2 Nights of Fireworks and FREE Family Fun at Yukon’s Freedom Fest
When it’s July 4th weekend, 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!
This year, Freedom Fest begins the evening of Sunday, July 3, with a Tribute to Veterans. Freedom Fest then continues the morning of Monday, July 4, with a day packed full of activities! The annual celebration is held during the day at Yukon City Park, 2200 S. Holly, and during the evening at 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 10th Street, and right onto Holly.
5 FREE live outdoor concerts are on the Freedom Fest agenda, including the outstanding OKC Philharmonic at 8:40 p.m. on July 4.
The Hi-Fi Hillbillies and Irv Wagner’s Concert Band perform at Chisholm Trail Park on July 3, beginning at 5 p.m. Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers serves FREE frozen custard at 6:00 p.m.
Overdrive Band and a live DJ entertain on July 4 at City Park during the day, then the disco-funk band, Super Freak, performs at Chisholm Trail Park the evening of July 4. 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 evening events are held at Chisholm Trail Park. A live outdoor music show by the Hi-Fi Hillbillies takes place from 5 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers is serving up FREE frozen custard at 6 p.m. Irv Wagner’s Concert Band follows 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 also pays tribute to American veterans.
The July 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., both 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. Overdrive Band performs popular tunes from 10 a.m. to noon, then a live DJ continues the show and gets visitors involved until 3 p.m. The annual Hot Dog Eating Contest begins at 1 p.m. at the Car Show Stage, which is fun for both participants and observers.
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. 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. Grady’s 66 Pub opens their beer tent at 4 p.m. with onion burgers and a dunk tank. A live Super Freak concert is scheduled from 5:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at the Chisholm Trail Stage. Kids Crafts and Games open from 6:30 p.m. to 8 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. The Oklahoma City Philharmonic presents an outdoor patriotic concert at the gazebo at 8:40 p.m. A vibrant fireworks show begins at 10 p.m.
For more information, visit the City of Yukon’s website at www.yukonok.gov/freedom-fest or call 405-350-8937 or 405-354-8442.
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; Schwarz Paving Company; Wesco Insurance Services; Krapff Reynolds Construction Company; Integris Canadian Valley Hospital; Yanda & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Services; Ingram, Smith and Turner Mortuary; BancFirst; Oklahoma Natural Gas; OG&E; BOK Financial Securities; and Oklahoma Chevy Team Dealers.
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.