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.
Freedom Fest actually starts the evening of Monday July 3, with a tribute to veterans and continues all day on Tuesday, 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 10th Street, and right onto Holly.
Four FREE live outdoor concerts are on the Freedom Fest 2017 agenda, including the outstanding Oklahoma City Philharmonic at 8:30 p.m. on July 4.
Monday, July 3
Events are held at Chisholm Trail Park. A live outdoor music show by the Rodeo Opry Band takes place from 5 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Free Freddy’s Frozen Custard will be served at 6 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.
Tuesday, July 4 Daytime Activities
Daytime activities are scheduled at City Park. The annual children’s Cherry Bomb Triathlon 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. Please download and fill out the registration form if you wish to include your car in the show.
Mike Black and the Stingrays will perform a FREE rock and roll concert at the car show from noon to 3 p.m.
The Annual Children’s Parade starts at 11 a.m. Immediately following the parade, children may take their bikes to the car show area and enter the “Best Decorated Bicycle Contest” scheduled 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Bicycles should be decorated prior to entering the competition.
Children’s Craft Tents and a play area will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Timed obstacle courses are ongoing from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The best times win prizes!
City Splash Pool will be open for free swimming from noon to 4 p.m.
A special 3 p.m. awards presentation will announce winners of the Best Decorated Bike Contest. Winners of the Freedom Fest Car Show will be announced at 3 p.m.
Tuesday, July 4 Evening Events
Evening Events will be held at Chisholm Trail Park & Gazebo.
A live Super Freak concert is scheduled from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Chisholm Trail Stage.
Free watermelon and ice cream will be 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 Dog Eating Contest, which is fun for 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.
For more information Jan Scott at [email protected], 405-350-8937, or the Yukon Community Center, 405-354-8442.
Freedom Fest is hosted by the City of Yukon. Sponsors include YNB; The Kirkpatrick Family Fund; iHeart Media/96.1 KXY; Schwarz Paving Company; Wesco Insurance Services; Williams, Box, Forshee & Bullard, P.C.; Tony & Beth Kouba; Arvest Bank; Veolia Water; O. G. & E.; Smith and Turner Mortuary; Spanish Cove Retirement Village; BancFirst; Integris Canadian Valley Hospital; and Freddy’s Frozen Custard.
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.