July 4th Independence Day

This guide features Oklahoma July 4th Events and Fireworks. Keep in mind not all events will take place on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017. 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.

Oklahoma City

Monday, July 3, 2017
Oklahoma State Fairgrounds, Oklahoma City

The Oklahoma City Philharmonic presents the 11th annual Red White & Boom concert – a free Independence Day celebration concert and fireworks display, Monday, July 3 at 8:30 p.m. at State Fair Park.

Presented by the OKC Phil as its annual gift to Oklahoma City, the concert is made possible through the committed support of The Inasmuch Foundation, Dick and Glenna Tanenbaum, The Oklahoman, State Fair Park, Great Plains Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Magic 104.1 FM, the Oklahoma Arts Council, Allied Arts, and Adventure Road.

Led by Maestro Joel Levine, the family-friendly, 90 minute concert offers a variety of musical selections including Oklahoma!, All That Jazz, Riding High, Chattanooga Choo-Choo, Alexander’s Ragtime Band, a special rendition of The Trolley Song to celebrate our new light rail system, PLUS Stars and Stripes and other patriotic favorites! Performing with the Philharmonic are some of Oklahoma’s finest vocal talent including Vince Leseney, Renee Anderson and Matt Govich as well as other members of the Philharmonic Pops Chorale, directed by Vince Leseney. The concert concludes with the City’s most spectacular fireworks display. Gates open at 6:00 pm, parking is free, and entrance to the park is available through gates 5 and 6. On-site concessions will be available, and outside alcohol, glass bottles and pets are not permitted.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Boathouse District, Oklahoma City

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. Fireworks will be visible from the Boathouse District and surrounding areas.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Wheeler Ferris Wheel at 1701 S. Western Avenue, Oklahoma City

Come celebrate the 4th of July at the Wheeler Ferris Wheel in the Red, Bright and Blue Festival! They will have a few vendors from 2-9 pm, Food Trucks, The Big Friendly Beer Bus, Italian Gelato, Sno Cones and Cotton Candy, and live music by Casey and Minna from 4 to 8:30 pm!

Refuseokc will be there with some fun kid projects and there is plenty of fun to be had with lawn games or just chill in the hammocks.

Come ride the wheel, shop, eat and then be sure to bring your lawn chairs so you have a prime view of the Downtown OKC Fireworks show that starts around 9:30 pm.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Need a ride home? Hasbrook & Hasbrook is offering No DUI Free Holiday Rides for those in the Oklahoma City Metro. For details on the program, click here. Getting behind the wheel after having too much to drink is a life-threatening choice. And every year in Oklahoma, alcohol contributes to hundreds of crashes, sometimes taking the lives of unsuspecting and innocent victims. So this year, please don’t get behind the wheel after drinking. Hasbrook & Hasbrook wants to help Oklahoma City residents stay safe by providing free rides home on the biggest drinking holidays of the year.

Tulsa

Visible for miles around, an estimated 80,000 spectators will view the Folds of Honor Tulsa FreedomFest 2017 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. 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 2017 fireworks display will be produced by Hance Pyrotechnics and staged from the 21st Street Bridge.

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.

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 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 am on July 4th and includes a car show and carnival rides. Fireworks will begin around 9:30 pm.

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 9:30 pm at the University of Central Oklahoma. Watch the Fireworks and listen on KZUC 99.3 FM UCentral Radio – the fireworks are synchronized to the music on the radio!

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

Gather up the gang and head to Blanchard on Saturday, July 1st for an early Independence Day Celebration! This festive celebration will take place at 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm 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

A fireworks show for all of Grand Lake on Saturday, July 1, 2017 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

The Jenks Freedom Fest will be held on on July 4 on the Arkansas River just north of Main Street 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

Monday, July 3, 2017
Come out on Monday for a spectacular Independence Day event. Things will start going around 1 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 and Jams by DJ Timmy Ray. It’s a family celebration of American Heritage

Lawton

Saturday, July 1, 2017
Celebrate our country’s Independence Day Saturday, July 1, 2017, 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 11 am 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 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

Tuesday, July 4, 2017
The event will take place in the Joe B. Barnes Regional Park, Reno Ave. and Douglas Blvd. 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

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

Saturday, July 1, 2017
Veterans Memorial Park

Make plans to attend the Newcastle 4th of July Celebration on Saturday, July 1, 2017 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.

