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LibertyFest celebrates Route 66 theme

Fireworks go off behind Old North Tower on the campus of the University of Central Oklahoma for the finale of LibertyFest 2015. [Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman]

Fireworks go off behind Old North Tower on the campus of the University of Central Oklahoma for the finale of LibertyFest 2015. [Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman]

EDMOND — This year's weeklong Independence Day celebration in Edmond is a throwback to the 1960s and traveling along the Mother Road — Route 66.

A “Route 66 4th of July” is the theme.

LibertyFest 2016 is currently underway and continues through July 4. The weeklong festival is routinely selected as the place to be on Independence Day by CNN and USA Today.

The festival is expected to draw more than 125,000 people.

This year, the festival features 11 events to entertain all ages, including a car show, KiteFest, rodeo, Road Rally, Taste of Edmond, Concert in the Park, Fourth of July parade, ParkFest at UCO, a scholarship pageant, Cardboard Boat Regatta and fireworks.

The fireworks display is the largest in the Oklahoma City metro area.

The parade starts at 9 a.m. July 4 in downtown Edmond. Parkfest starts at 6:30 p.m. on the University of Central Oklahoma campus, and the fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. on the UCO campus.

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<p>Boy Scouts carry American flags in the annual LibertyFest Parade. [Photo by Paul Hellstern, The Oklahoman]</p>

Boy Scouts carry American flags in the annual LibertyFest Parade. [Photo by Paul Hellstern, The Oklahoman]

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Diana Baldwin

Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote the original stories about the... Read more ›

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