July 4th Events Around the Oklahoma City Metro

Including Red, White & Boom 2017

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Below are details on Oklahoma City's Red, White & Boom. July 4th celebrations around Oklahoma City also include the Bricktown Fireworks, Bethany's Freedom Festival, Edmond's LibertyFest, Yukon's Freedom Fest, Midwest City's July 4th Event and Moore's Celebration in the Heartland.

Also, get a complete guide to Oklahoma City on July 4th, with information on events, fireworks, lakes, travel, recipes and more.


 

Red, White & Boom

2017 brings the 10th Red, White & Boom July 4th celebration. With a free live concert and of course the fireworks extravaganza, it's a top place to be for Independence Day.

Date and Times: Red, White & Boom is at 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 3rd with the OKC Philharmonic presenting Patriotic Pops. Bring lawn chairs and enjoy concessions as well.

Fireworks will follow the show, approximately at dusk.

Location: The 2017 version of this annual event will be held at the State Fair Park.

Admission: Admission is free, as is parking.

Concessions: Food vendors will be on hand.

Nearby Hotels and Lodging: Those coming in from out of town for Red, White & Boom may be interested in the following nearby hotels. Also, see this list of top OKC hotels.

Below are details on the Bethany Freedom Festival. July 4th celebrations around Oklahoma City also include the Bricktown Fireworks, Red, White & Boom, Edmond's LibertyFest, Yukon's Freedom Fest, Midwest City's July 4th Event and Moore's Celebration in the Heartland.

Also, get a complete guide to Oklahoma City on July 4th, with information on events, fireworks, lakes, travel, recipes and more.
 

Bethany's Freedom Festival

The 59th version of Bethany's Freedom Festival takes place in 2017.

The event includes everything from a parade to carnival rides, car show, contests and, of course, the fireworks.

Date and Times: Bethany's Freedom Festival takes place on Tuesday, July 4th. Festival events run from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., and one of the state's largest fireworks displays begins about 9:55 p.m. 

Location: The Bethany Freedom Festival takes place at Eldon Lyon Park in Bethany. The park is located just south of NW 39th Expressway between Council and Rockwell. Parking is available on the south end of the park off NW 36th.

Events: Admission is free, but carnival ride tickets and games are an additional fee. Wristbands are available for carnival rides. The Bethany event also includes a parade (beginning at 10 a.m. at Southern Nazarene University), pony rides, classic car show, and live music.

Food, Vendors and More: Along with carnival rides and plenty of food, there will be shopping available as well.



Nearby Hotels and Lodging: Those coming in from out of town for Bethany's Freedom Festival should check out some of the top hotels nearby. Here are a few:

Here are details on Edmond's LibertyFest. July 4th celebrations around Oklahoma City also include the Bricktown Fireworks, Red, White & Boom, Bethany's Freedom Festival, Yukon's Freedom Fest, Midwest City's July 4th Event and Moore's Celebration in the Heartland.

Also, get a complete guide to Oklahoma City on July 4th, with information on events, fireworks, lakes, travel, recipes and more.
 

Edmond's LibertyFest

Once selected by CNN as one of the top 10 "Places to be in America on July 4th," Edmond's LibertyFest is a weeklong celebration of the nation's birth.

With one of the state's largest hometown parades, one of the largest fireworks displays in the state and over 125,000 visitors, it's an event not to be missed.

Date and Times: Edmond's LibertyFest begins in late June and runs through July 4th. See below for a full schedule. There's a rodeo and Kitefest on the 24th and 25th, the car show is held on the 24th, and July 2nd features the Road Rally scavenger hunt and the popular "Taste of Edmond" food festival. A UCO Summer Band outdoor concert takes place on June 29th.  And finally, the LibertyFest Parade begins at 9 a.m. on the morning of July 4th.  The fireworks show is scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m. on July 4th

Location: Many of the LibertyFest events take place in downtown Edmond (north on Broadway extension to Edmond Road). The best viewing for the fireworks is on the grounds of the UCO campus east of downtown on Edmond Road (2nd Street).

See below for specific event locations.

Admission: There is no charge for viewing the huge, 100-entry LibertyFest Parade, concert or the fireworks display, but the "Taste of Edmond" food festival costs $12 for adults if purchased in advance (see Edmond Convention & Visitor's Bureau, Historical Society, or Edmond Sun) and $17 on event day.

