Here's where to see 4th of July fireworks shows in Oklahoma City, including festivals, parades (2024)

Brandy McDonnellThe Oklahoman

(Editor's note: Due to the possibility of inclement weather, some fireworks shows may be delayed. Check websites before going.)

What's a Fourth of July celebration without the rockets' red glare and the (decorative) bombs bursting in air?

Fortunately, revelers in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area have several options if they want to catch a dazzling display of airborne pyrotechnics to commemorate the July 4 anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, which proclaimed the American colonies’ separation from Great Britain.

Here are a dozen options in the OKC area where Independence Day celebrants can catch a sparkling fireworks show:

More: Looking for July 4th fireworks? Here's a day-by-day list of shows across Oklahoma

Bethany Boom

When and where: 10 a.m. July 4, downtown Bethany and Eldon Lyon Park.

Information: https://www.facebook.com/CityBethanyOK.

The city of Bethany is introducing this year Bethany Boom, which will include a parade at 10 a.m. and a fireworks show at 9:55 p.m. The theme for this year's parade is "World War II: The Greatest Generation."

Yukon Freedom Fest

When and where: 4 to 10 p.m. July 3 and 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 4, Chisholm Trail Park, 500 W Vandament, and City Park, 2200 S Holly Ave.

Information: http://www.yukonok.gov/freedom-fest.

The free, two-day celebration includes a car show, children's parade, the Cherry Bomb Youth Triathlon, hot dog eating contest, free swimming, food trucks, free watermelon and ice cream and more. The Hi-Fi Hillbillies and Winds of the Prairie will play July 3, while Superfreak and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic will perform July 4. Plus, fireworks shows will blast off at 10 p.m. both days.

Norman's Fourth Fest

When and where: 5 to 10 p.m. July 4, Reaves Park, 2501 Jenkins Ave.

Information: https://www.facebook.com/normanokparks.

Attractions include food trucks, family-friendly yard games, an area selling adult beverages and live music by Hook and Lip Service, culminating in a fireworks show at 9:45 p.m.

July 4th Fireworks Celebration at Frontier City

When and where: 9:30 p.m. July 4-6, 11501 N Interstate 35 Service Road.

Information: https://www.sixflags.com/frontiercity/events/4th-of-july-celebration.

Along with its usual roller coasters and rides, the OKC theme park will add three nights of fireworks to celebrate America's birthday.

Red, White & Boom!

When and where: 8:30 p.m. July 3, Scissortail Park, 300 SW 7.

Information: https://www.okcphil.org.

For the fourth year, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic performs its free annual Independence Day concert at Scissortail Park, and the patriotric music will be followed by fireworks illuminating the downtown OKC skyline.This year's program features guest vocalists Jay Gleason and Audrey Logan.

Oklahoma Opry's Fireworks at the Flagpole

When and where: 7 to 10 p.m. July, Flagpole Plaza on Reno Avenue, between Oklahoma Avenue and S E.K. Gaylord Boulevard.

Information: https://downtownokc.com/event/fireworks-at-the-flagpole.

The Oklahoma Opry also will put on a free July 3 concert with live music from Mallory Eagle, Kyle Earhart, Cindy Scarberry, Dustin Jones, the Oklahoma Opry Band and special guests. Food and drinks will be available at Oklahoma Craft, directly east of Flagpole Plaza, and throughout the Bricktown district. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and get a different view of the Red, White & Boom! fireworks show.

Edmond's LibertyFest

When and where: July 4, various venues.

Information: https://www.libertyfest.org.

Edmond's multi-day Independence Day extravaganza culminates in a grand parade at 9 a.m. July 4 in downtown and what's billed as the metro area's largest fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. July 4 at Hafer Park, 1034 S Bryant.

Moore's Celebration in the Heartland

When and where: 2 to 10 p.m. July 4, Buck Thomas Park, 1903 NE 12.

Information: https://www.cityofmoore.com.

Inflatables, helicopter rides, children's activities, food trucks and live music by G4 Guitar School, The Broadcasters and Jason Young Band will lead up to a fireworks show set to music at about 9:45 p.m.

Midwest City's Tribute to Liberty

When and where: 7 to 10 p.m. July 4, Joe B. Barnes Regional Park, 8700 E Reno Ave.

Information: www.midwestcityok.org.

The yearly event features family-friendly fun, food trucks, live music and fireworks.

OKC Baseball Club vs. Las Vegas Aviators

When and where: 7:05 p.m. July 4-6, Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 Mickey Mantle Drive.

Information: https://www.milb.com/oklahoma-city/schedule/2024-05.

What's more all-American than baseball? Fireworks will follow the July 4 and 5 games.

Choctaw Independence Day Celebration

When and where: 5 p.m. July 4, Choctaw Creek Park, 2001 N Harper Road.

Information: https://mychoctaw.org.

The celebration features inflatables, food trucks, games and live music, with fireworks blasting off at dusk.

Shawnee casinos fireworks shows

When and where: Various events and venues.

Information: https://events.visitshawnee.com.

Shawnee is the place to be for big Independence Day fireworks displays, with three local casinos promising dazzling shows: 9:30 p.m. July 2 at Kickapoo Casino, 38900 W MacArthur St.; 10 p.m. July 3 at Firelake Casino, 41207 Hardesty Road; and 9:30 p.m. July 4 at Grand Casino, 777 Grand Casino Blvd.

El Reno Fourth of July Fireworks Show

When and where: Dusk July 4, Lake El Reno, exit 123/Country Club Road off Interstate 40.

Information: https://www.facebook.com/cityofer.

The public is invited to bring lawn chairs and cold drinks to see the fireworks.

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