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2019 Independence Day Fun Guide

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, 2019, 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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Ongoing

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 23

FREE Stars & Stripes River Festival in the Boathouse District (725 S Lincoln, OKC) features a 4th of July themed festival with racing, dragon boats, OG&E NightSprings, live music, fireworks and more. Activities begin at 10 a.m.; fireworks, at dark.

June 27-30 July 3-6

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.

June 28

FREE Bixby Freedom Celebration at the Bentley Park Sports Complex (7673 E 121st St S, Bixby) features food vendors, live music, kids’ Fun Zone and fireworks. 5:30 – 10 p.m. 

June 29

FREE Freedom Festival at Elder Thomas Park (501 NW Ferris Ave, Lawton) features live music, bounce houses, car show and more. The festivities will end with one of the largest firework displays in Oklahoma. Free to attend. 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.

FREE Davis Summerfest at Wolf Field (Davis) features live entertainment, inflatables, rides and fireworks. Gates open at 5 p.m.; fireworks, 9 p.m.

June 30

FREE Family Freedom Fest at The Bridge Church (1116 W State HWY 152, Mustang) features a community event for the whole family with food trucks, live music, bounce houses, games & more, followed by a fireworks display. 7 p.m.; fireworks, 9:30 p.m.

July 2

FREE Blanchard Independence Celebration (10th & HWY 62, Blanchard) features fireworks, food, live music and special activities for kids including carnival rides and inflatables. 6 p.m.; fireworks, 10 p.m.

July 3

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.

July 4  

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) features parade and fireworks. Parade, 10 a.m. food trucks, noon.; fireworks 9:45 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. 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Fireworks at dusk.

FREE Stillwater’s Boomer Blast at Boomer Lake Park (Washington & Lakeview, Stillwater) features a family fishing tournament, inflatables, food trucks and a fireworks show. 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; fireworks, 9:35 p.m.

FREE Norman Independence Day Celebration at Reaves Park (2501 Jenkins Ave, Norman) features inflatables, food vendors, live music, fireworks and more. Activities start at 4 p.m.; fireworks, 9:45 p.m.

FREE OKC 4th Fest in the Boathouse District (725 S Lincoln Blvd) features fun activities including a full day of whitewater rafting and adventures plus 4th Fest activities kicking off at 4 p.m. including a local DJ, lawn games, food trucks and fireworks. 11 a.m.; fireworks, 9:45 p.m.

FREE Piedmont Freedom Festival on Piedmont Road (713 N Piedmont Rd, Piedmont) features pony rides, a parade, 80s-themed games and more. Activities begin at 5 p.m.; parade, 7 p.m.; fireworks at dusk.

FREE 4th of July Stars & Stripes Funfest Celebration at the Expo Event Center (4500 US-270, McAlester) features live entertainment, games, fireworks and more. 6:30-10 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 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.

FREE Tuttle Independence Day Celebration at Schrock Park (W Main St, Tuttle) features a fireworks display. 9:25 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.

July 6

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.

FREE Red Brick Nights in Downtown Guthrie (Oklahoma & Wentz, Guthrie) features live music, pop-up shops, food trucks and fireworks. 5 – 11 p.m.

FREE Beats & Bites Festival at Riverwind Casino (1544 W State Hwy 9, Norman) features local food trucks and vendors, inflatables, live entertainment including a concert by Cody Canada & The Departed, followed by fireworks. 6 – 11 p.m.

 

 

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