TULSA, Okla. — The Folds of Honor FreedomFest in Tulsa was pushed back to Labor Day Weekend thanks to the ongoing fight against COVID-19.
While fireworks sales are booming across the country, some area residents might still be hopeful they won't need to fork up the cash to see some explosions in the sky.
There are still a few cities brave enough to continue on with the festivities despite the pandemic.
Skiatook is planning to host their Fantasy in the Sky fireworks show on Friday night at the Skiatook Municipal. The event will look a little different with no vendors or band, but people are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and maybe even a picnic basket - to watch the fireworks "drive in" style!
Bixby is hosting the Bixby Freedom Celebration at Bentley Park on Friday night. They say the fireworks will be launched from the northwest corner at 9:45 just like last year but this year there will be no kids zone or firefighter challenge because of the need for physical distancing.
Bristow is also planning to host their fireworks show at Bristow City Lake on Saturday night at 9. The show has been renamed the Sam Varner Memorial Firework Celebration to honor one of it's own. They say donations for the show are being accepted at City Hall.
On Saturday, the City of Jenks is planning to host Boomfest at the Riverwalk. The Oklahoma Aquarium plans to offer games, music and food trucks starting at 6:30 p.m. Jenks Police Department plans to close the 96th Street Bridge on Saturday night during the display.
Tulsa County officials say if you do have your own fireworks display, that you make sure to have it outside of city limits.
It is still illegal to set off fireworks within Tulsa City Limits.
They have also released some tips to make sure you stay safe during the festivities.
- Small children should not handle fireworks; even sparklers can be harmful if mishandled.
- Older children and young adults should be monitored by an adult when handling fireworks.
- Always keep a bucket of water or a hose nearby.
- Fireworks debris must be extinguished.
- Fireworks debris must be disposed of properly, by placing inside trash bags.
- Follow the directions on the packages closely.
- Do not hold fireworks that have been ignited.
- Try to light fireworks on gravel, concrete or a hard surface that will not ignite.
- Keep fireworks away from dry grass, hay, trees and all structures.
- Pay attention to dry, windy conditions and to burn bans - do not ignite fireworks during these times.