Midwest City planning to host annual Fourth of July event
By Jeff Harrison
Midwest City plans to celebrate the Fourth of July as usual.
The city’s annual Tribute to Liberty patriotic celebration and fireworks display is scheduled to take place July 4 at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park.
Other metro cities have canceled or scaled back their Fourth of July celebrations due to the coronavirus. Midwest City officials say they will continue to monitor COVID-19 data and modify plans if necessary.
“We are moving forward with plans for events such as Tribute to Liberty but should the virus data merit it, we will reassess events and public activities and make changes as needed for the safety of our residents and visitors to our city,” said Claudia Koos, director of communications and marketing for Midwest City. “Based on what we know now, we plan to have the patriotic event as we have in the past with entertainment, food trucks, and the fireworks show.”
The family-friendly event includes live music, food trucks, games and fireworks. Families are welcome to bring picnic dinner baskets and encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs.
Live music begins at 6 p.m. The fireworks display is scheduled to start 9:45 p.m.