- Update Press Release for 2018 Lawton Fort Sill Freedom Festival
Update Press Release for 2018 Lawton Fort Sill Freedom Festival
Press Release, Update 6/22/2018 for Lawton Fort Sill Freedom Festival
For Volunteer Information: Brock Greenhill, Neighborhood Services Supervisor, Tel: 580-581-3467, Email: @email
2018 LAWTON FORT SILL FREEDOM FESTIVAL - Updates
Road Closures & Safety
- Walking Track – For public safety, due to event vehicles and fireworks, a portion of lake’s walking track/trail will be closed from 11:00 am, Saturday, June 30 until 8:00 am Sunday, July 1. The patrons of the park’s walking track are invited to stroll thru the festival grounds
- Road Closures - Saturday, June 30, 8am to approximately 11pm, there will be various road closures around the Elmer Thomas Park Area.
- Visit the Lawton Fort Sill Freedom Festival on Facebook and the City of Lawton’s website for the 2018 Lawton Fort Sill Freedom Festival event page at www.lawtonok.gov
Sponsors - This event is hosted by the City of Lawton with major sponsor, Apache Casino Hotel and partnerships from City National Bank, Great Plains Chapter of Ambucs, Arvest Bank, BancFirst, Comanche County Memorial Hospital, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, and Pam & Barry’s Team. In-Kind Sponsors are Candlewood Suites, CenterPoint Energy, Hardzog Farms, Kiowa, Comanche & Apache Intertribal Land Use Committee (KCA), Lawton Public Schools, Southwest Sales, Inc., Sweet Temptationz Car Club, Wind River Harley-Davidson, JAMARK Security, and Lawton Enhancement Trust Authority. The entertainer, Kourtney Smith has donated her services. The 77th Army Band’s performance is courtesy of the Fires Center of Excellence, Fort Sill.
In addition, media sponsors of the event include Magic 95, 95.3FM, Hot Country 973FM, Sooner Classic Hits FM, The Lawton Constitution/Fort Sill Tribune Newpapers, Townsquare Media Lawton with KLAW 101, Z94, and 107.3 POPCRUSH, KCCU – FM, KSWO-TV, The Breeze, 95.5FM and Alberto F. Rivas.
2018 LAWTON FORT SILL FREEDOM FESTIVAL Saturday, June 30 from 10am – 10pm
(Lawton, OK) Celebrate our country’s Independence on Saturday, June 30 at the Lawton Fort Sill Freedom Festival in Lawton’s Elmer Thomas Park. 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. Festival opens at 10am and closes with one of the largest fireworks displays in Oklahoma, choreographed to music!
Freedom Festival’s amenities include:
- NEW! Spray Park
- Children’s Playground with NEW shade covers
- Food, Drinks, Sales and Activity Vendors
- Picnic tables
- Self directed recreation and leisure activities (kite flying, games, reading & etc)
- Sweet Temptationz Car Show & Wind River Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Show
- On site ATM
- Park & Ride - Shuttle from Lawton High School & McMahon Auditorium
- Restroom facilities
The Lawton Fort Sill Freedom Festival Committee is please to present, Kourtney Smith, 2017 Texoma Idol and 2018 American Idol Top 50 followed by the 77th U.S. Army Band at the lake side stage.
The day concludes with one of the largest fireworks displays set to music in Oklahoma with live broadcast on Magic 95, 95.3FM, after the sun sets, approx. 9:30pm, Also listen via Magic 95's website, www.magic953.com and through their Apple and Android apps.
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 8:00pm. For the public’s safety, a portion of the lake’s walking track/trail will be closed from 11:00am Saturday, June 30 till 8:00am Sunday, July 1. The patrons of the park’s walking track are invited to stroll thru the festival grounds.
Schedule of events (subject to change):
10:00am – 2:00pm: Sweet Temptationz Car Show & Wind River Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Show (Car show registration 8:00am – 10am)
10:00am – 10:00pm: Food, Sales & Activity Vendors including face painting, petting zoo, and more! (NOTE: Some vendors may choose to open later in the day)
10:00am – 6:00pm: NEW THIS YEAR! Splash Pad
12:00 noon – after fireworks: Park & Ride! Shuttle service from McMahon Auditorium and Lawton High.
4:30pm – 5:30pm: Kourtney Smith, 2017 Texoma Idol and 2018 American Idol Top 50
7:00pm – 9:00pm: The 77th US Army Band, Pride of Fort Sill
9:00pm – 9:30pm: Ceremony with Welcome & Remarks
Approximately 9:30pm: One of the largest fireworks displays in Oklahoma set to music! Tune into the live broadcast on MAGIC 95, 95.3FM. Also listen via Magic 95’s website, www.magic953.com and through their Apple and Android App
Volunteering at the festival is a great way to meet new people in the community, get work experience for your resume, gain visibility for your organization or business, family or group activity, and just have FUN!! The Freedom Festival invites everyone to participate in this citywide celebration. All organizations and clubs are invited to volunteer and join us no matter where you live!!! For more information, contact Brock Greenhill, Neighborhood Services Supervisor at 580-581-3467 or email: @email
Call the Arts & Humanities Division at 580-581-3470 or 581-3471 or visit the City of Lawton’s website www.lawtonok.gov for more information. Also, visit the festival’s social media site on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LawtonFreedomFestival.