If you love the 4th of July as much as I do, then you’re probably ready to make some plans. Here is a list of events, celebrations, firework displays and a lot of other fun stuff happening around Oklahoma in celebration of America’s 235th Birthday!
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4th of July Celebration
7/4/2011, 9:30 p.m.
Come out to this 4th of July Celebration in Altus and bring the family for a one-of-a-kind fireworks display.
Honor America Day
7/4/2011, 2 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Anadarko, OK (Randlett Park)
Celebrate the 4th of July in Anadarko and enjoy old-fashioned events, live music and a car show at Honor America Day. Take a spin through the festival’s popular custom car and truck show, browse through rows of classic and vintage cars and then make your way to one of the many concession booths at Honor America Day for traditional fair food, sweet treats and icy cold drinks. As an added bonus, live bands will be performing for crowds of festival-goers throughout the festival.
7/4/2011, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Ardmore, OK (Lake Murray State Park)
Come and enjoy this Independence Day celebration at Lake Murray State Park. Visitors will enjoy music, food booths and spectacular fireworks reflecting off the water of beautiful Lake Murray. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket and enjoy the show.
Bethany Freedom Festival
7/4/2011, All Day
Bethany, OK (Eldon Lyon Park)
This event has one of the largest fireworks displays in the greater Oklahoma City area, live music from the Chris Henson Band, and a lively patriotic parade. The Bethany Freedom Parade begins at 10 a.m. and once the Parade has ended, the Bethany Freedom Festival will commence and includes a carnival, pony rides, inflatables, shopping, festival food, a car show and live music from the Chris Henson Band. Finally, the fireworks show, the pride of the community on the Fourth of July, will provide lasting memories for people of all ages.
The Bethany Freedom Carnival tickets can be purchased at the entrance of the carnival and cost $1. Most rides require more than one ticket. Wristbands can be purchased for $15 from Thursday through Sunday and $20 on Monday, July 4. The wristbands last all day.
Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration
7/4/2011, 11 a.m.
Blackwell, OK (Memorial Park & Blackwell Fairgrounds)
This old-fashioned Independence Day celebration in Blackwell features a parade, family activities in the park, fireworks at dusk, games, music and concessions. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy an afternoon filled with turtle races, a sack race, three-legged race, wheelbarrow race and a free public swim at Memorial Pool. Show up at 11am for the downtown parade or enter to win the decorated bicycle and wagon contest.
Fourth of July Blowout
7/1/2011 – 7/4/2011
Braggs, OK (Greenleaf State Park)
Celebrate this Independence Day with a trip to Greenleaf State Park, located along the shores of Greenleaf Lake. This Fourth of July Blowout features a wide array of activities perfect for the whole family. Celebrate the summer holiday with canoe races, boat rides, a campfire program for kids and more.
Kiowa Gourd Clan Celebration
7/2/2011 – 7/4/2011, 6 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Carnegie, OK (Carnegie City Park)
Come out and experience American Indian dancing by the Kiowa Gourd Clan at the annual Kiowa Gourd Clan Celebration in Carnegie. This event will feature the tribe’s Sun Dance, held in the middle of summer during the longest and hottest days of the year. Celebrate the beauty of summer with the colorful ceremony and traditional pageantry of this event, held during Fourth of July weekend. Visitors to Carnegie’s Kiowa Gourd Clan Celebration will enjoy gourd dancing, stunning shawls and drumming exhibitions. Honor the traditions, ceremonial dances, songs and history of the Kiowa tribe this July.
Family Fourth of July
7/4/2011, 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Cherokee, OK (City Park & Football Field)
Bring the entire family to Cherokee’s Family Fourth of July celebration and enjoy a full day of fun that starts with horseshoe tournaments, sack races, carp catch for the kids and a hamburger fry. This patriotic event will also feature free family swimming in the afternoon and more fun and games at night. Stick around for an evening fireworks display.
Coalgate Independence Day Celebration
7/4/2011, 11 a.m.