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 pm and Lakeview Road bridge will be closed and open for guests. The 20-minute show will start around 9:35 pm.

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

Sulphur

Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Fireworks will fill the sky in downtown Sulphur as The Artesian Hotel, Casino and Spa hosts its annual July 4th at The Artesian, scheduled for Tuesday, July 4 beginning at 6 p.m. along Muskogee Street in Sulphur.

“This year marks our third annual Fourth of July event in coordination with the City of Sulphur and the National Park Service,” said Justin Williams, interim Artesian area general manager. “It’s a pleasure for us to celebrate this wonderful holiday with our community and provide a night of family-friendly fun and entertainment to area residents and our hotel guests.”

This year’s celebration will feature family-friendly entertainment, live music, numerous food vendors and local shopping. A live DJ will be set up on Muskogee Street, playing music and entertaining guests beginning at 6 p.m. At approximately 7:30 p.m., the band Drive will headline with a variety of sounds spanning from the 60s to today’s hits, followed by a performance of “America the Beautiful” and a Patriotic Dramatic Reading at dusk. 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, Williams added.

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

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.

Day activities are held inside Yukon City Park, 2200 S. Holly Ave. while evening activities are held inside Chisholm Trail Park, 500 W. Vandament Avenue.

Freedom Fest actually starts the evening of Monday July 3, with a tribute to veterans and continues all day on Tuesday, July 4. The annual celebration is held at Yukon City Park, 2200 S. Holly, and Chisholm Trail Park, 500 W. 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.

Four FREE live outdoor concerts are on the Freedom Fest 2017 agenda, including the outstanding Oklahoma City Philharmonic at 8:30 p.m. on July 4.

The Rodeo Opry Band and Irv Wagner’s Concert Band perform at Chisholm Trail Park on July 3. The disco-funk band, Super Freak, entertains on July 4 at City Park during the day, then at Chisholm Trail Park that evening.

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

Here’s what’s happening:

Monday, July 3, events are held at Chisholm Trail Park. A live outdoor music show by the Rodeo Opry Band takes place from 5 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Free Freddy’s Frozen Custard will be served at 6 p.m. Irv Wagner’s Concert Band will follow with an 8:30 p.m. patriotic tribute to the U.S. Armed Forces. An awe-inspiring fireworks show at 10 p.m. concludes the evening, which will also pay tribute to American veterans.

The Tuesday, July 4, daytime activities are scheduled at City Park. The annual children’s Cherry Bomb Triathlon begins at 8 a.m., followed by the USA Unique Sand Art Contest at 10 a.m. at the sand volleyball court on the north side of Yukon Community Center, 2200 S Holly.

The Freedom Fest Car Show begins at 10 a.m. and continues until 3 p.m. Mike Black and the Stingrays will perform a FREE rock and roll concert at the car show from noon to 3 p.m.

The annual Children’s Parade starts at 11 a.m. Immediately following the parade, children may take their bikes to the car show area and enter the “Best Decorated Bicycle Contest” scheduled 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Bicycles should be decorated prior to entering the competition.

Children’s Craft Tents and a play area will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Timed obstacle courses are ongoing from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The best times win prizes! City Splash will be open for free swimming from noon to 4 p.m.

A special 3 p.m. awards presentation will announce winners of the Best Decorated Bike Contest. Winners of the Freedom Fest Car Show will be announced at 3 p.m.

Tuesday, July 4, evening events will be held at Chisholm Trail Park & Gazebo. A live Super Freak concert is scheduled from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Chisholm Trail Stage. Free watermelon and ice cream will be served at 7 p.m. by the City of Yukon, Yukon Mobile Meals and Yukon Friends of the Park.

Patriotic music begins at 8 p.m., as well as the annual Hot Dog Eating Contest, which is fun for both participants and observers. The Oklahoma City Philharmonic will present an outdoor patriotic concert at the Gazebo at 8:30 p.m. A sparkling fireworks show begins at 10 p.m.


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