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Ford Wyoming Center seeking vendors for Independence Day fireworks show; Casper Transit closed July 4


CASPER, Wyo. — The 307 Fireworks Festival will take place from 4 to 10 p.m. Monday, July 4, featuring fireworks, music, a kids’ sidewalk chalk competition, a cornhole tournament, food and other offerings from vendors.

The Ford Wyoming Center said Monday that it is still accepting applications from vendors interested in participating in the festival on its grounds, 1 Events Drive in Casper.

The music lineup for the festival is as follows:

The sidewalk chalk contest will be held outside the SinclairTix Box Office, with competitions for three age groups:

  • Ages 5 and under
  • Ages 6–10
  • Ages 11–15

Chalk will be provided to participants, and kids will have until 7 p.m. on the day of the festival to complete their work. Winners will be announced by 8 p.m.

The cornhole tournament will include cash prizes for first-, second- and third-place teams. The 307 Fireworks Festival’s web page says more information will be provided about the tournament closer to the event.

Food trucks and vendors already confirmed for the festival include:

  • Castle Response
  • Color Street – Amy Hunter
  • The Curly Wolf Den
  • Darkside Lovelies in Defense Damsel
  • Eat All Day
  • Honey Do’s
  • I’Scream 4 I Scream
  • J & K Enterprise
  • Mac’s Smokehouse Grill
  • Mountain West Technologies
  • Not Your Mama’s Salsa
  • Oil City Axe Company
  • Papa Lombardi’s Italian Smokehouse
  • PM Wood Works
  • Poverty Resistance Food Pantry
  • Prairie Sage Designs
  • RKB Creative Studio
  • The Science Zone
  • WyoPhilly Wagon
  • Wyoming Army National Guard

Casper Area Transit announced Monday that its fixed-route and door-to-door bus services will be closed on July 4 for Independence Day.

“There will be no dispatchers on duty to take ride requests on Monday, July 4,” Casper Area Transit said. “If you need to book a ride for Tuesday, July 5, you need to make ride requests or changes by Friday, July 1, or Saturday, July 2 prior to 3:00 p.m., depending on availability.

“Normal LINK and ASSIST bus services will resume on Tuesday, July 5 at 6:30 a.m. The Transit Office will reopen Tuesday, July 5 at 8:00 a.m.”

People looking for information about Casper Area Transit can:

Plans are also set for the July 8–16 Central Wyoming Fair & Rodeo and the annual downtown summer parade. The annual Central Wyoming Fair & Rodeo Parade in downtown Casper will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, July 12. People wanting to be in the parade have until June 30 to apply. Application forms are available on the Central Wyoming Fair & Rodeo website.