Celebrate the 4th of July with the citizens of Coalgate at the city’s Independence Day Celebration. This small town celebration includes a parade throughout the streets of downtown and free refreshments. Head over to the city park for delicious barbecue sandwiches. Challenge other festival-goers to a game of bingo or simply enjoy live music on the main stage all afternoon long. Stick around for the Independence Day Celebration’s grand finale: a breathtaking fireworks display at dark.
Fireworks After Dark
7/4/2011, 9 p.m.
Cresent, OK (Don’s Drug Store)
Join Crescent for one of the states oldest July 4th celebrations which includes a Taco Eating Contest, Turtle Race, live music and fireworks.
Grand Lake Fireworks
7/4/2011, 9 p.m.
Disney, OK (Grand Lake)
Come to the Grand River Dam to see the sights, take a tour of the dam, swim, camp and enjoy the lake by boat. At dusk, make your way to Cherokee State Park and enjoy this free fireworks show on the lake. The event will take place between the two spillways on the water from Hwy 28 on Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees. The Grand River Dam parking lot at Langley will also be open for people to park and enjoy the show.
Summer Oil Patch Festival
7/4/2011, 11 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Drumright, OK (Sellers Ranch)
Drumright, Oklahoma, to Host July 4 “Summer Oil Patch Festival” with Day-Long Concert Co-Starring Ricochet and Shawna Russell, Children’s Fair and Huge Fireworks Display
Free-to-the-Public Family Event Sponsored by Keystone Gas Corporation, Pacer Energy Marketing and Budweiser to Include Special Musical Guests Bo Phillips, LiveWire and Flat River Band
6/25/2011 – 7/4/2011
LibertyFest in Edmond, Oklahoma was selected as one of the top 10 places to be in America on July 4th by CNN & USA Today. It is a week long celebration of the birthday of this great nation & the heritage of our fine state.
LibertyFest Car Show
6/25/2011, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
LibertyFest Kite Fest
6/25/2011, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
6/25/2011 – 6/26/2011, 8 p.m.
LibertyFest Road Rally
6/26/2011, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
LibertyFest UCO Summer Band
6/27/2011, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
LibertyFest Concert in the Park
6/30/2011, 7 p.m.
7/1/2011, 10 a.m.
7/4/2011, 9 a.m.
LibertyFest ParkFest and Fireworks
7/4/2011, 6:30 p.m.
4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
7/3/2011, 9:30 p.m.
Eufaula, OK (Eufaula Lake)
Relax and enjoy this spectacular fireworks display from the shores of beautiful Lake Eufaula. Known as the largest fireworks display on Lake Eufaula, the fireworks can be viewed by shore or from your boat.
Fourth at the Fort
7/4/2011, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Fort Gibson, OK
Fort Gibson Independence Day observance features living history presenters and a reading of the Declaration of Independence as it would have been done at an early frontier garrison. There will be a reception for the public after the reading.
7/4/2011, 9: 30 p.m.
Lake Tenkiller (Gore, OK)
Bring the family out and enjoy this annual fireworks show over beautiful Lake Tenkiller. Fireworks can be viewed from the water, Tenkiller State Park or the Corp of Engineers Campgrounds. Held for over 25 years, the Fireworks Extravaganza in Gore also features a boat parade of over 1,000 boats.
Arts, Crafts, Music and Cajun Festival
7/2/2011, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Visitors to the annual Arts, Crafts, Music & Cajun Festival don’t have to travel deep into the heart of Cajun country to find good food, good times and good music. Spend an afternoon in Grove and enjoy authentic Cajun music, Cajun food and a wealth of entertainers. Shop for beautiful hand-crafted jewelry or American Indian art amongst the numerous arts and crafts vendors that will be set up at this event. Feast on chicken and sausage jambalaya, or enjoy traditional festival fare such as hamburgers and hot dogs.
