What you need to know about Lawton's 121st Birthday Celebration

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Published July 28, 2022:

Live at McMahon Memorial Auditorium, The City of Lawton invites you to the 121st City of Lawton Birthday Celebration which will be host to a first-of-its-kind, entertaining, and educational performance showcasing the diverse history of Lawton, OK.

From past to present, the history of the Lawton-Fort Sill area will be told through the perspectives of several cultural groups and will feature all-new special effects, special guests, and live musical accompaniment.  

This year’s performance includes representation from the Comanche Nation, Fort Sill Buffalo Soldiers, Pioneer Women, Lawton Rangers, Fort Sill, Lawton-Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce, and Lawton Philharmonic Society. We look forward to integrating new cultural and historical groups each year!

Before the performance, representatives of the groups involved in the performance will have stations setup in the lobby of the Auditorium and will be ready to discuss with you the history of Lawton. They will also be joined by representatives from Museum of the Great Plains, City of Lawton Library, and Race Relations Commission.

Let's Celebrate: Agenda

  • 5:00-6:00 Information Stations, Celebration and Cake Cutting Ceremony
  • 5:00 Cake Cutting by Oldest Living Lawtonian (willing & able to attend) & Refreshments
  • 5:00-6:00 Historical Organizations Information Stations
  • 6:30-7:25 Awards Ceremony
  • 7:25-730 Special Performance of Oklahoma by Lawton representatives from Lawton Philharmonic

To ensure you have a seat for the performance and celebration, contact the City of Lawton Arts and Humanities Division at 580-581-3470, or email @email. Refreshments and seating are limited.


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