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Independence Day Celebrations in Central Oklahoma’s Frontier Country

By Katie Puckett Modified: June 24, 2013 at 12:44 pm •  Published: June 24, 2013

The 12 central counties of Oklahoma, known as Frontier Country, are packed with many special Fourth of July celebrations for the whole family to enjoy for free.



Edmond boasts a week-long Independence Day celebration during LibertyFest from June 22-July 4 with 11 total events to excite, entertain and dazzle festival-goers. Festival events include a car show, chalk contest, concert, rodeo, parade and more. LibertyFest entertains an attendance of over 125,000 annually and is Oklahoma's largest hometown Fourth of July parade beginning at 9 a.m. on July 4 in downtown Edmond. That night, ParkFest begins at 6:30 p.m. on the UCO campus with inflatables, games, entertainment and the metro area’s largest fireworks display at 10 p.m.


El Reno

Freedom Fest at Lake El Reno will feature outdoor, all-day fun for the whole family with activities including beach volleyball, swimming, fishing, boating and live music. Beginning at 6 p.m., take part in zip line activities, inflatables for the kids and live music featuring Zoom City. The spectacular fireworks display is set to music and will begin at dusk. Head over to the Hook & Slice Grill following the fireworks for live music by Jim the Elephant.



A Celebration in the Heartland is an outdoor festival for the whole family to enjoy from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on July 4. This free event at Buck Thomas Park features a variety of food and entertainment including inflatables, children’s tent, arts and crafts, car and bike show, sand volleyball tournament and live music. Festivitiesconclude with a fireworks display at dark.



Norman’s 38th annual Norman Day Celebration is July 4 from 4:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Reave’s Park. The free event includes kids’ activities, as well as live music, fireworks and more.


Oklahoma City

Join the Oklahoma City Philharmonic at State Fair Park on July 3 for an evening of popular and patriotic music as they perform a free concert during their annual Red, White & Boom celebration. Bring your lawn chairs for the outdoor concert on the Bandshell Stage featuring conductor Joel Levine and guest star Kristy Cates beginning at 8:30 p.m. with a spectacular fireworks show at 10 p.m. Concessions will be available.

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