Monday, June 28, 2010

4th of July 2010 Events in Tulsa

Get your 4th of July celebration groove on with these Tulsa-area events.

Tuesday, June 29

Southern Hills Baptist Church Patriotic Music Event
When: 7pm
Where: Riverwalk Crossing in Jenks
See this patriotic music event orchestra along with ensemble and vocal groups present modern arrangements of patriotic favorites.

Starlight Band Concert
When: 8pm
Where: River West Festival Park Amphitheater, 2100 S. Jackson Ave.
The Starlight Bands presents Americana Night in celebration of Independence Day 2010.

Thursday, July 1

Red, White and $1 Brew at ONEOK Field: Drillers Independence Bash
When: 7:05pm
Where: ONEOK Field, 201 N. Elgin Ave.
Thirsty Thursday, known as Red, White and $1 Brew during the Drillers Independence Bash, returns to ONEOK Field to open the homestand. Red, White and $1 Brew features servings of 16 oz. soft drinks and 12 oz. Miller Lite and Coors Light for only $1.

Sunset Concert Series at Stone Canyon
When: 6-9pm, with fireworks start at 9:15pm
Where: Stone Canyon, 76th Street North and 177th E. Ave. in Owasso
See Remedy live in concert, followed by a fireworks show. It's all free and open to the public.

Friday, July 2

Rhythm on the River: FreedomFest
When: 6:30pm
Where: River Parks Plaza, 41st Street and Riverside Drive
Don't miss this showcase of live, local music this Fourth of July weekend. Bring your blankets and your lawn chairs, but if you forget your picnic basket, don't fret - concessions will be available at the plaza.

Red, White and BOOM
When: Gates at 7pm, Fireworks at 9:45pm
Where: Owasso Stadium (PDF),
Like to rock your Independence Day Owasso style? Then stay on the north side of US 169 and watch the fireworks show at Owasso Stadium. Admission is free and open to the public.

Friday Night Fireworks: Drillers Independence Bash
When: 7:05pm
Where: ONEOK Field, 201 N. Elgin Ave.
KRMG AM 740 and 102.3 FM present Friday Night Fireworks at ONEOK Field. Following the game, the downtown skyline will be illuminated by another marvelous fireworks show.

Saturday, July 3

Firecracker 5K
When: Starting at 7:30am
Where: Downtown Tulsa
Looking for a way to get moving with the fam this 4th of July weekend? Sweat it out with this event. Register here.

All Things Cake Patriotic Topsy Turvy Cake Class
When: 10am-2pm
Where: All Things Cake, 8256 S. Memorial Drive
Wanna learn to make a cake that's worthy of the red, white and blue? Look no further than this class at All Things Cake, a sugar art supplies outlet, custom cake bakery, cooking school and more in south Tulsa. Cost is $45. Call to register, (918) 994-4490.

Cajun Festival
When: Starting at 10am
Where: Grove Civic Center on Grand Lake
Where else can you get cajun food, cajun music and great fun for the entire family without heading for the actual bayou? Luckily for your gasoline budget, all of this can be found Fourth of July weekend just a few miles from Tulsa in Grove. Get a map and even more information at the link above.

Fireworks, Buffet and Live Music at The Canebrake
When: Starting at 5pm
Where: The Canebrake, 33241 E. 732nd Road in Wagoner
What do you call a July 4 celebration that’s held July 3? You decide, but the folks at The Canebrake, a swanky, eco-friendly resort just up the road from Tulsa a piece in Wagoner, call it F to the U to the N. Start your Saturday evening with a summer buffet in the dining room that will feature ribs, gourmet hot dogs, onion burgers, salads, slaw, beans, melons and a giant ice cream sundae bar. After dinner, retire to the lawn (BYO chair!) for wine and beer, sundaes and music from recording artists “La Moustache” and one of the best home grown fireworks shows around (leave your own fireworks at home, please). Buffet is $40 (includes tax and tip) and, get this: Cost is only $10 for kids 10 and under, veterans or active military (with ID) and guests 65 and older. Fireworks start at dark-thirty. Get more info and RSVP at 918.485.1810.

Ride the River Bike Ride: FreedomFest
When: 6:30pm registration; 7pm start
Where: River West Festival Park, 2100 S. Jackson Ave.
Register online at to save $5 on the registration for his huge bike ride in celebration of July 4, The race will start and finish at River West Festival Park. Be sure to stick around after the ride to see the Tour de France on the big screen.

City of Claremore Fireworks Spectacular
When: Starting at 7pm
Where: Claremore Lake
If you like your Independence Day done Claremore style, don't miss this festival and fireworks show. The sky is scheduled to light up at about 9:30pm.

