FAQs - City of Yukon

FAQs

Posted by City of Yukon on 06/04/2018

General Event Information

 

What is Freedom Fest?
Freedom Fest is the City of Yukon’s official Fourth of July Celebration. The annual festival spans over two days – July 3 and 4 –  and brings out thousands of people into the heart of Yukon for family fun, food, entertainment, and TWO extravagant fireworks displays! 

What type of event is Freedom Fest?
It is a fun, family-friendly outdoor festival that accommodates people of all ages.

Who may attend?
Everyone. This event is open to the general public.

When is the festival?
July 3 and July 4

What time is the festival?
July 3 hours are 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
July 4 hours are 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. 

Where is the festival located?
Freedom Fest is spread out amongst three interconnecting parks: Chisholm Trail Park, Freedom Trail, and City Park.
Evening activities take place at Chisholm Trail Park.
July 4 daytime activities take place at City Park and Freedom Trail. 

How much does admission cost?
Freedom Fest is FREE to enter, and many of the activities are free as well! 

How can I volunteer?
To learn more about being a volunteer, please contact Yukon Parks and Recreation at 405.350.8937. 

Are there ATMs on site?
No. While many vendors take debit/credit cards, some may not. So, it is advised to bring cash with you to Freedom Fest. 

What organizations sponsor the festival?
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.

How may I contact the festival’s organizers?
Please contact Yukon Parks and Recreation at 405.350.8937, 405.354.8442, or 405.350.8920 with questions or inquiries. 

How can I get the most updated information about the festival?
Visit our website – www.yukonok.gov/freedom-fest. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updated information. 

Are there any additional costs?
All stage performances and entertainment are free. While most of the children’s activities are free, some may have a cost associated with them. Some free food, such as water melon, is provided at designated time, however most food and beverages have a cost. 

What is allowed on site?
You may bring lawn chairs, blankets, sun screen, mosquito spray, hats, sunglasses or shades and your patriotic spirits! Umbrellas under 4’ in diameter are also allowed. 

What should I wear to the festival?
Please wear weather appropriate clothing and shoes as the festival site has much to see and do! 

Can I bring strollers, wagons, and wheelchairs?
Yes. All areas of the festival are accessible for strollers, wagons, and wheelchairs. 

What is prohibited on site?
No unauthorized vending, sales, solicitations, or promotions. No ice chests, skate boards, weapons. 

Are dogs allowed?
Yes, dogs are allowed at Freedom Fest, however we do ask that you keep them on a leash and be cautious about the fireworks shows each night. Please make sure that your furry friend will be comfortable around the loud booms that fireworks produce. 

Where can I find more information about the festival activities and entertainment?
Please visit our Freedom Fest website – www.yukonok.gov/freedom-fest – for more information. 

What time does the firework display start?
Fireworks will begin promptly at dusk both nights. 

Where is EMS located at the festival?
EMS is located in various areas around the site or you may ask a festival staff representative with a radio for assistance with an emergency.

 

Parking Directions

 

Where can I park?
Evening event parking is available the Oklahoma Parking Lot at Chisholm Trail Park starting at 7:30 p.m. each night. These lots fill up very quickly, so be sure to arrive early. There is plenty of easy additional parking near the festival: street level or surface lots.

Where can I find a festival site map or schedule for the festival?
Festival site maps and schedules are on display at several locations throughout the festival. You can also find one here.

 

Festival Concessions

 

How do I pay for food and beverages?
Prices will vary. While many vendors take debit/credit cards, some may not. So, it is advised to bring cash with you to Freedom Fest. 

What types of food will be sold at the festival?
A variety of family-friendly food and beverages will be available for your selection pleasure.