One of the biggest Stillwater celebrations of the year is happening July 1. Boomer Blast Celebration and Fireworks Show is not a festivity to miss.
This year’s Independence Day celebration will include an entire day at Boomer Lake with everything from area vendors to food trucks to a huge fireworks display beginning at dark.
The fireworks display that gave the celebration its name is also going to be set to music broadcasted on 93.7 FM. The show is set to begin at 9:30.
This annual event is free and open to the public and will take place at Boomer Lake Park. Lakeview Bridge will close at 7 p.m. for the celebration.
There will be free parking at Stillwater High School’s football stadium and at Cimarron Plaza because vehicles are not allowed in Boomer Lake Park during the event. At 11:30 p.m., the park will reopen to traffic.
The schedule of events includes food trucks opening at 6 p.m., Stillwater Radio beginning their two hour live remote broadcast at 8 p.m. and the fireworks show at dark.
The boat ramp and the park will close at 4 p.m. to vehicle and boat traffic. Harned Road will also close at this time.
The main sponsors of the event and annual fireworks show are the City of Stillwater, the Grand River Dam Authority and Oklahoma State University.
As the City of Stillwater describes it, please come join the celebration and “a little hometown hospitality” as the town kicks off the holiday weekend.
For more activities during the Fourth of July weekend, feel free to visit Stillwater’s Farmers’ Market at the Prairie Arts Center on July 2 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. or, for those of age, take a tour of Iron Monk Brewing Co. at 3 p.m. for $15 per person.
For those that are fans of biking, the annual Fourth of July weekend Tour of Payne is at 7:30 a.m. on July 2. No Drop Tours now hosts this premier road bicycle ride across all paved roads in Payne County. You can choose between 16, 34 or 63-mile routes at a fee of $40 per person.
For more information regarding Stillwater’s Boomer Blast, the Tour of Payne and other weekend events, visit visitstillwater.org.