Independence Day 2017: Where to see fireworks around Tulsa, northeastern Oklahoma
Cue the lights! With Independence Day just over a week away, here's a rundown of some of the places to catch fireworks displays around Tulsa and northeastern Oklahoma.
Bixby Freedom Celebration -- The "largest free, public fireworks extravaganza in this area." The fun includes an area for kids, a DJ, food trucks, guest speakers and more. Around 13,000 people attended last year's event. The grounds open at 4:30 p.m. near 121st and Memorial.
Bob McSpadden Annual Fireworks Show in Vinita -- Come out to the Vinita High School football field at 7:30 p.m. snow cones, inflatables, fireworks and more.
Collinsville Independence Day Celebration -- The fun begins 11 a.m. with "an old-fashioned Independence Day Parade down Main Street." You can enter your float for free in the parade. Activities begin at 4 p.m. at Collinsville City Park. Lots of food and vendors will be available, including free ice-cold watermelon throughout the day.
Grand Lake Fireworks -- The sixth annual Cliff Elliott Memorial Firework Show begins at 9:30 p.m. in Disney between the Pensacola Spillways on Highway 28. Donations are being accepted for the event.
Patriotism in the Park -- Start this all-day celebration off with a pancake breakfast at Klingensmith Park and enjoy lots of entertainment, food and more. The event includes a BBQ contest (with $9 tastings for the public from 4:30 p.m .to 7 p.m.), kids activities, a night swim and more.
Faith and Freedom Festival at Lifepoint Fellowship -- This event in Kansas, Oklahoma, includes a free concert with Stars Go Dim, We Are Messengers and Sarah Reeves. There will be bounce houses, water slides and more for the kids. Starts at 3 p.m. at the church on North Mason Street off East Tulsa Avenue.
Copan Lake Fireworks Display -- Come out to Copan Lake at 9:45 p.m. to see a fireworks display on the lake.
Rockets Over Rhema -- Join more than 50,000 people at Rhema Bible Church for the annual event featuring concessions, a patriotic musical, a concert, a car show, family fun and more. The event starts at 6 p.m. at the church on Kenosha (71st Street) between South 145th East Avenue and North Elm Place.
Fantasy in the Sky -- Has been canceled until July 7th. Skiatook's annual fireworks event includes a community parade, plenty of food, live music and more. Around 75,000 people attend the annual fireworks show.
Eufaula Independence Day Celebration -- Come out to the soccer fields at Lake Eufaula for an afternoon of fun. Bring the family out for food trucks, games and inflatables starting at 1 p.m., and stick around to watch the fireworks on the water.
Duck Creek Fireworks at Grand Lake -- Duck Creek Fireworks has been putting on this show for 70 years now. The event includes an air show at 7 p.m. before fireworks kickoff at 9:30 p.m.
Folds of Honor Freedomfest 2017 -- Around 80,000 people converge on Veterans Park, River West Festival Park and the Arkansas River for this annual fireworks show. The event includes live entertainment, tons of food and lots of fun. You can even see the grand finale of the fireworks show at the beginning of the 10 p.m. newscast on Tulsa's Channel 8.
Sallisaw Fourth of July Celebration -- This annual event at the Sallisaw High School complex includes inflatables, volleyball, face painting, Chunk It games and more. Bring the kids out from 6:30-8:30 p.m. before the fireworks start at dark.
Bartlesville Freedom Fest 2017 -- The event includes food, music, a kids parade, fireworks and more. Activities start at 6 p.m. in downtown Bartlesville, and fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.
Nowata's Annual 4th of July Celebration/The Independence Day Wild Turkey Fest -- Turkeys aren't just for Thanksgiving. Come out to Jack Gordon Park starting at 4:30 p.m. and enjoy a variety of activities for the whole family, including food, turtle races, homemade ice cream, and more. Fireworks begin at dusk.
Claremore's 4th of July Celebration -- Bring the kids out to Claremore Lake Park for a fishing derby in the morning, and come back for fireworks in the evening. The fishing derby starts at 7 a.m. for kids ages 4-12. The lake opens at 6 p.m. for the night and will have inflatables, concessions, a splash pad and more for the whole family.
Jenks FreedomFest and Los Cabos Boomfest -- Bring the family to downtown Jenks from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for food trucks, live music, kids activities and more. Later, head over to Las Cabos Boomfest at Riverwalk Crossing for "the biggest fireworks show around."
Pawnee Independence Day Celebration -- Games on the square and turtle races begin at 8 p.m. in downtown Pawnee. Fireworks begin at 10 p.m.
Okmulgee Fireworks Extravaganza -- The 7th annual Fireworks Extravaganza in Okmulgee begins at 7 p.m. in Municipal Park. There will be fun and food for the whole family. Free hot dogs, popcorn and snow cones!