July 19 – 21, 2019
FREE Rides on the OKC Streetcars in Downtown on Friday
- Meet Me at Main in Yukon on Friday
- FREE Wheeler Summer Music Series presents a Wiggle Out Loud Preview in Oklahoma City on Friday
- Let It Glow Event at the Westwood Family Aquatic Center on Friday
- BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Expo at the Cox Convention Center on Saturday & Sunday
- “The Day We Walked On The Moon” – Smithsonian Film Screening at the Oklahoma History Center on Saturday
- FREE Heard on Hurd Street Fest in Edmond on Saturday
- FREE 50th Anniversary Of The Apollo 11 Moon Landing Star Party in the Boathouse District on Saturday
- FREE Youth National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show opens at State Fair Park on Sunday
- Big3 Basketball at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Sunday
- Woodworking workshops at Lowe’s and Home Depot– short crafts they can do with just a little help from you
- Cooking classes at Central Market and Williams Sonoma– hands-on classes with a taste at the end
- Craft classes at Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, or JoAnn Fabrics-learn sewing, cake decorating, etc. For the younger child, try Lakeshore Learning.
- Tech classes at Apple Camp– learn to use technology in fun ways
- Outdoor classes at BassPro Shops and REI– fishing, orienteering, and other outdoor activities
We have something for everyone this weekend!
On Saturday come preview these two homes and give us your feedback!
Enjoy your 4th of July with family and friends!!!
Below is a list of all the cities in Oklahoma with firework celebrations today.
Have a safe and happy 4th of July!!!!
- 55th Annual Fireworks Spectacular on July 4 at Alva Hatfield Park
- Fireworks begin around dark or 10 p.m.
- Freedom Fest Parade on July 4 at 10 a.m.
- Freedom Fest Fireworks on July 4 at 9:45 p.m. at Eldon Lyon Park
- Bartlesville Freedom Fest on July 4 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 2nd and Johnstone in downtown.
- Fireworks begin at 9:45 p.m.
- Choctaw Fourth of July Celebration on July 4 at Choctaw Creek Park starting at 3 p.m.
- Fireworks begin at 9:45 p.m.
- 4th of July Fireworks at Lucky Star Casino in Concho starting at 4 p.m.
- Fireworks begin at sundown
- Freedom Fest at Lake El Reno on July 4
- Fireworks begin around 9:45 p.m.
- City of Elk City’s Annual Firework Display at Ackley Park on July 4
- Fireworks begin around 10 p.m.
- City of Enid Independence Day Celebration on July 4 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Meadowlake Park – 1200 W Rupe.
- Fireworks start around 9:30 p.m.
- 4th of July celebration on July 4 from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Eufaula High School Football Stadium
- Fireworks begin at dusk
- Fish and Fireworks at the Oklahoma Aquarium on July 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Luther Fourth Of July Fireworks Presentation on July 4 at the Luther Baseball Field from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Stars and Stripes Funfest on July 4 at SE Expo Center in McAlester from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Fireworks show at dusk
- Tribute to Liberty on July 4 starting at 6 p.m. at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park at Reno and Douglas
- Fireworks begin around 9:45 p.m.
- A Celebration in the Heartland on July 4 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Fireworks begin around 9:45 p.m.
- Fourth of July Celebration on July 4 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Reaves Park – 2501 Jenkins Ave.
- Fireworks begin at 9:45 p.m.
- The Pioneer Woman’s Third Annual Patriotic Party on the Prairie in Pawhuska on July 4 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at 532 Kihekah Ave.
- Freedom Fest on July 4 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Piedmont
- Chickasaw Boomer Blast Fireworks Show on July 4 at Boomer Lake Park – Lakeview Rd. and N. Boomer Rd. from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Fireworks start at dark
- Weatherford Rotary 4th of July Celebration at Rader Park on July 4
- Fireworks begin at dark
- Freedom Fest on July 3 and 4 at Yukon City Park – 2200 S. Holly and Chisholm Trail Park, 500 W. Vandament (both parks interconnect)
- Fireworks start at 10 p.m. both days
Home inspectors should be a welcome part of the home buying process for the seller the agent and the buyer. Not only will the inspector provide a list of items that need attention, but they also, by the process of elimination, indicate all the areas of the home that are in working order. If you’re the seller or agent, the home inspection process can be a seamless one if you follow some basic steps.
