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OKC events celebrate Independence Day

This week, Oklahoma City offers more events, festivities and activities than even the most ambitious could fit in. These events showcase some of Oklahoma City’s best cultural events, artistic performances, venues and entertainment value.

Red Earth Festival runs June 30-July 2 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. This 36th annual event is a celebration of Native art and culture for all ages, with art activities and works for sale from some of America’s most celebrated Native artists, presentations of tribal dance and the museum’s interactive outdoor venue, Liichokishkomo’, which showcases the diversity in the West and inter-tribal Native dwellings.

Kids take over the Cowboy for a Fourth of July celebration on Saturday starting at 10 a.m. The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum will host patriotic crafts, a find-the-American flag-game, storytime and more.

The Farmers Market at Scissortail Park will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. As a producer-only market, it features produce, meat, baked goods, handmade art and more from locally owned operators in Oklahoma who raise, grow or make their own products. It’s an ideal way to support local producers while enjoying Scissortail Park and surrounding attractions.

Stars & Stripes River Festival at Riversport Adventures on Saturday will feature a block party with a full day of family activities. Check the schedule so you don’t miss the watermelon eating contests, dog yoga, a Dog Dock Diving exhibition, live music into the evening and fireworks at dusk.

Join the OKCPHIL for Red White and Boom at Scissortail Park on Sunday at 8:30 p.m. for a free, uplifting musical celebration of Independence Day to inspire patriotism and a sense of community. The 60-minute concert offers a variety of music, from America the Beautiful and The Armed Forces Medley to Chariots of Fire and music from Star Wars. Come early with blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the food trucks.

On July 4, the Oklahoma City Dodgers play the Las Vegas Aviators at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. The game starts at 7:05 and the postgame fireworks show is one of the best in the city.

Oklahoma City offers so many events to choose from around Independence Day. Spending time at these community festivities is a fun way to experience our city and also builds a sense of place and community spirit.


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