4th of July Around the Metro: Celebrations You Won’t Want to Miss!


I’ve lived in several different cities around the United States during my lifetime, and never before have I seen any 4th of July festivities like the ones in Oklahoma. You people really, and I mean really, know how to celebrate Independence Day. So pull out your sparklers and red, white, and blue and get ready to go all out this year – you will have a full weekend of Independence Day options around the metro!


Red Brick Nights – Ok, ok, it’s not technically classified as a 4th of July event, but Red Brick Nights deserves a mention!! Red Brick Nights is back this year, but there will only be 3 events. On June 26, head out to Guthrie for the first Red Brick Nights in nearly two years! Food trucks and shopping pop-ups begin at 5:00 pm, and music by the Byron Berline Band begins at 7:00. After the music, stay for one of the best fireworks shows around!


LibertyFest – Our very own Libertyfest has been rated one of the Top 10 places to be on the 4th of July by both CNN and USA Today! Most of your favorite LibertyFest events are back this year, but A Taste of Edmond won’t return until 2022. Check their website for a schedule of 8 different festival events, including a rodeo, parade, and fireworks show between June 24 and July 4, 2021.


Stars and Stripes River Festival – Celebrate early on June 26 at Riversport! The festival combines on-the-water fun with food trucks, racing, live music, and more! Admission is free, but parking is $10. Riversport passes are also available for purchase online for Riversport adventures, including whitewater rafting, skiing, and tubing.

Oklahoma City Dodgers – July 2 baseball game, followed by fireworks show!

Red, White and Boom – On July 3, head down to Scissortail Park for an outdoor concert by the OKC Philharmonic. Bring blankets and a picnic basket, and listen to all your favorite patriotic songs. *Please note that there will not be fireworks at Red, White and Boom in 2021.

Bricktown July 4th Festival – Bricktown’s calendar lists their annual July 4th Festival beginning at 9:00 am on July 3, but details of the celebration are not yet on their website! Keep checking back for more information!


Freedom Fest – Yukon offers a two-day 4th of July celebration, starting at 8:00 am on July 3! Events include live concerts, kids’ activities, food trucks, contests, and giant fireworks shows at 10:00 pm on both July 3 and 4!


Celebration in the Heartland – From 2:00 – 10:00 pm on July 4, come celebrate with food trucks, vendors, and a fireworks show at dark!


Norman’s 4th Fest – On July 4, celebrate at Reaves Park in Norman with volleyball, kids’ activities, and food trucks! Live music begins at 5:00 pm, and fireworks begin at dark!


Tribute to Liberty – Family event beginning at 6:00 pm on July 4, featuring live music, food trucks, and fireworks show. Event organizers suggest that families bring picnic baskets, lawn chairs, and blankets to sit on!


Piedmont Frontier Freedom Fest – Beginning at 5:00 pm, celebrate in Piedmont at Frontier Freedom Fest! Activities include food trucks, petting zoo, and carnival rides and games. Parade begins at 6:00 pm, and fireworks follow after dark!

What did we miss?? Let us know in the comments! 

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Stacy grew up in Minnesota, but spent the next several years of her life traversing the globe, temporarily setting down roots anywhere and everywhere. Stacy is extremely passionate about the world of adoption and foster care, having spent a year in Uganda adopting her oldest daughter in 2008. Stacy married her husband Jesse in 2011, and they moved to Oklahoma City to grow their family. After a brief hiatus in Minnesota, Stacy and her beloved family of five returned to Oklahoma City in June of 2017. They are thrilled to be back "home" where sweet tea flows like water and they can fully embrace saying "Y'all". Stacy obtained a Master’s degree in child psychology in 2007, but currently uses it only on her own children! A stay-at-home mama since Baby #3 was born, Stacy has stayed busy keeping her children alive and relatively entertained. She loves her little crazy crew fiercely and is enjoying returning to all of their favorite local haunts. When she’s not chasing her kiddos, Stacy is likely traveling or daydreaming about traveling. She also enjoys coffee shops, copious amounts of “cop drama” shows, and perusing pinterest for ideas that have little chance of ever getting done. But they’re good to have. Just in case.


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