Grove Quilt Show
7/2/2011 – 7/4/2011, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Grove, OK (Grove Community Center)
The biennial Grove Quilt Show, hosted by the Grand Lake O’ The Cherokees Quilt Guild, is a judged quilt show held in conjunction with 4th of July activities around beautiful Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees. Visitors to this much-anticipated quilt show will enjoy over 100 quilts on display, a variety of craft vendors, door prizes, a raffle and live quilt auction. Spend the afternoon browsing through the stunning quilt displays at this year’s Grove Quilt Show and stick around for festive fireworks on the lake.
Hartshorne Round-Up Club Rodeo
6/30/2011 – 7/2/2011, 5 p.m.
This open rodeo features area contestants and is held around the 4th of July. This annual event is family-oriented, so bring the kids to the Hartshorne Round-Up Club Rodeo for fun, good food and a wide variety of traditional rodeo events. This rodeo will feature such events as a children’s calf scramble, double mugging and bronc riding. The Hartshorne Round-Up Club Rodeo is part of the Ward Rodeo Stampede Series. Come see a patriotic rodeo parade and stick around to see which lucky contestant is crowned Rodeo Queen.
Independence Day Celebration
7/2/2011, 9 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Henryetta, OK (Nichols Park)
Make your way to Henryetta’s annual Independence Day Celebration in the city’s beautiful and historic Nichols Park. This event celebrates the 4th of July with a fireworks display, games, a youth fishing tournament, car show and live music. This event is free to the public.
7/2/2011, All Day
Hop on over to Jay for the city’s annual Huckleberry Festival and celebrate the wild huckleberries that thrive in the area. The unique berry, more intense in flavor than the common blueberry, has spawned this festival that draws visitors from around the state and beyond. Browse through exhibit halls filled to the brim with arts and crafts, a quilt show, homemade goods and various vendors. Sign up for the annual Huckleberry 5K run or take it easy and meander through classic cars and street rods in the festival’s car show.
Take an exhilarating spin on a carnival ride or show up early Saturday morning for the Huckleberry Festival’s parade, which typically begins promptly at 10am. Events will be held citywide, so pick up a snow cone or a refreshing glass of huckleberry lemonade and wander through downtown Jay to make sure you see it all. Area bakers will submit their best pies for the huckleberry pie contest, while a wide variety of luscious pies will be put on the auction block for the festival’s popular pie auction.
Jay Fireworks Display
7/4/2011, 9:30 p.m.
Jay, OK (J.B. Earp Stadium)
Bring the family to Jay, the self-proclaimed Huckleberry Capital of the World, and come celebrate the 4th of July by watching a spectacular fireworks display at the city’s J.B. Earp Stadium.
Duck Creek Fireworks
7/3/2011, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Ketchum, OK (Duck Creek on Grand Lake)
Attracting tens of thousands of visitors each year, the Duck Creek Fireworks celebration is a true fireworks spectacular. Join spectators from across the state and region as they line the shores of Grand Lake awaiting the show. Enjoy music, dancing, great food, commercial vendors and the time-honored spectacle of boats parading up and down the creek. Keep an eye out for the highly anticipated War Bird flyover, a loving tribute to the men and women serving overseas and an event that grows each year in the number of vintage aircraft deployed. Visitors to Duck Creek Fireworks will have the opportunity to view the airplanes up close and meet the pilots at nearby Ketchum Airport at 4pm. Secure a seat along the shore and watch the planes fly overhead as they make their pass over the creek at 7pm. The fireworks, which will begin promptly as soon as the sun sets, will be synchronized to patriotic music. Make your way to Ketchum and enjoy an Independence Day celebration the whole family will love.
Free Patriot Quilt Show at Kingfisher’s Stars & Stripes Celebration
7/4/2011, 12 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Kingfisher, OK (Kingfisher Park)
The Kingfisher Chamber of Commerce proudly features the God Bless America Touring Quilts in its Stars and Stripes Celebration following the 10:00 am downtown parade at the Kingfisher Park in the Girl Scout House. Quilt artists and author Judy Howard will share the heart-warming stories behind the quilts and autograph books and exhibit 100 patriotic quilts in this free air conditioned show.
