Through July 4, Throughout Edmond, libertyfest.org, 340.2527
Whatever the cognoscenti may say about the trendy hues for summer, Edmond spends this time of year faithfully following the bold, vibrant color scheme that’s been in fashion for 236 years: three cheers for the red, white and blue. LibertyFest marks its 40th anniversary with an Independence Day bash so huge it started back in June – the rodeo, free outdoor concert, sidewalk chalk contest, pageant and classic car show will be in the rearview mirror by July 1. However, that sunny Sunday sees the second day of the collaborative aerial expo KiteFest, contestants’ desperate dash through the city to decipher clues and claim victory in the Road Rally and the city’s finest flavors compressed into one location in the fundraising feast A Taste of Edmond. It all comes to a head July 4 with a colossal parade through downtown, ParkFest’s all-day spate of music, food and festive activities and a senses-shattering fireworks blowout as the piece de resistance. Come celebrate with the city!