Children 10 and under are free. Admission allows you to sample the food from all the different restaurants.

Events: LibertyFest events include:

  • LibertyFest Rodeo: Carl Benne Arena, 8 p.m. June 24th and 25th
  • Car Show: Hafer Park, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 24th
  • LibertyFest KiteFest: Mitch Park, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 24th and 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 25th
  • UCO Summer Band outdoor concert of patriotic tunes: Near Buddy’s Cafeteria, 7:30 p.m. June 29th
  • Road Rally Scavenger Hunt: Earl's Rib Palace (2121 S. Broadway), 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 2nd
  • Taste of Edmond: Festival Market Place, 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 2nd
  • Parade: See parade route, 9 a.m. July 4th.
  • Festival ParkFest: UCO campus, 6:00 p.m. July 4th
  • Fireworks: UCO, 9:30 p.m. July 4th

Food, Vendors and More: From 6 to 10 p.m. on July 4th, there will be food, music, rides and games on the grounds of the UCO campus. Seating won't be provided, but you can bring lawn chairs or blankets. Free watermelon will be provided. Neither pets nor coolers are allowed.

Nearby Hotels and Lodging: Those coming in from out of town for Edmond's Libertyfest may be interested in the following nearby hotels.

Here are details on Yukon's Freedom Fest Independence Day event. July 4th celebrations around Oklahoma City also include the Bricktown Fireworks, Red, White & Boom, Bethany's Freedom Festival, Edmond's LibertyFest, Midwest City's July 4th Event and Moore's Celebration in the Heartland.

Also, get a complete guide to Oklahoma City on July 4th, with information on events, fireworks, lakes, travel, recipes and more.


 

Yukon's Freedom Fest

The city of Yukon celebrates the nation's birthday with a huge Freedom Fest event. With free admission to all events, the celebration includes two nights of fireworks displays, outdoor evening concerts, kid's activities, parade, hot dog eating contest and more.

Date and Times: The celebration begins at 5 p.m. on July 3rd with live music and a Tribute to Veterans. The first night's fireworks follow at 10 p.m.

July 4th fun starts at 8 a.m., a full day of activities such as:

  • Cherry Bomb Triathlon (8 a.m.)
  • Sand art contest (10 a.m.)
  • Car show with live music (10 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
  • Children's parade along Jim Watson Drive (11 a.m.)
  • Craft and play area (11 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
  • Free swim at city pool (noon - 4 p.m.)
  • Super Freak in concert (5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.)
  • Free watermelon and ice cream (7 p.m.)
  • Hot dog eating contest (8 p.m.)
  • Oklahoma City Philharmonic in concert (8:30 p.m.)
  • Fireworks at 10 p.m.

    Location: Freedom Fest events take place in two spots in Yukon. Concerts are at the gazebo in Chisholm Trail Park (500 W. Vandament) while the July 4th outdoor events are at Yukon City Park (2200 S. Holly).

    Admission: Admission to all Freedom Fest events is free.

    Rules: Feel free to bring your lawn chairs.



    Nearby Hotels and Lodging: Those coming in from out of town for Yukon's Freedom Fest may be interested in the following nearby hotels.

    Here are details on Midwest City's July 4th Event. July 4th celebrations around Oklahoma City also include the Bricktown Fireworks, Red, White & Boom, Bethany's Freedom Festival, Edmond's LibertyFest, Yukon's Freedom Fest and Moore's Celebration in the Heartland.

    Also, get a complete guide to Oklahoma City on July 4th, with information on events, fireworks, lakes, travel, recipes and more.
     

    Midwest City's July 4th Event

    The Oklahoma City community of Midwest City celebrates the nation's birthday with an annual Tribute to Liberty event that features live music and fireworks display at dusk.



    Date and Times: Midwest City's event is held on July 4th, with music beginning at 6 p.m. The fireworks begin around 9:45 p.m.

    Location: Midwest City's July 4th event is held each year at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park, located near Reno Avenue and Midwest Boulevard.

    Admission: Admission to the Midwest City event is free.

    Other Information: Feel free to bring your lawn chairs.  There will be food vendors and inflatable toys (for a fee). For more event information call (405) 739-1293. Alcohol is not allowed.