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Chickasaw Boomer Blast Fireworks Show – Thursday, July 4, 2019

Released:Jun 18, 2019

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(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / June 18, 2019) – Make plans to celebrate Independence Day this year at Chickasaw Boomer Blast Fourth of July Fireworks Show presented by the City of Stillwater.

The annual show, which is free and open to the public, is held in Boomer Lake Park at the corner of Washington Street and Lakeview Road. The 20-minute fireworks show begins at 9:35 p.m.

“We look forward to presenting one of the best-attended firework shows in the region,” Special Events Coordinator Stephanie Kinder said. “Anyone is welcome to come enjoy Stillwater’s favorite food trucks and celebrate the holiday.”

This year local food trucks will setup on Lakeview bridge from 7 to 10 p.m., and guests are welcome to watch the show from Stillwater High School Pioneer Stadium, which opens at 8 p.m.

Boomer Lake Park will be open to pedestrians on Thursday, July 4; however, the park will be closed to vehicular traffic starting at 5 p.m. July 4.

Kinder said, "Guests may still enjoy the park. They can bring lawn chairs, play at the splash pad and watch the fireworks from inside the park."

Parking is available at Pioneer Stadium, Cimarron Plaza and along public streets. Event goers are encouraged to use the Kameoka Trail and walk to Boomer Lake or view the event from the stadium.

Also, a shuttle service to the park will be provided. Shuttle service will be available to and from the Pioneer Stadium and Cimarron Plaza to Boomer Lake's south entrance on Lakeview. Shuttle rides will run from 7 to 10:45 p.m.

Shuttles are wheelchair accessible. Pioneer Stadium is also open for wheelchair access and there is additional handicap parking on the west side of the stadium.

The Stillwater Bicycle Pedestrian Ad-Hoc Committee will also offer free, secure bike parking at the corner of Lakeview and Washington near the multi-use trail.    

In the event of cancellation, Chickasaw Boomer Blast will take place on Friday, July 5. The City of Stillwater follows a contingency plan in the event of rain or other weather situations to determine whether to cancel and reschedule the event.

Stillwater Radio will air the show live to music on KSPI Hot 93.7 FM.

The City of Stillwater recognizes and thanks the following contributors for their support of the annual fireworks show: Chickasaw Telecommunications Services Inc., Grand River Dam Authority, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater Medical Center, Kicker, The Bank N.A., Stillwater Professional Firefighters Local 2095, Stillwater Chamber of Commerce, Oncue, Bank SNB, Central Electric Cooperative, RCB Bank, Charlie’s Discount Drug, Stillwater Masonic Lodge, Stillwater Radio, OSU Transit THE BUS and Stillwater Frontier Rotary.

To Adopt A Boom

Each year, local businesses, organizations and residents contribute more than $20,000 to support Boomer Blast. You can also support the event with an Adopt A Boom contribution.

 “This is an easy and fun way you and your family can help your favorite local fireworks show,” Kinder said. “You can adopt a boom for a child, friend, or even yourself, and we’ll recognize that individual’s name on our website or social media channels as a contributor of this year’s Boomer Blast.”

To Adopt a Boom, go to http://stillwater.org/news/view/id/384.

For more information about the how your business or organization can be involved in the Boomer Blast Fireworks Show, contact Special Events Coordinator Stephanie Kinder at 405.533.8435 or email skinder@stillwater.org.

Family Fishing Tournament

Lake McMurtry will organize and present the annual family fishing tournament on Thursday, July 4. For more information about registration and participation, visit their website at https://www.lakemcmurtry.org/catchapalooza.html.

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For media inquiries, contact the Department of Marketing and Civic Engagement at 405.742.8219 or email news@stillwater.org


Chickasaw Boomer Blast Contributors

A special thank you to Stillwater High School for its contribution to Chickasaw Boomer Blast.


Event Map & Poster

Boomer Blast Parking & Event Map (PDF)

Boomer Blast Event Poster (PDF)


City code concerning fireworks

According to the City Code Sec. 20-76, it is illegal to purchase, sell, possess or use fireworks in Stillwater city limits. Persons who violate ordinances of the City of Stillwater are subject to arrest or citation.

 
City ordinances define fireworks as any combustible or explosive composition, or any substance or combination of substances, or article prepared for the purpose of producing visible or an audible effect by combustion, explosion, deflagration, or detonation.

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