It’s no secret that Independence Day is a popular holiday for Oklahomans, with numerous community events happening around the state. Tulsans can visit the Tulsa FreedomFest on July 4 at Tulsa River Parks. This much-anticipated celebration offers everything from entertainment and music to food and, of course, stunning pyrotechnics. In Edmond, LibertyFest hosts events daily through July 4. Named by CNN and USA Today as one of the top ten Independence Day festivals in the U..S., LibertyFest is a can’t-miss. And if you’re lucky enough to be on the water, the Grand Lake fireworks will begin at dusk near Highway 28 in Disney. 

But Oklahoma offers more than just holiday-centric events this month. Gathering Place hosts La Fiesta de Tulsa on July 24-25. The gathering, celebrating local Latin culture, invites Tulsans to enjoy live music, dance, activities, art, festive food and tropical drinks. 

In OKC, the Summer Canine Olympics are in full swing through July 4 at the State Fair Park. Watch some of the smartest and most talented canines compete in a variety of trials to be named top dog. 

In Okemah, pay tribute to one of America’s most beloved troubadours at the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, running July 14-18 at 1001 E. John Fullbright Loop. Live music, community events and plenty of fun await. 

And get your fill of the tastiest summer fruit at the Porter Peach Festival, July 15-17 in downtown Porter. Celebrating the city’s crop of delicious peaches, visitors can enjoy free grub, a pageant, music and more.