On 20 May, 2017, the Armed Forces Day Music Festival and Red Dirt BBQ will take place in Elmer Thomas park in Lawton Oklahoma from 11 a.m – 10 p.m. The day will consist of free live music, great food, and free fun for all ages! Bands will play non stop throughout the whole day. Also throughout the day, there will be many fun activities for children and adults. Tom Smith, Kevin Clark, Josh Paris, and John Klump from the discovery channel tv show, Misfits Garage, will be there to meet and greet with everyone. The Marty McFly impersonator, Tyler Dunivan, will make an appearance too. He will stay in character all day unless you ask him otherwise! An almost exact replica of the Delorean will also be in the park that day. As for the food side of this event, Elgin Pilot Lodge #367 will host a BBQ competition. The cost for 4 or 5 ribs and a side is 10 dollars. You may vote for your favorite! Now for all the car lovers out there, you’re in luck, the 4th annual car show will be held in the park also. This event is free; but if you wish to enter in this competition, the fee is 25 dollars. Also along the lines of vehicles, Fort Sill will have a collection of military vehicles out that day. Everyone is welcome to sit in them and take pictures! Now as for the fun activities; there will be a 200 foot zip line, bounce houses, and many vendors (to include food vendors). This exciting event brings in a couple thousand people a year and everyone seems to love it. But lets not forget what this day is really about; honoring those who serve and protect our country daily!