6th Mostly Annual Fireworks Show!
The FINAL "City Limits Are For Amateurs" Dowdy 4th of July
The best ever* DIY show
Wednesday, July 4th 2012 at 8-11pm
22460 Cedar Ridge Rd
Our neighborhood is outside the city limits and everyone here goes insane with fireworks. And guess what? This is the last year we're allowed because we're moving back to town.
We'll have desserts before it gets dark enough for the fireworks to start. So bring your whole family, your lawn chairs, whatever you want to drink, and your fireworks.
What exactly is this? I'm not sure what to expect.
Our neighborhood is outside the city limits, so fireworks are legal. The entire neighborhood gets serious about it, and you can also see dozens of other shows (downtown, UCO, Frontier City, Oak Tree, etc.) on the horizon. It's pretty spectacular. We're just providing a venue for you to set off your own fireworks and enjoy your friends and family doing the same. There will be dozens of people there and everyone just plants their chairs in the yard and hangs out. You'll go to the street to launch your fireworks. It gets loud, smokey, and hilarious.
What should I bring?
Bring your family/friend/date/whatever, your lawn chairs or blanket to sit on, whatever you want to drink, a dessert to share (if you want, this is totally optional) and your fireworks. If you bring fireworks, also bring your willingness to help pick up some debris. Fireworks always create a mess and we all get by with a little help from our friends.
What if I don't have any fireworks?
Don't worry. Molly's Mamaw won't be bringing her own fireworks either. Some people just like to watch, and that's cool too. You are, however, obligated to clap, whistle, and ooh and ahh.
Where can I get fireworks so I can enjoy blowing them up in your cul de sac?
There are several stands around our house, but Jason recommends Rudy's on Portland and 200th, for both selection and price. Rudy knows his fireworks.
Is this a kid-friendly event?
Definitely. But you are responsible for your own clan. Watch them closely because fireworks are dangerous and there's considerable traffic around the neighborhood because of all the fireworks, so keep your eye out and your kids close.
So will there be a lot of kids there?
Probably, yes. There will be lots of them.
Can I bring a bunch of beer?
Yes, drink whatever you want. Just remember that there are lots of families around, not to mention dangerous explosives, so drink very responsibly.
Why is some of your text bold and some not? It seems very unprofessional.
Hell, Ellana and Pebbles, I don't know. This smore app I used to create online flyer thing is still in beta and has some problems. Don't worry about that and focus on the colors in the sky.
"I still remember my first Dowdy 4th of July. The fireworks were so intense I almost crapped my pants. I felt like a small child once again – a small child in a third world country, witnessing a firefight with insurgents."
- Adam Calvery
"The Dowdy family fourth? It’s where high class living meets your deepest, darkest, white trash bottle-rocket fighting dreams."
- Dustin Moore
“Robert Oppenheimer said after witnessing the first detonation of a nuclear bomb in the dark morning hours of the Nevada desert, "If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the mighty one. Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." Perhaps his assertion was premature, for he has not witnessed the spectacle that I and few others have. That which is the Dowdy's 4th of July party. A true sight to behold. Nothing compares. And nothing entertains the soul like witnessing the heavens unfold before your very eyes with no words to speak and an unmovable, everlasting grin on your face as proof that you too have seen what I've seen.”
- Jenkin Hammond
“I used to be content with just ladyfingers and snaps. But ever since I tried Molly’s Independence Jamboree, I’ll never go back to the ordinary.”
- Chris Carnes
"I couldn't believe the fireworks at the Dowdy's and their surrounding neighbors. It was da bomb! No it literally was like da' bomb! Ha ha ha...Kaboom!"
- Homer Simpson