Get ready for the annual 2023 Lawton, Fort Sill Armed Forces Day parade. It returns tomorrow Saturday, May 20th (05-20-23) starting at 10:00 a.m. in downtown Lawton, OK. It's presented by the Lawton, Fort SIll Chamber of Commerce along with the Lawton, Fort Sill Convention & Visitors Bureau. Looking forward to it.


The parade in Lawton is a celebration of Armed Forces Day which is celebrated Nationwide on the third Saturday of May each year. Every state and city observe Armed Forces Day in its own way from picnics, and festivals to parties and parades. Lawton has been hosting the Armed Forces Day parade for over 50 years.

Get all the details for tomorrow's Armed Forces Day parade in Lawton, OK. below

Lawton, Fort Sill Convention & Visitors Bureau
Lawton, Fort Sill Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Lawton Armed Forces Day parade is one of the longest-running and biggest Armed Forces parades in the country. The City of Lawton, the Lawton Chamber of Commerce with the Lawton, Fort Sill Convention & Visitors Bureau along with several local and area businesses as well as volunteers from all over team up every year to put this on. It's been an annual tradition for well over 50 years now and counting.


The parade will start tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m. in downtown Lawton on C Avenue at the Central Plaza and make its way to Elmer Thomas Park on Ferris Avenue. You can line the sides of the streets along the parade route. Once the parade wraps up at Elmer Thomas Park you'll want to stick around for all kinds of displays, activities, vendors, food, live music, and family fun in celebration of Armed Forces Day 2023.

Where to Find the many murals by Justin Hackney's Spreading PAINT in Lawton, Fort Sill.

If you've driven around town you've probably seen all the murals we have in Lawton, Fort Sill. If you take the time to look you'll notice that they're everywhere. We're lucky to have so many talented artists that share their work with us regularly by painting murals. One name you've probably heard before is Justin Hackney and Spreading PAINT. His work of masterful murals can be found all over town. He's done some of the very best and has painted everything from rock stars to celebrities and everything in between. He has a style all his own and has painted murals in full color, vivid transposed negative style, and in black and white. Be on the lookout for his latest mural masterpiece he's going to keep painting them so long as people want them and there's wall space. Looking forward to seeing his next one! Check out the gallery below of Justin Hackney's Spreading PAINT murals and where to find them. We'll continue to add to the gallery as he paints them.

Things To Do In Lawton - Fort Sill

Odds are, if you live here long enough, you'll simply forget how much awesomeness surrounds this community. It's like getting tired of an old toy, the new simply wears off... but, no matter what time of year it is, here are some things to do when you come to Lawton - Fort Sill

The best Lawton, Fort Sill Facebook pages & groups to join, follow & be a part of.

If you just moved here, welcome to Lawton, Fort Sill we're glad you're here. It can be difficult moving and starting up in a new place. Trying to make friends, find things to do, get more information about the town itself, and just get acquainted with all the goings-on. We're here to try and help you out with a list of the best Lawton, Fort Sill Facebook pages and groups you should join, follow and be a part of.

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For the record, Canada has a Lawton way off in Alberta but it doesn't count because a country's chosen icon can't be a leaf when it should have been an equally awesome bird of prey. 'Merica.

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