4th of July Events to Check Out in and Around Oklahoma City

June 29, 2016

July_4_Celebrations_OKC.jpgThe 4th of July in fast-approaching, but it’s not too late to make your plans in Oklahoma City. With several events near Springs at May Lakes and Springs at Memorial, you’re sure to find something that captures your attention. Take a look at the following four events taking place on the 4th:

1. 4th of July at Riversport Adventure Park
725 S Lincoln Blvd, Oklahoma City

This free event starts early in the day, with everything from tubing to hiking to mountain biking. The Adventures & Rapids portion of the park opens at 10 a.m., and Lake Overholser will open at 11 a.m. for activities such as kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. After sunset, you'll be able to see the fireworks across the freeway in Bricktown.

2. Norman Day Celebration
2501 Jenkins Ave, Norman

The city of Norman will host its annual Norman Day 4th of July party at Reaves Park. The party starts at 1 p.m., with live bands and games throughout the afternoon and evening, and continues until the fireworks show at 9:45 p.m. There will be something for everyone at Norman Day, including pony rides, moon bounce houses, and sports challenges.

3. Red, White & Boom
State Fair Park, Oklahoma City

If a more traditional celebration is your style, head over to State Fair Park at 8:30 p.m. This free celebration starts with a concert by the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, and is followed by fireworks. The expected attendance could top 12,000 people, so arrive early to get a good spot, and remember to bring chairs and a blanket. If you plan on attending, please be aware that the organizers have requested you leave pets, glass bottles, and coolers at home.

4. LibertyFest
Various locations in Edmond

The city of Edmond goes all-out for its yearly LibertyFest. From a parade in downtown Edmond to fireworks on the University of Central Oklahoma's campus, you’ll be able to find entertainment wherever you go. The parade starts at 9 a.m. and events continue until the fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. Listen to KZUC 99.3 FM UCentral Radio – the fireworks will synchronized to the music on the station, so bring your lawn chair and radio for a great time!

Have you heard of any other 4th of July events in and around Oklahoma City? Share with us in the comments.

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