Independence Day celebrations begin Friday evening June 30 and carry through Tuesday, July 4.

OTTAWA COUNTY – With the Fourth of July holiday falling on a weekday again this year, local celebrations will begin Friday, June 30 and carry through Tuesday, July 4.

Firework displays, music, games, food, fun and a 4-day Pow Wow are on tap for Ottawa County as the nation gears up to celebrate its 241st Independence day.

AFTON

Afton’s 2nd annual Independence Day Celebration will be at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 2 at 520 and 230 Road across from Victors Ranch.

There will be free children’s games, a watermelon feed and live music by Whiskey Poet Society before and after the fireworks. Professional fireworks show at dark. Bring chairs or blankets and enjoy the evening with friends and family.

For more information, contact Sandy Reynolds at 918-541-6132 or 918-919-4111.

COMMERCE

Commerce’s annual fireworks show is set for Sunday, July 2 at the Commerce High School football field. Gates open at 6 p.m. Hot dogs and bottled water will be available for purchase. 

The Commerce Independence Day Parade takes place 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 4. The parade’s theme this year is “We the People” and will start on South Main. Line up will begin at 9 a.m.

Entry is free, for information contact Commerce City Hall at 918-675-4373.

MIAMI

The 4th of July Extravaganza brought to you by the City of Miami and the Miami Regional Chamber of Commerce will be held at Riverview Park in Miami. Tuesday, July 4 evening activities begin at 5 p.m. Free hot dogs and water at 6 p.m. provided by Sodexo, Walmart, The Stables Casino, Marvin's, State Farm and Brown Winters Funeral Home.

Don't miss the annual Pizza Hut Turtle Derby and the Sonic Hot Dog Eating contest. Other games sponsored by State Farm Jim Rexwinkle, MRCC and the National Honor Society, Slick-N-Kwick General Contractors, Penmac Staffing and B.A.C.A.

Music provided by Scotty B. and fireworks at dark by Scott Garber.

QUAPAW

The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma is hosting its annual Pow Wow with celebrations beginning Saturday, July 1 and carrying through Tuesday, July 4 at the Quapaw Pow Wow Grounds/Beaver Springs Park, 5681 S. 630 Rd. in Quapaw.

The four-day event begins with a flag raising each day at 7 a.m. Camper registration opens 8 a.m. Saturday. Dancer registrations are 7 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday.

Vendors, games, children's activities, dress and dance contests will be available throughout the event.

Fireworks show is scheduled for 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 3.

Event ends Tuesday, July 4 at approximately 11 p.m.

WYANDOTTE

The Wyandotte Nation will host its annual fireworks display from 6 to 11 p.m. on Friday, June 30 at the Wyandotte Pow Wow grounds at 69563 U.S. Highway 60, a half-mile west of Indigo Sky Casino.

There will be live music, vendors, and a fireworks display. The event and parking are free to the public. Individuals can bring chairs, blankets, and coolers. The band will start at 7 p.m. and fireworks will begin at dark.

Open fires, grills, and alcohol are not allowed.