Fourth on the Third
When: 7:30pm
Where: VanTrease PACE, 81st Street and Highway 69
Don't miss this celebration of patriotic music, featuring The Signature Chorale, The Signature Children's Choir and The Signature Symphony under the direction of Dr. Barry Epperly. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for students and $6 for kids and TCC students. Call (918) 595-777 for tickets.

Grand Lake Fireworks
When: 9pm
Where: Grand Lake
Check out this floating fireworks show as it reflects on Grand Lake. The show can be viewed at the new GRDA Visitors Center in Langley, the Pensacola Dam, 3 Cherokee State Parks near the Spillways, on the water in the main channel of Grand Lake, and all along the shores of South Grand Lake.

Sunday, July 4

ONEOK Freedom Fest at River Parks
When: Starting at 12pm
Where: River West Festival Park, 2100 S. Jackson Ave.; Veterans Park, 1875 S. Boulder Ave.; Elwood's Cafe, 1924 S. Riverside Drive
Tulsa's largest 4th of July fireworks display can be seen from miles around, but you won't want to miss being smackdab in the middle of the action this year. This event is more than just fireworks, with:

  • Beverages, food, face painting, free inflatables, a rock climbing wall and live music by the Red Dirt Rangers at River West Festival Park, starting at 5pm;
  • The annual American Salute celebration, an old-fashioned family picnic and music showcase, where there will be free inflatables for the kids; and a bicycle parade featuring free bike decorations provided by Tom's Bicycles that will start at 7pm, all at Veterans Park;
  • Live music galore featuring Junaloosca, Eric and the Adams, Sam and the Stylees and Midlife Crisis Band, all at Elwood's Cafe.

Click here to get information on parking, as well as even more info on what's going on down at River Parks this 4th of July.

Fourth of July at McBirney Mansion
Where: McBirney Mansion, 1414 S. Galveston Ave.
Ribs, pulled pork, sandwiches, potato salad, cole slaw, fried chicken and beer, and a surprise dessert. Then, watch the fireworks and get a fantastic view of the downtown skyline from the hill at McBirney mansion. Tickets are $40. Call (918) 585-3234 for reservations.

Fish and Fireworks
When: Open at 10am; Parking begins at 4pm
Where: Oklahoma Aquarium, 300 Aquarium Drive in Jenks
Make plans to spend the Fourth of July with the Oklahoma Aquarium and enjoy indoor and outdoor fun for the entire family. Your paid parking provides access to the best viewing of the Jenks/96th Street Bridge fireworks, as well as summer fun with Bass Pro, including fishing and other games. Parking will be $5 beginning at 4pm, which also earns you a $2 discount on Aquarium admission for everyone in your car. You'll receive an all-access wristband and be able to enjoy the indoor exhibits, the outdoor activities, concessions for purchase and prime viewing of the fireworks, which are slated to start at about 9:30pm. No outside food or drinks will be allowed since there will be concessions on site, but lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged. Visit the link above for even more information.

Jenks America Independence Day Celebration
When: Starting at 11am
Where: Parking in the Oklahoma Aquarium lot, 300 Aquarium Drive in Jenks
Los Cabos is sponsoring a fireworks display that will be among the largest in the state in Jenks. Plus, look for a military flyover, a day-long line up of bands, a car show and an appearance by Ms. Oklahoma. The fireworks show will launch from the Jenks Pedestrian Bridge, which will be visible all over the city of Jenks, but prime viewing is available by parking at Oklahoma Aquarium (see Fish and Fireworks, above). Click the link above to get maps and even more information about the Jenks America Independence Day Celebration.

Rockets over Rhema
When: Starting at 5pm
Where: RHEMA Bible Church, 1025 W. Kenosha in Broken Arrow
The patriotic tribute gets started at 5pm, followed by a slew of outdoor activities including a car show, a mechanical bull, a rock climbing wall and face painting, a live concert featuring the lines of Point of Grace and Pocket Full of Rocks and finally, at 10pm, one of the largest fireworks shows in the land where the wind goes sweepin' down the plains. Get even more information at the link above.

American Celebrates America: Fireworks Over Sapulpa
When: Starting at 5pm
Where: Sapulpa Municipal Golf Course
Check out this 14th annual event featuring fireworks choreographed to music, taking place over the Sapulpa Municipal Golf Course. Viewing and parking are available at the Sapulpa Wal-Mart and the grassy fields east of and behind the store, as well as at Westside Baptist Church.

Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza: Drillers Independence Bash
When: 7:05pm
Where: ONEOK Field, 201 N. Elgin Ave.
One of the very best fireworks shows will be exploding in the sky above downtown Tulsa this year. Look for it after Sunday night's game. Plus, if you bring a canned food donation to the ticket office, you get $2 off your tickets to the game.

1 comment:

Ashley said...

YAY! Thanks so much I was hoping you woul do one of these soon!

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