There is no better place to celebrate Independence Day than in Oklahoma City. You can take in one of the city’s popular fireworks shows, listen to live music or attend a festival. All provide fantastic ways to celebrate our nation’s birthday with your family. To help make planning your day easier, we’ve compiled a list of free Fourth of July events in Oklahoma City.

boathouse fireworks OKC 4th Fest at the Boathouse District
4:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Fireworks begin at 9:45pm

Enjoy fun lawn games, live DJ music, food from local food trucks and the Big Water Grill, plus a fireworks show over the Oklahoma River. This annual event is a local favorite in it’s fourth year. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets or float on the water to view the show. Fireworks can be seem from anywhere around the area. Admission to the Boathouse District and Downtown 4th Fest are free. Parking and RIVERSPORT Adventure activities (rafting, Skybridge, etc.) are additional. $19 Evening Pass (5-9pm) will be available.

OKC 4th Fest in Bricktown
4:00 pm to 10:30 pm

In partnership with the OKC 4th Fest, Bricktown businesses will offer specials for visitors throughout the night. Bricktown is a great place to have fun and see the fireworks which start at 9:45pm. Come and enjoy food and entertainment before the show.
Note: The Oklahoma City Dodgers play the Round Rock Express at 7pm. Tickets start at $8.

beachBricktown Beach
Open 24 hours a day

Did you know we have a beach downtown? For a third year in a row, the Third Base Plaza at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark is transformed into a temporary sand-filled outdoor park. The area is complete with lounge chairs, beach umbrellas, sand volleyball and other outdoor games. It’s a fun place to relax and let the kids play. Admission is free.

Wheeler District

The area around the Wheeler Ferris Wheel offers free family-friendly games and activities year around. On the 4th, they’ll close early at 8pm, but you can come and enjoy games and panoramic views of the river and downtown until then.

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