Lawton/Fort Sill celebrated Independence Day a little early this year at the Army Concert Tour on June 30th but here are some 4th of July celebrations that are happening at some of  our surrounding communities:

Altus

The Altus 4th of July Celebration.  Hot dogs will be served at 7 p.m. in the city park with live music until midnight.  Fun for the entire family.  Fireworks will begin at dark (9:45 pm).  The Reservoir Road will be closed to traffic beginning at 8 pm. Contact (580) 482-0210 for more information.

 

Anadarko

Celebrate the 4th of July in Anadarko and enjoy old-fashioned events, live music and a car show at Honor America Day, an annual event that features something for everyone.  Take a spin through the festival's popular custom car and truck show, browse through rows of classic and vintage cars and then make your way to one of the many concession booths at Honor America Day for traditional fair food, sweet treats and icy cold drinks. As an added bonus, live bands will be performing for crowds of festival-goers throughout the festival.

Participate in one of Honor America Day's wide variety of events and challenge the citizens of Anadarko to a fishing contest, turtle race, soap box derby, chalk art contest and more. Build a sand castle to rival all others in the festival's sand sculpture contest, or grab a friend and participate in a three-legged race. Honor America Day will also feature a three-on-three basketball tournament, a men's fast-pitch tournament, arts and crafts and plenty of activities for the kids including moon bounces and a slide.  At the end of the day, point your gaze skyward for a breathtaking fireworks display as soon as the sun sets.

Carnegie

Witness American Indian dancing by the Kiowa Gourd Clan at the annual Kiowa Gourd Clan Celebration in Carnegie.  This event will feature the tribe's Sun Dance, held in the middle of summer during the longest and hottest days of the year.  Visit the Kiowa Gourd Clan Celebration to see gourd dancing, stunning shawls and drumming exhibitions, and celebrate Kiowa heritage at this traditional ceremony.

A fireworks disply will begin at dusk in downtown.

Comanche

A baseball tournament will kick off the evening of activities at the Comanche High School baseball field.   The American Legion will host a flag burning ceremony beginning at 6pm.  Fun, food and games throughout the evening.

Hobart

Hobart is having a parade!  The parade begins at 10 a.m. with staging to begin at Mundel Field.  The Chris & Lou Band will play from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at Festival Park.

Marlow

Marlow's Old-Fashioned Independence Day Celebration will kick off with a parade on Main Street at 9:15am.  Huge crowds gather each year to watch floats, horses, antique automobiles, antique tractors, Shriner clowns and more. The parade leads to a full day of fun for the entire family in Redbud Park.  This event includes arts and crafts, game booths, rides, various food vendors and historic re-enactments.  Crowds gather in the park all day and all evening for great entertainment.  Stick around until 10pm for the Old-Fashioned Independence Day Celebration grand finale: one of the largest fireworks displays in southern Oklahoma.

Walters

All evening activities will be held at Sultan Park.  Horseshoe pitching contest begins at 4 p.m.  A watermelon seed spitting contest will begin at 5 p.m.  Sack races, three-legged races and terrapin decorating contest and races will also be held.  No snapping turtles!  (obviously)  The July 4th King, Queen, Prince and Princess will be crowned at 7 p.m. and the Lindercamp Memorial Fireworks display will begin at dark.

What are your 4th of July plans?  Share your photos with us.  Send them to pics@klaw.com