Other festivities include: Inflatables, Carriage Rides, Food Vendors, 40′ Artists’ Tent, Little Mr & Miss Contest at 12:30, Train Ride 11-2, Fire Truck Rides at noon, Dunk Tank, Free Swim noon-4, Races 4, Concert 7:30, Fireworks when dark.
Independence Day Celebration
7/4/2011, 9:15 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Marlow, OK (Redbud Park)
The 2011 Independence Day Celebration will be kicked off with a parade at 9:15 a.m. Huge crowds gather each year to watch floats, horses, antique autos, antique tractors, Shriner’s Clowns, and every entry in between. All groups who would like to participate with their organizations are encouraged to be in the parade, and individual entries are welcome also.
The Parade leads to a full day of fun for the entire family in Redbud Park. The celebration offers arts and crafts, game booths, rides, and foods of all kinds. Crowds gather in the park all day and all evening for great entertainment. At 10:00 p.m., as the grand finale of the evening, one of the largest fireworks displays in southern Oklahoma is enjoyed by the crowd in Redbud Park, as well as from the backyards and cars of thousands.
Stars and Stripes Funfest
7/4/2011, 5 p.m.
McAlester, OK (Southeast Expo Center)
Come to McAlester’s Stars & Stripes Funfest to enjoy live entertainment, inflatable rides and games and the grand finale, a spectacular fireworks display at dusk.
7/1/2011, 5 p.m. – 12 a.m.
McLoud, OK (Veterans Park)
McLoud’s annual Blackberry Festival is an old-fashioned festival that is one of the longest-running July 4th festivals in the state. Activities at this festival include a carnival, car show, poker run, tractor show, fireworks, children’s games, live music and much more. Browse through a variety of vendor booths, as well as a wide selection of handmade arts and crafts. Plenty of food vendors will also be set up to satisfy the hunger of festival-goers.
The Blackberry Festival will also feature a wide array of activities for children. Inflatables will be set up and a softball tournament will be held. Secure a spot on the sidelines for the festival’s parade on Saturday morning, and stick around to see which lucky lady is crowned as queen in the annual Blackberry Pageant.
4th of July Fireworks Celebration
7/4/2011, 4:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Miami, OK (Riverview Park)
This fireworks extravaganza in Miami attracts spectators to Riverview Park for family fun, children’s games, food, live entertainment and spectacular fireworks.
4th of July Celebration
7/4/2011, 6 p.m.
Midwest City, OK (Joe B. Barnes Regional Park)
Musical entertainment will begin at 6:00 p.m., followed by a fireworks display, beginning at approximately 10:00 p.m.
No concessions will be provided, so residents are encouraged to bring picnic dinners to enjoy during the evening. No alcohol is allowed in the park.
Art in the Park: A Celebration in the Heartland
7/3/2011 – 7/4/2011, 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Moore, OK (Buck Thomas Memorial Park)
This 2-day event features a variety of craft vendors, musical entertainment, food vendors, carnival rides, Happy Train, Guitar Hero/ Wii/ Karaoke; Giant Sand Pit, Children’s Tent, with Stroytelling, and Performances for the kids. Open Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show Sunday July 3rd from 3pm-9pm.
Sunday July 3rd will feature the band Bad Monkey from 7pm- 10; Monday the 4th will feature Johnny Lee from 7pm until the fireworks begins. The festival will end with a spectacular fireworks display at dark on July 4th.
36th Annual Norman Day Celebration
7/4/2011, 4 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Norman, OK (Reaves Park)
Norman’s celebration of Independence Day begins at 4 p.m. with activities including moon bounces, pony rides and free watermelon.
Entertainment begins at 5 p.m. with the band Full Circle. At 7 p.m. the band Mama Sweet takes stage and plays ’til the fireworks at 9:45 p.m.
