With recent drought conditions, there are many counties in the Texoma areas that have banned private fireworks and even some that have banned fireworks all together. In order to celebrate the Independence Day holiday in the most safe and sane manners, we have decided to help you out with suggestions as to how to safely celebrate the fourth.

Let's start off with the bad news. The counties with complete fireworks bans in the Texoma Region are: Carter (OK), Clay (TX), Collin (TX), Comanche (OK-Indian Trust Properties Only), Cooke (TX), Grayson (TX), Kiowa (OK), Tillman (OK) and Wichita (TX). Wilbarger Co. (TX) will have a limited ban in place.

The following counties will only hold public displays, but will not allow private fireworks: Caddo, Cotton, Grady, Greer, Jackson, Jefferson, Stephens (all in OK.)

Here is a list of towns that will be featuring shows. Check the local websites for more information on the shows:

July 3rd

Texoma Gaming Fireworks Show
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Texoma Gaming Casino, Hwy 70 Kingston, OK

Blanchard Independence Celebration
6:00 - 10:00 PM (fireworks at dark)
Location: Hwy 62 & NE 10th St Blanchard, OK 73010
Phone: 405-485-9392

July 4th

Choctaw Casino & Resort Firework Display
Fireworks show starts at 9:00 PM
Choctaw Casino & Resort - 3735 Choctaw Rd, Durant, OK 74701

Wichita Falls Freedom Fest
Gates open at 3:30 PM. Fireworks start at 10:00 PM
Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas

WinStar World Casino Fireworks Show
Fireworks start at dusk
Location: 777 Casino Ave.Thackerville, OK 73459
Phone: 1-800-622-6317

Lake Murray Fireworks Show
Fireworks start at approximately 9:30 PM
Location: Lake Murray State Park - Ardmore, Oklahoma 73401
Phone: 580-221-5103

Altus 4th of July Celebration
Fireworks start between 9:30 and 10:00 PM
Location: Reservoir on Falcon Rd.  9:30 p.m
Phone: 580-482-0210

Walters - independence Day Celebration
All day celebration - fireworks at dusk
Location:  Sultan Park , Walters, OK 73572

Marlow Old-Fashioned Independence Day Celebration
All day - parade, arts & crafts, games, etc. Fireworks start at 10:00 PM
Redbud Park Marlow, OK 73055
Phone: 580-658-2212

Mangum Stars and Stripes Forever Celebration
6pm fireworks at dusk
Location: Mangum Mountie Arena

TishomingoOld Fashioned 4th of July Festival & Parade
Fireworks at Murray State College starting at 9:00 PM
Location: Pennington Creek Park 106 W Main St Tishomingo, OK 73460
Phone: 580-371-2175

Waurika Annual July 4th Fireworks Show
9pm (Recommended to get there early)
Location: Waurika Lake

July 5th

Fireworks at 9:00 PM
Location: Lake Texoma State Park - Kingston, OK

Davis Summerfest
Gates open at 5:00 PM. Fireworks start at dark.
Location: Wolf Field Davis, OK 73030
Phone: 580-369-2402 or 580-247-5567

Fort Sill Independence Day Celebration
Little Big Town in concert - gates open at 6. Sorry, no fireworks this year.
Location: Fort Sill Polo Field - click here for map.
Phone: 580-250-4000

Lawton Motor Speedway Gigantic Fireworks Extravaganza
Races start at 8pm. Fireworks Extravaganza starts after the races.
Location: 3501 S. Sheridan, Lawton OK 73501
Phone: 580-355-6417

Please check with your localities for legality of fireworks and other public shows for celebrating.