This is a great week! Independence Day is Sunday and that means there are a lot of related activities you won’t want to miss. But, don’t forget about other great events happening around the metro area, including…
The Kevin Durant Basketball Camp is this Wednesday through Friday at Heritage Hall. Sign your little baller up now! Also, don’t miss the Oklahoma City Summer Classic Dog Show this Thursday through Sunday at the Cox Convention Center. The 7th Annual show will bring in top dogs from all across the country to compete for Best in Show.
There’s a lot of great country music this week including fellow Oklahoman Blake Shelton at Firelake Grand Casino this Friday night, The Randy Rogers Band or Josh Gracin both at Riverwind Casino and the Charlie Daniels Band this Saturday at Frontier City.
The Greater Oklahoma Bluegrass Music Society Gospel Concert and Jam is this Saturday at the Oklahoma Country Western Museum Hall of Fame and go see Reefer Madness this Thursday through Saturday at the Carpenter Theater.
Now…for the really good stuff. I put together a list of some of the best Independence Day Celebrations around the metro area. Did I leave one off? Let me know in the comments and I’ll add it:
Edmond, UCO Campus
This celebration has been named by CNN as one of the top 10 places to be in America on July 4th! LibertyFest has 11 events including: Car Show, KiteFest, Rodeo, Road Rally, A Taste of Edmond, Concert in the Park, Parade and much more. Finally, grab a blanket and head out to the UCO campus on Sunday for the spectacular fireworks display, which blasts off around 10 p.m.
The Bethany Centennial Freedom Festival
Bethany, SNU Campus
Event happening include: Freedom Run, Parade (10 a.m.), Classic Car Show, Musical Entertainment, Carnival Rides and Games and Fireworks that evening.
Red, White and Boom!
Events include: Free Patriotic Pops concert and fireworks on Saturday and RedHawks Baseball Saturday & Sunday with Fireworks following.
Art in the Park: A Celebration of the Heartland
This two-day celebration features a variety of arts and crafts, entertainment, and food. The final day of the festival features additional activities and vendors, ending with spectacular fireworks.
Norman, Reaves Park
Visit the Traveling Vietnam Wall all week in Reaves Park. On Sunday, enjoy a variety of games and activities along with free watermelon, the Vietnam Veterans Recognition Ceremony and the Fireworks Spectacular.
Celebrate the 4th of July with a Free Concert and Fireworks
Fourth of July festivities will kick off at 5 p.m., free Josh Gracin concert at 7:30 and a spectacular fireworks show at 9 p.m.
July 4th Celebration
Firelake Grand Casino
Live music begins at 8pm followed by our Fireworks Spectacular at 10pm.
There are a lot of other activities, too. Search “Independence Day” or “4th of July” at wimgo.com for all of the great events around OKC!
How will you celebrate the 4th?
-Wendy with wimgo