Around Edmond: Weekend events begin local fireworks displays. Lodging tax increase passes. Preston Stinson re-elected.

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Hi everyone! This summer is cruising by with the Edmond History Museum’s Blue Hippo Festival and Heard on Hurd happening last Saturday, leading straight into the first fireworks show happening this Saturday June 22 at Riversport! Here is more information on the event:

LibertyFest Events start June 27th with the Concert in the Park then June 28th & 29th with the Rodeo! Here’s more information:

And, don’t forget the next fireworks display in OKC July 3rd at Scissortail Park, with a performance by the OKC Phil! This is a fun event to attend!

July 4, 2024, you’ll find the final fireworks display at Hafer Park starting at 9:30 pm! Parking is free and found in areas around the park (Park is closed for safety.)

With a very light turnout Tuesday in Edmond, 4,444 or 63% of the vote, Edmond’s Tourism department was able to convince those who voted that it was beneficial for tourism to raise the hotel lodging tax for the first time in years from 4% to 6% leaving Edmond with the most affordable lodging tax rate in the metro area.

In a truly light turn out 58.74% or 1,512 of 2,574 voters in East Edmond/Arcadia, SE Edmond and far west Edmond and NW OKC, re elected Republican incumbent Preston Stinson Tuesday June 18, by just 450 votes, over Republican challenger Steve Herburger, owner of 2 Fellas Moving Company, who received 1,062 votes.  Preston Stinson overcame pancreatic cancer in 2021, and supported his 11 year old son who received a liver transplant this year. Hoping for a healthy term for the House Representative and his family in 2024 and beyond.

Shop Edmond this weekend!

This Thursday 6/20, you can save 10% or more during Serendipity Market’s June Thankful Thursdays!

Oop’s I Arted’s Summer Art Classes are underway, and there will be plenty to choose from with Horse paintings and paint and clay mediums of flowers! Be sure to call ahead and reserve your spaces!

Be sure to follow @EdmondActive at Facebook and Twitter, and at Instagram at @EdmondActiveMag daily to see what’s happening around Edmond!

Have a terrific weekend!

Sherri

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Hi there! I am Sherri Hultner and I am the founder of all things EdmondActive! The website and social networks of over 40,000 local residents are where you can find me interacting daily with our followers

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