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Monday, July 4, 2011

River West Festival Park & Veteran's Park



Dickeys BBQ


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.

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