Find Your Oklahoma Fireworks and Freedom Celebrations – 2018

Find Your Oklahoma Fireworks and Freedom Celebrations – 2018

Cel­e­brate the 4th of July all over Okla­homa with fire­works.  Here is a list of cel­e­bra­tions we know about com­ing up.  Not all are just on the 4th, rather on sev­er­al dif­fer­ent days!

There will be live music, food trucks, fire­works, and fun at some of the var­i­ous events.  Click on the events below for the loca­tion and day you want to know more about.  There are so many events planned for this 4th of July that they are start­ing days in advance!  As we con­tin­ue to locate infor­ma­tion on the events hap­pen­ing in Okla­homa we will update THIS post.

Auton­o­my Anniver­sary, Eman­ci­pa­tion Fes­tiv­i­ty, Lib­er­a­tion Jubilee, Self-deter­mi­na­tion memo­ri­al­iza­tion, sov­er­eign­ty spree, enfran­chise­ment jol­li­fi­ca­tion… call it how­ev­er you want.  Just make sure you show up!  Don’t know where to go?  Now you do!

Check often and tell your friends and fam­i­ly where you got your info.  Unique­la­homa is ded­i­cat­ed to find­ing these events and let­ting you know!

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Cel­e­bra­tions on July 1st

Rock­ets Over Rhe­ma

The Amer­i­can Dream

Rockin’ the Park

Lib­er­ty Fest


Cel­e­bra­tions on July 2nd

Blanchard’s Inde­pen­dence Cel­e­bra­tion

Lib­er­ty Fest


Cel­e­bra­tions on July 3rd

Fan­ta­sy in the Sky


Red, White & Boom

Yukon’s Free­dom Fest

Fairview’s Fes­ti­val & Fire­works

Grand Lake Fire­works

4th of July Fire­works Spec­tac­u­lar

Inde­pen­dence Cel­e­bra­tion

Fire­works Spec­tac­u­lar

Boom in the Val­ley Fire­works Spec­tac­u­lar


Cel­e­bra­tions on July 4th

Tul­sa Free­dom­Fest

OKC 4th Fest

Jenks Free­dom Fest

Boomer Blast

Lib­er­ty Fest

Yukon’s Free­dom Fest

Fire­works Extrav­a­gan­za & 4th of July Cel­e­bra­tion

Sal­li­saw 4th of July Cel­e­bra­tion

4th of July BBQ Buf­fet and Fire­works

Old-Fash­ioned Inde­pen­dence Day Cel­e­bra­tion

Free­dom Cel­e­bra­tion Parade

Lav­erne 4th of July Cel­e­bra­tion

Chero­kee 4th of July Cel­e­bra­tion

Boom­fest at River­walk

Fish and Fire­works


















Cel­e­bra­tions already passed

Bix­by Free­dom Fire­works Cel­e­bra­tion

Bob McSpad­den Memo­r­i­al Fire­works Show

Law­ton-Ft. Sill Free­dom Fes­ti­val

Can­ton 4th of July Cel­e­bra­tion

Rockin’ the Park

John­ston Coun­ty Red, White & Boom Cel­e­bra­tion

Hon­or Amer­i­ca Day


Mar­ble City May­hem & Fire­works Show

Lib­er­ty Fest




Be sure to check out our oth­er events on the Unique­la­homa Event Cal­en­dar!

If you would like for us to post about your event let us know.  We would love to hear from you.  Unique­la­homa is a very active com­mu­ni­ty. We wel­come you to join us in cel­e­brat­ing the unique, weird, and inspir­ing aspects of our love­ly state.  Do you want to have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to let every­one know about your events? Here is your chance!


Announcement — The Good, The Bad and The Barbeque

May 1, 2018


For Imme­di­ate Release

On May 12, 2018, Elder Care will be cel­e­brat­ing the 20th anniver­sary of The Good, The Bad &The Bar­beque, the annu­al fundrais­er which has become one of the most eager­ly antic­i­pat­ed events in the area. With the unpar­al­leled set­ting of the mag­nif­i­cent Cross Bell Ranch, the scent of bar­beque drift­ing through the air and the toe-tap­ping west­ern swing music in the back­ground, this is a tru­ly won­der­ful evening.

The Good, The Bad and The Barbeque

The Good, The Bad and The Bar­beque includes a bar­beque din­ner from Dink’s Pit Bar-B-Que, music and danc­ing, and live and silent auc­tions, all held under a beau­ti­ful tent.  This year Shel­by Eicher’s West­ern Swing All-Stars will be the fea­tured band. A cash bar will be avail­able.

The Live and Silent Auc­tions are always a high­light of the evening offer­ing guests the oppor­tu­ni­ty to bid on trav­el pack­ages, unique pieces of jew­el­ry, pri­vate par­ties, tick­ets to sport­ing events and much more.

There will also be a raf­fle for a $750 trav­el vouch­er on Delta Air­lines.

This won­der­ful event is made pos­si­ble with the sup­port of our many gen­er­ous spon­sors includ­ing:

Pre­sent­ing Spon­sors: Arvest Wealth Man­age­ment, Bartlesville Radio, The H.A. and Mary K. Chap­man Trust, Cono­coPhillips, Diver­si­fied Sys­tems Resources, Phillips 66 and The A. E. and Juani­ta Richard­son Foun­da­tion.

