The City of Lawton just released a statement or reminder concerning the fireworks ordinances reminding citizens that the discharging of fireworks within the city limits is prohibited. That also includes the city's lakes: Lawtonka and Ellsworth along with all city parks and public use areas. I don't think firework stands are even in the city limits anymore. If you're planning to buy some you'll have to head out of town. Or at least I haven't seen a fireworks stand in town in a few years. The city ordinance excludes professional fireworks displays so at least we'll get to watch, even if we can't light them ourselves.

Luckily for me I have several friends and family members who live outside the city limits so I'll be able to light the fuse myself. While I love watching displays, it's just not the same if you're not the one lighting it and in possible danger. If there's little to no chance of serious bodily injury or death I'm less than enthused, that's just me though. There's going to be quite a few Independence Day celebrations in and around Lawton, Fort Sill this year. We'll get lots of opportunities to see firework displays including Lawton's Freedom Festival.

Lawton's Freedom Festival will be held at Elmer Thomas Park located at 501 N.W. Ferris Avenue on the corner of Ferris and 3rd Street Saturday, June 26th (06-26-21). The festival will get underway around 6:00pm that night and go until around 10:30pm ending with one of the largest fireworks displays in S.W. Oklahoma! Here's the best part, it's FREE to attend and parking is FREE as well! It'll be a HUGE picnic and community get together as we celebrate America's Independence  at Elmer Thomas park. Not just fireworks, there's going to be a FREE CONCERT! Click here for all the details. See the official statement and press release from the City if Lawton below:
City of Lawton
City of Lawton

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