Fourth of July

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Nearly every town, big and small, has some sort of Independence Day celebration. We set out to find some of the state’s best, and most intriguing festivities. As it turns out, Oklahoma has a lot to offer the patriotic festival goer. In fact, some events have made it in the national spotlight. Edmond’s LibertyFest has made CNN’s and USA Today’s list of the top 10 Fourth of July celebrations in the Nation.

Friday marks 238 years since the United States declared its independence from Great Britain. Grab the lawn chairs, watermelon, Kool-Aid and blankets because central Oklahoma celebrates the Fourth of July with festivals and fireworks in several locations.

The Oklahoma City Philharmonic hosts its annual Red, White and Boom in the Entertainment Plaza at State Fair Park Thursday, July 3.

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Fourth of July celebratory options can be overwhelming. With barbecues, fireworks, and The Star Spangled Banner on repeat, it’s hard to know where to start. This week’s OneSix8 highlights a few events to help narrow down options for your Independence Day holiday.