Home inspectors are understandably meticulous when they look over the house. After all, that is what they are being paid for. It is the inspector’s job to find any existing issues or potential concerns, but that doesn’t mean they are going to tear the house apart and write up everything they see.
One area that they will pay special attention to are leaks. Be sure that anything that could be leaking is in good working order before inviting the inspector and the buyers into your home. Some things to look out for include:
- Basement or crawl space water seepage
- Supply and waste plumbing
- Crawlspaces and attics
- HVAC units
A Clean House is a Happy House
You want to make a good impression on the prospective buyers as well as the inspector. It never hurts to clean the home before anyone arrives. Sweep, mop, vacuum, and dust to leave a fresh scent in your wake. Make sure any clutter or personal effects are put away and out of sight.
To Stay or To Go
Whether you decide to stay or go during the home inspection is ultimately your decision. It never hurts to ask the agents involved if the buyers have a preference. They may want you there to show them the trick to getting into the attic or where you’ve hidden the shed key. This can also be helpful for the inspector.
Knowing that your home is ready for another family’s memories is a little bittersweet, but it’s worth it. The home inspection process will go more smoothly if you prepare for it ahead of time.
Thank you to American Pride Home Inspection for sharing their tips on home inspections today! We appreciate you!
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Local 4th of July Events and Activities:
FREE Blue Star Museums provides FREE admission for active military members and their families to more than 2000 participating museums across the country from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Available to military ID holder and immediate family members. See website for details and full list of participating locations.
FREE Stars & Stripes River Festival in the Boathouse District (725 S Lincoln, OKC) features a 4th of July themed festival with racing, dragon boats, OG&E NightSprings, live music, fireworks and more. Activities begin at 10 a.m.; fireworks, at dark.
June 27-30 July 3-6
LibertyFest in Edmond is a week-long celebration featuring 10 family-oriented events, including a concert, road rally, kite fest, rodeo, car show, food fest, pageant, parade and fireworks. See website for schedule.
FREE Bixby Freedom Celebration at the Bentley Park Sports Complex (7673 E 121st St S, Bixby) features food vendors, live music, kids’ Fun Zone and fireworks. 5:30 – 10 p.m.
FREE Freedom Festival at Elder Thomas Park (501 NW Ferris Ave, Lawton) features live music, bounce houses, car show and more. The festivities will end with one of the largest firework displays in Oklahoma. Free to attend. 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
FREE Davis Summerfest at Wolf Field (Davis) features live entertainment, inflatables, rides and fireworks. Gates open at 5 p.m.; fireworks, 9 p.m.
FREE Family Freedom Fest at The Bridge Church (1116 W State HWY 152, Mustang) features a community event for the whole family with food trucks, live music, bounce houses, games & more, followed by a fireworks display. 7 p.m.; fireworks, 9:30 p.m.
FREE Blanchard Independence Celebration (10th & HWY 62, Blanchard) features fireworks, food, live music and special activities for kids including carnival rides and inflatables. 6 p.m.; fireworks, 10 p.m.
FREE Red, White & Boom! Independence Day Concert at State Fair Park (3001 General Pershing Blvd) features a FREE concert followed by a spectacular fireworks display. Bring lawn chairs to enjoy the show. Entry & parking are FREE. Concert begins at 8:30 p.m.; fireworks, 10 p.m.
July 3 & 4
FREE Freedom Fest at Chisholm Trail Park (500 W Vandament, Yukon) & Yukon City Park (2200 S Holly, Yukon) is a two-day festival honoring veterans while celebrating with the community featuring live music, children’s decorated bike contest, car show, triathlon, swimming, hot dog eating contest, free watermelon and ice cream, fireworks and more.
