Fort Sill, OK Festivals Arts
The Prince of Peace Easter Passion Pageant is the longest running Easter passion play in the country, held in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge since 1926.
The Arts For All Festival is a celebration of the visual and performing arts and is one of Oklahoma's largest free juried arts show with many performances, artists booths, and vendors.
The International Festival is held to showcase the diverse heritage and many cultures that have come together in the Lawton area. With 40,000 attendees, there is family fun for everyone, including games, crafts, food, music, and of course, multi-cultural performances.
The Lawton City Ballet, Lawton City Community Theatre, and Lawton City Philharmonic Orchestra all have various performances throughout the year.
The Wichita Mountains Classic Steer and Heifer Show draws over a hundred head of cattle from various states to compete for prizes and titles and has been in practice for over 30 years.
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Lawton is a fairly large city of 96,860 residents in the southwestern part of the state, adjacent to Fort Sill. Other towns nearby with off-post housing opportunities include Elgin, Duncan, Marlow, Apache, and Frederick. These are much smaller towns with less than 4,000 people each, with the exception of Duncan which has a population of 23,400, and are fairly spread out in the agricultural area around the fort. The average commute in Lawton is about 13 minutes. Other cities in the area include Cache, Fletcher, Medicine Park, and Geronimo.
About the Installation
Fort Sill is home to the United States Army Field Artillery School, the United States Army Air Defense Artillery School, and the 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade. Fort Sill is one of five Army bases that provide Army Basic Combat Training. A detachment of the United States Marine Corps is also stationed here. The fort is located near Lawton, Oklahoma, southwest of Oklahoma City.