July 4th is fast approaching and the River Parks is gearing up for their annual FreedomFest.
Visible for miles around, an estimated 80,000 spectators will view the Folds of Honor FreedomFest 2015 presented by QuikTrip Corporation from Veterans Park, and along the Arkansas River. Spectators can experience the full effect of this patriotic celebration by tuning in to radio sponsor News 102.3 KRMG during the display to listen to the accompanying musical score. For those celebrating at home, turn to KTUL Tulsa’s News Channel 8 to watch live coverage of the Fireworks Grand Finale in the opening moments of the 10 p.m. newscast. The 2015 fireworks display will be produced by Pyro Shows of Texas and staged from the 21st Street Bridge.
River West Festival Park Closed for Renovation River Parks is undergoing construction in several areas, including the River West Festival Park. As a result, all entertainment and activities offered free to the public will take place at Veterans Park located at 18th and Boulder Avenue on the east side of the Arkansas River. The fireworks will remain staged from the 21st Street bridge. The River West Festival Park will be closed this year. Please join in the fun at Veterans Park located at 18th & Boulder!
Want the Best Seat In The House? The Folds of Honor FreedomFest is made possible through donations by Tulsans and local business. You can make a donation by clicking HERE. Every donation made before July 1st will be entered to win the “Best Seat in the House”, a package of up to 10 tickets to the Stars & Stripes Pavilion which includes a picnic buffet, beverages, shaded seating and activities for the kids. A donation is not required to win; you may enter simply by filling out this form.
Activities for Kids and Adults There will be a wide variety of events for kids and adults. You can see the whole list of the days events by clicking HERE.
Special Services for Veterans, Courtesy of Oklahoma DAV The Oklahoma DAV will be providing the following services at Freedom Fest:
Shuttle Service for Veterans and their families - Pick up locations are John 3:16 and the Tulsa Day Center. Shuttles will begin at 5 p.m. Require veteran identification to ride the shuttle, i.e. VA id card.
Mobile Service Unit - OKDAV Service Officers will be available to discuss benefits and file claims to help veterans obtain the services they have earned protecting our freedom.
Veteran Snack - OKDAV will be providing snacks, chips and water for veterans and their family members beginning at 5 p.m.
Oklahoma DAV is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. Oklahoma DAV accomplishes this by making sure veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. Oklahoma DAV is a nonprofit organization that was chartered in 1931 and has helped tens of thousands of Oklahoma veterans and their families obtain benefits and services. For more information, visit okdav.org.