FREE Old-Fashioned Independence Day Celebration at Red Bud Park (Main St, Marlow) features a parade and all-day festival with fireworks. 9 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
FREE Bethany Freedom Festival at Eldon Lyon Park (7400 NW 36th, Bethany) features live music, food vendors, inflatables, pony rides, carnival rides and games for kids and fireworks. Park festivities, noon.; fireworks 9:45 p.m.
FREE Celebration in the Heartland 4th of July Festival at Buck Thomas Park (1903 NE 12, Moore) features live entertainment, vendors, food, inflatables, children’s activities, music, car show and more. 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Fireworks at dusk.
FREE Stillwater’s Boomer Blast at Boomer Lake Park (Washington & Lakeview, Stillwater) features a family fishing tournament, inflatables, food trucks and a fireworks show. 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; fireworks, 9:35 p.m.
FREE Norman Independence Day Celebration at Reaves Park (2501 Jenkins Ave, Norman) features inflatables, food vendors, live music, fireworks and more. Activities start at 4 p.m.; fireworks, 9:45 p.m.
FREE OKC 4th Fest in the Boathouse District (725 S Lincoln Blvd) features fun activities including a full day of whitewater rafting and adventures plus 4th Fest activities kicking off at 4 p.m. including a local DJ, lawn games, food trucks and fireworks. 11 a.m.; fireworks, 9:45 p.m.
FREE Piedmont Freedom Festival on Piedmont Road (713 N Piedmont Rd, Piedmont) features pony rides, a parade, 80s-themed games and more. Activities begin at 5 p.m.; parade, 7 p.m.; fireworks at dusk.
FREE 4th of July Stars & Stripes Funfest Celebration at the Expo Event Center (4500 US-270, McAlester) features live entertainment, games, fireworks and more. 6:30-10 p.m. Fireworks at dusk.
FREE Tribute to Liberty at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park (8700 E Reno Ave, Midwest City) features musical concerts, food trucks and a fireworks display. Activities, 6 p.m.; fireworks, 9:45 p.m.
FREE Duck Creek Fireworks (32894 S 4507 Rd, Afton) features a large fireworks display synchronized to patriotic music and a vintage aircraft display and fly-over. 6 – 11 p.m.
July 6 & 7
Blackberry Festival at the McLoud High School Athletic Complex (12780 W Seikel, McLoud) features all kinds of blackberry themed items from fresh blackberries to blackberry cobbler, sodas, and teas, live music, a parade, food and fireworks. After the Parade, kids can enjoy a carnival and games. Free to attend. Friday, 5 – 11 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. – 11 p.m. Fireworks: Saturday, 10 p.m.
FREE Saturday for Kids at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St). Celebrate Independence Day at the Museum’s turn-of-the-century frontier town. With music, dancing, children’s activities, a cake walk, and more, there is certain to be something for guests of all ages. 10 a.m. – noon.
This home offers an open living area with a cathedral ceiling & tons of natural light . The elongated study could be used as a second living area off the entry, just opposite of that is the formal dining room hardwood floors. Upstairs is perfect for entertaining or hanging out. The huge bonus/media room is complete with a beverage fridge and a half bath. Let’s talk kitchen… SS appliances including a double oven gas cook-top, lots of storage, massive island with seating & a spacious dining area with views of your backyard. The large master bedroom suite with room for a sitting area that has access to the back patio. The master bath features two walk-in closets, tub and shower.A beautifully landscaped backyard features a covered patio with built in grill with a granite prep area, a gas fire-pit & covered patio. All bedroom are on the main level and most of main house has hardwood floors, including the master suite. Fairfax Estates and The Golf Club of Edmond give you everything you want. It’s a must see!
Click the link below to take a tour of this spectacular home., then give us a call we would love to schedule a private tour for you and your family.
This weekend is a special time for moms and their children to spend time together. Whether your kids are young or old, it does not matter. Whether you go out for a nice Mother’s Day Brunch, cook at home or order take out, it does not matter. What does matter is the time you spend together celebrating the love you have for each other!
