The Fourth of July, arguably Americans’ favorite holiday, offers Oklahomans plenty of ways to celebrate. So grab your family, your lawn chairs, your appetite and the most patriotic, red-white-and-blue outfit in your closet and head out to any of the following get-togethers to enjoy the day.


LibertyFest, Edmond
Photos by Eriech Tapia

Citywide, Edmond
Through July 4

LibertyFest’s festivities are vast, with some starting as early as June 27 and running through the holiday.

Supporting the Edmond Veterans Memorial Advisory Committee, the Liberty Sprint 5K and 1-mile fun run is a highlight of the festivities. 

“This year, we have completely redone the Liberty Sprint to make it a timed competition,” says Eriech Tapia, director of communications for the festival. “Outside of the Liberty Sprint, we will continue the LibertyFest Parade and fireworks, along with many other family fun events including a car show, concert in the park, rodeo and patriotic radio show,” he says. 

The entire festival is put together by volunteers, and has been an Edmond tradition since 1972.

“We work all year on the many events we bring to the community and have a great team of dedicated volunteers,” says Tapia. Barring the radio show and rodeo, most events are free of charge. 

Folds of Honor FreedomFest

Folds of Honor FreedomFest, Tulsa
Photo courtesy River Parks Authority

Tulsa River Parks
July 4

Located at the expansive River Parks trail system in Tulsa, FreedomFest is one of the largest firework displays in the area. 

“This year’s events will feature family friendly activities on both sides of the Arkansas River at River West Festival Park and Dream Keepers Park, beginning at 6 p.m.,” says Tonja Carrigg, the director of community relations for River Parks Authority. 

The show will be broadcast live on News on 6 and the Tulsa CW. 

“New in 2024 is live Monster Energy BMX shows, as well as live music and DJs to keep the party going until the fireworks launch,” says Carrigg. Entry is free. 

Yukon’s Freedom Fest 

Yukon’s Freedom Fest
Photo courtesy the City of Yukon

Chisholm Trail Park and City Park, Yukon
July 3-4

Activities for Yukon’s Freedom Fest happen on both July 3 and 4 this year, with plenty of offerings for the entire family.

“This year at Yukon’s Freedom Fest, guests can look forward to the cherished traditions along with exciting new additions,” says Jenna Roberson, the public information officer for the City of Yukon. “The festival’s agenda includes several free live outdoor concerts, food trucks, contests, kids’ activities and more.”

The fireworks begin at 10 p.m. both evenings.

“Bring your family, lawn chairs or blankets, and enjoy the celebrations,” says Roberson. 

Admission is free. 

Celebration in the Heartland 

Celebration in the Heartland, Moore
Photo courtesy the City of Moore

Happy Tails Dog Park, Moore
July 4

Celebration in the Heartland is marked by a giant fireworks show timed with live music. You can also enjoy food trucks, vendors and activities throughout the day. Live music includes G4 Guitar School, The Broadcasters, and the Jason Young Band. 

“Moore Parks and Recreation Department puts on the festival every year,” says Teresa Smith, a marketing specialist for the City of Moore. “The fireworks show is about twenty minutes and is one of the largest shows in the state.” Entry to the park is free.

Other Events to Visit

All events are on Independence Day unless otherwise listed 

  • Blanchard’s Indepedence Celebration
    July 2 • Hwy. 62 & N.E. Tenth St., Blanchard
  • Vinita Fireworks Show
    July 2 • Craig County Fairgrounds, Vinita 
  • Red, White & Boom
    July 3 • Scissortail Park, OKC
  • Bartlesville 4th of July Freedom Fest
    Sooner Park, Bartlesville
  • Tribute to Liberty
    Joe B. Barnes Regional Park, Midwest City 
  • Fire on The Water
    CrossTimbers Marina, Sperry
  • Home of the Brave Fest
    Crystal Beach Park, Woodward
  • Boomer Blast
    Boomer Lake Park, Stillwater
  • Freedom Celebration Parade
    Downtown Pawhuska
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