.

Jenks

WHERE: Downtown Commons Park at 2nd & A Street
WHEN: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 from 10 am to 4 pm
The Jenks Freedom Fest will be held on July 4 at the Downtown Commons Park in Jenks. Festival from 10 am to 4 pm with fireworks at dark. The Jenks Aquarium opens at 6:30 pm for half-priced admission and seating on the deck for a spectacular view of the evening’s fireworks.

Lake Eufaula

WHERE: Eufaula Soccer Fields
WHEN: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 from 5:00 pm tp 9:00 pm
Come out for a spectacular Independence Day event. Things will start going around 5 pm with food trucks, games and blow up toys to entertain the children. Pick out your spot to view the best fireworks show around on the water. You can see from land or water. There will be music throughout the day. It’s a family celebration of American Heritage

Lawton

WHERE: Elmer Thomas Park
WHEN: Saturday, June 30, 2018
Celebrate our country’s Independence with the Lawton Fort Sill community this year! This amazing festival is a project of the Freedom Festival Committee, chaired by Mr. Keith Jackson of Lawton Ward 2, and features one of the LARGEST fireworks displays in Oklahoma! There is also a car show, motorcycle show, children’s activities, live music, kids splash pad and MORE!

Admission and parking is FREE!

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 8 am on Saturday till 8 am on Sunday. The patrons of the park’s walking track are invited to stroll thru the festival grounds.

Midwest City

WHEN: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 from 6 pm to 10 pm
The event will take place in the Joe B. Barnes Regional Park, Reno Avenue and Douglas Boulavard on July 4th, beginning at 6:00 pm. 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 pm.

Moore

WHERE: Buck Thomas Park
1903 NE 12th Street, Moore
WHEN: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 from 10 am to 10 pm
The City of Moore’s A Celebration in the Heartland will feature Food Vendors, Children’s Tent, Inflatable’s, Touch a Truck, Arts and Crafts Vendors, Wineries, and 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.

Newcastle

WHERE: Veterans Memorial Park
WHEN: Saturday, June 30, 2018 from Noon to 10 pm
Make plans to attend the Newcastle 4th of July Celebration on Saturday, June 30, 2018, at Veterans Memorial Park! The entertainment begins around 6:00 pm 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.

Stillwater

WHERE: Boomer Lake Park
WHEN: Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Make plans to celebrate Independence Day this year at Chickasaw Boomer Blast Fourth of July Fireworks Show presented by the City of Stillwater.

The annual show, which is free and open to the public, is held in Boomer Lake Park at the corner of Washington Street and Lakeview Road. The 20-minute fireworks show begins at 9:35 p.m.

“We are pleased to announce some changes this year,” Special Events Coordinator Stephanie Kinder said. “This year fireworks will shoot from Lakeview bridge, and guests can watch the show from Stillwater High School Pioneer Stadium, which opens at 8 p.m.”

Boomer Lake Park will be open to pedestrians on Wednesday, July 4; however, the park will be closed to vehicular traffic starting at noon July 4.

Kinder said, “Guests may still enjoy the park. They can bring lawn chairs, play at the splash pad and watch the fireworks from inside the park.”

Parking is available at Pioneer Stadium, Cimarron Plaza and along public streets.

Also, a shuttle service to the park will be provided. Shuttles service will be available to and from the Pioneer Stadium to Boomer Lake’s south entrance on Lakeview. Shuttle rides will run from 7 to 10:45 p.m.

Event goers can walk from Pioneer Stadium or Cimarron Plaza using the Kameoka Trail.

“This change will allow us to preserve the park’s lawn and reduce the chance of canceling the event due to weather,” Kinder explained.

Shuttles are wheelchair accessible. Pioneer Stadium is also open for wheelchair access and there is additional handicap parking on the west side of the stadium.

The Stillwater Bicycle Pedestrian Ad-Hoc Committee will also offer free, secure bike parking at the corner of Lakeview and Washington near the multi-use trail.

The Stillwater Community Band will perform on the west side of Boomer Lake at the playground from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Food trucks will be at the playground area from 6 to 10 p.m.

In the event of cancellation, Chickasaw Boomer Blast will take place on Thursday, July 5. The City of Stillwater follows a contingency plan in the event of rain or other weather situations to determine whether to cancel and reschedule the event.

Sulphur

WHERE: The Artesian Hotel
1001 West 1st Street, Sulphur
WHEN: Wednesday, July 4, 2018, from 5:00 pm to 9:30
Fireworks will fill the sky in downtown Sulphur as The Artesian Hotel, Casino and Spa hosts its annual July Fourth at The Artesian, scheduled for Wednesday, July 4 beginning at 5 p.m. along Muskogee Street in Sulphur.

This year’s celebration will feature family-friendly entertainment, bounce houses, numerous food trucks and local shopping. Drive and Justin Echols will be performing live during the event and Justin Echols will perform inside the Lounge after the event. To wrap up the evening, the national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner”, will be performed at dark. Fireworks will start at approximately 9:20 p.m. and be accompanied by music along Muskogee Street.

The event is free and open to the public. Muskogee Street will be closed for the evening’s activities, but the Artesian Hotel parking garage will remain open. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets as seating will not be provided.

For more information about The Artesian’s Fourth of July celebration, visit artesianhotel.com

Yukon

WHEN: July 3 & 4, 2018
When it’s July 4th, there’s no better place to be than Yukon! The city’s Freedom Fest celebration draws thousands of people each year to a festival of fun and food, topped off with two spectacular fireworks shows that rival any in the state. Admission is FREE!

Freedom Fest actually starts the evening of Tuesday, July 3, with a tribute to veterans and continues all day on Wednesday, July 4. The annual celebration is held at Yukon City Park, 2200 South Holly, and Chisholm Trail Park, 500 West Vandament. Both parks interconnect, creating a 100-acre fun zone. Giant fireworks shows start at 10 p.m. on July 3 and 4, so bring your family, lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy!

It’s easy to find Freedom Fest! Simply take I-40 West exit 137, turn left on NW 10th Street, and right onto Holly.

Five FREE live outdoor concerts are on the Freedom Fest agenda, including the outstanding Oklahoma City Philharmonic at 8:30 p.m. on July 4.

A children’s parade and other fun activities for kids, three breathtaking BMX stunt shows, a car show, a hot dog eating contest, along with free watermelon and ice cream are just some of the fun planned!


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