Your Guide to the 4th of July in OKC

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The Fourth of July is upon us and with it comes a plethora of festivals, fireworks and family fun!  Check out these awesome options for celebrating America’s Independence Day.

Festivals

No matter which side of town you call home, you don’t have to go far to find some 4th of July fun.To the north, Edmond hosts Libertyfest, this week of events (June 25-July 4) includes a car show and parade as well as one of the largest firework displays in the metro area.  If you are looking to be more involved in the festivities, check out the cardboard boat regatta or kitefest.  This nationally recognized event is sure to amp up your holiday celebration with a variety of activities for the entire family.

If you would rather head south, be sure to drop by A Celebration in the Heartland on July 4th.  Held at Buck Thomas Park in Moore, this all day event also features a car show as well as a sand volleyball tournament.  For the little ones in your family, enjoy the children’s tent, inflatables and Happy Train.  Musical entertainment begins the evening which concludes with a large fireworks display.  And Newcastle has festivities in Veteran’s park on July 3rd.  Head to the park to for fun with a dunk tank, games, food & more!

In the heart of the metro you will find the Stars and Stripes River Festival.  Rowing and

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dragon boating on the water is only enhanced by great food and entertainment onshore. There is also a Kayak race and 5K run.  One of the best parts is it’s held the weekend before the holiday (June 27) ensuring you don’t have to choose! You can also venture west for Freedom Fest in Yukon or Freedom Festival in Bethany.

Fireworks

Most of the events above conclude with a fireworks display, but there are a few others worth
mentioning.

On July 3rd, city dwellers can check out Red White and Boom, a free concert and fireworks display by the OKC Philharmonic held at State Fair Park.  The music starts at 8:30pm with the fireworks show around 10:00pm. Fun starts at 6:00pm on July 4 in Midwest City for Tribute to Liberty. Enjoy live entertainment, food vendors and kids fun until the sky lights up at 9:45pm.

Family Fun

If you’re looking for a way to celebrate minus the crowds found at a festival or fireworks show,  you can always beat the heat at one of the metro area spray grounds or community pools.  The long weekend is also a great time to gather the family and explore the zoo or head indoors for a day at the Science Museum.

Whichever path you choose this holiday,  be sure to pack your sunscreen and don’t forget the ice cream!

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