Independence Day Celebration

When:  Friday, June 30th, 2023 Starting at 5:00pm
Where:  Purcell Lake - 1400 Chandler Rd.  Purcell, OK  73080

Our yearly Independence Day Celebration was held at Purcell Lake with a combination of food, games, and fireworks!  The fireworks show is made possible through donations from the City of Purcell and fundraising by the Heart of Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce! Local businesses, organizations, and the citizens of our community help make our fireworks show a success every year!  

Different food trucks and booths set up at Chandler Pavilion on the south side of Purcell Lake, just across the road from the Purcell Multi-Purpose Center.

--- Avoid the Launch Point for the Fireworks Show --- Private Fireworks are Not Permitted --- 
--- No Tobacco or Alcohol Use --- No Glass Bottles --- No Motor Vehicles on Lake Trails --- 
--- No Wake Lake --- Do Not Damage Grass Areas ---

Event Map

Follow this link for a map of points of interest for the 2023 Independence Day Event!

Our 2023 Sponsors!

Grand Finale Sponsors:
McClain Bank and First United Bank

Big Bang Sponsors:
Sunset Estates Nursing Home, Dental Lodge, Tylers's Furniture

Sonic Boom Sponsor:
Sonny's Cafe

Bada Boom Sponsors:
Allen Farms, Inc., Purcell Vision Source, Rick R. Schmidt M.D., Sandie Cook, Heartland Homestead Holdings, LLC., Heartland Herefords, LLC., Tim and Andie Millsap-Dedicated to Kenny Herron, Veteran, Phillip and Mary Baird - Dedicated to the Memory of Willie, Lena Martin

Baby Boom Sponsors:
Gloria Baker - In memory of Nora Copeland, Mark Sharfman and Teresa Shaft - Dedicated to Alexandra Sharfman

Thank you all for your support of the show!

93.9FM The Horse KQTR Purcell

Tune into 93.9FM for great classic rock radio during the show, and year round!

5:00PM Food Trucks, Fun & Games - Chandler Pavilion

Deluxe ice cream dishes from Contrabandz Ice Cream Lab, traditional state fair food from Carnival Eats & Treats, fresh kettle corn and lemonade from Oklahoma Kettle Corn, great burgers from Evan's Food Truck, delicious Vietnamese cuisine from Monkey's Food Truck, amazing brittles by Dutch Addictions, snow cones from Mr. Yeti's Snow Cones, tasty bunt cakes from Nothing Bunt Cakes, cotton candy and smoothies from Sweet Treats, and gourmet loaded tator-tots from Season 13 Great American Food Truck Race Contestant Some Like It Tot!

Yaya's Inflatables will be selling wrist bands to keep the kids jumping all night! Amazing face painting by Heck Graphics!! Pioneer Library, Landmark Church, Lexington Youth Basketball, and Purcell Emergency Management were on hand as well! Sand volleyball, beach swimming, fishing, and the Lake Trail are all at your disposal!

5:30PM - Car Show

The Independence Day Celebration Car Show will open registration at 5:30pm at the Weaver Pavilion. 

  • Registration opens at 5:30pm.
  • $20.00 entry fee per vehicle registered in the show.  
  • Picks for awards will start at 7:00pm. Awards at 8:00pm
  • The car show will feature a 50/50 Cash Raffle - $1.00 per Ticket

Text BJ Mason at (405) 795-0416 for more details.

7:00PM - Basketball Tournament at the Multi-Purpose Center

The 2nd Annual Independence Day Free Throw Contest and Basketball Tournament will be at the Multi-Purpose Center starting at 7:00pm. The free throw contest and tournament are free to enter. The event is sponsored by TSET Healthy Living Program serving McClain County, Walmart Purcell, Happy Camper Cafe, Duk n Buck Outfitters, and E6 Outfitters!

The Free Throw Contest will begin at 7:00pm. The contest will be divided by the 8 to 14 Year Old Division, and 15 and Up Division.

The 3 VS 3 Tournament will begin at 10:00pm, right after the fireworks display. 8-teams total.

There are three ways to register:

9:45PM Fireworks

The fireworks show originates from the northeast corner of the lake where the lake dam meets the cemetery.  Come out to the lake, pick a nice spot, and enjoy the show!

Interesting in setting up a booth or activity?

If you are interested in setting up a booth or hosting an activity, please contact (405) 527-7227 or email for more information!

  1. Parks & Recreation

    Physical Address
    1400 Chandler Road
    Purcell, OK 73080

    Mailing Address
    230 W. Main St.
    Purcell, OK 73080

    Emergency Phone: (405) 527-4600