Fireworks….Yes or No?
If you planning on heading to the Lawton Freedom Festival this weekend at Elmer Thomas Park, but you still want to buy your own fireworks, be careful not to set them off in Lawton, at Lake Lawtonka or at Lake Ellsworth. Lawton Police tell us they will be issuing citations to anyone letting off fireworks within city limits, and the price is steep; a mandatory court date and a fine up to $776 and/or 60 days in jail.
Some towns and cities in southwest Oklahoma do allow personal fireworks, but some do not. We put together list of towns, cities and counties to show you where fireworks are allowed (or not allowed) and where some displays will be held.
Cache (July 3 and 4)
Chattanooga (July 4 from 10 a.m. until midnight)
Eldorado (only at the baseball field)
Elgin (At the baseball field on July 4 between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m)
Fletcher (July 4 at Fletcher Park)
Geronimo (June 25 until July 3, 9 a.m. until midnight; 9 a.m. July 4 until 2 a.m. July 5)
Grandfield (July 4 9am to midnight)
Hollis (At the baseball field on July 4 ending at 10 p.m.)
Sterling (July 3 and July 4 from 10 p.m. until midnight)
Temple (Around the lake up to the July 4)
Tipton (until 11 p.m. on July 2, 3 and 4)
Velma (July 3, 4 and 5)
Walters (July 4 at Sultan Park)
Altus – at Hoyt Shadid Park at 9:30 p.m. on July 4.
Comanche (Field of Dreams July 4, with festivities throughout the day)
Fletcher (9 p.m. on July 2 at the Fletcher Fairgrounds)
Lawton (Freedom Festival will put on a display at Elmer Thomas Park on July 2)
Lawton (Lawton Motor Speedway on July 2)
Marlow (July 4 at Rosebud Park)
Medicine Park (July 3)
Tipton – (celebration starting at 5 p.m. on July 4; fireworks display will start at dark)
Velma (“Super Summer Celebration” at 4:30 p.m. on July 4 - Velma Picnic Grounds)
Contact your local municipalities for more information on shows.
source: KSWO news