Located in the heart of Oklahoma, OKC always hosts an array of exciting events to celebrate America's Birthday. Covered in red, white, and blue, Oklahoma City offers much more than festive decorations. It is home to some of the nation's best barbecue, vibrant festivals, concerts, and fireworks displays.
Bricktown 4th Fest (July 4, 2023, unconfirmed)
Bricktown 4th Fest in Lower Bricktown, not far from the Boathouse Districts, is the most popular 4th of July celebration in the city. The event features the only holiday fireworks display that is free for the public. The celebration along the scenic Oklahoma Riverfront features DJs, lawn games, food trucks, and kids' activities. The stage is set up at the Centennial Fountain near Harkins Theater. The music lineup is mainly country and modern hits. Visitors can float on the water in canoes and kayaks to see fireworks beginning at 9:45 pm. However, you don't need to watch from the boat. The extravaganza is visible from anywhere in the Boathouse District.
Stars & Stripes River Festival (June 24–July 1, 2023)
Stars & Stripes River Festival is one of OKC residents' favorite 4th of July events. It features a regatta, rafting, rowing, and dragon boat races as well as food trucks, live music, and various entertainment. Held on the Oklahoma River in the Boathouse District., the festival starts with the Stars & Stripes Regatta. More water adventures and races await spectators during the day. In the evening, spectators can see OGE NightSprints on the Oklahoma River. Activities end at 8 pm.
Tribute to Liberty Midwest City (July 4, 2023)
Every year, Midwest City hosts Tribute to Liberty in Joe B. Barnes Regional Park off of East Reno Ave. Starting at 6 pm, visitors can bring picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs. There will be entertainment, food trucks, and fireworks starting at around 9:45 pm.
Celebration in the Heartland, Moore (July 4, 2023)
The Celebration in the Heartland takes place off NE 12th Street in Buck Thomas Park in Moore between 10 am and 10 pm. The festivities feature live music, food trucks, a classic car, truck and motorcycle show, children’s activities, and fireworks around 9:45 pm. Kids can enjoy carnival rides while adults indulge in spicy barbecue, grilled onion burgers, and other tasty treats.