Downtown OKC Fireworks and Fourth Fest

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Cars line the streets, folding chairs dot the sidewalks, and Oklahoma City residents gather for miles to view one of the most popular July Fourth fireworks displays in the city, the annual downtown fireworks Fourth Fest. Also, get a complete guide to Oklahoma City on July 4th, with information on all the other area events, fireworks, lakes, travel, recipes and more.

Date and Times

Starting at 4 p.m. in the Boathouse District, there will be food trucks, local bands, and lawn games, such as cornhole, badminton, bocce, volleyball, and more.

Then, live music at the Downtown 4th Fest kicks off the festival around 7 p.m., and the fireworks display begins around 9:45 p.m. 


Oklahoma City's Boathouse District is located on the south side of downtown OKC, along Lincoln Boulevard, just south of Bricktown and near the intersection of I-35 and I-40.


Feel free to bring your own lawn chairs and blankets to set up around the area. The fireworks will be visible from multiple places nearby, but the most popular spots include the Riversports area, Bricktown, and the Lawn Party area southwest of the river. You can often find parking spots along the area streets. Many downtown parking areas and lots are in or around Bricktown.

Bricktown is also one of the city's top locations for restaurants, bars, and clubs, many of which have patio or rooftop seating excellent for viewing the Independence Day fireworks. It would be a good idea to call in advance and inquire about reservations.

The top locations will be taken very early in the day.

You can also watch the fireworks from the water by bringing your own boat to the river or renting a canoe or kayak from Riversport Adventures at the Chesapeake Finish Line Tower dock. If you own a pontoon, you'll need to buy a pass to watch the Fourth of July fireworks.


If you want to view the Bricktown fireworks from a hotel, it's smart to book ahead, as the best Bricktown hotels fill up quite early for Fourth of July. Here are some nearby options to consider: