Scissortail Park Events

Walking Club at Scissortail Park

Meet fellow walkers each Thursday at the Scissortail Boathouse to enjoy a scenic morning stroll through the Park.

  • 8-9am
  • Free
  • Open to all, including dogs on leashes.
  • Participants walk at their own pace.

Free Zumba Class

Class every Saturday from 9-10am at the Sky Rink event pavilion 801 South Robinson Avenue

Zumba is a form of aerobic dance exercise similar to Jazzercise; its distinctive characteristic is its use of Latin American music and dance rhythms to create a party-like atmosphere in class sessions.

Farmers Market

Every Saturday | 9am – 1pm
Corner of Oklahoma City Boulevard and South Robinson Avenue

Shop all local Oklahoma farmers, producers, and artisans in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City. Make us part of your Saturday morning routine to pick up the freshest produce, meats, poultry, honey, coffee, spices, baked goods and more.

Free parking during market weekends is available around the perimeter of the Park and in the special event parking lot on the northwest corner of Oklahoma City Boulevard and Thunder Drive across from Paycom Center.

Fountain and Spray Ground

Summer Hours

Daily | 9am – 9pm

(weather permitting)

Bulk Trash Day is Monday Aug 1st

Bulky Waste Set-out Guidelines

  • Set out your bulky trash no later than 6 a.m. on your monthly pick-up date. Please allow up to three days for crews to pick everything up.
  • You may set out your bulky waste up to three days prior to your assigned pick-up day, but no sooner. Setting it out earlier may result in a ticket or a fine.
  • Place your bulky waste on the curb and not in the street. Leave about 5 feet of space on all sides, and do not place bulky waste near mailboxes, trees, electric boxes, gas meters, power lines or other obstacles.
  • Place items loose on the curbside in an area where they can be easily picked up.
  • Do not place items on the driveway or over storm drains.
  • Do not cover your water meter.  
  • Do not place bulky waste in an empty lot or on unoccupied property. This is considered illegal dumping and the waste will not be picked up.
  • The first four cubic yards (about the size of two refrigerators) are included in your monthly service fee. Customers who place out more than the allowed amount will be charged for additional waste on their next Utility bill.

What we pick up:

  • Large and small household appliances, including refrigerators. However, for any appliances containing Freon or other coolants, including refrigerators or air conditioners – customers need to call (405) 297-2833 to make special arrangements prior to your regular bulk pick-up day.
  • Mattresses, furniture and carpets
  • Small trees and landscape waste from DIY projects. Large tree or landscape debris produced by contracted landscapers must be hauled off by the landscaper.
  • Fencing
  • Small waste produced by DIY home repair (no contractor waste)
  • Glass and mirrors (must be wrapped in cardboard and secured)

What we do not pick up:

  • Acids and caustics*
  • Antifreeze*
  • Automotive repair waste: Includes parts and/or liquid waste from automotive, boat or motorcycle repair, tires and rimes, automobile frames, crankcase, transmissions, wheels and tires, brake fluid, degreasers and lubricants
  • Bagged landscape waste. All bagged leaves or landscape debris must go in your big blue bin. 
  • Batteries of any kind, including automotive batteries*
  • Bricks, concrete, rocks or similar materials from DIY home projects.
  • Contractor waste: Uncontained sheetrock, concrete, gypsum and roofing materials, remodeling and demolition debris, dirt, bricks, rocks or concrete. These should be carried of by your contractor.
  • Explosives
  • Diapers and pet waste
  • Excrement
  • Fertilizer*
  • Fuels of any types, including propane tanks*
  • Landscape waste: includes landscape waste and trees cut by a professional contractor. Special conditions will apply for special pick-ups as the result of severe weather.
  • Nuclear materials
  • Oils, including automotive oil, house repair lubricants and cooking oils*
  • Paints and solvents*
  • Pesticides*
  • Poisons* (Includes pest control, landscape and other poisonous materials)
  • Pool chemicals*
  • Rust remover*
  • Sewage and septic waste

Fireworks this weekend

Please be safe and remember that fireworks are illegal within the city limits of Oklahoma City. Please do not set any off within the neighborhood. I have attached a list of 22 places where you can go on multiple nights this weekend to see fireworks legally from Brandy McDonnell of the Oklahoman. Wherever you go, be safe!

22 events in 2022 where you can celebrate July 4th across Oklahoma

Brandy McDonnell


The boom is back to the Fourth of July in the Sooner State. 

After two years of curtailed celebrations — from cancellations and restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic to pyrotechnics-free festivities caused by last year’s fireworks shortage — July Fourth celebrations across Oklahoma are planning a big bang this year. 

From the 50th anniversary celebration for Edmond’s LibertyFest to the old-fashioned fun of Pawnee’s July 4th Games on the Square, here are 22 Oklahoma Independence Day celebrations to check out in 2022: 

1. Edmond’s LibertyFest 

When and where: Various events and venues.  


Edmond’s Independence Day extravaganza is celebrating its 50th anniversary with several events. The festivities start with the long-running rodeo at 8 p.m. June 24-26 at Carl Benne Arena, followed by a car show from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 25 at Hafer Park and KiteFest from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 25 and 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 26 on the west side of Mitch Park.  

The celebration continues with the Concert in the Park at 7:30 p.m. June 30 near Mitchell Hall on the University of Central Oklahoma campus. ParkFest is from 12:30 to 3 p.m. July 2 at Mitch Park, the road rally begins at 10 a.m. July 3 at Earl’s Rib Palace, and the Liberty Sprint starts at 7:30 a.m. July 3 at at Ayers and Broadway. 

On July 4, the parade begins at 9 a.m. in downtown Edmond and what’s billed as the metro area’s largest fireworks display blasts off at 9:30 p.m. at Hafer Park.  

Fireworks light up the sky during the Stars & Stripes River Festival at Riversports Adventures in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on June 29, 2019.

2. Stars & Stripes River Festival and Block Party 

When and where: 8 a.m. to dusk June 25 and July 2 in the Boathouse District, 725 S Lincoln Blvd.  


The Stars & Stripes River Festival is expanding this year to two days of events over two weekends. On June 25, the Stars & Stripes Regatta will include rowing and dragon boating racing along with Riversport Adventures, whitewater rafting, food and live music, capped off with fireworks on the Oklahoma River. 

On July 2, the Stars & Stripes Block Party will start with dog yoga and feature surfing and whitewater fun, plus special attractions like a Dog Dock Diving exhibition, live music, a watermelon eating contest, yard games, food and more fireworks at dusk.  

Alexander Mickelthwate conducts the Oklahoma City Philharmonic's Red, White and Boom! concert at the State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, July 3, 2018. For the second year, the 2022 OKC Philharmonic's Independence Day concert will be at Scissortail Park.

3. Red, White & Boom! 

When and where: 8:30 p.m. July 3 at Scissortail Park, 300 SW Seventh.  


For the second year, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic will perform its free annual Independence Day concert at Scissortail Park, and this year, the fireworks will return to the beloved event and illuminate the downtown OKC skyline.  

4. Norman’s 4th Fest 

When and where: 5 to 10 p.m. July 4 at Reaves Park, 2501 Jenkins Ave. in Norman. 


Attractions will include yard games, face painting, a cornhole tournament, food trucks, adult beverages and live music, culminating in a fireworks show at dusk.  

5. Yukon Freedom Fest 

When and where: 5 to 10 p.m. July 3 and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 4 at Chisholm Trail Park, 500 W Vandament, and City Park, 2200 S Holly Ave. 


The free two-day celebration includes a car show, children’s parade, sand art competition, the Cherry Bomb Youth Triathlon, hot dog eating contest, food trucks and more. The Hi-Fi Hillbillies, Irv Wagner’s Concert Band will play July 3, while Super Freak and the OKC Philharmonic will perform July 4. Plus, fireworks shows will blast off at 10 p.m. both days.  

6. Mustang Firefighter’s Freedom Celebration 

When and where: 6:30 to 10:30  p.m. June 25 in Mustang’s Wild Horse Park, 1201 N Mustang Rd. 


The event includes food trucks, fire trucks, a live DJ and more family fun activities. Fireworks are legal in Mustang from June 27 through July 4, so no individual fireworks are permitted within Wild Horse Park during the June 25 celebration.  

Fireworks explode in the sky at the Tribute to Liberty celebration at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park in Midwest City, Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

7. Midwest City’s Tribute to Liberty  

When and where: 6 p.m. July 4 at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park, 8700 E Reno Ave.

The event features live music, including The Andrews Sisters Tribute by Character Connection Co. and a performance by The Wise Guys, along with food trucks and a 9:45 p.m. fireworks show.  

8. Tulsa’s Folds of Honor FreedomFest  

When and where: 6 to 10 p.m. July 4 on the banks of the Arkansas River in Tulsa.  


The festivities will include children’s activities, live music and a Red Bull Sky Dive Team Jump Landing. The activities will be divided between River West Festival Park, 2100 S Jackson Ave., and Dream Keepers Park (formerly Veterans Park), 1875 S Boulder Ave., and culminate at 9:30 p.m. with a fireworks over the Arkansas River, staged from the 21st Street Bridge. 

Parade participants wave American flags to the spectators as they drive a vintage car during the 2019 Bethany Freedom Festival Parade in Bethany, Okla. on Thursday, July 4, 2019.

9. Bethany Freedom Fest  

When and where: 10 a.m. July 2 in downtown Bethany and at Eldon Lyon Park.  


This year’s event will feature a full day of activities, starting with a parade marching at 10 a.m. on historic Route 66 from Southern Nazarene University, 6729 NW 39th Expressway, to Eldon Lyon Park, 7400 NW 36.

The celebration will continue with Street Fest, including a car show, entertainment and vendors, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Bethany. At 9:55 p.m., fireworks will light up Eldon Lyon Park, which will open at 7 p.m.  

10. Moore’s Celebration in the Heartland 

When and where: 2 to 10 p.m. July 4 in Buck Thomas Park, 1903 NE 12 in Moore.  


Inflatables, helicopter rides, children’s activities, food trucks and live music will lead up to the fireworks show set to music at about 9:45 p.m.  

Khatera Johnson shops for fireworks inside Fireworks Outlet OKC in Valley Brook, Thursday, July 1, 2021.

11. Stillwater’s Boomer Blast  

When and where: 6 p.m. July 1 at Boomer Lake Park, Washington Street and Lakeview Road in Stillwater. 


The celebration will include food trucks, hometown hospitality and vendors, but the main event will be the 9:30 p.m. fireworks show set to music. Car access to the park will be prohibited after 4 p.m., and Lakeview Bridge will be closed at 7 p.m. But free parking will be offered at Stillwater High School’s Pioneer Stadium and Cimarron Plaza. 

12. Choctaw Independence Day Celebration 

When and where: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 4 at Choctaw Creek Park, 2001 N Harper Rd. 


The celebration will feature inflatable water slides, music, food and games, with fireworks blasting off at about 9:45 p.m. 

Fireworks light up the sky during the Stars & Stripes River Festival at Riversports Adventures in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on June 29, 2019.

13. Lake Eufaula Fireworks Show 

When and where: 9:30 p.m. July 2 in Eufaula.  


The fireworks will launch from the Southpoint Recreation Area across Lake Eufaula from the marina. Seating will be available at Eufaula High School’s Paul Bell Stadium, 530 Lakeland Drive.  

14. Blanchard Independence Day Celebration 

When and where: 6 to 10 p.m. July 2 at Independence Park, U.S. Highway 62 and NE 10 in Blanchard. 


The event includes helicopter rides, a kids zone, food and vendors, military honors, live music by SquadLive and the Oklahoma City Symphonic Band and a fireworks display. 

Oklahoma singer-songwriter Emily Faith competed on the most recent season of "American Idol."

15. Lawton Fort Sill Freedom Festival  

When and where: 4 to 9:30 p.m. July 1 and 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. July 2 in Lawton’s Elmer Thomas Park, 501 NW Ferris Ave.  


The attractions on July 1 will include food trucks, zip lines, bounce houses and street performers. The daylong festivities July 2 also will include the Parade in the Park, live music by Oklahoma “American Idol” contestant Emily Faith and the 77th Army Rock Band and a huge fireworks show choreographed to music at 9:30 p.m. 

16. Quapaw Nation Powwow 

When and where: July 1-4 at the Quapaw Nation tribal grounds, 5681 S 630 Rd. in Quapaw.  


The 150th annual powwow will celebrate Quapaw culture with dancing, contests and more at Beaver Springs Park.  

People watch the Fourth of July fireworks show at Freedom Fest at Chisholm Trail Park in Yukon, Okla., Saturday, July 3, 2021.

17. Pauls Valley 4th of July Celebration 

When and where: 4 to 10 p.m. July 4 at Wacker Park, 1003 N Willow in Pauls Valley. 


Food trucks, inflatables, live music, a watermelon seed-spitting contest, a mechanical bull and more will be part of the festivities, plus fireworks at dusk.  

18. McLoud Blackberry Festival 

When and where: 5 to 10 p.m. July 8 and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 9 at Veterans Memorial Park, Sixth and Park in McLoud.  


One of the oldest continual festivals in the state, this event was designed to celebrate both the blackberry harvest and July 4. Dating back to the 1940s, the fest includes a carnival, parade, live music, the Cobbler Gobbler contest and more. 

A blue catfish and other Oklahoma species  are on display at the Oklahoma Aquarium on Labor Day Monday, Sept. 3, 2018 in Jenks, Okla..

19. Jenks Boomfest at the Oklahoma Aquarium 

When and where: 6:30 p.m. July 4 at the Oklahoma Aquarium, 300 Aquarium Drive. 


Folks can visit the aquarium’s indoor exhibits, then head outside to watch the fireworks at about 9:30 p.m. Food trucks and beverage options will be available, and attendees can bring lawn chairs and blankets. Last tickets are sold at 8:30 p.m., and all aquarium exhibits close at 9 p.m. Members are admitted free, non-members pay general admission rates, and parking is available for $10. 

20. Purcell Independence Day Celebration 

When and where: 5 to 10 p.m. July 1 at Purcell Lake, 1400 Chandler Rd.   


A car show, country and western dancing, inflatables, face painting and food trucks are planned, plus a fireworks show at 9:45 p.m.  

People watch the fireworks show at Chisholm Trail Park during the Yukon Freedom Fest, Saturday, July 3, 2021.

21. Grand Lake’s Duck Creek Fireworks  

When and where: 4 to 10:30 p.m. July 4 at the Arrowhead Yacht Club, 32894 S 4507 Rd., and Cherokee Yacht Club, 33152 Browning Lane, in Afton.  


One of Grand Lake’s longest running traditions, the annual festivities include an air show and fireworks display. 

22. Pawnee’s July 4th Games on the Square  

When and where: 8 a.m. to noon July 4 at Pawnee’s Courthouse Square, 500 Harrison St. 


The old-fashioned fun ranges from the egg toss and turtle races to the boot throw and money in the straw. The community’s Independence Day festivities also include the 76th annual Pawnee Indian Veterans Homecoming June 30-July 3 at the Pawnee Football Field, the Pawnee Indian Veterans Parade at noon July 2 in downtown Pawnee, and fireworks at 10 p.m. July 4 at Pawnee Lake.