Red, White & Bang: A round-up of area holiday events

June 29, 2015 - storage organizer

Beginning this weekend, a subsequent week around Grand Lake and a four-states area will be filled with a colorful array of fireworks as area residents start to applaud a Fourth of July.

Wednesday, Jul 1 to Saturday, Jul 4

Huckleberry Festival in Jay – The 48th Annual Huckleberry Festival will take place from Wednesday, Jul 1 to Saturday, Jul 4, in Jay.

The eventuality starts with a carnival, during J.B. Earp Stadium on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Wristband nights will be hold on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Wristbands are $20 in allege and $25 during a box office. Pre-sale wristbands are good for one evening, and are accessible during Grand Savings Bank and Arvest Bank by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jul 1. 

Thursday’s events embody a “Screen on a Green” film arrangement of Captain America, on a building lawn. Participants are speedy to move grass chairs and blankets. Free popcorn will be available.

On Friday, a Green Country Giggers Light Parade and Fireworks Show will take place during 9 p.m. during a Lake Eucha Bridge.

Saturday is filled with a accumulation of activities including:

  • all day – Shopping transport bingo, Homeland Grocery Store;
  • 6:45 a.m. – Huckleberry Run registration, J.B. Earp Stadium;
  • 7 to 11 a.m. – Pancake Breakfast, Senior Citizens building;
  • 7:30 p.m. – Huckleberry Run, J.B. Earp Stadium;
  • 8 a.m. to noon – Huckleberry Car Show registration, Courthouse square;
  • 8:30 to 9 a.m. – Huckleberry Pie Contest registration, Mariee Wallace Museum; Frog Jump registration, Courtyard Printing;
  • 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Rummage sale, Mariee Wallace Museum;
  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Huckleberry Arts Crafts (Jay Varsity Cheer fundraiser), Community Center;
  • 9 a.m. – OSU Extension Pie Contest, Mariee Wallace Museum; Frog Jump, Courtyard Printing;
  • 10 a.m. – Huckleberry Parade, Main Street, Downtown Jay: Turtle Derby Registration, Pizza Hut;
  • 10:30 a.m. – Ice Cream Huckleberry, Grand River Abstract; Pie Auction, Courthouse Square;
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Hamburgers and Hot Dogs, Senior Citizens Building;
  • 11 a.m. – Huckleberry Milkshakes, Mariee Wallace Museum; Gunnysack Race, McDonalds; God Fish Swim Battle, Grand Savings Bank;
  • 11 a.m. – Huckleberry Jam, Community Center Lawn:
  • 11:15 a.m. – 30th Annual Turtle Derby, Pizza Hut:
  • Noon – Hog Fry, Jay Masonic Lodge; Football Toss, McDonalds; Indian Marble Tournament, Jay City Park; 
  • 2 p.m. – Arvest Carry an Okie, Courthouse Square:
  • 3 p.m. – Root Beer Chug-A-Lug Contest, Sonic:
  • 4 p.m. – Firefighter Kids Spray, Jay City Park:
  • 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. – Country Gospel Music, J.B. Earp Stadium;
  • 9:30 p.m. – Fireworks, J.B. Earp Stadium

On Sunday, a Jay Community Chapel will horde a encampment party during 6 p.m. 

For some-more information, persons meddlesome might call a Jay Chamber of Commerce bureau during 918-253-8698.

Thursday, Jul 2

Vinita – The Bob McSpadden Memorial Fireworks Show will take place during a High School football field, 801 North Adair Street, in Vinita. The uncover runs from 7 to 10 p.m., with fireworks holding place during dusk.

It’s sponsored by a Vinita Chamber of Commerce. The eventuality is free, however a accumulation of concessions supposing by several organizations will be available. Music will via a eve will be supposing by Scotty B. For some-more information, persons meddlesome might call 918-256-7133.

Wyandotte – The Wyandotte Nation will horde a annual Independence Day eventuality commencement during 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jul 2 during a Wyandotte Nation Pow-Wow Grounds, located 5.2 miles East of Wyandotte, Oklahoma, on Highway 60.

Food vendors will be on site for a public. Personal coolers are allowed, though no alcohol, firearms or personal fireworks are accessible within a grounds. Parking will be free. Security will be on site to safeguard safety.

The live song will start during approximately 7 p.m. and fireworks will start during dark. Participants are speedy to move grass chairs.

Friday, Jul 3

City of Grove – The City of Grove’s Third of Jul Celebration will take place on Friday, Jul 3, on a drift of a Wolf Creek Park. It will embody a accumulation of party and activities. Events will start during approximately 6 p.m. with fireworks during dusk. Shuttles will be accessible for drivers who select to park during a Grove Civic Center.

