Independence Day celebrations are happening both locally and with surrounding neighbors. Here’s the 411 on what we know:
Wednesday, July 3rd
First Baptist Church of Cleveland will be offering its annual Fireworks display at dark. Bring lawn chairs.
Wednesday, July 4th
Terlton Fun Day
All day popcorn, cotton candy, popsicles and glow sticka for sale. Free water. Life time fishing license and fishing kit raffle to benefit Terlton Fire Department. Fireworks at sundown.
Also - the documentary “Terlton” that includes remembrances of the tragedy of the 1985 fireworks plant explosion will be shown at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the Terlton Senior Citizens Center.
Three Nights of Fireworks
Keystone Harbor, Mannford, have three nights of fireworks: July 4th, 5th, and 6th!
Their access road will be open to everyone, their food trailer is ready to go, and they’re working to get picnic tables set up for everyone.
Fireworks will start between 9:30 and 9:45 p.m. and each show will last about 25 minutes.
Pawnee’s Games on the Square,
Fireworks and More
The Pawnee Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the City of Pawnee, Pawnee VFW and GRDA will celebrate the 4th of July with an old fashioned “Games on the Square” and fireworks in the evening at the City Lake.
Game activities will begin at 7:30 a.m. on the Square and the fireworks display will be around 10:00 p.m. that evening at Pawnee Lake.
The VFW will perform a flag raising ceremony following the Turtle Races.
The “Games on the Square” are a Chamber of Commerce, GRDA, City of Pawnee and the many volunteers Event that make the 4th of July celebration possible.
The City’s fireworks display, put on by the Pawnee Fire Department and its volunteers, are scheduled for around 10:00 p.m.
The Pawnee Indian Veterans 73rd Homecoming will run from July 4th through the 7th, at Memorial Field.
Admission to this long running celebration is free. There will be a parade at noon on Saturday, July 6 in downtown Pawnee. The Hawk Chief Run and Mose YellowHorse Coed Softball tournament are also a part of the celebration.
The Vietnam Moving Wall, a one-half scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., is scheduled be here July 4th through the 7th. The Wall is to be on display at the Pawnee Bill Ranch. For information on the wall contact Walter Lorentz at 580-401-3831
Friday, July 5th
Cleveland’s Freedom Celebration
Fun and games at Arlington Park with food trucks, bounce houses, and a small fireworks display at dark. See story above.
Hominy’s Independence Day Fun
The Hominy Chamber of Commerce is once again sponsoring Independence Day festivities at the Hominy Municipal Lake.
Due to scheduling conflicts, the large Fireworks display will take place on Friday, July 5 at dark; however, a weekend of fun for the family will continue into the weekend.
The City is allowing residents to shoot fireworks off at the Lake on July 4, 5, and 6 since the holiday falls on a Thursday.
On Saturday, July 6, the Chamber’s Independence Day Fun Festival will be in full force at the City Lake with a “catch and release” fishing tournament to be held. Call for details. Then beginning at 3:00 p.m., enjoy the dunk tank, egg toss, and balloon toss, turtle races, sack races, and more! For more information contact Kathryn Johnson at 918.352.1280.