While many Fourth of July celebrations have been canceled or postponed this year, some remain on schedule as of this writing. Those include the Jenks American Freedom Festival on July 4, which offers all-day food, live music and activities on Main Street (jenkschamber.com/july4). The Yukon Freedom Fest is a go from July 3-4 at Chisholm Trail Park; with fireworks, concerts and tasty food, it’s a must-visit (yukonok.gov/freedom-fest). The Bixby Freedom Celebration is offering its gorgeous fireworks displays, minus in-person events, on July 4 at the Bridge Church (bixbyfreedomcelebration.com). And for those at Grand Lake on the fourth, the Duck Creek fireworks display is a can’t-miss with flyovers and jaw-dropping pyrotechnics (duckcreekfireworksok.com).
In Oklahoma City, the National Day of the Cowboy at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum runs on July 25. Celebrate cowboy and pioneer culture with fun dress-up, arts and crafts and other family activities. Jurassic Quest at OKC’s State Fair Park runs July 31-Aug. 2. Explore the Cretaceous, Jurassic and Triassic periods with larger-than-life, interactive dinosaur displays.
And the beloved Porter Peach Festival runs from July 16 to 18 across the city. With free peaches and ice cream, community events and outdoor concerts, this decades-long tradition remains an Oklahoma staple.