1 Join the Ardmore Tourism Authority at Lake Murray State Park Tuesday to enjoy the fireworks and celebrate  Independence Day. Free and open to the public, the fireworks will begin after sunset. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and head to Lake Murray to celebrate Independence Day.

2 Summerfest 2017 is an Independence Day celebration in Davis full of fun for the whole family. There will be vendors on site with craft items and carnival style food and desserts as well as children’s booths with activities. Enjoy live entertainment from local musicians and a fireworks show to round out the evening at dusk. Grab your lawn chairs and blankets and head to Davis to celebrate the 4th of July weekend at Summerfest.

3 The Goddard Center’s 2017-2018 Exhibit Season opens Wednesday with the works of two vibrant colorists, Oklahoma native Skip Hill and Los Angeles based artist Todd Gray. Heavy chroma is the binding characteristic of these two artists while the comparing and contrasting of their work will be the dialogue of this exhibit.

4 Two American Indian artists, Daniel Worcester and Jane Semple Umsted will have their unique artwork featured at two separate locations in south-central Oklahoma.
From now through October 31, 2017, Worcester’s photographs will be on display at the Chickasaw Nation Welcome Center in Davis, Oklahoma and Umstead’s variety of media, including batik, will be showcased at the Chickasaw Visitor Center in Sulphur, Oklahoma.
An artist reception will be held for Worcester at the Chickasaw Nation Welcome Center in Davis from1-3 p.m. Saturday and  for Umsted at the Chickasaw Visitor Center in Sulphur from 4-6 p.m. Saturday.

5 The Chickasaw Nation Capitol will host a loom beading arts and crafts class 1-3 p.m., Saturday, at 411 W. Ninth St. in Tishomingo.
The event is open to the public at no charge. Class size is limited and registration is required.
The group will cover basic concepts and techniques. They will also dig into the history of beadwork in the Chickasaw culture.
Chickasaws and other Southeastern tribes incorporated items like glass beads into their culture after European contact. The practice of crafting beaded objects or adding beads to other objects continues today.
To register, contact the Chickasaw Nation Capitol at 580-371-9835.