Two weekends of festivals featuring on-the-water fun and fireworks! 

OKLAHOMA CITY (June 21, 2023) - RIVERSPORT’s Stars & Stripes River Festival returns June 24 and July 1 to Oklahoma City’s Boathouse District for two weekends of racing, adventures, live music, fireworks and Fourth of July fun for the whole family. 

“The Stars & Stripes River Festival is one of our favorite events of the summer,” said Mike Knopp, RIVERSPORT Executive Director. “We first started it in 2012 and every year this festival brings thousands of people to RIVERSPORT and the Oklahoma River.” 

On Saturday, June 24, Stars & Stripes begins with the USRowing Master’s Central Regional Championships. Rowers from Colorado, Texas and Kansas are traveling to Oklahoma City to race in this national championship qualifier.  

Families can also enjoy RIVERSPORT Rapids and Adventures, including whitewater rafting, surfing, tubing, adventure courses and more with free yard games and live music featuring Navy Band Southeast. In the evening, spectators can enjoy OGE NightSprints and the OKC RIVERSPORT Corporate Rowing & Dragon Boat League Championships followed by fireworks on the river. 

The celebration continues Saturday, July 1, with RIVERSPORT’s Stars & Stripes Block Party. RIVERSPORT Rapids and Adventures will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. along with traditional Fourth of July activities, food and drink specials, Top Gun Maverick playing on the OG&E Jumbotron, and a Thunder Dock Diving Dogs show. The U.S. Navy will host special attractions in honor of Navy Week including robotics demonstrations, a ceremonial guard performance and live music from the Navy Band Southeast. Fireworks will begin at dusk over the whitewater center. 

Entry to the Stars & Stripes River Festival & Block Party is free and parking is $10. 

For more information about the 2023 Stars and Stripes River Festival, visit 


Schedule of Events 


8a-1p • USRowing Master’s Regional Championships 
9a-10a • RIVERSPORT Corporate Whitewater Rafting League Championships 
11a-6p • RIVERSPORT Adventures 
4-10p • OG&E NightSprints   
Corporate Rowing & Dragon Boat League Championships 
 Paddlefest Dragon Boat Racing 

9p • Fireworks 


11a-6p • RIVERSPORT Adventures, Navy Week Celebration, Fourth of July Activities 
12p, 2p & 4p • Top Gun Maverick playing on the OG&E Jumbotron 
1p • Navy Ceremonial Guard Performance 
6:15p • Thunder Dock Diving Dogs 
7-9p • Navy Band Southeast 
9p • Fireworks