Randy Rogers with Wade Bowen
7/3/2011, 7 p.m.
Norman, OK (Riverwind Casino)
Admission: Premium $10, VIP $15 Platinum- $20
Red dirt scene favorites Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen will be celebrating Independence Day weekend at Riverwind Casino with an acoustic show on July 3 in the Showplace Theatre. Then, enjoy fireworks after the show in the west parking lot.
Independence Day Wild Turkey Fest
7/4/2011, 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Nowata, OK (Jack Gordon Park)
The Independence Day Wild Turkey Fest is a family fun event that features a wild turkey drop, turtle races, food, a watermelon feed, silent auction, games, entertainment and more. Make sure to stick around for the live music show, ending with a fireworks display at dusk. Bring your lawn chairs and prepare to celebrate the 4th of July in Nowata. Purchase a hamburger, hot dog or a cup of homemade ice cream and secure your spot for one of the best fireworks shows around.
Crystal Bridge to Offer Free Admission
7/4/2011 , 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Oklahoma City, OK (Myriad Botanical Gardens)
The Myriad Botanical Gardens’ Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory will offer FREE admission to all guests on Monday, July 4 in celebration of Independence Day.
OKC Redhawks vs. Iowa (Fireworks after the game)
7/4/2011, 7:05 p.m.
Oklahoma City, OK (Redhawks Ballpark)
After the July 4, 2011 game, there will be a Fireworks Show
Red, White & Boom!
7/3/2011, 8:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Oklahoma City, OK (Bricktown)
The Oklahoma City Philharmonic and Maestro Joel Levine are proud to present the fourth annual “Red, White, & Boom! Concert and Fireworks Spectacular” starring Sandi Patty.
This concert is free to the public and celebrates Independence Day with food, fireworks, music, and fun. Bring the family and the lawn chairs for an evening of music under the stars. Grammy Award-winner Sandi Patty joins Joel Levine and the Orchestra for a performance of Patriotic Pops including a vast selection of favorites including “The Start-Spangled Banner,” “Armed Forces Salute,” and “God Bless the U.S.A.”
Watermelon Seed Spittin’ World Championship
7/4/2011, 12 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Pauls Valley, OK (Wacker Park Football Stadium)
This Independence Day, Pauls Valley will celebrate with a nationally-renowned watermelon seed-spitting contest, family events and firework displays.
Come and witness participants in six age-based categories attempt to break the record of Jack Dietz of Chicago. Dietz launched a seed 66 feet 11 inches in 1989. Registration begins at 6pm in the football stadium at Waker Park. Registration and admission to the event is free, but space is limited for contestants so be sure to be on time to sign up.
Fireworks Extravaganza and 4th of July Celebration
7/4/2011, All Day
Pauls Valley, OK (Wacker Park)
Celebrate Independence Day in Pauls Valley with games, food, a watermelon seed spitting contest and a must-see fireworks display at dusk. Get together with family and friends to enjoy a wealth of July 4th festivities, and make sure to bring the kids for inflatables set up on Main Street in downtown Pauls Valley. Visitors to this Independence Day celebration will also enjoy live music, a talent show and a spectacular fireworks show at dusk. Grab a hamburger or hot dog and secure a prime seat for the fireworks, accompanied by patriotic music and typically lasting a full 45 minutes.
Freedom Celebration Parade
7/4/2011, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Bring the family to Pawhuska this Independence Day for the city’s festive Freedom Celebration Parade. This patriotic, non-motorized parade is perfect for kids, families, veterans and even pets. Starting from the downtown area, parade participants will march through Pawhuska to the delight of visitors. Come to the Freedom Celebration Parade on the 4th of July and enjoy free hot dogs, balloons, flags, watermelon and plenty of prizes.
July 4th Games
7/4/2011, 8 a.m.
