July 4th falls on a Sunday this year, so there are Independence Day-themed events, including fireworks, happening all weekend long.

We've rounded up all of the red, white and blue in Oklahoma City to help you plan your celebrations!


Phil 4th

The Oklahoma City Philharmonic performs a concert to celebrate Independence Day every year and it’s free and open to the public. Known as Red, White & Boom, the event will be held at Scissortail Park this year on Saturday, July 3, at 8:30 p.m. Music director Alexander Mickelthwate will conduct the orchestra in an uplifting musical celebration of patriotic and popular music. While there's no firework show this year, bring blankets, a picnic basket, and enjoy a wonderful family-friendly Independence Day celebration outdoors with your favorite music.

Bricktown remains a prime location for 4th of July celebrations. Spend the afternoon cruising the Canal with Bricktown Water Taxi or dine al fresco at one of the many local restaurants along the Canal. The fun begins at 7:00 pm with a block party on Mickey Mantle Drive, live music, games, food and family-friendly activities. This will lead up to the grand finale—OKC's only public firework display!


Lake Hefner

July 4 is a great day to head to one of Oklahoma City’s three public lakes: Hefner, Overholser, Stanley Draper. Fishing is permitted at all three of the lakes—but make sure you have your license—as well as boating and skiing. Hefner is a popular destination for sailboats, as well, and all three lakes have abundant picnic areas.


Stars & Stripes fest

Live music abounds on the 4th of July weekend. Head to RIVERSPORT on Saturday, July 3 for a live performance by Superfreak, craft beer & cocktails and outdoor fun. Spend the day whitewater rafting, surfing or skiing, or just join for the music. The Summer Music Series is free and open to the public. 

Explore downtown Oklahoma City on the OKC Streetcar for free on July 4. For restaurants, bars and attractions along the route, view our guide to exploring OKC by streetcar

Looking to cool off? Beat the heat at one of OKC's premier water parks, pools or splash pads, and escape the warm temps. 

Happy Independence Day, OKC!