Moore's Celebration in the Heartland 2018

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Formerly known as Art in the Park, the city of Moore's Celebration in the Heartland is an annual July 4th festival south of Oklahoma City. The free outdoor event, a metro favorite for Independence Day, features arts and crafts, live entertainment, inflatables, food, fireworks and more. Here is all the information you need on Moore's Celebration in the Heartland.

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.

When and Where

Moore's Celebration in the Heartland will be held on Wednesday, July 4 at Buck Thomas Park (1903 NE 12th Street, Moore, OK 73160). The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and finale fireworks display begins at dark, around 9:45 p.m. See below for other specific events.


Moore, located south of downtown Oklahoma City, is the site for the annual Celebration in the Heartland. Take I-35 south to NE 12th and exit eastbound. Festival events take place at Buck Thomas Park, and the entrance to the park is on the north side of the street, just a short distance east of the highway.


In addition to the July 4th fireworks, Moore's Celebration in the Heartland includes the following events:

  • 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Car Truck and Bike Show (Register online)
  • 10 a.m. - Sand Volleyball Tournament (Call (405) 793-5090 to register)
  • 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. - Touch a truck (different vehicles from the Police, Fire, and other departments will be onsite)
  • 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. - Arts and crafts, happy train, wineries, inflatables and children's tent

Food and Drink

There will be concessions available. Also, feel free to bring your own lawn chairs, blankets and coolers.


Alcohol is not permitted in City of Moore parks, nor are pets (except service animals), glass, or grills.

Park only in designated parking areas.


Arriving from out of town for the Moore Celebration in the Heartland event? Consider staying at one of the top hotels in Moore. Here are some options to consider:

  • La Quinta Inn & Suites
    2140 Riverwalk Drive
  • Candlewood Suites
    1701 North Moore Avenue
  • SpringHill Suites
    613 NW 8th Street
  • Hampton Inn & Suites
    920 SW 77th Street