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Area firework shows to ring in the Fourth of July

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SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA, Okla._The Fourth of July is coming up soon and that means fireworks.

As with all fireworks, safety is a must. Most cities and towns ban the use of fireworks due to personal safety issues along with the possibilities of starting fires. A few cities put on a fireworks show for their residents as a safe way to celebrate Independence Day while others allow the people to let off their own with the fire department supervising.

Altus—Residents are not allowed to set off their own fireworks within the city of Altus. There will be a show at the city reservoir starting between 9:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

Apache—Apache will have a fireworks show at the park Saturday night.

Cache—Residents are allowed to set off fireworks between midnight July 3 and midnight July 4.

Comanche—The town of Comanche will have a fireworks display Friday night at the “Field of Dreams.”

Elgin—Residents are allowed to set off their own fireworks at the municipal ballpark on “A” Street between 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. The fire department will monitor activity that night and keep everyone safe.

Fletcher—Residents are allowed to set off their own fireworks at the park from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The town will also have a display in the park Friday night.

Geronimo—The town of Geronimo will not have a display but residents are allowed to set off their own fireworks.

Lawton—No fireworks are allowed to be set off within city limits. Locations are set up at Lake Ellsworth and Lake Lawtonka for everyone to set them off. The city of Lawton will not have a fireworks show. The Lawton Country Club is also refraining from holding a fireworks show this year, they will have a display on Labor Day. The Lawton Speedway will have a fireworks show Saturday night.

Marlow—Marlow will start the day with a parade at 9:15 a.m. with family friendly events all day long at Redbud Park. There will be a fireworks show at 10:00 p.m.

Medicine Park—Medicine Park will have a fireworks show on Saturday at 9:30 p.m. There will also be music and entertainment before and after the show.

Ringling—Ringling will have a fireworks show on July 3 once it’s dark enough.

Ryan—Residents in Ryan can set off their fireworks at the rodeo grounds. The fire department is asking everyone to pick up their own trash afterwards.

Sterling—The Sterling Volunteer Fire Department will hold a fundraiser on Saturday at Ike Williams Park from 4:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. The day will end with a fireworks show.

Terral—Residents can set off their fireworks between 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The town will put on a fireworks show near city hall at 9:00 p.m.

Tipton—Tipton is planning a fireworks show for Friday at 9:30 p.m. Family friendly activities start at 4:00 p.m. at the ballpark.

Walters—The festivities begin at 4:00 p.m. at Sultan Park with horse shoe pitching, raffle drawing, speed spitting contests and more. They will also have a fireworks display once it’s dark.

Waurika—The Waurika Volunteer Fire Department will have a fireworks display at Waurika Lake at dusk. The dam at the south side of the lake is the recommended location for revelers to watch the show. Personal fireworks can be set off with the fire department at the football field afterwards.

 
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