Prime Sponsors:

Bank of Okla­homa, Bartlesville Print Shop, Bartlesville Region­al Unit­ed Way, Cable One, Cen­tral States Busi­ness Forms, Dink’s Pit Bar-B-Que, Shel­ley Koster-Keller Williams Real­ty, Mag­el­lan Mid-Stream Part­ners, Osage Casi­no, Regent Bank and Tru­ity Cred­it Union.

Choice Spon­sors: ABB, Amedisys Home Health, Com­fort­ing Hands Hos­pice and Thad and Andrea Sat­ter­field.

Elder Care is this area’s lead­ing not for prof­it provider of ser­vices to senior adults and care­givers. We help with issues rang­ing from sim­ple house­keep­ing and meal prepa­ra­tion to the com­plex chal­lenges asso­ci­at­ed with the phys­i­cal and emo­tion­al man­age­ment of Alzheimer’s dis­ease.  In addi­tion to the wide array of life-chang­ing ser­vices that we offer, we are equal­ly com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing a voice for seniors that might oth­er­wise go unheard. 


For more infor­ma­tion about The Good, The Bad & The Bar­beque or to pur­chase raf­fle tick­ets, please call Elder Care at (918) 336‑8500.




Deirdre McAr­dle

Direc­tor of Devel­op­ment

Elder Care

1223 Swan Dri­ve
Bartlesville, OK 74006
(918) 336‑8500




Esperance Bakery In Jenks — Savor The Flavor Of Extraodinary

Savor The Fla­vor Of

There is just some­thing about taste that sets it apart from the oth­er sens­es. We can all touch some­thing and feel whether it is hot or cold, dif­fer­en­ti­ate between odor and fra­grance and so on with the oth­er sens­es. But with taste, we send our mind on a jour­ney that has no lim­its or bound­aries. At times what we taste can be an awak­en­ing that reminds us that life is not always just about sus­te­nance for survival…sometimes it’s just about the small plea­sures which frol­ic among the taste buds and the savor­ing of extra­or­di­nary taste that only the liv­ing can indulge.

One could say that my tongue was slapped out of a rest­less slum­ber after it became entan­gled with a lemon treat from arti­san of flour and but­ter, Hope Alexan­der. Meet­ing Hope on assign­ment for anoth­er mag­a­zine, I was tak­en aback by her pas­sion to pro­vide pas­tries of per­fec­tion. So much so in fact, that I could see “unique” in every­thing about her dream and dri­ve to bake that which ignites the tongue and cre­ates a fla­vor­ful fire in the soul.

Pho­to­graph by Saraya Har­mon

From the name Esper­ance (hope in French) to her will­ing­ness to arrive at work at 2:30 a.m., Hope exhibits a pas­sion that is often lost in the main­stream busi­ness world. Details mat­ter to her. Cus­tomer sat­is­fac­tion, which is a lost busi­ness prin­ci­ple to many these days, is in every­thing she does. From the greet­ing when enter­ing the bak­ery to the organ­ic ingre­di­ents used in her crois­sants, the atten­tion to detail sets her apart

Hope has been bak­ing for 14 years. As to how she found her call­ing, she explains with a jovial laugh that her love of chem­istry fit nat­u­ral­ly into her love of cook­ing, bak­ing and most of all…feeding peo­ple. With so many options for bak­ing, how did she come to focus on Crois­sants?

The dough just felt so good to me. I have always enjoyed mak­ing bread and being able to knead.” A taste­less expe­ri­ence with some store bought crois­sants also helped facil­i­tate her move into the bak­ing mar­ket. Her love of chem­istry and her suc­cess exper­i­ment­ing with recipes felt as though the uni­verse was beck­on­ing her to the kitchen.

I want­ed some­thing to do that I enjoyed. And I thor­ough­ly enjoy feed­ing peo­ple good food…no…great food.”

I want­ed some­thing to do that I enjoyed. And I thor­ough­ly enjoy feed­ing peo­ple good food…no…great food.” After enough friends and fam­i­ly mem­bers began offer­ing her pay­ment for her crois­sants, she began ask­ing her­self if mak­ing them was some­thing she could do every day. Would she be hap­py doing it? Could the uni­verse be right? Per­haps a bak­ers’ kitchen was just the right ingre­di­ent in life she need­ed to bring a new hope in her life.

Work­ing a job where she was stuck in an office all day was just not doing it for her. So she began putting her busi­ness plan togeth­er and work­ing out the details. It would take a few years before all the ingre­di­ents were just right before she was ready to put it in the oven. But once the recipe was com­plete, she began rolling the dough and warm­ing up the stoves.

On June 28, 2016, Esper­ance Bak­ery opened its doors. Hope said that since open­ing, cer­tain aspects have been bet­ter than she expect­ed and oth­ers have not. Again this is fol­lowed by her gid­dy laugh. She express­es that words can’t con­vey what she cre­ates. She was right. Hav­ing inter­viewed her before tast­ing her cre­ations, I quick­ly under­stood what she meant and a few rewrites were cer­tain­ly war­rant­ed. Her bak­ery is not to grab a quick break­fast or snack, it’s an expe­ri­ence. Although this writer does his best to describe Hope’s cre­ations, I must admit as well that she is right. To under­stand true taste, one mustn’t just read about it. One must expe­ri­ence the cre­ative mix­ture of ingre­di­ents and pas­sion of a kitchen chemist and let all of the sens­es come to remem­ber that it real­ly is the small things in life that are worth savor­ing.

Esper­ance Bak­ery is locat­ed at 610 W. Main St. Jenks. They are open Thurs­days until 2 pm, Fri­days until 6 pm and noon on Sat­ur­day and Sun­day


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