VIDEO - Celebrate Fourth of July in Frontier Country
CENTRAL OKLAHOMA – Central Oklahoma’s Frontier Country is packed with many free Fourth of July celebrations for the whole family to enjoy during the holiday weekend.
The Red White & Boom Independence Day Celebration July 3-4 offers live entertainment on the corner of Sheridan and Oklahoma Avenues in the heart of Bricktown. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. July 3 with a fireworks display at 10 p.m. Enjoy more live entertainment July 4 from 2:30 p.m. to midnight and the Oklahoma City RedHawks take on the Nashville Sounds at 7:05 p.m. at the AT&T Bricktown Ballpark. A Fireworks Extravaganza will take place after the game. For more information visit www.welcomtobricktown.com.
Edmond boasts a week-long Independence Day celebration during LibertyFest 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. The grand finale of LibertyFest is Oklahoma City metro area’s largest fireworks display along with entertainment the evening of July 4. For more information visit www.libertyfest.org.
El Reno’s fireworks display July 3 is set at the beautiful Lake El Reno and is free and open to the public. Fireworks begin at dark. For more information call 405-262-4070 or visit www.elreno.org.
Celebrate July 4 at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park during Midwest City’s Tribute to Liberty. From 6 to 10:30 p.m. enjoy live music, park performers and a fireworks display at dark. For more information visit www.visitmidwestcity.com.
Art in the Park: A Celebration in the Heartland is an outdoor festival for the whole family to enjoy July 3-4. This two-day event features a variety of food and entertainment including inflatables, children’s art tent, car show, carnival rides and live music. On July 4, Art in the Park features additional activities and vendors, and concludes with a spectacular fireworks display at dark. For more information visit www.cityofmoore.com.
The Red White & Blue Celebration in Shawnee takes place July 2 at the Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center in Shawnee with the City of Shawnee Fireworks Display at 10 p.m. at Independence and Airport Drive. Head to FireLake Grand Casino from 7 p.m. to midnight July 4 to enjoy live music and vendors for the whole family, followed by the Fireworks Spectacular at 10 p.m. For more information visit www.visitshawnee.com.
Yukon hosts their annual Freedom Fest with several activities for the whole family. Freedom Fest kicks off the morning of June 26 at City Park with the annual Cherry Bomb Triathlon and Stars and Stripes Volleyball Tournament. A free concert takes place at 7 p.m. July 1 at the Chisholm Trail Gazebo. Festivities scheduled for July 3-4 include a car show, children’s parade, children’s arts and crafts, concerts, hotdog-eating contest, free watermelon and ice cream and more. Fireworks displays begin at dusk both July 3 and 4 at Chisholm Trail Park with a free concert by the OKC Philharmonic at the Chisholm Trail Park Gazebo at 8:30 p.m. July 4. For a complete schedule of activities visit www.cityofyukonok.gov.
For more information on central Oklahoma’s Frontier Country or to request a free 2010 Travel Guide or ‘Trips on a Tank Full’ coupon brochure, call 1-800-386-6552 or visit www.oktourism.com.
Katie Puckett, Public Relations Manager