There will be plenty to do this weekend in the Texoma region. From a movie in the park to a ventriloquist demonstration, children and families can visit Denison to participate in some free events. There will also be a traveling museum doing a free showing in Sherman this weekend. A local ballet troup will be doing its summer show and there will be fireworks on Lake Texoma. Here are five events for the first weekend in July.

1. Yard theater

The city of Denison will be hosting its movie in the park this Saturday at 7 p.m. This month’s Movie on Main production will be “Wonder Park.” The showing is free for all who would like to attend. Bring a chair or blanket and come early for free activities at the Denison Public Library. The movie will be shown at Heritage Park in Denison. For more information, visit

2. Story telling pals

Children and families will have the opportunity to hear from “Nancy and Her Friends” on Saturday. The ventriloquist and storyteller will be giving a performance at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Denison Public Library. The event is free and is part of the library’s summer reading programs. All ages are welcome to attend.

3. Museum on the move

Friday and Saturday, a traveling museum will be making a stop in Sherman. The World War I mobile museum will be at Traditions Senior Living, 505 N. FM 1417, Sherman, starting at 10 a.m. both days. There will be artifacts, photographs and exhibit free for the public to view. The museum will shut down at 5 p.m. each day. For more information, call 903-893-4280.

4. Annual ballet production

Denison Dance Academy will be performing “Cinderella” this week. The show starts at 7 p.m. Friday at Kidd-Key Auditorium in Sherman. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for children under 12. For more ifnormation on the show, visit

5. Fourth of July early

Over in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, fireworks will be set ablaze on Saturday night. The “Red, White and Boom Celebration” will start at 10 a.m. on Main Street. There will be a parade, concessions, water slides, vendors and more. A patriotic program will be held at 7 p.m. and a fireworks show will begin at dusk. Bring a blanket. For more information, call 580-371-2175.