Whether you're looking for fireworks, food or fun festivities, we have you covered on all of the red, white and blue that is spread across Oklahoma City for the Fourth of July! Check out our guide to Independence Day freebies, and explore other events and activities below.
The Oklahoma City sky is especially dazzling on the 4th of July – even on select days before and after the holiday! RIVERSPORT Rapids & Adventures kicks off the week's festivities on June 29 with the 8th annual Stars & Stripes River Festival, and the whole family can delight in a free patriotic performance and fireworks show orchestrated by the OKC Philharmonic on July 3.
Oklahoma City is continuously making national lists for some of the country's best barbecue. Head over to Leo's, an OKC icon dishing hickory-smoked meats, homestyle sides and a strawberry banana cake you can't leave without trying. If you find yourself in the Plaza District, Maples is a must-eat, or check out Iron Star while you're exploring Western Avenue.
Summer's hottest days are in full force in July – fortunately, OKC has you covered from water parks to lakes to splash pads. Before finalizing your fireworks plans, dive in to super-soaking fun at White Water Bay, or splash around at the Myriad Botanical Gardens Thunder Fountain. You can find more places to beat the heat here!