The Perfect Fourth of July in Oklahoma!
There’s no shortage of patriotism in Oklahoma, and practically every community has their own extravagant Fourth of July celebration. From festivals with live music, to firework shows over Grand Lake, to the best parades around, the Sooner State knows how to celebrate. Get ready to enjoy the perfect Fourth of July in Oklahoma!
The festivities kick off at 6 p.m. with live entertainment. At 8:30 p.m., Dr. Irv Wagner's Concert Band will begin a patriotic concert honoring enlisted men and women and veterans. The fireworks display starts about 9:45 p.m. Food trucks will also be available!
CNN and USA Today selected LibertyFest as one of the top 10 places to be in America on July 4. Oklahoma’s largest hometown parade kicks off at 9:00 a.m. on July 4 and the party goes on all day, culminating in the largest fireworks display in the OKC metro area. There will be lots of entertainment all day long, and the best bet is to check the website for times and locations of all events.
Tulsa’s largest celebration is on the River Parks. The festival has children’s activities at Veterans Park complete with inflatables and games. Vendors will be on hand to provide food and beverages. When you’re watching the fireworks display, make sure to tune the radio to 102.3 FM to listen to an accompanying musical score that goes with the lights.
Historic Pawnee is a great place to enjoy an old-fashioned Fourth of July. Games on the square kicks off at 8 a.m. with turtle races, tug-of-war, sack races and more. The parade will wind through the downtown area around noon. The day concludes with fireworks at dusk at Pawnee Lake.
This fireworks show is the longest running tradition on Grand Lake, started sometime after the end of World War II. During the day, you can enjoy live music, food, vendors and swimming before the boat parade begins. The Oklahoma Air National Guard opens the show with a flyby of War Birds at 7:00 p.m. The event is held on July 3!
The fireworks show starts at dark, but the party begins at 5:30 p.m. at Boomer Lake Park. Food trucks, inflatables and activities for the whole family will be all across the park. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets to relax and watch the fireworks.
Freedom Fest begins on July 3 and continues all day on July 4. The OKC Philharmonic will be on hand, there’ll be a car show, parade, entertainers and free watermelon. A fireworks display starts at 10 p.m. each night. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy the fun.
This year’s event is being held on July 1, starting at 9:00 a.m. The festival is free to the public, and vendors are still submitting applications for booths. There will be free entertainment throughout the day, along with children’s activities and fun. At the end of the day, you can enjoy a fireworks celebration.
Although Oklahoma City will be hosting many Fourth of July events around the metro, Bricktown is probably one of the best sites in area. Live music starts at 7 p.m. and the fireworks display at about 9:30 p.m.
The opening ceremony of the celebration is at the gazebo at 9:30 a.m. The city hosts Fourth of July races, tournaments, a balloon toss and $1 swimming from noon until 4 p.m. There’ll be a parade in the morning, giveaways and a spectacular fireworks display at dusk.