With the celebration of our nation's 235th birthday coming up on Monday (if you count from the Declaration of Independence in 1776), us folks in Casper always assume that anywhere else is better to be. South Dakota, Colorado, Alcova...all great destinations, but they come with a great cost. Literally. The cost of summertime gas prices can take away from a good trip when you're putting all of your vacation fund into your tank. Why travel, when there are some great activities that are perfect for the whole family right here in our beautiful little city? With the 4th Of July falling on a Monday this year, most of us have to be at work Tuesday morning bright and early, so we want somewhere local and safe to celebrate the big day, and close enough where we can be in bed at a reasonable hour. Below are two options for a fantastic 4th, but before you read on, check out this killer post from our very Jon Michaels, who tells you where the Best Places to See the Fireworks in Casper are

And now, Something To Do In Casper:


 

Fireworks Festival 2011

What:

The biggest show in the sky is back – Monday, July 4 on the grounds of the Casper Events Center. Fireworks Festival 2011 will feature the biggest party in Wyoming to celebrate America – with the legendary New Orleans party that is the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, plus local favorites IndiSoul, Rock & Roll Suzie, and Cory & The Crew. Great food, a beer garden, vendors, fun for the whole family – and of course, Casper’s biggest Fireworks display at 10pm, with the official soundtrack synchronized right here with us – your official station for Fireworks Festival 2011!

When:

Monday, July 4th

Gate opens at 4:00pm

On The stage:

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: IndiSoul

5:30 pm – 6:35 pm: Rock & Roll Suzie

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Cory & the Crew

8:30 pm – 10:00 pm: Dirty Dozen Brass Band

10:00 pm: Fireworks Display

Where:

Casper Events Center (you know, the big building on the hill that looks like a giant Pizza Hut)

Who’s Invited:

You, your family, friends, enemies, neighbors, pets...basically-everybody

How Much?:

$10 per Car

$5 per Motorcycle, Bicycle or Pedestrian

*ALL GATE ADMISSION IS CASH ONLY

Why You Should Go:

The City Of Casper does an excellent job every year of gathering top musical talent and great vendors (and a beer garden!) to build up to the biggest show in the sky. For only $10 a car load, you can pack the entire clan into the family cruiser and enjoy a nice, relaxing day right here in town for cheap!

Web Sites And Info:


The Casper Ghosts are playing at Mike Lansing Field every night now through the 4th of July. Hit the link for all dates, times, and ticket prices. You can also hear all 76 games at our sister station, AM 1400 ESPN, or stream them live here

 

 

 

 

Here's this week's Game Times:

Wed 6/29 Ghosts vs. Idaho Falls Chukars, 7:05pm

Thur 6/30 Ghosts vs. Idaho Falls Chukars, 7:05pm

Fri 7/1 Ghosts vs. Idaho Falls Chukars, 7:05pm

Sat 7/2 Ghosts vs. Orem Owls, 7:05pm

Sun 7/3 Ghosts vs. Orem Owls, 1:05pm

Mon 7/4 Ghosts Vs. Orem Owls, 6:30pm