Rain can't stop LibertyFest Rodeo in Edmond
EDMOND — Rain on the second evening of LibertyFest celebrations forced people to get out the rain gear and umbrellas for a short time last weekend.
The LibertyFest rodeo and Taste of Edmond experienced some rain, but it did not stop the events from going on.
This is the 44th year for LibertyFest.
This year's LibertyFest salutes Team USA, with University of Central Oklahoma Paralympic athletes serving as parade marshals for the Fourth of July celebration.
The parade begins at 9 a.m. Monday and will feature more than 120 entries. The 1.5-mile parade has been organized for years by Charles and Jerry James. It begins at University Drive and Ayers Street, continues west to Broadway, goes south to Second Street, east back to University Drive, then north.
LibertyFest concludes with a fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. Monday at UCO.
ParkFest at UCO starts at 6 p.m. Monday, with free watermelon while the supply lasts. Music, games, family entertainment, contests and food will be available.
People are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to watch the fireworks show and can listen to UCentral Radio KZUC 99.3-FM for music that is synchronized with the fireworks to end the festivities.
No animals are allowed at the parade, ParkFest and the fireworks.
The UCO Summer Band Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday near Buddy's Cafeteria on campus. Look for signs on campus for directions.
For more information, go to www.libertyfest.org.