Claremore Daily Progress

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June 21, 2012

Fireworks, fishing and family fun on the Fourth

CLAREMORE —  

City of Claremore residents will celebrate Independence Day on July 3 and the annual Kids Fishing Derby is scheduled for July 4. 
The 4th Of July Fireworks Celebration will be July 3 at Claremore Lake Park.  
Claremore Lake Park will close at 10 p.m. Monday and re-open at 6 p.m. on Tuesday for the fireworks celebration. 
Claremore Firefighters will present the annual raising of the Flag with the National Anthem at 6:45 p.m., with live entertainment to start at 7 p.m., provided by Sixx Gunn Hill, followed by Ben Nekirk & The Undecided Band. 
The fireworks display will start after dark — between 9:30 and 9:45 p.m., and the event  will be free to the public, as presented by the City of Claremore. 
Parking will be free at the Will Rogers Stampede Arena, weather permitting.  
Bringing lawn chairs is encouraged and concessions will be available.
Alcohol is not allowed in the park, neither will be private fireworks. Motorcycle and handicapped parking available will be designated within the park. No pets.
The celebration continues the following day with the Kids Fishing Derby at Claremore Lake. 
Registration starts at 7 a.m. on July 4 at Claremore Lake Park, and age divisions are: 4-6, 7-9, & 10-12.  
The first 400 children will receive a free rod & reel and there will be drawings for two bikes to be given away in each age division.  Following the fishing derby, Claremore Lake Park will be open to the public. 
For more information, call the Claremore Park & Recreation at 342-2522, Claremore Chamber at (918) 341-2818 or the Claremore Convention & Visitors Bureau at (918) 341-8688.  

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