(STILLWATER, OK) – Make plans to attend Stillwater’s Boomer Blast Fireworks Show and Independence Day Celebration presented by the City of Stillwater on Friday, July 1, 2022, with food trucks open at 6 p.m. and fireworks to begin around 9:30 p.m.
The annual event, which is free and open to the public, is at Boomer Lake Park located at the corner of Washington St. and Lakeview Rd. and includes a 22-minute fireworks show.
“Due to the availability of product and vendor, we had to move our annual celebration to the first this year. We believe this event will be a great way for residents and patrons to kick-off the Independence Day weekend,” Special Events Coordinator Stephanie Kinder said. “We have tried to make this year’s the best yet with food trucks, traveling vendors, increased safety efforts that includes the Payne County Health Department’s first aid and comfort station, additional restrooms, and a huge fireworks show.”
Thanks to our community partners, designated handicap parking will be in the parking lot at southeast corner of Lakeview and Washington, formerly the Quality Water parking lot. The handicap reserved area will be staffed, proper handicap placard is required and spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. General parking is available in the Cimarron Plaza and Stillwater High School parking lots and along public streets. Event goers are encouraged to use the Kameoka Trail to access Boomer Lake Park.
The designated, legal and safe crosswalk areas are on the Lakeview Bridge and at the corner of Washington St. and Lakeview Rd. There will be additional roadway lighting to help motorists and walkers get to their destinations once the sun goes down.
“We’re excited to see the community gather together, enjoy the park and celebrate the holiday in the safest way possible,” said City Manager Norman McNickle. “We encourage attendees to use the designated crosswalk areas to arrive at their destinations safely. There are too many pedestrians who do not use the crosswalk and run across Washington, which is hazardous.”
Boat and vehicle access to Boomer Lake Park will be prohibited and Harned Rd. will be closed after 4 p.m. until around 11:30 p.m. Lakeview Bridge will be closed 7-11:30 p.m.
Stillwater Radio will host a live remote at Boomer Lake from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Residents can listen to the show on KSPI Hot 93.7 FM.
Additionally, it is illegal to purchase, sell, possess, or use fireworks within the city limits. (Stillwater City Code, Sec. 20-76).
The City of Stillwater recognizes and thanks the following contributors for their support of the annual fireworks show: Oklahoma State University, Grand River Dam Authority, Kicker, Charlie’s Drug, OnCue, BancFirst, Stillwater Noon Lions, Stillwater Chamber of Commerce, RCB Bank, Central Rural Electric Cooperative, Stillwater Frontier Rotary Club, Simmons Bank, Stillwater Masonic Lodge and Stillwater Radio.
Go to Stillwater's Boomer Blast webpage for an event map and more information.
For questions about the event, contact Event Coordinator Stephanie Kinder via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (405) 533-8433. For media inquiries, contact Dawn Jones via email at: email@example.com, or phone at: (405) 742-8214.
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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.
Content last reviewed 06.28.22