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Yukon’s Freedom Fest Returns with Two Nights of Fireworks

Posted by Sarah on 06/29/2016
Yukon’s Freedom Fest Returns with Two Nights of Fireworks
July 3 & 4 Fireworks 10 p.m. 
When it’s July 4th, there’s no better place to be than Yukon!  The city’s grand Freedom Fest celebration draws thousands of people each year to a festival of fun and food, topped off with two elaborate fireworks shows that rival any in the state. Admission is FREE! 
Freedom Fest 2016 actually starts the evening of Sunday, July 3, with a tribute to veterans and continues all day on Monday, July 4.  The annual celebration is held at Yukon City Park, 2200 S. Holly, and Chisholm Trail Park, 500 W. Vandament.  Both parks interconnect, creating a 100-acre fun zone.   Giant fireworks shows start at 10 p.m. on July 3 and July 4, so bring your family, lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy!
It’s easy to find Freedom Fest! Simply take I-40 West exit 137, turn left on NW 10th Street, and right onto Holly. 
Four FREE live outdoor concerts are on the Freedom Fest 2016 agenda, including the outstanding Oklahoma City Philharmonic at 8:30 p.m. on July 4.  
The Air Force Band/Air National Guard of the Southwest and Irv Wagner’s Concert Band perform at Chisholm Trail Park on July 3. The disco-funk band, Super Freak, entertains on July 4 at City Park during the day, then at Chisholm Trail Park that evening.
A children’s parade and other fun activities for the kiddos, a car show, a hot dog eating contest, along with free watermelon and ice cream are just some of the fun planned.
Here’s what’s happening: 
Sunday, July 3, events are held at Chisholm Trail Park.  A live outdoor music show by The Air Force Band/Air National Guard of the Southwest takes place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Free Freddy’s Frozen Custard will be served at 6 p.m. Irv Wagner’s Concert Band will follow with an 8:15 p.m. patriotic tribute to the U.S. Armed Forces. An awe-inspiring fireworks show at 10 p.m. concludes the evening, which will also pay tribute to American veterans. 
The Monday, July 4, daytime activities are scheduled at City Park.  The annual children’s Cherry Bomb Triathlon begins at 8 a.m., followed by the USA Unique Sand Art Contest at 10 a.m. at the sand volleyball court on the north side of Yukon Community Center, 2200 S Holly. 
The Freedom Fest Car Show begins at 10 a.m. and continues until 3 p.m.
The annual Children’s Parade starts at 11 a.m.  Immediately following the parade, children may take their bikes to the car show area and enter the “Best Decorated Bicycle Contest” scheduled 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Bicycles should be decorated prior to entering the competition. 
Children’s Craft Tents and a play area will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Timed obstacle courses are ongoing from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The best times win prizes!  City Splash will be open for free swimming from noon to 4 p.m.
A special 3 p.m. awards presentation will announce winners of the Best Decorated Bike Contest.  Winners of the Freedom Fest Car Show will be announced at 3 p.m.
Saturday, July 4 evening events will be held at Chisholm Trail Park & Gazebo. A live Super Freak concert is scheduled from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Chisholm Trail Stage. Free watermelon and ice cream will be served at 7 p.m. by the City of Yukon, Yukon Mobile Meals and Yukon Friends of the Park. 
Patriotic music begins at 8 p.m., as well as the annual Hot Dog Eating Contest, which is fun both participants and observers.  The Oklahoma City Philharmonic will present an outdoor patriotic concert at the Gazebo at 8:30 p.m.  A sparkling fireworks show begins at 10 p.m.  
For more information, visit the City of Yukon’s website at www.cityofyukonok.gov or contact Jan Scott at [email protected], 405-350-8937 or the Yukon Community Center, 405-354-8442.
Freedom Fest 2016 is hosted by the City of Yukon. Sponsors include YNB; The Kirkpatrick Family Fund; iHeart Media/96.1 KXY; Integris Canadian Valley Hospital; BancFirst; Spanish Cove Retirement Village; Wesco Insurance Services; Bob Moore KIA; Schwarz Paving Company; O. G. & E.; Tony & Beth Kouba; Arvest Bank; Cherie Logan – State Farm Insurance; Williams, Box, Forshee & Bullard, P.C.; Freddy’s Frozen Custard; Krapff Reynolds Construction Company; BOSC, Inc.; Xclusive Collision & Towing; Davis Carpet; Wheatley, Segler, Osby & Miller, LLC; Penley Oil Company; Legacy Lakes;  Mobile Meals; and Friends of the Park.
Freedom Fest 2016 is one of Yukon’s best events. Optimism, energy and opportunity inspire the best in everything we do. To learn more about Yukon’s best, visit www.cityofyukonok.gov.