If you go
There's plenty to do for July Fourth
Fourth of July events in the Oklahoma City metro area and across the state. Events are Wednesday unless otherwise noted:
Bethany: Freedom Festival, Eldon Lyon Park, 7400 NW 36, 10 a.m. Parade, carnival, classic car show, petting zoo and live music. Fireworks at 9:55 p.m. Information: www.cityofbethany.org.
Choctaw: Fireworks at dusk on Thursday, Lloyd Williamson Park on Dean Street. Information: 390-8198.
Edmond: LibertyFest Parade. downtown at 9 a.m.; ParkFest — with food, activities and live music — at University of Central Oklahoma, 100 N University, at 6:30 p.m.; fireworks at 10 p.m. Information: www.libertyfest.org.
El Reno: Entertainment at 7 p.m., fireworks at dusk. Lake El Reno, near Elm Street and Country Club Road. Information: 262-2949.
Guthrie: Cowboy Church Bull Bash fundraiser, 7 p.m., Tyler Blount Memorial Arena, 234 Fairgrounds Road. Information: (580) 370-6541.
Kingfisher: Parade at 10 a.m., festivities at 11 a.m., concert at 7:30 p.m. and fireworks at dusk. Kingfisher City Park on State Highway 33. Information: 375-4445.
McLoud: Blackberry festival, Friday and Saturday. Parade and fireworks on Saturday. Information: 964-6566.
Midwest City: Tribute to Liberty, Joe B. Barnes Regional Park near Reno and Midwest Boulevard. Performance by “Hook” at 6 p.m., followed by fireworks. Information: 375-4445.
Moore: Art in the Park: A Celebration in the Heartland, Buck Thomas Park, 1901 NE 12. Live music, crafts, food, carnival, car show and children's activities, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., followed by fireworks. Information: www.facebook.com/cityofmoore.
Mustang: Do-it-yourself fireworks celebration, 6:30 p.m., Wild Horse Park, 1201 N Mustang Road. Information: 374-3411.
Norman: Norman Day, Reaves Park, 2501 Jenkins Ave., 4 p.m. Family-friendly games, activities and free watermelon. Music starting at 5 p.m., fireworks at 9:45 p.m. Information: www.normanfun.com.
Piedmont: Games and food at Piedmont Elementary, 1011 Piedmont Road, at 5 p.m. Patriotic parade at 7 p.m. Freestyle motocross demonstration by Derek Cook before and after parade, followed by fireworks. Information: 373-2234.
Purcell: Festival all day Saturday, including food vendors, games and fireworks at sundown, Purcell City Lake on Chandler Road. Information: 527-3093.
Tuttle: Fireworks, Bell Cow Lake, at dusk. Information: 258-3200.
Yukon: Freedom Fest at Yukon City Park, 2200 S Holly, including car show, children's parade, contests and food, at 10 a.m. Concerts at Chisholm Trail Park, 500 W Vandament, at 5 p.m. Oklahoma City Philharmonic to perform patriotic songs at 8:30 p.m., followed by fireworks. Information: 354-1895.
Ada: Celebration in the Park, including train, carousel, mini amusement park and fireworks. Wintersmith Park, near 18th Street and Scenic Drive. Information: (580) 436-6300.
Anadarko: Honor America Day, 6 p.m., Randlett Park. Food, live entertainment, arts and crafts, 6 p.m.
Ardmore: Music, vendors and merchandise, 7:30 p.m., Lake Murray State Park Lodge, 3323 Lodge Road. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Information: (580) 223-7765.
Drumright: Summer Oil Patch Festival, featuring Kix Brooks, Shawna Russell, LiveWire and more. Free performance is at Sellers Ranch north of town and will include kids' fair, entertainment and fireworks. Gates open at 11 a.m. Information: (918) 352-2443.
Enid: Enid Symphony Orchestra's “Pulse of Liberty,” 8:30 p.m., Meadowlake Park, near U.S. 81 and Rupe Avenue. Fishing derby at 6 a.m., fireworks at dusk. Information: (580) 237-2494.
Marlow: Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration, Redbud Park. Parade at 9:15 a.m., arts and crafts, entertainment all day, fireworks at dark. Information: (580) 658-2212.
McAlester: Stars and Stripes Funfest, including carnival and picnic, 4:30 p.m., Southeast Expo Center, 4500 W U.S. 270. Fireworks at 9:45 p.m. Information: (918) 420-3976.
Pauls Valley: Watermelon Seed Spittin' World Championship, Thompson Field in Wacker Park. Spittin' at 5 p.m. followed by cookout, live music and fireworks. Information: www.mainstreetpaulsvalley.com.
Ponca City: Fireworks, 9:50 p.m., Lake Ponca. Information: (580) 767-0432.
Poteau: Street carnival, water slides, live music and street dance, 4 p.m., Donald W. Reynolds Community Center, 105 Reynolds. Fireworks at dark. Information: (918) 647-9178.
Roman Nose State Park: Fireworks and Red Dirt country performance by L.J. and the Delivery, 8 p.m., the General Store, State Highway 8A. Information: (580) 623-7750.
Stillwater: Boomer Blast, featuring live music, inflatables, competitions, all day at Boomer Lake Park, near Washington Street and Lakeview Road. Family fishing tournament at 6 a.m. Information: (405) 742-8362.
Tulsa: Blues, Brews and BBQ, 6 p.m., Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 111 E First St. Live music by 15 performers. Information: www.okjazz.org.
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