Changes to Boomer Blast

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Make plans to celebrate Independence Day this year at Stillwater Boomer Blast Fourth of July Fireworks Show!

The annual show, which is free and open to the public, is held in Boomer Lake Park at the corner of Washington Street and Lakeview Road. The 20-minute fireworks show begins at 9:35 p.m.

“We are pleased to announce some changes this year,” Special Events Coordinator Stephanie Kinder said. “This year fireworks will shoot from Lakeview bridge, and guests can watch the show from Stillwater High School Pioneer Stadium, which opens at 8 p.m.”

Boomer Lake Park will be open to pedestrians on Wednesday, July 4; however, the park will be closed to vehicular traffic starting at noon July 4.

Kinder said, “Guests may still enjoy the park. They can bring lawn chairs, play at the splash pad and watch the fireworks from inside the park.”

Parking is available at Pioneer Stadium, Cimarron Plaza, and along public streets.

Also, a shuttle service to the park will be provided. Shuttle service will be available to and from the Pioneer Stadium to Boomer Lake’s south entrance on Lakeview. Shuttle rides will begin at 7 p.m.

Event goers can walk from Pioneer Stadium or Cimarron Plaza using the Kameoka Trail.

“This change will allow us to preserve the park’s lawn and reduce the chance of canceling the event due to weather,” Kinder explained.

In the event of cancellation, Boomer Blast will take place on Thursday, July 5. The City of Stillwater follows a contingency plan in the event of rain or other weather situations to determine whether to cancel and reschedule the event.

“Boomer Blast is one of the best-attended fireworks shows in the region, and we are busy preparing for another great celebration,”

Stillwater Radio will air the show live to music on KSPI Hot 93.7 FM.

To Adopt A Boom

Each year, local businesses, organizations, and residents contribute more than $20,000 to support Boomer Blast. You can also support the event with an Adopt a Boom contribution.

“This is an easy and fun way you and your family can help your favorite local fireworks show,” Kinder said. “You can adopt a boom for a child, friend, or even yourself, and we’ll recognize that individual’s name on our website or social media channels as a contributor of this year’s Boomer Blast.”

To Adopt a Boom, go to http://stillwater.org/news/view/id/97.

For more information about how your business or organization can be involved in the Boomer Blast Fireworks Show, contact Special Events Coordinator Stephanie Kinder at 405.533.8435 or email skinder@stillwater.org.

Family Fishing Tournament

Lake McMurtry will organize and present the annual family fishing tournament on Wednesday, July 4. For more information about registration and participation, visit their website at http://www.lakemcmurtry.com/events.html.