Prolific Patriotic Pastimes Across Northeast Oklahoma This July

By: Tom Fink | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2019

Check out all of the fireworks shows happening around the Tulsa area and plan your Independence Day celebration!

Check out all of the fireworks shows happening around the Tulsa area and plan your Independence Day celebration!

From Bartlesville to Bixby and Skiatook to Sperry, Oklahoma towns of all makes and sizes will be bringing Fourth of July celebrations to the Sooner State this summer.

Deciding which event best suits you and your family’s or friend’s plans can be challenging, but Values Magazine has the latest Independence Day festivities collected in one place for your convenience.

Folds of Honor FreedomFest 2019: Kicking off at 5 p.m. in two locations – River West Festival Park and Veterans Park - Folds of Honor FreedomFest 2019 offers something for all members of the family. At the River West Park location, activities include food trucks, live music, an aerial flyover by the 125th Fighter Wing Oklahoma Air National Guard – The Tulsa “Vipers”, with the evening culminating in a fireworks display over the Arkansas River, staged from the 21st Street Bridge, and followed by an encore from the Red Dirt Rangers. At Veterans Park, activities include free inflatables for the kids, a QT tent with a prize wheel, food trucks and beverage sales,  live music, an aerial flyover,  the National Anthem and presenting of the Colors, and the fireworks display over the Arkansas River.

Patriots in the Park: To be held at Broken Arrow Events Park, the day begins at 10 a.m. and includes the “Handcuffs & Hoses” Backyard Amateur BBQ Contest, live entertainment, and ends in a fireworks grand finale that’s visible for miles around.

Celebration at the Creek: Held at Parkview Sequoyah Creek, the whole family is invited to Parkview Sequoyah Creek’s Independence Day celebration Wednesday, July 3. Activities commence at 6 p.m., with food trucks, inflatables, games, live music and more, with the fireworks display to begin near dusk.

Owasso’s annual Red, White and Boom celebration returns to town with the city’s annual fireworks show to be launched from Owasso Golf and Athletic Club south of 86th Street N.
and 129th E. Avenue.

Come out to Claremore Lake Park to enjoy the city’s annual Fourth of July Celebration. The day begins at 6 a.m. with the children’s fishing derby. The park closes at noon in preparation for the biggest fireworks display in Rogers County. The park re-opens at 6 p.m., with live entertainment, on-site concessions, a splash pad, and a dazzling fireworks display staged over Claremore Lake.

Bartlesville Freedom Fest: Food, friends, family fun and of course, fireworks are the order of the day. Held July 4 in downtown Bartlesville, the fun starts at 7 p.m. and builds to a dazzling display of fireworks.

Bixby Freedom Celebration: Bixby Freedom Celebration is held Friday, June 28 at Bentley Park Sports Complex. Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. with a Kid’s Fun Zone, live music, food trucks, speakers and more, with the fireworks to begin at 9:45 p.m.

Jenks America Freedom Fest: Beginning at 10 a.m. July 4 in downtown Jenks, food trucks, face painting and games will accompany local musicians on Main Street. Festivities continue until 4 p.m.

Fish and Fireworks: After spending the afternoon at the Jenks America Freedom Fest, you don’t have to go far to enjoy the Fish and Fireworks at the Oklahoma Aquarium. Opening at 6:30 p.m., the Oklahoma Aquarium’s riverfront backyard offers a front-row view to one of the most vibrant fireworks displays in the region. Lawn chairs and blankets are recommended, but no outside food or coolers are permitted. Food and beverages will be available for purchase in the Coral Reef Café and outside on the back deck.

Grand Lake Fireworks: The annual spectacular is grand indeed, held at dusk Friday, July 5, the Disney spillway, and accessible both by land and the lake itself. 

CrossTimbers Marina invites families out for a weekend of activities in Sperry. Held July 5 and 6, activities include a “Christmas in July Boat Parade and “Christmas in July: Fire in the Water” celebration, featuring live music all day and a fireworks show starting at 8:45 p.m.

Fantasy in the Sky: Skiatook’s “Fantasy in the Sky” is held Wednesday, July 3, at Skiatook Municipal Airport. The celebration kicks off with a community wide parade and continues throughout the day with food, vendors, live music and more, concluding with a world-class fireworks show.

Celebrate Independence Day at Keystone Lake with three separate fireworks displays this year. Scheduled shows will be Saturday, June 30, Friday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7.

Lake Tenkiller’s Fireworks Extravaganza returns on the Fourth of July, with a dazzling fireworks display over beautiful Lake Tenkiller. The show will take place on the south end of the lake near dusk and shot from the Tenkiller State Park Sanitary Lagoon Area, just north of the campgrounds near the
park’s entrance.

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