Tuesday, June 26, 2018

July 4th Events Span the County

Here comes July 4th and the best of all summer holidays offers a bang up slate of events for entertainment in Sequoyah County.

Events kick off on June 30 with both Marble City Mayhem and Roland’s Iron Mountain Festival.

The 14th annual Marble City Mayhem and Fireworks Show is a family-oriented fundraising event featuring a veterans’ military ceremony, food, live music, kids’ games, inflatables for the kids, face painting, a car show and speed challenge, and a free fireworks show sponsored by St. Clair/US Lime.

The veterans’ military ceremony will open the festivities at 9:30 a.m. Other events include a horseshoe tournament starting at 12:30 p.m., and live music from 7 to 9 p.m. The free fireworks show will conclude the festival at dark.

The Roland Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors the Iron Mountain Festival that runs from 5 to 9 p.m. on June 30, with the fireworks show at dark.

The festival includes free entry to the town swimming pool, a car show, food and craft vendors, inflatables and games, a photo booth, and door prizes.

War Pony will play live music from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

For information on the car show call Dave Phelps at 918-774-2088; for events information call Dave Richards at 479-414-1226; and for vendor information call Cody Click a 479-420-3024.

Sallisaw activities kick off on Saturday with the 3rd Annual Fourth of July Weekend Sallisaw Oklahoma Cruise Night from 5 to 10 p.m. For more information call or text 918-315-7914.

The Sallisaw Chamber of Commerce completes holiday activities with the annual fireworks show at dark on July 4. The show will be held at Sallisaw High School.

Vian’s annual Fireworks Extravaganza is July 3, sponsored by the Vian Community Foundation. The fireworks show will be preceded at 8 p.m. by the presentation of Vian’s Favorite Sons and Daughters awards at St. John Stadium.

A Pig in the Park free cookout will begin at 5 p.m. July 4 in the Webbers Falls Park, hosted by area churches. The fireworks show, sponsored by the town and the Webbers Falls Fire Department, will begin at dark.

At Lake Tenkiller, the Greater Tenkiller Area Association (GTTA) will present the Lake Tenkiller Fireworks Extravaganza at dusk (9:30 p.m.) on July 4. They recommend the best viewing is towards the dam.

George Harris, GTAA board member, said the fireworks show at Lake Tenkiller is always a sight to behold and is a great way for people and families to enjoy a quality display.

In Fort Smith the July 4 celebration begins at noon in the Harry E. Kelly Riverfront Park with a car show, live music, and concessions. The Mayors 4th of July Celebration concludes at 9:30 p.m. with fireworks over the river.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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