Celebration of Freedom

The most recent event date has passed. Check back for updates.
Celebration of Freedom
General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute
507 S Main St
Phone: 580-726-5900
Fax: 580-726-5901

Throughout this Memorial Day weekend celebration, patriots are celebrated with a spotlight panel sharing stories of patriotism, followed by a tribute honoring all present military. Enjoy the Celebration of Freedom parade and witness over 100 entrants of all kinds and descriptions, including marching bands, floats, balloons, horses, cars, tractors and lots of veterans.

If a motorcycle poker run is more your style, then slip on your sunglasses, tighten your bandanna and get ready for one heck of a ride. Join hundreds of other riders as they promote patriotism with the Freedom Poker Run through the Wichita Mountains. Also, make sure to attend the annual Arts on the Square event, one of the most outstanding community art shows in southwestern Oklahoma, which also includes a large number of arts and crafts. The Kiowa County Quilt Show will also be held this Memorial Day weekend and will feature a patriotic quilt display, free demonstrations, merchant mall, door prizes, free goodie bags and quilts for sale.

A fly-in will also be held for groups of onlookers and is expected to feature a large number of planes including executive jets, military, experimental, powered parachutes and a host of other general aviation aircraft. Other events include big band arrangements, recreation USO shows and a rodeo featuring top rodeo events such as bareback riding, calf roping and barrel racing. Visitors to this event will also enjoy a softball tournament, a battle of the bands competition, talent show, street dances, a carnival and plenty of delicious food.

Come to the Celebration of Freedom event this Memorial Day weekend and celebrate your patriotism, share in honoring the military and remember loved ones who have been lost.

Find Nearby
General Information: Free admission
Highway Corridors (within 5 mi.): US-183
Located 40 miles south of I-40 on Hwy 183.
Sign Up for Related Emails
  • Festivals & Events
  • Monthly TravelOK eNewsletter