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Complete Guide to Oklahoma City on July 4th

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Celebrate the July 4th holiday in Oklahoma City - For Independence Day, there is fun to be had throughout the OKC metro, from fireworks displays to lake and outdoor activities - Here is a complete guide to Oklahoma City on July 4th, with information on events, fireworks, lakes, parks and more.

July 4th Events

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This is what July 4th is all about, the celebration of America's birthday as the fireworks adorn the sky. And in the Oklahoma City metro area, you have plenty of options for July 4th fireworks. Plus, many of the events have turned into multi-day affairs with games, activities, free live music concerts and much, much more. Get detailed information on:

Fireworks

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Watching the fireworks displays at the above events is fantastic, but many in Oklahoma City enjoy purchasing and lighting their own personal fireworks. However, before you do so, it's very important to be aware of the fireworks laws for your community. Plus, safety is of the utmost importance. With that in mind, here are places purchase fireworks in the Oklahoma City area.

Lakes

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July 4th is a time of getting together with friends and families to celebrate our country's Independence Day. What better place to do so than out on the lake. Enjoy campsites, water sports, fishing and other outdoor recreation, or simply find a place to sit back, relax and take in the view. The Oklahoma City metro area has several excellent lake options. Get full profiles on each.

Parks & Pools

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Lakes aren't the only place where you can enjoy the outdoors on the fourth. Visit one of the many city parks for playgrounds, sports fields, gyms, golf courses, trails and more. And for the water fun, check out the city pools or spraygrounds.

Food & Recipes

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What is a relaxing, celebratory July 4th without food? About.com's Guide to Entertaining, Donna Pilato, has an article on the Classic July 4th Barbecue with recipe recommendations for everything from ribs to potato salad. Here are a few other resources for July 4th cooking:

Travel

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The July 4th holiday is the perfect opportunity for many to travel across the state or country in order to get together with family and friends. To get ready, familiarize yourself with Oklahoma City's airport or if you're driving, it's important to check Oklahoma highway projects and construction. Also, find cheap gas prices in the metro and consider getting a PIKEPASS.
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