Johnston County Red White & Boom
Old Settlers Picnic in Velma-Alma

Independence Day Celebrations across Chickasaw Country

Share with friends

Chickasaw Country, Oklahoma - 

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 through 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.

Purcell, Oklahoma – 

On Friday, June 30, 2023, Purcell will celebrate Independence Day at Purcell Lake. The event will have food, games and fireworks. Food trucks and games will be set up at Chandler Pavilion on the south side of the lake from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Independence Day Celebration Car Show will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Weaver Pavilion with awards at 7 p.m. The fireworks display will begin at 9:45 p.m.

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.

Sulphur, Oklahoma – 

Bring the entire family to Sulphur for Arbuckle Beats and Bites at The Artesian Hotel, Casino and Spa on Saturday, July 1, 2023. Doors open at 5 p.m. Grab a bite at one of the food trucks and let the kids play on the bounce houses. Cody Canada & The Departed will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. followed by fireworks at 9 p.m. Admission is free to Arbuckle Beats & Bites.

Waurika, Oklahoma – 

Waurika will host their annual 4th of July Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 1, 2023, at Legacy Park. The family-friendly event will begin at 2 p.m. with activities throughout the day. Activities include a fish fry, beer wagon, live entertainment, bounce house, games and more before fireworks at dark.

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.

Ardmore, Oklahoma – 

The Ardmore Tourism Authority and event sponsors present the annual July 4th fireworks show at Lake Murray on Tuesday, July 4, 2023. Fireworks will launch at approximately 9 p.m. from the Radio Flying Field. The event is free and open to the public.

Chickasha, Oklahoma – 

Grab a lawn chair or blanket and head to Shannon Springs Park in Chickasha for their 4th of July fireworks. The show begins at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4, 2023.

Kingston, Oklahoma – 

West Bay Casino & Resort will light up the night sky with brilliant fireworks at dusk on Tuesday, July 4, 2023.

Marlow, Oklahoma – 

Marlow’s Fourth of July Celebration has been a tradition since 1892. On Tuesday, July 4, 2023, start the day at 9 a.m. with an old-fashioned, small-town parade with classic cars, bicycles, bands and wagons. Redbud Park hosts food, games, shopping, beer/wine garden and bingo. The free evening concert begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

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.

Download Here

Contact: Kelli West 
Tourism Communications Officer 
Chickasaw Country 
[email protected]