This Fourth of July, a number of celebrations will take place in and around the metro area. All are free and offer a variety of fun activities, food and music. Those include:
Bricktown’s 4th Fest
Bricktown’s 4th Fest features live music from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4, on the Chevy Stage at the corner of Sheridan and Oklahoma. The fireworks extravaganza show begins at 9:30 p.m. Free parking will be available beginning at 7 p.m. in the Redhawks parking lot east of the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
Celebration in the Heartland
1903 NE 12th St., Moore
Moore’s free festival is from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 4 at Buck Thomas Park, with a fireworks show beginning at dark. Food vendors, a children’s tent and inflatables will all be featured, with live music performances from 2 to 7 p.m. in the south pavilion.
Eldon Lyon Park
7400 Block on NW 36th St., Bethany
Freedom Festival kicks off with a parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 4, and features food vendors, carnival rides and games, a petting zoo and a concert that starts at 6 p.m. A digitally mastered fireworks display starts at 9:55 p.m.
Chisholm Trail Park
500 W Vandament, Yukon
Freedom Fest kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday, July 3, with live music and free ice cream. A fireworks show starts at 10 p.m. The festival starts at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 4, with the Cherry Bomb Triathlon.
Events continue throughout the day, featuring a hot dog-eating contest, obstacle course, a performance by the OKC Philharmonic and a 10 p.m. fireworks show.
2300 S Broadway, Edmond
The LibertyFest Route 66 parade in downtown Edmond starts at 9 a.m. ParkFest begins at 6:30 p.m. at the University of Central Oklahoma campus, featuring inflatables, games, entertainment, food vendors, free watermelon, and a fireworks show at 10 p.m.
Norman Day Celebration
2501 Jenkins Ave., Norman
Norman’s park festival features pony rides, food vendors and a fireworks show beginning at 9:45 p.m.
Red, White and BOOM!
State Fair Park
333 Gordon Cooper Blvd.,
Bring a lawn chair or blanket to the State Fair Park at 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 3, for a free concert and fireworks show. The evening features the Oklahoma City Philharmonic with special guests Joel Levine and soloist Emily Drennan. Concessions will be available.
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