Mike Davis and his wife, Jennifer, came up from Oklahoma City to see the parade and spend the rest of the day at Arcadia Lake. The Fourth of July is one of their favorite holidays.
“We have a lot of problems in our country, but this is one day where you can put those differences aside and appreciate what we have together without a lot of politics,” Davis said. “It doesn't matter what affiliation you have, this is a special day for everyone, and I hope that never changes.”
LibertyFest has been a Fourth of July fixture in Edmond for 41 years. The event began with a rodeo June 22 and concluded Thursday night with a fireworks display at the University of Central Oklahoma.
In between there was a kite festival, car show, cardboard boat regatta and Miss LibertyFest pageant, among other events during the festival.