2 Nights of Fireworks and FREE Family Fun at Yukon’s Freedom Fest
When it’s July 4th, there’s no better place to be than Yukon! The city’s fantastic Freedom Fest celebration draws thousands of people each year to a festival of fun and food, topped off with two spectacular fireworks shows that rival any in the state. Admission is FREE!
Freedom Fest actually starts the evening of Wednesday, July 3, with a tribute to veterans and continues all day on Thursday, July 4. The annual celebration is held at Yukon City Park, 2200 S. Holly, and Chisholm Trail Park, 500 W. Vandament. Both parks interconnect, creating a 100-acre fun zone. Giant fireworks shows start at 10 p.m. on July 3 and 4, so bring your family, lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy!
It’s easy to find Freedom Fest! Simply take I-40 West exit 137, turn left on NW 10thStreet, and right onto Holly.
Four FREE live outdoor concerts are on the Freedom Fest agenda, including the outstanding OKC Philharmonic at 8:30 p.m. on July 4.
The Hi-Fi Hillbillies and Irv Wagner’s Concert Band perform at Chisholm Trail Park on July 3. Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers is serving FREE frozen custard at 6:00 p.m.
Ronnie Kaye entertains on July 4 at City Park during the day, then The disco-funk band, Super Freak, performs at Chisholm Trail Park that evening. The OKC Philharmonic and a top-notch fireworks show round out the festivities at Chisholm Trail Park.
A children’s parade and other fun activities for kids, a car show, hot dog eating contest, along with free watermelon and ice cream are just some of the fun planned.
Here’s what’s happening:
July 3, events are held at Chisholm Trail Park. A live outdoor music show by the Hi-Fi Hillbillies takes place from 5 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers is serving up FREE frozen custard at 6:00 p.m.Irv Wagner’s Concert Band will follow with an 8:30 p.m. patriotic tribute to the U.S. Armed Forces. An awe-inspiring fireworks show at 10 p.m. concludes the evening, which will also pay tribute to American veterans.
TheJuly 4,daytime activities are scheduled at City Park. The annual children’s Cherry BombTriathlon begins at 8 a.m., followed by the USA Unique Sand Art Contest at 10 a.m. at the sand volleyball court on the north side of Yukon Community Center, 2200 S Holly.
The Freedom Fest Car Show begins at 10 a.m. and continues until 3 p.m. DJ Ronnie Kaye puts on a great show and gets visitors involved from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The annual Children’s Parade starts at 11 a.m. Children’s Craft Tents and a play area are open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parent/child obstacle courses are ongoing from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The best times win prizes! City Splash will be open for free swimming from noon to 4 p.m.
July 4, evening events are held at Chisholm Trail Park and Gazebo. A live Super Freak concert is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Chisholm Trail Stage.Kids Crafts and Games are open from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Free watermelon and ice cream is served at 7 p.m.by the City of Yukon, Yukon Mobile Meals and Yukon Friends of the Park.
Patriotic music begins at 8 p.m., as well as the annual Hot DogEating Contest, which is fun both participants and observers. The Oklahoma City Philharmonic will present an outdoor patriotic concert at the Gazebo at 8:30 p.m. A sparkling fireworks show begins at 10 p.m.
Freedom Fest is hosted by the City of Yukon. Sponsors include YNB; The Kirkpatrick Family Fund; iHeart Media; 96.1 KXY; The Oklahoma Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts; Wesco Insurance Services; Schwarz Paving Company; OG&E; Tony & Beth Kouba; BOK Financial Securities; Williams, Box, Forshee & Bullard, P.C.; Arvest Bank; Integris Canadian Valley Hospital; Spanish Cove Retirement Village; Smith and Turner Mortuary; BancFirst; and Yanda & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Freedom Fest is one of Yukon’s best events. Optimism, energy and opportunity inspire the best in everything we do. To learn more about Yukon’s best, visit www.yukonok.gov.
The Oklahoma Arts Council is the official state agency for the support and development of the arts. The agency’s mission is to lead in the advancement of Oklahoma’s thriving arts industry. The Oklahoma Arts Council provides more than 400 grants to nearly 225 organizations in communities statewide each year, organizes professional development opportunities for the state’s arts and cultural industry and manages works of art in the Oklahoma Public Art Collection and the public spaces of the state Capitol. Additional information is available at arts.ok.gov.