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freedomfest

Monday, July 4, 2011

River West Festival Park & Veteran's Park

HOURS:
12pm-10pm

KRMG BROADCAST TITLE SPONSOR:

Dickeys BBQ


PRESENTING SPONSORS:

Jiffy Lube   Muscogee Creek Nation OK Wesleyan University  

You're invited to join us as News-Talk KRMG honors America, as Joe Kelley and Rick Couri host the 2011 ONEOK Freedomfest on Monday, July 4th downtown!

KRMG will be broadcasting LIVE from both sides of the river, with real-time traffic reports to help you find the best place to park. Take your radio with you and keep it tuned to KRMG to hear the patriotic music synchronized to one of the state’s biggest fireworks celebrations.

KRMG's coverage of the 2011 ONEOK Freedomfest is brought to you by Dickey’s Barbecue and sponsored by Jiffy Lube, Muscogee Creek Nation, and Oklahoma Wesleyan University.

Take your family and enjoy one of the four activity locations:

• River West Festival Park – 2100 South Jackson

• Veterans Park – 1875 South Boulder

• Blue Rose Café – 1924 Riverside Dr

• Elwoods – 1924 Riverside Dr

Starting at 9:35pm and running until 10:05pm, it's “Fireworks over the Arkansas River”, with patriotic music being simulcast on AM 740 and FM 102.3 News Talk KRMG. It's sure to be a crowd pleaser!

 

KRMG will be broadcasting live from Veteran's Park and from River West Park, with a complete evening of family entertainment:

1) River West Festival Park - 2100 South Jackson - KRMG's Joe Kelley will be broadcasting live from this location from 7-9pm

5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. - Beverage Booths, Food Vendors open

5:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. - Face Painting, Free Inflatables and Rock Climbing Wall

6:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. - Remarks from elected officials, event sponsors and River Parks Authority Executive Director

6:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. - Live Music by Janet Rutland and Trailer Town

9:35 p.m. to 10:05 p.m. - Fireworks over the Arkansas River produced by Zambelli Fireworks with accompanying patriotic music being simulcast on AM740 and FM 102.3 News Talk KRMG, so take your radio with you!
 

2) Veterans Park - 1875 South Boulder Avenue - KRMG's Rick Couri will be broadcasting live from this location from 7-9pm

Noon to 9:30 p.m. - Tulsa Parks will host their annual American Salute, an old-fashioned family picnic and music. Free inflatables for kids!

6:00 p.m. - Kids can decorate their bicycles to prepare for the Bicycle Parade that starts at 7:00 p.m. from Veterans Park. Bike decorations provided by Tom's Bicycles, or bring your own.

7:00 p.m. - Bicycle Parade for Kids

9:35 p.m. to 10:05 p.m. - Fireworks over the Arkansas River produced by Zambelli Fireworks with accompanying patriotic music being simulcast on AM740 and FM 102.3 News Talk KRMG, so take your radio with you!


Paid parking at two locations on the west bank of the Arkansas River - $5.00 per vehicle

• 2100 S. Jackson across from the River West Festival Park

• The West Bank Arbor Park located at 464 E. 23rd Street, just west of the 21st Street Bridge. Attendees may access west bank parking from the west via Southwest Boulevard due to closing of the bridge to stage fireworks.

Reserve your Corporate or Family Picnic table under the Stars & Stripes Pavilion for only $500. Reservations include free parking, access for ten (10) to the Pavilion for picnic fare and beverages from 6pm until the fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. For reservations call 918-596-2001.

For more event info, visit www.riverparks.org.

If you're looking for information on other area fireworks celebrations, you can find it here.

  • Today will be perfect for outdoor activities. National Weather Service Meteorologist Chuck Hodges says we have a nice day ahead of us in and around Tulsa. “Should be topping out in the lower 60’s,” Hodges said.  “We’ll be kicking up a little more wind.” The low Sunday night will be closer to 57 degrees. If you get an extra day this weekend for Monday's holiday, make sure an umbrella is nearby. NWS is reporting we could see a few thunderstorms.   The high for Monday will be close to 61 degrees.  
  • A man is dead following an auto-pedestrian collision Friday night in Tulsa. Officers at the scene tell us the crash happened around 10 p.m. near 21st and Memorial. “The pedestrian was crossing the street from the north to the south and was struck by a vehicle,” police said.  “The vehicle was heading eastbound.” The driver did stay at the scene. Investigators don't believe the driver was at fault for the collision.   Investigators reports the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the hospital.  As of early Saturday morning, his name hasn’t been released.  
  • When you look outside this morning, expect to see soggy conditions. However, National Weather Service Meteorologist Chuck Hodges says the Tulsa area won't remain wet all day. “We’ll probably get some filtered sunshine later in the day,” Hodges said.  “Temperatures should be topping out pretty close to 60.” The low Saturday night will be around 34 degrees. Sunday is probably the better bet for outdoor activities.  NWS is reporting cloudy skies and the high will be close to 67 degrees.   The Tulsa area could reach 72 degrees by Monday.  
  • At least 17 people were killed in a high school shooting Wednesday afternoon in Parkland, Florida and more than a dozen others were injured, according to Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel. The lone gunman, identified as Nikolas Cruz, 19, was a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and was taken into custody without incident after the attack, Israel said. READ MORE: Who is Nicolas de Jesus Cruz, accused gunman in Florida high school attack? | What to do if you are in an 'active shooter' situation | What is a mass shooting? Definitions can vary | MORE
  • A Rogers County man was arrested for allegedly giving his 12-year-old son advice on how to kill himself. Sheriff's Maj. Coy Jenkins, with the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office, said Friday that the boy suffered minor burns after following his father's suggestion that he light himself on fire. Michael Joseph Jensen was arrested Wednesday on a child neglect warrant.  The boy's grandparents were able to put out the fire. Jenkins said the son had previously attempted suicide and was living with his grandparents when Jensen visited.  Authorities don't believe that Jensen was serious when he told his son to set himself on fire and shoot himself in the head.