Freedom will be ringing out at Elmer Thomas Park this Saturday, as the second annual Lawton Freedom Festival celebrates our countries birthday. Starting at 10 a.m. on SJuly 2, Lawton will celebrate Independence Day with a free day of fun in the sun, set to include food, vendors, music, and fun for the whole family.

Festivities will include free bounce houses, a dunk tank, food and sales vendors, face painting, a petting zoo, pony rides, and a mechanical bull. There will be a car and motorcycle show open to all makes and models, hosted by Sweet Temptationz and Wind River Harley Davidson, the Army will have their Adventure Trailer on site with simulators, and there'll be live music in the amphitheater. The highlight of the festival will be the largest free fireworks show in Oklahoma, synced up with live music!

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It is suggested that you bring your lawn chairs, umbrellas, sun screen, flashlights and insect repellent, but please leave your pets, drones and alcohol at home. Personal fireworks aren’t allowed. The city advises that with such a large amount of pyrotechnics being set up, a portion of Lake Helen’s walking track and trail will be off limits between 8 a.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday.

Parking will be available at Lawton High School and the McMahon Auditorium; a park and ride program will be in effect to shuttle people between parking lots and the park.

Schedule of Events

9am - 4pm          Registration and the Car & Motorcycle Show

10am                   Vendor area will open

10am - 5pm         Army Adventure with Simulators will be open

11am - 8pm         Dunk Tank and Bouncy House will be open

12pm - 9pm         Musical acts in the Amphitheater

Big Pete Piehnik, Danni Carson, Mad Leon, Crosstowne Groove, and

"The Pride of Ft. Sill" the 77th Army Band

9:30pm                Fireworks display

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source: KSWO News