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Area towns plan 4th of July events

Friday, June 25, 2021 - Towns around Sequoyah County are making plans for their annual Independence Day celebrations.

Marble City will kick off the celebrations Saturday, June 26 with its Fireworks and Freedom event starting at 6:30 p.m. with a Military and Veterans Presentation. State Rep. Jim Olsen will be the guest speaker. Outlaw Sons will perform at 7 p.m. and fireworks will start at dark.

Vian has scheduled its yearly fireworks show at dusk Thursday, July 1, at the high school football stadium. Just before the fireworks begin, around 8:15 p.m., the city will honor its Favorite Sons and Daughters with a ceremony, event organizer Suzanne Sullivan said.

Roland's annual extravaganza, set for Saturday, July 3, is billed as “the largest fireworks show in Eastern Oklahoma” and will close out the town's Iron Mountain Festival & Freedom Celebration. The fireworks will begin at dusk.

Sallisaw's Independence Day celebration will take place from 7-9 p.m. Sunday, July 4, at the Sallisaw High School complex. The event will feature food and fun for the whole family. Sponsors include the Sallisaw Chamber of Commerce, the City of Sallisaw, Grand River Dam Authority, The Mix 105.1 and many local businesses. Fireworks will begin at dusk, about 9:15 p.m.

Also Sunday, July 4, guests at Lake Tenkiller can bring lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy quite a fireworks show as the dazzling lights reflect off the lake's calm waters. The event is funded solely by donations from businesses and people who have a genuine interest in seeing that this tradition continues for lake visitors and surrounding communities. To donate, visit

Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer

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