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Independence Day Celebrations across Chickasaw Country

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Chickasaw Country, Okla. -  
As the nation lets freedom ring this Independence Day, the towns within Chickasaw Country will roll out the red, white and blue carpet for a variety of events from parades and 5K runs to festivals and fireworks. Festivities around the region begin as early as June 24 and extend 
until July 8.

Willis, Oklahoma – 
Enjoy live music, food and fireworks at Texoma Beats & Bites at MegaStar Casino on Saturday, June 24, 2023. Kicking off at 7 p.m., this family-friendly outdoor event will feature food trucks and fireworks. Country star Jon Stork will take the stage at 8 p.m. followed by Texas native Kevin Fowler on stage at 10 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the gate for ages 13 and older. Admission is free for children ages 12 and under. 

Tishomingo, Oklahoma – 
The entire family will enjoy Johnston County’s Red, White and Boom Celebration in Tishomingo. This two-day event will be held on June 30 and July 1, 2023. Friday evening, guests can enjoy the fireworks show at the Tishomingo High School football field followed by an old school, red-dirt street dance on Main Street. Saturday morning, line up on Main Street for the parade followed by a day of activities at Pennington Creek. Families can enjoy live music, vendor booths, food trucks, the Little Miss & Mr. Firecracker Contest and water slides. 

Blanchard, Oklahoma – 
Spend the evening of Monday, July 3, 2023, at the Blanchard Independence Celebration with live music from Squadlive and the Oklahoma City Symphonic Band followed by fireworks set to music at dusk. The events begin at 6 p.m. with the fireworks culminating the evening at 10 p.m. 

Kingston, Oklahoma – 
Celebrate independence on Monday, July 3, 2023, on Lake Texoma with grand fireworks at Roosevelt Bridge. The show will begin right after dark at approximately 9 p.m. on the west end of the bridge. 

Ada, Oklahoma – 
The town of Ada will celebrate the holiday with a 5K run, parade and fireworks. On Tuesday, July 4, 2023, the day will kick off with the Fireball Classic Memorial Run in Wintersmith Park. This annual race hosted by the Ada Sunrise and Scissortail Passport Rotary Clubs benefits the Back to School Basics program and features a 5K, 10K and Fun Run. The Ada Main Street Fourth of July Parade will begin at the  intersection of Stockton and Main Streets at 10 a.m. and end at the intersection of Hope and Main Streets. At dusk, return to Wintersmith Park for the Fourth of July Fireworks. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to view the show. 

Davis, Oklahoma – 
Enjoy live entertainment, food trucks, local vendor booths, games and activities at the Davis High School football field on Saturday, July 8, 2023, to celebrate Independence Day at Davis Summerfest! Gates will open at 5 p.m. with fireworks at dark. To learn more about events taking place across Chickasaw Country, visit or follow Chickasaw Country on Facebook and Instagram. 

About Chickasaw Country 
Nestled in the south-central region of Oklahoma, Chickasaw Country is a regional tourism organization representing 13 of Oklahoma's 77 counties. A division of the Chickasaw Nation, Chickasaw Country is the tourism brand and resource for visitors and communities in the region, promoting local attractions, experiences and events. South-central Oklahoma is an easy, versatile, friendly and beautiful escape packed with First American and Western culture, outdoor recreation, local dining, breathtaking landscapes and one-of-a-kind festivals. For adventure-seekers, cultural lovers and everything in between, Chickasaw Country is uniquely positioned as a go-to, spur of the moment, easy-to-get-to, ever-changing vacation, for a day, a weekend, a week or longer.

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Contact: Kelli West 
Tourism Communications Officer 
the Chickasaw Nation 
[email protected] 
For Immediate Release