Oklahoma Celebrates Freedom

Celebrate July Fourth with area communities.

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Other | Issue: July 2007

Castle of Muskogee

Celebrate July Fourth with fireworks from the Castle of Muskogee.
A northeastern Oklahoma tradition is purchasing fireworks at the Castle of Muskogee. Patrons shop in “royal comfort” in the air-conditioned, 12th century Norman castle. Shoppers can choose from Oklahoma’s biggest selection of pyrotechnic products: firecrackers, roman candles, rockets and anything needed for a truly professional visual display. The Castle of Muskogee offers its patrons ample parking, highly-trained and knowledgeable merchants, and it claims to have the best prices and largest selection in Oklahoma.

Something for everyone can be found at the Castle of Muskogee’s huge fireworks sale. Snappers, which can be thrown on the ground or stepped on, glow sticks and light swords can be purchased for children under age five. Children ages five to 10 can enjoy sparklers and various animals that produce light shows. Over 400 items are available for teens and adults, and family packs can also be purchased.

The Castle of Muskogee is located off Highway 69 between Interstate 40 and the Muskogee Turnpike. Only a short drive from Tulsa, its address is 3400 Fern Mountain Road in Muskogee. As an added bonus, fireworks shoppers who spend $35 or more will receive a $5 discount to offset the cost of gasoline in making the drive to Muskogee. Fireworks will be sold as follows:

  • June 15 through 30, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • July 1 through 4, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • July 5, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Contact (918) 687-3625 or visit the website at www.okcastle.com for more information.

The Sand Springs Sertoma Club – July 3, 2007
The Sand Springs Sertoma Club will host a fireworks show at the Sand Springs River City Parks. Call (918) 245-3221 for more information or visit www.sandspringschamber.com.

Fantasy in the Sky – July 3, 2007
A fireworks display will take place at dark at Tall Chief Cove on Skiatook Lake.

Tulsa Salutes Freedom – July 4, 2007
River Parks between 31st and 21st on both sides of the Arkansas River

In its 33rd year, a variety of activities will begin at 6 p.m., including Jupiter Jumps and other child-friendly events. K-Hits will host a street dance at the Pedestrian Bridge. Music, including that of the Starlight Band, will play until the fireworks display at 9:35 p.m. Food vendors will be available to cater to crowd appetites before the fireworks. Visit www.tulsasalutesfree-dom.com for more information.

Tulsa River Parks Fireworks

Rhema Bible College in Broken Arrow – July 4, 2007
Well-known for its spectacular Christmas displays, Rhema also hosts a huge patriotic tribute. From 6 to 10 p.m., pony rides, face painting, inflatable activities, balloon sculptures and concessions will be available. From 7 to 10 p.m., Rhema will be joining radio station KXOJ to play patriotic music. Fireworks will light up the sky at 10 p.m. For more information, call (918) 258-1588 or visit Rhema Bible College online at www.rhema.org.

Claremore Lake Park – July 4, 2007
A very enjoyable part of Claremore’s Independence Day activities, a children’s fishing tournament will kick off the event at 7 a.m. Contestants are provided with fishing poles, tackle boxes, treat bags and prizes throughout the event. Registration will be held at 7 a.m. The park will close at noon and will reopen at 5 p.m. with an opening ceremony. Concessions and live music will provide enjoyment for everyone, and a huge firework display will begin between 9:15 and 9:30 p.m. Parking will not be permitted at Claremore Lake Park, but guests can park at the Will Rogers Stampede Arena and ride a shuttle to the event. Call (918) 341-2818 for more information.

Collinsville City Park – July 4, 2007
Centrally located southwest of downtown, Collinsville City Park will hold Independence Day activities beginning in the late afternoon. Concessions will be offered by the Round-Up Club. Bands, pony rides, a dunk tank, various contests, balloon animals, live music and many children’s games will take place. “It’s really an old-fashioned type of July Fourth celebration,” says Collinsville City Manager Pam Polk. Call (918) 371-1010 for further details.

Tenkiller’s Centennial Fire-works Extravaganza – July 4, 2007
Celebrate the Oklahoma Centennial and July Fourth with fireworks at Lake Tenkiller. The display will begin at the dam at dusk. Cabins and camp space are available for the event. E-mail eat0@eau0eav0eaw0 for more information about cabin space. For more information, call (918) 489-5643.

American Celebrates Oklahoma – July 4, 2007
Sponsored by American Heritage Bank of Sapulpa, event activities will begin at 7 p.m. Four Winds will provide music, and Kids Korner will host a Jupiter Jump, an obstacle course and a rock-climbing wall. Fireworks will begin approximately at 9:45 p.m. While the show will be launched from the Sapulpa Municipal Golf Course, fireworks will be best viewed from the Sapulpa WalMart parking lot, from Westside Baptist Church and from the fields east of and behind WalMart. Tune into 88.5 FM for music choreographed to the show.

Take precaution and follow these firework safety tips:

  • Use fireworks outdoors only.
  • Never experiment or make your own fireworks.
  • Never throw or point fireworks at other people.
  • Never carry fireworks in your pocket.
  • Be mindful that the noise and lights of the fireworks can frighten some animals; treat animals accordingly.
  • Never shoot fireworks in glass or metal containers.
  • Always have an adult present when using fireworks products.

Value News offers its best wishes for an enjoyable and safe Independence Day holiday!


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