Pawnee, OK (Courthouse Square)
Come to Pawnee and celebrate the 4th of July with these annual games held on the lawn of the Pawnee County Courthouse. Don’t miss this year’s thundering reptilians in the annual turtle race and don’t miss organized pandemonium as eggs and boots get tossed, shoes pitched, and water balloons heaved over volleyball nets as kids dig for coins, hop around in sacks and participants tussle along a rope during tug-of-war.
Bring the little ones for tricycle races, or challenge the locals to a bubble gum blowing contest, open to all ages. The delightful chaos of Pawnee’s July 4th Games will be broken at 10am, when children are invited to help raise the American flag in honor and celebration of the nation. Turtle race registration begins around 8am, with other events to follow. Plan to stay downtown during the games and have a bite to eat at one of the area restaurants. Stick around for the annual parade at noon. A fireworks display will be held at Pawnee Lake after the festivities once the sun sets.
Freedom Fest Fireworks
7/4/2011, 9:50 p.m.
Ponca City, OK (Lake Ponca)
7/4/2011, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Bring the family and join the citizens of Poteau for an evening of fun, food and fireworks. Event includes games and activities for the whole family, live music, face painting, prizes and a huge, city-sponsored fireworks display. Enjoy music all evening beginning at 6pm, featuring local bands. Hamburgers, hot dogs, funnel cakes and cotton candy will all be available for purchase.
Bring your lawn chairs and be prepared to stay until after dark when the sky will light up with a spectacular fireworks display. Beautiful fireworks will explode above the city while patriotic music plays in the background.
FireLake Grand Fireworks Spectacular
7/4/2011, 7 p.m.
Shawnee, OK (FireLake Grand Casino)
Big July 4th celebration with live music, fireworks and prizes. The fireworks show will begin at 10 p.m.!
7/2/2011 – 7/3/2011, 10 a.m.
Stillwater, OK (Boomer Lake & Park)
In addition to the traditional fireworks show at dusk, Boomer Blast will feature wakeboard and wake-skate competitions at Boomer Lake Park. Boomer Blast is a great family-friendly event, showcasing tricks, flips and wipeouts on the lake, as well as fair food, live entertainment, inflatables for the kids and more. Inflatables typically include a tropical waterslide, inflatable jousting and a 68-ft inflatable obstacle course.
Come to Boomer Blast and register for the wakeboarding contests for some cool 4th of July fun. Participants must bring their own wakeboard. Divisions of competition include all skill levels, from 13 and under categories to amateur-professionals. Prizes will be awarded to the winners. Spectators are encouraged and are guaranteed to see some great, entertaining runs from the wakeboarders on Boomer Lake.
Boomer Blast will also feature a variety of food vendors. Come to this event and feast on traditional 4th of July fare such as cotton candy, snow cones, caramel apples, kettle corn, barbecue ribs, pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers and more. Saturday at dusk, a free outdoor movie will be presented for families on the west side of the lake. Stick around for the fireworks display.
Old Fashioned 4th of July Festival and Parade
7/2/2011, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
This Independence Day celebration features a countywide talent contest, domino tournament, patriotic decorated bed races, watermelon seed spitting contest, apple pie contest, live music and a fireworks display. Come to Tishomingo’s Old Fashioned 4th of July Festival & Parade, secure your spot along Main Street for the annual parade, and then follow festival-goers over to Pennington Park for booths filled with arts and crafts, a bubble blowing contest, perch derby in Pennington Creek, turtle races and more. Visitors to this event will also enjoy a flag salute, patriotic music, sack races and plenty of food vendors selling yummy festival food.
4th of July Fireworks Display
7/2/2011, 9 p.m.
Tishomingo, OK (Murray State College)
This traditional fireworks display, held at Murray State College in Tishomingo, will begin at dark on S. Boyd Street. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket, point your gaze skyward and enjoy a spectacular fireworks display set to patriotic music.
