Celebrate Independence Day in Oklahoma at a bevy of family-centric events throughout Fourth of July week, with food, friends and of course, lots and lots of fireworks.
In Tulsa, try Rockets over Rhema (rocketsoverrhema.com) at Rhema Bible Church on July 1 from 5 to 11 p.m. The evening includes inflatables, a car show, concessions and a fireworks display at sundown. Boomfest at Riverwalk (riverwalktulsa.com) July 4 is an all-day extravaganza with live music, cocktails, mariachi bands and helicopters rides, concluding with a fireworks display shot off the Jenks Bridge at 9:45 p.m. Join Signature Symphony on July 3 for 4th on the 3rd at 7:30 p.m. for a musical tribute to the armed forces at the VanTrease PACE, or visit River West Festival Park on July 4 for music, food and fun from 5 to 10 p.m.
OKC offers up Red, White and Boom (okcphil.org) courtesy the OKC Philharmonic; this July 3 event runs at the State Fair Park with a concert accompanied by a dazzling fireworks display. For a more active holiday, visit RiverSport Adventures for the OKC 4th Fest (riversportokc.org), which offers up whitewater rafting, beer specials, yard games and live music all day (and night) long. Others can mosey to Edmond for LiberyFest (libertyfest.org), a two-week long, citywide celebration that offers up everything from a rodeo to concerts, fireworks and pageants concluding on Fourth of July.
For those gunning for a holiday on the water, Grand Lake offers up a host of displays – a highlight is the Duck Creek Fireworks Display (grandlakeliving.com), which runs from 8 to 11 p.m. on the holiday with flyovers, warbirds and a beautiful fireworks finale.