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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

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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.


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