2021 Lawton Fort Sill Freedom Festival


2021 Lawton Fort Sill Freedom Festival

6 p.m. | Saturday, June 26 | Elmer Thomas Park


LAWTON – Celebrate America’s Independence on Saturday, June 26 at the 2021 Lawton Fort Sill Freedom Festival in Lawton’s Elmer Thomas Park, Northwest Third Street and Ferris Avenue. The festival, with free admission and no parking fees, is a project of the Freedom Festival Committee chaired by City of Lawton Councilman Keith Jackson, City of Lawton staff and community volunteers. The festival will open at 6 p.m. and close with one of the largest fireworks displays in Oklahoma, choreographed to music.

Freedom Festival amenities include:

  • Elmer Thomas Park Splash Pad (open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • Children’s Playground with shade covers
  • Picnic tables
  • Park & Ride - Shuttle from McMahon Memorial Auditorium to drop off near the playground in the park (shuttle rides begin at 5:30 p.m.)
  • Restroom facilities
  • Live music (7:30 - 9:30 p.m.)

Due to the lifting of COVID restrictions, food trucks and limited vendors will also now be available at the event.

Festival goers should also note that due to festival setup/logistics and tear down, certain areas of the park and adjacent streets will be blocked off or closed – including portions of the walking/biking trails – at given times between June 26 and June 27. Drivers should adhere to all signage placed or given in the area.


Live Music by the 77th Army Rock Band

The Lawton Fort Sill Freedom Festival Committee is pleased to present the 77th Army Rock Band, which will perform at the Lake Side Amphitheater Stage.

The day will conclude with one of the largest fireworks displays set to music in Oklahoma with live broadcast on Magic 95, 95.3 FM, after the sun sets, at approximately 9:45 p.m. Viewers can also listen via Magic 95's website, magic953.com and through the station’s Apple and Android apps and Amazon Alexa.


Livestream of Fireworks Display

Catch a livestream of the fireworks display via Oklahoma Life TV! Livestream link: https://www.facebook.com/events/931051927686616?ref=newsfeed


Additional Information

The public is invited to bring lawn chairs, umbrellas/sunscreen, insect repellant, flashlights and picnic baskets. Please no pets, service animals only, and no personal fireworks, alcohol or drones. Pop up tents are allowed but must be taken down by 8 p.m. Citizens are advised that road closures along Ferris Avenue, Cache Road and/or 11th Street will occur the evening of 6/26/21 to accommodate for the event.

The Comanche County Health Department will be on site with a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic. For more information about the health department and the COVID-19 vaccine, visit https://oklahoma.gov/health/county-health-departments/comanche-county-health-department/services.html.

The United Way of Southwest Oklahoma will be on site for its Drive United fundraiser. For more information on how to enter in for a chance to win a new vehicle, visit https://www.uwswok.org/driveunited.

For more information, contact the City of Lawton Arts & Humanities Division at 580-581-3470 or 580-581-3471 or visit the City of Lawton’s website, lawtonok.gov. Stay up to date with the 2021 Lawton Fort Sill Freedom Festival by following the festival’s Facebook page: facebook.com/LawtonFreedomFestival.


2021 Lawton Fort Sill FREEDOM FESTIVAL Supporters & Volunteers

City of Lawton

Arvest Bank



City National Bank

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

Great Plains AMBUCS

Fort Sill BOSS Program

LATS (Lawton Area Transit System)

Lawton Enhancement Trust Authority

Lawton Ice Company

Lawton Proud

Lawton Public Schools

Liberty National Bank

Magic 95 FM/Hot Country 973 FM/Sooner Classic Hits

Oklahoma Army National Guard

Oklahoma Life TV

Pam & Barry's Team @ Remax

Western Hills Christian Church

77th Army Band Rock Band

A big THANK YOU to all of the Freedom Festival volunteers!


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