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Sunshine, shade or water: There's plenty to do in Oklahoma this July Fourth

Hundreds of events, most involving food, music and fireworks, are scheduled Wednesday as Oklahomans celebrate the nation's birthday.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: July 4, 2012
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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:

Metro area

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.