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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.

  • A lot like Saturday, the forecast could ruin your outdoor plans in Tulsa today. National Weather Service Meteorologist Brad McGavick says conditions will be wet and cooler than normal. “We’re still expecting a pretty good chance of showers around during the day” McGavick said.  “The bigger story will probably be the continued cool conditions.” NWS is reporting the high will only reach around 60 degrees.  For reference, the normal high for this time of year in Tulsa is 73 degrees.   The rain is expected to stop Sunday night and we’ll mainly see cloudy skies.  Temperatures will drop to a low close to 51 degrees.  
  • It was a busy and emotional day on Friday in the courtroom during the Michael Bever trial. The 911 call was played and jurors heard from the surviving sister. Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler says the sister was able to testify from a separate courtroom and the jurors heard the testimony through a television. “I was very grateful to the court for the arrangements she had made to try and it make it easier on this young lady,” Kunzweiler said.  “I’m just glad that she’s been able to get through it.” During her testimony, Michael was seen crying on several occasions and putting his hands over his face. KRMG will continue to update the story as more information comes into the newsroom.  
  • If you have outdoor plans for today, bring an umbrella and be prepared to get wet. National Weather Service Meteorologist Brad McGavick says we'll see plenty of rain in Tulsa. “We’re expecting widespread showers, isolated thunderstorms,” McGavick said.  “The chance of rain is 100 percent.” It’s also going to be cooler than normal.  NWS is reporting the high will only reach around 57 degrees.   For reference, the normal high for this time of year in Tulsa is closer to 73 degrees.   Keep that umbrella handy Saturday night as well.  There is an 80 percent chance for rain and the low will be near 49 degrees.  
  • U.S. Rep. Joaquín Castro, D-San Antonio, took to Twitter on Thursday to call out a San Antonio school assignment about slavery that he called “unacceptable.”  >> Read more trending news Castro tweeted an image of the assignment, which asked students to list both positive and negative aspects to living as a slave.  The charter school where the assignment came from, Great Hearts, has since responded in a statement on Facebook saying that it would conduct an audit of the textbook the assignment at its Monte Vista North campus came from and decide whether or not to use the textbook in the future. The statement also said that the assignment had only been used by one teacher, at one campus:  'We fully intend to make sure something like this does not happen again and will keep parents posted as we address this issue further,' Great Hearts said of the incident.
  • A volcano in southern Japan has erupted for the first time in 250 years, and authorities set up a no-go zone around the mountain. Mount Io spewed smoke and ash high into the sky Thursday in its first eruption since 1768. Japan’s Meteorological Agency on Friday expanded a no-go zone to the entire mountain from previously just around the volcano’s crater. Explosions have briefly subsided Friday, but officials cautioned residents in nearby towns against falling volcanic rocks and ash. The volcano is part of the Kirishima mountain range on Japan’s southern main island of Kyushu. The area is about 620 miles southwest of Tokyo. Another volcano nearby also erupted violently in March for the first time in seven years. Japan sits on the Pacific “Ring of Fire” and has 110 active volcanoes.