4th of July Fireworks & Celebrations | In & Around OKC Metro

Thanks to the Oklahoma State Department of Health for sponsoring this 4th of July Guide. At OKC Mom, we work with organizations that bring value to our readers.

It’s hard to believe it’s already almost time to celebrate the RED WHITE & BLUE with food, friends, and fireworks! If you’re from Oklahoma, then you know we know how to party. So pull out your sparklers. Don your red, white, and blue. And get ready to go all out this year. 

You will have a full weekend of Independence Day options around the Metro where you can take your families to celebrate the 4th of July. Keep scrolling to see all the fun things to do around the Metro.

4th of July Guide OKCAce Your Kids’ Back-to-School Checklist 

We’re already approaching the Fourth of July, which means back-to-school season will be here soon. Save yourself the headache and start planning NOW to prepare for the school year! Secure birth certificate copies, request current shot records, get immunizations in order and schedule well-child exams.  

The Oklahoma State Department of Health has handy resources available at BackToSchoolOK.com to set your family up for success. You can also download a printable checklist here. 

Quick Facts: 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): 

  • How do I order a birth certificate copy?  
    • Order online (bit.ly/BC-Oklahoma) or by phone at (877) 817-7364. Requests from a parent named on the birth record are typically issued within two business days and arrive in the mail within a week. 
  • What immunizations does my child need, and are they required to be immunized to attend public school? 
    • Visit bit.ly/IG-Oklahoma to review a childhood immunization guide by age. 
    • All children aged two months and older must present an immunization record or file an exemption to attend public school. If needed for medical, religious or personal reasons, complete an immunization exemption request by visiting bit.ly/IER-Oklahoma 
  • Is a well-child exam the same thing as a sports physical?  
    • A well-child checkup can include the exam required for a sports physical but covers more. In-depth information like your child’s health history, growth measurements, blood pressure, required lab tests, and development and behavior screenings are all included in a well-child exam.  

View additional FAQs and learn more at BackToSchoolOK.com! 


4th of July Fireworks & Celebrations In & Around OKC



Did we miss any other great 4th celebrations?? Let us know in the comments! 

So many activities! Surely you and your family can find one of these that is a good fit for you. Now for a few helpful tips before heading out to celebrate July 4th.

BE PREPARED -Make sure to have bug spray, baby wipes, sunscreen, water, blankets, snacks, and anything else kiddos might need when you and the family are out on an adventure.

EAR PROTECTION – You never know if your child will be sensitive to the firework’s sounds or love them. So just in case, grab a bag of earplugs or some noise cancelling headphones from the store and put them in your bag. It eases everyone’s stress level when we can just pop a plug in!

REMEMBER YOUR FUR BABIES – Ask any animal shelter and they will all tell you July 4th is their busiest time of year. Doggies get super freaked by fireworks, so make sure to protect your pups this time of year.

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Shelby is a wife and mom of 2 boys, Foster (2016) & Fowler (2018). She recently opened a real estate brokerage and is a work from home Broker who loves documenting her real life Real Estate adventures with babies in tow. She has a love of helping people and putting a smile on their face whenever she can. She never takes life too seriously, and can find humor in just about anything (even if that's cleaning up baby blowouts on her lap in the backseat in between home showings). Formerly a Heritage Hall preschool teacher, she enjoys spending her free time at home doing learning activities with her kids that fill the teacher part of her heart. If she's not playing with her boys or selling homes, you can find her doing home projects with her husband Jacob at their farmhouse in Guthrie!

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