This 4th of July is a time to come together and celebrate our nation with family and friends. From large-scale events held in the metro areas to old-fashioned small-town festivals, Oklahoma offers a wide array of Independence Day events this year.

Lawton, OK – Come see the biggest country concert this summer - Alan Jackson, Gloriana and Easton Gorbin will take the stage on June 30th, 2012 at the Fort Sill Polo Field. Tickets are currently on sale at multiple locations and you can get them for $30 in advance and $35 on the day of the show.

Liberty Fest – Edmond: For one of the state’s largest and most renowned 4th of July celebrations, head to Edmond’s Liberty Fest June 23-July 4. CNN and USA Today chose Liberty Fest as one of the top ten places to be on the 4th of July in America. So you don’t want to miss out on the days-long fest that includes such attractions as a car show, rodeo, concert in the park, a scholarship pageant, and of course, fireworks. Liberty Fest features a free watermelon feed, great live entertainment, and plenty of activities for the whole family.

A Celebration in the Heartland – Moore: If you’re south of the metro, you may want to visit Moore’s Independence Day two-day celebration on July 3 and 4. Admission to A Celebration in the Heartland is free and includes fun activities for the whole family. The annual event boasts such attractions as a car, truck, and bike show; a sand volleyball tournament; musical entertainment; and much more. The celebration will end with a spectacular fireworks show at dark on July 4.

Freedom Fest - Yukon: Not to be outdone, Yukon offers a fun 4th of July lineup as well. Held at the Yukon City and Chisholm Trail Parks, Freedom Fest 2012 offers a sand castle building contest, family relay races, a car show, and more during the day. The evening activities include a hot dog eating contest, live music by Super Freak and the OKC Philharmonic, free watermelon and ice cream, and a huge fireworks show at 10:00 p.m.