2018 Independence Day Fun Guide
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Celebrate our Independence with Family Fun!
MetroFamily's Guide to Independence Day Fun includes a list of fireworks displays, festivals, parades and other family-friendly celebrations taking place across the Oklahoma City metro and beyond. So, put on your red, white and blue, light some sparklers, and get ready to "Ooh!" and "Ahh!" as you enjoy some patriotic fun with your family this 4th of July!
Be safe and have fun!
[Editor's Note: This is a working list last updated July 2, 2018, so please check back often for new events and activities. Know of an event that should be included? Email us with information!]
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FREE Blue Star Museums provides FREE admission for active military members and their families to more than 2000 participating museums across the country from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Available to military ID holder and immediate family members. See website for details and full list of participating locations.
June 28-30 July 1 & 4
LibertyFest in Edmond is a week-long celebration featuring 10 family-oriented events, including a concert, road rally, kite fest, rodeo, car show, food fest, pageant, parade and fireworks. See website for schedule.
FREE 4th of July Festival at Magnolia Park in Seminole is a day of family fun including food, games, inflatables, entertainment and fireworks. 5 p.m.
FREE Red, White & Boom! Independence Day Concert at State Fair Park (3001 General Pershing Blvd) features a FREE concert followed by a spectacular fireworks display. Bring lawn chairs to enjoy the show. Entry & parking are FREE. Concert begins at 8:30 p.m.; fireworks, 10 p.m.
July 3 & 4
FREE Freedom Fest at Chisholm Trail Park (500 W Vandament, Yukon) & Yukon City Park (2200 S Holly, Yukon) is a two-day festival honoring veterans while celebrating with the community featuring live music, children’s decorated bike contest, car show, triathlon, swimming, hot dog eating contest, free watermelon and ice cream, fireworks and more.
FREE Cajun Festival at the Grove Civic Center in Grove features Cajun music, food, dancing, arts & craft vendors and more. 10 a.m.
FREE Old-Fashioned Independence Day Celebration at Red Bud Park (Main St, Marlow) features a parade and all-day festival with fireworks. 9 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
FREE Bethany Freedom Festival at Eldon Lyon Park (7400 NW 36th, Bethany) celebrates our nation's independence with a parade, live music, pop-up shops and fireworks. 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
FREE Celebration in the Heartland 4th of July Festival at Buck Thomas Park (1903 NE 12, Moore) features live entertainment, vendors, food, inflatables, children's activities, music, car show and more. Fireworks at dusk. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
FREE Stillwater's Boomer Blast at Boomer Lake Park (Washington & Lakeview, Stillwater) features a family fishing tournament, FREE inflatables, food trucks and a fireworks show. 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.; fireworks, 9:35 p.m.
FREE Norman Day Celebration at Reaves Park (2501 Jenkins Ave, Norman) in Norman includes fun activities like a doggie parade, inflatables, food vendors, live music, fireworks and more. Activities start at noon. Fireworks around 9:45 p.m.
FREE Choctaw Independence Day Celebration (Gilbert & First, Choctaw) features food, a beer garden, music, water slides, carnival games and a cornhole tournament. Noon - 4 p.m.
FREE OKC 4th Fest in the Boathouse District (725 S Lincoln Blvd) features a local DJ, lawn games, food trucks and more, as well as the RIVERSPORT Adventure activities. Free to attend, participation prices vary. 4 – 9 p.m.
FREE 4th of July Celebration & World Champion Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest at Wacker Park in Pauls Valley features food, live entertainment, watermelon seed spitting contest and fireworks. 6 p.m.
FREE Piedmont Freedom Festival on Piedmont Road (713 N Piedmont Rd, Piedmont) features inflatables, face painting, exotic & farm animals, FREE watermelon, food vendors, a parade and fireworks show. Activities begin at 5 p.m.; parade, 7 p.m.; fireworks at dusk.
FREE Folds of Honor FreedomFest at Tulsa River Parks (1875 S Boulder Ave & 2100 S Jackson Ave, Tulsa) features live music, inflatables, a bicycle parade, family picnics and fireworks along the Arkansas River. Activities, 5 p.m.; fireworks, 10 p.m.
FREE 4th of July Stars & Stripes Funfest Celebration at the Expo Event Center (4500 US-270, McAlester) features live entertainment, games, fireworks and more. 5:30-10 p.m. Fireworks at dusk.
FREE Tribute to Liberty at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park (8700 E Reno Ave, Midwest City) features musical concerts, food trucks and a fireworks display. Activities, 6 p.m.; fireworks, 9:45 p.m.
FREE Artesian Hotel 4th of July Celebration (Muskogee St, Sulphur) features family friendly entertainment, live music, food vendors, local retailers, fireworks and more. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets as seating will not be provided. 6 - 10 p.m.; fireworks, 9:20 p.m.
FREE Duck Creek Fireworks (32894 S 4507 Rd, Afton) features a large fireworks display synchronized to patriotic music and a vintage aircraft display and fly-over. 6 - 11 p.m.
July 6 & 7
Blackberry Festival at the McLoud High School Athletic Complex (12780 W Seikel, McLoud) features all kinds of blackberry themed items from fresh blackberries to blackberry cobbler, sodas, and teas, live music, a parade, food and fireworks. After the Parade, kids can enjoy a carnival and games. Free to attend. Friday, 5 – 11 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. – 11 p.m. Fireworks: Saturday, 10 p.m.
FREE Saturday for Kids at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St). Celebrate Independence Day at the Museum’s turn-of-the-century frontier town. With music, dancing, children’s activities, a cake walk, and more, there is certain to be something for guests of all ages. 10 a.m. – noon.
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