If you’re looking for a way to spend your Independence Day, Oklahoma’s got options. Tulsa offers FreedomFest at Tulsa River Parks on July 4; next is LibertyFest, running citywide in Edmond with daily activities until July 5; the Stars and Stripes River Festival, also through July 5, can be found in OKC’s Boathouse District; and the Grand Lake Fireworks falls on July 3 – you can catch the display off Highway 28 in Disney. 

Tulsa offers goodies outside of Fourth of July festivities. Visit the Second Saturday Architecture Tour on July 9, which presents an inside look into the Holberton School. Cool off at the Taste of Summer Ice Cream Festival on July 16 at Broken Arrow’s Central Park. Anime fans should swing by Tokyo in Tulsa: Worlds Collide from July 29-31 at 100 E. Second St. And you can support a great cause by visiting Dodgebrawl on July 30 at the BOK Center, where teams compete in a dodgeball tournament. The winners get to make a sizable donation to the charity of their choosing. 

In OKC, Myriad Botanical Gardens is hosting the Sonic Summer Movie Series every Wednesday in July. Car nuts should drive down to the State Fair Park on July 8-10 for the Southwest Street Rod Nationals, and you can stick around the venue for New World Comic Con on July 30.

July welcomes one of Oklahoma’s most beloved events: The Woody Guthrie Folk Festival. Running July 13-17 at 1001 E. John Fullbright Loop in Okemah, the festival celebrates the life and musical legacy of one of America’s greatest folk music songwriters and troubadours. 

And you won’t want to miss the annual Porter Peach Festival on July 14-16 in Downtown Porter.