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Broken Arrow to hold Independence Day celebrations

Posted at 12:26 PM, Jun 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-26 17:26:01-04

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. — The City of Broken Arrow released more information on its new Fourth of July celebrations.

Rockets over Rhema event was canceled after nearly two decades, but the city felt it needed to continue the tradition started all those years ago.

After hearing there was no longer an Independence Day celebration, Adroit Event Solutions and the City of Broken Arrow wanted to find an alternative solution.

For the past few months, they’ve been working to put together the Patriots in the Park event.

There will be several new additions with the event, with multiple bands and DJs performing on two stages, different activities for the kiddos, and this year, the event goes all day long from 10 to 11 pm.

"We wanted to make it as community based, as family based, as patriot as we possibly could, hence the name. And make this all about the US," said Steve Campbell, President of Adroit Event Solutions.

In the past, the event has brought thousands to Broken Arrow to celebrate America’s birthday, creating a large economic impact for the city.

"Anytime you can put 25,000 people or more in an area, they’re going to spend money and it’s great for Broken Arrow businesses and all of the vendors going to be at the event," Michael Spurgeon said.

Of course, any time there’s a big event, safety is always a concern.

The police chief says there will be officers there all day long as well as traffic control.

The fire department will also be on hand with first aid.

Patriots in the Park is free for everyone and shuttles will be provided.

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