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Switching It Up

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Community events can be found just about everywhere this July. Strap in! 

Firstly, the state beckons for Independence Day celebrations. A few of the (many, many) highlights include Tulsa FreedomFest, July 4 at the River Parks; LibertyFest, through July 4 across Edmond; the Laverne 4th of July Celebration, July 3-4 on Jane Jayroe Blvd.; Freedom Fest, July 3-4 at Yukon’s City Park and Chisholm Trail Park; Duck Creek Fireworks, across Grand Lake ‘O’ The Cherokees near Afton on July 4; and the Guthrie Independence Day Celebration, July 6 at Jelsma Stadium. 

Alongside the patriotic offerings, Tulsa offers the Circle Cinema Film Festival July 11-15. During the event, directors, actors and producers from around the county will showcase their works at this four-day celebration of cinema. Other goodies include the Scottish Club of Tulsa’s Robert Burns Supper, July 13 at the American Legion; the Tulsa Rock, Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show, July 13-14 at Expo Square; and the Tulsa Indian Club Annual Powwow, July 27-28 at Cox Business Convention Center.

In OKC, New World Comic Con comes to the fairgrounds July 13-14, and you won’t want to miss Adult Night at Mix-Tape on July 18, where Factory Obscura stays open late to give grown-ups the run of the attraction. 

Around the state, visit the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, July 10-14 citywide in Okemah; the Blackberry Festival, July 12-13 at Veterans Memorial Park in McLoud; Eskimo Joe’s 49th Anniversary Celebration, July 15-21 at the original Eskimo Joe’s in Stillwater; the Porter Peach Festival, July 18-20 in Downtown Porter; and Aquapalooza at Grand Lake, July 20 at Willow Park Marina in Vinita.