Happy Birthday America 2013!
4th of July celebrations will be held all over Oklahoma City Metro. Let’s see if you can find THE PLACE for you, your family and friends.
Red, White & Boom – State Fair Park
2013 brings the 7th Red, White & Boom July 4th celebration. With a free live concert and of course the fireworks extravaganza, it’s a top place to be for Independence Day.
Date and Times: Red, White & Boom is at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3rd with the OKC Philharmonic presenting Patriotic Pops. Bring lawn chairs and enjoy concessions as well. Fireworks will follow the show
Location: The 2013 version of this annual event will be held at the State Fair Park entertainment plaza
Admission: Admission is free, as is parking.
Concessions: Food vendors will be on hand.
Yukon’s Freedom Fest
The city of Yukon celebrates the nation’s birthday with a huge Freedom Fest event. With free admission to all events, the celebration includes two nights of fireworks displays, outdoor evening concerts, BBQ cook-off, kid’s activities, a triathlon, volleyball tournament and more.
Date and Times: The celebration begins at 4:30 p.m. on July 3rd with live music and a Tribute to Veterans. The first night’s fireworks follow at 10 p.m.
July 4th brings a full day of activities such as:
- Cherry Bomb Triathlon (8 a.m.)
- Car show (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.) with live performances by the Roland Bowling Band (10 a.m.) and Mike Black and the Stingrays (noon to 3 p.m.)
- Unique Sand Art Contest (10 a.m.)
- Children’s parade along Jim Watson Drive (begins at 11 a.m.)
- Children’s “Best Decorated Bicycle” contest (11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.)
- Craft and play area (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
- United Freestyle Stunt Team (Performances at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.)
- Pork at the Park BBQ Cookoff (noon)
- City Splash open for free swimming (noon to 4 p.m.)
- Super Freak in concert (5-7:30 p.m.)
- Free watermelon and ice cream (7 p.m.)
- Hot dog eating contest (8 p.m.)
- Oklahoma City Philharmonic (8:30 p.m.)
- Fireworks(10 p.m.
Location: Freedom Fest events take place in two spots in Yukon. Concerts are at the gazebo in Chisholm Trail Park (500 W. Vandament) while the July 4th outdoor events are at Yukon City Park (2200 S. Holly). The sand art contest takes place at the volleyball court on the north side of the Yukon Community Center.
Admission: Admission to all Freedom Fest events is free. Feel free to bring your lawn chairs.
Bricktown Fireworks Display
The Bricktown fireworks display begins at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 4, 2013. Many years, the show follows an Oklahoma City RedHawks game, but in 2013, the RedHawks will unfortunately be on the road for Independence Day. Live music and beer highlight the 4th Fest portion from 4 p.m. to midnight.
Location: Oklahoma City’s Bricktown is located on the eastern side of downtown OKC between E.K. Gaylord Avenue on the west and Stiles Avenue on the East. Reno Avenue is a major Bricktown street on the south side, and Main Street is considered the north border.
The fireworks are set off from the Bricktown Ballpark, and there are numerous excellent viewing areas all around Bricktown, Deep Deuce and other surrounding areas downtown.
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