The Edmond Sun

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June 29, 2012

VIDEO & SLIDESHOW: Edmond Chalks It Up for LibertyFest

EDMOND — Artists of all ages came to Edmond’s Festival Market Place Friday morning to Chalk It Up for LibertyFest. The annual chalk drawing contest also featured food, games and entertainment, part of Edmond’s Fourth of July festivities.

The event came on the heels of the LibertyFest Concert in the Park, put on Thursday outside Mitchell Hall Theatre on the University of Central Oklahoma campus. The LibertyFest Rodeo kicked off the Independence Day celebration last weekend at Carl Benne Arena.

Remaining events are:

• 11th Annual Car Show — 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in Hafer Park. Free.

• LibertyFest Kite Festival — 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Sunday in Mitch Park. Saturday will feature a night fly, weather permitting. Free.

• Miss LibertyFest Pageant — 7 p.m. today at UCO’s Mitchell Hall Theatre. The Miss Edmond LibertyFest contestants will compete in interview, on-stage question, talent, physical fitness and evening wear. Tickets are $10.

• Road Rally — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Register at City Administration parking lot, First Street and Boulevard. Cars, trucks, vans and more will tour Edmond with a map in search of answers to questions. Awards Ceremony at 5 p.m. Cost is $10.

• Taste of Edmond — 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday at the Festival Market Place, in downtown Edmond. Enjoy tasty food from various restaurants around the community. This event is a fundraiser for LibertyFest, helping to ensure the festival for years to come. $10 per person with children 10 and under free. $15 per person day of event. There are no refunds since this is a donation. No rain date and no animals allowed.

• LibertyFest Parade — 9 a.m. Wednesday in downtown Edmond will see the kickoff of the parade themed “40 Years of Fun, Family Festivals.” Get there early for a good seat, as more than 50,000 people line the 1.5-mile route. There will be no parking allowed on Broadway from Second Street to Ayers. Edmond Police will do security sweeps of the area before the parade kickoff and any cars left along the route will be impounded.

• ParkFest at UCO — 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Central Oklahoma campus. Free watermelon (while supply lasts), music, games, family entertainment, contests and food. For security precautions, ice chests are not allowed at the event.

• Fireworks at UCO — 10 p.m. Wednesday at the UCO campus. Patrons will want to bring a blanket or lawn chair; sit back and enjoy the fireworks beginning around 10. No pets allowed.

For the latest information, call 341-4336 or go online to www.libertyfest.org.

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