Members of a Grove Police Department will start directing trade during 5 p.m., that will embody singular opening and exits from a park.  

The report of events includes 6 p.m. – Welcome by Darrell Mastin, master of ceremonies and eventuality organizer.  A mini-concert by Crazy Mule, a low-pitched organisation from southwest Missouri.

Willamae and Friends, featuring a organisation of entertainers led by internal entertainers Patti Beth and Doug Anderson, will take a theatre during 7 p.m. for a performance. The break will also embody a fly-over by internal medicine and commander John Swartz. 

At 9 p.m. internal hostess and former Broadway star Ron Young will sing a Start Spangled Banner. The fireworks, shot over Wolf Creek Park, will start shortly after his performance.

While participants can move in coolers, no alcoholic beverages will be allowed. Participants are asked to leave fireworks during home, keep all pets on a control and move grass chairs or blankets to lay on during a event.

First UMC’s Freedom Fest – On Friday, Jul 3, members of First United Methodist Church, Grove, will horde “Freedom Fest” an All-Church Independence Day Celebration, commencement during 7 p.m., during a church located during 1005 Leisure Road, Grove..

The eventuality will embody games for tiny children, and outside observation of a City of Grove’s Wolf Creek Park fireworks display.

Participants are speedy to enter a skill regulating a paved drives from Leisure Lane, and move grass chairs and blankets for seating. The eventuality will embody song by a church’s regard rope and rebound houses for kids. The venue is designed to be a family-friendly environment to perspective a fireworks. Participants are asked to refrain from smoking. In gripping with city ordinances, no ethanol or fireworks will be accessible during a site.

Grand Lake Fireworks – The fourth annual Cliff Elliott Memorial “Spectacular Fireworks Show” sponsored by a Grand Lake Fireworks, Inc., will take place during approximately 9 p.m. Friday, Jul 3, on south Grand Lake. The uncover will be simulcast on 99.3 FM commencement during 5 p.m. The uncover can be noticed during a GRDA Visitors Center in Langley, a Pensacola Dam, 3 Cherokee State Parks nearby a Spillways, on a H2O in a categorical channel of Grand Lake, and all along a shores of South Grand Lake.

The fireworks will be launched between a dual Disney spillways on a water.

For some-more information, or to make a concession toward a show, persons meddlesome might call 918-937-3060 OR 913-424-6342 or revisit

Pryor – Pryor’s 4th of Jul FreedomFest will take place commencement during 6 p.m., Friday, Jul 3, during a Pryor Tiger Football Stadium, 100, Strawhun Road, Pryor. 

It will embody live music, kids games and food. Fireworks will start during dusk, approximately 9:20 p.m. 

For some-more information, persons meddlesome might call 918-825-0157.

Horse Creek  – The Horse Creek Fireworks will take place during dusk, approximately 9 p.m., on Friday, Jul 3, during a unprepared overpass in Grand Lake, on a easterly side of Bernice bridge.

The fireworks can be noticed from a Horse Creek Campground, located nearby a intersection of Horse Creek and 260 Road. From Littlefield’s Corner, take Highway 85A to 550 Road, spin north (right) during Pride Storage. Go north to 260 Road, spin left. The campground will be down a mountain from a intersection.

For some-more information, persons meddlesome might call Jim Pryor during 918-707-0142.

Saturday, Jul 4

Cajun Festival – The annual Cajun Festival, orderly by Jana Jae and a Grand Lake Festivals, Inc., will take place commencement during 9 a.m. Saturday, Jul 4, during a Grove Civic Center, 1701 S. Main, Grove.

The eventuality will underline Jana Jae and a Louisiana Cajun Band, dancing and more, including vendors and Cajun food will be accessible for purchase. The eventuality is giveaway and open to a public.

For some-more information, persons meddlesome might hit Grand Lake Festivals during 918-786-8896 or

Har-Ber Village – Volunteers during Har-Ber Village Museum, Grove, will horde an Independence Day Celebration from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Jul 4, during a museum, 4404 W 20th Street, Grove.

It will embody games, hand-cranked ice cream, nationalistic songs, readings and a kid’s parade. Students who attend in a kid’s march are speedy to adorn their bikes, trikes, scooters, wagons and other “wheeled” items. Participants will also be means to pointer their possess duplicate of a Declaration of Independence regulating a needle pin and ink.

For some-more information, persons meddlesome might hit a encampment during 918-786-6446.

Jay – The 48th Annual Huckleberry Festival fireworks arrangement will take place on Saturday, Jul 4, during a J.B. Earp Stadium in Jay.