Boom in the Valley Fireworks Spectacular
7/1/2011, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Make your way to Talihina for the Boom in the Valley Fireworks Spectacular. Celebrate the 4th of July with a fireworks display, live entertainment, children’s activities, arts and crafts, quilt vendors and more. Bring the kids for a waterslide, enjoy live music and feast on hamburgers, Indian tacos, snow cones, cotton candy and more. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the fireworks at dusk. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed. Parking is permitted in designated areas only.
Tulsa Drillers vs. San Antonio
7/3/2011 – 7/5/2011, 7:05 p.m.
Tulsa, OK (ONEOK Field)
Fireworks after the game on July 4
7/4/2011, 12 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Tulsa, OK (Tulsa River Parks)
Tulsa’s much-anticipated FreedomFest includes endless entertainment, a variety of activities and tasty concessions. A Tulsa tradition since 1976, FreedomFest is known for featuring one of Oklahoma’s largest free fireworks displays and live music on three entertainment locations along the Arkansas River. Join the crowds at Tulsa’s River Parks and line the banks of the Arkansas River with lawn chairs and picnic baskets and wait for the show start.
Arrive early to Tulsa FreedomFest to enjoy inflatables for the kids, face painting, beverage and food vendors, old-fashioned family picnics and a bicycle parade. Past activity epicenters include River West Festival Park, Veterans Park and Elwood’s Cafe. At nightfall, turn your gaze skyward and be amazed as hundreds of fireworks choreographed to patriotic music are launched from the 21st Street Bridge.
July 4th Fireworks Celebration
7/4/2011, 9:30 p.m.
Vian, OK (Tenkiller State Park)
Come to beautiful Tenkiller State Park, situated along the shores of Lake Tenkiller, for the park’s annual July 4th Fireworks Celebration. As soon as the sun sets, the sky will light up with a spectacular display of fireworks. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the view as the fireworks are reflected off the calm waters of the lake. This event will be hosted by the Greater Tenkiller Area Association.
4th of July Jubilee
7/4/2011, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
This 4th of July Celebration starts at 6 p.m. at the Rodeo Grounds. There will be lots of fun games for adults and kids…like turtle races, tug-o-war, stick horse races and more! We’ll have entertainment, a free hotdog feed, a kids talent show and fireworks!
Independence Day Celebration
7/4/2011, All day
Woodward, OK (Crystal Beach Park)
The Woodward Ambucs will be hosting the 4th of July Fun in the Park. Foot races, Human wheelbarrel, three legged race ending with the turtle races. Ribbons and trophies awarded. Fireworks will conclude the Independence Day Celebration.
Freedom Fest – Yukon’s Tribute to Veterans
7/3/2011, 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Yukon, OK (Chisholm Trail Park)
Patriotic celebration honoring all veterans, but highlighting a special tribute to our local Yukon veterans. Mike Black and the Stingrays will present a free rock and roll concert from 5 to 7:45 pm. Irv Wagner’s Concert Band will present a patriotic brass program beginning at 8:15 pm. A fireworks show will begin at 10 pm and conclude the evening’s activities. The fireworks show is FREE and OPEN to the public.
7/4/2011, 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Yukon, OK (Yukon City Park & Chisholm Trail Park)
Events include the Freedom Fest Car Show, a children’s parade, children’s “best decorated bicycle” contest, children’s crafts tents, family fun relays and games.
City Splash will be open for free swimming from 12 to 6 pm. The United Freestyle Stunt Team will perform BMX stunts shows at 12, 2 and 4 pm.
Events return to Chisholm Trail Park at 5 pm with the Rodeo Opry Show from 5 to 7:30 pm. Free watermelon and ice cream will be served at 6 pm on the east side of the park. A hot dog eating contest begins at 8 pm at the Rodeo Opry Stage.
The Freedom Fest 2011 Grand Finale begins at 8:30 pm as the Oklahoma City Philharmonic presents a concert.
Visit wimgo.com for all details. Have fun & Happy 4th of July!
-Wendy with Wimgo
Major thanks to Darla L. for helping to put this list together.