Some of us mom’s may enjoy a day fishing, hiking or going to a local park. I prefer to just be with my family, so a day grilling out, fishing and planting flowers is how we plan to spend Sunday. Some may want a day out of the house exploring our local attractions, so we have put together a list of Oklahoma City attractions that are offering specials for moms this weekend.
- Orr Family Farm – This weekend, moms can enjoy a special day with the family at Orr Family Farm Saturday, May 13 from 10 am to 5 pm. The Orr Family Farm will be hosting a special Mother’s Day Celebration with free Farm admission for all moms.
- Myriad Gardens where each mother will receive free admission Sunday, May 14 from 11 am to 5 pm. After you finish exploring the Crystal Bridge and have walked the garden grounds, Scissortail Gifts at Myriad Gardens will also be giving out a free Bedre chocolate rose with the purchase of an item.
- Oklahoma River Cruise for your mother this Mother’s Day! On May 13 and May 14, moms ride free on all public ferry cruises. Be sure to check the cruise schedules before making plans.
- Oklahoma City National Memorial – Head to the Oklahoma City National Memorial this Mother’s Day where mothers get free admission with one paid admission.
- National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum – Mosey on over to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum where every mom will receive free admission this Sunday. The Museum will also be hosting a Mother’s Day Buffet from 11 am to 2 pm in the Sam Noble Special Events Center.
- RIVERSPORT Rapids– Take mom on a wild, outdoor adventure this Mother’s Day at the RIVERSPORT Adventure Park in the Boathouse District where moms get a free admission with the purchase of a regular day pass.
- Oklahoma City Museum of Art – If mom has an eye for art, you have take her to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art where they are offering free admission for all moms. Discover one of the world’s largest collections of Chihuly glass and visit “The Unsettled Lens” and “After the Floating World: The Enduring Art of Japanese Woodblock Prints,” before both exhibits are gone.
- Science Museum Oklahoma – After exploring the Science Museum Oklahoma, kids can participate in Hand Bouquet Painting at the Gardens for a special, handmade gift for mom. Kids can create a bouquet for free with their museum admission Saturday, May 13 from 10 am to 2 pm.
- iFLY – For moms who are a little more daring, save $50 on select packages from iFLY for an experience she’ll never forget!
Happy Mother’s Day!
Now that winter is finally over spring cleaning is on lots of minds. What better way to let in those rays of sunshine than to make sure windows are squeaky clean!
What you use, how you clean and when you clean are all important to getting the shiny results you want. Here are a few window cleaning tips for spring.
First, choose a dry, cloudy day when the sun is not blazing, then the cleaner will not dry fast onto the hot windows before you have a chance to rinse and wipe them dry. If you really get the urge to clean your windows on a sunny day, make sure to start on the shady side of the house.
Second, remove loose soil and vacuum the sill and sash before cleaning the glass. If you skip this step you will have a muddy mess from all the liquid running down the window frames.
Third, spray your window with your cleaning solutions. There are many cleaning products available on the market. You can choose from concentrate, aerosols or ready to use sprayers, just make sure to use enough solution to dissolve the dirt so it can be easily wiped away. If you skimp on the amount of cleaner you’ll end up with streaks.
Fourth, dry the window. Time is of the essence in this step to ensure that those rays of sunshine can pour through a streak-free surface. Some like a squeegee tool, a microfiber clothe, newspaper or paper towel. A combination of using squeegee and microfiber clothe will decrease the time to complete the job. Dry the glass horizontally on the inside and vertically on the outside, so that if there is a streak, you’ll know which side it is on.
Spring is here, so let’s get out there and clean the windows so everyone can feel the warm rays of sunshine!
What is Spring Black Friday?
Home & Garden Stores run their biggest sale in the Spring and call it Spring Black Friday. This year the sale starts April, 4th.
During Spring Black Friday 2019, you can get the lowest prices of the season on outdoor furniture, mulch, flowers, pressure washers, mowers , ladders and more. Some stores offer daily “Special Buys of the Day”.
Now is a great time to start cleaning up the outside or your home. Planting some flowers in bright colored pots and putting down a clean bright door mat always makes your entry look welcoming.
Check out the links below for some of our local Home & Garden Stores.