The eventuality will embody nation and gospel song from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., with a fireworks set to launch during 9:30 p.m. The eventuality is giveaway and open to a public.

For some-more information, persons meddlesome might call a Jay Chamber of Commerce bureau during 918-253-8698.

Duck Creek – Billed as one of a largest fireworks displays in a area, activities in and around south Grand Lake and Duck Creek will start during 4 p.m., Saturday, Jul 4, when a “War Birds” arrive during a South Grand Lake Airport in Ketchum.

Participants will have a possibility to perspective a airplanes tighten up, accommodate a pilots and take partial in a several activities during a airport. The Girlfriends Of The Airport will have prohibited dogs, chips, cookies, water, beverages and children’s drinks for sale. There will be reproduction fight bird gliders and other toys to squeeze for a immature and even a immature during heart. 

At 7 p.m. KGVE 99.3 FM will start to promote a show, that highlights a evening’s events during Duck Creek.

At 7:30 p.m., a pilots will start to ready for a flyover of Duck Creek.

The F-16 flyover by a U.S. Air Force Flags Up! will start during 8:45 p.m.

The 68th Duck Creek Fireworks Show over Duck Creek will launch during approximately 9:30 p.m. 

City of Miami – The City of Miami’s games and activities for a Fourth of Jul will start during 5 p.m., Saturday, Jul 4 during a Riverview Park. 

The Hi-Noon Business Women’s and Miami News Record’s Little Miss Firecracker manifestation will take place from 5 to 5:30 p.m. B.A.C.A. will start fingerprinting children during 5 p.m.

The Miami Fire Department hostile lines H2O activities will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. The Pizza Hut Turtle Derby for unpainted box turtles will have registration during 5 p.m. with a competition commencement during 5:30 p.m.

Jim Rexwinkle State Farm will horde a set of giveaway games from 6 to 8 p.m.. There will be a Sonic prohibited dog eating competition with registration starting during 6 p.m. and a competition commencement during 6:30 p.m.

Nate Lang State Farm Agency will horde a fun print counter from 5 to 7 p.m., and Sodexo, a Stables, Walmart and Marvin’s will horde a giveaway prohibited dog feed commencement during 6 p.m.

The eventuality is giveaway and open to a public. The usually equipment that do cost are a concessions done accessible by Domino’s Pizza, Maw Paw Kettle and Frozen Cabana. 

The games and contests all lead adult to a fireworks display, that starts during dark. The eve will also embody a unison by a Jake Simpson Band from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Gentry, Arkansas – Gentry’s 102nd Freedom Fest will take place on Saturday, Jul 4, in Gentry, Arkansas.

The eventuality will embody a automobile uncover commencement during 9:30 a.m., in a north finish of a park, an all-day adult co-ed softball tournament, all-day inflatables for kids with an arm rope purchase; giveaway tractor rides; food and more.

At 7 p.m., Gentry’s possess Kaylin Cripps and rope will perform, with Nashville recording artist Chase Rice will perform during 8:30 p.m.

The fireworks will be lighted during eve by a Gentry Fire Department and volunteers.

Seneca, Missouri – Fireworks and some-more are set to take place on Saturday, Jul 4, during a “Celebrating a Freedom” in Seneca event.

The day starts during 7 a.m. with a fun run for leisure and a 5K in front of a Jr. High. The march will transport down categorical travel commencement during 10 a.m. Kids games will take place commencement during noon during youth high and a steep competition will be a noon on Big Lost Creek underneath a Main Street Bridge. The automobile uncover will take place in a parking lot opposite from a youth high school.

The fireworks site during Bethel Road and U Highway will open during 4:30 p.m. with vendors and rides for children on-site. Live party featuring Stonehorse will take place and a fireworks are set to start during approximately 9:45 p.m. Additional information can be found during

Springdale, Arkansas – Fireworks will be on arrangement following a muster ball diversion between Joplin Outlaws and a Nevada Griffons on Saturday, Jul 4, during Arvest Ballpark, Springdale, Arkansas.

The diversion starts during 6:35 p.m., and a fireworks will launch directly after a game. For some-more information, persons meddlesome might revisit

Siloam Springs, Arkansas – The annual Fire In a Sky eventuality will take place on Saturday, Jul 4, during a Siloam Springs Municipal Airport, 466 Smith Field Drive, Siloam Springs, Arkansas.

The eventuality will embody a fireworks display, parachutists and concessions. Music will start during 6:30 p.m., with a fireworks set for approximately 9:15 p.m.

For some-more information, persons meddlesome might revisit

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